Sunday, June 28, 2009

Father John's dreams

Father John at dinner

Sunday, June 28, 2009
During our fellowship discussion after Liturgy at St. Dimitri's this morning, Fr. John eagerly shared with the parish participants two vivid dreams he'd had last night. Both were powerful, amazing and puzzling. One appears to be anticipatory and we look forward to discussing them on Wednesday. The first dream he shared contained every single Parish Council member. The second addressed issues with the world-wide Christian Church. In both dreams he plays a key role.

His CREEI scores are:
1. Diplomatic Mission: +++?++//?++/++? Motivational
2. I Told you So!! : +?+-??//+++/+++ Anticipatory
[See http://www.creei.org for the standard 12 CREEI Process questions.]

Friday, July 10, 2009
On Wednesday, July 1, we began the Creative Deep Listening (CDL) process on his two dreams, focusing on the second dream. It turns out that the sequence of the dreams was opposite to what he had shared with the parish. This was a significant detail, but appropriate to the circumstances.

The CDL process typically begins with a CREEI analysis of each dream. Then the dreamer can choose to go deeper into any aspect of it by applying Joseph Dillard's DEEP LISTENING interview technique. Fr. John elected to interview the character called "Uncreated Light" and on July 8, we finished that interview. It was an enlightening experience for us both!

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