I was asked recently what serendipity meant to me. I said that I remember seeing a cartoon which went a bit like this-
A man went into a shop and after wandering around for a while said to the shopkeeper-
You don’t seem to have what I am not looking for.
I think that explains it perfectly…
Just listening to Bill Nelson’s “Do you Dream in colour” and it got me thinking , well do you?
Personally I do but I cannot say it has always been the case. Perhaps because I keep a dream diary and I have an interest in the content that I can remember the details (action,sound and vision so to speak).
However I read somewhere that about 95% of our dreams are forgotten and 80% of these are in colour. The thing is it is not something I have ever asked a client, dream recollection can be hard enough if your are not used to it let alone remembering if it was in Technicolor, monochrome or indeed sepia toned.
Furthermore would colour dreams make a difference to the therapy resolution?
Might need to experiment a bit – blue cheese before bedtime anyone?
When someone is depressed, [doctors] assume that this is caused by a disturbance in your biochemistry, which must be related to some sort of genetic thing in your personality. What I would want to know is what has happened in that person’s past and their present that is disturbing their biochemistry and making them depressed? Our behaviour has an immediate and far-reaching effect on our chemical balance, but that question’s not asked. Even as you and I are sitting here discussing this, there are all sorts of changes happening in your neurochemistry and in your body – so it’s highly dynamic – Ivor Browne
Came across the work of Ivor Browne who quite frankly floats my boat.
Anyone interested in a doctor who doesn’t prescribe anti- depressants and sees meaning within the person ( through their energy – quantum physics tells us we are all energy) then get a copy of –
“The writings of Ivor Browne, Atrium”.
As a therapist it is helpful to know that the medical profession are open to alternative ways to deal with depression –
releasing energy through our relationships to our self, each other as people, communities and that personal spiritual connection to the universe- the original and ultimate of all energy.