"When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it's all over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don't want to end up simply having visited this world."
- Mary Oliver
What is Dream Centered Living
We work with dreams for the sake of the dream and for the sake of the dreamer. The dream wants to be in the world as much as the dreamer wants to be in relationship with her dreams.
As we work with dreams and free them to be in the world, they are able to do their mysterious work to help the Earth come into being as well. At the same time, dreams invite the dreamer to experience the waking-world more like the Dreamtime. To have an eye out for the strange synchronicities that are happening all the time, but that we miss in our usual day-to-day consciousness.
We begin to perceive our waking-world lives like a dream, seeing with new eyes - with the dreamer's wonder of not knowing, and noticing in the slowed-down way we work with our dreams. More is revealed, and the world comes to life in a richer, fuller way for the dreamer. There begins to be an openness toward all that is speaking to us, and trying to get our attention.