Friday, June 15, 2012
Friday Five: Dream, Girls!
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!