Friday, October 15, 2010
Interview with Julia Finley (Phoenix Dream Examiner)
Julia Finley agreed to do a short interview.
Would you like to tell us a little about yourself?
I'm a 29 year-old, full-time dream interpreter in Phoenix, Arizona. There's nothing I enjoy more than seeing someone's life and identity evolve from honoring their dreams. Sometimes I feel like a higher observer of the evolution of mankind, and noting the shift in dreaming is my viewing eye.
In your own words, what are dreams?
When we realize that existence consists of waking life and dreaming life, dreams become a valid half of reality.
Dreams result from interacting with reality on a different level, much like how views of space change depending on what frequency of light we use to view it. Dreams show us that all things, whether tangible or intangible, are in fact observable, because their existence is recorded in the way it stimulated our sense of meaning and significance.
Can you tell us a little bit about how you interpret dreams?
Dream symbols are best considered for their function or purpose in everyday life -- they serve the same basic function in dream narratives. For example a dream that one is wearing a sweater and dish gloves while carrying an umbrella may seem random at first glance, but if we know the basic function of all these articles is protection (protection from water in all its forms), we realize this is a display of the lengths this dreamer will go to not come into contact with their emotions (the water).
What got you interested in this process of interpreting dreams?
Like many, my first encounter with my own spiritual gifts was by criticizing and rejecting such traits in others. I was a fundamentalist Christian, and a lot of God's hopes for my life fell into my unawareness. Deciding to resurrect and understand these aspects of myself led to the discovery of my talent for dream work.
How would one go about doing this for themselves?
The first step is to write down your own dreams and consider how the narrative relates to something going on within yourself. Test your notions against the dreams of friends, or even dreams that people post across message boards and groups online. Gain a set of dream psychology references, including dream interpretation dictionaries, as helpful guidance. The more you work it into your efforts to help yourself by helping others, the stronger your understanding will develop.
How would one get in contact with you to receive an interpretation of their dreams?
Many dreamers find the best way to contact me with their dreams is on Facebook -- feel free to join my Dream Interpretation hub (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dream-Interpretation/121300139038?ref=ts). For dreamers who would like in-depth, private translations or more information about dreams in general, visit my dream interpretation service at SomethingSpoke.com (http://www.somethingspoke.com)
Thank you for the great interview Julia.