My Monday morning dream group is celebrating a year of being together, consistently working on their dreams! The payoff for all of them has been tremendous.
This past Monday, we spent our time together looking back over a year’s worth of dreams. Here were my questions to them.
What patterns are you seeing in your dreams?
Have you made any specific changes in your waking life based on your insights from your dreams?
Are there images that you are drawn to and that you are thinking about in waking life?
The answers were amazing. I have asked permission of one dreamer to share a story with you.
Last year, this dreamer began having dreams about being abandoned by masculine figures in her dreams. At the same time, she began to have dreams of her childhood home. Most of them were of destruction of the home in some way. Through the group’s work on these dreams, the dreamer realized that before she could move forward, she had to make peace with her traumatic childhood.
Over the course of the year, her dreams began to have very supportive masculine figures. She also had a dream in which she was performing a very courageous act!
As we discussed her transformational journey, she shared that as a child, she wanted to be invisible. As an adult, she was often the quiet one in a group. When she was asked to do training for a group, she found it almost impossible to do.
This year, everything has changed. She makes a point to speak at every group meeting and has begun to do training at her church’s Stephen Ministry program! She attributes this growth to the work she has done with her dreams.
When asked to share how dreamwork has helped her, she said, “You can go to a “shrink”, but when it [the message] comes from me, it is much more powerful than when it comes from someone else.”
So, consistent attention to dreams can change your life. What impact have dreams had in your waking life? Share with me below.