Category Archives: This waking life

As above so below

As above, so below. As within, so without. What do these ancient sayings mean to you? Legend has it that Hermes Trismegistus inscribed these words, in Phoenician, on The Emerald Tablet, somewhere between 1,200 and 38,000 years ago. Yes, you did read those dates correctly. No, no-one knows where the tablet is now, or whether

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Tell me about your dream

“We welcome dream reader, Jane Teresa, onto the breakfast show,” a radio presenter announced earlier this morning, and I had to smile to myself: there it was again, call it synchronicity, a prod from the universe, or meaningful coincidence, those two words, dream reader, gave me the thumbs up for the blog idea I had

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Episode 170 The Dream Show: Moving in a whole new way

How do you respond when the winds of change sweep your way? Do you hold back in fear, look for an escape route, try to put off the inevitable, fight to stand your ground, defend and strengthen the status quo, take a giant leap of faith and let the winds of change carry you, or

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Sting’s Dream of the Blue Turtles

How creative is your dreaming mind at weaving what’s happening around you while you sleep into a dream? Someone knocking on your door, an alarm clock that fails to wake you, a snoring partner, a cooking smell, a cold blast of air, can all find their ways into a dream, but usually in a surreal

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Episode 169 The Dream Show: Three scorpions

“You don’t have enough nightmares on The Dream Show,” said Abigail, my guest in this episode, “so I’m bringing mine, a nightmare about three scorpions.” The dream is scary enough, as Abigail notices three scorpions in her bedroom, and zooms in, in the nightmare, to their shiny black stinging tails. One has her cornered. Should

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Should we be scared?

“Should we be scared? What’s going to happen? Do you know?” asked a woman sitting close to me, last week, as we waited for the show to begin. The performance space, decked out with memorabilia of unexplained phenomena (a yeti glared down at me from a framed poster), was suitably dimmed, as we sat shoulder

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How to see your blocks

Sometimes it’s just too hard to see your own blocks. You might feel their presence, an invisible, unnameable something that stands between you and where you want to be. In less enlightened times you might have decided you were cursed, darkly and subtly manipulated by the power of another. Today you might be curious about

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Episode 167 The Dream Show: Where dreams are made

Where do dreams and nightmares come from? The brain, the body, the mind, the soul, the universe, God, or the dream movie production unit at work, nightly, in the depths of our unconscious? Last week I saw the Pixar movie, Inside Out, (I give it five stars), which included a peek into the dream production

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