Questioning why life can be so difficult and why we experience so many problems, crises and traumas is something we all face, especially at difficult times in our lives. Trying to understand this has troubled humanity since time began. Fear of the unknown, of upsetting gods or goddesses and the concept of divine punishment has compelled people to believe in some sort of religion as a way of trying to contain our fear. As man’s knowledge has increased, a more scientific way to understand it all through astronomy and astrology has developed, with the latter system based on the principle of ‘as above, so below’. More recently, psychology, the study of why we are so affected by fear, why we behave the way we do and why we try to blame something or someone outside of ourselves, especially when faced with loss and the unknown has been growing.
For those of us fortunate enough to have encountered the Huber method of Astrological Psychology, these twin approaches are combined. We have the ‘gilt edged’ tool of the Life Clock and Age Point progression at our disposal to put the meaning of life, and our purpose within it, into perspective.
Now, as if that wasn’t enough, John D Grove has written a new book entitled ‘Life Passages – When Dreams and Age Point Aspects coincide’ that encapsulates this method of understanding our place in life and within the cosmos, which puts it all into proportion. The real message of this book is that our dreams are actually a means of receiving messages straight from the ‘horse’s mouth’ and we ought to take notice of them! He quotes G Globus to make his point “our dreams are first hand creations… they represent a microscopic reflection of the universal one-mind, and to ignore the guidance from the source of all things would be a mistake”. He advises us that part of our natural developmental involves raising our consciousness beyond what we consider to be normal reality. So, it seems that our search for meaning and understanding comes from a kind of inbuilt radar. When we realise that the things that happen to us are in fact broadening our knowledge of ourselves and of our inbuilt link with the divine, it will help us to face life more positively.
Our problem is that we believe we are separate from this source, and we feel guilty because we feel incomplete, less than perfect, or sinners (as religion would have us believe), hence the angst, whereas, in reality, we have never really been separated, we only think we are. In realising that we are still one with source, we become whole, complete, healed.
Of course, the problem with dreams is how to understand what they are telling us, and here’s where John’s book comes into its own. He uses the Huber Method’s technique of Age Point progression to pinpoint what is trying to come into consciousness from our unconscious – the bits we believe are not us that make us feel separated. By using Age Point Progression in context with the phase, or stage of life we are going through at the time of a problem or crisis, we can can become much clearer about what our dreams are telling us.