Dreams provide a road map for our life journey. Sharing your dreams with others enhances the value of dreams for well-being, relationships, work, and social activism.
I hope these #DreamOn posts have awakened you to the power of dreams. I urge you to put together a small group to regularly and consistently share your dreams. Support each other in listening to and understanding your dreams, and expressing their messages in your life for positive change.
Here are some guidelines for establishing a dream group from my book on the healing power of dreams, Dreams and the Wisdom Within.
Goal: Clarify the purpose of your group. Is it a space to explore questions about dreams? Is it a place to share dreams and support follow-up of dream guidance? Is it a community to call upon dream guidance to bring about healing or social change?
Content: Remember, dreams are distinctive to the dreamer and best interpreted and understood by the dreamer. To respond to another person’s dream, ask questions prompting the dreamer to dig more deeply for its import. You might say “If it were my dream” and offer your discernments accordingly.
Format: Dream groups work well with up to ten people. Trust and familiarity are fostered if the same people attend. Decide how frequently and when to meet—weekly on Tuesdays or monthly on the second Thursday, for example. Be consistent. Gather in a quiet café or private space or rotate and minimize hosting responsibilities.
Etiquette: Be respectful. Learn by listening to and exploring the dreams of others. The deeper the discussion and your involvement with their dreams, the richer observation of your dreams will be.
Partner: You may want to pair with someone in the group, a partner you contact between meet-ups, to help decipher a dream or support you in expressing the message of your dreams. Decide how many dreams in what time frame to explore together.
Ensure Dream On groups are safe spaces. Agree on confidentiality; respect others’ privacy.
I’m returning to California — my home base for part of the year and hence completing the #DreamOn column with this post. I hope you have learned in these Eureka Moments about the gift of dreams, our inner GPS. There’s so much more in my book, “Dreams and the Wisdom Within,” available on my website www.JoyceLynn.com or from Amazon. Give yourself and those you care about the gift of wisdom this holiday season.
A happy and healthy 2020 and remember