To Dream in Color

A dream is a dream and nothing more; dreaming is the brain’s way of sifting through events of the day to keep or discard information and reset you for the next day…or so modern science would have you believe.

But dreams are harbingers of some of Life’s most important answers…those that are buried deep within your true Self, the Self that is hidden so deep behind this modern shroud that we sometimes cannot detect its presence. This Self is wise, experienced, and this Self is what gives us our knowledge of real Truth…the Truth that connects all things within the worlds of our Universe…and thus within the web of Fate that is constantly moving in vibrations, frequencies.

Dreams can bring you messages of Hope, of instruction, of declaration of something you knew to be true…and they can show us a deeper reflection in the pools of Truth; reflections that we may not like or are afraid to acknowledge. No matter if dreams take the form of “good” or “bad” dreams, we can look to them for deeper insights, deeper meaning, and a glimpse of what our hidden Selves are truly feeling on a viscerally spiritual level.

Prophetic dreams are just that: prophetic. They somehow reveal what I call “the chance of coming to pass”, meaning that the message portrayed within a prophetic dream usually is related to ‘future’ aspects of your life and hidden Self…and to add a teaspoonful of confusion…your hidden Self is your future Self: it is what drives us to evolve/grow, become stagnant, or turn in dead end circles. Prophetic dreams rarely speak in terms we can at once understand, and they are enigmatic at best and dangerously maddening at worst. But with practice, everyone has the ability to dream the future.

Herbs can aid in dream-casting, and when used according to your intuitive needs they can help aid in opening your subconscious fully when sleeping so that you dream to divine what possibilities lay in your future.

Marigolds, sage, and passionflower are some of my Spirit allies when it comes to inducing meaningful and deeply useful “prophetic” dreams. I will ‘diet’ and herb for a few days, by infusion, decoction, fresh, or dried and added to food. After my dieting period is done, I then place the fresh herb under my pillow when I go to sleep.

*A quick note on poison/toxic plants* Obviously I don’t recommend dieting poisonous/toxic plants at all (in fact if you can gain dreaming insight by using a nontoxic/safe herb, then by all means use it), but there are other ways to connect with these types of plants’ spirits: oils/ointments, incenses, constructing talismans from the plant, keeping a potted plant in your room…ultimately these types of plants aren’t absolute or entirely necessary to help tune in to the Spiritual messages of the Universe through your dreams.

The practice part of this process is retaining what you dream–the essential meaning/message–and learning how to decipher it. This is the part that takes the most patience, as keeping ahold of those dream details can be tricky. Dream journal entries within reach of waking hands can aid in this process. While there are all sorts of online references pertaining to dreams and dream symbols/messages, your truest interpretations of the symbols within your dreams will come from the emotions, thoughts, ideas that are brought to life in you; your own intuition’s reading and feeling of your dreams is your first and truest resource. If you do decide to keep a dream journal, make it a point [every morning after a dream] to log the symbols and events of your dream, as well as your first impressions of them.

My best advice though is this: trust your intuitive senses, and you will begin to learn how to read your Self, and that your intuition is the conduit which connects us with the great Cosmic Mother. She won’t steer you wrong.

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Seminole Medicine: A Valuable Resource

Being a FL native, I’m always looking for the hidden and out-of-the-way path…but when it comes to reading, this approach just may land you some awesome resources…Resources that are less heard-of, less sought after…but no less important or valuable to the growth of knowledge.

I recently stumbled across this beauty, as I’m always looking for medicinal resources when it comes to herb craft. Occasionally I’ll find some really great resources dealing with healing using plants’ Spirits, but most of the time, in my area, these are few and far between. Needless to say, when I found this, I grabbed it immediately!

Herbal Medicine: Healing Plants of the Florida Seminole Indians by Alice Micco Snow & Susan Enns Stans is a treasure trove of useful information, set up in a way that you read through Alice Snow’s story: experiences, practices, life, etc. and in an easy to read format with the referencing. There are numerous names for FL healing plants as called by Spirit name by the Seminoles, definitions, meanings, uses, etc. LOVE IT!!

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thoughts on a cold clear day

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This world is full of unlimited possibilities. We are but grains of sand, drifting over the dunes of Time, fulfilling our destinies. We cannot change the nature of mankind, but we can change the nature of our Selves. With positive change and transformation, these endless possibilities become more real, and we begin to internalize them. Once the inward thought begins, action will follow. Possibilities then turn into goals, and with Wisdom and knowing and learning anew, we can reach these goals.

The Witching Way of the Hollow Hill

“We are one with all, so in the great weaving of Fate, we have not always been as we are now, and will not always be as we are now..”

…”The Mother who stands behind and within the entire process of Fate, emergence, reintegration, and rebirth, is the great being who is the Mother and key of the craft. The life that is exchanged is Her life; Her gift is Truth, though Her soul is change and transformation..”

…”The sacredness of the “Land” as the “ground level concept” cannot be understated. The merging process, as well as transformation both here and now and beyond, is the only sacred reality, and all beings, whether seen or unseen, are undergoing it…”

…”No state remains the same, however, and so no mortal pain or peace lasts forever. Some states–like the human condition–are a great mixture of joy and sorrow, of intrigues and boredom…
Wisdom is the key to the entire system; to have Wisdom is to understand ultimately “who” and “what” you are–and thereby no longer having to flow ceaselessly through states of pain and pleasure in search of peace…”

From The Witching Way of the Hollow Hill by Robin Artisson