Movement And Transformation Workshop March25 Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada

https://www.facebook.com/events/721028939609693/?ref=newsfeed Details of this workshop are on the link above. It is one that I have been looking forward to doing for a long time. Join in the fund.

How Do You Deal with a Dream Where You are Very Attracted to Someone Else?

By far the category of dreams that I have read and answered the most over the years of doing dream work has been those that are related to being attracted to another often ending up in bed with the person. You can be happily married, but then one night you are having sex with your …

In Commemoration of the One Year Anniversary of My Daughter’s

When the time comes to make a change What is the right method, when your soul feels a craving, a deep desire inside of you, to make a leap, take a jump into the wild unknown? The forest is overgrown and the path has disappeared. How do we find our way? There is only one …

Dreaming About the New Year: How to Make Resolutions that Work

If you want to have success with your New Year’s resolutions, the simple rule is to start by only making resolutions for one day at a time. If you want to exercise more, make a modest goal today and do it. Then tomorrow you will be really pumped because you achieved a resolution yesterday. The …

The Key to Dream Work/Transformation Work is the Ability to be Comfortable with Darkness

Imagine that you are in the midst of dream where you are about to be crushed by a tsunami or one that you are being chased by a fierce lion that is about to pounce on you. For most people who have this kind of dream, waking up from the dream is a big relief. …

Understanding How to Interpret Behavior in Dreams

In the last post we looked at individual symbols as stationary objects such as a bear or a lion or a mountain. In this post I am going to show you how to understand behavior so that you can see how important it is for a dream. Suppose that you have the following dream. ” …

The Benefits of Treating the Outer World as if it Were a Dream

What is a dream? A dream is an experience you are having where your spirit leaves the world of time and space for a period while you are sleeping in order to inform you more clearly about how to transform your life in positive ways that will benefit others. It can be either positive or …

Dreams and the Process of Personal Change

There are basically three steps to any personal change in your life. 1. Remembering the strengths that you already have. Growth is building a process that relies on the foundation of positives that you already have. It is helpful to make an inventory of positive strengths because these are the foundation for your current success. …

The Power of Encouragement and Why People Tend to Use Criticism

My mother’s house was always immaculate. She made sure that every public space was spotless. There were almost no weeds in her yard. Her parties were a show of excellence in food preparation. It was not an easy house to live in because messes were largely not permitted. In order to keep her standard so …

Nightmares: How to Change a Big Fear into a Huge Asset

Nightmares by definition evoke fear. This means that when you are facing that big snake or being bitten by one, the negative emotion you are feeling is FEAR. It is not anxiety or shame or guilt or grief or any other one. It is fear. To be good at changing a nightmare into an asset …

Dreamwork: Nightmares are Your Best Friends

When you wake up in the middle of the night because you have just had a terrible nightmare like a poisonous snake ready to sink its fangs in you or you are about to fall off a huge cliff, your heart is usually racing and your mind may feel some relief that the dream was …

Transformation and the Tendency to Use the Wrong Energy to Solve Your Current Life Situation

If you are a lawyer and you go into a courtroom to argue your case, you need the ability to show the judge or jury that you are right and that the other side is wrong. You may have to do endless hours of research and craft brilliant thoughts to get the desired result. If …

How a Dream Can Help You to Achieve World Peace

As I am writing this post the news of the day is that 12 children have been killed in a Texas elementary school and many more will be casualties of an unnecessary war in the Ukraine. As my small part to achieving world peace I wanted to write more specifically about the process I use …

The Challenges of Creating Unity: Dream World Perspective

When I wrote my book, Dreams for Peace, in 2004, not many people had the perspective on the dream world that I had. The basis of the book is that the dream world, which is one of the infinite worlds of God, has, as its main function to bring human beings into unity with themselves …

Dream Podcast

Below is a talk I gave recently on dreams. Have a listen. Here is the specific podcast page link for your show (50 minutes): https://theonpurposepodcast.podbean.com/e/richard-hastings-and-audience-with-dreams/

Presentation of Understanding Your Dreams

Do you remember your dreams? Reflect on them? Welcome insights Richard Hastings began doing dream work in 1989, including authoring the book, Dreams for Peace. He has traveled to the U.S., Canada, South America, and Southeast Asia doing dream meetings and personal change work. His approach is solution-oriented, so the participant is provided with an analysis …

Encouraging Yourself 4: Clearing your Past

You probably won’t get much out of this post unless you read the the three previous ones. Take your time to go back and study them. Encouragement as a process is largely centered in the ability to remember positives in the past and hold them in memory for a long time. Having clear access to …

Encouragement Part 3 Changing Criticism the Comes from Hurt and Embarrassment

Despite the fact that parents and administrators and well, just about all us, rely heavily on criticism as the main tool in trying to get other to change, the research has consistently shown that it is completely ineffectively. About one in ten people can use criticism constructively. What happens to the rest, to the 80-90% …

Encouraging Yourself: Part 2 Culture

The biggest difficulty we all have in dealing with the way our culture brings us down is that we essentially learn our culture the same we learn how to breathe. We learn our culture unconsciously which means that much of what we do comes without ever having made any conscious choices. There are positive aspects …

Encouraging Yourself: Part 1

One of the main processes we need in our minds if we want to achieve our life’s goals is encouragement. Many of us go searching for encouragement outside of ourselves, but it only ever gives us a temporary lift. The permanent source of encouragement is within one’s self. It is almost exclusively initiated with a …

What if God Is a Woman?

Yesterday I was working with a client who had difficulties relating to the God, to the divine world, because she experienced a significant amount of abuse from a father who was very zealous about religion. Her association with God is that God is masculine and extremely judgmental. The first question I asked her was what …

The Whining World

My wife and I are on our way to Butchart Gardens to celebrate our 47th anniversary. It is amazing to think that I have spent 2/3rds of my life with her. Butchart is on Vancouver Island which takes a ferry ride of 90 min from the mainland in Vancouver. It is a hard to imagine …

ALmost Completely Positive Dreams

For the last two nights I have had dreams that started very positively and then ended up in fear or in a negative situation. I was in adventures in surfing, snorkeling, and being in the third world. Having a dream that starts well and ends badly means that whatever process you are working on is …

The Strange Inner Life of Liberals and Conservatives

If you are like me, you may have a tendency to lean toward wanting an environment that is free and unrestricted. You want a supervisor who gives you a lot of leeway to experiment and go your own way. You get angry when a leader gets overly restrictive because you cannot expand what you want …

The Secret Code to Transformation 6: Guilt

Imagine that you are a university student whose family has a path for you in the sciences leading to a medical degree. Your high school science grades were among the best. You are doing well in your coursework, but something is not right. Your motivation is lagging. It is harder and harder for you to …

Dream About Praising Each Other

I had a dream last night that I thought was significant about my dad. Among some other things happening he wrote this very elegant letter to our high school football coach praising him for all of the positive things he had done for Ron and me. It was surprising to me because, in this life, …

Viral Thinking

Viral Thinking: A negative virus is something very small, unseen, that multiplies quickly when given the right environment. This is what we see with the pandemic or most flu viruses. Viral thinking is when there is something small, unconscious in your thinking and believing process that keeps you from doing what you want to achieve …

Why so many People Believe in Conspiracy Theories and Not in the Facts

If you are like me, you may be scratching your head at why so many people in the world seem to be able to completely ignore facts and data based upon research, but readily believe conspiracy theories or cling to old worn out practices. I first came upon this phenomenon when I attended the U.S. …

The Secret Code To Transformation 5: Disappointment

You are running a really great race. Your breathing is relaxed and rhythmic. Your pace is strong. You have the goal of achieving your personal best time in today’s event. About 500 meters from the finish line you begin to get a cramp in your left calf muscle which turns into writhing pain. When you …

The Secret Code of transformation 4: Frustration

You are looking at your email today and seeing that you have a communication from your boss letting you know how awful your performance is in every way imaginable. When you think about responding all kinds of frustration comes up because you have already tried to change your boss’ perspective on numerous occasions through rational …