Dream Gates

Dream Gates

How to Give Yourself a 2-Week Dream Vacation for Free

Katy Allgeyer, "FishGirl Folio 2"

Katy Allgeyer, “FishGirl Folio 2″

Does midwinter sometimes feel gray and drab? Do you develop symptoms of cabin fever? Do you get tired of scraping ice off the windshield, and digging your car out of snowbanks? Here’s how to take a two-week vacation at an idyllic  beach resort without spending thousands of dollars and without having to clear airport security.


Susan Novotny, an attractive but overworked bookstore owner I know, became a dedicated dreamer after she woke from a magic-carpet ride.

For the third or fourth year in a row, she had promised herself a midwinter getaway from the snowbelt to an island in the sun, but had failed to find the time or money to take her vacation. Then she had this dream:

I was at a beach resort on St. John. Everything was vividly real. I can still feel the sun and salt air on my skin, the warmth of the sand between my toes. I can still smell the fish broiling on the outdoor grill. I had the pleasure and romance of a two-week vacation, all in one night. It’s didn’t cost me $2,000 and I didn’t have to wait for my bag at the airport.

She made it to St John the following winter and found herself inside the scenes from this dream. Shamans say that in dreams we are already choosing the paths we will follow in waking life.


– Adapted from Conscious Dreaming: A Spiritual Path for Everyday Life by Robert Moss. Published by Three Rivers Press.


- Susan NovotnySusan Novotny is the owner of the Book House of Stuyvestant Plaza, a fine independent bookstore in the Capital District of New York. I am delighted to announce that I will be at the Book House on Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m, to launch my new book, The Boy Who Died and Came Back. Many of my previous books, including Conscious Dreaming, will be available.

Previous Posts

Approaching Halloween: when the veil between the world thins
The hair salon on the corner advertises, "Halloween Makeup Done Here." There are spooks and scarecrows at the doors of the houses on my block. As we approach Halloween, I am thinking of the many meanings of the festival, from trick-or-treat to ...

posted 10:42:07am Oct. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Whatever you think or feel, the universe says Yes
Whatever you think or feel, the universe says yes. Perhaps you have noticed this. Yes, we are talking about the law of attraction. It is indeed an ancient law, never a secret to those who live consciously. “All things which are similar and ...

posted 1:33:33am Oct. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Why Dreaming Is Important
A dream is a wake-up call. It takes us beyond what we already know. Dreams are the language of the soul, and they are experiences of the soul. There are “big” dreams and “little” dreams, of course. In big dreams, we go traveling and ...

posted 12:20:30pm Oct. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Dream symbols - Excremental issues
"Shit is good!" The elderly Italian grocery store owner's eyes twinkled as she bagged tomatoes and homemade pasta. "If you crap in your dreams, it means money." Her reading is an ancient one, still alive in many family traditions. The ...

posted 3:15:14am Oct. 15, 2015 | read full post »

Aboriginal Dreaming into the Dreamtime
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 »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.