Dreams can become seeds of what wants to grow through us into the waking world. Sometimes the dream stalking us is our own power wanting to be born through the openness of the heart or the truth and beauty of our voice. Sometimes what is stalking your every footstep is justice, demanding our leadership toward more solidarity, equality and community.
Perhaps the dreams whispering in your ear, are the Earth herself. She calls you to remember your birthright as a sacred being among many other plants and creatures upon earth, air and water. She calls us back to her creative source to learn how to honor her once again, and remember what we each came here to do. This is an awakening of the sacred dream
The Dream Sister Lodge had their annual Spring Women’s Retreat recently in Oklahoma. A sacred circle of women growing their dreams and creating a community of sacred sisterhood through dream sharing, sacred ceremony, shamanic journeying, dream theater, earth based wisdom, play and laughter! Our circle grows ever stronger in connection with the power of sisterhood and discovery of the wild divine feminine.
The first gathering came together in the Fall of 2014 when seeds of intention were planted and met by even more care and nurturing from other sisters drawn to share in sacred space. Our sacred sisterhood continues to grow with Monthly Women’s Wisdom New Moon Circles in Dallas, Texas and annual retreats in the Spring and the Fall in Oklahoma. Each retreat seems deeper and more powerful than the last, and each brings new sisters into the circle, while the continuing threads of sisterhood and friendship continue to grow and blossom from old friends and new.
When we catch a bright dream in our journal with all her energy, feeling, color and detail, we can grow and nurture this dream consciously to blossom into the waking world. We water it with our feelings, and intuition and while drawing down the moon energy of the other worlds. The dream realms are the real world and the place where the waking world gets created. The waking world is the shadow world and we must marry it with our dreams brought to life through the sunlight of our heart and actions. Make sure the ground is tended and the soil is fertile through planting a dream into the ground of our intentions, while weeding out any negative thoughts, doubts or behaviors.
When you plant the garden of your dreams, you will want to dig deep within yourself to get to the really rich soil of soul. It is good to invite others to share in the vision of what you intend to grow, so that you can to draw like minded dreamers and helpers like hummingbirds, bees and butterfly to help pollinate and spread the seeds of your vision. Dream sharing offers the opportunity for a dreaming community to grow, where we can learn to share in the same dream and help it grow through shared effort and interaction. Nothing is ever really ours until we can give it away. Beauty is meant to be shared, and not kept for ourselves or get stuck competing against one another for the most sunshine! Let your dream seeds burst forth into the world and join the rest of creation in this Season of Spring!
Photo credit – Valley Reed. Above Left – Dream Seeds created and planted by Dream Sisters at the Crescent Moon Lodge in Rattan Oklahoma Spring Retreat. Above Middle – Dream Theater with Mother Lioness Caren Thompson birthing her cubs Alice Gilbert (left) and Lynn Walters (right) behind stand Lori Belcher, Jesse Roberts and Sarina Harz. Lower Left – Dream Sisters Alice Gilbert and Jesse Roberts mixing it up with the magic of mud to plant wildflower seeds of intention and planting big dreams! Our next Dream Sister Fall Retreat will be in Sept. or Oct. for more info visit www.chrysalishealingarts.org