After a short break (for summer travel), I’m back to finish our last week of 33 Ways to work with your Dreams.
#27 – Look for the yin/yang energy
Yin/Yang energy is based on the theory of the two alternating energies of life in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Now, let me set the record at the outset of this post, I am not anywhere close to any kind of expert on Chinese medicine. I know only a tiny bit about the topic, only enough to tell you to seek out information elsewhere if you’re interested in learning more about it. In fact, it’s highly likely that you, Sweet reader, know much more on the subject of Yin & Yang than I. If so, please leave some of your own insight in the comments section of this post so others can benefit from a wider breadth of knowledge than just what I offer here.
In the very briefest of terms, yin and yang energy are the opposing and complementary forces which are in a continual flow towards balancing and re-balancing each other. I found a very helpful website that contains this explanation:
Everything contains Yin and Yang. They are two opposite yet complementary energies. What does this really mean? Although they are totally different—opposite—in their individual qualities and nature, they are interdependent. Yin and Yang cannot exist without the other; they are never separate. For example, night and day form a Yin-Yang pair. (Night is Yin and day is Yang.) Night looks and is very different than day, yet it is impossible to have one without the other. Both create a totality, a complete whole.
This is from TCMworld.org.
So in dreams, you can look for the opposing yet complimentary forces which are driving the movement of the dream forward. In other words, what is the force behind the action in the dream? If you explore that question and maybe read a little more about the symbols and attributes of yin and those of yang, you will gain deeper insight into a dream’s meaning and core purpose for coming to you.
Sweet Readers, thanks for your patience while I took a summer hiatus for a little while before returning to our series. For the rest of the series, I will be posting one a day until we have finished all 33 ways to work with your dreams. There are, of course, many other approaches beyond 33 but I hope that by following this series you have a broader grasp on how flexible and layered dreams can be and also how rewarding it is to discover an AHA! while doing dream work. Thank you for being here and I’ll see you tomorrow!
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