"Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day." — C.G. Jung (Memories, Dreams, Reflections)
1: Who are you in the dream?
2: Who are you with in the dream?
3: What details stand out?
4: What do you feel about these details?
5: What are the various actions in the dream?
6: How are you acting and behaving in this dream?
7: What relation does this dream have to your personality?
8: What does the dream want from you?
9: What are the various feelings in this dream?
10: What relation does this dream have to what is happening right now in your life?
11: Why did you need this dream?
12: Why have you had this dream right now?
13: What relation does this dream have to something in your future?
14: What questions arise because of this dream work?
15: Who or what is the adversary in the dream?
16: What is being wounded in this dream?
17: What is being healed in this dream?
18: What or who is the helping or healing force in this dream?
19: Who or what is your companion in this dream?
20: Who are your helpers and guides in life as well as in your dreams?
21: What symbols in this dream are important to you?
22: What actions might this dream be suggesting you consider?
23: What can happen if you work actively with this dream?
24: What is being accepted in this dream?
25: What choices can you make because of having this dream?
26: What questions does this dream ask of you?
27: Why are you not dealing with this situation?
28: What do you want to ask your dream spirits?
My older sister got me into this in the 1970s when I was in my early teens.
I would cite where it came from if I had the foggiest idea. Do help if you know as I think we all deserve to be recognised (and occasionally rewarded) for the words we write.
Extraordinary as the mind is, reading a few lines about a dream I had 35 years ago does bring it all back.
Actually I can recall a dream I had when I as about four, being strangled by Rolf Harris. I asked my mother recently if my father had a beard at the time, he didn't, though there were plenty of times he said 'I could strangle you.'
That's it, I wanted him to be like Rolf Harris but he was rubbish at painting and wanted to kill me
So that's explained, 44 years on.
Nothing like giving it time ...
Brilliant!Oh brilliant! Thanks for sharing- I'm definitely popping a notebook back on the bedside table from now on.
A psychotherapist told me that you are all the people in your dream, and that a dream is about your possible futures.
It is very interesting to apply those two ideas to all your dreams, and implicit in some of the questions in this list.