DR. JECKYL & MS. HYDE: A DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISE

In our idealistic culture, we turn away from the dark side to emphasize the moral, ethical puritanical side of our nature. We are raised to be unselfish, polite, noncompetitive and obedient. We are taught to cut ourselves off from darkness and to seek only the light. This split creates an adversarial position within us because this polarized, denied, dark side returns to haunt us in our dreams. As a result of being stuffed away and hidden from view in our waking world, our dream images often portray animated characters who act out in unruly ways during the night. This outrageous cast of characters may remind us of the part of us that have become lost, fearful, jealous, angry, or guilt-ridden; or the part of us that is wild, impulsive, passionate, raw, spontaneous and confident.

 

 

YOUR MISSION SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT…

Collage a pair of journal pages with found images from magazines or sketch:

Side one:

Picture one or more of the lost, murky, damaged, angry, hostile, unlikable, distasteful, scary, unhappy, ill mannered, or unruly images in your dream.

Side two:

Picture one or more of the wild, raw, bright, spontaneous, rowdy, enthusiastic, creative images in your dream.

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