I am a Dreamer, which is to say I pay attention to, cultivate and respect the inner wisdom of my dream life.
While many insist that they do not dream – not true, they simply don’t remember their dreams – others feel that what dreams they do recall are merely the byproduct of an over-heated brain and what they had for dinner…
Indeed, qualitatively different kinds of dreams arise from the Self attempting to balance out the whole of who and what we are. But with a little practised discernment – a skill that generalizes to all of life – your dreaming Self will deliver clear guidance and sage advice.
From my own catalogue of inner cinematic adventures comes warning: In my teens, an ominous dream reveals that an older co-worker is a career criminal. Or health advice: A doctor and two nurses look over my file and announce: ‘The reason for your high cortisol level is stress, too much alcohol and caffeine’.
And in the realm of the spiritual: A teacher stands at the front of a classroom. She lectures about the secrets of ‘manifesting’. And then comes the sure inner knowledge that this is not a lesson about having ‘stuff’ but about love. The scene morphs to one outdoors, a feeling of intense compassion and a huge black Madonna looking tenderly down upon the busyness of a city scene, all of its inhabitants’ activity and effort.
In an era where we are oversubscribed and over-scheduled, assailed by pokes, pings, dings, emails, in-mails, messages, and manipulative external images, never was pioneer psychologist Carl Jung’s advice more relevant: “Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakes.”
About Monica Renée Duncan
A periodical writer for over three decades, she is a new contributor to 3rdimagazine.
“I’ve had many spontaneous and unusual encounters with the divine. For that reason, I have a passionate belief in the power and capacity of the human spirit to evolve. But every new level we attain begins with a first step, the recognition that we need guidance and help. The universe provides, when we ask.”