Some years ago Jeremy Taylor came to St. Luke’s for a weekend workshop on dreams. He blends the values of spirituality with an active social conscience and a Jungian perspective. He taught us that “Working with dreams” means remembering and exploring dreams with an eye to their deeper meanings. Each one of us is uniquely blind to the deeper meanings of our own dreams, and dream work helps us see what amazing gifts are there, just below the surface of content and obvious appearance. He told us our own “aha!” of recognition is the only reliable indication that these common, archetypal meanings actually apply to our dream. He was ardent with the facts that dreams speak a universal language and come in the service of health and wholeness. There is no such thing as a “bad dream” — only dreams that sometimes take a dramatically negative form in order to grab our attention.
With these tools in hand several of us decided to meet and examine our dreams. We have drawn people from the community as well as St. Luke’s. There is a real commitment to our two sessions a month and the bonds of intimacy that occur. Because of this we ask new members to “try us out” before committing. The themes of our dreams go deep into the struggles of our daily lives and may be too private for some. It is because of this too that confidentiality is a must.
If looking at your dreams interests you, you may contact the church office who will put you in touch with the chair-people of this group.