What Do Dreams Have To Do With “Real” Life? Part II by Jean Raffa

Following on from yesterday’s post from Jean Raffa, here is the second part that explores how dreams can have lasting significance to our lives. Thanks to Jean for allowing me to share this with you, and kindly offering to answer any questions you may have.

What Do Dreams Have to Do with “Real” Life? Part I by Jean Raffa

Today and tomorrow I would like to share with you a wonderful example of dream work undertaken from a Jungian/symbolic perspective.  If you have trawled through my posts on the symbols that appear in dreams, but still feel unable to string them together to form a meaningful story, I hope the process outlined by Jean … More What Do Dreams Have to Do with “Real” Life? Part I by Jean Raffa

The Meaning of a Window in a Dream

Window dreams ask us to consider our perceptions of the world, what we see and what miss, what we let in and what we choose to draw the curtains on.  Windows in dreams remind us that there is an inner and an outer world, and how we see things depends very much on where we stand. … More The Meaning of a Window in a Dream

The Meaning of a Candle in a Dream

We have already looked at the symbol of fire with our post on fireplaces, and due to the flame of the candle, there is much overlap in the symbolism of candles and that of fire in general. Like all fires, a candle flame can symbolise the life force, or our eternal spirit. But candles have … More The Meaning of a Candle in a Dream

The Meaning of a Fireplace in a Dream

Fire itself is a very primal symbol, and holds universal significance to human beings across the globe.  Fire is both a destroyer and sustainer of life.  Fire protects against wild animals and enables food to be cooked.  Fire originally enabled people to see in the dark, and for this reason has profound connections with divinity … More The Meaning of a Fireplace in a Dream

The Meaning of Bread in a Dream

Advent Calendar Day 8: Bread Welcome to the eighth day of the Dream Well advent calendar! (Sorry it is a bit late, but don’t worry, day 9 will follow shortly after so we will keep on schedule!)  Today we are looking at dreams of bread.  This may be a dream of bread baking, of eating … More The Meaning of Bread in a Dream

Who is Paying the Rent? Dreams of Debt, For Daiva

Our first dream question to explore this month has been sent in by Daiva – thanks very much Daiva! Daiva writes about a dream in which she is surprised to find herself in an apartment that she knows she lives in, where the furniture is shabby and even broken.  She feels she is seeing it … More Who is Paying the Rent? Dreams of Debt, For Daiva

The Meaning of a Wedding in a Dream

A wedding dream can be a way of understanding how to bring different parts of the Self together in a happy balance – to create internal unity.  A happy wedding dream may even indicate that our male and female sides (the Jungian anima and animus) are in harmony, without one side dominating the other.  This is a great achievement, and should be enjoyed! … More The Meaning of a Wedding in a Dream