Freud proposed that we, the dreamer, are all the players in our dreams. Each player representing a different part of the self, demonstrating to us our internal workings around a particular problem. You don’t have to wait to dream to reveal to yourself the ways you might be defending against yourself.
We have a full Moon lunar eclipse in Pisces on Friday with Mars in Sagittarius squaring the Sun and the Moon. The plot of that story goes something like this:
A person begins something new that is meant to expand their “love” horizon. Now before you think this post is not for you because you are not looking to expand your love horizons, let me respectfully correct you. We are all always looking for love. Remember the 6 different kinds of love that compose the vibration of love? If you need a refresher, click here. And now back to our story.
A person begins something new in order to expand their love connection. A new way of thinking will likely be the foundation that the person will lean into while building the new thing that is intended to provide them with an expanded love connection. (If you are confused as to why the foundation of a new beginning requires a change in thinking, see me after class.) So the person is beginning anew, and the person imagines that this anew will provide them meaningful structure to their life. The way a relationship to anyone or anything can do – even a relationship with your self. But in this story the person struggles to prevail. They are caught between what seems like common sense and what seems like desire. Seem familiar?
Who are you in this story? Are you the main character, the one struggling to prevail over the deception of the antagonist? Or are you the antagonist, the one fueling the battle between common sense and desire? Could you be the character of influence, the fool, the one who challenges, but ultimately supports the main character’s strife? Are you a sidekick, a good old pal, but just along for the ride? How might you be working against yourself in the story line and how might that be aiding you? Rest assured that there is some faction of yourself fighting you. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, after all dissension in a group can affirm that a decision was made with all the information and not just the information you wanted to see.
Write down what you are wanting to create. Then list your struggles to prevail, noting with each struggle the considerations to common sense and desire. Now, cast yourself in all the parts. Any victims or martyrs lurking beneath? Are there any super heros? Are there roles that are indifferent to the struggle, but interested in the journey? How does this story best resolve itself if the main character succeeds and feels satisfied about their success? Might the story take an expected turn of events?
During the Full Moon, let your main character throw a spotlight on your fears and insecurities and look to your unconscious mind to bring out other parts of yourself to help you overcome the adversity you might be facing. Let this be an opportunity to marry your beliefs to your desires in a way that you can journey forward in your own story. This full moon, forgive yourself for being human and seemingly falling short of your dreams. It is never to late to edit!
In the midst of what you see as problematic, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities. I can help you discover a new way of thinking that will assist you in managing and negotiating life’s obstacles. You will find that this new way of thinking provides you opportunities that you hadn’t previously noticed as well as affords you the confidence and desire to live your life in the driver’s seat.
Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com