A Dreamer’s Role in Hopeless Times

Tzivia:

There’s much to learn from dreams — and nightmares — as we confront the effects of global climate change.

Originally posted on 350 Dreamers:

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Last night I was (finally) reading last weekend’s NYT Sunday Magazine and this article about Paul Kingsnorth, an environmentalist who has abandoned hope for stopping climate change, spoke to me (click to read it). Here’s an excerpt from the piece that relates directly to our stated goal for 350 Dreamers, which I started in 2009 in response to 350.org’s call to take action to join together to stop global climate change:

… The first decade of the 21st century was shaping up to be the hottest in recorded history. In 2007, the Arctic sea ice shrank to a level not seen in centuries. That same year, the NASA climatologist James Hansen, who has been ringing the climate alarm since the 1980s, announced that in order to elude the most devastating consequences, we’d need to maintain carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at a level of 350 parts…

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Dream with 350(+) Dreamers on Sunday Night, March 30

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What : We invite you to dream with us in our quest to use the power of dreams to help heal Planet Earth!

Dream, journey and/or vision for the Earth on the night of our group dream and post your dreams as a comment on this blog in the morning!

Why: Because Global Climate Change is threatening our beautiful planet and because we have the power to create positive, healing change.

When: Sunday night, March 30

Where: Wherever you are …

Who: We have more than 700 dreamers signed up from Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan, Argentina, The United States … add your nation to the list!

RSVP: Let us know you’ll be dreaming with us by joining 350 Dreamers on FaceBook (the easiest way for us to keep track of all you dreamers) or just let us know here!

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Sleep, Dream, & Live Better

Snuggle up & snooze

for improved creativity, problem solving, health and more

Light pollution, insomnia, fear of the dark: It seems the world today conspires against getting a good night’s sleep and a reaping a healthy dream harvest. More than 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia, and as nation we are spending over 32 billion dollars a year to address our sleep deficit.

Losing out on sleep means losing out on dreams. And science tells us that REM sleep, when most vivid dreams take place, helps with problem solving, emotional regulation, and much more. In addition, the practice of dreamwork, including dream analysis and sharing dreams with a counselor or loved one, has been shown to improve relationships, heal post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reduce stress, and amp up creativity and problem solving.

I started my dream business, Third House Moon, to offer you advice and guidance to help you snuggle in for a good night’s sleep and healing dreams. The techniques and counsel I offer through my dream workshops and individual consultations can help you invite, recall, and learn from your dreams.

Sign up for an upcoming Third House Moon Dream Workshop or individual Dreamwork session to learn more about how your dreams can help you. After all, a good night’s dreams are a natural incentive for enjoying a better night’s sleep.

Contact me for more information or to set up an appointment.

Mark Your Calendar:

  • Saturday March 29: Join me for a Listening to Dreams Workshop at SOUND: A Center for Music, Creative Arts and Mindfulness in Newtown, Connecticut

  • Wednesdays April 2-23: Join me for a Journey on the Page Proprioceptive Writing Workshop (4-session non-credit course) at Holyoke Community College in  Holyoke, Massachusetts.

  • April 6: Join me at The God Garage, a gathering place for the spiritual, but not religious, in New York City.

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Converted to Love: A Valentine’s Day Dream Poem

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God says I can. So I do.

“The wafer is the body

Of love. The wine

Its desire.” I eat

This body. I drink

This blood. My heart

Is thus converted.

© 2014 Tzivia Gover

(from 12-2-13 Dream)

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“Jewish Girl Takes Communion” is a dream poem. The poem is simply the transcription of a dream I had. With minimal editing the dream becomes a poem. Give it a try, and post your results here!

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Tribute to a Dreamer: Robert van de Castle (11/16/27-1/29/14)

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RIP Bob Van de Castle 2014.

Robert Van de Castle

When I started 350 Dreamers in the spring of 2008, I recalled something I’d read in Robert Van de Castle’s book, Our Dreaming Mind. It was a reference to the Dream Helper Ceremony in which a group of dreamers focus their dream intention on helping an individual to heal. I wanted to apply this concept to dreaming for the environment, so I emailed Dr. Van de Castle to request permission to share this information on my brand new 350 Dreamers blog.

At the time, I only knew of Bob as a famous dream expert, and I had no connection at all to any community of dreamers. In fact, 350 Dreamers had only a handful of members at the time: My sister, my friend Molly, and myself.

Nonetheless, within 24 hours of trying to contact Dr. Van de Castle (as I thought of him at the time)…

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The (Newly Revised) “Third House Moon Dream Journal” Is Now Available

Tzivia:

Give the gift of dreams: A Third House Moon Dream Journal or Gift Certificate for Dream Work is perfect for the dreamer on your list!

Originally posted on All the Snooze That's Fit to Print:

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Writing down the dream is the first step in dream work.


The Third House Moon Dream Journal is a place for you to write down your waking — and dreaming experiences.

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In addition to giving you plenty of space to write, this journal also includes  information on dreams, dream recall, and how to work with your dreams.

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To order a copy* for $10 plus postage and handling, contact me.

* The Third House Moon Dream Journal makes a great gift … for yourself, or for others!

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Turkey Dreaming

English: Turkey (bird)

English: Turkey (bird) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A turkey with luminous plumage strutted outside the picture window, where I lounged inside with a book. When I stepped up to the glass to look more closely at the magnificent bird, I noticed in the distance a man on horseback, gun poised to shoot.

I woke from this dream a few weeks before Thanksgiving. My first thought was that the dream was a simple pre-holiday picture of things to come. Turkeys are indeed being hunted this time of year. A quasi-vegetarian, I feel for the birds, and so it didn’t seem unusual that I’d dream of a turkey under the gun in early November.

But the bird was so luminous I decided the dream was asking for closer attention. Thus I took a moment to look up the spiritual significance of turkeys, in my trusty book: Animal Speak by Ted Andrews.

I learned among other things that the turkey represents a connection to Mother Earth, a time of harvest, and shared blessings.

That’s not surprising, is it? Turkeys are at the center of the Thanksgiving tradition, which is meant to be a time when we express gratitude for the harvests, literal and figurative in our lives, and it is a day of shared blessings, too.

But like so many rituals, Thanksgiving has become more rote than rite. We gobble our feasts and turn on the TV. We enjoy or time with loved ones, but seldom pause to feel and honor the true meaning of the day.

My dream reminded me to reconnect with deep meanings behind the symbols of Thanksgiving Day. I invite you, too, to pause to consider the significance of the bird on your table this year. May this holiday be a day of connection to our planet, our families, and a day of deep gratitude for the harvests in our lives and for our shared blessings.

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I wish you a dreamy holiday, whether you’ll be feasting on turkey or tofurkey…

May you bless and be blessed!

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