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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
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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
Alone Tending Tuesdays

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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Volume LXXVI – How do I have less stress?

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, April is stress awareness month. We, in the Dream Tending Community, want to shine some light onto the hot topic of stress. I always grew up hearing that stress was bad for you. It inflames the system, it makes most illness worse, it…
John Ziegler
April 4, 2023
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Volume LXXIV – Mentorship

A Mentor is a wise person who imparts advice. In the world above-the-world, a Mentor can be a teacher, a counselor, a parent, a friend, even an animal or a landscape. In the worlds below-the-world, Mentors come forward as imaginal figures or settings offering insights to the never-before-seen. In your…
John Ziegler
March 21, 2023
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Volume LXXIII – $ and the Collective

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…
John Ziegler
March 14, 2023
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Volume LXXI – Greetings from Montana

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, We say hello here, from the B-Bar Ranch, as we conclude our last day of the Winter Montana Dream Tending Intensive. Hearts are full; imaginations alive; landscape potent in its winter wonderland. We are excited to announce the opening of several Dream Tending…
John Ziegler
February 28, 2023
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Volume LXX – The Dream Landscape

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, When I first began learning about dreams and Dream Tending, all of my dream work was focused on the people and objects they interacted with, almost as if all of my dreams took place on the set of Our Town. For those unfamiliar…
John Ziegler
February 21, 2023
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Volume LXIX – Embracing the Love of Imagination

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, That’s so silly! You have such an over-active imagination! Stop daydreaming and pay attention! You are too old for imaginary friends, that’s so childish. That was just a dream…forget it. At some point in our lives, many of us were taught, or shamed…
John Ziegler
February 14, 2023
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Volume LXVIII – Black Dreams Matter

Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community, I am grateful for the opportunity to recognize and celebrate Black History Month. Two of my favorite African American figures, amongst many others, are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and W.E.B. Du Bois. While these are familiar and popular African American figures, I have specific admiration for them…
John Ziegler
February 7, 2023
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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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