• Probably more "flexible," adaptive, free-flowing, less rigid, less judgmental, more in line with the "Big Picture" and less about the little small ego and it's small "self" fixation, more respectful of how our choices fit in the larger context, more creative, less constrained by tradition or dogma, more accepting of all religious directions when they embody spirituality and not rigid teachings, ... and so it goes ...

  • By their very nature, and the quote offered, dreams include the undiscovered, the moving edge of the psychic world. Partially, I would tend to imagine that their contribution would have a "balancing" influence in their compensatory capacity. So, to that degree that we are not attending to the quieter voices of our nature, paying attention to them, we need to honor/act upon their contributions to help those areas that are most imbalanced. Waking ego will attempt to "force" the agenda, but the contribution of the dream should "surprise" us, as it emerges from the undiscovered aspects of our inner life.

    • Dreams do surprise, frustrate and delight me. I'm not so sure who "me" is anymore or "I" but dreams are certainly a fertile ground and streams  which I've explored. I also did allot of river running and mountaineering  in my youth. Once I did a NOLS course many years ago. Not unlike the 5 plus years ( once a week secession come rain or shine) of Jungian analysis I did.

      At NOLS  I studies topographical map reading and outfitting. Early on I saw that NOLS much like western science relies heavily on technique and very little on intuition and instinct. Technique brought mountaineer Paul Petzoldt ( NOLS founder ) a long way but also lacked certain ingredients in my opinion.

      To me this is the key with dreams. I work with them ( quite inadequately) in the hope that I will learn more about my inner and outer life and grow.

      Paul ( one of the great mountaineers) himself sounded like he struggled ( when he wasn't in the field) with heavy drinking and sometimes destructive bouts of rage. He could read the hell out of a map and had good instincts in the mountains but was little aware of his emotional life. 

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