Dreams connect me to an intelligence that is beyond
anything I learned in school. The dream images themselves
come with an intelligence that opens us
to insights and perspectives that are often outside
the box. Since I was a child, I have depended
on this intuitive and imaginal intelligence
to guide my way and affirm my most important decisions.
When I start my day by tending to dreams, I feel anchored
in the deepest part of my capacity. I feel present,
connected to my deeper streams of intuition and perception,
and I feel engaged in the world in a responsive way.
First comes dream tending, and then the involvement
with family life, the agenda for the day, and the circumstances
of the world.
Dreams have always been important for me. They allow
me to do what I do best, to use my intuition, to figure
things out in a spatial way, and to notice what exists
between the lines. Dreams connect me to another part
of my intelligence, an imaginal intelligence
that is sourced deeply in my experience. Like a muse
or a wise guide, dreams often bring ideas and perspectives
that are unexpected, yet often inspirational or profoundly
insightful. I depend on dreams as tellers of essential
truths. They bring a sense of honesty and value to my
life. And, they bring a kind of amusement as well.
When I tend a dream, I allow the images to open and
come alive. The images become animated and embodied.
As the images of dream animate, so does the world, and
I feel as if I am living in a dream-like world, where
the landscapes, the buildings, even the people and the
things come alive with an additional spark. I most enjoy
walking in the world as if it were a dream. When the
world comes alive, as if it were a dream, I seem to
navigate more easily, with particular capability and
insight, and I get the job done more efficiently
and with grace.
Dreams have become central to my life. They are the
well out of which comes my creativity and ingenuity.
Dreams source my relationship with myself and with others.
In times of confusion or distrust, I turn to dreams
for direction and counsel. The images and figures of
dream have become my most intimate inner companions.
They frequent my daily experience and offer support.
Their visitation is what brings meaning and beauty into
my life. As I tend to these figures, they, in turn,
care for me deeply, and I feel loved. For me, the figures
of dream, in their activity, are who constitute my sense