Whether your dream is a wisp or an epic narrative, whether it is from last night or from thirty years ago, it can be a portal for deep soul healing.
~ Robert Moss, Dreaming the Soul Back Home Shamanic Dreaming for Healing and Becoming Whole
Throughout a career providing dream workshops and soul healings Robert Moss has honed a technique that is accessible to anyone. For centuries people have looked to their dreams for messages. Some believe that they communicate with loved ones who have died. Others see their dreams as messages of future events. Still others look at the symbolism. What do the animals, images or feelings mean.
Moss has put it all together. He explains that our dreams are a portal. That we can actively work with our dreams to explore the hidden meanings. He suggests every morning telling others about your dreams of the night before.
Even a small memory of a dream can lead to remembering more or trigger an ahh. He tells a story of a woman who could only remember a red blob. With his support and questions she realized the importance of that blob and began the road to transforming her life.
Moss contends that we are all a fragment of a larger soul. That, during life events, we leave pieces of ourselves in pretend dream lands or in alternate realty paths. Generally these are traumatic events but not necessarily. We may leave parts of ourselves happy and protected in childhood. The grownup leaves behind this child and may find it difficult to play or be joyous until these two are reunited.
Active dreaming – manipulating your dreams is the way to find those fragments and the chance to bring them back into the whole. It is a process of remembering, working within the dream and finally using what you learn in the process of psychological healing.
These methods of active dreaming are part of the Shamanic traditions. Native cultures called upon their Shamans to heal and to bring back those who had wandered from their bodies. Moss explains the ancient belief systems. He fills Dreaming the Soul Back Home with stories from myth to highlight the early use of Shamanic Dreaming. Going back to the creation myths of Native Americans. He tells the story of how the world was created.
Moss has authored many books on the subject of dreaming including Active Dreaming. His work is informative, based on an enormous number of case studies. Moss contends that as strong as Shamanic Dream Healing is it is something that we can all do for ourselves. He has created this latest book with the intent that it is a manual for self help. Embedded in the chapters are step by step directions. The reader is able to ease into active dreaming. Then the amount of effort and healing is up to the individual.
This is an excellent resource for both the individual looking to help themselves and therapists who wish to utilize dreaming techniques. It would be beneficial to read the entire book, understand the process and then to begin to enter the dream portals.