Our modern western culture places little to no value on the power of our nightly dreams to inspire, shift, and reorganize our lives. This podcast demands a deep reconsideration of the role our dreams play on our path to a more vital and meaningful life. The following is living proof of the life affirming power of dreams to effect change and redirect the trajectory of our inner and outer lives. These are the dreams that shape us.
Dreams Never Abandon Us in our Grief (Mary Jo) - S2, Ep5
Steve and Mary Jo Heyen explore a series of 3 dreams that helped her uncover pockets of unfelt grief that led to an incredible source of healing for her. She gorgeously relays how tenderly our dreams walk us into this kind of material and how they so deeply companion us there. Two weeks after the release of this episode, Mary Jo quietly left us in the comfort of her home in the company of her beloved, Joe. She was thrilled for this interview to be her final comment on dreams, given that it was the only time she had been specifically asked to come on a show to explore her own dreams and we were so deeply touched to honor her in this way! Rest in the sweetest peace my dear friend. To read Mary Jo's blog, which has more than half a decade of beautiful writing, please visit her website https://maryjoheyen.com/
Out of the Cave (Katherine) - S2, Ep4
Content Warning: This episode contains a story involving childhood sexual trauma. Dr Katherine Lawson courageously shares her powerful story of how her dreams helped her overcome her personal experience of childhood sexual trauma. How this recurrent nightmare she had growing up eventually led her to healing and retrieving the little girl inside of her. She hopes that by sharing this story it'll aid in removing the stigma and shame surrounding this topic and give more people the courage to seek the help they need to heal, especially from their dreams. Find more info on Dr Katherine Lawson: https://www.dreamsheal.com/
Take the Red Pill (Jonathan) - S2, Ep3
Join Jason and Dr Jonathan Hyland as they explore an amazing initiatory journey that he went on because of a presence and anxiety he felt arise within his body. It forces him to confront the unconscious on a somatic level versus strictly from an ideological standpoint. We find that this affliction eventually leads him into a deep relational experience with the unconscious and a wealth of understanding of its relationship to his conscious self. It's a fascinating story that will potentially pretzel your mind and stretch your understanding of yourself, consciousness, and deep mystery of it all.
More info on Dr. Hyland - www.thedreamsdoctor.com ; IG - @thedreamsdoctor
JM Debord - www.jmdebord.com
Steve - IG - @aq_dreamwalker ; For my new dream inspired album, "The Knowing," search AQ the Dreamwalker on your favorite music streaming app.
Follow the podcast on IG @dreamsthatshapeus
Edited by JM Debord
Original music written and performed by Steven Ernenwein
Features Snippet of "Morning Bell" by Radiohead
The Plants are Speaking (Val) - S2, Ep2
If you're curious how our ancestors cultivated so much knowledge about the medicinal value of plants, Val, an herbalist, shares with us how the plants have been communicating with her through her dreams on special, non-traditional uses, offering strength and guidance, and she even shares a gorgeous dream of how they called her to the path of herbalism! We also talk quite a bit about animals as guides, waking dream experiences with animals and wild nature, and about how dreams and the spirit of life itself call us into our purpose through dreams. It's a beautiful conversation full of value, beauty, meaning, and deep communion with the natural world and our dreams. Won't want to miss it! For more info on Val - her bitters, teas, classes, and her new podcast, the Healers Moon podcast visit www.woodspells.com you can also follow her on Instagram @woodspell.apothecary. Follow us on Instagram @DreamsThatShapeUs
Return of the Dream Jedi (Ian) - S2, E1
Jason and Ian explore Ian's work around reintroducing all 5 senses into dreams, especially lucid dreams, through awakening those neural pathways again. Ian shares a few fascinating dreams, one that really stretches ideas about how the lucid state and reality can touch and a prophetic dream that saved his and his daughter's life! www.jmdebord.com. For more info on Ian Wilson https://dreamingforgamers.com/ join us on Instagram @dreamsthatshapeus
If You Want to Come into your Power - (Steve-Grinch) - Ep18, S1
Cohost Steve is delivered a powerful directive in a lucid dream on how to come into his power that opened a deeply initiatory experience in his life. Its an experience that has deeply reshaped his life forever and nascent within the journey was the discovery of the medicine and beauty he is being tasked to offer this world. And the guiding myth that not only informs this initiatory process but also his medicine is the story of the Grinch. This story is sure to rock you, break your heart, and then grow it 3 sizes. For the early listen to Steve's new dream inspired music album, The Knowing, https://steven-m-ernenwein.bandcamp.com/album/the-knowing . To listen to the inner victim song from his last album: https://steven-m-ernenwein.bandcamp.com/track/inner-victim . Join us on Instagram @dreamsthatshapeus