The philosophy that respects all the parts of the dream beings parts of ourselves begs a discussion of how polarities appear in our dreams. In fact, establishing the polarities in a dream often leads to the ‘answer’ or strength therein.
Many people believe they cannot meet the first requirement of dreamwork —remembering their dreams. Some investigators, for example Freud, say that we forget our dreams because we don’t want to know what is in them. If true, this would be tough to overcome, and remembering our dreams would require professional assistance. However, this isn’t the […]
Here is a dream I had end of May 2011, the week that Oprah’s last show was airing. During that period of my life I was having plenty of what I started to refer to as my Oprah Dreams. That’s why this one was titled Another Oprah Dream. This dream illustrates how we use repetition in our […]
Wondering what to do about something that’s bothering you? Life is filled with decisions– our own, others’, and even those others telling us what decisions to make. But the fact is, deep down inside, we usually know exactly what we should do. The trick is getting in there to access that wisdom.
Doug Llewelyn on CUTV Radio in New York City recently interviewed me. The interview is here, below for you.
Since we only had a half hour and wanting to be sure I’d get in everything, I pasted everything I wanted to cover, right across my desk!
Can your dreams help guide you in business? Layne Dalfen thinks so. “We’re problem-solving in our dreams,” explains Dalfen, a dream analyst in Montreal and the author of Dreams Do Come True: Decoding Your Dreams to Discover Your Full Potential (Adams Media). “Whether you are soliciting the solution to an issue you are facing or one you are attempting not to face, dreams create scenarios that mirror the feelings and events we are experiencing in our current lives.”
Layne Dalfen’s book, Dreams Do Come True, is aptly described by its subtitle, “decoding your dreams to discover your full potential.” “I believe that the ability to understand our dreams provides us with the opportunity to be completely in touch with our whole selves when making decisions”, she says in her introduction. “Interpreting our dreams is not only fun and interesting, it is important.”
A terrifying dream in which she’s trapped in a freight elevator often invades Layne Dalfen’s sleep when she’s feeling stressed.
“The space is so big, I can’t hold onto the walls and the floor is wobbly,” says the 50-year-old Montrealer who analyses other people’s dreams via her home-based consultancy, the Internet, and radio phone-ins.
If he were alive today, I am sure American Philosopher Henry David Thoreau would have liked to meet Montreal author and dream interpreter Layne Dalfen.
Dalfen, a self-proclaimed ‘dream worker’ who in 1997 established the Dream Interpretation Center here in Montreal, has written Dreams Do Come True, a 300-page book filled with helpful hints, tricks and insight into understanding what happens when our heads hit the pillow and our minds begin to freefall.
Dreams are the way the subconscious mind gives solutions to conflicts, says Layne Dalfen, a Montreal dream analyst.
The trick, she believes, is to translate the metaphors in a dream in order to identify what each person or thing in it represents and what message is being given by the dream as a whole.