Hi, and thank you for visiting the Dream Circle. If you are here it might be pure coincidence that led you here, or you heard about it from a friend. No matter how you came to be here today, I welcome you, and I hope you find what you are looking for. I am a lifelong learner, an educator, psychotherapist, writer, self-taught mixed media and digital collage artist, and creative dreamer, using dreams as my inspiration for my artwork, collages, stories, and poems, and of course my life. Here in the pages of this site are all of my dream-inspired digital collages.
Dreams have always been a significant part of my life. When I was an adolescent, my dreams helped me understand my life, but most importantly they guided me through high school, college, and my doctoral dissertation. Many times, through coincidences, they have given me decisive clues as to what lies ahead, and I have followed. Dreams are not just images in the night without meaning or purpose. Dream images are metaphors, symbols full of meaning. Dreams have been my inner compass, they have been my guide. My dreams are my creative sacred space, and they are embedded in my digital collages, they decorate the pages of this site and remind me of their gifts.
This is what I wish for you, for dreams to be your guide, for coincidences to remind you that you are on the right path and for your imagination to open to the creative forces within you. Dreams and our understanding of them are free to all of us, no one theory can dictate what our dreams mean.
Although I may work with one model or another, I want you to know that there is no better or good model to work with your dreams. Be free. Find out for yourself which model works for you. You will see. Honor your dreams and learn to work with them in the ways that best suit you. You are welcome to come to our dream group with your theories and beliefs all the parts of you are welcome here. To join a dream circle please visit the dream circle site.
Wishing you the sweetest dreams,
In Japanese, the word for dream is yume, meaning “the eyes in sleep.” We could also say this is what we aspire to in Zen, the see in the dark, to have insight. For several years now I have been working with students and groups to help us develop a dharma eye for our nightly dreams – to enter into their secret language, a language that is at once very personal to each of us and at the same time, universal. Jung said a dream was “speech that is not yet ripe.” How familiar to us in practice, this wordless “felt sense” of change along the path.
Seido, Empty Field Zendo
“Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer. Then it withers away—an ephemeral apparition. When we think of the unending growth and decay of life and civilizations, we cannot escape the impression of absolute nullity. Yet I have never lost a sense of something that lives and endures underneath the eternal flux. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains.”
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Carl Gustav Jung
WORLD COLLAGE DAY
My Virtual Museum
Welcome to World Collage Day. Please come on in and visit m my virtual museum, "Visual Poetics" a series of intuitive collages inspired by my dreams and the power of intuition. This is in celebration of World Collage Day. If you have a Mac. World Collage Day is an international celebration of collage on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Kolaj Magazine invites you to submit events taking place on that day that celebrate collage.
Intuitive Digital Collage
Although my intuitive digital collages are visual, they are wordless, but in this space, they speak. I feel that there is a narrative that can be created by each image, either poetically or in creative writing. Willard Bohn defined Visual Poetry as the “poetry that is meant to be seen – Poetry that presupposes a viewer as well as the reader.” In my case, it can incorporate a writer, who can view the images, engage with it, and create their own stories or poems, or art in response to it. I find that art is interactive, another form of narrative practice, another way of dreaming, connecting, and healing.
My intuitive digital collage holds space for dreams, for coincidences and the unconscious. I believe in synchronicity, that each image holds together something that was meant to be. I trust my body’s felt sense in the choice of an image, and how they eventually come together to make a whole. If I trust my intuition, I trust myself and allow images to represent what needs to take form. Art is about faith; it is about trust.
THE DREAM BOOK CLUB
Join our dream book to learn more about your dreams and working with your dreams as guidance. All dreams are welcome. To learn more about our previous book review check the dream circle and join.
THE THREE "ONLY" THINGS
Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence, and Imagination,
The Three "Only" Things: Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence, and Imagination,
The book of the month in June will be Robert Moss' The Three "Only" Things: Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence, and Imagination. We will host this book club session on Friday, 6/26/20 @ 7:00 pm. Esta presentación se llevará a cabo en Español el Sunday/Domingo, Junio 28, at las 4:00 pm. En Español
In this book, you’ll learn the three "only" things that will open the door to your story and your imagination. This book will teach you how to tap into the nine powers of dreaming, the nine rules of coincidence, and the seven uses of your imagination. Come with your journal, your open mind, and your imagination.
This book is an inspiration, full of stories about how innovators change the world with the power of dreams. You will learn games to access your intuition, become more aware of the power of coincidences, and how they can enhance your creativity. I shall share the coincidences that happened in my life when I read that book, and how it changed my life.
Robert Moss is one of the most prolific dreamers, and writers I have ever met. Here is an annotated guide to all of his current books.
Join me and learn many simple, yet powerful techniques that will enhance your life and creativity.
Solo Tres Cosas: Aprovechar el Poder de los Sueños, la Coincidencia y la Imaginación
El libro del mes de Junio será "Solo Tres Cosas: Aprovechar el poder de los sueños, la coincidencia y la imaginación" de Robert Moss. Organizaremos esta lectura en Ingles el Viernes 6/26 a las 7:00 pm. Se celebrará en Español el Domingo 6/28 a las 4:00 pm
En este libro, aprenderás las tres cosas que abrirán la puerta a tu historia y a tu imaginación. Este libro te enseñará a aprovechar los nueve poderes de soñar, las nueve reglas de las coincidencias y los siete usos de tu imaginación. Ven con tu diario, tu mente abierta y tu presencia.
Este libro es una inspiración, lleno de historias sobre cómo los innovadores cambian el mundo con el poder de los sueños. Aprenderás juegos para acceder a tu intuición, ser más conscientes del poder de las coincidencias y cómo pueden mejorar tu creatividad.
Compartiré las coincidencias que ocurrieron en mi vida cuando leí ese libro, y cómo cambió mi vida.
Robert Moss es uno de los soñadores más prolíficos y escritores que he conocido. Aquí hay una guía anotada para todos sus libros actuales.
Acompáñame y aprende muchas técnicas simples, pero poderosas que mejorarán tu vida y creatividad.
The Dream Circle
Join my monthly online Dream Circle to learn more about nighttime and daytime dreams and how their wisdom helps us in our daily lives. In our dream circle, we engage with someone’s dream as if it were our own, liberating the dreamer from our interpretation of their dream. In this method, only the dreamer has a true understanding of his or her dream. Please come with your life experience, with your dream experience. We welcome all of you, as you will all come with various life experiences and training, and your knowledge will enhance our understanding of our dreams, so you are all welcome. Individual one to one sessions are also available, but also in our Dream Book Club, we will share the knowledge embedded in various dream books from dream leaders past and present.