ROBERT MOSS BLOG:
Play first, work later (and delight your inner child)
puppies or lion cubs or dolphins spinning silver lariats of
bubbles, children play for the joy of playing. Young children
are masters of imagination, since they know the magic of making
things up. Our first and best teacher of conscious living is our
inner child. But that inner child may have gone into hiding,
under a glass dome or in a room in Grandma’s house, because of
shame or abuse, ridicule or loneliness, because the world wasn’t
safe or it wasn’t fun. If we have lost our dreams, if our
imagination is stuck in a groove, it’s because we have lost our
inner child. To live as active dreamers in everyday life, we
have to bring that child home. This requires a quest, a
negotiation, and fulfillment of a promise. The quest will lead
us down halls of memory to a place and time where our wonder
child went missing. We can embark on the quest as a guided
journey to a real place in the imaginal realm, or through the
portal of a dream or memory from childhood.
IN OCTOBER 2015
Available Now for Pre-Order
Playing with Signs, Symbols, and Synchronicity in Everyday Life
Synchronicity is when the
universe gets personal. Through this book of
games and enchanting stories, you’ll learn how to monitor the play
of coincidence and the symbolic resonance of incidents in daily life
in order to tap into the deeper logic of events, receive
extraordinary counsel, and have wonderful fun.
Back Ancestral Dreamways
I know it is hard for some
people to grasp how an Australian outsider came to find himself
in the position of helping to restore lost or interrupted
dreamways to Native American peoples whose ancestors called him
to this work in dreams. Perhaps this moving testimonial from a
Huron/Wendat muscian and dream teacher from the birth people of
Island Woman will help to explain.
Constanta, Romania in October
Prague in September
Prague, Czech Republic in September
Montpellier, France in October
Duvall, WA in September
RECLAIMING THE ANCIENT
Duvall, WA in November
Aboriginal Dreaming into the Dreamtime
Australians believe that we dream our way into this world, and
dream our way out of it. “We talk to the spirit-child before a
baby is born,” naturopath and traditional healer Burnham Burnham
explained it to me. If the father-to-be is a dreamer, he is
frequently the one who first meets the spirit-child in dreams.
These dream encounters often unfold at places of water that
exist in the natural world – a billabong, the shallows of a
river, a waterfall – where the spirit-child plays with its own
kind and is not confined to a single form. It can appear as a
kingfisher or a platypus, as a fish or a crocodile. The dreamer
may have to negotiate with the spirit-child, giving it reasons
for coming into a human body. Finally, the dreamer plays
soul-guide, escorting the incoming spirit to the mother’s womb.
WHERE TO START
I am often asked where do you
start if you are new to my books. The linear answer is: with
CONSCIOUS DREAMING (my first and still my foundation book
introducing my marriage of shamanism and dreamwork) and/or THE THREE
"ONLY" THINGS (easily accessible, with lots of games I developed
later, including the Lightning Dreamwork process and fun ways of
navigating by synchronicity). Read
Twelve things to remember...
1. Spirits are real.
2. We are not alone: we live in a multidimensional universe
peopled with beings — spirits of nature, gods and daimons,
angels and ancestors — who take a close interest in our affairs
and influence our lives for good or ill.
3. We are more than our bodies and brains, which are only
vehicles for soul.
4. The soul survives the
death of the body.
THE DREAMER RADIO SHOW
with Robert Moss
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month at 9am-10am
Pacific Time (Noon-1pm Eastern Time) or listen to his archived shows
Next show: Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The Lightning Dreamwork Game
What is Active Dreaming?
Dreaming? The phrase is a
provocation, designed to
shake us free from the
assumption that dreaming is
a passive activity...
Active Dreaming is a way of
being fully of this world
while maintaining constant
contact with another world,
where the deeper logic and
purpose of our lives are to
be found. Active Dreaming is
a discipline, as is yoga or
archeology or particle
physics. This is to say that
there are ascending levels
of practice. In any field,
the key to mastery is always
the same: practice,
practice, practice. [More]
ACTIVE DREAM GROUPS AS MODELS FOR A NEW COMMUNITY
Active Dreaming groups are intentional communities in which each
member receives the gift of deep listening, the change to play
leader or teacher, and the opportunity to tell their life stories
and re-vision those stories.