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Dreams and Secrets

Guest Article

Pillow Talk  by Valerie Andrews
Don’t dismiss your children’s dreams as irrational fears or undecipherable flights of fancy.  Take time to listen to them, and you’ll find valuable information about the challenges of growing up  In Your Children’s Dreams.

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What Women Want  by Laura Barrett
Keeping a secret often involves telling a lie.  We all have secrets.  We All Tell Lies. 

Newbies  by Jessica Kearney Heidgerken
My fears about becoming a parent took form when I was getting   My 40 Winks.

History Lessons  by Bebe Vaughan
My parents should have known that dreams don’t have to be nightmares, and that 
Secrets Can Be Shared.

Empty Nest
  by Mark Wiertalla
One of Mama Mia
s main characters closes the show by strolling towards the horizon of her future singing,  I Have a Dream.

by Jesse Young
A friend of the woman I love made up a scrapbook of her own future, a sort of 
A Dreambook

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Pithy Quote

Father, O father! What do we here
In this land of unbelief and fear?
The Land of Dreams is better far,
Above the light of the morning star.”

William Blake (1757 – 1827), English poet, painter and printmaker, from his The Land of Dreams

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Founding Father

The Man:  Carl Gustav Jung, born Karle Gustav Jung II (1875 – 1961)

Father of:  Analytical psychology; the concepts of introversion, extroversion, collective unconscious and archetypes; art therapy and, indirectly through founder Bill Wilson, of Alcoholics Anonymous.  His collected works – including The Psychology of the Unconscious (1912) and Psychological Types (1921) – fill nineteen volumes. 
     Jung warned that we rely too heavily on science and logic.  Emphasizing balance and harmony, he argued for integrating spirituality and appreciating our unconscious realms.

The Story: 
His father was a poor rural pastor; his mother came from a wealthy and established Swiss family, but she was a weird woman
(one night, Jung claims, he saw a faintly luminous figure coming from her room.  The head was detached from the neck and floated in the air), spending much of her time in a separate bedroom.  According to Wikipedia, Jung had a better relationship with his father because he thought him to be predictable and thought his mother to be problematic.  His mother’s often depressed mood influenced her son’s attitude towards women, which he described as having “innate unreliability.”
     Jung collaborated but soon broke with his cohort Sigmund Freud.  According to Jung, dreams are not attempts to conceal our true feelings from the waking mind, but rather they are windows to our unconscious.  They serve to guide the waking self to achieve wholeness and offer solutions to problems we face in our waking lives.

Whaaa?   At age 12, he was pushed to the ground by another boy so hard that he was unconscious for a moment.  He thought to himself, “Now I won’t have to go to school any more.”  From then on, whenever he started off to school or began homework, he fainted.  He remained at home for the next six months until he overheard his father worrying to a visitor of his son’s future ability to support himself.  Young Jung immediately went into his father’s study and began poring over Latin grammar.  This event, Jung later recalled, “was when I learned what a neurosis is.”

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Astounding Facts

We spend one-third of our lives sleeping.

The older we get, the less dreaming we do.

Women have more nightmares than men.

Most muscles are paralyzed during deep sleep.

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Ridiculous Video

Bocce Ball Secrets
of Father Guido Sarducci

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