A couple of months ago, when my husband was having a hard time dealing with another bout of gout, I gave him a gemstone. Nuummite, an ancient volcanic stone that’s good for energetically cleansing the filtration systems in the body, has also been known to give me a big boost of energy when used during Reiki sessions.

So I Reiki’d this stone, and gave him this chunk of smooth, polished Nuummite, and said, humor me – just carry this in your pocket with you for a few days while you’re taking the drugs for your gout.

The day after I gave him the stone, he woke up in the morning and said to me, “I had a dream about that stone you gave me. I dreamed that I dropped it, and when it hit the floor, it shattered into a thousand different symbols.”

Now, I don’t drink coffee in the mornings, but that had me wide awake.

“What did you say?” I asked. He repeated the dream for me. “And then what did you do?” I asked, hoping that he would tell me more.

“Nothing,” he said.

BUMMMMMMMER!!!!!!

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I was totally aghast. I wanted to know more about that dream! What kind of room was he in? Was he even in a room? Was he outdoors? What were the symbols? Did he remember any of them? What did it feel like – could he hear the stone shattering? What color were the symbols? I had a million questions. But…he was done. It was his dream, after all, not mine.

We spent 1/3 of our lives asleep, and scientists still don’t understand fully why the human body requires sleep. But the ancient shamans understood that our entire world was dreamed into existence – everything we see around us was once a dream in someone’s subconscious that was brought into reality. Every night when we sleep, our souls can travel to other worlds to receive messages and healing, if we know how to ask for it.

I’ve been lucid dreaming since I was a kid. Back then, I didn’t know it was a big deal. I was a kid, so I just assumed that everybody could do it, right? I assumed that everybody dreamed this way! Fast forward to my first explorations in the magic of dream interpretation when I was in my mid-20s, and I soon found out that I was born with an ability that people take years to cultivate and practice.

I want to show you just how rich your dream life really is, and how you can use it to enhance and find deeper meaning in your waking hours. I’ve put together my nearly 20 years of dream work into a 4-week workshop to help get you started on the path to lucid dreaming, and help you find out what your dreams are trying to tell you.

In Awakening the Dreamer, we’ll start with the basics: getting a good night’s sleep. We’ll talk about why good sleep is important, and I’ll offer personalized suggestions for everyone on how to get to sleep easier, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning. We’ll learn how to keep a dream journal, and we’ll learn a few shamanic practices to awaken our senses in our waking life – all things that can help us deepen and enrich our experience in dreams. There will be weekly opportunities to talk about our dreams in a safe and supportive environment, guided meditations to bring us back into our dreams to learn what we need to know, and we’ll even begin working with some lucid dreaming techniques.

I’ll be facilitating this workshop in 2 places during the month of January: Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9 p.m. at Benchmark Studio in Keene Valley, and Wednesday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. at The Lotus Center in Plattsburgh. Cost for the 4-week workshop is $85 per person if you register before December 31, 2016, and $100 per person after January 1. Workshop fee includes handouts and a dream coaching session with me so you can keep this information and refer to it again and again as you travel along your dream path. There are only 10 spaces available in each workshop, so make sure you contact me soon to register!

There are messages in those dreams, and there are opportunities for soul recovery, integration, and healing in our dreams. Learn how to shed some light on the darkness in your dreams. Find your way into a rich and vivid dream life with the support of a community as we begin 2017!

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