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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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Volume XV – What is the dream’s desire?

Dear Dream Tending Community, What is the dream’s desire? Who asks such a question? Virtually nobody. More often, the questions people ask are: What does this dream mean? What does this dream have to do with me? That is because most dreamwork systems are person centered. The assumption being that…
John Ziegler
December 7, 2021
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Volume XIV – Holiday Hangover

Dear Dream Tending Community, Oh yes. Holiday times bring celebration, love for those we are close to, and a remembrance of what is meaningful. These occasions are also times for remembering our ancestors and elders. And then, there is something more . . . much more. Often, lurking below the…
John Ziegler
November 30, 2021
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Volume XIII – Soul’s Family Thanksgiving

Dear Dream Tending Community, Belonging to a family occurs inside of our emotional and psychological life as much as it does outside. I invite you to join with the Dream Tending community and offer thanksgiving to your ancestors, figures of imagination, and those who are closest to you. These are…
John Ziegler
November 23, 2021
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Volume XII – Imagination’s Invisible Lover

Dear Dream Tending Community, Relationships are complex. Many times, they are deeply rewarding. On occasion they challenge you with some of the most painful times of your life. Sustaining the love that brought you together with your partner is a yearning well worth tending. Dreams and imagination can offer support—the…
John Ziegler
November 16, 2021
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Volume XI – Journeying with Imagination

Albert Einstein’s now famous quote is once again well worth remembering. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Dear Dream Tending Community, Imagination inspires creativity, sparks innovation, and opens intuition. Our challenge is to sustain relationship with the generative wellspring that is imagination. I…
John Ziegler
November 9, 2021
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Volume X – Behind the Mask

Dear Dream Tending Community, Each of us wears a number of “masks.” Referred to as personas, these outward-facing guises serve to protect, hide, enhance, and disguise. As life’s journey continues, you learn to wear external masks to extend your constructed identity into the world. However, there is more. Consider—What lives…
John Ziegler
November 2, 2021
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Volume IX – The Call Goes Out

Dear Dream Tending Community, From time to time, each of us experiences the Call. At first, a hint, a word from a friend or an image in a dream. Then, the force builds. A remembrance of a wish, a promise made years ago, revealing itself in the now. Originating in…
John Ziegler
October 26, 2021
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Volume VII – Dreams and Animals

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
October 12, 2021
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Volume V – Yearning

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
September 28, 2021
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Volume IV- Deep ​Belonging

Dear Dream Tending Community, ​“​​Homecoming” stirs many emotions. When literalized, it can stir experiences of un-ease even distress. On other occasions it opens the heart with the promise of reconnecting to loved ones. The nostalgia for home runs deep. In myth, the Odyssey, Homer yearns to get back to Ithaca.…
John Ziegler
September 21, 2021
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Volume III – Soul Companions

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
September 13, 2021
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Volume I – Voices of the World’s Psyche

Dear Dream Tending Community, I’m excited to share with you that I am starting a weekly offering called Tending Tuesdays. 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…
John Ziegler
August 31, 2021

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