- Start by asking yourself what sparks your interest in exploring dreams and imagination.
- Next, get curious about this spark. Make a sketch or write a few lines about the nature of this spark.
- Take the day and notice how this imaginal spark reveals itself in your activities and emotions. Take field notes.
- Place these reflections next to your bed before going to sleep. Invite them to help incubate dreams.
- As dreams come forward (characters, feelings, landscapes, and/or activities), record these in your dream journal.
Inside The Curious Mind
This is a quote that resonated with me this week…
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the founder of Dream Tending, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences. He is a world-renowned professor of depth psychology, an imagination specialist, and an innovator. He has served as an organizational consultant to major companies and institutions, and as a depth psychological content advisor to Hollywood film makers. He has lectured extensively in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. He is affiliated with the Earth Charter International project through the United Nations, where he has spoken. Professor Aizenstat is the Chancellor Emeritus and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has collaborated with many notable masters in the field including Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman, and Robert Johnson.