Dream of the Month (June 2011)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: Dream encounters around the topic of forgiveness invite us to release past hurts, certainly for ourselves, and perhaps for others as well.
The official view of this dream would be that you have reached a point where it is safe, desirable and possible to have closure about this old romantic wound. The psyche is uncanny in its capacity for divine timing, for knowing when a threshold of understanding and healing is ahead. Dreams provide us with the opportunity for real and lasting healing through the movies of the mind, which might otherwise be impossible.
Less widely accepted however, is the possibility that we do somehow have spiritual meetings with those we love, and that we are graced with the gift of giving and receiving love and freedom to one another, regardless of the passage of time, circumstance, or the boundary of life and death. This is a profoundly personal experience, and a theory that rests on spiritual belief, so it should never be imposed on any dreamer, but it is the theory I have come to accept. Some teachers say that genuine feeling, without intent to manipulate or harm, uplifts our thoughts and allows them to connect with those we love. When this happens in the dream state, then perhaps it is natural that a dream encounter will occur. Another wise friend advises to accept the gifts our dreams bring, and embrace their healing, without demanding to know why this happens or how it all works. Each of us is about the business of discovering we are larger than our physical selves, wiser than our thoughts, and that we can love without attachment far beyond the edges of our wounded hearts. Surely the truth of our miraculous spirits is most important gift to embrace.