“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost
and most secret recesses of the soul.”
Dreams show you your deeper story.
Dreams are therapeutic. Dreams are mental activities occurring during REM sleep. The act of dreaming is actually physical while the contents of our dreams are psychological. It is thought that everyone has dreams, whether they remember them or not. A dream takes you outside of the story of the life you have lived so far and unfolds for you your deeper story. Your dreams are calling to you for a reason as your heart wants to be heard and it is speaking to you through your dreams.
Dreams speak the language of your soul.
Dreams use the language of symbols and metaphor which address emotional and physical aspects of the dreamer’s life. Symbols in a dream are the images that are featured in dreams and point to the repressed or hidden aspects of the dreamer’s emotions and instincts which are stored in the unconscious mind.
Dreams ask to be understood and tell your healing stories.
Dreams require a language that expresses emotions and deeper, broader meanings. Dreams unfold in images and metaphor. Metaphor is where one thing is spoken of as if it were something else. Metaphors expand meanings beyond words to incorporate emotions and deeper than surface meanings. In most cases we understand dreams by using metaphorical references and not literal interpretations if we are to fully understand the messages in a dream. For example when a dreamer dreams of a house this house is most often a representation of the dreamer’s self and their physical and spiritual condition.
Dreams are remedies for healing and growth.
Carl Jung believed that dreams are comprised of the unconscious elements which contains all that we need to know about our *psychic troubles. Dreams can tell us why we are acting the victim, the martyr, the neglected child, or other archetypal roles. More importantly, dreams can show us the remedy. (*psychic – pertaining to the human soul or mind)
“If we would only care
to take a deeper look within ourselves,
we might just find Aladdin’s lamp after all
and we may well be our own genie.”
About Gwendolyn Natusch, M.Ed.
Gwendolyn is an intuitive, medium, teacher, and artist. She also facilitates Shamanic Drumming workshops and groups which are facilitated through Native American spiritual practices. This journey work influences her spiritual practice and work as an intuitive in deep ways and in similar ways to dream rendering.
Gwendolyn is also the creator and facilitator of the "Telling Your Story" workshop which is a healing journey that invites your authentic self to become more whole and present in the world and in your life. For more information on the Telling Your Story Workshop click on this link: http://storyquiltworkshop.blogspot.com/
Gwendolyn's professional career has included the title of special needs teacher for many years. Currently she teaches art workshops for both children and adults. Gwendolyn will earn a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work in the fall of 2008.
Gwendolyn has been involved in the arts throughout her life as an artist, art teacher, costume designer, director, actor, and theatrical playwright and producer. Art has played a large role in Gwendolyn's personal healing story in the application of understanding and interpreting the symbols, metaphors, and images in her art work.
"The greatest gift that facilitating inner work can bring others is the opportunity for participants to explore and develop the opening and deepening of their roles as authentic artists and authors of their own lives. By looking within at their wise and higher selves they each enliven and strengthen their own unique heart connection to the universe."