"Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens." Carl Jung

 

Dream Interpretation

From a Jungian Process point of view (some of my training), your ego conscious mind is connected to your memories, keeping you connected with the "tried and understood" behaviours that guide you through your day. But what about those situations when you encounter an uncharacteristic response, or when your own response is uncharacteristic, or when a situation tosses you into a tailspin?

These often represent the areas of your psyche that are still underdeveloped. The problem is, you just cannot learn everything you need to learn in your lifetime. What can you do?

Jung believed that there is a "higher self" that, when helped to grow, can handle most of those situations, and furthermore, this higher self can help you move toward fulfilling your destiny. OK, this is a pretty high goal, so the main thing is to get on the path toward your destiny, and flow along the path more easily.

If this is what you are interested in doing, then studying your dreams is taking a huge first step on that path.

Over a period of four sessions, Cameron helps you interpret your dreams, thereby nurturing your higher self, Jung calls this the manifest self, because it is encompasses your ego, your conscious mind, your unconscious mind and is connected to a spiritual life, and the collective spirit of the world. In other words, its BIG.

Want to give it a try? The cost is $620 for 8 hours. For example, you email in dreams written in a document, Cameron sends you feedback, asks you questions about the content and you reply...this usually takes 1-2 hours of Cameron's time. Then you have a 1:1 session with Cameron using  an online virtual program that works for both of you. This is usually 1-1.5 hours. The sessions continue over a period of time, usually two to four weeks. Cameron will often want you to do homework between sessions, which may include art, music, movement.

How to remember your dreams

Splurge a little and buy a journal that you want to write in. It can be lined, or unlined, have dates or not, a standard soft cloth cover, simulated leather or any material that identifies this as a special book. Blank unlined pages are very good for doodling or sketching dream imagery; drawing "amplifies" dream material; its like you telling your higher self, "I hear you, I am really trying to understand and honour what you are showing me."

Before Sleep

Tell yourself quietly or mentally, “I will remember my dream tonight and I will write about it in my journal when i awaken.”

This is a gentle hypnotic suggestion or affirmation you can give yourself. It is used to counteract self-talk, such as “I never remember my dreams.” Now you know why someone will not remember a dream; they have effectively told themselves they will not recall a dream. Hypnotic suggestions are very powerful indeed.

Upon awakening, gently reach over to your dream journal and write down or draw any dream recall you have; a dream fragment or snippet is just as good as an essay when it comes to dream work. A fragment is actually the “key” I use to help someone develop their dream recall and understand their dreams. The fragment could also be called a hologram; its contents uncover a rich tapestry of dream material that is just below the surface.

Your higher self slowly assembles negative and positive dream material around itself, like a mandala assembled around a spiritual core.