Today’s question asks: “Okay, so last night I was watching television before I went to bed and I was disturbed by something I saw, a woman, a celebrity whose outward appearance even as I was watching her on television was quite disturbing. IS quite disturbing. Because then I went to sleep and there she was in my dreams, this same woman, disturbing me. And, though I can’t remember any of the details of the dream, I know that it was a very disturbing dream. Everything in the dream is disturbing. I woke up disturbed and I’m still finding the whole thing quite troubling. I’ve heard you say that image loves image and that dreams love dreams, but I don’t feel as though I ‘love’ this particular celebrity at all. So why is she in my dreams? Why is she able to disturb my sleep and then continue to disrupt my life today?”
Monthly dream sessions with Renée Coleman have been an essential part of my life for almost two years now. As a mythologist who tends dreams, Renée came to my attention, coincidentally it seemed, when, at middle-age, I entered university for the first time. At that time I was experiencing a prolific number of vivid dreams, all of which I could remember in enough detail that I recorded them in a journal, as I continue to do. Working my dreams, and those of others in the group, all… Read more
Jane E. M.
My weekly telephone sessions with Dr. Coleman have become the means whereby I restore emotional and spiritual balance in my life. Her vast knowledge and accrued wisdom have been invaluable in guiding me through the labyrinth of the dream world. Through my ongoing work with her, I have come to appreciate the power within myself to live a larger life. I have been an educator for thirty years and while Dr. Coleman is my therapist, I hasten to call her the finest “teacher” I have ever encount… Read more
Icon’s of the Dreaming Heart and its author, Renee Coleman, Ph.D. came into my life shortly after my 70th birthday. Learning how to relate to the images and numerous visitors of my nightly dreams in community with Renee’s growing tribe of dream tending humans has served to initiate me into the rigorous and enchanting life of becoming an Elder. There is no finer guide to the wisdom of learning “olding” !!! My gratitude to Renee and to Goldenstone Press and its co-founders, Robert Sardello a… Read more
Mary Lu C.
Dreams are my greatest teacher. Since I began working with Renee in the dreamtime, I see firsthand how dreams have changed the landscape of my life. I am a better person, wife, mother, and daughter since I began working with dreams. This work transforms relations between people, teaching us how to love. Renee has the ability to see into dreams and catch all of their various puns and nuances – she enters this realm with love, patience, depth, and humor. There is never a dull moment in the … Read more
“Dr. Coleman’s work has led me on a wonderful journey, brimming with keen insight, wisdom, tenderness and most importantly, love. I was able to look upon a vast and changed landscape of my life, with new horizons that stretched out before me. I traveled upon previously uncharted pathways that opened new thresholds of my mind and intellect.”
Dream Tending with a group is such a deeply personal experience, and at the same time a magically shared one, where the dreams themselves, the dream group, and Dr. Coleman act as guides.
I love reading the excerpt from your book. This is such groundbreaking work and you write about it beautifully. I feel so blessed to be a part of this work with you. The experience with the dream group has deepened my life immeasurably and I have shared dream tending with many people. Thank you for bringing this dream-tending wisdom to us.
Understanding dreams from a Soul/Spirit perspective has been incredibly enlightening. Typically we look at dreams as simply a reflection of what took place in our waking life. There are often characteristics of that which weave into our dreams. But learning the greater message; what Soul/Spirit wants us to see and understand has been quite simply an amazing journey.
“Participating in your dream group has been “an object of wonder”– a true miracle in my life. Dream tending allows me to see the world and experience life not just in black and white but to consider the beauty and grandeur of all the grey tones in between.”