Imagine this. It’s midnight and you slip naked into a pool fed by
restorative volcanic waters. Surrounded by the mists and sweet scents
of night blooming flowers, you float suspended gazing up at a brilliant
night sky. Now imagine you are in this place in Greece two thousand years
ago. After soaking in the hot waters, a temple priestess/physician comes
for you. She escorts you inside the Asclepion, the healing temple of dreams.
You snuggle into this safe, cozy chamber to sleep in order to dream of
a healing encounter with Asklepios, the god of dreams himself.
than one thousand years, Greek citizens who felt sick or soul tired practiced
this tradition of dream healing.* This month we, too, have the opportunity
for a profound and meaningful dream encounter with the god Asklepios.
The Greeks call this magical moment the "Kairos." In essence,
it means "auspicious moment" or "God’s moment,”
the exact time when the veils between the worlds are thin and when the
gods can hear and speak to us. We approach one such collective Kairos
moment now—on the summer solstice on June 21 at 12:11 pm PDT.
Yet, incredibly, this influence stretches over a period of five days.
This is as a result of a rare sequence of cosmic influences from June
19 that continues through June 24. In my astrological opinion, these
are the most sacred days of 2003.
moment begins as the Moon moves into the mystical sign of Pisces on June
18 at 10:57 pm and according to yogic, esoteric Christian and pagan
traditions, we then enter one of the four "spiritual gates"
of the year. These four spiritual gates swing open at each winter and
summer solstice and the fall and spring equinoxes. During these times
it is easier to ascend and touch the higher, mystical planes, as well
as to be washed with a shower of fresh spiritual forces.
are possible for all from June 18-June 24. A client recently had just
such a personal Kairos moment and this healing dream. Her heart was painfully
broken from a traumatic breakup with a fiancée. This breakup was
so abrupt that she was left without closure and still sadly longed for
him. Then she had this dream: She was in a gothic church and he approached
her, head bowed and hands in prayer. He looked up with an expression of
deep love in his eyes. She felt herself drawn into his arms to be held.
Then something beautiful and transcendent transpired. A golden, loving
light enfolded them in a cocoon. She felt that love enter her heart. She
woke in the morning knowing something important had happened. The pain
in her heart lifted. She felt loved and complete.
How can you
best use these sacred days? Go to an environment you feel is sacred —your
bedroom, the grandmother tree on your property, the lake, or make a pilgrimage
to your special sacred site. Participate in a purification ritual like
a bath, sauna or sweat lodge. Quiet and center yourself. When the Kairos
moment approaches, simply ask, with intention, to be given a
healing dream. Ask this repeatedly and often, like a prayer, over these
auspicious days. The god of dreams, Asklepios, is willing to help you
now if you will but listen to the messages revealed in your dreams.
*To learned more about the dream healing temples read, The
Practice of Dream Healing by psychotherapist Edward Tick.
Ways to Receive:
- Ask for
a dream in the form of a prayer or a meditation.
- Be receptive
to what is given.
your dream in all detail to remember and reflect upon.
the dream into a piece of art.
- Use the
flower essence Calendula in drinking water or in your bath. Calendula,
called the listening essence, brings greater awareness and
receptivity to what is being said.