William James in The will to believe and other essays in popular philosophy asserted, "our science is a drop, our ignorance a sea" (1897, p.54). What we do not know, our ignorance, extends into science and everyday life. Relationships, especially, hold witness to what we know and what we do not know. Truth is reflected in the quality of our relating, an imminent and mystic fact.

Through decades of dream tending the symbol of the sea comes to me when I'm most in need. The quality of the sea reflects my everyday relating. Turbulent waters in dreams signal that my relationships are having troubles. Calm waters point to peaceful relating. 

The sea is a mystic image reflecting self and unplumbed depths. Conflicted times and peaceful enjoyment are both parts of being human. We get along with some and not with others. On a particular day at a specific moment dealings with a person may be positive or negative.

At night our dreams open up and comment on what happened with this person or that. "I knew I was right in feeling the way I did. My dreams said the guy was out to lunch. I doubted my feelings so the dreams came and confirmed what I felt down deep." This insightful person's dream led to greater trust in self and consequent relational enlightenment. 

The positive and negative aspects of relating form a mystic whole. We learn from both good times and bad. Dreams light up the relational sea, that imminent mystic dimension, and add a drop more truth to the always evolving soul.


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Comment by Linda AK Thompson, PhD on March 3, 2017 at 8:32am

Hi Paul - all is going well for me, thanks for asking...I posted some updates on my Blog sites and am on a new adventure...our healing circle morphed into 4 new home spaces I attend to...two public and 2 private, so I merrily contributing as best I can...found this Brainy Quote by Bil Keane that sums it up for me...take good care!

Comment by Paul DeBlassie III on March 3, 2017 at 8:20am

Good morning Linda - I hope you are well - how is your healing group going?

Comment by Linda AK Thompson, PhD on March 3, 2017 at 4:32am

Good early morning Paul...I am up early, before the birds and what a delight to see, read your parting words..."that imminent mystic dimension...adds a drop more truth to the always evolving soul."  How lovely...have a great day...Peace + Love Linda

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