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The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tools for Dreamers - Part IV

recurring dreamImage by Zerone Eric Ouano via Flickr


The Five Dream W’s

Questions to ask myself . . . . .


Who are the characters in my dream?
Are they people I know?
Are they strangers?
Are they alive today, or have they already passed on?
Am I a character in my dream, or an observer?
Who might these characters represent or stand for,
or do they represent themselves?
Where is the dream setting?
Where is the dream taking place?
Is it a familiar place; or is it a place to which I’ve never been?
Have I dreamed of this place in the past?
Is it an interior scene or an exterior scene?
Do the scenes change, seemingly without reason, or does the action go “on and
on and on.”
When does the action of the dream take place?
Is it in the past, the present or the future?
How old are you in the dream? How old are the other characters?
Is this a recurring dream?
Does this dream represent one in a series of dreams with the same theme?

What is the action in my dream?
What is going on in my dream?
Does the scene have a beginning and an end?
How does the plot turn out?
What are my feelings as these things happen?
What is going on in my life these days, that might be a precipitator?
Why did I dream this dream?
What was the function of this dream?
What did I need that might be fulfilled by this dream?
Why did I dream this dream at this particular time?
Why was I “ready” to have this dream?

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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

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