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The powerful evolutionary drive involved in reproduction, which lies behind individual male or femaleness; the beneficent power of the collective unconscious. Also the ability to dive deeply into ones unconscious life process and awareness – the Core Self.

Example: ‘I was leaning over the settee with my hands cupped under my chin looking out of the window. The view was spectacular, in that it was as if the house was situated on top of a cliff overlooking a huge bay, shaped like a horseshoe, with the house in the middle. From the sea suddenly, coming into the bay I could see three enormous whales making their way toward me. As I was staring in amazement they began to transform themselves and come up out of the water as three giant Viking like figures. They were so huge, that the water came up only to their knees and everything was moving so slowly, as they waded towards me. It was the most awe inspiring thing I had ever seen in my life.’ Sue B.

The bay, the beautiful sea, the sperm? whales / men, show Sue touching the most primordial yet inspiring aspects of her own womanhood and urge to love.

See: Christ under archetypes; religion and dreams; sea.

Idioms: Big fish; big fish in a small pond; cold fish; fish for compliments; fish out of water; queer fish; smell something fishy.

Useful questions are:

Am I meeting a deeper awareness of my relationship with the fundamental drives in me?

Has a change occurred where I am starting the inner journey into who I am beyond the surface personality?

Have I recently felt a wider awareness of what I am?



-Wren 2015-02-27 8:06:29


Last night I had a dream where I was sitting in a restaurant on a dock, and as my friend was talking to me . . I noticed huge killer whales were breaching extremely close to the window of the restaurant. I pulled out my iPhone to take a photo, and in that moment a whale jumped out of the water and lunged towards me.
What do you think this means?


-kutriva 2015-11-24 2:19:26


I had a dream of two whales approaching the shore during sunset and it was from my bedroom view. i quickly ran to the balcony and took my phone to snap a picture and then they just dissolved. But i remembered how i felt during this dream. I felt excited and happy, but in a relaxed way. The feeling that i’ve been longing, to breakfree and enjoy life. What does this all mean?



    -Tony Crisp 2015-11-24 10:29:35

    Kutriva – The two whales represent the process of Life within you that usually remain unknown and yet are vital. The appeared to you because a change is happening within you that you are trying to capture or remain conscious of – you took a photo. They dissolved because you are finding it difficult to hold on to the feeling of breaking free to enjoy life.

    But to find ways of keeping the feeling alive in you it is important to understand what causes changes and feelings in you. It is usually outside things that cause the reactions, so we may feel fear, sexy, hope, confidence, terror, wonder, curiosity, lost or courageous; so in a way we are victims of what other people and the world do to us. Our ideas and beliefs are the main builders, and it is a world we then live in.

    Nearly all our reactions are habits, and the trick of shifting them is to start a new habit. Also you need to realise that there is a huge difference between your ‘conscious life’ and your inner life. So please read http://dreamhawk.com/inner-life/inner-world/#MakesInner and http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/martial-art-of-the-mind/

    We would not be able to walk or talk without the amazing support of our habits. But some habits, like repeatedly choosing a destructive lover, destroying our health, constantly feeling inferior, destroying opportunity or mishandling authority figures, are more undermining than supportive. The more aware we become, the more we become aware of these negative habits and their roots. This in itself transforms them in some degree.

    But we can also speed up the process. For instance our humanness is built on a much older animal self that still has its natural ways of responding to pain and anxiety. So please see http://dreamhawk.com/inner-life/habits/



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