Waking at night to jot down your dreams? What a drag, right? ‘I’ll be wiped out!” Right? But…I ask you to think again: First of all, the process of embracing your dreams and releasing them provides lush relief. Secondly, the subconscious outpour has amazing clues and healing messages. I began studying dreams when I found a big book of dream interpretation in my brother’s library: then…of course, there is Carl Jung. Dreams illuminate.
A bounty of dreams travelled through the night with me. So much imagery: bus rides, school trips, lost cars, choosing between cars, returning home, my dogs, my heart, a black serpent, the Catskills, a lost-and-found bag, reunion with children and loved ones. SOOOOOO much there. Here’s a nugget on the “black serpent” from blacksnake.org:
“There are several possible meanings for black snake dreams. The most common dream interpretation is about dealing with dark emotions, such as sadness or depression.
Black can also represent the unconscious or the unknown. The presence of the snake in a dream may point to significant changes that are taking place in your life. When interpreting your dream, it’s important to remember that this symbol has both negative and positive connotations. Serpents symbolize threats and challenging situations, but also the emergence of new insights and transformation.”