Ok, I had to read this article. It was calling me out, right?! Should you tell people about your dreams? (click on the article title above to read the original piece)
Here’s my response.
I have found that when people are curious about what their dreams mean, they are open to understanding their interior world more completely.
This article asserts that dreams are interesting only to the dreamer. The author gives an example, “Once I dreamed of a terrifying staircase. When I told my girlfriend about it, she laughed at me for being scared of such a harmless thing. In the dream it was scary, but clearly my audience couldn’t appreciate that. ”
Y’all, dreams are interesting to the dreamer herself because they are vivid, personal images charged with our own emotions. Dreams are sacred material in that they are a potent, concentrated amount of our very personal ‘stuff‘. AND they are wildly baffling at first glance. They have the capacity to be at both ends of the spectrum; meaning that dreams can be told as an offhand casual remark and also dreams can be healing when they are worked in a safe setting like a dream group or spiritual direction.
when people are curious about what their dreams mean, they are open to understanding their interior world more completely.
if you’re one of the people who look at your dreams through this perspective, then please please please DO tell people (well, not just people but me, really) about your dreams!