Not being an expert on anybody's inner thoughts...I will simply give you my first impression.
My impression stems from the story of SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON -- retold by Margaret Hodges (a children's book). Ever since I purchased this story several weeks ago, it has been a favorite bedtime story for my son!
I'm not sure if you are familar with the adventures of the Red Cross Knight, but in this particular version the Princess Una has sought the help of the Knight. A terrible dragon has come to her kingdom and her people need help. On Una's and the Knight's journey to her kingdom, the knight has a vision which reminded me of your vision of heaven.
The knight stops to rest in a good old hermit's house and during the night, they see a wonderful place rather like heaven.
Here is a quote from the story:
Do you have any dragons to fight SkiaThere against the evening sky they saw a mountaintop that touched the highest heavens. It was crowned with a glorious palace, sparkling like stars and circled with walls and towers of pearls and precious stones. Joyful angels were coming and going between heaven and the High City. Then the Red Cross Knight saw that a little path led up to the distant mountain to the city, and he said, "I thought that the fairest palace in the world was the crystal tower in the city of the Fairy Queen. Now I see a palace far more lovely. Una and I should go there at once."
But the hermit said, "The Fairy Oueen has sent you to do brave deeds in this world. That High City that you see is in another world. Before you climb the path to it and hang you shield on its wall, go down into the valley and fight the dragon that you were sent to fight.
I find it interesting that your guide was your husband. I'm sure you are familiar with Carl Jung's ideas about archetypes in fairytales...particulary the wise old man who helps our dreamer out...like the hermit in the story above.
However, according to Jung, these "psychic manifestations of the spirit," can be seen in many forms while one is dreaming.
The concept of the animus is very interesting to me. Do you remember the thread started about the Animus/Anima?In both sexes the spirit can also take the form of a boy or a youth. In women he corresponds to the so called 'positive' animus who indicates the possibility of conscios spiritual effort.
http://www.jcf.org/new/forum/viewtopic. ... orum=28&51
I wonder what role your dream husband played for you? Do you think it has to do with your animus?
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