Today's brainchild is to get people talking about their dreams and what they might mean. Watching and working with your dreams is a powerful way to learn about yourself and gain increased self-awareness, not to mention to solve current problems, identify themes in your life, and help make pending decisions--Not to mention its fun and creative!
I know not everyone is on Twitter, and though I'm creating this discussion as a landing place for people who find it that way, I invite everyone to join this initiative and "respond" with a dream or dream in symbol (in 140 characters or less!) I recommend you capitalize the words, nouns, verbs, adjectives that have some numinous (strong energy) quality for you.
Have fun, help spread the word about the value of working with dreams, and share your images and symbols! Keep it going! Log them every day and you'll have your own record of what you dreamed in easy to read/recall "bytes".
Share your dream now in 140 characters or less by responding to this post (click Add/Respond link below) and if you are on Twitter, by all means, tweet it (with the opener @DepthPsychAll so we can track them). Here's an example of mine from last night:
@DepthPsychALL: I'm late 2 CLASS We all model a garment we designed, mine a DRESS w/3 CREATIVE COLLARS each can overlay previous
@DepthPsychALL: Dreamsymbol> Creative,colorful COLLAR I designed, set of 3 where each can overlay the next to produce a different look & feel
Here's what author and Jungian analyst Michael Conforti of Assisi Institute says about dreams:
"Dreams, sacred texts, and global initiatives each have an intrinsic meaning that is not open to speculation or interpretation. A story reveals its gold when its symbolic meaning is recognized. . The symbolic allows for the meaning of a story to be revealed, for its message to become part of our psyche. Very little change or transformation can occur without a deep regard for and an ability to translate the profound wisdom residing in our repository of spiritual, psychological and archetypal truths."
Below are a few articles if you're looking for more info on Dreams or depth psychology. There must be so many more. Feel free to respond to this with other links or suggestion for books, etc--and if you're not a member of the Dream Group here on the Alliance, you might want to join.
Introduction to Jungian Dream Analysis
Carl Jung's Dream Theories: Jung proved dreams follow a sequence - by Christina Sponias
Nature Dreaming: Depth Psychology & Ecology by "Dreamtending" creator Stephen Aizenstat
On Jung and Depth Psychology by Author/Jungian Analyst James Hollis: http://www.depthinsights.com/pdfs/On_Depth_Psychology.pdf