Exploring Our Dreams
Everyone dreams. We may not remember our dreams, but we all do it, several times a night. Dreams bring us power, insight, and news of family and friends near and far. Our dreams notify us of impending changes. Our dreams hold keys and messages which can help us in our other waking life.
My first "big dream" in recent memory happened when I was in Peru in 2013, studying with my teacher. I had my second big dream at a workshop in Wisconsin in 2014, not long after. These dreams and their content are still unfolding. They are still steering some of the big decisions I'm making about my life and about my shamanic studies.
If you have wanted to explore your dreams in a direct way, perhaps the monthly Dream Exploration Circle is for you. quick link to calendar page
Bring yourself, and bring a dream to share and explore. It doesn't have to be a recent or "big" dream. Just bring a dream that has stayed with you that you want to know more about. Maybe there's a figure in a dream you've always wondered about? Who is it? Why is it there? What is this dream trying to tell me?
If you bring forth what is within you
what you bring forth will save you.
If you do not bring forth what is within you
what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
~ The Gospel of Thomas
What our Dream Exploration Circle IS
We come together as a circle of teachers. We spend time sharing our dreams and bringing their wisdom into this reality. In our dream circle, test-fly techniques for exploring our dreams and the dreams of others. We don't interpret but we search for more meaning. Among the techniques we use are
- Robert Moss' Dream Re-Entry Technique
- lightning dream sharing technique
We mostly follow Mr. Moss' protocol for building and maintaining a healthy dream circle.
We come together in a sacred and loving way to seek counsel of our true spiritual guides, to honor the wisdom of our dreams, and to walk the path of soul and spirit in this lifetime.
A dream exploration circle is about exploration. It is also about Spirit. As I thought about the benefits of holding my first dream circle one Spring day in 2016, I asked the Universe for guidance. I turned my car radio on as I drove to the bank. A luscious song was playing, and when I got to the bank, I sat in my car to hear it to its finish. The song was Sleep by Eric Whitacre. The last few lines of the beautiful poem he sets to music in it are
Then I surrender unto sleep,
Where clouds of dream give second sight,
What dreams may come, both dark and deep,
Of flying wings and soaring leap
As I surrender unto sleep,
As I surrender unto sleep.
Charles Anthony Silvestri, 1965-present
I took this as a 'yes' from the Universe about this venture. And thus was our dream exploration circle born.
What our Dream Exploration Circle IS NOT
We do not interpret our dreams, nor the dreams of others. Each dream belongs to its dreamer, and we don't invade that territory. Each dream speaks its power and mystery for itself in a sacred way in this sacred circle.
Interested? Come and explore the magic of our dreams together!
Although there is no fee to participate, space is limited. Donations are gladly welcomed.
If you wish to attend, please email me to reserve your space: email@example.com
- journal your dreams each morning. When you wake up, answer the questions,
- how do I feel?
- what do I need to know?
- what do I need to do?
- be kind to fragments! Dream fragments, no matter how wispy, have great power. We can use a dream fragment to go back and re-enter that dream to get more information.
- remember that your dreams belong to you. No one, no matter how well-meaning, can interpret your dreams for you; that is something that only you yourself have full authority for.