Week nine of our respective isolations and aloneness is bringing with it a phenomenon I am observing in many of us.
This iceberg is a classic metaphor. The part seen above the water line is what we are conscious of knowing, experiencing and remembering, and the mass below water represents material that lives in our unconscious. What is beginning to happen is that as the waters of life have been quieted by our slowing down and staying still, we can see what is below more clearly and more unconscious material is making itself known. It is fascinating to watch this in myself and in those with whom I work. Here is how things were revealed in some dreams.
I dream I am in the hospital with the virus and I feel its desperate grip on me. I can feel the moment of choice — will I fight to live or will I succumb? It is a desperate moment and I am all alone. I choose life and wake up realizing that I have often made a different choice — one of living with depression and contemplating suicide. I are now affirming life!