John’s dream begins at a family reunion but, symbolically, what is being brought together? If we are all the characters in our dreams, then the idea being expressed has to do with a reunion of inner aspects. And, often, someone at the gathering tries to soothe all the ruffled feathers so everyone gets along. In this dream, that catalyst is copper cookware, which provides an alchemical reaction to rebalance the energies. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: This little short dream is very interesting. I actually had to get up because I could not remember the symbolism and I had to go double check it. I could have taken a guess at it but I knew that I could just sense that I could find it laid out more directly.
In this short dream, there is a family reunion, and it’s being commemorated at a place in which there’s the following expressive gesture: I’m standing there looking at this new set of copper cookware, which is capturing the essence of how this is going to come together. It’s being taken out of the box and I’m looking at the various parts.
It’s a little different than what my mind might expect because this copper cookware is designed to bring about something in a particular way. So I’m curious, because we all know how if you buy a copper set what it’s going to look like. You can almost predict the pieces and whatnot and how they’re going to be. But this cookware set is bringing in pieces that are slightly different, that are designed to meet the tone of what is meant to unfold at this time.
So the significance of this dream is because of the dominance of this image, that I stared at and stared at knowing that it was telling me something, I have to go back and I have to look at life from an alchemical way of looking at things. In other words, from the symbolic, alchemical unfoldment way where everything in the outer tends to point to the inner, too.
And so I start off with the easy stuff. Gold represents the sun, and is deemed a masculine symbolism in terms of alchemy. And silver represents the moon, and is deemed to represent the feminine principle in life in terms of alchemy.
Copper, however, is a catalyst that in alchemy works with the flow of projective and receptive energies – I didn’t know that – with masculine and feminine. In other words, it’s pulling it together in life, in that it balances the body’s polarities, thereby removing blockages which are responsible for imbalances.
Copper symbolizes a means for harmony on the physical and astral levels. In other words, like I mentioned at the beginning in terms of projective and receptive, in that it is a conductor of energy in that it aligns the subtle bodies. Symbolically, copper is said to lead to a greater acceptance of self in creation. Isn’t that an interesting image?
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