I have always been fascinated with dream analysis. I read many books about universal symbols and meanings and I loved to study ways to decipher my dreams. I dream a lot and vividly. The recurring dreams always give me clues to the challenges in my life and insight into myself. Martha Beck’s ‘version’ of dream analysis is based on Carl Jung’s method which allows the objects in dreams to describe themselves and what their meaning and purpose is. It is very cool and I use it all of the time.
I spend time making vision boards, writing out my ideal life and making lists of people I want to meet, places I want to visit and experiences I want to have. I have had fascinating things happen to me doing this. I’ve told the story before of how I put Martha Beck’s picture on my bulletin board long before I knew she taught Life Coaching. Within a few weeks of putting up that picture, I won tickets to a women’s event at which she was speaking. A few months after that I was enrolled in her Life Coaching school and a few months after that I was sitting at her table at her coach training seminar! At that time, I had a picture of a banquet room on my bulletin board, which had no meaning to me at the time I put it up, but it matched perfectly the banquet room I was in when seated with Martha at that seminar!
I’ve had ‘feelings’ in my body many times in my life where change was about to occur. I ‘knew’ the house we would buy when I was pregnant with our first daughter, the moment we stepped across the threshold. I had a tuning fork-like vibration go through my body when I entered the new library in my neighbourhood and ‘knew’ I would work there. When I took my first piano lessons, 15 years ago, I sat in my teacher’s piano room and said “I can do this.” ..meaning, be a piano teacher – I had at that point never taken a piano lesson in my life and 7 years after that, I became a piano teacher.
The visions that are ‘coming’ to me now are about being on a journey, but getting blocked by an avalanche, trekking up a mountain, but stopping to build a cocoon and rest, laying down weapons and unfastening my armor…I figure these are ‘signs’ that I’m in a resting stage…?!
Our inner selves always have our best interests at heart. We are constantly being communicated with, but the question is, are we listening? The more I ‘see’ and listen ‘in’ the happier I’m becoming.