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My first live talk

My first live talk

Please listen to my first live talk on dreaming, it is 30 minutes long – and it is very good! https://www.anymeeting.com/WebConference-beta/RecordingDefault.aspx?c_psrid=E950DF8984473D...

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Art and Dreaming – Unleash your creative potential

Art and Dreaming – Unleash your creative potential

This Saturday May the 9th I am going to stretch myself and my psyche and offer my first ever internet talk about dreaming. This is something I often thought of doing, but this time I actually researched a software and booked a time and date to offer my talk. Dreams have always been my favorite subject, so my fantasy of becoming a public speaker on the subject has been stretched an translated into action! If it sounds like I’m tooting my own horn, I am! I am thrilled to invite you all to “Art and Dreaming: Unleash your creative potential” In this webinar you will discover • the inspiring relationship between art and dreams • the importance of dreaming for creativity, personal growth and consciousness expansion • and the amazing links between dreams and my art practice I will also announce the launch of my online course “Dream Caster – 6 weeks to inspired dreaming for creativity and personal evolution” that will start in September 2015. The free 60 min. webinar will be on Saturday, May 9th at 11:00 am Pacific time (2:00 pm Eastern). Please register in the following link so that you can receive email reminders: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EB58DD8189493D See you on the call!...

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Dreaming together part 1

Dreaming together part 1

There have been many occasions when I have dreamed with people I am close to. In my childhood I used to dream with my brother, we would play and fly in our dreams and remember it in the morning. But as an adult, there have been many times when the love and closeness of a friendship have allowed me to enter a person’s dream, and they and I participated in the same dream scenarios. A dear friend of mine from high school has been a regular in my dreams for more than 20 years. Even now, countries apart and lives between us, we still know how we are doing and what’s going on in each other’s lives because of our dreams. I got married last year. Before informing my friend that I was doing so, she and I had a dream in which we were drinking tea and I told her I was getting married. When I called her to tell her about my wedding, she related this very dream and told me she already knew!!! Last week I dreamt that I was in a camping ground with my friend, and we were peacefully resting in the forest. My dream became blurry and I left her in the forest while I went to do other things. I woke up worried about so I texted her my dream. She told me she and I were in the forest in her dream, and after I left she had a fight with many zombies that were loosing their limbs as she fought them. This dream prompted her to ask me for a Life Coaching session, and now, in waking time, we are fighting the “leaving dead” zombies of her psyche. More about dreaming together in the next blog...

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Time within the dreamtime

Time within the dreamtime

There is a phenomenon I have experienced many times both in lucid and normal dreaming. The phenomenon is experienced as a mismatch between the subjective experience of time, and the “objective” passing of time, as measured by a clock. By this I mean is that my experience in the dreamtime can last days, even weeks, and yet when I wake up only a few hours have passed in the outside world. I have had dreams in which I am a different person, in a different environment and living a different life. When I wake up I can’t recognize my bedroom and don’t fully remember who I am. It takes a few minutes for my mind to re-capture the reality of this “waking” world. There is a moment of cognitive dissonance, and then the experience of the dream recedes to the background and I remember who I am and what I did the day before. On one of these occasions I realized I was an Inuit young person living on the ice. I experienced the life of this person for about three weeks; I hunted, I ate raw meat, I had a complex emotional life; I even experienced a different belief system in which I could communicate with animal spirits and had a close connection with the spirit of a polar bear. After three weeks I went to bed one night, and I dreamed that I woke up in a dark bedroom, in a strange environment I could not recognize. I was sleeping besides a person I could not remember. It took me a few minutes to remember my life as “Venus”, in my bedroom in East Vancouver. The cognitive dissonance lasted for a few confusing minutes, and then the dream reality went into the background, remaining as a strong memory. Which one of these “selves” is more real? The one I am experiencing at the time. When I am an Inuit, I don’t question my reality and sense of self any more than I do now, in this reality, writing this on my computer. Maybe there is more to consciousness than this every-day reality, and we can certainly explore it through dreaming.   An interesting video: Life, Death and...

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