Working with our Dreams: The Labor of a Lifetime
(All Event Times Listed are Central Standard Time)
Sewanee, TN 37375
Saturday, June 26th, 2021, 10AM-12PM Central, $50
“The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.” –Carl Jung
When we sleep, our soul opens a door to the unconscious and invites us into a conversation about our lives. While we may not always remember the details of these divine appointments; each meeting is an opportunity to achieve greater consciousness, healing, and wholeness. When we accept the petition of soul to listen attentively to the wisdom of our dreams, we find ourselves confronted with a paradox. That is, while the dream comes to tell us the unvarnished truth of that which we are not conscious, it does so in the language of metaphor and symbol so that the meaning may not be immediately obvious.
Therefore, as the name implies, dreamwork is labor. As we mine for the gold to be found in the deeper recesses of our unconscious, the effort can be rigorous and often painful. Dreamwork is much more than superficial party conversation or a quick flip through a dream dictionary. Dreamwork is deep inner work that requires persistence, perseverance, patience, and practice. For those who are willing to invest time and energy tending faithfully to their dreams, the rewards are rich beyond imagining.
In this workshop, we will explore different methods of working with the personal and archetypal symbols we encounter in our dreams, what messages they may have for us personally and collectively, and practical tips to help you develop a sustainable dreamwork practice that will support you through all of life’s journey.
What to bring:
- Your dream journal or a dream you have written down
- 2-3 magazines of any kind
- Extra paper and pen
About LeAnne Nesbitt
LeAnne Nesbitt is a writer, spiritual director, workshop facilitator, and dream group leader. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Psychology and Sociology from Middle Tennessee State University and trained in Spiritual Direction and Dream Work at the Haden Institute in Flat Rock, North Carolina.
She is also a trained SoulCollage® Facilitator and author of a free e-book entitled Three Ways to Explore Your Dreams with SoulCollage®. LeAnne has worked since 2018 with SoulCollage Inc. as an editor and consultant. She credits the combination of SoulCollage® and dreamwork with helping her navigate a difficult mid-life passage and realize her vocational calling. In 2020 she completed her career transition, resigning from a corporate job of fifteen years in financial technology management to devote more time to SoulCollage Inc., and build her spiritual direction and dreamwork practice. For more information and to download her e-book, visit LeAnne on her website at www.dreamersandmystics.com.