Dream For Your Life Blog

What are dreams? Where do they come from? Who doesn’t wonder about them? Dreams are mysterious but maybe that is part of what draws us to them. From the Greek mythological dream healer Asclepius to the more recent dream pioneers, Freud and Jung, people have been seeking guidance with their dreams. Today, there are tons of dream experts out there. I stumbled upon one of them as I listened to Oprah’s Soul Series radio program. She interviewed author, Rodger Kamenetz about his book, “The History of Last Night’s Dream.” Since then, I’ve been hooked. Rodger sees dreams as gifts and I agree. I’ve had the privilege of working with Rodger since August of 2009. This blog chronicles my experiences. It can be read in any order but it will make the most sense if you read it chronologically starting with #1.

70. Completing the circuit

Dream: There is some type of electric machine that I am hooking a man to. I’m testing it to see if it’s working right. There are other people watching to see if it will work. I need to hook myself up so that I will be connected to the man but first I have to turn on...

69. Shutting up the kitten

Dream: There is a kitten that keeps meowing. I want her to shut up. I get so angry that I open her mouth a little too wide and I hurt her jaw. The kitten turns into a little girl (maybe 4 or 5). She looks so sad. I feel bad. I realize what I did. I say, “I’m sorry....

68. Sorry and joy

“The deeper the sorrow, the greater the joy.”  -William Blake Over the past few weeks I’ve felt deep sorrow and great joy. Deep sorrow and grief were expected but I did not know that I could also feel joy in the wake of the death of my father. On the day that Dad...

67. The holding place

Like dreams, poems have a certain mystery to them for me. My Dad loved poems. He felt the mystery of them too. A couple of years ago, I was looking for ways to connect with Dad so I took a poetry class. One day, I invited him along and that opened up something new...

66. Taking a leap

Dream: I’m on a huge slide. I slide down and when I get to the bottom there is a place where you are supposed to jump for the final excitement. It’s part of the ride. I’ve done it before but this time I stop. I’m scared. I look down and I can’t even see the bottom...

65. Juicy watermelon

Dream: There is a wise Asian man that is showing me and another woman how to cut a watermelon to get to the juiciest, tastiest part – the darker red part deep inside of it. He’s got some special knowledge about it to show us. We eat it together, sloppily diving into...

64. Stepping on snakes

Dream: I’m walking on a path. There are huge snakes on the path and somehow I can’t help but step on them. I am terrified.  The snakes aren’t moving – just lying there. Rodger asks me again and again what I feel when I step on the snakes. He is trying to help me get...

63. 9 – 11 and the absence of feeling

Dream: I’m outside on a tour in New York City. The tour guide is talking about remembering the firefighters. I am sitting next to a girl (we are in our 20s or so) and we both burst into tears. We turn our heads toward each other, touching them and cry and cry at the...

62. On the edge

Dream: I’m standing out on a ledge. I am so scared. I am holding on but I could fall. There’s an important event going on near me. President Obama is there. He is standing so close to me. If I could just get the courage to interrupt him and ask him to help me, maybe...

61. Disculpa vs. amazing

Dream: I am with a few other people in a big room watching a movie. It seems to be part of a special class. The movie is helping us to learn about feelings. Now the movie is over and there are two men off to my left. The one guy says “disculpa” and the other guy says...

60. Peeing baby boy

Dream: I am holding a naked baby boy and he starts peeing. I am holding him away from me. I am not sure what to do with him. There is uncertainty in this dream. The boy is completely exposed and vulnerable but I don’t know how to react to it. The boy is part of me –...

59. What’s cooking?

I am with a man and a woman. They are cooking something in a frying pan. I don’t like them because I don’t like the way they make me feel. Although they don’t say anything to me they seem mean and I can tell that they don’t think very highly of me. They think I’m a...

58. Doing the laundry

Dream: I am at a public laundry area. I’m washing something in a big sink. There’s a boy there (about 13 years old) that looks at me and says, “Are you ok? You look like you are in some kind of pain.”  I stop what I am doing and I look at the boy and say, “Yes you are...

57. We live in these bodies

Kids love bodily functions. They are so out there with their enthusiasm about the sounds and substances that bodies create. Talk to any three year old who is in the midst of potty training and you’ll hear intimate details about this new experience. At age four, my...

56. Driving in reverse

Dream: I am driving down our neighborhood street and I am having trouble getting through because there has been an accident. I try to squeeze through but I can’t. I don’t care that there has been an accident. I just see it as an inconvenience. Now Julia is in the car...

55. Topless ping-pong

Dream: A teenage girl asks me to join her in playing topless ping-pong with her friends. She’s just about to take off her shirt. At first I consider joining in but then I see a glimpse of her breast. I don’t feel comfortable with this situation. I say, “No thanks, I...

54. Stepping into the cave

Dream: I leave to go for a walk in the woods like I normally do. I get to an area that looks like a cave entrance. It is dark in there but I can also see some areas of light shining. When I first walk in it feels like a familiar place on my walk but I wonder why it is...

53. Matt

Dream: I see Matt (my nephew). He is about 5 years old. He is so cute - curious about everything. Then it switches and he is an adult. Where is little Matt now? I sit down on the ground and I start crying. There are other family members around. I notice them and I...