We are approaching the winter solstice, the day that turns the dark to light for the next six months of the year…
Just as light is a metaphor, so is darkness: in dreams, the dark can stand for unawareness, confusion, unconsciousness, deeper feelings waiting beneath the surface. When you dream of night or a dim place, consider… what’s happening there? How do you feel when there? What are you trying to “see” (become aware of) within yourself, situations, and others?
Most often, our nightmares take place in the dark. (If you have one of these, take a look at the “nightmares” post for how to discern its message and move past such a dream.) When we are scared of the dark, what are we really afraid of? What we don’t understand about ourselves is what frightens us the most. Often, what we have a hard time facing is just what we need most.
Two thought-provoking quotes from Carl Jung for this time of year:
- “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”
- “Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light, but making the darkness conscious.”
Of course, then again, all hail the return of the light! Spring is just around the corner…
Next time, by request, dreams of zombies and other creatures. Until then…sweet dreams!