A 7-Year Old Dreaming... Tending Tuesdays

Volume CXXXII – A 7-Year Old Dreaming…

Dear Dream Tending Community,The grief in the world is palpable. Horrors are omnipresent. Shootings in the streets, ecological devastation, wars raging, and political acrimony are daily occurrences. And, it goes on. The distress often feels like “too much”. Yesterday, a seven-year-old shared his dream with me. It was a nightmare…
John Ziegler
June 4, 2024
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Volume CXXXI – Increasing Imaginal Intelligence

Dear Dream Tending Community,How can you reconnect with and enhance your Imaginal Intelligence to meet the personal challenges/opportunities that the world presents? A shift in consciousness is needed. Research demonstrates that when theta brain wave activity increases so does your Imaginal Intelligence. This occurs when you move from an alpha…
John Ziegler
May 28, 2024
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Volume CXXIX – Expanding Your Modes of Perception

Dear Dream Tending Community,As we build toward our upcoming, summer programming people have asked, "How do I get started?"  Whether you are joining us for the Imagination Matrix Workshop, our Pilgrimage to Switzerland or BOTH. Below is one simple method of preparation. This exercise is found in my new book,…
John Ziegler
May 14, 2024
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Volume CXXVIII – Illuminated Consciousness

Dear Dream Tending Community,I want to share with you where illuminated consciousness came alive for me, in Jung's Bollingen Tower.The autonomous psyche and deep imagination can come alive! I invite you into the Dream Tending community to join other like minded souls on the journey into dream and imagination. Warmly,…
John Ziegler
May 7, 2024
FLOWERS IN THE GARDEN AT LAMBERT CAMPUS Tending Tuesdays

Volume CXXVII – Thinking of You!

Dear Dream Tending Community,Hello from Campus!Until next time…. Dr. Stephen Aizenstat Learn the Power, Purpose and Intelligence of Dreams Unleash your creativity and innate genius Stephen Aizenstat 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…
John Ziegler
April 30, 2024
Dream Tending in Community Tending Tuesdays

Volume CXXVI – Dream Tending in Community

Dear Dream Tending Community,Dream Tending  in community is a sacred and transformative experience. There are a few times a year where we come together. This is a deeply personal time where a limited number of us will be working in depth with dream and imagination.This retreat promises to be an…
John Ziegler
April 23, 2024
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Volume CXXV – Applied Methods of Dream Tending

Dear Dream Tending Community,During my career as a clinical psychologist, a marriage and family therapist, the founder of Pacifica Graduate Institute and Dream Tending, I have tended the dreams of thousands of people around the world. From my time in the field, I have crafted a three-step orientation of working…
John Ziegler
April 16, 2024
Soul Companions Tending Tuesdays

Volume CXXIV – Soul Companions

Dear Dream Tending Community,When you travel to new places, it is helpful to have guides who facilitate your experience, much as sherpas do on mountain climbs. When journeying in the realms of deep imagination and the dreamtime you notice that helpful figures also begin to appear. These figures are your…
John Ziegler
April 9, 2024
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Volume CXXIII – Finding Peace in Times of Heartache

Dear Dream Tending Community,When hurt is present, communities of support gather. I will be offering a Master Class where you can learn skills in finding peace in times of Heartache. Tending dreams and nightmares offer “imaginal medicines.” This two-hour Master Class will provide specific tools that can be used to…
John Ziegler
April 2, 2024
THE DEEP DIG Tending Tuesdays

Volume CXXI – Journeying…The Dig

Dear Dream Tending Community,The journey starts with the “dig,” an inward exploration of deep imagination.  Here you get in touch with the imaginal  intelligence and  embodied wisdom from within.The call goes out… The gathering is happening… The journey begins…   Join me as we journey together into the inner realms…
John Ziegler
March 19, 2024
Soul Companions Tending Tuesdays

Volume CXX – Soul Companions

Dear Dream Tending Community,Momentum is building toward our workshops on the Imagination Matrix. We will be journeying through the realms of Dream and Imagination. Our destination is well known. It is the place of homecoming, a returning to the source of our deep belonging. To make this courageous journey, we need…
John Ziegler
March 5, 2024
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Volume CXII – In Service and Heart

Dear Dream Tending Community,Wishing you a Happy New Year! Imagination Matrix Workshop How to Access the Greatest Power You Have for Creativity, Connection, and Purpose Three Opportunities to Participate Led by Dr. Stephen Aizenstat and Mentors of Dream Tending, this program offers a supportive and creative space where you can…
John Ziegler
January 2, 2024
Dream Tending in China Tending Tuesdays

Volume CX – Dream Tending in China

Dear Dream Tending Community,I have just participated in The 10th International Conference of Analytical Psychology and Chinese Culture. We studied Jungian Psychology in relation to Chinese I Ching bringing east and west together. So much to learn… so many beautiful things presented and offered. I especially appreciate how the I…
John Ziegler
December 11, 2023
THE CREATIVE HOME PLACE Tending Tuesdays

Volume CIX – The Creative Home Place

Dear Dream Tending Community,Today’s Tending Tuesday is brought to you by Louise Rosager, Dream Tending Mentor, member of The Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences and Founder of Wake Up and Dream. I live and work in Los Angeles, arguably one of the most creative cities on the planet. But…
John Ziegler
December 4, 2023
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Volume CVIII – Living Systems and The Imagination Matrix

Dear Dream Tending Community,Journeying in the realms of Deep Imagination—in The Imagination Matrix—you become connected to the evolutionary powers of living systems. Here you gain access to the “source code” of imagination. Now is the time. The generative sparks of nature’s genius are still among us. As we approach the…
John Ziegler
November 28, 2023
Ensouled Stewardship Tending Tuesdays

Volume CV- Ensouled Stewardship

Dear Dream Tending Community,Ensouled Stewardship is vital to the task of enhancing our humanity in the world of today. It is a process of co-creation with others in its highest form. Thank you to all our service members who have answered this call. On behalf of the extended Dream Tending…
John Ziegler
November 7, 2023
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Volume CIV- Gratitude

Dear Dream Tending Community,What an extraordinary week it has been! I wanted to take a moment today to reflect upon the incredible journey we've embarked upon with the launch of my new book, "The Imagination Matrix." The outpouring of support and the depth of engagement from all of you have…
John Ziegler
October 31, 2023
Imaginal Intelligence Tending Tuesdays

Volume CII – Imaginal Intelligence

Hello Friend, We hope you enjoy this excerpt from The Imagination Matrix, a new book by Stephen Aizenstat Ph.D.Over the years, I have found that when people open their Curious Mind and connect to the Four Quadrants of the Imagination Matrix, their Imaginal Intelligence increases. There are many kinds of…
John Ziegler
October 17, 2023
Journeying in the Realms of Deep Imagination Tending Tuesdays

Volume C – Journeying in the Realms of Deep Imagination

Hello Friend, We hope you enjoy this excerpt from The Imagination Matrix, a new book by Stephen Aizenstat Ph.D. To deny the soul’s longing is to become separate from the call, which results in stagnation and psychological paralysis. Creativity withers, and imagination dims. Researchers have found that multiple motivations drive…
John Ziegler
October 3, 2023
Opening the Curious Mind Tending Tuesdays

Volume XCVIII- Opening the Curious Mind

Hello Friend, We hope you enjoy this excerpt from The Imagination Matrix, a new book by Stephen Aizenstat Ph.D. “Finding Breath, Staying in Presence, and Shifting Context are fundamental skills. Opening your Curious Mind is always your starting point on the journey to the Imagination Matrix. Activation of your Curious…
John Ziegler
September 19, 2023
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Volume XCVI- Finding & Trusting Your Own Voice

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, Today’s Tending Tuesday is brought to you by Kelly Carlin Dream Tending Mentor, member of The Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences and Founder of Humans on the Verge. For the last 25 years, in both my personal life and professional work, I have…
John Ziegler
September 5, 2023
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Volume XCV- Alone

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, Today’s Tending Tuesday is brought to you by Dr. Myka Hanson, Dream Tending  Mentor, member of The Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences and Founder of Teen Forward. As a life coach for teenagers, I’m privileged to tend their nighttime dreams, and I am…
John Ziegler
August 29, 2023
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Volume XCIV- Numinous in Resonance of Living Image

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, Today’s Tending Tuesday is brought to you by Craig Canedy, Dream Tending Mentor, and Board Certified Music Therapist. As I write this, I am in Switzerland, surrounded by the beautiful, awe-inspiring presence of the Alps. Over the past few days, soft, smooth tones of…
John Ziegler
August 22, 2023
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Volume XCIII- Remembering Dreams

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, Today’s Tending Tuesday is brought to you by Susan Benaron, Dream Tending Mentor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. How often is it said,  “I can’t remember my dreams” or “I don’t dream”? Occasionally I hear, “I am in a time where no dreams…
John Ziegler
August 8, 2023
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Volume XCII- Suddenly

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, Today’s Tending Tuesday is brought to you by Julie Freed, Dream Tending Mentor, Death Doula, Grief and Bereavement Guide, Yoga/Breathing/Meditation Teacher, and Family Constellation Facilitator. Suddenly, there was a crash into the window in front of me.  Startled, I jumped up and ran onto…
John Ziegler
August 1, 2023
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Volume XC- With Love, Dream

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, Today’s Tending Tuesday is brought to you by Monica Tweet, Dream Tending  Mentor and member of The Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences. I’m walking along an ancient lake.  As sunset approaches, he comes along beside me.  We walk together, talking. We reminisce about…
John Ziegler
July 18, 2023
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Volume LXXXIX – Freedom to Move

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, On this July 4th, in the United States we celebrate a day of freedom. The day that 13 colonies declared their independence and formed a new nation. In the days leading up to our celebration we are surrounded with words like freedom and independence.…
John Ziegler
July 4, 2023
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Volume LXXXVIII – Summer Solstices

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, “Both the Winter and the Summer Solstices are expressions of love. They show us the opposition of light and dark, expansion and contraction, that characterize our experiences in the Earth school so that we can recognize our options as we move through our lives.”…
John Ziegler
June 27, 2023
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Volume LXXXVII – We celebrate Juneteenth!

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, This week’s Tending Tuesday is brought to you by Dr. Fanny Brewster, author of The Racial Complex and offers a reflection in the celebration of Juneteenth. We celebrate Juneteenth! Declared an official United States federal holiday in 2021.  The cause of our celebration is…
John Ziegler
June 19, 2023
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Volume LXXXIII – Keeping Healthy in Threatening Times

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, As we continue to journey through May, National Mental Health month, we will shift our attention to the ever-present cyber influence that is a deeply woven part of modern existence. Google Maps, Instagram, security, smart watches, payment systems, checking the weather, E-mail -…
John Ziegler
May 23, 2023
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Volume LXXXII – Keeping Healthy in Threatening Times

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, Over these past years, our personal and collective mental health has been challenged in debilitating ways. The pandemic inflicted illness, isolation, and heightened anxiety. Shootings in our communities create fear, agitation, and horror. The threat of death has been omnipresent. Children are frightened…
John Ziegler
May 16, 2023
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Volume LXXIX – What is Earth asking of us?

What is Earth asking of us? What is Earth’s dream? Earth Day is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about environmental issues and promoting sustainability efforts worldwide. We invite you, in acknowledgment of Earth Day this past weekend, to spend some time attuning to Earth. Touch her soil, smell…
John Ziegler
April 25, 2023

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