Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community,

When eyes close at night, and the imagination wonders where do we go?

Falling. Being chased. Dying. Teeth. Being naked in public. Pregnancy. Money. Flying. Sex. Cheating. These are some of the most common dream themes. Joseph Campbell, perhaps the world’s best-known navigator of mythology and dream spaces, famously said that “Myths are public dreams. Dreams are private myths.” You can extend this idea to understand why there are so many symbols and themes that frequently appear in dreams. Dreams, like myths of creation and becoming, often feature archetypal themes and imagery — symbols so common across all cultures that Carl Jung proposed they belong to a collective unconscious shared by all humans. Understanding these symbols as a visual language opens the world of the dream and what it seeks to communicate.

Given recent financial news, money and keeping money safe is currently up as a major theme in collective consciousness. What could finding money or valuables in dreams be about?

Dreaming about money and jewelry can represent something of potential value to the soul. Dreams about finding money or treasure chests of jewelry hidden away may suggest discovering valuable things in yourself. Did you dream you found $100 in the pocket of an old coat? Consider which talents or qualities you’ve forgotten you possess. Maybe you found your grandmother’s precious pearl necklace behind the radiator. What qualities in your grandmother do you, upon reflection, esteem? It’s quite possible they’re hiding behind the radiator, waiting for you to discover them. Losing money or having a hard time finding it can also relate to looking for something valuable in your life that you feel is missing or values not being in the right alignment.

If dreams interest you, we welcome you to our Introduction to Dream Tending event this coming May 6th and 7th. This online weekend workshop will cover the basic underpinnings of the Dream Tending methods and will provide continuing education credits upon request.

The Dream Team

Inside The Curious Mind

A poem from a Dream Team member who was teaching her children about poetry:

Dreams are doorways to the depths within,
Where the unconscious mind can freely spin.
A tapestry of symbols, emotions, and scenes,
A manifestation of the psyche’s means.

Dream Tending tells us to explore,
The hidden realms behind psyche’s door.
Through dreams, the unconscious can reveal,
The desires, fears, and wounds that we try to conceal.

Dr. Stephen Aizenstat teaches that dreams hold the key,
To the growth and healing within you and me.
For dreams are a manifestation,
Of repressed desires and unconscious intention.

We learn that dreams are a window to the mind,
A place where thoughts and symbols intertwine.
A portal to the unconscious- so vast
Where the imagination can freely cast.

We discover how Imagination is a magical flight,
Where the mind takes off and wonders the night.
It’s a journey to the depths of the soul,
Where psyche’s secrets can unfold.

In Dream Tending, we cultivate the symbols and stories we find,
And explore the landscapes of the mind.
With the power of the imagination as our guide,
We journey to the depths where our dreams reside.

We teach how to tend to your dreams with gentle care,
And nurture the imagination that’s always been there.
We learn to appreciate the symbols and what they say,
And find the peace and growth that can come our way.

So if you’re searching for a greater understanding,
Of who you are, and what’s demanding.
Join us for Dream Tending and Deep Imagination,
And let’s begin the journey of inner exploration.

Inside The Curious Mind

A quote that resonated with me this week…
“If we allow ourselves even a few minutes a day free from distraction, we will certainly begin to encounter this lush and expansive dream life. We need only learn how to listen to the living images of dreams.”
― Stephen Aizenstat, Dream Tending

Learn the Power, Purpose and Intelligence of Dreams

Unleash your creativity and innate genius

View Upcoming Events

Stephen Aizenstat

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.