“Again and again, it’s astonishing to me what new insights and perspectives arise from working with dreams together with an other person.”
Well, by now I have spent many years with the theme of “lucid dreaming” in particular and basically, dreams in general. Because I’ve read a lot of literature on and around the subject, I felt that I was well prepared to experience my first lucid dreams. I always had different phases with more or less focus on the topic. Sometimes I wrote down a dream almost every day for months, then nothing again for almost six months. Of course, the success stayed away and I developed a somewhat apathetic attitude towards my dreams.
When I randomly had the opportunity to participate in one of Alice’s dream workshops on Skype, I quickly realized: All the time before I had simply missed the exchange with like-minded people! Since I’m not the type of person that uses forums to share with other oneironauts on the net, only those around me remained for me to “bother” with the issue. Unfortunately, I quite often came across ignorance, indifference or even misunderstanding about the topic among them.
The exchange with Alice increased my motivation and made me dealing with lucid dreaming more consequently and purposeful. At the beginning of the workshop I was only focused on lucid dreaming , but quickly the topic of “projective dream interpretation” grabbed my attention. Working with my dreams together with Alice was a lot of fun and heavily increaced my interpretive skills. Again and again, it’s astonishing to me what new insights and perspectives arise from working with dreams together with other persons.
At first I was not quite sure how communicating via Skype would affect cooperation. However, this insecurity disappeared somewhat quickly. Although Skype of course cannot replace real interaction between people, it is ideal for such workshops because Berlin is far away from my city. I think the approach of Alice is very nice and important, as people are supposed to formally interpret the dreams of one another. It is about the right mix of distance and closeness. This is achieved by various formulations and is very important with the subject “dream”, cause after all, our own dreams are indeed something very intimate.
Now that I have even made some small successes in lucid dreaming, my motivation and will have been strengthened. At this point, I’d like to wholeheartedly thank Alice for the interesting, informative and inspiring hours!
Bleibe immer auf dem Laufenden!