Listening to the Language of Your Nightly Dreams By Cynthia Richmond Dreams are a universal language, people dream in every culture and they have since Adam and Eve or the first humans began populating the planet. They are a natural process; you don’t have to try to dream. coque iphone Some people have intentionally squelched remembering their dreams due to trauma. Others wish they could turn off recurring dreams of disturbing images. coque iphone outlet We will address both of those issues and many others in this monthly column. Each situation is understandable of course. However, if you think of dreams as direct communication with your Source, and you have tools to help manage the emotional discomfort, you may be more inclined to remember and work with them. What we know for sure is that everyone dreams every night, in fact every mammal dreams every sleep time, you know what I am talking about if you have a dog and have ever watched him sleep—you imagine him chasing a rabbit or jumping into your arms—there is indeed a reason and value for our dream life. I am often asked: “Why are dreams so difficult to understand? Why can’t they just show me the answer? Why do I have to figure out the meaning behind the symbols or dream actions? Why don’t my dreams just spell it out?” Many dream symbols are universal, what Carl Jung referred to as coming from the Collective Unconscious. coque iphone en ligne A mountain may represent a difficult challenge if it is in your path, however if you are on top of it, you have achieved your goal. Taking it personal a mountain could be recreation, as in repelling or skiing, or simply represent a beautiful view. What comes to your mind when you think of a mountain? You may now imagine why dreams are almost always symbolic. Every image may have a different association to every dreamer. coque iphone 8 That may be why it can be startling to wake up with the exact factual answer to your question or to remember saying the words you longed to hear from someone in your dreamscape. coque iphone xr But a small percentage of dreams are literal and require no interpretation. Additionally a percentage of dreams are precognitive, that is they predict a truth that becomes evident. During the 1960’s there were two dream bureaus, one in London, England and one in New York, USA each registered dreams from folks who tended to have dreams that came true. coque iphone xr In order for a dream to be deemed precognitive there had to be proof, such as a newspaper article or other factual information. A dreamer may have dreamed of a plane crash and have seen the N number, (registration) on the tail of the plane. soldes coque iphone 2019 They may have dreamt of an earthquake with damage in a specific location…or they could have dreamed of the unexpected death of a loved one. During those years it was determined that 12% of dreams do come true. So whether your dreams are guidance for your life in the present, inspiration for your future, an opportunity to connect with your dear departed loved ones or creative inspiration to enhance your life or improve your health, I hope you will join me here each month as we explore and seek to understand the mystical, beautiful language of our nightly dreams.
Cynthia Richmond is a board-certified behavioral therapist, author, educator, television host, radio host, voice-over artist, columnist and speaker. Cynthia has written a weekly column for the Arizona Republic. coque iphone x “In Your Dreams,” which first ran weekly in the Los Angeles Times for more than three years. coque iphone soldes In addition her column interpreting the dreams of school children ran for over a year and solicited invitations to speak at schools throughout Southern California. For two years Ms. Richmond was the popular host of the daily, live, national television program, State of Mind on the NBC cable television network from New York. coque iphone She has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, The View with Barbara Walters, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Beyond with James Van Praagh, Donny & Marie, Leeza, EntertainmentTonight, The Today Show, Men Are From Mars, Montel, Gordon Elliot, Maury, Ricki Lake, Soap Talk, Inside Edition, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox News Network and on many other local and national television programs. Cynthia was the 2010 Visionary Award recipient from NAWBO, the National Association of Women Business Owners. Entertainment Tonight called her “One of the country’s foremost authorities on dreams and their meanings. coque iphone x Cynthia was the dream expert on Infinite Quest, an online university created by psychic medium John Edward throughout its existence. She speaks to groups around the country and does private sessions via electronic media. coque iphone x “Our nightly dreams are our connection to Source, they offer us guidance, encouragement, inspiration and connection to departed loved ones. coque iphone en ligne Writing our dreams down when we wake preserves them for interpretation and continued benefits.
By: Cynthia Richmond Nightmares or unsettling dreams are most often messages from our subconscious mind reflecting our health; either emotional, mental or physical. The subconscious mind knows the status of every cell in our bodies, and our dreams are a barometer of our health, if we pay attention! Before all of the scans, diagnostic tools and electronics we have today, in ancient times, nightly dreams were relied on for important health information. In ancient Babylon for example there were healing gardens, where the in-firmed would come for healing. The priest/healer would listen to the patient’s symptoms and prescribe an herbal drink to induce sleep and dreams. acheter coque iphone en ligne In the morning the healer would listen to the dreams and dictate the healing regime based on his interpretation. One interesting aspect of this time was that if the ill person could not travel, they could send a proxy! A person that knew and loved the in-firmed individual would fill-in and the priest would give them the herbal drink and listen to their dream for the patient! One of the reasons we dream is compensatory, bad dreams then can be sort of a safety valve…letting out steam so we can release stress and not carry it into our next day. This can lower blood pressure and has other medical benefits. Many people with cancer, for example, have a dream of something eating them up, or of bugs invading their home or car before they learn that their body has indeed been affected by cancer. In the language of dreams, the home and the vehicle are often symbolic for the physical body. We may ask our subconscious mind, what is in the best interest of our health at this time, before we go to sleep…and review the morning’s dream for clues. Often my clients get messages indicating that they should play more, revert to childhood joys, or be quiet instead of chaotic. coque iphone pas cher Many dreams suggest foods that the body is wanting for specific nutrients it would benefit from. soldes coque iphone 2019 Common nightmares for adults include being chased by an unrecognizable figure. This can indicate that an illness is taking over the cellular structure, but it can also be a psychological or emotional stress, such as a deadline from an unreasonable boss or an argument with a loved one. The point is that stress leads to physical illness and we need to pay attention to our dreams. coque iphone 6 There is a common phrase, be careful what you wish for. An ominous warning that we may not be aware of the consequences of what we want at a particular moment. Sometimes our nightmares remind us that we are out of control and in harms way. I once had a client who had a nightmare in which he was driving too fast on a curvy road and was out of control, he couldn’t reach the brake pedal, the seat became unattached from the floorboard, he barely survived in his dream and when he woke he immediately knew that his fast lane friends and his drug habit were getting the best of him and he sought help. Frequent health nightmares include tsunamis of water where only the dreamer seems to notice the danger. coque iphone soldes Water can represent emotion and in this dream it is overwhelming. coque iphone The dreamer is out of balance, consumed by something harmful, be it food, alcohol, drugs or a lifestyle choice that is threatening their health. Write down your dreams and nightmares and try to let yourself accept the dream imagery. Ask yourself what does this mean? Or what does my body want? Dreams can direct you to a better life, to releasing an unhealthy relationship, to leaving a crippling job, or to a literal message to see your doctor.
I help my clients gain clarity on what they truly want in their lives, relationships and/or in their careers. I assist them as they determine their next moves. I am a life coach. coque iphone en ligne I help them take their lives & careers from good to great, making them feel more meaningful, purpose-driven and successful. coque iphone pas cher —————————— Life coaching is not therapy. Life coaching involves overcoming the obstacles that get in your way to personal and career success. But it is not “therapy.” So…. what is it then? It is working together with clients to help them identify what is and is not working in their lives — using inquiry and tools. coque iphone 2019 It is teaching clients to enhance what is uniquely right for them so they can live happier lives and/or have more successful careers. And just as important, it is giving clients the tools to minimize the things that are not working well in their lives. It’s sharing with clients the life tools that can help them identify and overcome limiting beliefs that hinder their growth and personal achievement. It includes helping them define their goals and come up with actionable plans to achieve them. It is guiding them into healthier, more successful practices and witnessing their growth. It’s guiding them as they re-establish their passions and strengths & it’s helping them learn how to better celebrate them! fly away birdie tumblr It is not “fixing” a client’s life for them. It is giving them the tools and the confidence to problem-solve on their own, so that eventually, clients do not need a coach. coque iphone x (Yes, that’s right….a good coach will coach herself right out of a job!) Thus, it is giving clients the tools to thrive, and fly…. coque iphone 6 Specialties: Helping clients overcome the obstacles that get in the way of their successes. Helping women identify and address the road blocks that are preventing them from achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. Helping mothers find more fulfillment. Helping mothers who may want to re-enter the workforce, but aren’t sure what to do or how to do it. Helping clients find their passion and celebrate their gifts! Other: Dream analysis — Studies have shown that the subconscious mind controls more than 90 percent of our behaviors. Dream analysis can tap into and bring awareness to some of the wisdom and messages that our subconscious mind has for us. Our dreams are filled with symbols. This dream analysis process helps unlock the meanings behind them on a very personal level. For instance, if a client comes to me with a snake in their dream, I do not tell them the Freudian version of what that snake might represent (phallic symbol/sexual drive, etc.) A snake will have varying meanings to different people. To a zookeeper or a herpetologist, a snake might represent work. To my daughter it might represent that animal that I will not let her have, and to another family-member of mine, it might be the symbol of sheer terror. But, to a client of mine whose dream we analyzed it actually represented danger and her father’s protection from it because her dad used to kill rattlesnakes on his ranch and hang them on their barbed wire fence. He also wore snakeskin boots. As you can imagine, the meaning is indeed very unique to the specific dreamer. coque iphone This work involves helping the client de-code the meanings as it pertains specifically to themselves. It is a fascinating and revealing process. I’m very efficient with this, but it can still be a time-consuming process as most dreams have several symbols at once.
The Dream and Its Amplification
by Erel Shalit, Nancy Swift Furlotti
“The Dream and Its Amplification unveils the language of the psyche that speaks to us in our dreams.
We all dream at least 4-6 times each night yet remember very few. Those that rise to the surface of our conscious awareness beckon to be understood, like a letter addressed to us that arrives by post. Why would we not open it? The difficulty is in understanding what the dream symbols and images mean. Through amplification, C. G. Jung formulated a method of unveiling the deeper meaning of symbolic images. This becomes particularly important when the image does not carry a personal meaning or significance and is not part of a person’s everyday life.
Thirteen Jungian Analysts from around the world and a celebrated Jungian Scholar have contributed chapters to this book on areas of special interest to them in their work with dreams. This offers the seasoned dream worker as well as the novice great insight into the meaning of the dream and its amplification.
Contributors to this edition of the Fisher King Review include: Erel Shalit, Nancy Swift Furlotti, Thomas Singer, Michael Conforti, Ken Kimmel, Gotthilf Isler, Nancy Qualls-Corbett, Henry Abramovitch, Kathryn Madden, Ron Schenk, Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Christian Gaillard, Monika Wikman, and Gilda Frantz.
Twelve of the fourteen distinguished contributors to this volume are IAAP (International Association for Analytical Psychology) certified Jungian analysts, one is a licensed psychoanalyst and a celebrated Jungian scholar, and one Jungian analyst was trained by and was a very close associate of Marie-Louise von Franz.
Also important to note about this distinguished lists of contributors: one is a past President of the IAAP, eight serve on the editorial boards (two of whom are editors) for prominent Jungian journals, and seven of the contributors have been presidents of accredited Jungian Societies.
Two of the contributors have served on the Philemon foundation board of directors, one as founding member and past president and was a key figure in bringing C.G. Jung’s Red Book into publication. Two of The Dream and Its Amplification contributors are also on the board of ARAS (Archives of Research in Archetypal Symbolism).”
Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives
by James Hollis
“What does life ask of us, and how are we to answer that summons?
Are we here just to propagate the species anew?
Do any of us really believe that we are here to make money and then die?
Does life matter, in the end, and if so, how, and in what fashion?
What guiding intelligence weaves the threads of our individual biographies?
What hauntings of the invisible world invigorate, animate, and direct the multiple narratives of daily life?
In Hauntings, James Hollis considers how we are all governed by the presence of invisible forms spirits, ghosts, ancestral and parental influences, inner voices, dreams, impulses, untold stories, complexes, synchronicities, and mysteries which move through us, and through history. He offers a way to understand them psychologically, examining the persistence of the past in influencing our present, conscious lives and noting that engagement with mystery is what life asks of each of us. From such engagements, a deeper, more thoughtful, more considered life may come.”
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
by C.G. Jung
“In the spring of 1957, when he was eighty-one years old, C. G. Jung undertook the telling of his life story. At regular intervals he had conversations with his colleague and friend Aniela Jaffé, and collaborated with her in the preparation of the text based on these talks. On occasion, he was moved to write entire chapters of the book in his own hand, and he continued to work on the final stages of the manuscript until shortly before his death on June 6, 1961.
This edition of Memories, Dreams, Reflections includes Jung’s VII Sermones ad Mortuos. It is a fully corrected edition. “