“Dreams are illustrations that your soul is writing about you.”
— Marsha Norman
“Suppose someone told you that there was something that spoke to you every night, that always presented you with a truth about your own life and soul that was tailor-made to your individual needs and particular life-story, and that offered to guide you throughout your lifetime and connect you with a source of wisdom far beyond yourself. And, furthermore, suppose that all of this was absolutely free. Naturally you would be astonished that something like this existed. Yet, this is exactly the way it is with our dreams.”
— Dreams and Healing by John A. Sanford.
The Benefits of Group Dream Work
- Everyone dreams, six or seven times a night. Dreams are essential for our survival!
- All dreams speak a universal language of metaphor and symbol. But, it’s not always easy to understand without a sacred container and multiple perspectives.
- Working with dreams in groups builds community, intimacy, and support, and begins to impact society as a whole.
- Working with dreams regularly improves relationships with friends, lovers, partners, parents, children and others.
- All dreams reflect inborn creativity and the ability to face and solve life’s problems.
- All dreams come in the service of health and wholeness. There is no such thing as “a bad dream.” It may be strange, even frightening, but multiple perspectives help.
- Dreams are a time-honored source of spiritual insight and inspiration.
Would you like to connect with a vast source of wisdom which is continually seeking to relate to you?
Visions, Visitations, and Voices in the Night
“Striking, emotionally intense dreams in which a deceased loved one returns to provide guidance, reassurance and/or warning have been reported throughout history in cultures all over the world,” according to Rev. Bulkley, Hospice chaplain. Dreams of premonition abound — most recently with John Brooks and his World Cup soccer winning goal!
We will explore stories of extraordinary knowing and meaningful encounters in a safe, sacred container. We will also dare to write about our own mystical experiences. Art materials will be available for those who prefer to paint, sculpt or draw instead. (Feel free to bring your own.)
Creative Dream Work
“What’s my third grade teacher doing in my college dorm?”
Dreams beguile, disturb, inspire, and intrigue us with their images and feelings that seem antithetical to daylight logic. What would happen if we let our dream world intersect with our waking world? We don’t always need to “interpret” dreams to receive their gifts. Rather, we can let their images feed our imaginations, and respond in kind – with poetry, collage, drawings, and writing. We will learn a safe and time-tested method of projective dream work in a circle of trusted others who offer multiple perspectives. Our focus is on curiosity and creativity.
Please join me!
Dates to be announced.