An informal 1-2 page reflection paper exploring how the material of the first sessions of this class has been present for you at the level of the psyche during the month between sessions. The reflection paper can include dreams, synchronicities, active imaginations, or other response to the course material coming from the psyche – or, you can explore why you imagine that the psyche wasn’t activated for you. Alternatively, you can discuss readings or class discussions that stimulated your own inner exploration of your practice work. Feel free to include an image or a poem with your post. “The truth is stress that comes from work & school is when it’s the most difficult for me to activate my psyche. With distress tolerance skills contemplation & reflection during this course I’ve been able to gain some insight. Lots of dreams and synchronicities to a point where it’s kind of scary & that I’ve accepted that I am a co-creator in this universe and that nothing is a coincidence. The more synchronicities I’ve had the more paranoid I would become as if somebody is watching me or checking my phone. The more faith I had in the process of being this https://intellectualessay.com/2021/05/08/element-of-learning-developed-my-knowledge-and-skills/ co-creator of my own universe the easier it would be for me to remember my dreams. My first dream before this class began was me falling asleep during a sound-bath & seeing a pointed finger on a hand with henna tattoo’s pointing north or north west . I wrote down my associations but still couldn’t pull any interpretations other than knowing I was onto something. My dream after the first session of this course was the top of my pinky finger being broken. It actually was broken before by an alpha squirrel that I continue feeding with unconditional love. My pinky finger was also infected before. It’s just a more vulnerable place of my hand & my whole body. In my dream I was okay with it. I had accepted it. I believe this means that I’m okay with being vulnerable in stressful or uncomfortable situations.” “You are like a shy, divine deer that I cannot cease tracking.” -Hafez What brings me closer to tracking this shy divine reconnecting with the innocent part of me that I’ve lost touch with. The part of the shy, divine deer that evoked emotion was its preciousness & innocense. Sacred. Being a source of light in the world. https://educatoressay.com/2021/05/08/unemployment-in-the-economy-participation-rate-in-the-labour-force/ As I observe my body language of seeing this shy, divine deer I fold. Almost as if I’m praying. I have to be a lion but when stillness speaks I’m looking internally to the part of the deer that is in me.