Dreams – Source of wisdom, healing, guide to soul
Date: Sunday October 11th. 2015
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Meeting Point: Henry’s Restaurant car park, 7 miles out the Bundoran
Rd. from Sligo or 1.5 miles south of Grange, at 9.45am.
Cost: 50 euro or pay what you can afford
CPD hours: 6.5 hours
Booking: Contact Peter: 086 3663276 or [email protected]
Max. Participants: 8
To secure a place, please send a deposit of 20 euro by Thur. 8th Oct to:
Peter Devlin, Cloonaghbawn, Ballinfull, Co. Sligo.
This will help you to commit and facilitate me in finalising the numbers.
“Dreams seem incomprehensible by nature, nonsensical, an insult to common sense. A dream is not at home in our day time consciousness.” (Robert Bosnak)
I imagine you can identify with these lines from Bosnak’s “A Little Course on Dreams”. Despite this truth, our dreams continue to intrigue, fascinate, frighten and challenge us. Statements like “I had the rarest dream last night”, “I can make no sense of my dream,” “Why would you bother dealing with that stuff”? are common enough in the human world.
However in my experience of working with dreams for the past thirty years, they are a powerful means of personal guidance and wisdom.
They facilitate my encounter with soul, and are the soul’s way of inviting me to assist in helping to unfold its task on this earth.
Kathleen Duffy from Castlebar has contributed immensely to the literature we have on dream work by writing a very helpful book entitled “Awaken To The Wisdom Of Your Dreams” She writes “like a shopkeeper expecting a fresh assortment of goods from the warehouse, be open for the business of the soul” .I will be saying more about this book on the day.
The beautiful and free part of Lisadell will be our host for the day. This Coillte environment gifts us with sea, forest and unspoiled, uncontrolled wilderness, and thus provides a place which lends itself to soul work using the medium of dreams. We will explore our dream territory on foot, noticing how this landscape meets the landscape of our soul. The combination of human nature and the more than human world will assist us in entering into the mystery held in the dream.
Participants will learn and discover practical tools for processing, recording, and remembering their dreams as they wander amid such mystical territory. They will learn how to explore their dreams as they ramble and walk, something which will be of great help when continuing the process in the years ahead.
Attention to ones emotions, and physical sensations, observation, careful listening, empathy, body posture, movement and patience will inform the process. The learning will draw on the work of Robert Bosnak, Bill Plotkin, Kathleen Duffy and Jeremy Taylor.
Please dress in several layers and bring waterproof jacket and trousers
And walking boots. In the event of really bad weather we will have an
indoor venue. Essential to the day will be a journal or notebook and
pen. Bring lunch, and a hot drink and if you like a dream. Arriving well
prepared for all kinds of weather will serve to nurture
you and enhance your experience of being enlivened and fed by this
Night carries blame for dream and
The other worlds, you become
Mother opening the door to
Walk inside the colour blue
Where animals wear haloes. (John O Donohue)