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DIA DE LAS MUERTOS: A DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISE

Posted in DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISES with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by dreamingarts

DIA DE LAS MUERTOS: A DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISE

Dreams sometimes trigger our memories of beloved departed ones. We wake up haunted by a taste, a token, a touch, an encounter with someone we have loved and lost. There is a “something certain” that hovers nearby in a word, a greeting or a voice. These special dreams can offer a moment of clarity, rapture, poignancy, grief, peace or love.

Create a set of collage memory cards for the departed dream beloved. Include memories of the sweet, the bitter, the painful and the sacred. Evoke feelings of pleasure, tenderness, loneliness, loss, regret, disappointment, warmth and elation.

SCAPEGOAT: AN OUTDOOR DREAM PROJECT

Posted in ABOUT CREATIVE DREAMWORK, DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISES, DREAM WORKSHOPS PAST with tags , , , , , on September 6, 2013 by dreamingarts

SCAPEGOAT: AN OUTDOOR DREAM PROJECT

Create a ScapeGoat using the twigs, leaves and rocks that you find in an outdoor setting by a river. Wrap, bundle and bind all of your emotional attachments to the dream into a tangle of of guilty memories, mistakes, frustration and anger. Then, let the bundle go. Send it away, down the river!

SEEDS OF CHANGE: A TEN MINUTE DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISE

Posted in ABOUT CREATIVE DREAMWORK, DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISES with tags , , , , on July 15, 2013 by dreamingarts

Like the sprouting of a seed, each dream offers us a chance to wake up from a long deep sleep into a new reality. If we are patient gardeners, we can release tremendous growth and expansion from tending our dreams.

Like a seed, a dream must be nourished to fulfill its genetic promise. It needs caring, attention, moisture, warmth and light to set roots deep into the earth so that it may burst through its confinement from darkness into light.

Invite a dream image to sprout with associations that have been planted in your past. Then, bring your dream forward into a flower of new growth. What new ideas and abilities in your dream are waiting to be liberated? What is the creative force in this dream? Write without stopping. Let your words burst forth!

 

MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM: A JOURNAL EXERCISE

Posted in DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISES, DREAM WORKSHOPS PAST with tags , , , on June 24, 2013 by dreamingarts

MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM: A JOURNAL EXERCISE

Create a fairy tale based on your dream. Use the theme of the solstice to structure the movement of your story. Move the story toward the place where the momentum of the dream or your understanding of it may come to a standstill- a place that is still and unknown. Use all the heroic figures, the magic and wizardry you can muster up to find a shift in momentum where there is an illumination, a light that leads you to a mythic end.

DREAMS OF THE FATHER: A TEN MINUTE DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISE

Posted in ABOUT CREATIVE DREAMWORK, DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISES, DREAM WORKSHOPS PAST, QUOTES with tags , , , , on June 18, 2013 by dreamingarts

DREAMS OF THE FATHER: A TEN MINUTE DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISE

Dreams about fathers are often about authority, traditional values, religious philosophy, and wisdom. They can be about will power, a warlike spirit or the ability to be strong. Father dreams can focus on responsibility, discipline and domination.
A mythic father figure might represent intellect, reason, action, power, energy, assertiveness, fortitude, courage; or a need for safety, guidance, support protection and security.
Conversely, the father figure can represent aggressiveness, righteousness, judgment, punishment, betrayal or anger. The father figure can discourage our attempts at independence. He can undermine our self reliance and self esteem by making us submissive or putting constraints on our autonomy.
Write a letter to yourself. If every aspect of the father image is an aspect of yourself, how have you fathered yourself?

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE: A TEN MINUTE DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISE

Posted in ABOUT CREATIVE DREAMWORK, DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISES, DREAM WORKSHOPS PAST with tags , , , on June 6, 2013 by dreamingarts

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE: A TEN MINUTE DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISE

Allow Alice to fall into your dream and to wander as an observer though your dreamscape. Listen to her as she politely asks questions of each of the dream images. Faithfully record the responses which may or may not make any sense at all.

LABYRINTH: A TEN MINUTE DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISE

Posted in ABOUT CREATIVE DREAMWORK, DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISES, DREAM WORKSHOPS PAST with tags , , , , , , on May 27, 2013 by dreamingarts

LABYRINTH: A TEN MINUTE DREAM JOURNAL EXERCISE

Like a Labyrinth, the dream mirrors the outer journey by invoking an inner journey. Allow yourself to remain open to the unexpected, the ineffable, the transcendent as you meander with your thoughts on paper in a stream of consciousness. Write in a spiral on unlined paper instead of left to right.

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