With rich content to draw upon, dream work or dreamscaping involves tending to the garden of your Soul by engaging the images, settings and beings of your dreams. Carrying them with you into your waking hours, together, we will explore the depth of their meaning not by analyzing or interpreting, but instead by reentering them with the conscious intent of being guided by them towards revelation and initiation.
Engage and converse with the deep imagery that presents itself to you in your sleep. Those haunting and alluring settings inhabited by creatures from the depths of your psyche who meet you in all their beauty and fright. The dreamscape is a land nestled in the immaterial world of the human and more-than-human unconscious where anything is possible.
Various techniques can be employed so as to draw out your dreams, and give them voice, body and life. Such techniques are used to amplify and expand the potent presence of your dreams and their messages.
In this place of limitless possibility, we will explore the wilderness of dreams where it's possible to fly through the stars, to breathe underwater, and to see ourselves as wolf and whale. A wilderness where houses are built upside down, trees can walk, and the color of the sky is a deep purple.
"Once we get used to listening to our dreams, our whole body responds like a musical instrument." Marion Woodman
Living a Life Lead by Your Dreams
Dreams speak to us in a metaphorical language, a language of the soul. A language comprised of images, symbols, archetypes, and mythic creatures. Dreams bubble up from our individual psychic fields, as well as that of the collective unconscious. In our dreams and through our dreams, we can observe and tend to the life, expression, and embodiment of the soul.
With our world bursting at the seams from war, famine, disease, and environmental devastation, the larger soul of the world is calling out to us. It's asking us to root down into our individuation (soul), and draw from that singularity a vibrant and holy thread that will help weave a tapestry of interconnectivity and wholeness. An individuation that pulses with the hum of our soul's medicine for the world.
Having a conversation with the dreamscape involves tracking these images, symbols, archetypes, and mythic creatures. Learning their rhythms, patterns, and habits, tracking takes place in both the body and the mind. What we receive behind closed eyes finds expression through our skin, bone and blood. We feel the flutter of anxiety when being chased, the warmth of love when being hugged, and the cold sweat seeping from our pores when being hunted.
Working with dreams means tapping into the psychic terrain of our ancestors - both earthly and cosmic. It means attuning to a conversational lineage with mystery about our existence, and the potentialities of that existence.