Dream a Mythic Dream with Me!
Let’s examine your soul's mythic dream and explore
new ways of working with the rich symbology of your dreaming
Ideas to ponder:
• Dreaming is playful not mindful.
• Intend to dream; do not try to dream.
• Dreaming is one half of your life.
Dream a Mythic Dream with Me
Imagine you are standing at the pearly gates of heaven and
are preparing to incarnate into your present lifetime. You stand
with a clipboard in hand and await your instructions. Your shining
Soul gracefully offers guidance for this lifetime to come and
you listen with rapt attention.
Taking notes as your Soul explains the myth it is choosing
to embody in your soon to be physical life, you shiver with
excitement and anticipation for the great story that is about
to unfold. A thrilling cast of characters and an incredible
script is fast developing and will soon emanate from the profound
wisdom of your Soul's vision.
Soul explains its desire to experience physical life so that
your spirit can evolve in consciousness. This lifetime is the
journey of your Mythic Soul. Your Soul wants to embody a myth
that contains many teachings and the most important aspect of
this divine myth for you to comprehend is that everyone you
meet and all that you experience in life is a symbol of your
Those of us who share this common understanding on our spiritual
path know we came into this lifetime for a reason, and we are
certain of that urging inside -- that precious voice of inner
knowing, who tells us we have a destiny. But do we also listen
to the messages that come to us from our nightly dreams?
Do we value and hold dear the profound symbolism gifted to
our visionary experience each night as our conscious mind sleeps?
Just as it is true of waking life, while you are dreaming, you
are living the symbology of your mythic soul's journey.
Perhaps your dreams are the most important symbols of your
mythic journey because they originate within the symbolic realm
of your brain. Isn't it exciting to realize that we have a wealth
of symbolic consciousness available to us each night as we lay
sleeping and dreaming! But the rub in all of this inner knowing,
it that all too often, due to stress or issues of self-esteem
or simply from a lack of practice or misunderstanding, WE CANNOT
REMEMBER OUR DREAMS!
And even if we can remember our dreams, we often scratch our
heads in wonderment with a fit or a bit of confusion, because
we cannot figure out how to interpret the meaning of our dreams!
Your Soul is scratching her head now too, wondering how this
can be so. After all, dreams are the way She speaks to you about
your mythic journey. If dreaming is half of your life, and you
are not remembering your dreams, then it stands to reason that
you are forgetting and/or living in a lack of awareness of half
of this lifetimes' experience. If this lifetime is a sandwich,
you are only eating half of it. I bet this is one diet you don't
want to be on anymore.
How could you be living half of your life and yet, be unaware
of its presence and activity, let alone its symbolic meaning?
How will you be able to stay in touch with your mythic journey
and its symbolic expression in this lifetime without conscious
awareness and the proper interpretation of your dreams? This
discourse is starting to feel very heavy and we might just implode
if I stay on this track of mentation. I bet these thoughts are
binding you up, stomach and jaw clenched, mind in a vice! Let's
give it up and choose to have some fun because you know we can
change this scenario! It is our mythic dream after all! We are
in charge so let's get off this train of thought and board a
new transport where we play with our dreams! Come play with
me and stop trying to remember your dreams. Forget all those
mental dreaming practices you've read and heard about. Come
dream a little mythic dream with me.
Dreaming Window Game
Wanna play? Remember when you were little and you would call
a friend up on the phone after school and ask that question?
You didn't have an agenda, it was just about getting together
and letting it flow. Maybe you made a house of leaves or built
a fort in the woods. It was 'make believe' and it was rich with
the trails of your imagination. Ah, I can smell the blooming
lilacs at the tops of the branches where I lay hiding beneath
those bushes from my brothers during Cowboys and Indians. I
was always the Indian Princess they were trying to kidnap and
tie to the giant pine tree in the back yard. They caught me
a lot and I escaped a lot and the game was endless, just like
our dreaming games can be. Wanna play?
Rules of the Game:
• Show up
• Be a Kid
• No Expectations
• No beating yourself up because you secretly had expectations
and you suffered disappointment!
We play this game at home. Find a window somewhere in your
home where you enjoy the view. You need to see some aspect of
nature from this window - a tree, a big rock, a flowing stream,
a patch of greenery, a garden, a pond and so on. Choose an aspect
of nature and focus upon it. See its entirety and its detail.
As you examine it carefully, breathe in its essence. Make it
one with you.
When you look out this window, pretend that you are seeing
into the world of dreaming. You have chosen a particular aspect
of the natural landscape of dreaming to focus upon. Pretend
this window is a gateway or a portal leading you to the world
of dreaming and your aspect of nature is an anchor that grounds
you deeply into the vast root system that lies beneath the above-ground
world of dreaming. There are layers to dreaming and you are
connected to this world in all of its dimensions.
For example, I look out my bedroom window of this waking reality
to my hundred-year-old oak tree that I perceive to be rooted
in my dreaming reality. For years I have watched the sun's glow
upon its bark, snow layer and rain drench its branches and leaves
that unfurl and fall with the tide of the seasons. Faces emerge
from the bark etchings and I know the intimate touch of my back
against its trunk and my rump upon the moist earth and grassy
surface when we sit together, body to body. This tree, my oak,
is my friend.
Maybe it would be a good idea to go outside and touch your
dreaming friend. Explore it with your fingertips; examine it
from every angle. Smell it, color it in your memory, and be
intimate in your sharing. Come back inside and stand at your
window to the world of dreaming and look at your dreaming friend
again. Look at your friend and memorize its form within your
inner vision. Close your eyes and see your friend in your mind's
eye. Open your eyes and see your friend through the window of
dreaming. Close your eyes and see it again with your inner vision.
Keep playing with this until it feels like you have played enough,
until it feels just right.
bring sky energy down from the heavens and envision it entering
the top of your head as you feel earth energy surge up from
the bottoms of your feet. Feel this energy pouring down and
rising up like a current of electricity, like a rush of water,
like the strong whoosh of wind. Feel it gathering at your solar
plexus, your third chakra, at the V opening of your rib cage.
Imagine that all of this energy is gathering at a beautiful
brilliant sun that is living in your solar plexus. Let the energy
be there. Feel it glowing vibrant inside of you.
Pretend you have a fishing line that is all coiled up at your
radiant solar plexus and with your next exhale, your outward
breath casts this fishing line to your dreaming friend. See
the luminous cord of fishing line project through the window
gateway and watch it cast into the dreaming world and hook onto
your dreaming friend - hooking in a soft way, a loving connection,
which your dreaming friend gladly accepts.
Maybe you see the casting line of connection enter your dreaming
friend or tie about it in a lovely bow. However you perceive
it, you are now connected via your intent and you are telling
the dreaming world that you intend to dream. You are not going
to try to dream; you are intending to dream.
Now that you have intended to dream, you go about your daily
round. You walk the dog, go to work, buy groceries, do errands,
and so on. You don't have to think about your dreaming friend,
because your intent has forged a bond of connection between
you two. There is nothing to do, just be about your daily business.
Tonight when your waking life comes to a close for the day,
lay down and as you prepare to sleep feel your casting line
tug a bit at your solar plexus. Your dreaming friend is wishing
you sweet dreams. Say goodnight and send a tug of connection
back to your dreaming friend.
As you feel your body readying for sleep, muscles relaxing,
bones settling, the weight of your body releasing, you realize
that your dreaming friend will be dreaming with you this night
and in the morning your dreaming friend will be acting as a
storehouse for your dreaming. Oh my, your dreaming friend is
a library of your dreaming memories. How exciting! You now have
a friend to help you with your dreaming! You are not alone with
your dreaming anymore.
As you fall asleep tonight say this:
• Dreaming is one half of my life.
• Dreaming is one half of my
• Dreaming is one half of
• Dreaming is one half
• Dreaming is one
• Dreaming is
In the morning, when you wake up, observe your dreaming by
intending recall. No trying! Go to your window and see your
dreaming friend. Wish your friend a good morning and feel the
fiber of connection between you. Feel the energy flowing back
and forth, you two sending and receiving energy from each other
in a reciprocal exchange. Play with the energy and see what
comes. Store the energy of your dream in your solar plexus.
Go about your daily round. Walk with your dream gestating in
your solar plexus. Continue to play the game. Who knows when
the egg will hatch? What will emerge from the cracked egg of
dreams? Only your intent can tell you.
This practice removes dream recall from your thinking mind
and places it in your energetic mind, where your whole body
is involved. Your thinking mind is a very skillful tool, yet
too often, when the mind tries to remember and interpret a dream,
it utilizes the left side of the brain, the place of logic,
reason and rational thought processing. But dreams live in the
symbolic realm of the right brain. Your Dreaming Window leads
you through the portal to your right brain's capability and
gives you access to the landscape of your dreams. In essence,
this game enables your right brain to cast its fishing line
to catch a dream that the left brain can then consume, digest
Question to ponder: When are you not dreaming?
About Margaret Hart Lewis
H. Lewis is a highly regarded professional speaker, workshop
facilitator, business and personal development consultant, gifted
spiritual practitioner and author. For over 20 years she has
provided countless training seminars and workshops on a wide
range of life management and personal development skills.
Margaret’s first book, Wisdom Walks In Circles,
The Spiraling Journey of Your Inner Voice offers
a compelling story of a hero's journey to the heart of intuition.
Woven within this tale are the essential elements needed to
forge a deep and lasting relationship with your inner voice
the numerous titles written about accessing intuition, none
have taken this unique storytelling approach. While whisking
you into the center of sacred wheel teachings, Margaret offers
empowering strategies to break through the internal and external
challenges we face when attempting to access our often-elusive
inner voice of wisdom.
Please visit Margaret at www.wisdomwalks.com
to learn more about Wisdom Walks In Circles, and Landings, The
Spiritual Return to Living Fully in the Body, her new book,
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