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Of the dream – of the spirit

Get to know your “Dream Maker”

Dreams. . . Each of us has experience of having a dream. We sometimes remember them upon awakening, sometimes not. How come? Do we “get” a bad dream, like we “get a cold?” From whence dreams come has long been debated –I’ll bet, since people were able to talk to each other.
Where from? If we assume that we each have a “dream-maker” residing within, then it might be useful to understand that part of ourselves a bit better. What is the dream-maker trying to let us know with the dream? Why now? Why that image? What does this dream mean. How should I interpret it? What say you? Your dream-maker has a language unique to you. Learn that language, understand what your own symbols mean to you, become aware of your own internal shortcut phrases, your internal dialogue patterns.
Why in a dream? In the learning comes the key to unlocking what your dream-maker had in mind for you.

Reference: “Breakthrough Dreaming” by Dr. Gayle Delaney

Dream Sites

References on Spirituality — Favorites from my old collection

* “A Return To Love: Reflections On the Principles Of a Course In Miracles” by Marianne Williamson. Harper Collins, 1992
* “A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered” by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
* “Chicken Soup For the Unsinkable Soul” by Canfield, Hansen and McNamara. Health Communications, 1999
* “Compassion in Action: Setting Out On the Path of Service” by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush. Bell Tower Pub., 1992
* “Creative Visualization” by Shakti Gawain. MIF Books, 1978
* “Finding Values That Work: The Search For Fulfillment” by Brian O’Connell. Walker & Co., 1978
* “Fire in the Soul” by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1993
* “Further Along the Road Less Traveled” by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
* “Guilt Is the Teacher, Love Is the Lesson” by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1990
* “Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways To Regain Peace and Nourish the Soul” by Elaine St. James. Hyperion, 1995
* “Insearch:Psychology and Religion” by James Hillman. Spring Pub. 1994
* “Man’s Search For Himself” by Rollo May. Signet Books, 1953
* “Mythologies” by William Butler Yeats. Macmillan, 1959
* “Myths, Dreams and Religion” by Joseph Campbell. Spring Pub. 1988
* “Passion for Life: Psychology and the Human Spirit” by John and Muriel James. Penguin Books, 1991
* “Peace Is Every Step” by Thich Nhat Hahn. Bantam Books , 1991
* “The Heroine’s Journey” by Mureen Murdock. Random House, 1990
* “The Hope For Healing Human Evil” by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1983
* “The House of Belonging” poems by David Whyte. Many Rivers Press, 2004
* “The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth” by M.Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1978
* “The Soul’s Code: In Search Of Character and Calling” by James Hillman. Random House, 1996
* “The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought” by Jaroslav Pelikan. Little, Brown & Co., 1990
* “Unconditional Life” by Deepak Chopra. Bantam Books, 1992
* “Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation” by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Hyperion, 1994
* “Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice” by Thich Nhat Hahn. Doubleday Dell Pub. Group, 1974

Dream Documents:

Glossary of terms

  • creativity – doing something new; sometimes ignoring old rules
  • journal – record of dreams, along with interpretations
  • dream setting – locale of your dream, the backdrop
  • dream-maker: whatever it is within that produces your dream
  • day material – the current events that inform your dreams
  • unconscious – the part of our mind of which we are mostly unaware

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