It’s been a long time since I’ve had a chance to post here. Those of you who know me know there’s been a lot going on in my waking life (almost as much as in my prolific dream life!).
But before I tell you how glad I am to be back, I’d like to put in a word for silence – or the space between words; the lacuna between one thought and the next; the dreamless sleep that hammocks us between bursts of dream.
The beautiful spring flowers that we’ve been enjoying in these past weeks remind me that the snow covered winter landscape was in fact incubating vibrant dreams of color and beauty all through those gray, icy months. In the deep darkness of silent sleep, untold wonders are sending forth shoots that we will soon see blossom.
And so, this time between blog posts has been an opportunity for me to regroup and reflect on what it is I most want to share with you about dreams.
And here it is: I want to help you see the benefits that being fluent in your own dream language can afford to you.
I’d also like to help you begin to see dreams as not just something that happens to you when you close your eyes and go to sleep—but instead, I want to help you recognize that dreaming is a state of consciousness that you can enter into and engage in mindfully, and as such, that it can help to support and sustain your intentions for integrating body, mind, and spirit in a healthy and holistic way.
In the coming days and weeks I will share some posts with you about how to make dreamwork a part of your life, in the same way that a yoga or meditation can be woven into the fabric of your daily routine.
In the meantime, it’s good to be back.
Welcome back, dreamer: Have you been a long time gone from your dreams? Let your dreams know that you want to rekindle your relationship with them: Place a notebook beside your bed, and write down your intention to remember your dreams tonight.
Enjoy a musical interlude with the Dixie Chicks as you peruse these posts: Long Time Gone.
Learn to develop A Mindful Way to Sleep, Dream, and Live Better at one of these upcoming workshops:
Weds. May 27 Dreamasana at VegaYoga in Holyoke, Mass.
November 12-15, The Yoga of Dreams at Sivananda Ashram and Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas.