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Carl Jung Substituting
« on: April 19, 2016, 05:47:55 PM »


     Dreamt that Carl Jung was substituting for an art class I was taking. I am an artist and had studied at this school. I also enroll occasionally in courses in order to use the equipment.

       On the last day of class I went to see him but was afraid to approach so I lingered by a small round table. I finally went to his desk and he said very firmly and directly, “You take very careful notes.”
I asked him if he liked being here and he seemed annoyed. I might have asked the question first and then he told me about my note taking. I took it as an observation on his part.

I realized that everyone in the class had made great progress on their projects (one girl had woven an entire rug) but that I had not accomplished anything that I could tell. I felt afraid and embarrassed and like I was losing control. Not really sure what I was doing out there. I seemed to be looking at everyone else’s work and not doing any of my own. There was a sense of dying or even suicide that was around.
I know there were two women that I associate with this feeling.  A mother and a daughter were in a different place with lots of windows on one side of a building. I felt pressure and gravity. Almost as if I were acting like them so that I would be protected, but that it was a burden to keep doing it and I was tired. Protected from what?

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Re: Carl Jung Substituting
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 09:52:01 AM »
Kikiargos – “Protected from what?” From yourself, that is why you, if you acted like them, would be protected from the you that has lost contact with the great creativity you have. For the class, the group of people who have produced work are all you.

 When we think of a friend or other people our thoughts are not them – just our thoughts and feelings about them. So dream images are ways of communicating via our associations not actual things or people. In the world of dreams our most intimate fears and longings are given an exterior life of their own in the form of the people, objects and places of our dream.

Jung in the dream represent your own ability to have an overview of your life – not a day to day here and now person, but a synthesised view of your life and what you are capable of, your potential. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/potential/

The instruction is to note carefully what you are doing. If you do you will avoid what is indicated or what you fear. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/self-observation and http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/

Also try being the girl who had woven an entire rug, by using http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson

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