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Do You Dream? My Adventures in Dream Journaling.

IMG_1252I have been using dreams as information for as long as I can remember.  At different times in my life, I have kept dream journals to recognize patterns in my dreams, and to access all the rich information and wisdom in my dream life and travels.

For the past 4 months, I’ve been keeping a regular dream journal, where I write down my dreams every morning (or in the middle of the night.)  Even when I cannot remember my dream the night before, the next morning, I write “I don’t remember,” instead of “no dreams,” since the dreams had happened, I just couldn’t remember them at the time.

Last night I was in Greece, swimming in crystal clear aqua teal waters.  I was underwater the whole dream, swimming with sharks and manna rays, and other fish.  I swam deep near the floor of the sea, which was covered in a pale coral.  When I looked up to the surface from below, I could see the outline of white washed buildings made of stone, and a clear blue sky with the sun shining through the water. I still wonder if I was in my human form, or if I had shifted into a jellyfish, or an eel. Either way, it was a very playful, serene and vivid dream.

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There has been a big water theme in my dreams lately, which for me, usually means I want to return to mother-earth-womb-lightly-floating-intuition-healing realm.  I really do have a strong desire to be in the ocean right now.  The morning before I had this dream, I pulled the Water Dragon card from the Druid Animal Oracle.

I  love the water, and once I get to a beach and in the ocean, it is really difficult for me to return to land.  Just writing this makes me want to go take a bath!  Or, take a trip to Maui.  The first photo in this post is from my trip there a little over a year ago.

Or, maybe I could actually go to Greece, which is a place I have not been yet.

In the past, I have overcome my fears in several dreams that started out as quite frightening.  Most times if there is something I don’t like in my dream, I will change it (after all, it is my dream.)  However, there are some dreams that happen repeatedly that just stick, or I feel “stuck” in.  That “sticking” or “stuck-ness” carries wisdom that needs attention.  I find dream journaling helps give those repetitive dreams a “voice.”  The dreams are brought to the light, and the light shows me the way to work within the dream.

Do you have a dream journal? How do dreams help you?

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Dreaming in the Forest

The forest is a rich place full of dream shadows and windows of light.  There is a fertile soil in darkness, and the shadow world is very much alive on and below the forest floor.  Once the life inside this darkness is revealed by light, we can appreciate the rich life in the shadows.  The shadow space is always working within us, and it is up to us to have the courage to delve in and shed light into the wisdom of the shadow.

With love, light and shadows, I honor the dance between my fertile shadow dreams and my radiant light body.

This is the dance of existence. The cosmic dance indeed includes light and shadow.

This is what I learn from the forest.

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