But we usually can’t see or feel this while we’re entangled in them.
In order to connect with their underlying meaning we have to engage our imagination.
We tend to equate imagining with “pretending” as opposed to partaking in “reality.”
But it’s far more than this; it’s the bridge between the conscious and unconscious mind.
The conscious mind is built upon unconscious programs that are dreamlike in nature; these elemental ideas and images aren’t structured in logical sequences but rather in fluid, symbolic narratives. This is why night dreams appear to be gibberish until we decode them.
The only way to access this part of your psyche is through your imagination (and your physical senses).
Try this simple exercise:
Choose a problem and put your known ideas about it aside.
Step out of yourself for a moment and ask: If I was God, or the creator of fate, or the designer of a life, why did I give this person (you) this specific problem? How does he / she need it in some way? How does he / she need to change and grow? What am I trying to wake him / her up about?
Don’t try to figure anything out.
Don’t look at yourself from your normal, rational mind’s way of thinking.
Imagine you really are this all-knowing figure. Put your whole awareness into being it.
Loosen up and let anything come to your mind–ideas, feeling, and images–without judging or analyzing them.
Trust your imagination and play with it. There’s no right or wrong answer.
As the wise figure, study the person (you) with this problem and imagine what you’re trying to teach him / her.
This is how to access your subconscious mind. It’s got a mind of its own and your job is to use your dreaming senses to bring it into conscious reality.
Take your time, and see if something new or unexpected comes to you.
Then, envision how to implement it into your life!