"Dreams come in service to man."
This is the core message of Jeremy Taylor, D. Min., a dream worker and one of the founding members of IASD. He says, "Each one of us is uniquely blind to the deeper meanings of our own dreams, and dream work helps us see what amazing gifts are there, just below the surface … It is my assumption that all dreams come in the service of health and wholeness and that only the dreamer knows for certain what his/her dream means."
Noted historian and pioneer of Active Dreaming Robert Moss, addresses the healing aspect of dreams:
"The great Greek physician Galen always used to look at dreams with the idea that consciousness is traveling inside the body, during the body, and it brings back, through the vehicle of dream reports, accounts of what is right or wrong with it from which you can base, as a physician, the diagnosis of the condition and your recommendations on how to keep that body well… But in relation to healing – it`s about more than diagnosing physical symptoms; it`s about understanding the nature – emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness or otherwise."
Dreams can focus our attention toward health by presenting images that evolve and change through repeated dreams. They can allow us to fulfill desires that would be unacceptable in the waking state. They can also afford visions of how healing can occur. Dreams allow the blind to see and the deaf to hear, even when those faculties are present in the waking life. When your dreams come as healing agents, they serve others as well as yourself.
Then there are dreams that serve others through improving the quality of our lives. Stories of inventions and great ideas arising from dreams abound in our world. From mathematician Ramanujan to author Robert Louis Stevenson to inventor Elias Howe, accounts of dreams that spark innovations that relieve the burdens of life abound. Most of these dreams are incubated. Conscious intention for responsiveness on the part of the dreaming world is deliberately formed in the waking mind before sleep. What comes from this, is often the answer the dreamer seeks. That answer produces wholeness.
Have you created something of value to others through dream experiences? Or perhaps you have experienced a dream of profound healing. If so, share your HEALTH & WHOLENESS DREAM here and it's story.
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