Working with dreams is a way to cultivate your inner imaginative life. If you are not in Jungian analysis or depth psychotherapy you may wonder what to do now that you are recording your dreams (see blog entry below). Consider a dream as a possible way to discover unconscious undercurrents and alternative point of views to your conscious life. Dreams use images, symbols, and metaphors. Chose a dream that stands out or is intriguing. To develop a dynamic relationship to the dream, first retell the dream in the present tense, as though it is happening now. Then, you could visually express the dream by drawing the most significant images that tell its story (you can do that on one piece of paper). Another method is to associate to each significant image with the question of "what comes to mind with this image?". When you associate to the image, stay with the image. Write down around the image the associations you have to the image . Ask: "What are the themes of my dream?". Reflect on what is happening in your life right currently. Ask yourself, what point of views or theme(s) of your dream could be of help or give you a different perspective on your conscious situation?
I am a Jungian analyst and a psychologist on the West coast of the USA in Lake Oswego near Portland, Oregon.I also consult with candidates in training in Jungian analytical psychology in Marana, AZ north of Tucson