We all dream, just as we all breathe. Since ancient times people have wondered what dreams mean, where they come from, and if they have a purpose.
Dreams speak in the language of images and symbols, so we often are mystified by them. Having others to help make sense of our dreams can be extremely helpful, especially as the conscious mind may quickly forget or discount a dreamâ€™s content.
Why pay attention to dreams? Dreams can help us heal. They may communicate physical problems that the conscious mind is ignoring. They provide clues as to what is psychologically stuck or blocked. They show us how our lives are out of balance, and they provide a source of creativity and renewal. The path to understanding dreams is one of appreciation, valuing, and sharing. We can learn to approach a dream like a work of art, an interesting creation that the unconscious mind has pieced together out of experiential fragments, weaving thoughts, sensations, and emotions.
I will facilitate this discussion group, where we will share our dreams and learn to appreciate and make sense of them. Dream tending is both art and science, and we will discuss a variety of techniques.
The Healing Power of Dreams meets from 5:45 to 7 p.m., on eight consecutive Tuesdays, starting July 14 and ending Tuesday, Sept. 1. The cost is $400 for all eight sessions, payable at the first class. Members may to choose to continue the group in the fall. We meet at the Institute for Spirituality and Health, second floor conference room, 8100 Greenbriar St., Houston, TX 77054.
Enrollment is limited. To register, please call me at (937) 501-0043.