Natural Dreamwork with Mary Jo

Month: May 2017

our father…

June Invitation into Your Dreams June is a month we celebrate Father’s Day…and how often we see male figures in our dreams who come in many ways…fatherly, brotherly, frightening, challenging, encouraging, dismissive and more. When we step into a dream we explore these figures wanting to understand why it is they are here in our …

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send in the clowns…

Since 1969 Joe and I have surrounded ourselves with Native American art, especially those of the Hopi and Navajo cultures, with Joe even becoming an accomplished weaver of Navajo rugs that included otherworldly trips to the reservation to select wools.  Each item is a thread that connects us to the earth, from the Apache burden …

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dream weavings…

One evening sitting in my midnight loft, I was gazing quietly at one of our Navajo rugs and feeling how analogous they are to our dreams…how when we’re connected to our inner life we see how connected we are to everything…to the earth…to each other…how in our own ways we speak of the same things. …

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descending into the kiva…

Many of us believe that to be deeply spiritual we must somehow ascend, transcend…rise above this gorgeous earthiness of being human. When we explore our dreams we often find we are asked to descend…into a basement…a cavern…an underground world…where we learn that as we descend someone is ascending to meet us…our inner teachers…our true self…our …

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crossing the platte…

Our dreams are full of images that carry feelings… I had the privilege last week of co-teaching at a dream retreat in Chicago. Dreamers were invited to step into their dreams and to lay down for a moment the story around them and, if possible, through the dream images bring back to life the feelings …

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morning gathering…

In the morning when you wake up…lie still…
 gathering in the images and pieces of a remembered dream… gathering the images in closely until the dream is alive within you.
 In the morning when you wake up…lie still…
 gathering in the feelings of an unremembered dream…  gathering the feelings in closely, until the dream is …

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