Dream Work is the art of being fully present in the everyday of our lives while embodying the inner knowing from the world of our dreams. Put into practice, we can use this connection with our dream landscapes and all of the helpers that appear there to facilitate our soul’s growth in our waking life.
This one day intensive is for anyone seeking meaningful ways of understanding how the landscapes of dreamtime and all who inhabit this liminal field are sources of potency, of life actualized.. For those who bring heart awareness, presence and willingness to explore the blessedness of dreaming as restorative healing in connection with the wider field of relations, seen and unseen.
This sacred space is also for anyone who is seeking and wanting to participate in a community of dream weavers, alchemist and midwifes of the soul through deeply embodied dreamwork. For those who seek to know, both intimately and through witnessing, the benefits of understanding the soul’s journey in non-ordinary reality as we sleep and wishing to embody those experiences in waking life.
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
~ Anais Nin
We have been dreaming since the dawn of mankind, and as dreaming is a universal experience with a very long history, just about every culture since this time has held dreams in fascination, understanding that dreams have particular relevance to waking life. In animist cultures dreams were told upon waking to family and tribal members as often there was a gifted dreamer who held dreams for others and the community in which crops were planted in more favorable conditions, dangerous storms were forewarned, and ill fortune and sickness was prevented. The landscapes, the elements, the forces of nature, and all of her inhabitants were honored as oracles for the dreamer’s waking life.
“That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as exists in man, even if during his waking state he may know nothing about it…. We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourselves.”
The course entails several techniques to assist you with dream recall where you will develop tools for dream journaling and explore dream re-entry through drop in, meditative, trance states and where you will gain insight into how spirits of place, the natural world, your ancestors and other helping spirits are assisting you towards your soul’s unique purpose.
What We Will Do
The sweet liminal place between waking and dreaming is a land rich with your personal metaphors waiting to be witnessed, alchemised and birthed into being. In this way we become the dream midwife, the alchemist of our dreams. In our time together you will enjoy the safe container co-created by our focused intention to:
- Create ritual space in which you may explore the many realms of your waking and sleeping states
- Explore several approaches laying the foundation of your dreaming and journeying practices from an experiential space as opposed to an interpretive space.
- Develop techniques to assist you with dream recall, through journaling and dream re-entry
- Develop deep wisdom associated with dream tracking, following synchronicity, putting your dreams into action
- Learn how to differentiate different types of dreams and work them for your highest good.
- Develop meaningful connections gaining insight into how spirits of place, the natural world, your ancestors and other helping spirits are directing you through your dreams.
This event will take place on January 4th, 2020 from 10am-5pm at The Sanctuary Studio, 130 Center Avenue, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Details of the Offering
This current offering is weaving together in an intimate circle of 16 participants. Through this container, we will gather as a cohort to learn from one another as well as have dedicated opportunities for self-exploration.
Cost is $125 USD payable through Paypal
Red Earth Healing is LGBTQ friendly and celebrates diversity. Sliding scale offerings are available for marginalized persons, those of grassroots movements, and those who are actively organizing against oppressive systems. I am committed to keeping this work accessible and I offer a number of scholarship spaces. If interested in contributing to the Scholarship Fund to help those in need please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please send me an email about your interest, and need, and be sure to include the amount you are applying for.
Shannon Willis, M.Ed is dedicated to helping others explore the inner landscapes in life, in re-establishing balance and personal sovereignty, strengthening relationships within the great web of relations seen and unseen. All offerings are in service to reclaiming the ancient ways of animistic, earth-honoring purpose, living with fully embodied joy for the well-being of the world.
For over 25 + years she has committed her work to addressing the deep wounding of the feminine through social justice advocacy related to intimate partner violence, diversity, and the oppression of marginalized populations. She has a Masters degree in Professional Leadership and Counseling with a focus in Jungian and Gestalt modalities and uses this training to support folks in honing their inner capabilities through connection with intuitive and spiritual resources as a means to shift through imbalances, embody deeper wisdom and earth-honoring purpose. Discover more here.
She orients to dreamwork not only through her Jungian training but as a animist, upholding the sacred notion of the relationality between human and other-than-human kin as having consciousness through which communication occurs in both waking and liminal states. She has been teaching dreamwork and holding circle for the past seven years in Athens, GA and will be hosting a newly emerging group in Black Mountain, NC. beginning in February, 2020.
Her ancestors hail from the British Isles, France, and Cherokee and Kaskaskia/Ilini nations. Committed to collective healing, She holds grounded, empathic, heart-centered ritual space which supports presence, trust, and community rooted in the ancient ways of healing as service to the Earth