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Volume LXVI – Gripped by a Nightmare?

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, My alarm blared in my ears as I hit snooze on my cellphone. My psyche was deep inside a nightmare. I felt conflicted: a part of me wanted to wake up to leave this terrible dream reality, another part of me felt haunted…
John Ziegler
January 24, 2023
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Volume LXV – Wishing You a Fulfilling New Year

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination community, On this second Tuesday of 2023, let me wish you a fulfilling New Year. And, too, I want to encourage you to set an intention for this year. Bring your continued attention to tending dreams. This year, our Dream Tending community will attend…
John Ziegler
January 17, 2023
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Volume LXIII – Dreams as Messengers

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, Dreams are messengers. They are couriers delivering important “letters” from the dreaming psyche. The communications offer insight, speak of warnings, and tell of your fate. As storytellers, their language is metaphoric, symbolic, often poetic. In your tending to dreams, remember to respond to…
John Ziegler
December 6, 2022
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Volume LXI – The Practice of Wabi-Sabi

Dear Dream Tending Community, The leaves are changing; fall and Thanksgiving are upon us. Thanksgiving holiday is a day of giving thanks for the blessings of the year. As this holiday occurs on different dates in different countries, the season of gratitude is upon us worldwide. Gratitude is the quality…
John Ziegler
November 16, 2022
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Volume LX – A Day of Celebration

Dear Dream Tending Community, Today marks a milestone in the Dream Tending Community. As I write this, the Mentors of the Academy of Dream Tending are graduating from their final course. I want to name and honor this grand accomplishment – of hearing the call, learning the craft of working…
John Ziegler
November 15, 2022
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Volume LIX – The Disruption

Dear Dream Tending Community, Late fall raindrops patter on my roof. They sing to my nervous system a melody of cleansing and renewal. November’s crip voice is calling; beckoning me into Winter’s blanket. The crisp air hits my skin; a disruption. Awakening into Winter’s cry. I listen. I focus. I get…
John Ziegler
November 8, 2022
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Volume LVIII – Celebrating Ancestors

Dear Dream Tending Community, I just awoke from a dream that my mother, who died 4 years ago, was moving into my current home to live with us. This dream is a wonderful example that The Day of the Dead is upon us. All around the world, people are remembering…
John Ziegler
November 2, 2022
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Volume LVII – Finding Gold In Communitas

Dear Dream Tending Community, From Atlanta to Santa Fe, to South Australia, to Portland, to Ecuador, to Maui, to Canada, to Los Angeles, to Italy, to Vermont, to South Africa, to San Antonio, to the UK, to Kansas, to China - dreamers and seekers have gathered to start a new…
John Ziegler
October 25, 2022
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Volume LVI – Synchronicity

Dear Dream Tending Community, It’s been quite a magical week for Dream Tending. On Monday, October 10th, we welcomed an incredible group of dreamers into the Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Certificate I program and journeyed together for our first three day intensive module. I marveled at the synchronicities that…
John Ziegler
October 18, 2022
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Volume LV – Grace, Grit, and Gratitude

Dear Dream Tending Community, ​Dream Tending is in full swing this Fall! Last Saturday Pacifica Graduate Institute celebrated welcoming Dr. Mattison, the new CEO and President into the community. As a part of the weekend festivities, the Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association threw a lively evening tribute and roast to…
John Ziegler
October 11, 2022
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Volume LIII – Nature and Feeding the Soul

Dear Dream Tending Community, Speaking to you from the Big Sky and high mountains of Montana opens my heart. Breathing the fresh air and listening to the sounds of the flowing rivers feeds my soul. Being here with several people who have enrolled in the upcoming Certificate I program brings…
John Ziegler
September 27, 2022
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Volume LII – Love Wins

Dear Dream Tending Community, I am touched to share that today marks the one-year anniversary of Tending Tuesday. Tending Tuesday was inspired by a pull to sustain the value of what happens when we come together as a community. During challenging post Covid times the Dream Team wanted to do…
John Ziegler
September 20, 2022
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Volume XLIX – The World’s Soul

Dear Dream Tending Community, This week's Tending Tuesday continues the exploration of the foundations of the Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Certificate I program, which is currently accepting limited applications. Today's topic, The World's Soul, follows The Living Image, and The Intolerable Image. On Sunday afternoon, I spent a precious few minutes…
John Ziegler
August 30, 2022
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Volume XLVIII – The Intolerable Image

Dear Dream Tending Community, Last week and over the next three weeks, Tending Tuesday will be devoted to aspects of Dream Tending that mark its foundation. Last week, Tending Tuesday explored The Living Image. This week, we are delving into The Intolerable Image, known commonly as nightmare. One of the…
John Ziegler
August 23, 2022
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Volume XLVII – The Living Image

“The living image functions as an intermediary between the dreamer and the dreaming psyche. In its life as an implicit energy, the living image connects the dreamer to the energetic underpinning of the psyche. Connection to this generative resource gives the dreamer access to the rhythm of life itself.” ~Dr.…
Krystyna Knight
August 17, 2022
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Volume XLVI – Celebrating the World Soul

Dear Dream Tending Community, Today, I feel something new in relation to the world soul. I celebrate the actions taken in the United States Senate in relation to the climate crisis. For decades, many of us have worked through local advocacy and international activism, in organizations like Greenpeace and the…
John Ziegler
August 9, 2022
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Volume XLIV – Resonating with Resonance

Dear Dream Tending Community, I get asked questions often that include the phrase, “how do you know?” As in, “How do you know what to say to a dreamer?” Or, “How do you know what to do with a nightmare image?” Or, most recently as we navigate through these world-wide…
John Ziegler
July 26, 2022
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Volume XLIII – Tending our Inner Teenager

Dear Dream Tending Community, “I don’t even know how to talk to them! They don’t hear me!” “How am I supposed to learn stuff when the rules are always changing?” “I give up! My words never come out right anyway. Just forget it.” These statements might seem like they come…
John Ziegler
July 19, 2022
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Volume XLII – Cultivating Courage

Dear Dream Tending Community, Yesterday a ten-year-old girl walked into my clinical therapy office with an ear-to-ear grin. “You didn’t tell me life could feel like this! Feeling like this is so much better.” She sat back on the couch in a casual, effortless way, a behavioral contrast to years…
John Ziegler
July 12, 2022
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Volume XLI – Emergence and Empowerment

Dear Dream Tending Community, Engagement and activism are the pulse moving through the collective field. If you are feeling a sense of inner movement, we are too. In the Dream Tending Method, we use discomfort to find the inner resource. When I was traveling in Bangkok, Thailand, I went to…
John Ziegler
July 5, 2022
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Volume XL – Finding Your Archetypal Activism Within

Dear Dream Tending Community, With the Fourth of July on the horizon and amid current socio-political events freedom is at the forefront of consciousness, both its shadow and its light of opportunity. In times of collective turbulence, activation is present. When activation visits, agitation, frustration, grief, fear, and anger may…
John Ziegler
June 28, 2022
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Volume XXXIX – An Interview with Jean Houston and Stephen Aizenstat

Dear Dream Tending and Imagination Community, “What if it were possible to access the worlds of your imaginations and bring them to life as never before?”                                                                        —Dr. Jean Houston, 2022 For this Tending Tuesday series, I had the privilege to interview Dr. Jean Houston and Dr. Stephen Aizenstat on human consciousness.…
John Ziegler
June 21, 2022
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Volume XXXVIII – Awakening Curiosity

Dear Dream Tending and Imagination Community, To live a life enriched by a curious mind animates both body and spirit. Since I was a little boy, I’ve been curious about my dreams. As I grew older, my curiosity extended to waking life, as if the world was a dream. What…
John Ziegler
June 14, 2022
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Volume XXXVII – The Vale of Soul-Making

Dear Dream Tending and Imagination Community, We have gathered in our Certificate I program here at the Pacifica Lambert Road campus. In this module we consider the world’s dream. In community we remember that in an animated world everything is dreaming. Over these days we listen as the landscapes, creatures,…
John Ziegler
June 7, 2022
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Volume XXXVI – My Wish for You

Dear Dream Tending and Imagination Community, On Saturday, at the Pacifica Graduate Institute Graduation Ceremony, I along with others read this poem by Maya Angelou. I share this with you now in hopes that you will read it at least twice and breathe in the spirit of what resonates with…
John Ziegler
May 31, 2022
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Volume XXXV – Story and Soul

Dear Dream Tending and Imagination Community, Recently I had yet another occasion to share dream as story and offer story as dream. I discovered yet again that when I am not in such a hurry to interpret or analyze, both story and dream stir the wellsprings of soul. The innate…
John Ziegler
May 24, 2022
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Volume XXXIV – Gifting It Forward

Dear Dream Tending and Imagination Community, War, shootings, and environmental crises stir feelings of horror and anguish. Reactions of alienation and rage follow soon after. Our hearts ache, our souls thirst. How to respond? When I was in my twenties, a wise teacher offered an idea, simple yet profound. He…
John Ziegler
May 17, 2022
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Volume XXXII – Medicine for the Wounded Soul

Dear Dream Tending and Imagination Community, Greetings. As I write this, I am returning from Switzerland where I presented a lecture on the value of deep imagination and story in the world of today at the annual Eranos Conference. There were people attending from countries worldwide. As I travel home,…
John Ziegler
May 3, 2022
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Volume XXX – Joining Together as a Community

Dear Dream Tending and Imagination Community, Like you, I am feeling the pain and the suffering resulting from the wars and street violence occurring worldwide. Let's join together as a community and do two things. First, bring attention to your nightly or daytime dreams. Let a dream make a claim…
John Ziegler
April 19, 2022
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Volume XXVIII – Dreaming the World Forward

Dear Dream Tending and Imagination Community, As Dream Tending offers: The people, landscapes, and creatures of the world are forever dreaming. You experience their presence as living images of the world psyche. From the beginning, they are the creators, the architects, the originators of what appears in dreams. In the…
John Ziegler
April 5, 2022
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Volume XXVII – Sending Love and Compassion

Dear Dream Tending and Imagination Community, This day, this night, let’s join, together. Let’s send our love and compassion to people, creatures, and landscapes who are in need of us as we are in need of them. I invite you to join many in our extended community to make this…
John Ziegler
March 29, 2022
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Volume XXVI – Self-Care in Times of Conflict

There is a phrase that we are all familiar with—“double down.” In times of conflict, that is precisely what we are asked to do: double down on our self-care practice. There are the basics of course: 1) getting enough sleep, 2) eating mindfully, and 3) exercising each day. In addition,…
John Ziegler
March 22, 2022
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Volume XXV – Tending a World in Crisis

Welcome to this week’s Tending Tuesdays offering! Tending Tuesdays was inspired by a pull to sustain the value of what happens when we come together as a community. Each Tuesday, an email will come to you with a link to a new video on a Dream Tending or depth psychological…
John Ziegler
March 1, 2022
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Volume XXI – Dreaming in Community

Welcome to this week’s Tending Tuesdays offering! Tending Tuesdays was inspired by a pull to sustain the value of what happens when we come together as a community. Each Tuesday, an email will come to you with a link to a new video on a Dream Tending or depth psychological…
John Ziegler
February 1, 2022
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Volume XVI – The Dark Night: Winter Solstice

Dear Dream Tending Community, The long, dark night of the winter solstice is more than the turning point of the sun’s journey. In Dream Tending, we bring our attention and gratitude to the value of lunar consciousness. In community, we honor this dark night of the soul’s journey. Here, in…
John Ziegler
December 14, 2021

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