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Blinded by the light

Blinded by the light

It’s that time of the year here in Australia. It’s midwinter*(see footnote!), the air is clear and dry and the sunlight is blinding. There’s no summer humidity to water down the glare, and the widening hole in the ozone layer down this end doesn’t help. I need a new pair of sunglasses.

Which is better: looking into a glaring bright light or into a dark cave? Yes, we’re heading into dreams, but first please ponder this question. Which would you rather, total glaring light or deeply dark cave?

You cannot keep staring into a bright light. Your reflexes kick in, closing your eyes before further damage occurs. If you are forced to look into the light for too long, temporary blindness and perhaps long term damage will result. Either way, you will not be able to see clearly, if at all. What a paradox! So much light yet nothing to be seen.

If you keep staring into the dark cave what will happen?

If you keep staring into the dark cave what will happen?

If you keep staring into the dark cave what will happen? If you can push through the fear and stay focussed, you may begin to see faint shafts of light penetrating through hidden fissures and cracks in the cave walls. You may catch glimpses of movement, shadowy forms scuttling, lizard-like. The more you focus the more you may see that yes, these are lizards. Your eyes adjust and you discover that there are shades of darkness revealing shapes and forms.

Stars don’t slip away during the day, they shine on but their subtle light is drowned by sunlight.

Stars don’t slip away during the day, they shine on but their subtle light is drowned by sunlight.

Consider the sun and the moon. During the day sunlight is so bright (even on a rainy English day) that it blinds us to starlight. Stars don’t slip away during the day, they shine on but their subtle light is drowned by sunlight. It is only when we look into the darkness of the night sky that we can study the mysteries of the changing cosmos.

How much light do we need to get the best picture? It’s all about balance and your point of view.

Turn your back on the glaring sun and what do you see?

Turn your back on the glaring sun and what do you see?

Turn your back on the glaring sun and what do you see? Your own shadow, as well as shadows cast by other objects bathed in the same brilliant light. Your shadow may be outrageously distorted but it IS your shadow and it does inform you of important parameters such as how many arms and legs you have and how your size compares with other shadows around you.

And so we move into dreams where the preamble to this article will slowly make sense. Stay with me, let your eyes adjust to the dream world and be ready to see the mysteries of your inner universe more clearly in dream light, in starlight, away from the glare of the stark light that blinds.

“Seven years without a heart,” the horse confided. Dolores was shocked.

“Seven years without a heart,” the horse confided. Dolores was shocked.

Dolores dreamed she was watching a horse race. She followed the winning horse to the stable, keen to know the key to his success. She was surprised to find the horse weeping. He looked deeply into her eyes and told her the key to success was deep pain. He turned and revealed an ancient festering wound in his flank, and a hole where his heart had been ripped from his body long ago. “Seven years without a heart,” the horse confided. Dolores was shocked.

On waking, Dolores couldn’t shake the image of the horse and the ripped heartless hole. It stayed with her all day, distracting her from work. Slowly the pieces began to fall into place. She had been in this job for seven years since a painful marriage break-up. She loved the job. It kept her busy, far too busy to notice the pain. In fact, now she thought more about it, her successes were due to the pain. The more the pain threatened to surface, the harder she worked and the more successful she became. Why hadn’t she been able to see this before? She was mystified. It was so clear.

“Heartless,” a voice whispered from the periphery of her mind. “You’ve become heartless. You’re cold. You’ve left us behind. You don’t care,” the voice continued.

And Dolores wept, for these had been the words of her friends. The dream and Dolores’ friends both delivered the same message, but only the dream message got through.

And Dolores wept, for these had been the words of her friends. The dream and Dolores’ friends both delivered the same message, but only the dream message got through.

And Dolores wept, for these had been the words of her friends. They had tried to tell her, but she couldn’t relate to what they were saying. She had thought they were rude and unsupportive, perhaps even envious of her success. She had flicked them off: the words and the friends.

Dolores’ dream had shocked her into touch with her pain, with the festering anger over the way her heart had been ripped and hurt. Her dream delivered the strong message that she could not survive much longer under these conditions. It was time to stop shutting out the pain, to end her heartless pursuit of success, to recognise the heat of her anger and heal it rather than freeze it out.

The dream and Dolores’ friends both delivered the same message, but only the dream message got through. Why?

Dolores’ friends had told her straight. Too straight. The truth was too close to home, too painful, and so her defences kicked in. She found the light too blinding. She denied any truth in it because she couldn’t see it, couldn’t feel it. Her dream was subtle, drawing her to feel the pain of the horse since she was blind to the pain within herself. Once the connection was made, Dolores was able to see the light.

People often ask, “Why aren’t our dreams literal? If the message we need to hear is so important, why don’t our dreams spell it out in a language we can understand?” The answer?

Dreams can help us to see, in shades of nightlight, what is too painful for us to see or acknowledge in blinding daylight.

Dreams can help us to see, in shades of nightlight, what is too painful for us to see or acknowledge in blinding daylight.

Dreams can help us to see, in shades of nightlight, what is too painful for us to see or acknowledge in blinding daylight.

Like your shadow when you stand with your back to the sun, your dreams may be outrageously distorted but their special effect is to draw your attention to yourself. It is only when you look into the darkness of your dreams that you are freed to study the mysteries of your changing self.

* [Copyright Jane Teresa Anderson, July 2005. First published as a Dream Sight article.]

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Painful emotions in dreams

"I dreamed that my wife married another man."

“I dreamed that my wife married another man. It was such a vivid dream and I felt very devastated, felt the pain of losing her in that way. What does it mean?”

This plea for help arrived on my desk this week, and as it is such a common and worrying dream theme, I decided to share some guidelines for those of you who know the deep emotional pain this kind of dream can deliver in the middle of the night, and the anxiety its imprint can leave over the next few days.

What makes a dream vivid? Think about the last really vivid dream you had. We may describe a dream as being vivid if it was particularly colourful, or unusually clear, or intensely numinous, or if it offered spiritual comfort, or spiritual discomfort, or if taste, smell, touch and hearing senses were heightened. We may regard a dream as vivid because it was unusually surreal, or because it was totally believable, as if it really happened.

Different people will have different opinions on what makes a dream vivid, but they usually have one thing in common – heightened emotion. That emotion may be uplifting, such as intense love, awe, surprise, joy, elation. Or it may be painful, such as intense devastation, loss, betrayal, fear, guilt, horror, shock.

We feel intense emotions in our dreams when those same emotions have been triggered at some level in our waking life.

We feel intense emotions in our dreams when those same emotions have been triggered at some level in our waking life.

We feel intense emotions in our dreams when those same emotions have been triggered at some level in our waking life. Remember, dreams reflect our conscious and unconscious experiences of the last 24-48 hours, and it’s the nature of dreams to be dramatic. The man who felt the pain of loss in his dream about his wife marrying another man, was processing feelings of loss triggered by events during the two days before his dream.

It’s most likely that this man felt a prickle of loss in some area of his life, whether that was in his public or private life, whether it was around his work, his personal life, his spiritual life, his sense of pride, his creativity, his finances, his hopes for the future, his physical health, his long-term goals. The list is endless, but the full details of his dream, once interpreted, would reveal the story and the deeper issues underlying his feelings of loss.

The prickle of loss he felt would have been the tip of the iceberg, the full extent of the emotion remaining unconscious.

The prickle of loss he felt would have been the tip of the iceberg, the full extent of the emotion remaining unconscious.

The prickle of loss he felt would have been the tip of the iceberg, the full extent of the emotion remaining unconscious. (The intensity of the emotion in the dream informs us that it registered deep in his unconscious.) You might think that feeling it lightly (just a prickle) is a good thing, but it’s not. When we push intense emotions down into our unconscious mind, they grow in power. Our unconscious emotions (and beliefs, and experiences) drive the way we live our lives, though we are oblivious to this unless we pay attention to our dreams.

This man was clearly shocked by his dream. The fidelity of his relationship is not in question. This dream is not about his relationship with his wife. It is about an area of his life that he had regarded as committed, settled, secure (like his marriage), but that felt shaky around the time of his dream. His dreaming mind pictured his feeling of painful loss and devastation as being like losing a treasured commitment, a foundation stone of his life – his wife.

This kind of dream can come up when you feel threatened by a change in your life. That change might be good, such as deciding to give up a commitment to a previous plan (perhaps a career or business) to commit to a new and better option, or it might be more challenging, such as losing a job due to your employer’s changed commitments.

When change requires us to give up something of our old way, or our old beliefs or attitudes, we often need to process a deep sense of loss (or we push it into our unconscious to try to avoid the pain). When we choose the change ourselves, the old self can feel abandoned or betrayed by the new self. When change is forced upon us, that sense of abandonment or betrayal may feel closer to the surface, and we may find ourselves blaming outside sources – the employer, the economy, the system – rather than taking the healing route of processing the pain and letting it go.

It is about an area of his life that he had regarded as committed, settled, secure (like his marriage), but that felt shaky around the time of his dream.

It is about an area of his life that he had regarded as committed, settled, secure (like his marriage), but that felt shaky around the time of his dream.

This man dreamed his wife married another man. Somewhere in his life, during the 24-48 hours before his dream, he experienced a shift in commitment which triggered feelings of loss and devastation. His best way forward is to acknowledge these feelings, explore them and understand them so that the choices he makes from now on come from a place of growth rather than from a place of loss.

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You feel much better after a cry.

When you wake up crying real tears, or simply feeling profoundly sad for no apparent reason, it’s because you have finally touched upon some buried grief through a dream. You may have released it all, or there may be more to come. Either way, this is good and healing. (Don’t you always feel much better after a cry?) Even if you don’t remember the dream, rest assured that tears are better out than in, and although you may become more aware, in the next few days, of a past event that caused you grief, you are well on the way to finally letting it go and moving on.

There will be times, in your past, where you were unable to express your grief, or where you felt you should try to hide it.

There will be times, in your past, where you were unable to express your grief, or where you felt you should try to hide it.

There will be times, in your past, where you were unable to express your grief, or where you felt you should try to hide it. Perhaps ‘boys don’t cry’, or you were advised to ‘keep a stiff upper lip’, or you accepted a hurtful situation as normal or something to be endured, so you packed grief away, out of sight. Or perhaps the only way to get through a situation was to pretend to yourself that it wasn’t happening, or wasn’t important, or that you were coping wonderfully, or needed to smile for others, or that you had already healed.

The deeper wound still hurts, affecting how you live your life.

The deeper wound still hurts, affecting how you live your life.

These, and other forms of denial, are like bandaids. They work on the surface, but the deeper wound still hurts, affecting how you live your life.

One day the grief finally breaks through – perhaps accompanied by a dream of a dam bursting, or a tsunami breaking – and you wake up crying.

If you can remember your dream, look for clues about your grief, as understanding the past will help you to accelerate your healing.

 

What age is the child?

What age is the child?

Look for a young child or younger person who seems sad, or hurt, or trying to cover up his or her feelings.

What age is the child?

Ask what happened for you at that age, or that number of years ago. It doesn’t matter whether the child or person looks like you. He or she most likely symbolises the event or your hurt.

Also look for historical markers in your dream, perhaps cars, houses, clothes, or numbers that help to give you a time period to explore.

When you have found the source of your grief, do this dream alchemy practice:

Visualise hugging and comforting yourself as you were back then, or hugging and comforting the child in the dream.

Visualise hugging and comforting yourself as you were back then, or hugging and comforting the child in the dream.

Close your eyes, and visualise hugging and comforting yourself as you were back then, or hugging and comforting the child in the dream. Let her cry all her tears dry, then let her smile and laugh and grow strong and happy. Tell her how wonderful her life will be now that her tears have washed it all away, and see her growing, before your eyes, changing and becoming a strong, happy, powerful, and relieved new you. Merge with her in your mind’s eye, and take her, fully healed, into your heart.

[Extract from 101 Dream Interpretation Tips, Jane Teresa Anderson]

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Watch my lips

Watch my lips

What you need to know is right in front of you, and in your dreams, if you know how to look. The tricky bit is that the reason you are seeing a problem instead of a solution, darkness instead of light, is that your vision is blocked by your expectations, especially your unconscious expectations.

Your waking life and dreams are often speaking plainly, loud and clear, but the block distorts the message.

“Watch my lips,” we might say to someone who isn’t hearing the simple statement we are making because it doesn’t match their expectation of the moment.

One of Michael’s friends from way back handed her lotto (lottery) ticket to her newsagent to see if she’d won anything. He ran the ticket through the machine. “You’d better sit down,” he told her, handing her a piece of paper with the result. “Congratulations!”

She sat down, and read the print out. “$3,000, wonderful!” she laughed.

“Take a deep breath, and read it properly,” insisted the newsagent.

“Take a deep breath, and read it properly,” insisted the newsagent.

“Look again,” said the newsagent.

“Oh, $30,000!” she said, surprised at having misread it the first time, and rather excited at the timing of this much-needed gift.

“Take a deep breath, and read it properly,” insisted the newsagent.

“$300,000! It can’t be,” her heart fluttering, a little panic rising.

This was several years ago, in New Zealand, and she had just gone back into the workforce after having children, needing to make ends meet. In the space of a minute, she had gone from winning a celebratory $3,000 (a holiday, perhaps), to a debt-clearing $30,000, to the prospect of paying off their mortgage and buying a new house with the $300,000 winnings.

But can you guess what happened next?

“Look again,” said the newsagent.

She had won three million dollars. She had been unable to see all the zeroes at first because winning such a sum simply did not fit her expectation, and/or because the thought of having three million dollars raised confusion, worry and negative beliefs about being rich.

I smiled when she told me, a few weeks later, that the only thing she’d bought so far was a new pair of sunglasses (shades). A great way to view the world while accustoming to a new perspective! Which, she did, in the end!

He needed to be rescued from a weird cult, where they taught false creationist theories.

He needed to be rescued from a weird cult, where they taught false creationist theories.

I was reminded of this last week when a client sent me a dream about a ten year old boy who needed to be rescued from a weird cult, where they taught “false creationist theories”. (She was so surprised on learning what it meant that she offered it to me to share in public.) The boy in the dream was ten years old. “I was ten when my father died,” she told me. “My father, who later turned out to be my stepfather.”

Can you see the connection?

To me it was loud, clear, and obvious. Her dream was about the “false creationist theories” she was given, as a child, about her origins. She was falsely informed – or it was implied – that the man she called father was her biological father, responsible, with her mother, for her creation.

The rest of her dream showed how the emotional trauma she had experienced when she discovered the truth (or falsity) of her identity has been blocking her from moving her work into the public arena. She feels vulnerable about public exposure. The block has been her unconscious mind’s way of ‘protecting’ her from further hurt, even though life would be more rewarding for her today if she were freed from this ‘protection’. This was welcome information, and her new awareness combined with applying dream alchemy will break through the block and she will find herself moving forward comfortably.

Although she has known for many years that her father was, in fact, her stepfather ...

Although she has known for many years that her father was, in fact, her stepfather …

Although she has known for many years that her father was, in fact, her stepfather, she did not know that she carried an emotional wound that was influencing the way she lives her life today. The wound was the block that blinded her from seeing, even as she described her dream to me, that her ten year old self had learned “false creationist theories”.

I love that dream symbols that can appear so weird at first glance make perfect commonsense when we look again and watch their lips.

Sometimes you can do that looking again and watching of lips yourself. Sometimes your block is too big, your expectations too set. That’s where I can help you, of course.

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Episode 86 The Dream Show: Wounded refugee

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Bob dreamed he was delivering a refugee’s baby, watched by a young girl with a wound above her ear. As the baby crowned, he heard the opening line of a hymn which then played on his mind all day.

Bob thought, correctly, that his dream reflected his difficulties in finding right-left brain balance in his relatively left-brained, analytical world. For 25 years he has wanted to develop more right brain skills, and to move from primarily thinking into deeper feeling.

Listen as we interpret Bob’s dream and deliver a powerful alchemy to enable this.

We have a lively, fun discussion along the way, pose and answer some questions about what Jesus would be up to if he was a student in today’s world, and slip, through that doorway, into the alchemy. Enjoy!

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Dream interpretation: UFOs and aliens

Some experiences seem so strange or difficult to understand that they might as well have happened on other planets.

Some experiences seem so strange or difficult to understand that they might as well have happened on other planets.

Have you ever seen a UFO or an alien in your dreams? Have you communicated with extraterrestrials, or visited other planets? Or do you have a vague feeling, perhaps even a memory, of having been abducted by aliens, or of travelling in a spaceship before being returned to wake in your own bed at home? Do you believe you can communicate, telepathically, with beings from other worlds while you sleep, waking up a little wiser or, alternatively, feeling a bit disconnected as if something is missing from your life? In summary, how do you feel about your alien encounters – are they real, or dreams?

They’re dreams, symbolic dreams. They’re about what feels alien or foreign to you. They’re about experiences you have had that were so strange or difficult to understand that they might as well have happened on other planets. These dreams can also be about experiences where you were so hurt, emotionally or physically, that you despatched your pain far, far away, beyond your senses, beyond your everyday memory, beyond planet-you, only to return in dreams in vague, non-human form. Children brought up in very strict religions often push natural beliefs and feelings they have been taught to believe are evil far, far away, disowning them.

These dreams use symbols that play on words. They introduce you to parts of your self or your life experiences that you have alienated, or they remind you that however far you banish certain experiences and feelings, however much you refuse to identify with them, they still hover, as UFOs – unidentified flying objects.

Take back on board and ground a part of yourself that has been hurt and missing, and nurse it back to health.

Take back on board and ground a part of yourself that has been hurt and missing, and nurse it back to health.

The experiences you have alienated may have been huge and awful, or they may have been small misunderstandings that you felt uncomfortable keeping on board.

Welcome these dreams, and set about interpreting them using the other tips in this blog, because they offer you the chance to have another look at what you have rejected, to understand and heal, and, finally, to take back on board and then ground a part of yourself that has been hurt and missing, and nurse it back to health.

 

[Extract from 101 Dream Interpretation Tips, Jane Teresa Anderson]

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Episode 63 The Dream Show: Lady Gaga, Kate & Kay

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Spot the theme: Lady Gaga has a recurring dream about being asked to cut her wrist, a dream she worries is connected with the Illuminati, while Kate, our guest from episode 57, had dreamed of chopping off her leg so she could look inside.

Today I interpret Lady Gaga’s dream, and report on Kate’s progress since her appearance on the show. Kate’s been doing her dream alchemy, and has some great results to share.

Also on today’s show, Kay, a listener, asked a question about her flying dream, so we explore flying and floating dreams and give tips on how to discover what your unique flying dream means.

Now, Lady Gaga was tied up in her dream, quite the opposite situation to Kay’s flying and floating in space – but there is a connection! Listen in to be … illuminated … LOL!

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Lady Gaga’s dream interpreted

Pop star Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone she has a recurring dream about being told to cut her wrist. Here's my interpretation.

Pop star Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone she has a recurring dream about being told to cut her wrist. Here’s my interpretation.

Pop star Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone she has a recurring dream about being told to cut her wrist, and she thinks there’s a connection to an illuminati ritual.

Here’s my interpretation of her dream, based on the account she gave to Rolling Stone, as reported in Bossip, in which she said:

“I have this recurring dream sometimes where there’s a phantom in my home and he takes me into a room, and there’s a blond girl with ropes tied to all four of her limbs. And she’s got my shoes on from the Grammys. Go figure—pyscho. And the ropes are pulling her apart.”

“I never see her get pulled apart, but I just watch her whimper, and then the phantom says to me, ‘If you want me to stop hurting her and if you want your family to be OK, you will cut your wrist.’ And I think that he has his own, like, crazy wrist-cutting device. And he has this honey in, like, Tupperware, and it looks like sweet-and-sour sauce with a lot of MSG from New York. Just bizarre. And he wants me to pour the honey into the wound, and then put cream over it and a gauze.”

My interpretation:

She’s feeling haunted by an issue that leaves her feeling tied (restricted) and emotionally pulled apart. It relates back to the time she wore those shoes to the Grammys, and resonates with a deeper issue.

Cutting the wrist is symbolic, of course. The blond woman in the dream is the part of herself that feels tied up and pulled apart from time to time, so cutting the wrist is like cutting the bind that ties.

The phantom represents this issue that haunts her, and he suggests not only releasing herself from the ties that bind and restrict her, but adding a healing element, represented in the dream by the sweet and sour honey with MSG that reminds her of New York. So my feeling is that there’s a ‘sweet and sour’ emotional issue relating to New York that Lady Gaga needs to explore and release. This will free her from feeling pulled apart.

Is MSG a preservative? If it is, it suggests this New York thing is a long-standing (preserved) issue that she would be well to address and let go.

I’d like to ask Lady Gaga some questions to get a closer interpretation of course.

The Rolling Stone article suggests she’s pretty freaked out by this recurring dream, as most people would be. The worrying thing about this kind of dream is not the dream itself, it’s that people have lost connection with interpreting dreams and so regard this kind of scary dream as literal, (devil, exorcism, cut wrists) whereas, in fact, it’s symbolic and potentially healing.

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Dream interpretation results: Jeremy’s news, episode 50

"Doing the dream alchemy has given me a feeling of being in the driver seat of my life.  If that's not a beautiful feeling I don't know what it is!" Jeremy

“Doing the dream alchemy has given me a feeling of being in the driver seat of my life. If that’s not a beautiful feeling I don’t know what it is!” Jeremy

Here’s an update from Jeremy, my guest in podcast episode 50, The Dream Show.

You may remember Jeremy dreamed of being a passenger in a cadillac, feeling unsure about where he was being driven, and there was a question of whether he should take the two painful beauty injections on offer, a long shot and a short shot.

Jeremy writes, 7 weeks later:

“I hate to sound corny – but our 45 minute talk set into motion a lot of positive events in my life!

"My friends were saying things to me like 'You look great, are you working out or something?' and 'You seem different - in a good way - what's up with you?'" Jeremy

“My friends were saying things to me like ‘You look great, are you working out or something?’ and ‘You seem different – in a good way – what’s up with you?’” Jeremy

I didn’t notice any changes myself right away, but a few weeks after our dream interpretation my friends were saying things to me like “You look great, are you working out or something?” and “You seem different – in a good way – what’s up with you?” and I kept thinking “HUH That’s weird” until I started putting together what has been happening to me in the past 2 months.

The major highlight for me has been the surprisingly powerful results of the dream alchemy practice you gave me. Honestly I thought it was going to be too difficult to keep up with, but after a week or so it got easier and I can slip into that visualization so easily now. Doing the dream alchemy has given me a feeling of consciously (and unconsciously too I assume) being in the driver seat of my life. If that’s not a beautiful feeling I don’t know what it is! And in working with my dreams more, I’ve discovered that the needle – the long and short shot – was going to be so painful because I was trying to take two paths at the same time in my waking life! I was working towards the long shot (entrance exams + PhD applications + 6 years of study) AND the short shot (starting an internship + beginning research) at the same time. No wonder it was going to hurt – it was overwhelming!

Then, in future dreams the “beauty shot” changed, let me share a dream from 2 weeks ago:

The beauty shot was transformed from a painful needle to a warming ginger honey drink.

The beauty shot was transformed from a painful needle to a warming ginger honey drink.

I was on a treacherous snowy mountain trail, and everyone else in my party was in summer clothes and loving it, but I was freezing yet wearing a parka and winter gear. I struggled down a slippery trail and found an inviting cabin, and inside was a nurse who looked like my friend’s mother who’s very warm, creative, and beautiful. And she said it’s time for my shot, but it’s the latest version which doesn’t require an injection anymore and it’s a drink now.  The drink tasted like ginger and honey I remember, and it was very warming. And then I went outside the cabin and played in the snow with everyone else and it felt wonderful and not at all cold. And as we played the snow all melted quickly and in just a few hours (but not before a playful snowball or two was thrown!) it became a forest in springtime. I woke up with a feeling of pure joy.

My dream analyst skills are meager – but I think that means progress! The pain of getting the “beauty shot” for me was the process of getting there I think.

When it actually happens, maybe it doesn’t hurt so much after all.

Thank you so much Jane Teresa!”

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Episode 50 The Dream Show: The beauty shot

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Jeremy is my guest today with a dream he had on the eve of his 30th birthday.

He was eager for an interpretation because he was anxious, in the dream, about being in the passenger seat of a Cadillac, unsure of where the driver was taking him. He felt the dream reflected his anxiety about where life was taking him.

During the podcast you’ll hear Jeremy get really clear on where he wants to go, much to his surprise.

His dream presents him with a dilemma about a ‘beauty shot’, consisting of two painful needles – a long one and a short one. Will he face the pain to gain the beauty? And why does he look so goofy in those photos on the wall? Jeremy wondered whether his dream was about vanity on the eve of a new decade; far from it.

Listen as we unfold the dream and create the alchemy.

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