Gratitude for the Gifts of the Psyche -Honoring the Gifts with a Symbolic Attitude- In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Personal and Global Crisis
November 27th, 2021
Thus, we speak on the one hand of a personal and on the other of a collective unconscious, which lies at a deeper level and is further removed from consciousness that the personal unconscious. The “big” or “meaningful” dreams come from this deeper level. They reveal their significance—quite apart from the subjective impression they make—by their plastic form, which often has a poetic force and beauty. (Jung, 1969, p. 291 para 555)
The image has more elements when I pay attention to details. At first, it is a bunch of grapes. They remind me of a time in my life when I had a huge arbor of Concord grapes. In the late summer and early fall I would grab a cluster of them to enjoy their freshness. The burst of flavor awakened a delicious experience. The texture was both firm and soft as I pressed each one into the roof of my mouth. The flavor and color of the juice stayed on my tongue after swallowing the fruit. The memory is personal and makes my mouth water as I remember it.
The grapes show a variety of ripeness from plump to beginning to dry. They are attached to the vine which has nourished their entire life. Some of the leaves have begun to dry too. The fence posts have held them since they first began to vine.
If this image presented itself in a dream, it could be amplified in so many ways, including its upcoming transformation into its next life of wine or jam. How would you interact with the image if it occurred in your dream life?
While as a dream, it would invoke the nostalgic memories of past summers, at a teleologic context, […]