Dreams and COVID 19

After the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, as a therapist I heard that many folks had prescient dreams about the event. I decided to give a workshop for those dreamers. Thanks to the Jung Foundation, I spend an entire Saturday with an auditorium full of 9/11 dreamers. Many had dreamed images of towers collapsing, blackbirds flying into the towers, people falling from tall buildings. It was amazing how vivid and specific the images were. You didn’t need a psychoanalyst to interpret them!

What have you been dreaming about?

When I spoke with my daughter this morning she told me she’d been dreaming of snakes, and specifically a snake bite. A snake bite is often the image that occurs in dreams at the beginning of a healing cycle. That’s why both the Caduceus with its double snake and the Rod of Aesclepius with its single snake are used as symbols for medical signification.

Dreaming of snake venom at a time like this is pointing to the healing of our situation. Those infected with the COVID 19 virus “bitten,” may be the ones to provide the healing cure. All dreams are aimed at healing. They are meant to be shared, and the community benefits from the collective gathering of dreams. My daughter’s dream is such a good example of that.

I would love to know what you are dreaming so that I can gather the images our collective unconscious is producing. Please feel free to send them as comments here, or directly to my email at katherineolivetti@gmail.com.

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