Dreamwork is the practice of working with dreams to learn from and interact with them. This can include keeping a dream journal of important dreams, reflections on the content and feeling of dreams, use of various methods to better understand them, and applying the information obtained from them to enrich our lives. When done over a period of time, the practice can be life changing and transformative as one comes to see before one’s very eyes the insights and eventual healing taking place within the dreamer.
For a person new to dreamwork, some claims made by dream experts can seem unreal, such as asking for a dream that will help with a specific issue. Most people don’t know that you can ask for a dream and expect to get a response which can be creative, insightful and healing. For most people, inspiring dreams, like intuitive insights, are seen as flashes in the pan—a great fortune when you get them but not the type of thing you could ask for or intend.
One of the things that gives me great satisfaction as a dream minister and mentor is to have a person I am working with report that they asked for a dream and actually got an answer! Usually they tell me this with awe, wonder and the joy of discovery in their voice. It is so empowering to the dreamer, and that person can readily see the long-range value in a practice that could help them for a lifetime.