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barefoot in mud

HI,

there were many other parts to the dream which I dont remember but the bit that has stayed with me is this.

I was standing barefoot in wet earth / compost which a young rose tree was planted in. I dont remember seeing roses, (this was prob because I have one at home). the earth was very wet and muddy and I was enjoying standing in it to the point that I had an orgasm from it.


current situation.....6 weeks post traumatic relationship break up. We were together 2 and half years, and lived together last 9 months. We were forced to meet up last weekend at a conference. He cruelly acted like he was pleased to see me, we had a wonderful time, we slept together and had sex (something which had greatly diminished in last 9 months), then he told me he just wanted to be friends.

I have been in emotional turmoil for a long time, not working, eating and sleeping not good. I love him unconditionally :(

thank you, I look forward to my reply

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I have begun to provide an explanation/break down of how I interpret the images/actions in my analysis of dreams {dreams have a language of symbol and metaphor that requires a 'translation'}. Usually I add this after my analysis/interpretation but for your dream post I will provide it first. I will do this because I believe you will be able to understand the dream from the translation which may help you better understand your emotional self at the time you had the dream {dreams are about your emotions}. Afterwards I will summarize what I see from your dream.

Images/Actions
-standing -exerting yourself with the need to express your emotions
-barefoot in wet earth/compost-lack of ability to be emotionally realistic
-mud {as an optional term for wet earth}-feeling weighed down by a situation, problem, or personal relationship
-compost-deterioration of growth in a personal relationship
-young rose tree was planted
-----young-younger aspect of yourself
-----rose tree-personal growth {tree} in love and romance {rose}
-----planted-sowing seeds to the above
-not seeing roses-not experiencing desired romance {the one at home would be your inner home desiring romance/rose}
-earth was wet-true self {earth} is emotional {wet/drenched in emotions}
-muddy-in a stick situation
-enjoy standing in it-appreciating being able to release/express sexual emotions {orgasm}
-orgasm-an exciting end to something/sexual release

The dream is reflecting your true self {as opposed to the ego self which always has a perceived bias}. Because you do love him unconditionally {the ego self being emotional and lacking objectivity} you are barefoot in wet earth. Barefoot symbolizes emotional poverty, lack of mobility. The wet earth {mud would also point to a lack of emotional mobility} would represent drenched in emotions {wet} with the earth being your true natural self. Compost is a deterioration of your emotional self affecting your personal growth. What was planted earlier in life as a romance is no longer there {not seeing the roses}. Your added comment about the rose at home {all contents associated with a dream has a meaning} would be the desire for that romance, having it again}. Your forced meeting put you in a sticky situation {muddy} and because of your unconditional love there may have been high expectations. That turned sour but there was a positive note to the meeting in you were able to have a sexual release. The orgasm may have been real but its symbolic meaning was the relationship was over. He wants just to be friends {perhaps with benefits}.

The caveat is how you are doing. You are not sleeping, eating, in a really bad way. My sense from the dream is your true self may know you do need to move on {your ego self may not}. The symbolism of being barefoot in the wet earth would also represent being realistic. Your true self is wet, emotionally drenched which is causing you to deteriorate not only emotionally but physically. Dreams reflect not only the true conditions in the conscious life but also the unconscious. On the surface {waking life} you are unable to let go. Beneath all the emotions your true self needs to be objective, realistic. The parts of the dream you do not remember could have had more to say about this. Future dreams will likely have more to say about the realities.

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Re: barefoot in mud

Thank you Jerry for your insightful interpretation.

There have been several occasions over the years when seeing my bare feet in a dream seemed significant. I read it as my path, and how I choose to walk it.

You made very clear statements about the symbols in my dream, and accurately aligned them to my current situation. One thing I considered was that my dream was telling me I was actually enjoying wallowing in the misery. I border on the melancholic rather than the joyful. At the moment, I feel I need to be with my grief, own it, nurture it, let it be, almost hibernate in fact.

My young rose tree in the garden produced 3 late flowers just last week, after flourishing in early summer. I sit near it every day, and observe the changes around the garden which me and my ex built up together and I have no energy or inclination to tend to it. Therefore decay and neglect, as in my body, will set in. I think I will go with the seasons and just lie low until better brighter days come for healing purposes.

I enjoyed the way you picked up on the symbols. I am usually pretty good at interpreting my own dreams, and usually have dreams I remember, a lot. Only a few are remaining with me these days :-)

thank you again.

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Anonymous,
It is sometimes best to wait let things come to you instead of rushing into it and making mistakes. I used to be very impatient and that usually led to mistakes. Now I let things incubate and they most always come out for the best. I sense you are a mature soul {if you can interpret your own dreams you are intuitively mature} and know the best way to proceed.

A thought. Perhaps the 3 flowers on your rose tree is a sign that a 4th is ready to blossom. In Jungian psyche 4 is the number for wholeness and when you experience a certain event it often turns out to be meaningful {Jung's concept of Synchronicity}. When you do decide to tend your inner garden think back to your reflection of the garden you built. It may have been a turning point, something that is not realized until later. Symbol and metaphor, concepts I live by.

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Thank you Jerry for your kind and thoughtful reply :-)

Other people have said I am intuitive too. I study astrology, tarot, myth and folklore for enjoyment. I think I missed my calling as a psychotherapist but am content being a teacher and sometimes healer.

At the weekend I decided to pay a visit to my childhood home where my family still reside in the Welsh valleys. Behind my parents home is a mountain, not huge, that was once a coal tip. I played there often as a child, alone and with friends and have had some deep experiences with nature there. I climbed the mountain alone, following the same old paths from when I was a child. I did it barefoot. I felt the grass beneath my feet and crossed streams and muddy paths and revelled in it. Giving myself a sort of rite of passage back to my inner child. I lay in the sunshine and listened to the buzzards calling. (I have a buzzard as my totem and tattooed on my back.) I went to the tree where my late father's ashes were scattered and hugged it and could hear music floating up from the valley below. It was 'Stand by Me'.

I had a lovely peaceful time, a brief escape from the inner turmoil and it was prompted by the dream.

Thank you again for your respons :-)

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Anonymous,
These type experiences are exactly what is needed in finding inner peace. Emotional issues are formed from past personal experiences/influences and there are always issues related to foundations in childhood. Whether they be known or unconscious, revisiting the past is essential in understanding what energies exist that motivate emotions, personality, attitudes that affect behavior in the present. This is pretty much true for all of us but few people ever realize let alone attempt to understand and resolve the underlying energies.

In my self therapy {using Jung's Individuation Process} I examined every aspect of my childhood, looking at what experiences from those earliest years to understand what formed my personality and attitudes. In doing so I discovered that my actions as an adult were directed related to childhood. I was trying to substitute the love, nurturing and acceptance I never received from my father in negative actions as an adult. There were {and are in all of us} unconscious motivators/energies that 'pushed' me in a particular direction and because they were so strong I gave in to them with the result being destructive behavior on my part {my self discovery help me understand why I could not stay married to three wonderful women}. In many ways I was like my father {as with Darth Vader to Luke Skywalker, he being my shadow}, rejected consciously but motivating me unconsciously. I see this in a great many of the dreams I analyze. Because I did discover the motivators for my personality/attitudes I have been able to resolve my personal dragons and put an end to the energies that were so destructive in adulthood. Once I realized what I was doing I understood clearly the energies involved and how and why they were there. Then the healing process began.

A note about your interest in myth and folklore. Myth and dream share the same archetypal energies and are related in they reveal emotional patterns. "Dream is personalized myth, myth is depersonalized dream; both myth and dream are symbolic in the same general way of the dynamics of the psyche" {Joseph Campbell}. It was my strong intuitive sense that allowed me to tap into Jungian psyche and 'intuitively' understand his concepts. The same holds true in analyzing dreams. I am intuitively able to recognize emotional patterns of behavior in dreams and when the images/actions are put together {dreams are puzzles} they will form a coherent story depicting what the true emotions of the dreamer are.

Like you I missed my calling in psychology. I always had a great interest in it but because of the strong motivating energies I was led in a different direction. Perhaps you can still follow through with that interest. I was 42 when I discovered Campbell and Jungian psych. It has been said that when you are thinking negative thoughts all you need to do is change your thinking {easier said than done}. Changing your focus while working on the personal issues, seeking to discover the creative self {I also learned web design and have my websites as my creative outlet}. Something must happen to change your thought process. Working to find what in life that 'turns you on' while working on the personal issues, that is the formula Campbell and Jung championed {George Lucas was a student of Campbell and used his Monomyth as the standard for his Star Ear films. You are in the prime of your life, many good years lie ahead. There is still time.

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Re: barefoot in mud

such a kind response Jerry, I thank you.

last night I dreamed that earth was running out of air. I dont remember much except I was indoors, with someone else, not sure who, looking out through a window (I was doing this in a dream the night before too) and seeing paving slabs and seemingly watching them dry up as the air decreased. Similarly the room I was in had floor tiles, I think it was a kitchen and they too were drying up.

Also in the room was a snake. It wasnt threatening and I wasnt scared, but the snake too dried up before my eyes and died.

I may nt have missed my calling Jerry, I am attending an open day for a part time 4 yr course to become a psychotherapist next week :-)

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Anonymous,
The dream has elements of a 'breakthrough' where you are on the 'verge' of changes. Most of the images/actions have definite mixed meanings {all dream images do but not as evident as in this dream}. This is why I say on the verge of changes. This was my first impression when reading the dream and I always go with my first 'intuitive' thoughts {which are never wrong/if I dare say such a thing}.
Here is my take on the dream

The earth represents not only your true natural self, wholeness and being grounded but also the physical self which evolves from nature/earth. Running out of air/oxygen may point to running from feeling smothered by emotional situations in your life. What follows these images/actions, and in the rest of the dream, form a pattern and must fit and support their meaning/application.
Note: When analyzing dreams I look for emotional patterns that fit together {which has produced a lot of success in analyzing dreams}. The earth would represent all aspects of your being and it is not uncommon for an image to represent two aspects. One one hand the earth symbolizes the true self {which includes the 'metaphysical' soul} and on the other the physical ego self.

Being indoors is symbolic of 'going inward' but also being depressed {there seems to be a pattern of inner and outer- inner self/ego self- aspects with the images}. The someone else is you, the other you that has yet to emerge/become known {any unknown person most often represents an aspect of the dreamer}. Being unknown could point to an aspect you have yet to realize/understand but also, and because there does seem to be a pattern of double representation {I'll elaborate on that more after my analysis} actually pointing to some new aspect that is emerging.

Looking through a window would represent insights {hopes and possibilities?}, looking beyond the negative aspects of the physical life and insights to the inner world where there is real possibilities/potential. The slab {concrete} could also have the dual meanings related to inner and outer self. The outer would be the inflexible mental state of mind you have been in {border on the melancholic} and the inner finding clarity within yourself to the outer. The outer is drying up and losing its energy to smother you {making the outer aspect smaller/decreasing the air}. The floor is your emotional foundations {naturally positive} covered by tiles {emotional energies} which have caused your positive self to dry up. The kitchen is where you have prepared your mental state of mind {the negative aspects which are drying up}.

The last sentence {which is what Jung called the lysis in dream structure} is how the dream ends, where you are in your life at the time of the dream. This last part is where I see the positive aspects of the dream and your situation but not quite being where you need to be in your quest for wholeness and personal growth {and getting out of your melancholic state of mind}.

The room is one aspect of the house/you. In this room was a snake which is in one application a symbol of transformation, new knowledge/understanding {the snake loses its skin and grows new}. The dream may be alerting you to something in your waking life that has not yet surfaced.

On the other hand there is the dual meaning of the snake and the very ending of the dream which where you are in life. A snake can represent hidden fears/anxieties and worries that are threatening you. This is the melancholic state of mind you have been in which has caused your true self to dry up and die. But death isn't areal death, it represents changes and although this last part, the very end of the dream is still negative, it is also positive in it does leave the door open to changes. The snake is not threatening, a positive aspect. You are not scared and that is also a positive aspect. A key word would be 'eyes' which would represent enlightenment, knowledge, understanding, and self awareness. Unconscious thoughts may be coming onto the surface and anything unconscious that becomes conscious there is a breakthrough.

I see this dream as positive not only for the reasons I listed but also because you have begun a process of transformation/individuating merely by taking time to understand your dreams. And because you do have the metaphysical benefit of intuitiveness to go with this, my sense is you are too strong {character wise as well intellect} as to remain in this phase of melancholy. When I have knowledge about the dreamer beyond the usual age and gender in the original post I utilize that knowledge {in an intuitive way} in analyzing future dreams. This has also proven reliable in my analyzing dreams. Often when I prove an interpretation to someone who has the 'assets' you possess {intuitive, knowledge of myth, folklore, metaphysics} its stimulates the dreamer in positive ways. Because the dreamer has take the first step to better understand the inner world {most have already begun the inner search}, working with their dreams provides a catalyst to go further. I believe this dream is pointing to such an event in your life despite the mixed signals. I pride myself in being correct in my analyzing not only dreams but the energies I get from the dream that come from the dreamer. There are many people who have this ability and when it is developed {working with dreams is an excellent way to do this} it is a reliable source of 'knowing'.

Now that I have said this it is incumbent on you to prove me right. You are at a point to whether you stay in this mental state of melancholy and dry up or you pull yourself up and utilize the vast metaphysical strengths you possess to move forward in your personal growth. Out if the field of being stuck in the mud and into a new world of creative, spiritual and personal growth. My senses are you are ready for a major transformation.

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Jerry, you are so kind.

Truly, your responses have been the kindest words I have had from anyone for several weeks. I will let you know how I get on or if there are anymore profound dreams.

warmest regards

Denise

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Hi Jerry,

I didnt know whether to start a new thread for this one or not.

I dreamed that I was walking down a road, it was meant to be my home town, but in my dream looked nothing like it, but my dream self was at home there. I could see the sea and it was tempestuous. I came to a road I had to cross, and it was flooded with the same tempestuous sea. The water took the form and shape of the road, did not spill over the road sides, so it looked more like a river without banks.

Someone from my past young student days, a man, (just an acquaintance, nothing more) was just making his way across in my direction and gave me some friendly advice that I had better choose another way. I was enjoying the spray of the water on my face, it was not like sea water, but nice clear fresh water. And had the urge to have a paddle at the edges. (I dont remember doing so)

I shrugged and turned back the way I had come. I walked along a road (again supposedly my home town, but the dreamscape was different, tho my dream self felt familiar with it). I passed a film crew filming a man in a car pulled up at the roadside talking to the camera.

My viewpoint then became like the camera and as I passed the man in the car, I panned around the area, and pulled back to get a wider picture of a building which my dream self recognised as a school. As a student I trained as a teacher, and this is my job now as a relief / cover teacher. I have not gone back to work this term yet.

Im not sure if it was connected but the following dream was, I was in this same area with a group of girls from my student days and we were looking at houses to share. It was supposed to be the area I lived as a student. In reality, they were 3 storied town houses. These same houses were in my dream and we were choosing our rooms. I was paired with a girl who was my best friend in uni, we could choose either the ground floor or top floor and we were weighing up the pros and cons.In reality,we fell out and I havent seen her since those days. Thats all I can remember except an ex-boyfriend from that time also made an appearance.

I do not like the sea. It scares me, and overwhelms me. In the distant past when I have seen it in dreams it is usually a tsunami or an uncontrollable flood. I understand this to mean my emotions. Also in recent years I have had the same image of a controlled flood, following roads and pathways and not spilling over.

House with many rooms often enters my dreamworld too. Im not entirely sure what this means. Im usually excited in these dreams and enjoy the exploration of the many rooms and want all the space to put my things in. Sort of planning and organising how these rooms are going to serve me. I have a feeling they represent the areas of my life, and how I compartmentalise my life to have it neat and tidy.

I would be interested to hear your take on these two re-occurring images I get.

warmest regards

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Anonymous,
I will provide an interpretation of your dream Sunday. Busy today getting feral cats neutered {a colony I support} and in new housing, working tomorrow to earn money to pay for their upkeep.

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many thanks. Have a good weekend :-)

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Anonymous,
Here is my analysis of your dream. I will provide further comments tomorrow on the last parts of your post. This dream is very positive as you will see from my analysis. I have broken the dream down by paragraph and analyzed each. I believe you will see the positive take on the dream by reading my analysis.

DreamI dreamed that I was walking down a road, it was meant to be my home town, but in my dream looked nothing like it, but my dream self was at home there. I could see the sea and it was tempestuous. I came to a road I had to cross, and it was flooded with the same tempestuous sea. The water took the form and shape of the road, did not spill over the road sides, so it looked more like a river without banks.

AnalysisSeeing your true self which is the 'tempting' part of who you wish/need to be. This true aspect resides within the unconscious but there are other aspects {roads} in your journey/path you must cross {therapy?} to realize this and achieve complete wholeness in your conscious life. Your unconscious guides your conscious life {takes the shape of the road} and presents endless opportunties to self discovery and potential {river without banks}.

Dream Someone from my past young student days, a man, (just an acquaintance, nothing more) was just making his way across in my direction and gave me some friendly advice that I had better choose another way. I was enjoying the spray of the water on my face, it was not like sea water, but nice clear fresh water. And had the urge to have a paddle at the edges. (I dont remember doing so)

Analysis Developing masculine aspects that will provide valuable insights. Your unconscious is communicating these masculine aspects {film crew/man talking to camera}.

Dream I shrugged and turned back the way I had come. I walked along a road (again supposedly my home town, but the dreamscape was different, tho my dream self felt familiar with it). I passed a film crew filming a man in a car pulled up at the roadside talking to the camera.

AnalysisYour view/knowledge of yourself is expanding. You are gaining a new perspective of yourself getting a wider view of the unconscious aspects that motivate your personality and behavior. You are learning more about yourself, inner and outer.

I see positive signs you are 'driving' in the right direction from this dream. You are open to self therapy and it is responding by providing new insights to your inner world. There may be recent personal experiences the dream is addressing but the inner self is definitely a primary fpcus of this dream. A positive dream, a good sign.

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Wow, thank you Jerry :-)

I look forward to the rest of your interpretation.

btw, my rose tree is continuing to produce late flowers. White ones :-)

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Anonymous,
My take on the added info and partial second dream is as follows.

Comments on Second Dream
Past experiences as a student where decisions were made involving issues of true self {same area}. Experiences where that had requirements. Requirements that did not fit completely with true desires/wishes. Making choices to do with these desires. The choices were between conscious aspects vs unconscious {what is required/what you really want}. Failure to follow your heart.


Your Added Comments
The sea is symbolic of the unconscious and/or your emotions. The deeper the water the deeper the emotions or emotional energies. The uncontrollable flood/tsunami would symbolize a flood of emotional energies, something you may be afraid of since the energies are related be undesirable experiences {afraid of the sea}. The controlled flood would be your ability to control the emotional issues so they either would not cause problems for the ego or you are countering the emotional energies by following your own path. These emotional energies would be in one aspect related to the decisions as a student and/or from personality/ attitudes developed from early life experiences.

The house with many rooms would be you {house} with your many emotions or aspects that make up who you are {personality/attitudes}. The exploration of the rooms would be exploring your inner self and the excitement those things that fulfill your soul {vs the ego requirements of society which I believe the dreams are partially if not entirely focused}. The space to put all your things would be that soulful place were you wish/need to be. Also, on a different level and second application they would apply to your compartmentalizing things in your life so they are neat and tidy. This would require the question and answer to why you have this attitude {compartmentalizing} which may provide answers to decision making reasons.

Summary
The second dream and the comments you provided seem to be about personality and attitudes and the foundations for them. The second dream seems to be about what choices and decisions to be made. Often these type images point to whether you follow society and making money and importance of career, or whether you follow your soul and do what would fulfill it. The compartmentalizing may come from early life learning {student years and/or early life training/experiences/influences}. Out personalities and attitudes are not developed just out of the blue but have foundations of experiences/influences. These would go the core issues of why you are 'barefoot in the mud' to begin with. If you take the word barefoot and look at its possible meanings if could represent not having shoes which would point to a lack of solid foundations {childhood}. These issues become unconscious motivators in later life and depending on how your life evolves could/would be major factors {being stuck in the mud}.

I have given a lot to think about. The original dream does seem to be very positive which for me indicates you are at a turning point in your life. Although the experiences of your breakup are instrumental in how you have been feeling the underlying causes for your personality/attitude are also major contributors. If being barefoot is taking as not having shoes/proper foundations then that could lead to you having a lack of confidence in yourself and low self-assurance and or issues with self-identity. As with most everything in life there is the 'cause and effect' to why things happen {Karma-the natural law I follow in life}. Why your love was so 'unconditional' and why the breakup affected you in the way it did. These could go to foundations as much or more than just the experiences. The positive tone of the first dream may point to going past those unconscious issues {a beginning} by examining your inner self. I believe that when a person begins to work with their dreams they begin to discover things that were available all along but never realized. Not only about their ego lives but also understanding the powers of the unconscious as well as 'metaphysical' properties that lead a person to follow their soul {creativity/spirituality}. Exploring the inner space will reveal what the outer space is made of as well as why it has evolves as it has.

I look forward to your comments.

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Hi Jerry,

there is a lot to think about here. In my life I have started things and not followed them through, probably because I lack self-confidence as you have said. I trained as a teacher in uni but didnt teach. I married and had children and was a stay at home mum. I studied homeopathy for 2 yrs but did not complete the course due to lack of funding. This worries me now about the psychotherapy course I am interested in doing.

I went back to teaching a few years ago but being a single mum has made that difficult too. I have identified myself as co-dependant and have a fear of independence. I have to sell my home in 2 years and have no idea what to do from there. I worry a lot about my future and sometimes look back at all the missed opportunities I was afraid to see through.

I guess I am still looking for my Prince Charming to rescue me, as going it alone is a very scary thought. I feel trapped and stuck, but by my own making. Wrong or bad choices and a poor support network.

I will think more on this.

thank you so much for taking the time to interpret the dreams I have told you about.

warmest regards

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Hello Jerry,

I am quite excited to tell you about my recent dreams and my own interpretation of them.

Earlier this week I had dreams about groups of people I used to be involved with. One was about Brownies, (Girl Guides), I was a leader for 7 years before I had children. The other was about a church group. No details remembered just a nice feeling of days past.

I also had a dream I was dancing with a man, a slow tender dance, and at one point he picked me up and I put my legs around his waist and could see my bare feet again.

The most profound dream I had was about a mother and child. The mother seemed to be stalking me, she was everywhere I went, she was nice, so was the daughter. She told me that the child was my daughter who she had adopted but she wanted her to get to know her real mother, me.

Just yesterday my 16 yr old self came knocking. She reminded me that I once had a dream to be self-sufficient and live on a hippy commune with like minded people. I made the decision to start planning for a future doing just that. Now is the right time for me. In 2-3 years I have to sell my home, my children will have flown the nest and I am not secure enough in work to carry on here. I have decided to make enquiries and meet new people who can help me escape the rat race and bring all my life skills - teaching, healing, homeopathy, herbalism, flower essences, story telling, breastfeeding councellor tarot, astrology and more - to a group of people who will appreciate them, and me, and who will be supportive of me.

hence my dreams were telling me that I need to belong, be a part of a group, a family again.

The dancing dream I saw as integration of myself.

The mother and child dream was my own inner child coming back to me :-)

Since a week ago, things have been much better for me. I have had spiritual healing, soul retrieval and homeopathy and the fog is clearing for me. I have felt much more stable. My divination work is stronger and I am perceiving messages and listening to my inner child.

I just wanted to tell you how I was, and ask you what you think about these new dreams.

many blessings

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