Month: May 2013

Listening is the oldest and perhaps the most powerful tool of healing

Listening is the oldest and perhaps the most powerful tool of healing. When we listen, we offer with our attention an opportunity for wholeness. Our listening creates sanctuary for the homeless parts within the other person. ~Rachel Naomi Remen, M. D. When someone shares their dream with you they stand naked before you (think X-Ray Machine level naked!) Their soul is exposed and the most vulnerable, fragile, brilliant, and dare I say genius aspect of them is truly laying face up on the operating table. The offering of dream feedback should not to be done cavalierly. With reverence, respect, humility, and surgical precision, listen and share with a true intent to empower the dreamer. In fact, Dreamwork is all about […]

Inspirations never go for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.

Inspirations never go for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. ~Brendan Francis Let’s face it, sometimes you have time for a luxurious dream interpretation session, and sometimes (probably more often than not) you will need a drive-through formula to get you through a hustle-bustle day. For those moments when you are on the go and need a dream interpretation “quickie”, simply do the following: Briefly write your dream down in your dream journal. As if your dream were a movie, give it a title. Go with the first thing that comes to you. For example, Olivia’s title for her dream was, Not Without My Dog! Give your dream a sub-title. For example, Stay in Cruise Control… Even On […]

My snarky response to the question, “Why R Dreams So Strange?”

“Though we appear to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream…that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.” ~Rumi The SADDLE formula came to me one day during a live interview in response to a series of questions being asked by a radio show host. The questions he asked I must have heard a thousand times…but something snarky (I’m not normally snarky) bit its way through me. The interview went something line this: Host: “Why don’t dreams make sense? Why are they so strange and weird? If they really do have important messages for us, then why don’t they just spell it out so we can understand them?” Me: “It sounds […]

Top 10 Most Famous Dreamers of All Time…

Again and again some people in the crowd wake up. They have no ground in the crowd and they emerge according to broader laws. They carry strange customs with them, and demand room for bold gestures. The future speaks ruthlessly through them. ~Rainer Maria Rilke Perhaps you will be inspired to up the ante of your dream work/play when you realize you and your dreams are in good company. In fact, the greatest thinkers, scientists, artists, visionaries, and leaders throughout history were ordinary people like you and me, who happened to have a deep respect for dreams. Because of this respect, these mere mortals became legendary as they shaped the world through their contributions to art, science, technology, politics, and […]

The difference between a dream buddy, a bed buddy, and a soul mate

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing…” ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer Just as all the love songs tell us, there’s someone for everyone. Luckily, finding the right dream buddy—someone who won’t laugh at you or call the men in the white coats when you tell them about your nighttime dreams—may be slightly more difficult than finding a bed buddy, but a whole lot easier than finding a soul mate. Although, some dream buddies turn into bed buddies…and you realize they were your soul mate all along…as in the case of me. What’s wonderful about working with a dream […]

What was I just dreaming about???

Dreams are like letters from God. Isn’t it time you answered your mail? ~Marie Louis von Franz At this point, if you’ve been reading this blog chronologically, you know what a dream catcher is…now it’s time to become one! Incorporate as many of the following suggestions in your early morning awakening routine, and you will be well on your way to remembering more of your dreams and becoming a more masterful dream catcher. <<<Click here to watch a video about this.>>> 1.)  Don’t Move A Muscle! As you lie on the bridge between asleep and awake after a night spent journeying through the multi-dimensions of your dreamscape, as best as you can, DON’T MOVE A MUSCLE! Remain in the position […]

Most people don’t associate spiders & webs spider with having sweet dreams…

“The Great Spirit has many ways of communicating with the human being…through dreams, imagination, intuition, inspiration, or a hunch. We need to pay attention to our dreams. Don’t cast them off as being silly or useless. Be respectful to our dreams and feelings.” ~White Bison-Elder Most people don’t associate spiders and spider webs with the notion of having sweet dreams…unless you are from the Ojibwa Nation. The Ojibwa (a Native American tribe) are the ones who first created the “Dream Catcher.”  Admit it, if you haven’t bought one for yourself, I bet that you’ve gifted one to someone else, or received one as a gift from a friend. According to the Ojibwa, spiders carry “dream medicine” and if we honor […]

How to turn your dream zone into a dream temple with a little Feng Shui

“There are absolutely no worldly circumstances, under which you can’t or shouldn’t be making the very best of things.” ~TUT (Mike Dooley)       Is your bedroom an obstacle course of laundry piles, credit card slips, and mismatched socks and shoes? Does your nightstand threaten to topple over like the Leaning Tower of Pisa with magazines, books, newspaper clippings, water bottles, tissue and and cough drops? Have the dust bunnies beneath your bed become so big that they’ve grown teeth? While most of us can probably see a clear(ish) path from our bed to the bedroom door, I’d bet our sleep zones (aka our bedrooms) wouldn’t make it on the cover of Better Homes & Gardens bedroom edition either. In other words, […]