Thanksgiving is the time of the year when our thoughts turn to the measure of grace in our lives. Grace is bestowed upon us without our conscious control or our egocentric will. Yet, grace most often comes into our lives through unexpected dangers, toils and snares. Dreams most often come as perplexing or nightmarish narratives. Neither Grace nor Dream can be created from desire or intention.

The fundamental doctrine of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) is that all dreams come in the service of healing and wholeness. Therefore, we explore dream journal techniques to acknowledge that the divine, omnipotent, omniscient cosmic spirit of Grace is always present in our dreamings.

Is there a moment of balance, beauty, purity, or simplicity in one of your dreams? Is there a sense of kindness or compassion? Is there a point of reconciliation? Is there an inexplicable spirit or presence that hovers through the dream landscape? Is there some quality of effortless renewal in your dream?


Unlike Inspiration that often comes as a lightening bolt, Grace comes as a whisper. Grace is the ultimate mystery of the universe. Allow found images from magazines to help you find hidden aspects of Grace in your dream. Surrender yourself to what you find and open yourself to what finds you. Embellish and beautify these precious, unexpected images in your journal.


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