Did you become yourself?
There’s an old story that describes God as having only one question to ask at the end of life: did you become yourself? This is the foundation of a meaningful, satisfying, happy life; it has to be built upon the bedrock of a person’s real self.
Most of us forget our dreams.
We treat dreams as meaningless. But the profound truths to be found in dreams can help us understand ourselves and our lives more deeply. That knowledge allows us to solve the mystery of why we repeat the same mistakes, continue in our addictions, fail to change unhealthy aspects of our personality, all of which stand in the way of creating a joyful life.
The Feminine Paradigm
We are at the beginning of a global shift into a Feminine paradigm after thousands of years of being dominated by the Masculine paradigm. This is necessary to find balance both individually and as a species. The problems we see all around us in the world are the symptoms of the imbalance of these two universal polarities. The unconscious has a great deal to say about this.
An awareness that often emerges at some point in this process, is that the person has not been living their own life, but rather fulfilling a plan, carrying an emotional burden that was unconsciously imposed by their mother’s imprint. This realization allows a person to begin to claim their authentic self and life.
Illuminate the unconscious mind.
When we illuminate the unconscious mind through understanding our dreams, we begin to see the picture of what is driving our lives. Over many years as a psychologist, I have observed that the individuals who consult me are generally very intelligent, creative people. If they knew what was causing the unhappiness in their lives, they would use their considerable intelligence and ingenuity to fix it, but the roots of suffering reside in the unconscious, the part of the mind that is out of our awareness. We don’t know what is driving us to create lives that are dissatisfying, frustrating and less than representative of our real potential for emotional fulfillment and success.
Hidden hand of assistance.
There is a wonderful thing that happens when a person is following their authentic path in life. Something I’ve heard called the “hidden hand of assistance” makes its presence felt. Even events that seem negative work to strengthen and clarify purpose and propel growth in a positive direction. I truly believe, after many years of observing this process, that the energies of the universe support us in realizing our soul’s fruition. It is a birthright we have only begun to claim.
The Internal Saboteur.
As you begin to have the freedom to change your life, an archaic force within that some call the Internal Saboteur will appear in your dreams. Its sole purpose is to insure against any change. Using your dreams to understand how this force exerts its considerable power gives you a great advantage in overcoming it and being successful in your attempts to change.