Well, sort of…
The dream was a tiger, massive and powerful, leaping towards me, making me flinch with fear in the certainty of death, then turning to the right, now a holographic vision of this splendid creature, rivalling the Life Of Pi creation –
There’s a quote from Robert Moss I’ve been trying to remember, about dreams hunting the dreamer…
But doing a search I find so many quotes from Robert Moss about hunting and dreams and dreamers, it becomes clear it’s one of his big themes –
You say you are hunting your power
But your power is hunting you.
I’ll go up to the mountain, you say.
I’ll fast and live on seaweed
I’ll hang myself on a meat-hook
Under the hot sun. I’ll give up sex
And wine and my sense of humor.
What are you thinking of?
For you to go hunting your power
Is as smart as the mouse hunting the cat.
Go out in the garden any night
Step one inch outside the tame land
And you are near what you seek.
Open the window of your soul
Any night and your guide may come in.
The issue is whether you’ll run away
When you see what it is. To make sure
You succeed, tether yourself like a goat
At the edge of the tiger wood that breathes
Right beside your bed. He’ll come.
And again –
I like the saying of the Aborigines of my late native country, that the big stories are hunting us.
The big stories are hunting us; picture predators hunting and sniffing and stalking in the bush, looking for the right person to jump on. I think it’s like that with the big dreams… I suspect that in a way the big self and the big dream is stalking the little self and the little every day dreamer; and the question is how do we spend time in the right kind of liminal territory where we can easily be found.
To think that we are hunting the big dream or the big story is like the mouse thinking it’s hunting the cat.
The big story or the big dream is actually after us.
Well. Seems I (still) have my work cut out for me.
In the meantime I’ve started in on a new painting – my favourite way to spend time with a dream, with a dream character, just finding his face in the shapes, allowing him to slowly emerge from the colours…
Happy New Year!!!
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