Awake in the World

Awake in the World

Becoming An Awakened Dreamer: Receiving Insights and Messages In Broad Daylight

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens.” – Carl Jung

I love working with dreams. They open up a world of details, emotions and fore sights that I would not know otherwise. After working with them for some time a new stage begins to take place. One becomes an awakened dreamer. It’s no longer necessary to go to sleep to receive the insights and intuitions that come in that other state of consciousness. The veils fall and we become open to receiving the visions and insights directly while talking with someone, working at a desk or driving down the road. Meditation and paying attention to dreams from sleep will help to move into this new place of awareness.


Working with dreams is an exciting step to reach the stage of the awakened dreamer. It’s one of the most creative things we can do. They open the door to one of the most creative aspects of ourself. Dreams can predict the future, warn about directions not to take, help us with relationships and guide us to grow. They’re also a great source of creativity. We owe numerous inventions and works of art to dreams. The solution to how to create the modern sewing machine came to Elias Howe in a dream. Stephen King dreamed the setup for his book, Misery which became a film. And Sue Monk Kidd dreamed the ending to her bestselling book, The Secret Life of Bees. A pharaoh in ancient times dreamed that if he uncovered the Sphinx which was buried up to its neck in sand at the time that he would become pharaoh. He was not close in line of succession, but he did as he dreamed and the dream eventually came true.


You don’t have to be special to remember and use dreams. This course will teach you some simple tools to help you learn to access them for more information. It will reveal some ways that dreams work and how to use them to benefit you. Dreams are powerful and enticing. They’re almost like magic. They speak to us in the language of the soul – that is symbols and metaphor. Rarely are they direct and straightforward. Like learning Spanish or French, they require time and patience to master and fully understand. But the rewards are great. They can give guidance and bring insights that open us up and expand our world. Through these eight lessons we will explore dreams, how to use them for guidance and how to understand the language of the soul. By starting this course and committing to doing this work you’re automatically saying “yes” to your dreams. It’s an exciting process. People like Dr. Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine, said that he couldn’t wait to wake up each morning to see what his intuition had to reveal to him. Each week we will explore a new aspect of dreams and as you keep a dream journal and record your dreams their meanings will begin to unfold and become clearer to you. This is a process and not something that happens instantaneously, but if you take the time to work with your dreams they will reveal much to you to help you transform. Read more at: Dreams: Your Magic Doorway to Guidance by Debra Moffitt


Bio: Debra Moffitt is author of Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life. A visionary, dreamer and teacher, she’s devoted to nurturing the spiritual in everyday life. She leads workshops on spiritual practices at the Sophia Institute and other venues in the U.S. and Europe. Her mind/body/spirit articles, essays and stories appear in publications around the globe and were broadcast by BBC World Services Radio. She has spent over fifteen years practicing meditation, working with dreams and doing spiritual practices. Visit her online at

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