Day three of dreaming and another insight into my deeper darker unconscious.
My dreams tend to come in threes and occur around the first quarter of the moon when it’s around 50% illuminated. Half dark, half light like the yin and yang symbol. It’s a powerful time, maybe even more so than a full or new moon.
For me it shows me what is out of balance, where my fears are. How I’m really feeling deep down and brings the shadow into the light.
Last nights dream involved me leading some school kids through the secret subterranean tunnels under the cinema, through some toilets and out into the air. Going through deep hidden passageways. In one toilet I had found a family of rats which had just given birth and were in danger of being trodden on so I scooped them all up and gently placed them inside my jumper to take them to safety. In the in-between state of sleep and awake I could feel their tiny claws grabbing on to my skin.* I also returned to a former job again underground to finish some paperwork but was send on an errand by my long dead boss to gather ingredients to make a Jamaican fruit cake for a party.
I think I have pieced together all the information over the last few nights dreaming and I understand the messages.
Please don’t be afraid of your dreams and nightmares, they are an invaluable learning tool.
* In Shamanic terms it’s possible for negative energy to become attached to our energy body and feed from it. This causes loss of energy, depression and illness. The negative energy often takes the form of an animal/humanoid or other strange shape which clings to the energy body, In this case baby rats. It allows the Shaman to see the energy and remove it, removing the illness.
Shamanic healing is removing the things that do not belong with us and restoring the things that do. Bringing back a piece of a broken heart that you have left with a lover or a soul fragment that left your body through trauma. Returning you to wholeness and bringing back all of your pieces.
By journeying in the Astral planes and dream world I could see the negative energy attach to my body and I could remove it. I could also see the behaviour that attracted it. The dream world for me is a bit like bathing for my soul.