There is something valuable in our dreams, a voice that calls us out to pay attention and guide us back to our authentic selves.
DREAM WORDS, DREAM PICTURES
Since I can remember, very vivid and adventurous dreams. I began writing them down and making images of what I saw and learned there. About twenty years ago I started collecting these words and pictures in what I calls my ‘dream book’.
As I recorded my dreams I found that I was increasingly able to bring my aware and awake mind into the dream world, to approach the creatures and figures in my dreams and interact with them, ask them questions, and direct my adventures.
Around 2010, the word Shamanism kept showing up in my dreams. I didn’t even know what the word meant, but I began learning about it. I attended a two year apprenticeship with shaman Dory Cote, and continued learning about and practicing shamanism to guide my work and life since then.
My dreams and journeys are a source of inspiration and guidance all aspects of my work.
My writing and artwork are very much a direct product of this practice.
Our dreams are the playground and the canvas for our inner artists, players, and our younger selves.
By paying attention to our dreams, we access a wisdom and a power that is much more than what we ‘think’ we are.