“Dreams pave the way for life, and they determine you without you understanding their language. One would like to learn this language, but who can teach and learn it? Scholarliness alone is not enough; there is a knowledge of the heart that gives deeper insight. The knowledge of the heart is in no book and is not to be found in the mouth of any teacher, but grows out of you like the green seed from the dark earth.” C.G. Jung
Finding ways to speak the language of dreams with others is something I’ve been so lucky to have explored in the last year. I’m hugely grateful to everyone in the dreaming groups I’ve been in, for the journeys we make and the knowledge we share. It’s deep treasure to invite and be invited into each-others inner-worlds.
Under lockdown, the world turned outside-in. This unexpected mass retreat into our homes has had a profound effect on dreaming, making dreams more vivid and complex, as we collectively navigate the uncharted waters of what lies ahead.
Sharing dreams can offer infinite insight into the world we live in and the challenges we collectively face. A complimentary map to waking reality, illuminating some of the fainter road markings as we walk past the edges of the known.
When we share dreams together, we entrust the tenderest parts of ourselves to each other. My experience is that this takes, and grows, the qualities of care, humour, courage, vision, and trust that we could really do with right now.
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Image: The Tree of Life by C.G. Jung, The Red Book 1922