Recent dream: I am standing in a type of auditorium. There are doctors of various disciplines standing nearby in lab coats. One speaks “There are 3 functions of mind – Science, Intuition (creativity) and Dreams.” And then to me: “Admit it! Which has made the largest contribution to the development of the world?” His tone is a little aggressive. “Science, of course” I say, “because more people have committed their minds and energy to the pursuit of science…. However, the body of science is yet to arrive fully at its destination, that of the knowledge of the divinity of nature, our earth. To do this, it must reconnect to the unmanifested inner knowing, that place where creativity and dreams come from.”
As I speak, I see a model of the ‘body’ of mankind’s knowledge – It is partially formed and distinctly imbalanced… Science being only partially aware of what it serves. I see the smaller portions of pure inner knowledge reaching outward towards the material world, connecting in some areas of endeavour, but remaining unconnected in so many others. I wonder if we (mankind) will make the connection in time, or will the rampant material mind continue to use its knowledge for materialistic aims, towards final destruction..? I understand that in fullness of knowledge, the ultimate function of science is made obvious – to heal and restore the balance of the manifestations of nature – our bodies and our earth – so that we can live in divine harmony with each other (respect for all peoples) and the earth (respect for all life)- The natural outcome of outer and inner communion.
This dream was an unusual one for me. I haven’t had many dreams that address global issues, and it isn’t a topic that I could say I’ve thought about very much. It makes me more conscious of the current state of the world in a big-picture way, understanding the challenge of our times – our need for the union of science and soul.
Of course it’s very much a personal lesson for me. In the dream I see my place in the network of endeavours, as an advocate for the dream, neither more nor less important than any other conscious endeavour towards balance. This dream came just as I was teetering on going public with facilitating this practice for others. I’d been in a kind of stasis around stepping up with dreamwork for about 4 years, so receiving this wider perspective about the place of dreams in the larger scheme of healing, helped me embrace my place as well.
This dream also helps me to better understand the role of dreams and pure creativity as they relate to the material world – as our inner nature, reaching outward to reconnect our material mind with our soul-selves. It echoes the voices of those who speak about the connection between reclaiming our souls and healing the earth. It does make sense that our inner fulfilment would be reflected as a capacity to live in harmony with nature and each other. A great guiding ideal, and one that I can serve in my own way.