Something that may leave a mark on you, such as a blot on your character. Sometimes represents an unconscious content you are dealing with, or the material to leave an impression or visible sign. It is what you use to leave a mark in life – your artistry, your words, your work.

Occasionally used in laboratory experiments, so then suggests getting your attention to be aware of something. Or the ink blot testing, signifying your unconscious feelings and associations.

Example: Ink is creating in words, it’s what is needed to write, a source to create. A pen is of no use without ink and my creativity and work is not going to move forward without the right vibration I feel in my energy. D.

The poet Coleridge says of a dream he had under the influence of opium which led him to write Kubla Khan. Again a desire to leave his mark.

 Example: On awaking he appeared to himself to have a distinct recollection of the whole, and taking his pen, ink, and paper, instantly and eagerly wrote down the lines that are here preserved.

Example: I dreamed I watched a woman who stood beside me, calmly injecting tiny octopi, each with a brilliant coloured ink. Even though the creatures were incredibly tiny she’d pick each one up easily, inject it and set it down in a silver tray, glistening amongst others. Each one wriggled for a minute, ever so slightly in gentle death spasms, adding to its group and each group in different puddles of ink. She said it would be The Cure and I was not to be anxious anymore.

Example: Dreams have guided me throughout my life and are often the source of my art work. Through art and writing I explore my inner world and bring its dream energy and wisdom into my everyday life.

I have a “mix and match” approach to media, and use acrylics in various ways, as well as transparent and opaque water color, monotype, charcoal, brush and ink and other drawing tools, fabric photograph and collage.  Alissa

Useful Questions and Hints:

What was my connection with the dream ink?

Was I using it to write or give a message?

Did I simply see the ink?

See QuestionsSettings in Dreams What is the main action in the dream?Techniques for Working your Dreams

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