Friday, June 15, 2012
Jan at Yearning for God has been studying Carl Jung and dreams with a group of friends. She invites us to play today's RevGalBlogPals Friday Five by asking some dreamy questions:
Everyone dreams: Do you remember your dreams? How often?
Yes, I almost always remember my dreams. I dream in color and sound and am aware of feelings in the dreams.
Did you or do you have a recurring dream? Share it, if you'd like.
Over my lifetime, I've had four memorable recurring dreams, sequentially through my life, it seems. My earliest dream memory was a vivid abandonment recurring dream. The second was an ominous prophetic recurring dream. The third was a FairyTale-esque recurring dream. This one pretty much stopped at the time of the end of a 23 year marriage, 15 years ago. However, I did have one of these fairly recently.
Have you ever had recurring themes or images in dreams? Examples?
This involves my most recent of the four recurring dreams. I have been having these since the time that there was not to be another actual pregnancy or baby in real life, and I have it even now. One variation involves discovering I am pregnant -- in my dream I can feel the baby movement in me -- and being totally amazed and delighted by this. Another variation involves a baby -- always an infant girl. She is mine -- biologically, or at least to take care of -- and sometimes, in the dream, that is challenging, but most often it is peaceful and happy.
Do you day dream? About what?
Yes. Most often I daydream about what miracles might be possible.
What are your dreams/hopes/goals for the future?
More pleasure, more play, more health and energy, more creativity and enjoying the gifts in each day. I hear that sounding pretty vague with a tinge of Pollyanna. But, at the end (I hope and pray it's the end) of a way-too-long period of drama and angst and trying too hard at things that bore little or no fruit -- and blaming myself far too much -- I'm ready for more JOY!
Friday, June 08, 2012
Today's RevGalBlogPal Friday Five is from revkjarla who offers us this Friday Five in honor of spontaneous thinking!
1. What religion/faith besides yours captures your curiousity and why?
Neo-paganism, I think, because it's earthy, celebrative, and diverse.
2. What is the first or most memorable pop song you ever learned as a kid?
Oh gee, I grew up in the early 60's so my life played out to all the Beatles songs. But the first one I remember was a real oldie from the 50's: "Que Sera, Sera" by Doris Day.
3. If God were a color.....(finish this sentence creatively) ... there would have been an "only begotten" gay child!
4. If you were going to make a sandwich right now for lunch, and you magically had all the items you need for it, what would that sandwich be?
A gluten free wrap with Chipotle-esque ingredients: grilled meat, black beans, seasoned rice, multiple salsas, avocado, cheese and sour cream. I'll have some Sangria with that!
5. How are you doing? Really, how are you?
Considering everything -- and by "everything" I mean multitudes of unbloggable church-related stuff -- I'm doing very well, thank you very much. In the midst of feeling confused and sad and impotent, I also am very excited about a future that has not been revealed. And I have a massage appointment today!
Bonus: What are you enjoying/loving right now?
I'm going with a "general" right now instead of a "right this very minute" right now:
Sunny days, pictures and videos of my grandson, good food and a little wine with good friends on a regular basis, and getting back to sewing some stuff.