Jung went on to say, "The general function of dreams is to try to restore our psychological balance by producing dream material that re-establishes, in a subtle way, the total psychic equilibrium. This is what I call the complementary (or compensatory) role of dreams in our psychic make-up."*
If dreams are indeed necessary for our individual psychological balance, it would behoove us to pay attention to them, just as we might consider taking nutritional supplements if our physical bodies are out of balance.
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* Man and His Symbols (Kindle Locations 613-614). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.