Dreams are not only entertaining they are powerful as well. A Carl Jung quote that I am particularly fond of is, “The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.” Amazingly powerful! Dreams can show us what our hearts long for. They transcend our partial understanding of ourselves and bring to us what our soul’s intention is in this lifetime. In Robert Moss’s book Dreaming True he tells of the North American Huron people's use of the word “ondinnonk” to describe dreaming by their interpretation, “secret wish of the soul” and their belief that this is what is revealed within our dream-time.
When we dream and put our intention and our energies into the messages of the dream we connect our soul to our daily life. We bring its essence to the table. Doing this allows us to become whole and well. Dreams can help us with getting back on track.
From a shamanic perspective, soul loss is the cause of much of our illness and negative affliction in our lives. Soul loss occurs often when there is great trauma, grief, abuse or heartbreak among other things. When we experience these situations in our lives, vital energies of our soul go away. The soul care practitioner or shaman can aid in this soul retrieval. And sometimes we are given this insight through our dreams.
Dreams may offer us clues to when our soul loss occurred. Dreams can help create a bridge for us to cross over to connect with our Higher Self and often with our larger purpose in life. Working with our dreams creates a space for us to work with energy. The more we explore our dreams the more we bring our vital energy from a deeper reality into our daytime world.
There are many wonderful resources to tap into to learn about the power of dreams along with equally as many interpretation. Wherever our path leads, know that our dreams are powerful, they help connect us to Source and when they are better understood, they can become powerful tools of intention and forward movement as we journey through our days and nights.
Blessings ~ Lisa
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