Are you a dreamer? Maybe you wake up knowing that your dreams have some deeper meaning but you’re not quite sure what to do with them. Keeping a dream journal is a good place to start. After that, joining a dream circle will expand your dreaming to a much richer experience.
When I lived in Los Angeles I belonged to a very special dream circle that took place at the home of Dr. Connie Kaplan, author (Dreams Are Letters From the Soul and The Invisible Garmentand The Woman’s Book of Dreams: Dreaming as a Spiritual Practice).
Connie is a wonderful teacher, enthusiastic knitter, a dreamer and a human being that radiates warmth. I feel blessed to count her as a friend and a mentor.
When I relocated to the east coast, the saddest thing about leaving LA was that I would no longer be able to participate in the bi-weekly circle meetings with the women I’d met there. Women of all ages and backgrounds, the dream circle was truly a meeting of like-minded souls with wonderful spirits. Since I couldn’t be there anymore, I joined Connie’s online dream circle. Skeptical at first that the online experience would not be as meaningful to me as the up close and personal circle, I am now a true believer. Connie’s online dream circle can be joined at the Turtle Dreamers website. But that is not all you’ll find there. Here’s a glimpse of some of the exciting stuff you’ll discover at Connie’s site:
*Free podcasts covering the principles of The Invisible Garment are available for download. The Invisible Garment is a new system based on astrology that helps the dreamer discover personal traits that can unlock her personal destiny/spiritual path. Dr. Kaplan discusses the system one-principle-at-a-time.
*Connie’s new six book series “A Colorful Life” is available directly from the author as an easy download with the first book offered as a freebie.
*A really cool personal Lunar Dream Calendar is available that will knock your socks off. Record your dreams directly to your calendar and search for key dreams such as “Full Moon” dreams once you have enough dreams stored in your database. A subscription service, this program replaces a paper dream journal and provides optimum security and convenience for the dreamer.
I spoke with Connie recently about the role of dreamers in 2010 as we embark on a new decade well into the 21st century. Here’s what she had to say:
“I teach people to see dreaming as the work of the visionary. When we go to sleep we leave the constraints of time/space and waking-reality perspective and plug into Source. (It’s sort of like recharging your iPod at night.) We awaken having visited the realm of all possibility, returning to ordinary reality with memories of the future – memories of the not-yet dimensions – memories of what resides in the “becoming” realms.
That is the role of the dreamer – to dream the possibilities into being. Of course, in order to dream a healthy world, we have be BE health. In order to dream a peaceful world we have to BE peace. In order to dream a functional world, we have to BE function.
In other words, dreamers have to manifest their own dreams in their waking lives in order to deliver the gifts of the dream to the world. We are visionaries, and we are participants in the ever-evolving creation of our experience.
Dreamers are the artists and the architects of waking reality. When we stop seeing our dreams as personal and psychological experiences, and when we learn to understand the darker images of our dreams as something magnificent and powerful emerging from the Void, we are able to joyfully build a personal life, a family life, a culture around us that reflects the sacredness of all life.”
Interested? Check out Turtle Dreamers and let me know what you think.