WAKE UP CALL! NEVER IGNORE YOUR DREAMS
When we dream at night, the dream appears real. It never occurs to us in the moment of dreaming, that what we are experiencing is not true. How many times do we dream? All through life we dream but never has the unreality of the dream been experienced or known during the dream its falsity never comes to our mind. Those who have awakened to greater truths claim that the world we see with open eyes is also no more than a dream. Life is a dream somehow.
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
Comparing to his mentor Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung doesn’t see the unconscious as animalistic, instinctual or sexual. For him, subconscious is more spiritual and the dreams are the window to your unconscious. They are the guides for waking self to achieve the wholeness. Jung believed that dream images reveal something about yourself, your relationships with others, and situations in your waking life. Dreams guide your personal growth and help in achieving your full potential. Jung's method of dream interpretation is placed more confidently on the dreamer. There is no one correct way to interpret a dream. Whatever interpretation feels right to you is most significant and more important than what someone else thinks or believes.
An American social psychologist Daniel Wegner noticed that when we are trying hard to ignore or suppress a thought, it often just keeps coming back (you can read why karma is not such a bitch here). Because of this, we also need to pay attention to our dreams. They can help us to identify things in our lives that we’re not paying enough attention to that are causing us problems. Comfort zone is an amazing place but nothing grows there. Dreams introduce us to the multi-dimensional souls that we truly are. Dreams can highlight roles we play in our own personal dramas while also providing experiences of the roles we avoid. We are not merely personalities doomed to simply live and die. We are much more interesting.