Dream a Mythic Dream with Me
by Margaret Heart Lewis
Are you enjoying your Mythic Dreams?
In this second part of Margaret Lewis' article on dreaming
we will continue our discussion of your soul's mythic journey
and we will take a closer look at the symbology of your dreams.
I hope you are savoring this new Dream Diet! Remember you
can feast on all the symbolism you desire. Leave not a morsel
on your plate! Each and every symbol is nourishment, which
provides the sustenance you need for each step of your soul's
mythic journey. The symbols on your feasting table reflect
the self-trust, deep knowing and the wildly creative ingenuity
of your soul's vision. How much you take from this table is
entirely up to you. So let's chew on it, digest and assimilate
the power and wonder of your dreams!
Ideas to ponder:
• Carl Jung said that dreams are private myths where
myths are public dreams.
• Dreams are the imagery of the inner world; the earth
and all its creatures are the imagery of the outer world;
both worlds are real.
• When you look at the world of dreaming, the world
of dreaming looks back at you.
Let's add a new game to our nighttime play - don't worry it
is easy! All you have to do is lie back, close your eyes,
and activate your imagination. It's just like when we were
kids - it's child's play! Our new game is called the Dream
Flyer. As with all dreaming games, this game is playful not
mindful. The object of every dreaming game is to have fun.
You are building your intent to dream, so don't try - just
intend to dream.
spread the wings of your Dream Flyer, you lay in bed on your
stomach or on your side as you are readying to fall asleep.
Feel your body growing heavier as your muscles relax and your
bones settle. As your body becomes heavier, your spirit feels
lighter and it gathers between the wings of your shoulder
blades, preparing for its flight into the realm of dreaming.
Move your focus and attention to this place on your body
at the center of your back between these bony blades. Release
any tension you may be carrying there. Let the worries of
the day fade and allow yourself to feel your spirit rising,
light as a feather, carried on a dry arid wind.
Maintain this sensation of feathered lightness of being as
you imagine your wings unfurling at your shoulder blades.
See these wings uncoil and release your majestic feathers
To fly, you must use your psychic back muscles. My daughter,
who is a dancer, tells me that her arms will look like spaghetti
if she fails to use her back muscles to propel her arms through
space. Therefore, we must exercise our psychic back muscles
at the center of our back in order to shift our mode of perceiving
that takes us into dream flight.
So loosen up your physical muscles so your psychic muscles
can move freely. Lift your sternum up and roll your shoulder
blades toward each other and then down your back. My yoga
teacher like my daughter's dance teachers, advises that I
press the top of my shoulders down and allow my shoulder blades
to release down my back. We tend to hold the weight of our
stress on our shoulders and we hunch them up to our chins,
as our burdens grow ever greater. So release all that now.
Let it all fall away as your wings unfurl.
Visualize your wings. What do they look like to you? Are
they white and pure like an angel's? Are they multi-colored
like an exotic bird of paradise? Are they the wings of great
hawks and eagles, or the soft compact blades of a songbird?
Visualize them now to the best of your ability. As the wings
of your inner vision crystallize, see them growing bigger
and bigger until they fill the entire space of your bedroom,
touching the ceiling even!
Your wings continue to expand, reaching up through your bedroom
ceiling, up through the top of your house, up past the trees
and up into the night sky. Your expanding wings reach high
up through any cloud cover, up higher and higher and soon
they are rippling in the air currents that encircle the globe
and yet, they reach higher and higher still until you find
them among the stars. Unfurling your wings shifts your perception
into dreaming awareness. Hold this vision as you drift off
to sleep. Fall asleep with your wings propelling you into
your dreaming realm.
When you awaken in the morning, before you get up for the
day, imagine your wings unfurling again into the higher cosmos
of dreaming. Touch your dreams with the tips of your wing
feathers and see if any dream memories surface. Lay there
for a moment and muse over any image or memory that comes.
If you do remember the dream, slip back into it for a moment
and feel its fullness, the rich emotions it invoked and the
messages it conveys. Relish all that comes back to you and
play with its meaning.
Question to ponder: How will your day tomorrow be
dreamt by you tonight?
About Margaret Hart Lewis
Margaret H. Lewis is a highly regarded professional speaker,
workshop facilitator, business and personal development consultant,
gifted spiritual practitioner and author. For over 20 years
she has provided countless training seminars and workshops
on a wide range of life management and personal development
skills. Margaret’s first book, Wisdom Walks In Circles,
The Spiraling Journey of Your Inner Voice offers a compelling
story of a hero's journey to the heart of intuition. Woven
within this tale are the essential elements needed to forge
a deep and lasting relationship with your inner voice of intuition.
Among the numerous titles written about accessing intuition,
none have taken this unique storytelling approach. While whisking
you into the center of sacred wheel teachings, Margaret offers
empowering strategies to break through the internal and external
challenges we face when attempting to access our often-elusive
inner voice of wisdom. Visit Margaret at www.wisdomwalks.com