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Catholic Church on Dreams

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The following was written by Father Augustine and may represent the Catholic Church’s stance on dreams:

“The Nature of Dreams A dream is an illusory psychic activity, particularly of a visual nature that occurs during sleep. It is essentially a psychological phenomenon with many philosophical, religious and moral implications.

Scientific findings on dreams have shown them to involve perception, creative and reproductive imagination, association of ideas and images, memory and emotion. Thinking and reasoning may also occur in dreams but on a superficial and uncritical level (this is important in relation to the moral relevance of what one does in the midst of a dream). At times one is aware of a type of “choosing” within dreams — such as resistance to temptation; however, such “willed acts” do not stem from a free decision-making ability but rather from behavioral habits and automatic responses.

The critical powers of the mind such as reality testing and decision making are greatly impaired in dreaming, which accounts for the incoherent and chaotic nature of many dreams. In a dream the distinction between reality and imagination is totally lost or at least impaired. Dreams can be natural or supernatural.

If they are supernatural then their origin lies in God, angels or demons. Dreams can also be induced by hypnosis. What causes dreams can seldom be traced to one well defined external or internal stimulus. Rather, they are brought about my many interacting factors of a perceptual, emotional, motivational and physiological nature.

Dreaming occurs in cycles following the fluctuation of sleep stages. It appears when the dreamer emerges from the stage of deep sleep. In an average night’s sleep a person dreams from 1 to 2 hours with dreams distributed in three to five periods, lasting from 20 to 30 minutes, and each sleep period followed at intervals of about 90 minutes.

Dreams are primarily made up of visual imagery. Most of the images are black and white. The content of dreams is usually very personal and intimate, and has to do with one’s attitudes toward oneself and toward important people in one’s environment.

In terms of emotional content, dreams range from ecstatic fantasies to nightmares. There is a preponderance of unpleasant dreams caused by fear, anger or sadness. Dreams of sex and aggression are quite frequent.”

My views do not conflict with the Catholic Church; however, I do take a more expanded view of dreams which I think is acceptable to nearly every religion. I also like Buddhists’ view of reality and dreams.

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What is the collective unconscious and how does it relate to the law of attraction?

The Law of Attraction and the Collective Unconscious (Subconscious) Collide
The Law of Attraction and the Collective Unconscious (Subconscious) Collide

Dream 374: The Law of Attraction and the Collective Unconscious Refer to the Same Thing

The collective unconscious according to Dr. Carl Jung was a sort of a master subconscious. The idea was that we each have our own individual subconscious which feeds into an overriding mass master subconscious composed of all human consciousness. That is, the collective unconscious is composed of every thought ever thought by any human in all of time.

When you put out a thought or idea into the universe, similar thoughts or energies will gravitate towards it. We do not know by what mechanism or dimension this occurs, but I believe one day the science will find out how this is happening . Just because we can not explain it now does not mean that it does not exist.

I believe once the ideas gather sufficient weight in numbers of human consciousness, they are then manifested in reality. This explains why the Law of Attraction works. This puts a great deal of responsibility on all of us in the sense that every thought that any person ever had entered the collective unconscious.

Meditating is not strictly a passive activity because the thoughts generated could affect the collective subconscious. Buddhists have known for millennia that meditation can change the world.

Any thought can potentially affect the world. When you meditate, it is not just a passive activity, you are actively influencing the collective subconscious of people everywhere. Using this frame of reference, dreams, dream images, and dream ideas may sometimes be the collective unconscious communicating with you through dreams.

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Calming the Tiger Within

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Calming the Tiger Within

This stunning picture is of a Buddhist monk sharing his meal with a tiger. His inner peace is so strong that the tiger feels it, is not threatened by him, and is able to modulate tiger instinct. This could be a model of how to deal with the vastly different parts of each person’s mind.

In dreams, at the first level, each creature and character in the dream represents a part of the mind or psyche. If this were a dream, the tiger would represent the shadow, often the aggressive side of our instinctual nature. This instinctual nature needs to be tamed and not eliminated. The monk would typically represent an altruistic action part of the subconscious.

The Shadow energy is vital for self-defense. It also is our “get up and go” energy needed to complete any work, projects, or competition successfully. The Shadow has to allow other parts of the personality to cooperate with it or disaster unfolds.

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A Messy Affair

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Dream 250:A 42-year-old man dreamt that he was being held down by his wife while a large mare urinated massive loads of urine on his face.

Interpretation– He was debating whether to return to a long-term affair. He did not want to leave his wife because of his young daughter. He felt conflicted, but felt that his life was entwined with the woman he was having an affair with. He thought it was likely that he would not stay married to his wife if he did not have some outlet for his sexuality.

Horses often represent female sexual power. The wife in his dream was his emotions, as a significant female partner and especially a wife represents primary current emotions. In dreams, a person, animal, or spirit is a part of the dreamer’s psyche. Men tend to go with actions while women go more often with emotional parts of the mind.

Water is almost invariably emotion in dreams, and urine is negative emotions. The dream is screaming that he is forcing himself to endure negative emotions to experience female sexual power (the horse). There is a price to pay emotionally for being involved in the affair.
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Dreams: Guide to the Soul

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This book shows how an experienced psychologist developed an intuitive dream interpretation method.

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20160810_125921┬áSteven G. Fox, Ph.D. Is the author of “Dreams: Guide to the Soul”

I am finishing my personal story and sojourn to health by putting MS into remission with the help of the universe/God. It will be my second book showing that dreams were an important part of that journey. My personal psychology enters into the picture a lot. I basically see years of physical abuse as laying the foundation for having the foundation for contracting the chronic illness of multiple sclerosis. Amazon will publish it first as an ebook. The name of the book will be something like MS Mission Remission: Healing Severe Chronic Multiple Sclerosis Against All Odds.

Coming In 2016

images(28)-717928842I plan to release a book in 2016 regarding alternative and some conventional methods of dealing with chronic illness so that it goes into remission.

Reike, prayer, exercise, angels, medical aides, the Tao Te Ching, Buddhism, Tai Chi, saints, meditation, physical therapy, Tarot cards, the violet flame of St. Germain, light work, Jungian dream interpretation, psychic guidelines, diet, and the philosophy to considering medications, and relationships will be some of the topics covered.

With a chronic illness, by the time you contract the disease, you are so far behind in the struggle that you have to throw everything at the illness that you possibly can. This will include both Eastern and Western approaches. Dreams were an important part of the multi-modal treatment approach I used.

The book explaining the principles I use to interpret dreams is at drstevenfox.com

Complete Tao Te Ching Audio

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The Tao Te Ching is second in translations only to the Bible. It is a book of wisdom written by Lao Tzu telling one much about life. It is a short book with each sentence containing monumental wisdom. This free audio reads the entire book in two hours. Good car listening, enjoy.

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Carl Jung and the Cosmic Reality of Dreams

Carl Jung and the Cosmic Reality of Dreams

The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach. Dr. Carl Jung

Working with dreams makes one more spiritual. The organization, depth, breadth, and reach of dreams is truly cosmic. One feels a greater unifying power when interpreting dreams. Steven G. Fox, Ph.D.

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Thoughts Lead to Who You Are

Thoughts Lead to Who You Are

Dreams Reveal What We Are Subconsciously Thinking

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