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Will it Work?

It’s hot one day, raining the next, seeds sprout, flowers bloom, then are tipped by late frost.  Our dreams stop-and-start, shake us awake, soothe us with beauty. It must be spring!  Time to tuck in with a pot of Laduree tea* … Continue reading

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Creative Illumination

Here it is, almost summer again.  Everyone seems to be atwitter (so to speak) with activity: preparing, planting, tending gardens inner and outer.  Incubation has ended. Birds feed their chicks, flying in flocks, chirping and calling to one another.  We’ve arrived at … Continue reading

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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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Fall(ing) Dreams

Greetings, dreamers!  Autumn has arrived here, with the trees shedding their bright gowns… It’s been a busy few months, and I’m heading to Rancho la Puerta again soon to give another dream workshop.  In the meantime, the word, “fall,” is … 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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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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Dreams and light

The slanting autumn sun got me musing today about light, and the meaning of light in dreams.  I’ve noticed that when creative dreamers are struggling, stuck, blocked, frustrated, screaming, or banging their heads against the wall, their dreams tend to … Continue reading

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Dreams and Labyrinths

Tonight, I was interviewed about dreams by Michael Dixon at WCCO radio in Minnesota.  As we closed, he mentioned he’d many times walked the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.  If you have a labyrinth near you (and they … 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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…Remembering More Dreams

Greetings, dreamers, and thank you to those who wrote such kind comments! Autumn is in the air, with the leaves beginning their bright wave across the trees. Today, I am sipping some coconut creme tea as I write. Millions of … Continue reading

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