Our psyches contain many parts yet most of us function with just a handful of parts which we describe as our ‘personality’. These overworked few parts do their best to navigate through life and, however exhausted they become, they are resist relinquishing their control. Our dreams have the job of showing us the reality of our life, as well as alternative ways of being, our blindspots, and fears– in the dream language of images and symbols.
Dreams may depict our more vulnerable parts (the ones that have been exiled or labeled by the dominant group) in the form of, for example, abandoned babies, tortured animals or dangerous people. While our dominant parts seem to want us to forget weaker parts of ourselves, the deeper Self will not forget them and prods us, through dreams, to ‘remember’ and heal the imbalances.
Often a part which appears in a dream wants to be heard and by appearing in a dream, the part will show more of its reality. Those scary dreams of pursuers, for instance, can make it easier for us, when we are in Self energy, to discover what it is that we run from and what wisdom that part can offer us. It is always a surprise.