Dream Therapy

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“Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration? “

– Carl Jung, The Red Book

Dreams are window in our soul. Dreams are the medium through which our Subconscious and Unconscious mind communicates with us. It brings up our shadows and traits that need to be healed and sometimes it also tells us what is in-store for us in future in its own unique way.

Every person has their own unique visual vocabulary, dream motifs to depict inner landscape and fears, emotions and yes shadows. That is the beauty and mysticism of dreams. It’s the language of subconscious that our conscious mind reads and interprets according to its level of awareness. 

Though the question remains why would the Subconscious and the Unconscious go to such an elaborate lengths to show us something? The simple answer would be so that it can bypass our critical filters, we block ourselves from seeing or knowing our truth. Focussing largely on the ills of the world around and in people around us, thus missing the point. We suit our world view to our ego and seldom with our soul. That is why, dreams can be a powerful medium to tune in to our Inner wisdom, and bypass our blind spots.

What are Dreams?

“Dreams are impartial, spontaneous products of the unconscious psyche, outside the control of the will. They are pure nature; they show us the unvarnished, natural truth, and are therefore fitted, as nothing else is, to give us back an attitude that accords with our basic human nature when our consciousness has strayed too far from its foundations and run into an impasse.”

-Carl Jung, CW 10:317

King Suddhodana, with Queen Maya on his left, asks brahmins to interpret the her dream, which later revealed the birth of Buddha. Burmese Art, 1885

FORGOTTEN LANGUAGE? Dreams have been called the forgotten language of the Gods, who talk to us via symbols, archetypes, metaphors of our dream. In ancient Egypt and Greece, they build healing temples (Asclepeion), where people would go in induced sleep, and would wake up with a dream bearing a solution – divinely inspired incubating dreams. The temple priests thus became early dream interpreters. Native American mythology, folklore of almost every tradition, Mesopotamia, India, China is filled to references to symbolism and mystery of dream world. Artists, painters and writers have used dreams for their inspiration for centuries.

In modern era, the pioneering work of the Sigmund Freud and Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, made dream work accessible to us. He showed that through dreams the Unconscious mind can become an inner ally. In Dream Therapy a therapist takes you into your dream, so you can access its wisdom, meaning and purpose. 

Everyone dream, but not everyone remembers them. More we work with our Subconscious more active it becomes. If we follow Synchronicities, Signs, Symbols and Archetypes motif through our life, dreams can become logical next step. Though there is nothing logical about dreams, they are abstract art of the soul, so it has to be seen thus. Seldom will it give literal representations of your inner life. Often it uses symbolic or metaphoric images to guide us to a better life. There can be manifest content or latent content.

Repetitive Dreams: Many people see past life glimpses in repetitive dreams, perhaps the message from the soul we are refusing to acknowledge. So it chooses dramatic imagery and scenes to get our attention. Often when we get the message and follow the dream stops coming. Or in a Past Life Regression session we explore the very past life and heal it. 

Venting dreams: Daily Venting dreams are essential part of mental house clearing, of “day residue” as Freud put it, each night. Such dreams mostly arise from the Subconscious Mind. They tell us what is going inside our life, emotionally – turmoil, pressures and general stresses. That is why sleep disorders are so difficult as they disturb our REM periods. It is normal to not remember these venting dreams for forget quickly. 

Guidance or Precognitive Dreams: Dreams can bear precognition message and glimpses of upcoming events. Or warning signs about an impending event which the radars of psyche have picked up rising from the Unconscious, personal or collective. It is important to decode such dreams, rather weed out the meaning. 

Visitation Dreams: These usually occur after a death in the family, when a deceased loved reaches out from the other side. They want to inform us that they are alright, as often the family left behind is apprehensive. Plus it also helps bringing them some closure and healing for the bereaving. Often such dreams come to young children, as adults as deep in grief and their subconscious mind is not ready or clear enough. Such dreams also come when we are going through a tough time, to assure us, comfort us or give us some direction, symbolically.

We believe, Moon energies help us let go of old patterns or thoughts with its decreasing size and imbibe new things with its growing size. Thus, Waning moon (Krishna Paksha) phase gives venting dreams to people. And when its growing towards the full moon, waxing moon (Shukla Paksha), it gives premonition dreams. Or Intuitive dreams.

Dreams also reveal our Shadow worlds – our dark desires, our unhealed wound and our un-intergreated or abandoned sub-personalities, so can be used as tool in Shadow Work.

“Once you understand symbolic things, you too will see symbols everywhere. ” – Joseph Campbell

Dream Therapy

Since Hypnosis gives us direct access to the Subconscious, under able guidance Dream Therapy can be an excellent tool to work through your dreams and access the Wisdom of your powerful Subconscious. Carl Jung called his method of going deep, ‘active imagination’, others call it introspective hypnotism. Dream Work can open up new frontiers of inner growth.

Dreams come from the Subconscious, so we access the Subconscious mind itself under Hypnosis and understand, heal and explore various interpretation of your dreams.

This makes Dream Therapy, a simple, effective and yet powerful to understand the mysteries of the mind.

Are you a dreamer? With uninterpreted dreams… recurring dreams, even night mares..

We are here to help you.

Contact: Abhishek:  +91 981020 6203, Priyanka: +91 959428 0000

or mail us in detail at info@innerjourneys.life

Fee: Rs 6000 INR per session

Duration: 1 1/2 – 2 hours over Zoom app

or at our centres in Gurgaon and Bhopal.

Note:

We can only take up clients, whom our Spiritguides allow us to work with. Some clients are meant to work with others, with whom their energies align better. Universe wants what’s best for you.

So whenever you approach us for healing, please first send your name, age and recent photograph, so we can check with our guides, if we can proceed with your case. Once you send us the basic information required, we will inform you within a day or two maximum, as we understand your time is also precious.

Ready to dig deep? Try Shadow Work

Suggested Reading

  • Dreams by Carl Jung (Excellent guide to Jung’s own soujourns into Dream Analysis)
  • The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmun Freud (online); also On Dreams
  • Man and his Symbols by Carl Jung (Simple, lucid and an perfect introduction Jung’s World)
  • The Power of Myth by Joseph Campell
  • Memories, Dreams and Reflections by Carl Jung
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (To become fluent in the language of the metaphor)
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
  • Works of Hans Christian Andersen and Brothers Grimm

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” 
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

FAQs

Q. Does everyone dream? I don’t remember a thing!

A. Every one dreams, especially venting dreams, they are essential part of mental house cleaning, each night. That is why sleep disorders are so difficult as they disturb our REM periods.It is normal to not remember these venting dreams. We are meant to forget them. It’s ok.

What you can do as a fun exercise is before sleeping ask your Spiritguides or simply your Subconscious Mind, “Guide me through my dreams.”Or if you are in predicament or confusion, pray, “Show me what need to see”If it is important they will show you. Keep a diary and pen handy. Meditate immediately after waking up. Otherwise enjoy your good night sleep!

Q. How do I know which interpretation is correct?

A. Online dictionary, experts or Spiritguides all can point towards a solution or interpretation. Be your best judge, whatever you feel guided to, is your answer. An interpretation has to FEEL right to the dreamer. As it is the language of theirr subconscious mind using their personal vocabulary.

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