You can say that each ladle full of the water of life
is a dream. That’s what a dream is.
Every night, we get a sip of the water of life,
and, if we understand the dream, we are vivified.
….Marie-Louise von Franz
we travel deep and wide in our dreams……a time of reckoning and acceptance of a real life…a safe realm entwining mystery to what we love, to who we really are….whether the ego likes it or not, it’s who we are and will not be denied….bonding with our complexities..
The analysis and interpretation of dreams confront the conscious standpoint with the statements of the unconscious, thus widening its narrow horizon. This loosening up of cramped and rigid attitudes corresponds to the solution and separation of the elements by the ‘aqua permanens,’ which was already present in the ‘body’ and is lured out by the art. The water is a soul or spirit, that is, a psychic ‘substance,’ which now in its turn is applied to the initial material. This corresponds to using the dream’s meaning to clarify existing problems. ‘Solutio’ is defined by this sense by Dorn. The situation is now gradually illuminated as is a dark night by the rising moon. The illumination comes to a certain extent from the unconscious, since it is mainly dreams that put us on the track of enlightenment. This dawning light corresponds to the ‘albedo,’ the moonlight which in the opinion of some alchemists heralds the rising sun. The growing redness (rubedo) which now follows denotes an increase of warmth and light…….Carl Jung
The Greek word ‘psyche’ means ‘butterfly.’ It also denotes ‘soul.’ Dreams give your soul wings. And images from dreams are the exquisite patterns on the wings. And images from dreams are the exquisite patterns on the wings. Hold your dream as you would hold a butterfly- in your open, quiet palms. Make sure none of the delicate wing dust brushes off onto clumsy hands. Pinning the dream down with interpretation will tear the wings off the butterfly. Hold your dream images gently enough so that they can still fly……Jill Mellick