New Healing Path For A Chronic Illness. Healing Can Occur In The Dream State
Tired of Living with a chronic illness? Of course you are. Tried traditional medicine or certain alternative practices and found they haven't completed
the healing? But have you tried the Doctor within?
C. G. Jung, the great Swiss psychiatrist, believed that when we sleep, we come in contact with a healing force that is not as available during waking
hours. This is quite an uncommon statement in light of modern beliefs in the restorative power of contemporary medicine. But Jung's statement came
to life when it was authenticated in one of my dream seminars. Part of the all-day dream workshop I conducted included a dream incubation and
induction that prepared people to have a meaningful dream that evening on any life issue or problem that was resistant to resolution. As usual, a high
percent of the participants fell asleep during the induction and several of those remembered a helping dream. (The incubation is a technique for asking
a dream for an answer to a specific question, and the induction is a guided imagery with deep contemplation that brings about a problem-solving
One young lady had a foot neuropathy that had been troubling her for two years. She had tried numerous medicines and procedures, but nothing
worked. The following is a transcription of her exact words concerning her healing dream during my dream seminar and its aftermath.
"Nothing was as pressing as the throbbing pain in my foot. Did I think it would work? No! But I was in so much pain I thought I would give it a try. A
psychologist had told me years earlier that I couldn't relax enough for hypnotherapy and terminated my "quit smoking" sessions. Whenever I was in a
training presentation on visualization, meditation, or relaxation, I would scoff silently at these techniques because I thought they were silly and useless.
I think what made the difference this time was that the dream induction took place halfway through the seminar. By that time, there was a very