- Step One: Associations
- Step Two: Dynamics
- Step Three: Interpretations
- Step Four: Rituals
Jung observed that dreams perform restorative, corrective, compensatory, prophetic, and developmental roles in our psyche; that to attend to our dreams is to attend to the cry of the soul.
The above is from the other book I use in my dream work, The Art of Dreaming: A Creativity Toolbox for Dreamwork by Jill Mellick. And this brings me to Found Poem Friday...
Four and Twenty post a daily prompt on their facebook page and Friday is always found poem day. So, today I wanted to share this found poem I wrote from The Art of Dreaming as it perfectly sums up my week.
Receive Dreams as Messengers from Another Realm
Dreams haunt us.
Their images, words, sounds, feelings.
They disturb, amuse,
They are messengers
from another realm
with their own logic.
The narrative structure of the soul –
a logic that dispenses
with cause and effect,
exists in a timeless
spatially unbounded universe
where we are allowed
to do the impossible:
occupy two time frames or places at once.
What if we pay attention to our dreams...
Let their images feed our imaginations...
The heart of the dream will beat
in our actions, and lead us onward.
Copyright © Kirsten Cliff
First published in the Bay of Plenty Times 'Poets Corner', Saturday 19 September, 2009