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- Do you ask Yi about dreams?
- Come to that, do you ask dreams about readings? (or do they tell you anyway?)
- How does it all come together, for you?
Both dreams and yi are wells and dreaming and casting are dipping one's bucket into them. If you use one to help decipher the other I suppose you've just gone and drawn out two buckets of water from different wells, maybe they are the same maybe there are points of difference but having two of something increases the ability to see. For example, we have two eyes so we can perceive distance and depth. That's how it comes together for me.
Very true! I used to have endless strings of small-d dreams, things like, 'Oh look, we have run out of tinned tomatoes.' Apart from making shopping trips more confusing, they didn't seem to do much. But yes, then there are Dreams....As I experience it in my life, there are dreams, and there are Dreams. Likewise, there are readings, and then there are Readings.
Yup. It helps, for me, that looking at a reading about a dream tends to mean lots of hard work. Since I don't like hard work, I'm disinclined to ask about the deeper significance of No Tomato Tins In The Pantry.I believe crossroad dreams spring from the Creative when we are in a state of readiness for change that was coming anyway.
I believe likewise, there are many little questions, though the fact that so many are emotionally charged, that the overly energized bunny is what, or whoom, comes into the spotlight, and is what Yi speaks to. And, dreams likewise. I think this makes up the great majority of our midnight rambling; but these are not crossroad dreams. Though if I asked Yi about one of the small dreams, it might answer, it might not. Either way I feel a little foolish for asking.
Something important about that meeting of feeling and image-pattern, I think. Getting your head round it is probably optional.I, personally, am seeing emotion playing a much greater role in all aspects of the Yi, as far as being an oracle goes. Dreams have always been connected to change and emotions. I wake with a Feeling of something, more than with a thought. I try to explain the feeling to myself, and I can't quite yet understand. I ask Yi. Yi give me images and patterns to contemplate, that I may choose the way informed, even if I can't yet quite get my head around it, and sometimes never will. Sometimes change is a kick in the ass or whack on the back with a bamboo staff, to wake up!
Oh... interesting! I've dreamt in hexagram imagery occasionally, but I don't remember ever dreaming a reading. Wonder why not...?I've had dream-yi connections, both ways.
After dreaming something strange or highly charged I have asked Yi 'what did that mean'? and gotten very good feedback. I've also woke up a handful of times with various hexagrams, and a couple of times a specific line, in my mind.
Absolutely. Meanwhile, I'm fiddling round with my own organiser-journal-dump software set-up trying to create associations.Will be nice to get Justin's software and link these together.
Love it - thanks for the link!Me too, both ways. When I first joined laity I slept with readings under my pillow.
Whic I wrote down in the thread above.
Yes, that. Also it makes it more of a dialogue, doesn't it? And the value of dialogue for conveying ideas and letting them come to life has been known from Plato to podcasting.Both dreams and yi are wells and dreaming and casting are dipping one's bucket into them. If you use one to help decipher the other I suppose you've just gone and drawn out two buckets of water from different wells, maybe they are the same maybe there are points of difference but having two of something increases the ability to see. For example, we have two eyes so we can perceive distance and depth. That's how it comes together for me.
Weekly casting first, then the dream. Then I actually cast about the dream, and had 45.2 - whatever turkey I can come up with, offered with sincerity, will be enough.Hilary, did you cast for the dream, or did you have the dream after the weekly casting?
"Weekly reading: 27.1.2 to 4. Dream: ludicrous great anxiety saga about the turkey I must cook for a party, and how there's not enough time or enough oven space or probably even enough turkey, not that I know how many people there are, and why did anyone imagine I could cope with this?? "
Pretty great reading for it!
I had a very clear dream of 55.4 I wrote of in CC and it made me think of 55.4 in the coloured in comic book way Hilary described...and also changed my way of thinking about 55.4. Dreams have different qualities, some feel very random and a rehash of the previous day, then there are recurring dreams, lucid dreams,etc etc ....but this dream didn't seem at all random, it was actually headed 55.4 I couldn't see the heading exactly but I knew it was there. I know I will be bringing that dream understanding into my future inner conversations about 55.4
Yup. It helps, for me, that looking at a reading about a dream tends to mean lots of hard work. Since I don't like hard work, I'm disinclined to ask about the deeper significance of No Tomato Tins In The Pantry.
Recurring dreams strike me as particularly good ones to ask Yi about. The reading can change the recurrence or dissolve it altogether - maybe an example of reading-as-event rather than message?
The aspiration to 'build bridges' and 'invite' dreams into waking life."To be called a “dreamer” is to be out of touch with reality. And “You’re dreaming” literally means “your ideas aren't relevant.”
But the dreamers I know are actually more in touch with reality. We are in touch with two worlds simultaneously: the “real world” that we all share, and the private dream world where the real work is done."
or"Dreams are actual experiences, not just metaphors. In other words, they are as psychologically real as any important memory we hold. So the real trick to valuing a dream is to know how to respect the song of a dream without tearing it apart. Instead, let it sing."
(You could pretty much substitute 'readings' for 'dreams' without changing much, couldn't you?)"The more we focus on our dreams, the more our dreams will focus on us."
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