The birth of consciousness out of the raw emotional intensity of the collective unconscious is a particular responsibility and vocation for modern humans. It challenges all our faculties so we are indeed like Jacob wrestling with the angel, not letting go until we know the meaning. Then raw emotion gives birth to conscious functioning instead of unconscious acting out of transpersonal power. Dreams are precious messages, tailored to the needs of the individual psyche and its development.
Helping myself and my clients give birth to the meaning of their dreams has been the devoted aim of my thirty years practice in the dream work pioneered by C. G. Jung.