Therapy dreams? No, this is not about dream therapy – I’m not qualified to talk about that.
I am merely sharing my experience in the recent past which really made wonder about dreams. Generally, I have very vivid dreams and sometimes get up and tell my husband all the details of my dream. I suspect he thinks I have an overactive imagination.
I am aware that our dreams are most often a reflection of what’s been going on in our lives. However, I don’t normally attempt to interpret my dreams and co-relate them to events past or present. I just take them for what they are – and live to dream another night!
Over the last few years, I have fallen out with some people for various reasons. There was no big fight, just a distancing on both sides and then a complete cutting off. In the months after these ‘events’, I dreamed of these people and in my dreams they always acted aggressively towards me and left me out of things. When I woke up from these dreams, I was always disturbed.
I must tell you that I made no effort to re-connect and don’t plan to either. However, I knew that for my own sake, I had to forgive these people and move on. I have consciously made efforts, in my thoughts and prayers to do that.
Now, recently, on three different occasions I have dreamed of these individuals I’ve fallen out with and in each of these dreams, their behavior towards me has been friendly and warm. I woke up feeling good about myself.
This has made me wonder whether the dreams were an indication of my healing or the dreams were themselves therapeutic. Carl Jung believed that dreams are ‘little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul.’ And I wonder what my dreams are revealing about the state of my soul?
I would love to hear what you have to say about my dreams and your dreams….
A lover of words. A self-acceptance blogger. A blogging coach. A book reviewer. A woman happily journeying through midlife, moving from self-improvement to self-acceptance and enjoying being herself.
Corinne writes at Everyday Gyaan, reviews fiction at CorinneRodrigues.com and encourages writers and bloggers at Write Tribe and offers offline coaching to writers and bloggers at The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India.