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Art and Poetry to Heal Body and Spirit

I feel honored and privileged to be today’s guest blogger forSusanne

Mindfunda.com, a site specializing in psychology, myth, and spirituality.

It is hosted by Dutch psychologist, dreamer, and friend, Susanne van Doorn.
In this blog, I describe my artistic process with archetypal themes and their importance in healing body and spirit.

Healing with Art and Poetry

with love,

Sherry Puricelli, Dream Coach, Connecticut

 

 

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How to Dream the Best Possible Dream — & My Surprise

I had thought it would be different. I’d believed my dream would be more grandiose. I’d carefully selected the inspirational phrases. I’d cut out photos of tropical paradises, lounge chairs, and escapades to exotic places. I had poetry, amazing yoga poses, fruitful opportunities and more, all sitting there, awaiting their turn, hoping for their own space in my world. You see, I was going to create my “dream board.” Creating my dream board is an endeavor that I undertake on a yearly basis. To create my dream board, I attempt to dream the best possible dream for myself, what I’d most like to experience in the year to come. I contemplate, dream, and imagine. Then I place the most exquisite words and the very best images onto my dream board collage where I can see it every day.

It’s interesting what happens when you allow yourself only one small poster board measuring 11 inches by 14 inches upon which you can place your most important dreams, the very best of all possible dreams, in every single aspect of your life. You might be surprised. Somehow, it brings your subconscious wishes into crystal-clear focus! Furthermore, it forces you to prioritize!! You’ll discover that only your deepest yearnings will find their space on your board.

I’ve found that my dream board has much more to show than what is on the surface. I view the images and phrases as if they were in a dream, you know, like the ones you have at night. When I do this, I look for double-meanings and repetitive themes. For instance, I could have Continue reading

Dreams that Turned Out to be True

by Sherry Puricelli, Dream Coach, Connecticut.

Have you ever had a troubling dream that turned out to be true? Almost two decades ago, I had two dreams that would change my life forever. At first I was overwhelmed. How could this be?

In the first dream I am playing in nature, in a park-like setting, literally rolling in the grass, laughing with my high school friend. At the time of the dream I had moved far away from my hometown. In the dream, after rolling in the grass, my friend stands up, brushes off any debris and then walks ahead of me toward a small wooden bridge arching over a running brook. He begins walking across and I continue walking behind him until he turns around slowly, facing me. He shakes his head, no, as he extends his hand, palm facing me, signaling stop! While doing so, he says, “It’s not your time.” Immediately, I grasp his meaning and I awaken with a start!

I woke up with a foreboding sick-feeling in my stomach. I tried to shake it off but the dream haunted me. Within a few weeks my mother phoned me. She told me that my friend had passed. He’d died of complications from HIV/AIDS but I’d been away from my hometown for so long that I hadn’t even known my friend had been ill.

A year later, I experienced another troubling dream. In this dream, I’m in a park-like setting where I’m playing in nature with my high school friend, the same one who had passed, and another friend from high school. We’re all laughing together and then the two friends stand up and begin walking away from me. They approach, and then begin walking across a long bridge. As I’m walking behind them, they both turn at the same time to face me. They don’t have to do or say anything. In that moment, I know. Another friend from high school has just died. He came to me with the other friend, I’m assuming, to tell me goodbye, letting me know he had crossed over to the other side. Shortly afterwards I received another expectant call from my mother. She confirmed that my friend had died.

After these predictive (or psi) dreams, I could never look at dreams the same. Although many dreams are what I call “self-help” dreams in metaphor, some dreams seem to have another component altogether. They seem to know things I would not have any way of knowing in waking life. They seem to bridge the known and the unknown. Psi is derived from the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet. Psi represents something that is not explained by known physical and biological means.

Are you interested in psi or predictive dreams? If so, you’re invited to join me at the IASD PsiberDreaming Conference, online September 28th through October 12th, 2014, where I’ll be sharing my presentation entitled, “I Dreamt Something Awful About You: Should I Say Something?” which I will be presenting on Thursday, October 9th.

By the way, if you’re not a member of IASD and you’re thinking of joining, this is the perfect time! Between August 1st and October 12, if you join IASD you get to attend the PsiberDreaming Conference for no additional charge!

 In addition, we’ll be discussing psi dreams here, on our website. Join us!

To get started, let’s visit some examples of psi dreams by guest author and dreamer, Maria Carla Cernuto:

http://www.awakendream.com/?p=308