I listen to the drum and slowly slide into DreamSpace. The first thing I see is an old peasant woman dressed in filthy rags. She is bent over from the weight of the load on her back. She cannot see beyond her feet and the muddy ground right in front of her. Everything is gray. There is no color. The old woman looks exhausted. To her, this Earth is an oppressive place with nothing to offer but pain and harshness. She is not able to see herself as anything but a poor overworked and powerless peasant.
The woman fades. Then images of modern engineering flash by my eyes; rivers straightened and dammed, oil wells, superhighways and strip mines. Every image is a form of dominating and controlling the Earth. I see that engineers can be quite powerful, but they make the mistake of viewing our Earth as inert dirt, water and rocks to be manipulated and controlled. The engineer’s view of the Earth is as limited as the peasant woman’s.
The dream scene shifts; I am now up high, looking down on our Earth. I see all of Europe covered in a dark gray cloud, Big winds blow as the drum beats and the gray begins to clear away. Light breaks through, starting in the Mediterranean and spreading north across Europe. I notice that Great Mother Goddess Cybele is now beside me, watching it all. Or is she directing it?
All of Europe is lit up now. The light spreads across England, Wales and Scotland. Ireland lights up, and a trail of light moves across the Atlantic Ocean, then arches across North America until it reaches the Rocky Mountains where I live. The light is somehow clearing away thousands of years of illusion and confusion.
Suddenly I feel a pull in my body; a new connection to my ancestors in the old world Is created. It runs from the “body” of Scotland to my human body. A huge surge of energy moves through me as this connection to healers / empaths / oracles / wise women in the ancient world is restored.
Days after this experience In DreamSpace, I get a sense of just how deeply I have been touched and transformed by my vision of the spreading light. This dream ultimately leads to a big shift in my healing work.
Reconnecting with Soul through my dreams has been a crucial part of my personal healing. I learned how to explore my dreams and my life was transformed.
My conscious journeys into dream space have given me a much broader view of my world and my life. Through dreams I came to understand what my heart craves. I learned to face my fears and embrace my inner wisdom. I also reconnected with luscious feminine energies and deep healing.
Dreaming has reconnected me to the yearnings of my Soul in a deep and wonderful way. I have come home to my true self and my joy – so much joy! I would love to help you do the same.
Your wild, Soul Self is waiting…
She is intuition,
she is far-seer,
she is deep listener,
she is loyal heart.
She encourages humans to remain multilingual;
fluent in the languages of dreams, passion, and poetry.
She whispers from night dreams,
she leaves behind on the terrain of a woman’s soul
a coarse hair and muddy footprints.
These fill women with longing to find her, free her, and love her.
She is ideas, feelings, urges, and memory.
She has been lost and half-forgotten for a long, long time.
She is the source,
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Humans are actually born dreamers. We begin dreaming in our mother’s womb and never stop.
Since the dawn of human civilization, people have journeyed into dream space seeking wisdom and guidance for themselves and their tribe. Dreams are doorways into our deepest yearnings. They can also be portals into other states of consciousness, and other worlds beyond here and now. Shamanic dreaming is one of humanity’s oldest spiritual practices.
All over the world, indigenous people developed ways to access the wisdom in their dreams. They created various forms of shamanic dreaming that have been in use for 40,000+ years. Many of our ancestors were dreaming shaman. The word ‘shaman’ actually means ‘one who sees in the dark.’
There are tools and techniques that help you access and remember dreams more easily. There are also ways to enter a conscious dream state whenever you choose.
You can learn how to:
- Set an intention or ask a question before sleep, and then capture the guidance offered in your dreams.
- Use sonic drumming to drop into a liminal dream state at will.
- Re-enter a dream using creative visualization and intention. This ability allows you to receive even more information from the dream. You can learn how to talk with a character in the dream and ask them questions. You can also learn to float above the dream to gain a birds-eye view of the scene and what happened.
- Access wisdom and guidance from helpful ancestors and spirits.
- Read signs and synchronicities that occur in your waking life.
- Restore or re-integrate parts of yourself that have been missing or dormant due to early traumas (Soul recovery).
All this and so much more!
Your Soul Self is waiting…