Natural Dreamwork with Mary Jo

Month: August 2017

past lives…

(I was speaking with a dreamwork colleague this morning about past lives, how hints of them may show up in our dreams, how diverse we all are in our willingness to include them in the conversation…and if we do include them how do we do so and still honor the present moment…the eternal now….that the …

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engaged dreaming…

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh coined a phrase Engaged Buddhism referring to Buddhists who are seeking ways to apply the insights from meditation practice and dharma teachings to situations of social, political, environmental, and economic suffering and injustice. Fellow dreamwork practitioner, Kezia Kamenetz, asked the International Association for the Study of Dreams community to share …

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Saudade…

“We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes…” ~Madeleine L’Engle (Image: Saudade (1899), by Almeida Júnior) How often during …

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taught to hate…

“You can tell you have made God in your image when it turns  out he hates all the same people you do.”  ~Anne Lamott I love musicals and have been known to bore friends on long car rides with my own car game ‘name that musical’ where I sang different songs.  One time when Joe and …

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punctuation…

I was a co-teacher at dream retreat last May, and as part of our work we were stepping into each other’s dreams with a Natural Dreamwork technique called 5D (Five Dimensional Dreaming which explores the dimensions of space-time-feeling found in our dreams.) Deep into the second day of the retreat we were well into this …

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