Are you in pain from a past or present breakup?
- Are you in pain from a past or present breakup…with a lover, job, or marriage?
- Did your dream of happily ever turn into a nightmare?
- Are you afraid of opening your heart again to the dream of true love?
The pain (actually torture) of breaking up (for most of us) is not only hard to do, but often leaves the most lovely and loving people acting like animals and feeling like road kill on the side of the road. Sorry to be so graphic, but, speaking from experience, this is how it feels…and when this happens we’re not exactly excited to get back out in the dating pool with an open heart.
In fact, the subject matter of many of our recurring dreams (and nightmares) are scenarios of unrequited love or of breakups gone bad and our attempt to resolve them. Honestly, as embarrassing as it is to admit, one of my most recurring dreams is an attempt to heal my first breakup.
For all of us, if there was any trauma or heartache that is still left psychologically unresolved within, then we will dream about our ex…to, at the very least learn from what went “wrong”, become a better version of ourselves, and move on a new and improved version of ourselves (as opposed to armored, cynical, and jaded), and regain aspects of our soul that have been abandoned during those soul-crushing breakups. And as my dear friend and mentor, Robert Moss teaches, once we get our soul back in our bodies…we can go about the business of GROWING the soul…whew! And that’s where the fun begins.
To help us turn the worst thing that we think can ever happen to us into the best thing is author of “Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After”, Katherine Woodward Thomas. She will be my guest today on #DreamsUnzipped…and I’m so thrilled!
Originated by marriage and family therapist Katherine Woodward Thomas in 2011 as an online course that has helped thousands to breakup better, Conscious Uncoupling provides a blueprint for separations that are most known for their bountiful acts of kindness, big-hearted gestures of generosity and goodness, and for the genuine efforts made to do the right thing for the right reasons.
The #ConsciousUncoupling concept made it into main stream when Gwyneth Paltrow’s use of the term “conscious uncoupling” to describe her breakup with Chris Martin and it is now a genuine alternative to the D word (and I don’t mean “Dreams”, I mean, “Divorce”)…and it’s even made it into Webster’s Dictionary!
We’ll share more about this on my #DreamsUnzipped show today, Friday, 10-11am PST–If you want to LISTEN LIVE go to: http://tinyurl.com/1150kknwlive
Or call in with your questions: 888-298-KKNW (5569
You can also catch the archives:
And here’s a video to put you in the mood-me sharing with, The Real’s Jeannie Mai about her “ex dream”:
Until we meet again, don’t take your dreams lying down…