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July 20, 2020 52 min

Teresa Vazquez still remembers a dream she had at age 5. She's always kept her dream journals from adolescence. Decades went by, though, as she was studying art and becoming a writer and educator, before she found her path as a dreamworker. Now, she describes herself as a "dream midwife." You might relate to the idea of re-birthing a relationship with your dreams. One of the reasons I reached out to Teresa was that she has done dreamwork with children and teenagers. You'll get to hear about her "dream theater" projects at an arts camp, which I love imagining. Teresa touches on how race, culture, and socioeconomics might influence dreamwork in different contexts. She reflects on the cultural influences on her own dreaming, coming through her Afro-Cuban heritage and the Spanish language. She shares one of her dreams, called Where is the Water, as an example of a dream that speaks to liberation. Diving into this one leads us on a wander through topics like the collective myths that we don't consciously remember, and the importance of the setting of a dream (this one is in a dangerous part of the neighborhood). At the end, Teresa reads aloud one of her poems, called Come with Me. Click Play now and enjoy. Show notes and links here.

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