Dear Dream Tending Community,
In the world of today, we are surrounded by waking and sleeping dreams that bring threat and despair. With the support of our extended community, invite into your awareness a dream image or figure that brings support and promise. Now, give yourself the Thanksgiving gift of slowing down for twenty minutes. With an aesthetic eye and an open heart, notice how the beauty of this generative image comes to life. As this living image evolves, allow its dream body to make contact with your body. Who is visiting now? What guest is awakening? As you befriend the dream figure, the embodied dream image will care for you. Share this Thanksgiving blessing of love and compassion with at least one other person.
On behalf of the Dream Tending and Imagination Community, I am wishing you a heartfelt Thanksgiving week. Let’s join together and keep the dream alive.
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is founder of Pacifica Graduate Institute, Dream Tending, and the Academy of Imagination. For more than 35 years, he has explored the power of dreams through depth psychology. He has collaborated with Joseph Campbell, Marion Woodman, Robert Johnson, James Hillman, and Native elders worldwide. He is the author of Dream Tending and conducts dreamwork and imagination seminars throughout the US, Europe, and Asia.