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Record your dream here, as a comment, after you dream with us on the new moon night of Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

What: We invite you to dream with us in our quest to use the power of dreams to help heal Planet Earth!

Dream, journey and/or vision for the Earth on the night of our group dream and post your dreams as a comment on this blog in the morning!

Why: Because Global Climate Change isIMG_3205 threatening our beautiful planet and because we have the power to create positive, healing change.

When: Tuesday night December 3

Where: Wherever you are …

Who: We have more than 700 dreamers signed up from Belgium, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan, Argentina, The United States … add your nation to the list!

RSVP: Let us know you’ll be dreaming with us by joining 350 Dreamers on FaceBook (the easiest way for us to keep track of all you dreamers) or just let us know here!

Sometimes when I tell people that one of the ways I express my environmental activism is to lead group dreams for global healing, I’m met with skepticism. People, understandably wonder if dreams can really make a difference.

After all, when we refer to someone as a dreamer, we often imply that they don’t have their feet on the ground, so to speak; that they live in a fantasy world without taking action in any tangible ways.

Also, with a heat wave sweeping the East Coast, tides rising around the world and, and strange weather patterns becoming almost commonplace … can we really say we’re impacting global climate change?

Well, yes. I believe that 350 Dreamers can claim some amazing results. Our dream nights have brought together people from around the globe, helping us to build our concern and caring for people in other parts of the world.

And consider this:

  • In sharing dreams across personal, cultural, and national boundaries, we learn we have shared concerns.
  • Dreams bring us closer to the natural world.
  • By focusing on global healing in our dreams, we are less able to live in denial, or to pretend our actions do not matter.

So, yes, dreams can help create community and dissolve boundaries. Yes, dreams are linked to the environment and link us to it as well. And yes, dreams do matter, they heal and have the power to help us to be healing agents.

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Join the Conversation:

What benefits of group dreaming for the environment would you add to this list?

How has dreaming made you a more caring, healing, or helpful person in  your waking life?

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This post is excerpted from my recent talk about 350 Dreamers given at the International Association for the Study of Dreams annual conference in Berkeley California.

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Buddha sitting in bhumisparsha-mudra posture (calling the earth to be his witness). Birmany. White marble with traces of polychromy. Gallo-Roman museum of Lyon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

During a recent yoga class the teacher demonstrated a mudra, which she said was used to connect oneself to the earth.

A mudra, or a symbolic hand gesture, can be used to help strengthen the power of your intention. Mudras are traditionally used in yoga practices, and in Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies.

I’ve adapted that mudra as a part of my practice of setting a dream intention when I’m preparing to incubate a healing dream for the planet.

Here’s how:

  • Place your left hand on your heart center to connect to your individual heart, your personal and unique passions and desires.
  • Place your right hand palm facing down on your cushion, chair, or thigh,  facing toward the earth. Feel your connection with the shared source of all life…the Earth’s heart.
  • Take a few breaths here, connecting with your individual unique heart, and our common shared source, the earth.
  • When you feel connected and complete, bring your hands together in front of your heart and feel the two spheres, your personal heart and our shared earth, together.

This, in effect, is the essence of collective dreaming, and of the group I lead: 350 Dreamers.

You can use this mudra before or after a meditation, or to help set your intention for a dream incubation for the planet.

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This post is excerpted from my recent talk about 350 Dreamers given at the International Association for the Study of Dreams annual conference in Berkeley California.

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5/ May/ 2012

Contact: Tzivia Gover

Dream with us on the night of May 5!

 

Inspired by 350.org, 350 Dreamers is a global community of people who dedicate their dreams to Global Healing in the face of the climate change crisis. We choose a night and agree to invite and incubate dreams for global healing. On Saturday, May 5, 2012 350 Dreamers will have a group dream in tandem with 350.org’s worldwide day of demonstrations, “Connect The Dots” event.

WHO: Over 500 dreamers from all over the world, including: Argentina, Puerto Rico, Belgium, Canada, The Netherlands, Iran, Japan, the United States, England … and many more!

WHAT: DREAM with 350Dreamers on Saturday night, May 5, in our quest to use the power of dreams to help heal the planet Earth in the face of global climate change.

WHERE: Wherever you are! Simply set your intention to dream with us when you got to bed on the night of May 5! Then join us on http://www.350dreamers.wordpress.com and post your dreams, dream fragments, comments, or questions in the morning.

WHY: Because we believe in the power of dreams to heal, to create community, to inspire, and to lead to creative solutions!

WHEN: The night of May 5, 2012, in conjunction with 350.org’s day of action, “Connect the Dots.”

HOW: Dream, journey and/or vision to bring healing energy to the Earth on the night of 350.org’s day of action, “Connect the Dots,” to raise awareness and take action in the face of Global Climate Change. * Before bed on that night, set your intention to have a healing dream for our planet. Write this intention down and be prepared with a pen, notebook and flashlight next to your bed to record any dreams or fragments you recall. * Then post your dreams (or dream fragment, reflection, whatever you have) on our blog as a comment! (Click the “Dream With Us” and “How To” links above to learn how to join in! It’s easy, it’s free, and it’s powerful!)

This event sponored by 350 Dreamers (www.350dreamers.wordpress.com) is part of a worldwide day of action in hundreds of communities across the globe connecting the dots between climate impacts like extreme weather, global warming, and the causes of the crisis. The events will dramatize that climate change is no longer a problem for the future, but an immediate crisis that is already effecting millions of people around the world. Climate Impacts Day is hosted by350.org, an international grassroots climate campaign. Visitwww.climatedots.org for more information.

Questions? Contact Tzivia at http://www.350dreamers.wordpress.org or visit us at 350 Dreamers on Facebook.

 

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350.org is an international grassroots climate campaign active in over 180 countries around the world. “350” stands for 350 parts per million, the safe upper limit of carbon in the atmosphere. We are currently at 392ppm and rising.

 

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