This series of articles is about dreams. I’ll share a few key dreams and how the interpretation of those dreams changed my life.
I have been tracking my dreams for many-many years. And, I have been studying how to interpret them the same amount of time. In 1991 my husband and I put our son in a drug rehab program. Within months another mother told me that I needed to look at my issues. That my son was not the problem, I was.
Being what I thought was proactive, I went into weekly therapy sessions. Unbeknownst to me, the woman I choose as a therapist also analyzed dreams. During our time together we discussed my current dreams. And, we talked about the dreams and nightmares I had as a child. As our time came to a close. She told me one of the best things I could do for my Self, was to remember my dreams. To write my dream down and learn how to interpret them. Since then, I’ve been journaling my dreams and learning how to decode them.
Fast-forward to late 2011 and a pile of sketchbooks filled with dreams. I started to work with a woman who’s ad in a local paper stated she used a Jungian approach to dream interpretation. I knew I needed to learn more about dream symbols so I thought I’ll give it a go.
Within a matter of months of working with this woman on my dreams. I listened to an interview with Stewart Swerdlow from Expansions. I felt an immediate connection to him and to what he was saying to the person who interviewed him. So, I decided to start reading the Expansions web site and ordered a few books.
In my experience as soon as I set my intention on a goal, doors seem to open. Clues and secrets seem to reveal themselves. Information and insights come my way. Not to say, it is always what I want to hear, yet, it’s what I need at the time.
So of course, I had a dream. This wasn’t an everyday kind of dream. This is what I call a BIG dream. Lots of details, many symbols, interactions with people I know, and with people I’ve never met.
Here’s a summary. I was in an old stone castle. Talking to a woman who I was somehow related to. A man gave us each a copy of a book. The same book. He told us to read it to determine if we came from this family. There was a conversation about sword-fighting and dancing. I got up from my chair and stood by the fireplace looking into the glowing embers. The man asked me what I had in my hands. I looked and said I have two old skeleton keys. Then I woke up.
As soon as I woke up I wrote down my dream, the date, and titled it “The Book”. I knew I would take those notes and put them into a specific dream format I used for these types of dreams. Later that day, I water-colored the book cover. It ended up looking like an old hard-bound account’s ledger. I then re-titled the dream to “The Ledger Book”.
Therapist’s Dream Interpretation
I brought the dream to my next appointment with the dream therapist. We worked on this dream for two or three sessions. We discussed each symbol and the interactions I had in the dream. We did not uncover what the dream was telling me. What I can say now, is nothing concrete came from our discussions.
Expansions Dream Webinar
Within a month after I had that dream. Expansions offered a Dream Webinar. I immediately signed up. This was a two-part webinar. The first session was lots of information about dreams in general. It was information I had not heard before. A day or so before the second session, you submitted one of your dreams for review. During the second session, everyone’s dreams were read then interpreted.
Expansions Dream Interpretation
The decode of my symbols was very different. And I was given the dream’s message. I was told to go within to uncover and release an old emotional issue. That is both physical and spiritual. It’s in the DNA, various generations and/or many lifetimes. It is a mind-pattern of sexual defense and/or power. Once released another level of hidden/secret creativity will be revealed.
I felt surprised and relieved at the same time. I knew there was truth in these words. Even if I didn’t understand words like; mind-pattern, alter, matrix, Oversoul, programming trigger, etc.
Here’s a decode of the symbols. The man is my right-brain (superconsciousness, creativity) and the woman is my left-brain (subconsciousness, physical reality). The emotional issue is my anger as represented by the glowing embers. That it is in my DNA, various generations and/or lifetimes are the skeleton keys, castle, and the book. The sexual defense and/or power is the sword fighting and dancing conversation.
The choice was easy to make. Expansions’ interpretation also came with specific next steps. Ones, that I could take to further decode this dream.
I stopped seeing the dream therapist. And, spent the remainder of 2012 reading Expansions books and the web site.
In my next post, I’ll write about three specific dreams that I submitted to Expansions for interpretation. How those interpretations changed my life. Also, my perspective on who I thought I was and who I thought my ancestors were, changed.