During our Dream Group gathering this morning, we played with a technique learned by two of our members interested in the work of writer and dreamer Robert Moss.
The synchronicity technique was fun and amazing, simple and positive. Lisa started to drum, telling us to let our minds go where they would, and that when the drumming ended, we were to each write down whatever was in our mind at that moment. I wrote down ‘Lemuria, ancient village, full of peace, power and beauty.’ And then, my double Gemini multi-thinking mind slipping through, ‘gold – shiny, smooth, positive’. Lisa collected the slips of paper.
Our next job, no drumming this time, was to write down a question of any sort to which we wanted an answer. My question – my always and hopefully-not-forever question – was / is ‘How can we create a more peaceful world?’
Lisa shuffled the pieces of paper and let us each pick one. Estelle got my ‘answers’ – and, synchronistically, she had 2 questions, so there was an answer for each. One question was about whether the new air conditioner at her art studio was going to work out well, and the other was about how two health tests were going to turn out.
The group’s feeling, especially since her studio is shared with another artist, was that the village of peace, power and beauty answer applied – and since it was such a happy place, of course the air conditioner was going to be fine. Shiny, smooth and positive was clearly a very good answer to the health tests question.
The answer to my question about how we create more peace was also a great one – with a hint of the Oracle at Delphi about it. ‘Systematic derangement of the senses’, a quote from French poet Baudelaire, was dreamer Carol’s first statement, followed by a scratched out drawing of a deranged spider, and a very good spider drawing – with ‘Oh, no, not the spider!’ written beside them.
To me, ‘systematic derangement’ means going out of our right minds – our every day logical brain that can talk us into believing that killing other people is a good idea. Our unitary in-touch mind could never believe such an outrageous thing. So I loved that part of the answer.
And then, having worked with Medicine Cards, an intuitive Native American spiritual tool, I know that Spider is the creator, the weaver, the writer – the totem that is pushing me to write something every day.
The answers felt very satisfying to me. And as we went around the room, the other dream group members also had similar experiences of unexpected and harmonious directions and ideas in answer to their questions.
This would be a great game to play with the family after dinner, with friends on a picnic – or just to give everyone a chance to turn off the TV and turn on another part of our brains. Go play!