Another powerful dream theater in our journeying group. One of our dreamers invites us in to a big dream as her sensitive 8-year-old self feels surges of rage toward those who turned away from her, who taught her to feel shame about her instincts and emotions. She asks some fellow dreamers in the group to express the anger with her, so she is not alone in it. They all feel uncomfortable with the anger at first, then a powerful release and freedom by expressing it with others. Running through the woods with a torch as the trees catch on fire, the black jaguar runs by the girl’s side, her faithful companion. Embodying the woods, I feel a sense of containing and calming the hot, red energy of rage, knowing that things will be alright. Back in her old house again, she is in the bathroom with the pink wallpaper with the mermaids on it, which she always loved. The dreamers who embody the mermaids feel a cooling relief from the fire - a fluid, enjoyable, natural energy. In our circle together at the end of the dream, we silently sway together, breathing with the wind through the trees, sharing a sense of feminine vulnerability and strength, held and grounded by the earth and the four elements.
I am a psychotherapist, writer, artist, and dream teacher in Boulder, CO.