Dreaming is waking up inside.
Dreams are as portals to our inner world. This is my reading of my dream in Sydney. There are many symbols and messages in this dream. Some part, I understand and part of that comprehension, I share with you. Some are secrets that I still keep with me. As always you are welcome to share your thoughts!
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1. Each woman manifested throughout her life the different faces of the Goddess, the feminine energy. In the dream this feminine energy first appears as the face of the crone Goddess who represents the midwife, the Witch, the Wise Woman, because she knows the occult and the spiritual world. It is the Queen of Mysteries and also the Goddess of Healing. It governs the endings, the knowledge, the transformation and death. In the dream called to deal with the hidden face of the Goddess is so strong that I appear as the Night Queen, dressed in a long black dress. The significance of the color black is mystery, protection, and control of the self. However, as a friend reminded me, the black can also reveal our vulnerabilities and fears. Here is the meaning of the Night Queen by Jessica Galbreth.
The Night Queen is about to embark on a journey. She looks back at us to see if we are ready to go with her. While she does not know where she going, she knows why she is going. She seeks wisdom and is willing to venture into the unknown to find it. She wraps herself in a black cloak, the color of the night, but underneath she’s uncloted, a symbol of her vulnerability during this trip to the unknown world. Her companion is a raven who will help you whisper secrets and the messages. In her hand she carries a representing the purpose of her quest: to unlock the door to mysteries. The Night Queen invites us to visit the dark corners of our soul and the uncharted realms of the spiritual world. Realize that this is not a pleasurable ramble through the woods, with sunlight spilling through the leaves. Instead, we will be asked to bare your soul and face our fears.
2. To balance the feminine energy of Queen, arises Richard Armitage represented the King in his fullness. There is an atmosphere of seduction and complicity between the couple, who share secrets and intimacy. He knows where I’m going, and why I’m going. The actor tells me the chorus of the song The Garden by Einsturzende Neubauten, with a slight variation. I first heard this song of saturnine temperament when I was very young. For me, the song speaks about the passage of time. The time required for the awakening of consciousness and maturity of the soul. To heal our wounds and being whole in a relationship. Above all it talks about waiting, waiting for the other person’s time. That is the promise in my dream: You’ll find me in the garden waiting for you when you are ready for it. If not, send me the rain.
You will find me if you want me in the garden unless it’s pouring down with rain You will find me waiting through sping and summer You will find me waiting waiting for the fall You will find me waiting for the apples to riped You will find me waiting for them to fall You will find me by the banks of all four rivers You will find me at the spring of conciousness
3. The door symbolizes the crossing point between two states, between two worlds, between the known and the unknown. The door opens on a mystery. But it has a dynamic psychological value, because not only indicates a passage, but invites cross it. It is an invitation to journey into the unknown.
4. I let the Goddess in her crone aspect and I become the maiden, the seed of than will become. I go back in time, to my university days and my world is a colorful place and full of dreams. I bring here the words of a friend, because I can not express myself as well as she: “I was a basically happy young woman, ambitious, but eager to learn and try new things. When we are young there is a world of possibilities open to us. I can have everything and be what I want. I’ll find a job, the right job, and I’ll be great for him. My research will always fascinate me. I’ll always love you.” So I meet this other version of myself. A version that made different choices of what I did. I have a sense of mourning for all the choices I did not, for all the broken dreams or not realized, the loss of that version of myself. But, “what kicks me in the stomach is the sudden reminder of the longing I feel for that kind of unburdened relationship with the universe and fate.” However, sea water washes my feet, getting rid of all the blame that we carry for our choices and the weight of our broken dreams.
5. The otter symbolizes feminine energy in its perfect balance. She lives on earth, but your home is always near water. The elements Earth and Water are the female elements by exelencia. Otter is always moving and is very curious. With its sporty and adventurous spirit, the Otter believes that everyone around him are its friends, until they prove otherwise. These character traits are the characteristics of a well balanced female side, our side that allows others to enter our lives without our suspicions or prejudices. Otter teaches us that well balanced female energy is not jealous or malicious, is a spirit of brotherhood, always happy to share her good fortune, as well as enjoy the good fortune of others. Otter teaches us that a loving relationship, it is important to nurture and support each other without compromise the your own individuality.
6. The end of the dream refers to very old tale that deals with the most important for soul: the return to the true home, the return to your own being. The story is commonly called “The Seal Maiden” or Selkie-o, Pamrauk, Little Seal. I first read the book Clarisse Estés Pinkola, Women who run with the Wolves in the story called Sealskin, Soulskin (Homing: Returning to OneSelf). The story tells about where we truly come from, what we are made of, and how we must all, on a regular basis, use our instincts and find our way back home. It tells about the loss of wild soul because of naïveté, poor insight into the motivations of others, inexperience in projecting what might happen in the future, not pay attention to all the clues in the environment. The pelt in the story is not so much an article as representation of a feeling state and a state of being _ a state that is cohesive, soulful and of the wildish female nature. Thanks, Richard, for helping me to return my home.
The song is “Sealwoman/Yundah” by Mary Mclaughlin
Shadow of dream, ancient mystery Oh how I long for your sweet caress Oh how I long for your gentleness Torn between sea mists and solid land Nights when I’ve ached for a human hand I’ll come to you when the moon shines bright But I must go free with the first streak of light Over the waves you call to me Shadow of dream ancient mystery Oh how I long for your sweet caress Oh how I long for your gentleness
7. The fishermen and the dolphins have to do with guilt and fears. At the moment, I have a huge task ahead, my own journey to Erebor. The symbolism of the dolphin can be read in “Dolphin Dream“, and talks mostly about keeping rhythm. My unconscious, overcome with guilt because the energy spent in this world “Richard Armitage” and the fear that it may cause the loss of Erebor, it sends me that image terrible. As in the dream, I’ll deal with the “terrible things” at the appropriate time, ie, when they happen, and if they happen.
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