I just woke from a dream. I was visiting some acquaintances, not sure who, but I had a series of encounters where I got my feelings hurt, so I went to another area where I found my infant daughter. I picked her up and held her. I realized I hadn’t done that in while, and I missed her. She was perhaps six months old. I kissed her and hugged her.
Then the scene shifted, and I was in the same house and still feeling hurt, but now a young oriental woman was there, and she said something that hurt my feelings also. Instead of leaving me alone, she started talking to me about what I was projecting. She said something about what she needed from me. She was quite pretty, slim and rather small. Quite beautiful actually. She seemed to be a dancer, and she made a pose and asked me to interpret its mood. I made a guess, but I was wrong, and she continued to teach me with poses and movement. This young woman kept saying, “What I want from you is to focus just on the movement, the position.” She seemed to be telling me that I was projecting arrogance, which was also the way I was misinterpreting her actions. I still wasn’t getting it right when the dream ended. I woke.
When I thought about the dream, it reminded me of the dance method of doing Active Imagination mentioned in Jung’s writing on the subject (Jung on Active Imagination, page 78 ). This seems to be my first dream addressing a real world problem that I’ve been having recently by the use of an Active Imagination technique. I had a psychic teacher. I find that quite interesting.