"Our dreams are always calling us into greater gestures of surrender."
- Toko-pa Turner
Working with dreams is a powerful way of connecting with spirit, soul, and ancestors. But, many people do not work with their dreams for a number of reasons. This is an invitation for you to begin actively engaging with your subconscious through the rich world of dreaming.
Personally, my dreams are most vivid during the full moon but you can start working with dreams anytime. The first step is to set the intention to "catch" your dreams. You may want to meditate or pray before going to bed to anchor this intention. Also, make sure to have a journal next to your bed so you can write down your dreams as soon as you wake up.
The next step is to "call in" a dream as you are falling asleep. One of my mentors once told me he would ask the Milky Way to pour dreams into his mind while he slept. If you have trouble with dreaming or remembering your dreams, simply continue repeating this request until you fall asleep.
Now, comes one of the most important parts of dreamwork. When you wake up, before you even open your eyes or move, try to remember your dreams in as much detail as you possibly can. Basically, you want to relive each dream as though you are experiencing it all over again.
Finally, write down your dreams in first person with all the juicy details and information you recalled. Take time to describe the people, places, events, and experiences that feel particularly potent.
Once you have captured your dreams, don't be in a rush to make sense of them right away. Allow them to "work you" and let the meaning come forth over time. You may want to wander with them in nature or tell them to someone else. Each time you revisit a dream, see if there are parts that stand out for you. Be surprised at what comes forth.
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