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Dream of the Month (October 2000)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Identifying Characteristics: Ecstatic flight represents the freeing of ideas, energy or patterns.
This dream reminds us that we cannot ultimately distinguish between transpersonal journeys and symbolic dreams. Perhaps the struggle to make that distinction is a misdirection of attention. Whether these events took place in the realm of imagination or some other dimension, the feelings and sights experienced are rich with gifts.
The high place implies a lofty perspective associated with spiritual awareness. The darkness of the sky, (usually a symbol of confusion) is dispelled by magical figures and snowflakes. If this dreamer has ever felt lost, he is not lost now. If he has felt alone, he has reason to believe he is loved.
Bright colors generally represent comfort with and understanding of emotion. Snow, usually a symbol of endings and frozen feelings, is here depicted as luminous and magic. The fragments of feeling created through the unwanted changes of a lifetime are being brought back home and transformed into new energy. This is done through the acceptance of deep feelings; the recognition of a spiritual perspective. The poetic image of the angel gathering up energy and then passing it back to the dreamer to use until they meet again is beautiful, and very possibly the way things really are. Most importantly, this miracle of energy renewal is all done so lightly, by dancing with angels in a midnight sky. Perhaps the things we strive to change might move more quickly if we accepted ourselves and lifted our sights.