"A Dream is a Wish
Your Heart Makes"
If you are someone with a vivid dream life, but with little or
no understanding of what your dreams mean, you have no idea what
you have been missing. Layne Dalfen, another old friend from summer
camp, has written a fascinating book to help you learn.
"Dreams Do Come True: Decoding Your Dreams to Discover Your
Full Potential," is a rich collection of dreams that gives
you insights into the events of your waking life that contribute
to your dream life. More importantly, it teaches you what your dream
life has to offer in better understanding and solving the problems
of your waking life.
As the author herself says, "Dreams are the way you think
when you are asleep... they reveal your inmost thoughts , feelings
and desires." She states that while we have learned many ways
to lie to ourselves in our waking life, our unconscious never lies.
In fact, it can tell us clearly what we need to know, pointing out
solutions to problems that we are struggling with that our conscious
selves are unable or unwilling to see.
This is a unique book. It includes the theories and techniques
of the masters of dream interpretation - Freud, Perls, Adler and
Jung - yet it is written in a language and manner that is easily
understandable and highly readable. At times, it reads like a personal
journal as we delve into the author's own voyage of self-discovery
and recovery from losses in her life. At others, it feels like we
have been given front row seats to a therapist's session where we
can watch, listen and learn about the amazing intricacies of the
Ms. Dalfen takes us through various levels of dream interpretation.
Initially, we learn how to decode a dream that is associated with
a specific current situation. We learn how to map out our dreams
and to look for clues in the language we use to describe them and
in the images that repeat themselves. Gradually, she teaches us
to dig deeper into our dreams so that we can understand them in
the context of the past, present and future. While Ms. Dalfen believes
that most of us have the ability to explore and interpret our own
dreams, she stresses the importance of working with a professional
for serious problems.
By the way, if you are someone who rarely remembers your dreams,
don't despair. It is a skill that you can learn. This book will
teach you how.
Barbara Fish, M.Ed.
Personal and Career Counsellor
“Helping Your Life Work”
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