Dreaming Wide Awake from Robert Moss
Learn to harness the most creative power you have within you, the power to sculpt your reality as you want it to be.
Apply the principles and practices of dreaming to your waking state to shift your perceptions, journey for higher guidance, heal your body and add the “champagne fizz” back into your
The Indian poet Tagore once said, “The stronger the imagination, the less imaginary the results.”
These words, ringing with poetic clarity, hold one of the essential secrets of creative living. Your world is as rich or poor, as alluring or dull, as you can imagine.
That’s because your brain is wired to treat images held in your mind as if they are reality arriving from the outside. So the images you are playing again and again in your consciousness literally become your reality.
This truth is at the root of the power of healing visualizations to affect disease, the capacity of inventors to create new breakthroughs or the seemingly magical ability of entrepreneurs to create success where others see only failure.
A well-developed faculty of imagination is essential for you to evolve, expand and enjoy life. It opens the portals to new possibilities. Without it, you are stuck in a prison of the past.
The greatest crises in our lives, when we really look at them, often flow from a lack of imagination. When our imagination is atrophied, we narrow our vision and set ourselves up for failure because we buy into a limited or self-defeating version of reality, and refuse to see our situation differently.
We may become depressed, cynical and hopeless because we can only see the negative outcome.
The antidote lies within you – it’s in harnessing the real power of imagination. That’s because we are ruled by images; they are the “facts of the mind” (as English poet Samuel Coleridge called them) that turn us on and turn us off and program our bodies for wellness or disease.
To live richer and more creative lives, we need to learn to CHOOSE the images to which we give energy and belief.
True imagination is quite different from idle fantasy. Dreaming Wide Awake is much more than daydreaming. It is not merely wishful thinking, but a way of wish fulfillment.
Imagineering a Better Life
The Dreaming Wide Awake program offers you a portal into a new realm of spiritual practice, allowing you to free up your consciousness to design a more beautiful life for yourself, guided by your higher self and the world around you.
In this 7-module adventure in visioning, healing and creating, you’ll undertake an “imaginal workout program” that is far more enjoyable than doing weights at the gym (and far more valuable).
You’ll learn to visualize what has been blocking you. You’ll discover that when you can see and feel the true shape of a block or a fear, you free yourself to move beyond it.
You’ll play games of creative visualization that will enliven your inner senses.
You’ll begin to see the world around you in a synchronistic way, sending you signs and images that offer wisdom, guidance and healing.
You’ll practice journeying back into dreams and into your inner landscape for additional guidance and images.
As you embark on this work, you’ll recognize that you have a master teacher available at all times. The Great Imagineer in your life is your inner child, who has all the imagination you will ever need. You may have lost contact with this prodigy because of pain or disappointment in your younger life. Now you’ll be able to reconnect, which can amount to no less than soul recovery.
By learning the foundations of imagination as a practice, you’ll also learn how to use images to heal your body, mind and soul – a process that can create seemingly miraculous results.
That’s because your body believes in images, and you will learn to create a personal Emporium of Images that will help your body get well and stay well. You will learn to stock your emporium with fresh images harvested from your life memories, your dreams, and the visions that will come to you during the drumming journeys and meditations in the course.
In the course of activating your imaginal powers, you will discover what shamans, poets and mystics have always known: there are places of imagination that are altogether real. You will learn to travel the shaman’s way to personal places of healing, creation and adventure in the Imaginal Realm.
Healing is what happens (Joseph Campbell reminded us) when we move beyond suffering into myth. You will be guided to draw on the mythic treasury of ancient cultures to build your own resources for mythical healing. Like Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess, you’ll learn how to return from the dark places and re-illumine the world. Like Herakles, you will learn what it takes to slay the many-headed hydra of doubt.
You’ll be encouraged to grow visions of life possibility, for yourself and others, that are so rich and strong that they want to take root in the world.
You will find that as you grow your power to re-imagine reality, you create a better world and radiate excitement and a sense of adventure into each day.
The Power of an Expert Guide
So how do you create this new relationship to your imagination and open to the great potential held within? The secrets of unlocking these potentials can be learned if you have a master guide.
Robert Moss is one of the world’s most respected and beloved dream experts, who has inspired hundreds of thousands around the world with his books and workshops during a lifetime of teaching.
Like a wise shamanic elder, Robert can show you how to utilize time-tested principles and practices from dreamwork to create an entirely new experience of your waking life that leads to a richer, deeper, more soulful life.
Robert was initiated early into the life of a modern-day shaman, having three near-death experiences as a child, which provided him with early access to other realms. Some of his own capacities also come from his Australian upbringing and his early learnings from native aborigines. This led into a lifetime committed to mastering the Dreamtime (which includes both nighttime and “waking” reality) and sharing what he has learned.
He has since traveled the world sharing his teachings, acting as an independent scholar. His nine books on dreaming, shamanism and imagination have been heralded as essential reading for those on this path.
When you join Robert for his Dreaming Wide Awake program, you’ll learn some of the key elements of his renowned system of “Active Dreaming” – an original synthesis of dreamwork, imagination and shamanism that thousands have used to access the inherent powers of their consciousness.
The principles and practices of Active Dreaming have been integrated in a unique way for this program, so that you can enter into a profound spiritual journey through the depths and heights of your being.
It’s a journey of wholeness and reclamation, and by the end, you’ll have a powerful toolkit of practices that you can apply for a lifetime.
Your Journey into Enlightening Practice
Dreaming Wide Awake is not a course just on theory, although it will be fascinating, provocative and eye-opening. It is most of all an opportunity for developing ongoing enlightening practices that you can engage for a lifetime, such as creative journaling and the Lightning Method for sharing dreams and stories in community.
During the seven modules, you will be encouraged to make a date, preferably seven days a week, with the most important book you will ever own: your personal journal. Writing in your journal is like taking a walk in the bush. The longer you write, the further you get away from safe places and much-traveled roads. You’re now in the wild. And you’re in that state of alert relaxation that is going to encourage something large and powerful that lives in the wild to leap out and claim you.
That’s how you get your big story, the story that wants to be told – and lived – through you. You go where it can catch you.
As for the Lightning Dreamwork Game, Robert invented it as a fast, fun way to share dreams – dreams of the night and dreams of life – with a partner or group. It enables us to create safe space to hear each other’s stories and receive helpful feedback in a format that ensures there is never confusion about the fact that the dreamer is the final authority on the meaning of his or her dreams and his or her life.
The process always leads to the action of embodying the healing and creative power of the images that are shared. If you have not yet practiced Lightning Dreamwork, you can bring yourself up to speed by listening to the special bonus recording you receive with your enrollment and/or reading Robert’s instructions in his books The Three “Only” Things and/or Active Dreaming.
You’ll experience these and many other practices, from “Sidewalk Tarot” to building your inner temple. And you’ll come away with benefits such as:
- Better skills for turning what appear to be blocks into allies
- Enhanced ability to navigate “negative” emotions
- Greater skill in generating scenarios and movies internally to play out possibilities
- Knowledge of how to access higher guidance by re-entering dreams and your inner temple
- Ability to harvest healing images and “gift” them to others who are in need of them
- Understand and apply healing images for the health and well-being of your body
- Opening your inner landscape to receive helpful guidance through intentional journeys
- Developing affirmations and talismans that actually work
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules
During the seven-module program, Robert will guide you through the fundamental insights, skills and practices that you’ll need to successfully harness the power of your imagination to manifest the things your heart desires and bring more aliveness and joy into your life.
Each teaching, dialogue and “play” session will build upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to dream wide awake in your daily life and access your inner well of creative energy.
Module 1: Release Your Blocks and Turn on Your Inner Senses
We begin by focusing on what’s blocking us or scaring us away from our opportunity to grow bigger and braver dreams for our life. If you can see and sense your blocks, you can move immediately to release them. Maybe you have trouble visualizing in general. You’ll learn how to turn on your inner senses and choose the inner pictures you want. You’ll be encouraged to brave up and confront the forms of your fears. Great rewards are in store, because the fiercest dragons guard the richest treasures.
In this module, you’ll learn how to:
- Visualize your blocks and move beyond them.
- Awaken your inner senses and see from beyond closed eyelids.
- Drop your negative mantras and self-limiting beliefs.
- Harness and redirect the raw energy of “negative” emotions.
- Follow a low-maintenance plan for psychic good health.
Module 2: Call On the Great Imagineer, Your Inner Child
The child in you who knows the magic of making things up is the true master of imagination. You may have lost contact with that beautiful young dreamer. She may have gone away because the world wasn’t safe and wasn’t fun, a phenomenon that shamans call soul loss.
In this module, you will:
- Travel to a bright place of encounter with the child self.
- Sweep away whatever interferes with that connection.
- Play creative games with and for your young imagineer.
- Travel through inner images and develop your own inner movies.
- Practice the magic of making things up and believing six impossible things before breakfast.
Module 3: Create Your Own Pharmacy of Healing Images
Any image that belongs to you can be a source of power and healing, even the scary stuff you would rather keep in a locked box. The trick is to learn how to develop your personal imagery so it can help you to get well and stay well. Your body is waiting for you to get good at this. Medical science confirms what true healers have always known; the body believes in images and does not seem to distinguish them from physical events.
In this module, you’ll learn how to:
- Harvest life memories as healing images.
- Stock your mental shelves with fresh imagery from dreams and meditation.
- Use active imagination and dream reentry to transform scary dreams and disturbing images.
Module 4: Build Your House of Healing in the Imaginal Realm
Like shamans, mystics and poets, the child in you knows there are places of imagination that are altogether real. You can go there, again and again, to visit sources of healing and guidance, have fun and adventure – and learn how to create the realities you inhabit.
In this module, you’ll:
- Travel to a very special House of Healing with the help of shamanic journeying techniques.
- Experience deep cleansing and clearing.
- Meet personal guides for self-healing.
- Build an inner temple and experiment with spaces within that offer special tools and resources – a healing pool, a room of colors, a place where the wild things are.
Module 5: Claim Mythic Power and Choose the Stories You Live By
We live by stories. When you reach, consciously, for a bigger life story, you open yourself to a larger life. You will be guided to draw on the mythic treasury of ancient cultures to build your own resources for mythic healing. Like Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess, you will learn how to return from the dark places and re-illumine the world. Like Herakles, you will learn what it takes to slay the many-headed hydra of doubt.
In this module, you’ll learn how to:
- Awaken to the myth that is playing in your life right now.
- Journey to the Magic Library, where you can communicate with master teachers and find the stories you need to know now.
- Live your bigger story and tell it so well that others will want to hear you and give you the space and support you need.
Module 6: Bring a Story to Someone in Need of a Story
We can bring a dream to someone in need of a dream. We can gift a story to another person that can help their body get well and restore their passion for life. We can even bring a map of the afterlife journey that can help the dying to approach death with courage and grace. The Vision Transfer technique, invented by Robert, has proven to be deeply healing and rewarding in many situations. It brings your natural intuitive and creative abilities richly alive.
In this module, followed by a deep group practice, you’ll learn:
- How to develop positive imagery for healing and empowerment that you can offer to others.
- How to offer your visions in a way that avoids manipulation by inviting the intended beneficiary to receive only what they choose to take from you.
- How to become a “word doctor” who can help people to heal by telling better stories.
- How to help the dying to approach death with courage and grace.
Module 7: Reimagine and Remake
By dreaming wide awake, you can remake your world. Tagore said it beautifully: “The stronger the imagination, the less imaginary the results.” It is when life seems toughest that we most need to remember and act upon this highly practical wisdom. As Mark Twain said, “you can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.”
In this final module, you’ll learn how to apply your imagination to:
- Do what you love in life and let the world support it.
- Turn work into play, so that everyday is a holiday.
- Develop affirmations and talismans that work.
- Grow brighter dreams for your community and your workplace.
- Visualize your destination in a way that will speed your soul’s journey.
Robert Moss is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of modern dreamwork and shamanism. Born in Australia, he survived three near-death experiences in childhood.
He leads popular seminars all over the world, including a 3-year training for teachers of Active Dreaming. A former lecturer in ancient history at the Australian National University, he is a best-selling novelist, poet, journalist and independent scholar.
His ten books on dreaming, shamanism and imagination include Conscious Dreaming, The Secret History of Dreaming and Dreaming the Soul Back Home.
His latest book, The Boy Who Died and Came Back, is a personal narrative of his adventures in multidimensional reality since an Australian doctor told his parents, when he was three, “Your boy died and came back.”