We can analyze and interpret our dreams, but we can do so much more: when we understand and engage with our dreams, we are able to tap into a special, deeper kind of healing...
THE HEALING WISDOM OF DREAMS by Kathleen Webster O'Malley is a guide to trusting in the wisdom of our nightly visions and describing how engaging with our dream world can give us a sense of direction, help us to heal current and past hurts, including pre-birth trauma.
We can analyze and interpret our dreams, but we can do so much more: when we understand and engage with our dreams, we are able to tap into a special, deeper kind of healing. The process of healing is not about putting the same pieces back together; rather, it is about reclaiming what is already within us that could never be broken, the essence of who we are as individuals and as interconnected parts of a greater whole.
In THE HEALING WISDOM OF DREAMS, health and wellness practitioner Kathleen Webster O'Malley gently guides us through the process of using our dreams to heal unwanted patterns and live more authentically.
She provides specific tools for enhancing dream recall, including dream journaling, and brings in the practices of dream incubation--how to ask our dream a question and receive and interpret an answer--lucid dreaming, and Tibetan dream yoga practices. Nightmares are inevitable when we start to dive deeper into our vulnerabilities and traumas, and O'Malley discusses how to re-vision them as urgent messages that serve to deliver profound realizations. She explores the more mystical side of dreaming: visions from ancestors and spirit guides, animal guides, and archetypes that appear in our dreams. Finally, she encourages us to grant ourselves permission to be playful in our dreams, to envision ourselves as archeologists unearthing our hidden gifts.
Kathleen Webster O'Malley serves her community as an Integrative Wellness Practitioner, Chiropractor, and Author. Her newest book, The Healing Wisdom of Dreams (Hay House) is scheduled to be released on October 18, 2022.
From an early age I was a seeker, rarely without a journal or a book. I had dreams of becoming a writer but was encouraged to become a doctor by my eighth-grade math teacher who affirmed that I would be successful in my studies.
Since the desire to heal others was within me, there was no resistance to pursuing a career in healthcare. What I didn't realize back then is that I could also help others to heal through writing.
I became a chiropractor at the age of twenty-six and left chiropractic school with not only a mission of helping others to heal, but also with my future husband. During this period, life was magical. Everything worked beautifully.
I chose to further my training in the care of women in pregnancy. To be a part of the creation of new life was amazing. I was certain I had found my calling and I soon began my own journey of motherhood.
My plan was to have two children, but life has had other plans. It seems that I was meant to nurture more than just my own children. Doors opened for me to be a voice of encouragement and inspiration for others.
This entire journey has surely deepened me. My faith and belief in the goodness of life has seen me through.
I can now see that the life within us can provide extraordinary guidance. In order to hear these whispers of our heart, we must first be open to receiving them. We must ask for and accept guidance. We must become silent and still. This becomes an opening for healing to occur and healing fosters more growth.
It is in this sacred space that we begin to see clearly that together we have everything we need in order to transcend our most challenging experiences and we begin to notice unexpected blessings along the way.
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