Aug 072013
 

Painting by Hu Jundi

To dream of water is to make an encounter with the Earth’s own lifeblood, of which we are mostly composed and by which we are all related. Water is not simply our ’emotions’ but that which gives rise to emotions: the unconscious source of all vitality.

Though it is easy to become identified with our terrestrial roles and duties, the feeling life will not be ignored. It will come for you when you might need a good drowning, flood away that which is redundant, lead you to the fountain you don’t know you are thirsting for, or just sweep you away on its crest towards a new terrain.

At other times Water may cleanse and baptise you or introduce you to ancient helpers who live below your surface. It is the slipstream from which poetry is culled, the softening grief makes of us, it is the flow, the origin and sustenance of all life.

Though we give ourselves only small drinks to soothe our gasping gills, what we really need is to be often returned to these great depths, to be carried deeper into our own fathomlessness, immersed in that place where lovemaking is the dialect and discovery is the constant – where we are without destination or tether, carried by the twirling currents of change.

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  14 Responses to “Water Dreams”

  1. How beautifully you’ve described the power and depth of water in dreams Toko-Pa. It fascinates me that since I began training in aquatic bodywork 15 years ago now, my dreams have become accessible. Before that I rarely remembered one! And not surprisingly many of my dreams include water or a reference to it.

  2. What a beautifully soothing post.

  3. I LOVE water dreams! and have not had one for awhile (that I remember). I miss them — being totally immersed under water, swimming and breathing with no apparatus on. Absolute bliss!! I have one that is re-occurring, but like I said, it has not visited me for awhile. Thank you, Toko-pa

  4. Good morning~ I dreamt of water last night, and then there was your post. I was clinging to the surface of a submarine…seeing the cold water all around, and wondering how it would feel and how long it would take to finally succumb to it. I had been separated from husband and daughter and friends…and seemed to be in enemy territory. When I woke up, I was unsure about the meaning, but in a strange way more focused on doing the work my heart is prompting me to do lately. Thank you for your steady stream of inspiration.
    Robin

  5. Yes, this is why I meditate, to: return to these great depths, to be carried deeper into our own fathomlessness, immersed in that place where lovemaking is the dialect and discovery is the constant – where we are without destination or tether, carried by the twirling currents of change.

    Such beauty in your words. Such water in my dreams, which are often of riding rivers and waterways like roads or of crossing great channels and feeling so at home in the currents. Perhaps emotions are my path, or somehow I need to orient myself with the undercurrent of life. <3

  6. Every time my husband dreams of muddy water, within 3 days something bad would happen. Can you explain this? I asked him to quit telling me when he dreams of it.

  7. I had a meditation that took me to the doors to the Akashic Records. I started to kneel in reverence and suddenly became fast flowing stream of water. It was incredible, but I came out of it quickly. Any ideas of what this could mean?

  8. I LOVE water dreams! Sometimes they are soothing… sometimes raging… sometimes crystal clear and full of life! I can usually see within a day or two how these dreams connect with what is going on within the depths of me. Powerful indeed : )

  9. I’ve had so many water dreams lately! I went through very difficult life transition and then soon after found out I am pregnant with twins. My dreams of water have been a tremendous source of soothing and renewal in this time <3

  10. beautiful, elegant, soulful

  11. I’ve had so many water dreams lately! I went through very difficult life transition and then soon after found out I am pregnant with twins. My dreams of water have been a tremendous source of soothing and renewal in this time

  12. I dream of water almost always. It is my currency, my air, my sustainance, my blood, my history, my familiar.

  13. It has been dry as a bone here in northern California. Last night I dreamed of a downpour. I was getting drenched. I drove through my old childhood neighborhood and streets were blocked off with concrete barriers to prevent people from driving on flooded streets. The streets were not flooded, but the rain poured down. I gathered with others from the past and present in the auditorium of a school where I once taught. The rain poured down and drenched everyone, inside the building. Today I watched a community theater production of Jesus Christ Superstar and I cried all the way through it. I am home writing this right now, and it is pouring rain outside. It hasn’t rained in months.

  14. […] — Traduction : Michèle Le Clech, by courtesy of Toko-Pa Turner Article original paru sous le titre: Water Dreams  […]

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