What if “chasing” dreams are our biggest opportunity (in disguise) for spiritual growth?
I’m running for my life through the woods, trying to narrowly escape an a Cyclops lumberjack from killing me. I duck into a wood cabin and hide under a table, cover my head. I know he can see me and I’m doomed. Before it’s too late, I whisper, “Why are you trying to kill me? What do you want from me?”
The Cyclops Lumberjack responds,
“I’m not trying to kill you, I’m trying to PROTECT you! You’ve been so airy-fairy lately that I have to chop away all the funky energy from the men who have been hovering around you that you’ve been turning a blind eye to.”
I peeked out from under the table,
“You’re not trying to kill me? You’re my ally?”
Suddenly I saw this Cyclops (single eye, single-minded focus, and not a blind eye), lumberjack (can chop down the obstacles in the way of me finding a sustainable, loving relationship) as a precious (not to mention powerful) aspect of me.
In a meditation following that dream I literally envisioned myself melding with this powerful (and admittedly unattractive, yet powerful shadow) aspect of myself, and have since learned to trust myself and look at live with both eyes wide open.
There’s a reason why “chasing” dreams are the most remembered type of dream-not because it’s necessarily the most common dream. We remember these dreams because they get our attention by frightening the pants off of us!
If dreams (all of them) come to us in the service…then maybe they scare us because we won’t hear them any other way…but when we do…and then work with them, its possible our lives can change on a dime.
Here’s a little video that expresses my formula for dream alchemy (how to turn your F.E.A.R. into F.U.E.L)!
Join me today with my guest Jeremy Taylor (he’s amazing…one of my dream gurus):
Jeremy Taylor, D.Min., a Unitarian Universalist minister, founding member and past-president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, is the author of four books on dreams which blend the values of spirituality with an active social conscience and a Jungian perspective. Jeremy has led workshops and seminars all over the world for nearly 40 years and continues to be intrigued and surprised by the layers of meaning present in every dream.
Latest book – The Wisdom of Your Dreams: Using Dreams to Tap into Your Unconscious and Transform Your Lif
Call in to share your dreams, questions, concerns, and ahas with Jeremy Taylor and I: 888-298-KKNW (5569)
Oh yes, I’ll also be joined by The Dream Coach, Debbie Spector Weisman, and with Dr. Bob Hoss, from the Dream Science Foundation— you won’t want to miss this show…here’s the info:
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Until we meet again, don’t take your dreams lying down…