From the book Honoring the Dream: A Handbook for Dream Group Leaders by Justina Lasley, MA with illustration “Presence of Mind” 1993 by Brian Andreas
Our dreams’ purpose is to bring what is unconscious into consciousness, yet the dream group member is often unaware that she is going into a vulnerable area.
In therapy, a person getting close to an issue may move away from it out of fear.
The dreamer however, doesn’t really know where the dream is taking her; therefore she may go to places she would not normally choose to go.
This is part of the power and magic of the dream.