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How to break a dream drought

posted by Robert Moss

As I embark on a new round of media interviews, lectures and bookstore events associated with the launch of my new book, Active Dreaming, I am being asked again and again: Why don’t I remember my dreams? In our society, […]

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Seven Open Secrets of Imagination

posted by Robert Moss

The greatest crisis in our lives is a crisis of imagination. We get stuck and set ourselves up for failure because we buy into a limited or self-defeating version of reality, and refuse to see our situation differently. The answer […]

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Here on this earth to present a report on it

posted by Robert Moss

I am savoring these lines from a poem titled “Consciousness” by the Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz: I think that I am here, on this earth, To present a report on it, but to whom I don’t know. As if I […]

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Dream prisons

posted by Robert Moss

A woman dissatisfied with her work situation asked for a dream of guidance and saw herself visiting prisons. She wants to know how this dream responds to her intention. There is no doubt plenty of work to be done in […]

Two kinds of people

posted by Robert Moss

As I get older, I divide people into those who have a sense of humor and those who do not. I once stated this in a public lecture, and a fellow who could have played Uriah Heep put up his […]

When you dream someone else’s future

posted by Robert Moss

Our dream selves return from travels into the future with information on what lies ahead for others as well as ourselves. Where these dreams contain challenging material, it is vitally important to consider very carefully how and when to pass […]

Four reasons we must bring back the dreaming

posted by Robert Moss

As I survey the history of our kind on this planet, it seems clear to me that there are four reaons why most human cultures, before modern times, prized dreams and the dreamers. They knew the following things: 1. Dreams […]

Dream Q&A

posted by Robert Moss

I am going to start posting some of my responses to questions on dreams and dreaming that I am constantly being asked to field.  This first set of questions (from a high school student writing a paper on dreams) cover […]

Dreaming with the animal spirits

posted by Robert Moss

When shamans go dreaming, characteristically they operate under the protection and guidance of Animal Guardians. Forging a close relationship with one or more “power animals” is central to developing the arts of shamanic dream travel and tracking. It is invaluable […]

When your marriage bed is a launch pad

posted by Robert Moss

I was asked the question, “What does it mean when my hubby and I share the same dreams?” The question became more interesting when the dreamer added, “We dream we can jump and each time we stay up in the […]

Trans-temporal healing through Active Dreaming

posted by Robert Moss

Dreaming, we are time travelers. We step outside linear Chronos time into a more spacious dimension, from which we can descend into times past or times future. When we wake up to what is possible, we can travel consciously into […]

I’ll teach you in my dreams

posted by Robert Moss

It’s not unusual for me to receive 10-20 dream reports a day in which the dreamers have encountered me. These reports come from complete strangers and from intimate friends, from people engaged in live workshops where we are practicing conscious […]

A dream is a place you can visit again

posted by Robert Moss

A simple and natural way to become a lucid or conscious dreamer is to use a remembered dream as the portal for a journey. Think of it this way: In your night dream, you went to a place, which may […]

Stuffed toy of the day, Dreaming in the Magic Mill

posted by Robert Moss

I’ve been writing in this space about the ways the world gives us messages through synchronicity and symbolic pop-ups, some of which can be so in-your-face that even the dullest imagination finds them hard to miss. To categories like Vanity […]

Finding your bigger and braver story

posted by Robert Moss

 A story is the shortest route between a human being and the truth.Consciously or unconsciously, our lives are directed by stories. If we are not aware that we are living a story, it’s likely we are stuck inside a narrow […]

Crazy T-shirt of the day

posted by Robert Moss

We can get a message for the day from the first vanity plate we glimpse on a car in the street, as recently discussed in this space.. So why not from the first crazy T-shirt spotted in a day? Here’s […]

Saving Spock – a dream way to handle the inner skeptic

posted by Robert Moss

“I dreamed I was Captain Kirk, in command of the starship Enterprise.  Spock was outside, and in trouble. I went to his aid, though I realized when I got through the airlock that I wasn’t wearing a spacesuit. I sucked […]

Vanity plate of the day

posted by Robert Moss

One of my favorite ways to get a message for the day is to notice the first vanity plate that I see on a car after going outside. Today, the first vanity plate I noticed read SNAKEGUY. The car was […]

Dream theater – pinnacle of improv, power for healing

posted by Robert Moss

Dream theater is one of my favorite things in my Active Dreaming workshops. Sometimes the energy of a dream is so lively we can’t wait until the full dream report has been shared with the circle; we have to start […]

How to stop dreaming dead men’s dreams II

posted by Robert Moss

Cara was haunted by horrific dreams of blood and death in Vietnam for forty years. As described in yesterday’s article, in our work together I realized that we needed to determine exactly how memories that did not belong to her […]

How to stop dreaming dead men’s dreams I

posted by Robert Moss

It’s starting again. She is in the jungle, and it steams and stinks. She sees Asian men in rags through the green tangle, and knows they will kill her if they can. Overhead, the whir of choppers beats the air, […]

A writer’s way

posted by Robert Moss

Writing, like anything else you want to do well, is a practice. Having something you really want to say is important, but it may never come through without a practice that supports delivery. Here are some of the elements of practice […]

We dream the future – all the time

posted by Robert Moss

Dreaming, we are released from the limitations of the body and of spacetime. We fold time and travel into the future (and into the past and parallel dimensions). I became fascinated by this subject because I have been dreaming about […]

Jung and the April fish

posted by Robert Moss

In many parts of Europe, an April Fools prank is called an “April fish”. The term poisson d’Avril first broke surface in a French poem in the early 1500s. The oirginal, smelliest, version of such a prank was to attach […]

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Aboriginal Australians believe that we dream our way into this world, and dream our way out of it. "We talk to the spirit-child before a baby is born," naturopath and traditional healer Burnham Burnham explained it to me. If the father-to-be ...

posted 9:00:10am Jul. 08, 2015 | read full post »

In Search of the Antlered Goddess of the Ways
The British visionary artist Chesca Potter says that when she moved to London, she had a vision of an immense goddess figure, dressed in green and gold, over the church of  St Pancras. This is the oldest church,  in the city, founded ...

posted 8:15:05am Jun. 26, 2015 | read full post »

The only dream expert is YOU
You are the final authority on your dreams, and you should never give the power of your dreams away by handing them over to other people to interpret. Yes, our dreams can be confusing and opaque, and we gain greatly from other people's insights, ...

posted 11:00:05am Jun. 17, 2015 | read full post »

Dreaming is practice for immortality
There is a people of the South Pacific who say that there are as many afterlife situations as there are human imaginations. They may be right. What we encounter on the Other Side is conditioned by our desires, our courage and our imagination (or ...

posted 5:05:33pm Jun. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Dreams are not on our case, they are on our side
Our dreams show us things we may prefer not to think about — which is a major reason why many of us slam that door shut on our dreams and try to keep it closed. Those things may include future life problems, or parts of ourselves we tend to ...

posted 1:22:38pm May. 13, 2015 | read full post »

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