DreamTending is a method of working with dreams that considers
dream images as "living images." It makes the particularity
and presence of these images available to the dreamer. The
wisdom of ancestral callings, the instinctual knowledge of
animal visitations, the musings of the soul are attended to
from a psyche-centered, rather than person-centered, perspective.
The "intelligence" of the dream is listened to from
the inside out.
To "tend" a dream is not just to interpret or analyze
it. The figures and landscapes of dreams are experienced as
alive and moving about with a certain degree of autonomy.
In a very practical and accessible way, the craft of DreamTending
offers the possibility of listening deeply to the voices of
the dream images themselves as they come forward to offer
their insights and perspectives.
DreamTending appreciates that dreams carry an inner knowing,
an innate sensibility, and an element of potency that affords
each of us the capacity to open to the depths of our own experience.
When we tend a dream, images come "awake," imagination
is animated, and we participate in life more fully rooted
in the way of the dream.
DreamTending orients around four essential ideas. Click
on the links below to explore them.
A downloadable pdf version of this material is available
in our DreamTending Resource Section.