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05/14/2012

A PROPHETIC DREAM, CH 2

 

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Last time we saw a premonitory dream pointing to an impending danger.

Today, let’s see a dream unveiling an event, which will happen many years later.

This is Margaret’s dream, a student of mine who, twenty years ago, wanted to learn dream interpretation.

This dream came to her in 1992:

“I was part of a group going to a conference on health.

We were walking, I was in the back of the group and falling behind.

Then I found myself at the conference.

The subject was: “How to treat the illnesses of modern society and AIDS in particular.

I listened todifferent speakers and all of a sudden a voice spoke out and said:

“ - In the relatively near future – and I know in my dream that that means in twenty to thirty years – in the relatively near future, the voice says, dreams will be a very good therapy to treat the ills of modern society.”

The voice paused then added:

- It will even be an excellent therapy !

And then the voice strongly proclaimed :

- And it will be recognized.”

 

Interpretation

I was part of a group going to a conference on health.  We were walking.

The dream invites the dreamer to take an interest in the research concerning health.

I was in the back of the group and falling behind.

The image underlines the dreamer’s lack of enthusiasm.  She clearly shows resistances towards the dream world and has a very ambiguous attitude.

On the one hand, she seems to display open-mindedness in regards to the interior world by joining my workshops, but on the other hand she’s very hesitant, even defiant.  She scarcely accepts that dreams have a meaning and can guide her on her life path. She doesn’t progress, she lags behind in this interior transformation work.

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The subject of the conference was: how to treat the illnesses of modern society and AIDS in particular.

Why does the dream specifically mention AIDS?

Let’s look at the symbolic meaning of this illness. Symbolically  AIDS is an illness of the soul.

AIDS contamination mostly happens when one makes love without any protection.

On the symbolic level it means that we embrace points of view without distrust and discernment ; we enjoy adopting fleeting opinions, ideas, ideals, and trendy behaviors which pretend to grant immediate pleasure. But we do it without using our own judgment to properly evaluate the soundness of these trends.

Our world is intoxicated with all kinds of fads and theories.

All these currents pretend to know human beings, but actually they don’, because they have no connection with the soul, the psyche, the symbol of which is the butterfly. In fact they don’t understand the dreams, which are the soul’s inner language.

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We adopt the prevailing norms and conceptions, which deviate us from our authenticity. We no longer listen to our own instinctive reactions and feelings which are the forces defending us. We no longer know what is appropriate for us or not, we live in dispersal, conflict and anguish. We loose our capacity to fend for ourselves, we loose our immune power and we contract AIDS symbolically.

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I listen to the different speakers and all of a sudden a voice speaks out and says:

In the relatively near future – and I know in my dream that that means in twenty to thirty years –

 Margaret received this dream in 1992.  The dreamer knows in her dream that in a “relatively near future” means within twenty to thirty years which would be in : 2012, 2022. Twenty years ago the dream forecasted events, which are beginning to come true.

 

And here is what the dream predicted:

Dreams will be a very good therapy to treat the ills of modern society and particularly AIDS.

For many years our society has been witnessing the proliferation of therapies of all kinds, as one dream put it: “they sprout up like mushrooms after a rainfall”.

This multitude of different and varied therapies attempts to alleviate the prevailing distress, which goes to prove that the soul is ill. Actually the soul issuffering a great deal. Could the external pollution correspond to the internal pollution ?

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But soon alongside all these reigning therapies, we will really come to understand that dreams have a therapeutic value, that they are a very good therapy. The dream will then regain its true dimension and the place it had been granted throughout all civilizations, except ours.

That’s why our society is sick.

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The voice paused then added:

 

 

Dream will even be an excellent therapy !

And then the voice strongly proclaimed:

And it will be recognized.

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So this dream reveals a long term perspective spanning over twenty or thirty years.

Margaret received this impressive premonitory dream to encourage her to persevere in her search, without expecting to gain immediate benefits or any recognition from her entourage concerning her dream work.

This dream did not have much effect on the dreamer, she abandoned her dialogue with the unconscious.

But for me, this dream was a blessing. Countless times it came back to my mind to support me during difficult moments : when in my solitude I saw people doubting my work, smirking, mocking me or shying away, because what the dreams told them was so different from the prevailing points of view ; and most of all dreams don't necessarily say what we would like to hear. 

And so this great dream, which always brought me such solace, announced changes, which some people are preparing and working on, and others are witnessing. 

 

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Illustrations

I thank the artists and photographers.

Giraffe on fire, by the Spanish artist Salvador Dali, 1904-1989

Butterfly book, contemporary Russian artist Vladimir Kush,

Paranoid face, Salvador Dali, surrealisme.skynetblogs.be

Oiled Pelican in Louisiana, Monday 7 2010, photo Charlie Riedel, cyberpress.ca

The face of war, by the Spanish artist Salvador Dali, oilpainting.com

Purple Horse at Chartres, by Vladimir Kush

To the Safe Haven, Russian artist Vladimir Kush