Tending Our Dreams

The ancient Sumerians in Mesopotamia left evidence of dream interpretation dating back to at least 3100 BC. Throughout their history, dreams were held to be extremely important for connecting to the divine and Mesopotamian kings paid close attention to them. If you look into most any indigenous culture’s history, the importance of dreams can be found to have been an integral part of the culture. Even today, there is an active culture of those who inquire daily, “did you dream?” upon waking and there are groups who have met for years to sit with one another’s dreams and sort out the messages therein.

There are as many ways to ‘read’ a dream as there are people and yet each dream is highly unique to the Dreamer. Some dreams are very short. Others are vivid, have a lot of detail and seem to go on and on. A snake in your dream might bring great fear for you while in mine it might dependably bring a wise guiding message without generating any fear at all.

When I sit with you to ‘tend to’ your dream, I was taught to gather up all key aspects that show up & play an important part for you. We will treat each of these as worthy of our attention as they are carriers of messages, whispers of things meant just for you. The aspects address emotions you experience and resonate through colors, place, impressions. Sometimes the things of your everyday life figure in -- Sometimes the dream is about the past, the future or may be particular to the present moment and to you. Dreams can also be about somebody else or be a solution to a health issue or provide solution to a dilemma you’re experiencing. As you can see, there are many possibilities to consider.

The messages imbedded in your dream are cleverly woven into it. They may be obvious right off the bat but often they reveal themselves as our session deepens and sometimes new insights come forward days after the fact. Your dream is yours and my job is to guide you back into your dream to allow the things you’re seen & heard to speak for themselves.

If you're interested in developing a better remembrance of your dreams, begin by keeping a pad of paper & pen by your bed and each night before sleep, set an intention to wake & remember your dreams long enough that you can write them down before falling asleep again. By steadily & repeatedly doing this, you're building an mental muscle and you will find that you begin to wake & remember your dreams more frequently. Slow, consistent effort will lead to results.

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