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One of the readers of yesterday’s blog essay on “Messages from Hawk” asked a provocative question:  “Seems we could learn much from Hawk. What do we have to offer Hawk?” I am going to respond here rather fully, from my […]

I am in favor of personal omens. Sometimes these are hand-me-downs. Not every old superstition is “merely” superstition. Some have a kernel of sound common sense, like the old adage that you should never walk under a ladder; something or […]

I don’t agree that we can’t afford the luxury of a negative thought; “bad” thoughts and feelings can give us essential life guidance, including on quite primal survival issues, and can become a source of useful energy when we learn […]

We humans don’t sleep the way we used to. No, this is not the lead in for a commercial for some new kind of sleeping pill. It is a statement about how our contemporary sleep patterns are radically different from […]

I have been privileged to lead dream workshops in Lithuania three times, at the invitation of my friend Rita Baniene, and each visit has been a grand adventure and a deepening encounter with the spirits of the land. When I […]

There are three things we routinely say are “only” this or that, but may be of incalculable importance in our lives. We say: “It’s only a dream.” “It’s just a coincidence.” “It’s only my imagination.” When we claim the power […]

We dream for our communities and our world, as well as for ourselves and those near to us. We can learn to do this as a conscious practice in the service of peace and healing. By bringing dreams into the […]

“Don’t shoot the messenger,” is a precept familiar since Shakespeare used the line in two of his plays. If you are going to be a good dream messenger, it’s rather important to bear in mind that you not only want […]

To understand a dream, start by considering your first feelings on waking from it. When I say “feelings”, I would include body sensations and general energy level. Let your heart and your gut guide you on what was going on […]

A dream story for Valentine’s Day: The box with Melody’s old journal took a long time catching up with her, as she went through a series of house moves. When she finally opened the box, she was living in Texas, […]

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