Last time we saw how my dream brought me to understand how flippant I was with my repeated incubations. I realized that the unconscious is a friend that one should not inconvenience. It gives us the information that it deems necessary and then it’s up to us to make our decisions.
God gave us conscious faculties, the intelligence with the capacity to reflect, analyze and judge and the feelings. Using them, we can make a choice. So it is lazy to prefer to incubate a dream. Help is provided by a dream only when our conscious means are no longer sufficiant to help us because the solution is beyond the conscious’ reach.
Here today is a beautiful dream that illustrates this.
This dream came to Anna at a time in her life when she faced a particularly difficult career decision, a perplexing choice between two completely opposite positions :
I am with the Virgin Mary, whom I know to be my close friend.
Mary asks about what is going on in my life. When I tell her of my pending career decision, Mary insists that we go to see a psychic named Ruth. I am reluctant to see a psychic.
But Mary assures me that this one is so good that years earlier she has predicted the immaculate conception, Mary’s marriage to Joseph, and the resurrection of Jesus.That makes me feel more comfortable.
When we meet Ruth, I am very impressed – Ruth is everything an enlightened being should be.
I pose my career-choice question to the psychic, only to get this response :
- What a wonderful opportunity you have, and I know you’ll make the right decision !
The dream does not give any answer, but it exerts a stimulating effect on the dreamer, who by then has understood that the decision belongs to her. Even the best psychic cannot help her. And why would she do it, since Anna has within her the capacity to make her own decision ?
What a wonderful opportunity to trust one self and take the decision without incubation !
Dreams, Tonight’s Answers for Tomorrow’s Questions, Mark Thurston, Harper and Row, Publishers, San Francisco, p.99
I thank the artists for their illustrations listed in order of their presentation :
Perplexed woman : befully.com
Mary : Sonia Rolland, Miss France, actualite-portail.free.fr
A psychic : love-whoami.blogspot.com
Announce to Mary by the English painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rosetti, 1828-1882
Resurrection by the German painter and engineer Mathias Grünewald
The psychic Ameline: lesmeilleursvoyants.fr
Castle on River, 1820, by the German painter and architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel