INTRODUCTION Dreamwork is a modality of personal and spiritual growth primarily for people who are experiencing significant dream activity, and who desire assistance in understanding them Over time, good dream analysis can bring insight, inspiration and practical benefit into all areas of our lives. Through dreams, the universe continually offers us information to assist our spiritual evolution, portraying not only the interior dynamics behind personal issues which might be resolved, but also the external dynamics behind all worldly issues as they impact us, positively or negatively: health, work, finances, habits and pastimes, family issues, close relationships, even larger societal factors. Dreams are a kind of “advance radar” available to all—we need only be interested in them. The information they provide is almost always indirect and symbolic. Why? There is no free lunch. We must do our part if we wish to benefit from what our spiritual faculties offer us. This means dreamwork, formal or informal. Informal   dreamwork   is   not   bothering   to   write   them   down   and   forming your                       own judgments.   Formal   dreamwork   can   be   said   to   be   writing   them   down   and   being   part   of   a   circle of   seekers   who   are   attuned   to   roughly   the   same   type   of   spirituality.   The   religion   you   come   out of,   if   any,   tends   to   be   irrelevant—as   long   as   you   don’t   cling   to   rigid   ideas   and   disrespect others. Agnostics   are   welcome.   I   don’t   believe   that   the   symbolic   and   communicative   functions   that dreams   have   in   our   spirituality   necessarily   excludes   the   accuracy   of   purely   scientific   theories. Both can be true at the same time, since they operate on different levels of reality. Finally,    it    is    important    to    understand    up    front    that    there    are    no    certainties    in    dream interpretation.   Nobody   can   predict   your   future   or   tell   you   what   your   friend   is   thinking,   but based   on   dreams   I—or   a   group—may   be   able   to   help   you   conclude   that   A   is   more    likely    to   take place   than   B,   or   that   X   is   much   more    likely    than   Y,   if   certain   things   are   not   done   to   head   them off;   or   that,   say,   over   the   next   5   years,   option   A   would   be   more    likely    be   fulfilling   if   you pursued   it   than   option   B.   An   enormous   range   of   personal   issues   can   be   resolved   through dreamwork.   Often,   a   certain   set   of   symbols   and   occurrences   in   a   dream   end   up   being   seen   in   a completely    different    way—for    example,    either    not    as    serious    or    alarming    as    they    were thought to have been, or vice-versa. If you ignore your dreams, your life may well turn out fine, like many peoples’ do: perhaps comfortable enough materially, but often missing out on deeper dimensions of personal and spiritual development (there’s no difference).  If you’re a true seeker however, you will intentionally cultivate a relationship with your inner self, and for some dreamwork is an important modality for doing so. WHAT YOU MAY HAVE BEEN THROUGH I expect you will already have thought about your dreams. Perhaps you’ve consulted dream and symbol dictionaries, or books or websites for information on common themes or events in dreams, or maybe you’ve talked to friends or therapists. And still you may be wondering! None of these efforts may have helped much, because (1) the dream might be too complex to talk about easily, (2) the people who have tried to help you may not know you well enough to link the dream to your circumstances, (3) they may not have sufficient understanding to interpret it well to begin with, (4) they may not have thought you were ready to know the meaning, or (5) the dream itself might be too personal to easily talk about. Dream-related counseling with me can take place either individually or in one of my dream circles. Both are explained below.   INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING    Our   first   session   especially   will   be   either   60   or   90   minutes   long,   depending   on   how   it   goes   and the   material   you   have   to   work   with   (bring   at   least   one   dream,   please).   It   would   be   primarily about us getting to know each other, and for me to get to know you in some detail. This   is   very   important,   because   dreams   often   happen   in   direct   response   to   our   external   and internal   situations   (what   I   call   a   person’s   life    configuration ).   They   cannot   be   well   interpreted without    this    knowledge.    When    we    work    together    on    a    dream,    we    will    come    to    a    joint   understanding    of   what   the   most   likely   meaning   of   the   dream   is   for   you,   because   in   the   end only   the   dreamer   can   truly   know   what   their   dream   means.   There   are   many   possible   meanings to   a   dream,   but   there   is   often   a   definite,   confirming   feeling   in   the   room   for   both   of   us   when   the “most relevant” meaning is arrived at and nailed down. If   you   wish,   we   can   then   look   at   ways   for   you   to   continue   to   enhance   your   relationship   to   your higher   self.   If   your   counseling   concerns   relate   primarily   to   your   dreams,   you   may   choose   to have   follow-up   sessions   only   once   every   couple   of   weeks   or   months,   since   a   primary   goal   will be   for   you   to   develop   a   “dialogue”   with   your   higher   self   and   to   interpret   your   dreams   on   your own. Also,   in   the   event   that   a   dream   you   want   to   discuss   is   long   or   complex,   before   our   session   you may    wish    (it’s    certainly    not    necessary)    to    write    me    a    Dream     and     Situation     email     to david@worldspirituality.com .    Simply    describe    it    in    as    much    detail    as    possible:    setting, background,   feelings,   time   frame,   events,   what   was   said,   colors   of   things,   etc.;   as   well   as   recent events   in   your   life.   This   can   save   us   time   and   increase   the   likelihood   that   the   session   will   be fruitful for you. Finally,    although    it    is    not    ideal,    I    also    offer    remote    online     interpretations     (see    below)    at different   levels   of   detail,   for   those   who   don’t   want   or   cannot   get   to   a   counseling   session.   If desired,        that        also        includes        one        phone        conversation        for        greater        clarity. DREAM CIRCLE                          If   you   wish   to   explore   your   dreams   in   a   group   therapeutic   setting,   you   may   be   able   to   join   my ongoing    dream    circles.    To    qualify,    you    must    frequently    remember    at    least    some    of    your dreams    be    willing    to    share    them,    and    also    be    willing    to    commit    to    regular,    biweekly attendance for a while. For more on dream circle logistics, see practical   specifics. How   dreams   circles   work   is   hard   to   describe.   After   entering   the   sacred    space    of   the   occasion, methodologies   are   used   to   ensure   that   everyone   contributes   and   benefits   from   the   session, whether   they   have   dreamed   recently   or   not.   Usually,   a   palpable   energy   takes   over   which facilitates   comments,   guesses,   remarks,   humor,   and   anecdotes   relevant   to   the   dreams—pretty much   always   resulting   in   spontaneous   and   meaningful   interpretations   of   them.   More   general insights   and   understandings   also   emerge,   which   participants   find   valuable.   A   Q&A/”check- out”   period   takes   place   at   toward   the   end   to   wrap   things   up,   before   we   “reemerge”   into normal life. Finally,   although   it’s   easy   enough   to   find   or   create   ongoing   dream   circles   without   fees   (mine are   pretty   low—see   practical    specifics ),   there   is   value   in   more   formal   therapeutic   structure. Paying    a    fee    usually    creates    a    discipline    and    openness    in    the    participant    which    would otherwise       not       be       there,       resulting       in       greater       benefits       from       the       sessions. INTERPRETATIONS Depending on your level of recall, your willingness to share details of your dream(s), as well as details about your current and past life circumstances, written interpretations of dreams can be helpful. Naturally, the more detail you can provide, the better I can help you pinpoint the most appropriate possible meaning. If you’d like an interpretation, decide which level of service you want and send me your information in the data fields below. (Note: more information can be entered than there seems to be space for.) LEVEL   1   (See   Sale   Below) :   General   description   of   different   possible   meanings .   You   dream   input should   not   be   more   than   50   words,   and   my   response   will   not   exceed   100   words.   No   personal information   is   necessary.   If   you   wish   to   provide   any   personal   information,   you   must   do   either Levels 2 or 3. LEVEL     2     (See     Sale     Below) :     General     likely     meaning     pinpointed     in     detail,     with     overall recommendations.    Be   as   detailed   as   you   can:   name   and   description   of   characters,   feelings, level   of   vividness,   verbal   exchanges   (exact   or   approximate),   colors   of   things,   etc.—but   do   not exceed   more   than   300   words.   (I   suggest   you   write   it   out   in   a   word   document   and   then   copy   it into   the   data   field,   again   since   the   data   fields   may   not   be   big   enough   to   display   everything you’ve   written   into   them.)   Personal   information   likewise   should   be   limited   to   300   words.   In addition   to   the   detailed   meaning,   I   will   elaborate   on   the   whys   and   wherefores   of   the   single most   likely   course   of   action   and/or   possible   shift   in   understanding   that   I   think   you   should adopt. LEVEL   3   (Sale   Price   $25) :   All   major   likely   meanings   pinpointed,   with   detailed   recommendations and   commentary .   Give   me   as   much   personal   information   as   you   can.   ( Note :   If   you   are   involved in   a   potentially   inconvenient   or   dangerous   situation   involving   complex   feelings   of   resentment, envy,   etc.   connected   with   various   people,   Level   3   is   definitely   your   best   option.)   For   this option   you   may   want   to   email   me   at   david@worldspirituality.com ,   since   the   fields   only   take around   350   words.   When   you   do   the   transaction,   let   me   know   in   one   of   the   fields   than   an email is coming. FOLLOW-UP ($50): If you’d like to strike up a kind of online dialogue over this or subsequent dreams, then send me more detailed information is both categories.
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Only   the   dreamer   can   know the     exact     meaning     of     a dream,     but     help     from     a spiritually      oriented      dream specialist    can    be    crucial.    Dreams    are    a kind      of      “advance      radar,”      continually offering     us     information     to     assist     our spiritual      evolution      through      universal symbolic      language,      helping      us      with internal      issues      as      well      as      practical matters.   Unpleasant   or   repetitive   dreams are        especially        important        in        this regard—sticky      or      difficult      situations involving   personalities   and   life   issues   are often portrayed, and solutions hinted at. Dreams    come    to    us    from    God    through super-conscious         channels         we         all possess—but   there   is   no   free   lunch,   so   we must     do     our     part     to     interpret     them. Dreamwork   involves   discerning   the   most appropriate       of       the       many       possible meanings   that   a   dream   may   have.   I   have some   talent   with   this   and   can   help   either individuals   or   work   with   small   groups.   I also   offer   interpretations   through   writing or   by   phone,   which   is   not   ideal   but   again, can   be   crucial   for   some   people   in   some situations.   Email   me   at   the   address   below or    check    the    full    site    from    your    home computer   in   order   to   submit   your   dream and related information. .    david@worldspirituality.com
David Low MS, PhD