As we face the often-overwhelming needs and existential crises in the world today, we are tempted to despair and to withdraw. Or when our frustration reaches a breaking point, we take action…any action. However, social justice work done from a place of righteous anger is depleting and often harmful. Where do we find the energy and inspiration to engage?
How do we discern what needs to be done and what is ours to do? How can we act from love rather than fear? Jung said “developing a conscious relationship with the unconscious will mitigate the negative effects of the unconscious.” Dream work, creative expression, contemplative practices, and individual and collective rituals help us on this journey of individuation.
When we find work that is in alignment with our authentic Self, we are energized rather than exhausted. The keynotes, workshops, dream groups, creative expression, meditations, music, and community found at theSummer Dream and Spirituality Conference 2024 will inspire and guide us on this journey. We hope you will join us!
Allen Proctor, Director