Category Archives: Dreams Interpreted

Leaping, falling, leaping again

With winter’s arrival, comes introspection. This is a dark, inward season, when our bodies slow down, our pets sleep a lot, and our energy quiets. When we think of artists, we imagine them in the act of creating something. But … Continue reading

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Water, waves, and warehouses: an interpreted dream

Happy summer, dreamers!  Since I haven’t posted in quite a while, today, a dream from the mailbox, and an in-depth interpretation: Dear Dr. Tonay, I had a dream the other night about somehow getting into water. I can’t remember where … Continue reading

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Scary Kids

Happy Spring, dreamers!  I’m enjoying the natural world as it unfolds its blossoms and surrounds us with a living metaphor for creating new plans, hopes, and dreams… Last night, I was the guest of Esme Murphy on CBS’ WCCO 830 news … Continue reading

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Dream Stories

Greetings, dreamers! The garden is a singing palette of blooms.  We’ve had a heat wave, most conducive to rose tea and a book on the patio. That book could be your own dream journal… In my private practice, teaching, and … Continue reading

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Zombie Dreams

Greetings, creative dreamers! Winter is melting here, with warm days and blossoms appearing overnight on the cherry trees.  What dreams are you exploring as the days grow longer? Last month, my former student, Michael, wrote: “I am aware the winter … Continue reading

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Dreams and darkness

Greetings, dreamers! We are approaching the winter solstice, the day that turns the dark to light for the next six months of the year… Just as light is a metaphor, so is darkness: in dreams, the dark can stand for … Continue reading

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Food dreams

Greetings, dreamers!  Spring has arrived here, in her skirts of blossom and leaf, the birds crowding feeders for every last seed.  Spring is the archetypal season of creativity: time to rebuild, rejuvenate, (pro)create, and try new things!  Our appetites increase… … Continue reading

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Wars, conflicts, and dreams

Happy March, dreamers!  The chill is receding in my town, and everyone seems to be opening up, shaking off their contracted spirits, and beginning to twirl with anticipation of sunshine.  One cat is curled up around a cup of Imperial … Continue reading

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Attacker Dreams

Greetings, dreamers! The weather has turned, here, from a strange heat wave to chill, thunder, lightening, and rain.  In the garden, the last heart-shaped leaf on our bright redbud tree dropped to the ground this morning. It’s time for a … Continue reading

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Nightmares: How to Heal Them

In honor of Halloween and All Souls Day, I decided to write about nightmares tonight–what they might mean and how to free yourself from them.  (Nightmares are simply dreams that scare the dreamer.) KIDS’ BAD DREAMS. Speaking of childhood, the … Continue reading

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Water Dreams

Now, here’s a dream from my mailbox and some general ideas for creative dreamers about what it might mean: I dreamed there was a huge tidal wave and it was wiping things out miles and miles from the shoreline… I … Continue reading

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