Weave Weaving

In general, it may indicate that you are creating a new approach or realisation by weaving together past ideas or realisation and arriving at a new insight, probably by working at it.

For instance, the Norse legend of how the weaving of flax was taught to humans by a goddess is almost certainly a description of a waking dream experienced by the person who invented weaving. Unable to reason because at the time in our evolutioin we had not developed the reaspning mind, many still haven’t, but having already noticed the separate pieces of information, such as the flax growing, then rotting to reveal its fibres, the person’s unconscious formed a new gestalt (something that is made of many parts and yet is somehow more than or different from the combination of its parts), maybe with the help of seeing woven baskets. So, the person, while awake, experienced a vivid ‘dream’ or image thought process, in which the new idea is expressed as a goddess showing point by point how to weave flax.

The important point is that everything we see and deal with, every person, every imagined scene, has such a background of feelings and perhaps memories. It is exactly this background of feelings and information that the dream weaves its story from. It is these associations we gather that are the language of our dreams. To understand them you need to become aware of the usually unconscious feeling responses you have in connection with everything, place, person and animal you fill your dreams with. For you are the weaver.

Your life includes a thousand hopes, countless pleasures, and pains beyond memory. Your life is not even your own, but a vast wonderful weaving of many others into your being. Even the animals and landscapes, the houses you have loved or feared are intricately a part of you.

The culture we live in weaves itself into who and what we become. A child born in today’s world will be influenced by the extraordinary number of chemicals and additives, medicines and drugs, alcohol and nicotine, that are part and parcel of life today. They are all factors that go into the make up of who the person is and becomes. They are the chemicals in the ‘paint’ of personality.

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