Natural Dreamwork with Mary Jo

walk and talk like angels…

I often go on a ‘walk and talk,’ whether it is literally out walking or going off by myself into the quiet.  It is a sweet place of sacred inner conversation…to see and be seen, to both feel love and loved.

Dream – In a room with a long table, bench and large bookshelf at one end. A beloved soul friend is sitting on the bench talking with a small girl, ~2. She scoots down the bench towards the books, coo talks to him and then goes back to him. She takes his face in her two small hands. They look at each other with so much love. It is gorgeous. She then comes towards me smiling (also on the bench.) I say, “I love you.” She says, “You don’t got a line here.” And I burst out laughing. 

Of the many beings who come to us in our dreams, in Natural Dreamwork none may be more holy than the boy or the girl…these images of soul. The girl, in her wholeness and fullness, carries the soul quality of relationship.  Simply said, she needs to love and to be loved…the soul’s need to be in relationship…with self, each other and the divine. In my years of working with my own dreams I find the girl soul is also our capacity to feel it all…love/pain…joy/sorrow…fear/presence. What can a world do to someone who no long pushes away difficult feelings, who has come know that feelings are part of the conversation with the numinous…who has recovered their birthright… their capacity to feel it all?

The above dream is quite simple…gorgeous as noted…and it contains a correction for me. I am in this space of the love…the connection…and I recognize it…feel the gorgeousness of it. Yet, something in me rises…a need to speak. In this sacred space even the words “I love you” are not necessary and the girl reminds me of this. I don’t ‘got’ a line here because a spoken line isn’t necessary. This is the wordless place and my words interrupt it. What is also sweet here is that I don’t react or go to shame (which I might have)…I get what she’s saying…an I laugh. The moment isn’t lost.

My post session dream practice was to
-Feel the moment of gorgeous…the girl taking my friend’s face in her small hands…the look of love…and feel the girl sliding towards me and the impulse to say something…but say nothing…”you don’t got a line here.”

Amazingly this small girl is my teacher…our teacher…the one who lead us back to the tender, vulnerable, potent parts of ourselves that have been forgotten…

Repairing our frayed connection to soul reminds me of a Toni Childs song from the late 80’s.  My being with the girl…this soul part of me…the lyrics take on a whole new meaning for me…”It’s that small girl down by the sea found the angel in me.”

You walk like the angels talk, where are you from?
You want to walk and talk like angels talk, tell me then some
In a room by the sea and a voice in the sand
Telling me your truth and telling me your view
In how you see the world spinning, spinning round
And what is love and what is death, the fears you have to put to rest
And so you walk like angels talk
And so you walk like angels talk
You want to walk and talk like the angels talk, this I hear
You want to walk and talk like the angels, tell me then dear
With a smile in the sun and a face in the sand
Sitting on a swing unfolding bits of string
The face is innocence but the words are something more
It’s in the voice, it’s in the sound, it’s in the way the world is round
And so we walk like angels talk
And so we walk like angels talk
You want to walk and talk like the angels talk, this I hear
You want to walk and talk like the angels, tell me then dear
You see it’s easy running angels down
And I can’t help but shutter from the sound
It’s that small girl down by the sea
Found the angel in me
The words are such I’ll always recall
As they faded into day, as they faded into day
As they faded into day, as they faded into day
You want to walk and talk like the angels talk, this I hear
You want to walk and talk like the angels, tell me then dear
You see it’s easy running angels down
And I can’t help but shutter from the sound
Walk, walk and talk
Walk, walk and talk
Walk, walk and talk

(Image by Sandra Kuck)

Mary Jo Heyen is a certified Natural Dreamwork Practitioner working with clients in person, phone or Skype. Learn more about her work with dreams at www.maryjoheyen.com.

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