Psychosynthesis involves grounding images that intend to drive one to meeting real needs rather than wants. If a dream (or any psychic image) does not become grounded through a process of writing it down and to be preferred -drawing it; maturation does not become manifest in the process of individuation. It is a gift to realize that there may be an invisible hand guiding one as a dream evolves over time. For example in my young adulthood , I had water dreams in which I was fearful of violent waves or tidal waves with it full destructive fury ; I dreamed of water seeping through my house and breaking up the plaster walls; I had dreams of water crashing into coastal villages; an finally I was overcome by a wave that broke over my head as I tumbled under water thinking I was a gonner. But then a transformation occured at mid-life: I could breathe underwater. It is as if the Self was guiding me to transform my opinion of water to a substance that I could survive in…:In subsequent dreams I had changed my relationship with that element and was guided to ride on the water in a boat, change ice into water as if by magical touch, to scuba dive under water to find treasures underneath. What force was changing my relationship to water? It was certainly the Self, the center and originator of psychic wholeness or indivuation (that empty center in the middle of the horoscope). In real life asfter the symbol of water became benign, my fears of the unknown vanished and I was able to feel more confident moving out and about in the outer world using different faculties of my personality. A transformation had occured with the contents of water, as symbolized by the feeling function in my personality (I had no planets in water signs in my astrological chart). As a thinking type my emotional side had been the least developed psychic function in my personality and I needed to balance out thinking with relationship feeling functions. That was the goal of individuation in my case: to bring about balance, wholeness, equity in relationships, justice , harmony and love into my pragmatic thinking nature.
John D Grove
I am a psychotherapist and astrological psychology practitioner. I do dream interpretation as it relates to developmental life issues. I have had published two books: one on Dreams and Astrological Psychology and one on Life Passages, how dreams and Age Point Progression work together to illuminate the Life journey. I do consultations. View all posts by John D Grove