Monday, January 26, 2009

Understanding Unconcious via Dream Sessions

A man likes to believe that he is the master of his soul. But as long as he is unable to control his moods and emotions, or to be conscious of the myriad secret ways in which unconscious factors insinuate themselves into his arrangements and decisions, he is certainly not his own master. These unconscious factors owe their existence to the autonomy of the archetypes. Modern man protects himself against seeing his own split state by a system of compartments. Certain areas of outer life and of his own behaviour are kept, as it were, in separate drawers and are never confronted with one another.

via Man and His Symbols

When we as people realize, that change is not an easy process, but a necessary one to progress in your own life, and once you have reached that consensus between you and the person in the mirror to make the necessary changes to grow and progress through life, it is at that moment the real challenge begins. Change is surely a necessary step to make that change you must start to make deeper changes. Though you may be compartmentalized in your mind and concious and unconscious self to truly make the necessary change to truly progress you must take the time to analyse your own life, and not just the concious life but the unconscious life so far as you can explore it.

To make that specific change the first step would be to take the time to write down your dreams and your ideas, as their are many clues often in a dream that you may not be fully aware of until you take that time each morning to write out what you dreamt of the night before. Meaning, before you get up in the morning take a few moments to slowly welcome the day to keep the dream images fresh in your mind and when your eyes slowly open have a journal with a pencil ready and just write, use keywords look for clues in the dream through it's images. As I have begun to do just that myself, I feel it has opened my eyes to taking the steps towards the change that is so necessary to truly live life fully. So I begin, reading Man and His Symbols, by Carl G. Jung, and using, Tony Rice's Dream Dictionary to help you interpret these ideas and images. Both resources I use on a regular basis and have found them to be an important part of the process of initiating the necessary change. Both Consciously and Unconsciously, meaning by grasping the power and abilities within yourself we are all able to make the quality decision to Focus Forward in our lives don't you agree?

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Focus Forward - To Exist Fully in Your LIfe.

I had always been impressed by the fact that there area a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way. I was also surprised to find many intelligent and wide-awake who lived (as far as one could make out) as if they had never learned to use their sense organs: They did not see the things before their eyes, hear the words sounding in their ears, or notice the things they touched or tasted. Some lived without being aware of the state of their own bodies.
There were others who seemed to live in a most curious condition of consciousness, as if the state they had arrived at today were final, with no possibility of change, or as if the world and the psychic were static and would remain so forever. They seemed devoid of all imagination, and they entirely and exclusively depended upon their sense-perception. Chances and possibilities did not exist in their world, and in "today" there was no real "tomorrow." The future was just the repetition of the past.

from Man and His Symbols

When I saw this particular statement from Man and His Symbols, I thought about it and realized how appropriate it is to the Focus Forward Project, as the pet project that it is, and understood how correct it truly is. So much so I felt it should be shared and so here it is.

As we as people have a choice, to actually exist to live life fully or just sit on the backside and let the days fly by until you reach the end of your dash. The choice is where the power is but truly it is you and the person in the mirror who truly must reach a consensus to make that change, to expand the mind and see beyond what has always been accepted even if it did not have to be near the same.

Why not you as a person, with the free will that was given to you from so many years back, why not make the choice to make a change, to start now in this first month of January 2009, to set the resolution by year end to make the quality decision to start living your life, to experience what it is fully.

Life is for living not just existing so make the change to make some progress, it takes that first step to progress beyond now, so why not step it up and move your backside off the chair and enjoy this life, this blessing that is your life. Will you make that choice? If not why, share your comments down below.