When we feel foggy, we're clogged. There's too much that has come our way. We have trouble processing everything mentally. Too much stimulation equals fog. Effectively, we shut down when our mind can't take in even one bit more.

Dreams, that wondrous state in which our conscious ego recedes and our deeper self comes to the fore, help to sort through the clogs. A depth psychologist, Dr. Antonino Ferro, wrote in his book, In The Analyst's Consulting Room, depth therapists dream of their patients so a to work through clogs, emotions that get in the way of therapeutic understanding.

Dreams get us through clogs that get in the way of understanding ourselves and others. Someone told me that they dreamt of a close friend who reached out a hand, asked for help. The next day they received a call from this very person. Because of the dream they set aside their many duties, concerns and fretting that could clog life energy, and reached out to a friend.

Dreams unclog the mind so we can reach out when appropriate and reach in to self where deep waters run clear and, in the words of Dr. Antonino Ferro, "we are struck by the sense of well-being that follows such dreams, to the point of waiting and hoping for them to come..."


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Comment by Paul DeBlassie III on September 23, 2015 at 5:11am

Christine..so true..we often find that remembering dreams two or three times a week is a good to keep in mind, otherwise we might be finding ourselves clogged...best to stay clear, and free...dream on!

Comment by Christine LeMieux on September 22, 2015 at 8:26pm

I completely agree! Recently I told a friend that if I go for weeks without a dream, my anxiety starts to increase b/c of this very phenomenon. I feel that the dreams process my waking life and if they stop or I can't remember them, then my mindbody gets backed up, aka clogged!

Comment by Holly Esch on September 21, 2015 at 5:57pm
Do Alzheimers patients remember their dreams, and can dream work help slow the progression of Alzheimers?
Comment by Paul DeBlassie III on September 21, 2015 at 5:07am

Linda..sometimes it's the cowboys that can come up with some of the best archetypal expressions to speak to us where we live! Hope you're doing well and duly recovered from the wild ride of a read---The Unholy ;) Paul

Comment by Linda AK Thompson, PhD on September 20, 2015 at 10:42am

Good morning Paul - Dreams unclog like draino allowing for the flow of cool, clear water:


Thank for the lovely words that reminded me of this old cowboy song to contemplate on some more.  Have a great day.  Peace + Love Linda

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