Dreaming Lens: Who appeared to you in your dream? How did they appear? In what form did they appear? Did they speak? Did you speak to them? Was there a specific message delivered with or without words? Was the experience blissful?
Personal Focus: While there are many other archetypal representations of the power of love, this term will limit itself to these two as they are perhaps the most widely recognized symbols of divine forgiveness in the history of the human race. In dream work, they should be treated symbolically as Archetypes and their appearance in a dream indicates that you are experiencing a high level of self-discovery and integration.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Quan Yin, Buddhist goddess of mercy and compassion, embody the feminine principle in its highest evolution. The feminine principle connects to the power of love and receptivity. Both of these figures are revered by millions as the purveyors of forgiveness and unconditional love. Though the traditions that created each of them could not be more different, what they offer to those who turn to them in hours of need is exactly the same.
One of the most difficult challenges that all human beings face is the process of forgiveness. This applies to others, but even more elusive is the ability to forgive ourselves. The human mind is not built for unconditional love, even though it is a concept that many who travel the path of service continually strive for. No matter how she may appear to you, the Archetype of the Divine Mother can help you inch your way out of shame and resentment and move you toward the healing that can only come through love and mercy.
The appearance of one of these great figures in a dream is to put you on notice that you are in a moment of elevating consciousness and integration toward Self. It is not uncommon for any archetypal figure to be silent in a dream; it is their mere presence that embodies the impact of the dream. If words and messages are present in the dream, take them to heart and do so literally. However, if this is not the case, your best use of such a dream is silent gratitude for the gift of such a powerful experience of elevated consciousness.