Step 1 – Write the dream down as it comes
Jonathan Pageau says that the discarded water makes the whole world and that it is true according to scripture.
Then I see water flowing. It splits into usable water and non-usable/discarded water. The discarded water starts to shine by refraction, like a diamond. The colored reflections created that way were constellating images of the world.
Step 2 – Identify the key symbols and provide spontaneous associations
Jonathan Pageau ~ ortho-doxy, true doxa.
scripture ~ sacred telos.
usable water and non-usable/discarded water ~ integrated and non-integrated water, separation of the water above and below (amplification).
Step 3 – Describe the personal context
One of six dreams that night: Invitation from the feminine, participation in a strict church, this dream, can’t get a subway pass, sending the wrong url, failed first contact.
Step 4 – Feel into the inner dynamics of a dream
Moment 1 – setting: orthodoxy and telos. Feeling: true, important, grounded
Moment 2 – split of the water. Feeling: from theoretical to experiential
Moment 3 – refraction, reflections, the world. Feeling: positive surprise, “wow”
Step 5 – Aim for an interpretation that promotes self-knowledge
Unintegrated contents don’t go away, they reappear under a new phenomenological form.
Step 6 – Make the dream concrete with a symbolic act
The interpretation was satisfying to me, though it lacked a practical dimension. Is this why the next three dreams went wrong?
Reading Symbols of Transformation (Collected Works 5), a new dimension of this dream appeared to me.