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Dream Work

November is nature’s time of contemplation. Colorful leaves drop to the Earth leaving once lush green trees bare and skeletal. Green grass fades to brown. It seems as if all of nature is preparing for a long winter sleep. As the air cools to a chill, humans are driven inside. This is a wonderful time for said humans to indulge in some contemplation.

For me, and I suspect a few others, November is the perfect time to take stock of life. Maybe there is a need to slow down in some areas, take action in others. Get rid of the things that no longer serve, and look to the future. It is during this contemplative time that I like to do some personal dream work.

If you are not familiar with dream work, let me give you a few basics. Now, first of all, let me say that dream work can show you things about your true self that you never dreamed (pun intended) of. This is a great way to get into your own inner workings and allow your spirit guides to advise you.

In dream work, you learn to pay attention to symbols, colors, words, and your feelings within the dream. It is important to use a journal when you are doing dream work. Write down everything you can remember about the dream. Whether it seems to be a jumble of nonsense or a movie playing out in sequence, write it all down including how you felt. Throughout the day, you may remember more details, make sure you add that to your journal also. Every little thing counts.

I you want, you could use some online or digital dream interpretation books. I do use one from time to time when I am just not sure what an item or situation in my dream might mean. However, do not go by one of those guides exclusively. For your dream work, think about what an item means to you,, what does it symbolize in mind? You are the best interpreter of your dreams. After journaling your dreams for a while, you will begin to notice patterns and recognize the symbols more quickly.

After writing your dream down, you may want to spend a few minutes in meditation asking your preferred Deity for revelation and guidance.

I also like to use my herbal vision tea from time to time while doing dream-work. The combination of herbs help to relax and calm, so that you can fall asleep, and they make your dreams vivid and memorable. My vision tea formula includes: rose petals, mugwort, chamomile, mint, and cinnamon. It is a very aromatic and tasty blend. Should you want to try vision tea but do not have all of the ingredients, you can find the blend in The Enchanted Leaf store on Etsy. Just click here.

It must be noted that if you are pregnant or nursing you should not use Vision Tea. Also, this particular blend of herbs should not be used long term, use it sparingly.

Whether you use the tea or not, give dream work a try. It is an entertaining and educational endeavor. You won’t regret the time spent.

Bright Blessings and very pleasant dreams!


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SUNDAY ORACLE: PELE

“Be honest with yourself: What is your heart’s true desire?”

This is a tough task for many people. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. That is to face who I really was and what I really wanted in life. Tough, yes! Worth it, YES!

We discussed last week the importance of quiet time. Quiet time presents the perfect avenue for coming to terms with these two issues. Pele is the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes. She shows that it is the element of fire that purifies and burns away old, useless things in our lives. She will guide you to discovering your true desires, your true path. Do not be afraid to call on Pele to help reveal these things to you.

There is a reason why you have the interests and dreams that you do. They are a part of you. Divinely issued. You can run from who you are. You can deny your own passions. However, doing this insures that you will never find true happiness and fulfillment.

This is the time to take charge of who you really are and what you want for your life. Maybe it is time for you to start that new business. Or simply change jobs, preferably to one that aligns with your passions and interests. Honestly look at your priorities and how you spend your time. Does this reflect taking steps to manifest your dreams? If not, make the necessary changes Give yourself permission to go for your dreams! Do not hesitate to begin moving toward your dreams.