Advanced Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams are not attempts to conceal your true feelings from the waking mind, but rather they are a window to your unconscious. They serve to guide the waking self to achieve wholeness and offer a solution to a problem you are facing in your waking life.
It is important to retell your dream in the present tense and act it out accordingly. It is important to verbalize how each and every component in your dream felt, even inanimate objects. Re-enact the dream and take on the role of the different characters and objects. Start a dialogue with the dream object and express how you felt toward each other. By taking on a different role within your dream and re-enact it, you may then be able to acknowledge and realize feelings that you may have overlooked or buried. Your dream literally comes alive.
Dreams reveal things about one's self and not hide them.
They are an open pathway toward your true thoughts, emotions and actions. In your dreams, you clearly see your aggressive impulses and desires. Dreams are also a way of overcompensating for the shortcomings in your waking life. For example, if you are unable to stand up to your boss in your waking life, then you may find it easier to lash out at the boss within the comfort and safety of your dream. Dreams offer some sort of satisfaction that is more socially acceptable.
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About the Author
Throughout more than four decades I have been involved in a personal search for the secrets of mind and spirit. In those years I have also been involved in teaching thousands of people techniques of deep relaxation meditation and methods of self exploration.
Wanting to dig deep I explored the use of dreams and taught individuals and groups how to use these visions of the night to explore the deepest issues in themselves and to touch the high ground of their spiritual awareness. I worked for twenty years as a psychotherapist using several approaches one of which was a way of honoring the body as a doorway to the mind and emotions.
During the years of seeking the wild wondrous beasts of the soul and spirit I dared my own inner adventure. But I also traveled with other people sharing their experience of fear and wonder as they unveiled and set loose their fountain of perception I have trod countless dream pathways traversed the timeless with those using drugs and wrestled with the vitality of the body as it mimed and shouted its deepest intuitions through movement dance and voice.
So I write about dreams about daring visions about the power of growth and creativity within a person that attempts to burst through the restrictions and fears hemming in ones trans-formative power.