Welcome to Session 8!
A very exciting part of the journey!
I hope those of you who participated enjoyed the Q&A with Robbie and the preview of session 8.
For those of you who didn’t make it here is the link for the recording.
For those of you not familiar with Robbie’s work with Embodied Imagination he refers to it more in this session and points out examples of it in the Red Book.
Robbie begins with reviewing some of session 7 where he points out that not only does the waking self change in the interactions with the elements of the dreams but the elements themselves change as well, the whole system changes. As I listened to this I thought of a dream I had had about a 2-3 year old toddler who as I allowed for the embodying I felt her learning to balance, to control her bodily functions, and to ask for what she needs. (she was in a diaper and asked to be taken to the bathroom). Thinking about how she will change made me realized she may get older (who knows exactly in the dream world how things may change) but mostly I had a much stronger sense of how “real” she is and my love and compassion for her grew!
Then the powerful journey toward the sunrise, the source of all being, and, as “I” [we] move towards the Sun the Sun begins to move towards “I” [us].
As I heard this I realized that this also applies to working with dream images, as we “move” towards them (by focussing on them, paying attention) then begin their movement towards us (by revealing their natures to us, allowing us to participate with their nature) Again, more “realness”!
One other thing that I wanted to mentioned was when Robbie talks about how nature / meaning has been denatured by science.
“The inner force lamed, the more powerful the outer force becomes.”
I see my own doubts about the reality of the Other, dream work, daimons, the Imaginal world is a result of me being denatured by contemporary thought - science etc...
Also how this denaturing doesn’t just affect us but the Imaginal world as well, so we don’t just do Imaginal / dream work for ourselves but with a great love for the Other worlds!
Just realizing that, being able to reflect on that, I feel a stronger connection with the reality of the inner forces!!
So much here, take it away everybody!!
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