Honoring my fascination with dreams, I learned a good method of working with them from the writings of Robert Johnson, Jungian analyst and author of many wonderful books. He wrote “ He,” “She,” and “We.” He said that his book, Inner Work, might have been called “It.” I love his books and had the privilege of seeing him in person at the Jung Center in Houston, Texas many years ago. I keep journals of my dreams and search for the meaning to me personally but also sometimes receiving deep meaning from the great Source energy.
Years ago, I held dream workshops. I would tell participants that their dreams were like letters from God and they needed to open their mail. I recall a simple dream in which I was in a large stadium and a voice from the outer ozone boomed out “Sun Pellets!” I began taking vitamin C, after I worked with that message.
I want to tell you about three dreams that have come to me over the years. These dreams are all about women and women’s leadership. The first was a dream I had in Chicago (in the 80’s) at one of Jean Houston’s seminars. She was leading an “Asclepian.” The entire 3 days were about the healing journey people of ancient Greece would take to a goddess spring, observing what was called the Asclepian at Epidaurus. Through guided imagery, we entered the ancient rituals with intention to become more of our authentic selves. We were prepped and ready to have an adventure—to have the healing dreams. We brought sleeping bags to the building and were led in our journey of sleeping, ready to receive a “big” dream.
My dream was chosen to be worked the next day. I had dreamed of two houses, on either side of a street. These were modest frame houses with screened porches and one was a woman’s house—the other belonged to a man. In the dream, they were instructed that there was to be a new handshake, initiated by women. So, the two characters (male and female) met in the middle of the street. The woman initiated the handshake, with butter in the palm of her right hand. The man gratefully accepted her hand and they were joined in a new pact for a future world existence. The new world was to be an evolutionary turning toward the betterment of all humankind.
Jean, along with her brilliant co-creator friend, Peggy Rubin, set up a sort of psychodrama in which the whole group actually participated in the new handshake. They sent for butter from the kitchen and we females sought out the males in the group, cheerfully and playfully initiating the new handshake. Yes, it was a greasy fun-fest with lots of laughter. Afterward, each person expressed their version of a new generation, a new world, in which males and females were more equal.
The second significant dream in my quest for the “possible woman” came at the beginning of the covid pandemic, when we were beginning to see the enormity of the virus that was sweeping our beautiful planet. I dreamed that women had found a new way to make babies. In the dream, women were using Pens and a sort of Parchment made of skin. From their writing on the flesh of the humans, there was emerging a new generation of homo sapien sapiens. The next scene was centered around a beautiful white lighthouse, which had become the headquarters of women in leadership. The lighthouse was situated on a very stunning blue-green sea of water with white sand beaches. This dream was upbeat and full of new possibilities for life on Earth.
The third dream about this subject came last night (April 26, 2022.) In the dream, I was consulting with a corporation and we (a team of brilliant women) were creating a new model for the corporate world. There was resistance from the previous leadership and the work had slowed to a halt. A new young generation of women were present and began to speak their truth. As they took over the leadership, the corporate model was realized and succeeded. (There was a mood of celebration and joy.)
My conclusions about these dreams are these—
1) The new handshake—a new way of relating not based on gender but instead, based on the sacred importance of all living beings.
2) The lighthouse—evolutionary new truths to be realized and implemented, worldwide. In addition, a possibility of the sunset of the patriarchy might be on the horizon.
3) A new generation of young leaders—not based on gender—is being born, with the real possibility that we are now in the Aquarian age.
Summing up, I am optimistic, full of hope. I trust we are moving toward Oneness with all Life, creating a Universe in which new creation enters into time. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, love without end.