“Please look to a dream or emotionally intense life situation and find the principles and attitudes that are most relevant to your subject. Note that we are working with your ego function, the basis on which you make choices in life. Once you know the underlying attitudes you can often change them to principles for living an effective and fulfilling life.”
Historically there has been a big tendency to impose on dreams to get meaning a Symbol System. In psychology it is their personality theory, like the Jungian anima-animus or shadow-persona. Such imposing of a symbol system onto dreams to produce dreamwork is likely to be highly distracting, taking people away from direct re-experiencing of the dream and not towards it.
These are the outstanding characteristics of the dream ego, the dreamer in the dream. When you analyze your dream for these characteristics, much will be revealed to you. Further, when you keep working with your dreams in functional dreamwork rather than interpretive dreamwork, you will see that you are becoming more active and effective in your dreams and thus start achieving plus scores.
These are self-statements that you feel may fit you or not fit you. But we are asking you to make a forced choice, one in which you have to choose, one way or another, if thee statement is about you or not. We usually take action in everyday life based on these self-statements and the attitudes behind them. So try and be honest with yourself in making your decision for or against here. Answer Yes or No according to how the self-statement pretty much applies to you or doesn’t. There are no right answers of course.
In the Jungian-Senoi dreamwork approach the ultimate focus is on the dream, always the dream, and not on a personality theory evolved in some psychologies that also work with dreams. When applying Jungian personality dynamics, such as anima-animus, to dreams, the Jungian model weakens so much that it does not always apply and is not found useful. One example is… does a woman have an anima as well as an animus or just an animus? And when applied to dreams, is it really true that all masculine figures in dreams represent her animus, her inner masculine?
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Jung was asked once, “you say individuation works on you whether you are conscious or not. The archetypes always compensate each other when we are one-sided. If the opposites work themselves out into balance in our lives whether we do the right thing or not, why then do the hard …
There are no absolute rules as to what the drego should and should not do in a dream but we do suggest the following general principles for drego participation and development. Here also are fundamental premises that we have observed from thousands of dreams worked with consciously and more or …
Dream – A dream is an experience in image, action and feeling when the ego is without conscious choice-making and awareness in terms of acting in outer life. The dreamer dreams the dream and awakes remembering the dream and writing it down. Thus we have the original dream experience when the dreamer is asleep, or not aware and active in the outer world. Then we have the remembered dream written down, the dream report.
Go where the energy is for new life.
Balance and rebalance energy.
Take it in, give it out.
Center in all things in each and every moment.
Build mutual centers everywhere.
Separate from common centers to individuate your own center.
Trust the process, trust the source.
1. WHAT IS PURPOSE? We do not discover a purpose for ourselves by defining what purpose is. We so often ask, what is my purpose in life? I don’t know what it is. Show it to me and of course, I will live that purpose if I agree with it. …
Expect adversaries. Meet your adversaries head-on. Stand for values. Take your defeats whatever way you can. Grow by them. Do not try to defeat your adversaries. If you have sufficient power, at least try to neutralize them. Tell the truth in conflicts . . . because honesty is one of …