Dream Tending Exercise:
1) Identify the setting that appears in your dream.
2) Gather detail about the landscape—natural or urban.
3) Explore this territory for a while before getting involved with the “story line.”
4) Become a naturalist of this place. See with both soft and focused eyes.
5) Use your bodily senses. Experience the smells, colors, temperatures, and winds/tides of this place.
6) Now with a quiet mind, feel the rhythms, the pulse, of the dream landscape in your body.
7) From this new mode of experience and perception, journey through the dream scene by scene.
Inside The Curious Mind
A quote that resonated with me this week…
“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the
— Bob Dylan,
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.