Coronavirus spread throughout the world in weeks. Despite dashed borders separating countries on a map, the virus cared nothing of this fiction. If there is one thing humanity can learn from this virus, it is that we are global citizens—indistinguishable from one another. White, black, or brown—color does not matter. We come from the same ground. We live and die under the same blue sky.
Midway through the pandemic, racism flared up in the United States.
Racism is also a virus. And, it is worse than coronavirus. This endemic virus is airborne and transmissible through words, images, and inaction. Just like asymptomatic COVID carriers, people infected with racism don’t know they are infected. The virus does not live in the bloodstream where an antibody test can detect it. Instead, it lives in a person’s shadow.
Viruses cannot be seen, but they inflict inconceivable damage to all lives. This project is a work-in-progress and my visual response to unfolding events using photography, drawing, and the cyanotype process.
The Dream That Changed My Life (carl jung, dream analysis)
Could a dream foretell the future?
If you asked me a year ago, I would have said, “No, it can’t. That’s crazy.” But I had a dream on August 6, 2020, that changed my life. It’s hyperbolic but true!
I quit my 25-year accounting career in October 2019 to become a full-time artist. I was finally going to devote more time to art. But then that pesky COVID pandemic invaded the world, and like everyone, I tried to make the best of it. I started shooting The Unseen photo project, writing on my blog, and selling cyanotype prints through my online store. I didn’t know where any of these would lead, but I was willing to find out. Life had other plans, however.
In this article, I show how I analyze my dream using Jungian dream analysis so you can interpret your dreams too. If you pay attention, your dreams may be telling you something about your future!
But first, the dream.
How to Analyze a Dream Using Jungian Dream Analysis (carl jung, dream analysis)
Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration?
Last weekend, I had a dream that mystified me so much that I had to analyze it.
This article describes a step-by-step process in dream interpretation based on Carl Jung’s work. If you’ve ever wanted to understand your dreams, I recommend a good book to get you started.
But first, I want to tell you about the dream.
Bump into a friend in an unlikely place, and you might say, “Wow, what a great coincidence!” This is usually how we use the term coincidence.
Sometimes, however, coincidence can move beyond that normal experience—into the realm of wonder, surprise, and mystery.
When that happens, coincidence can be used as a guide to a meaningful life.
Let me explain.