I was Skyping with a client yesterday. She had some questions about her dreams and we got on the subject of Soul Loss. Interesting topic I may add. The first time I was introduced to this is when I read and reviewed the book, Dreaming the Soul Back Home by Robert Moss. According to Moss, we may have, at one time in our life, left a part of us behind, and it can still be hiding out waiting for you to return.
My client was concerned about the very detailed and vivid dreams she’s been having. Her dreams literally keep her awake! She feels groggy when she wakes up, and even finds it difficult upon waking to tell if she is still in the dream or in her bed. She wondered if this was normal. I do have a couple of clients, and my son, who experience this exact thing. I however, have more “metaphorical” dreams (that I remember) and do not travel in my dreams as extensively as some.
In her book Dream Workers – Behind the Veil: Night Shift Dreams, Meredith Smith states:
“When we awaken to the morning light we are exhausted, feeling discombobulated, and slightly head sore with achy bodies. It feels though we were thrown back into our physical bodies after working 12 hours on the graveyard shift.”
According to Meredith, night shift dream workers are not alone. There are many out there!
Yes, I did say travel. In her recent post for MITV, Teleporting to Lands Unknown: How Your Dreams Transverse Time and Culture, Monica Wilcox explains:
“There are nights when my pillow converts into a sleek 1050 C Class astro vehicle that instantaneously teleports me to Lands Unknown. I’ve dreamed of places that look nothing like this planet, or the next six over. “
Monica travels regularly, and I can tell you her dreams will knock your socks off! You can see her posts here.
According to Robert Moss:
“Good analysts and therapists can help us to recognize parts of ourselves we have repressed and denied, including the famous Shadow, the term especially favored by Jungians for what we have tried to relegate to the basement of the personal unconscious because we would rather not own it as a part of ourselves. The shamanic concept of soul loss reaches further. It recognizes that soul healing is not only about recognizing and integrating aspects of the self that we have buried or denied; it is retrieving pieces of soul that have literally gone missing and need to be located and persuaded to return and take up residence in the body where they belong.”
So where do we travel, what are we seeing, and why do we go?
I have a feeling there are many answers to this question, and I am doing my research. My client, though explained to me she often goes to her grandmother’s old house and finds herself locked in the closet. She explained to me she hadn’t been to that particular house in 15 years and doesn’t understand why she is having this scary and tiring dream over and over again. Naturally I asked the question:
“Has your grandmother passed?” she replied “Yes” then I continue “Did you grieve your grandmother’s loss, where you close to her?” That is when I finally helped her make the connection. I said: “If this were my dream, I would imagine your 9 year old self, since she was not allowed to grieve, is stuck there in that closet waiting for you to go retrieve her. Allowing your adult self to grieve now is the first step!”
It made total sense to her.
And this is what Robert Moss is talking about. There is a part of my client still stuck in grandma’s house, and she must, in order to heal and move forward, go retrieve the little girl and bring her back home.
Gentle self-love is needed, and, an intention to heal the wound of long ago.
I have scheduled another Skype session with my client, and I promise to keep you posted on the development of her dreams. Learning more about where we travel when we sleep is an important part of my dream work, and like any other specialist, I am always studying.
Lets discuss your dreams!
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