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General Discussion / Re: dream recall when using a c-pac machine
« on: January 26, 2012, 04:14:22 PM »
Thanks, Tony! I've also learned that people with sleep apnea suffer from lack of REM sleep, so when they start to use the C-Pac they have more REM sleep as compensation. A friend who's been using the machine for over 10 years just got back to me and says she sleeps much better with it and she has no problems with dream recall. How well the C-Pac fits may be another issue. Thanks again! lisa

General Discussion / dream recall when using a c-pac machine
« on: January 18, 2012, 04:04:27 PM »
Does anyone have any information in regards to how using a c-pac machine (used for apnea) affects dream recall? A student of mine says she her c-pac machine is getting in the way of her dream recall. Thanks! lisa

Dream Interpretation / Re: Mutilated animals, repeating dream...
« on: December 16, 2011, 08:22:14 PM »
If this were a one-time dream and not a repetitive dream of injured animals, I wouldn't post. And, a disclaimer I am not a therapist or analyst. But, I have worked with dreams for several years. 

I want to add to Tony's astute comments and make a suggestion that perhaps the dreamer needs to work with someone she trusts to get to the bottom of these dreams. If we are indeed all parts of the dream, then there's some self-limiting and/or self-destructive behavior suggested in these dreams. As these dreams have gone on for years, it may be worth the time and expense to talk in depth to another professional. They may be patterns or behaviors that are hard to consciously see, and harder to change on one's own.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes has a CD "In the House of the Riddle Mother" in which she addresses women's dreams of injured animals as well as other women's dream motifs. It is a fascinating CD.

Thanks for the courage for posting the dream.

Dream Interpretation / Re: Lovingly dismissed
« on: December 16, 2011, 08:05:59 PM »
Thanks, Tony.  Your comments are always helpful. I want to add that perhaps the urge to be creative is as deep as the urge of addiction. I am calmed by the presence of the sage, which the female character used for her healing in hospital, and the burning end of what looked like a cigar, but perhaps the male version of sage, which the male character offered. Yes, it is an art to live out the inner artist.

Dream Interpretation / Lovingly dismissed
« on: December 12, 2011, 04:37:47 PM »
Hi Tony,  What a fantastic website! Thanks for all your continued dedicated work since last we were in touch. I had a dream a few nights ago and would love your commentary (any anyone else's) on it. I am condensing it as it is long.

I am in a bedroom of a couple. He has blonde hair, she dark, both about 30 or 40 years old. I am enamored of the stained glass windows inserted in their regular windows, and spend time gazing out of them to the countryside. The woman, an artist, paints in watercolors and shows me a book of her work. She really doesn't like them, but I think they are lovely. I tell her she could perhaps  use the paintings in a collage, or cut them into strips and weave them together, or cut out a figure and incorporate it in a different painting of hers. She likes this last idea.

I keep losing cigarettes. I have a craving to smoke, but I can't find any, or the filters drop off if I am holding one, or someone gives me one and it's "not right". Then her husband with whom I am lying in bed with (clothed) hands me a sort of lit cigar and I take a puff of it. As he and I are sitting on the bed, his wife, the above-mentioned artist, sits in a darkened corner by one of the windows. I can only see the top of her head. He tells me about his wife, telling me that she's a mystic. He also says that once, when she was in the hospital, and she cleansed herself using sage, by lighting sage and blessing herself with its smoke. I understand what he's saying as I've been cleansed by sage as well prior to a painting or dream workshop.

Then I realize her husband is sitting at the edge of the bed, naked, with an erected penis. I want to make love to him, but I know I'm in a situation I am not supposed to be in, especially with his wife in the room. I try to distract myself or hide from his wife by playing with the sheets, puffing them up and down. The next thing I'm aware of, his wife has her arm around me, leading me out of the room, softly saying, almost whispering, " You can never come back here again.". She says it so lovingly I am stunned. How can I be so lovingly dismissed?

Then, in the same house, the wife is leading people into a small dining area. She is encouraging me to go in and eat. I am confused as she told me I could never come here again, yet she is inviting me to dine with her and others in the house. I wake up.

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