Friday, February 18, 2011

Dreamboard for the Full Snow Moon

Although we've had plenty of snow this winter, this week is offering almost spring-like weather and my board seems to reflect this energy.

I'm looking forward to spending some time asking this board some questions. It's the second time this year that a question (mark) has been central to my dreamboard. I guess I'm in a period of transition and questions, but something is on the horizon (the "turning pointe"?). Yellow is also showing up, a color I associate with sunny optimism, lifting spirits, turning lemons into lemonade, and the woman in the yellow dress is drinking in that inspiration.

There is a lot of mystery in this board, things turned upside down, eyes in shadow, ancient structures. I think my dreamboard is asking me to be comfortable in not knowing -- that the mystery and paradoxes are not to be answered right away, and that the process of active searching and puzzling over the unknown can be creative inspiration too. As archetypes I can look to for guidance, there are many possibilities in this dreamboard. They all stir up ambivalent feelings in me, but perhaps this is the point: to lean into the appeal and discomfort that appear simultaneously in these images and personalities.

The big gooey question mark gives me plenty to ponder during this moon cycle...

If you're interested in making a dreamboard yourself and sharing it with others, check out Jamie Ridler's Full Moon Dreamboards Online or try A Year of Dreams. Take a look at what others are dreaming for themselves for this full moon here.


  1. When I see this board I think, "Helen is a performer, through and through." There's passion, inspiration, vision, vulnerability, community, expression and more.

    Maybe it's time for the world to see a show from tremendous Helen ___ (add your last name for a wonderful Seuss-inspired rhythm hehe)

  2. I love the yellow... it feels like something sweet and warm and juicy and friendly is coming.

  3. Love the images you have used. That question mark is really intriguing! may all your dreams this month be fulfilled!

  4. i love your dreamboard! no time for me to play but i like to see yours

  5. I love your insight into the images you chose. I have just started to sit back and try to do the same..really see what the images I have chosen say to me...and how they fit in my life. It is almost eerie what it can all mean and how accurate it can be. Maybe you are in for some big changes! Wishing you the best and thanks for stopping by my blog and the wonderful feedback!

  6. I love the Spring-like energy of your board. Lovely!

  7. Hey there Helen!
    I love the images of bodies dancing and moving. And woah -- all those cute butts, hands together, facing the water.
    I love how you are going to let yourself lean into the discomfort and ponder the gooey question.
    May all your dreams come true.

  8. Hi Helen! I thought I would drop by after I saw your comments on the roots of she. There is so much energy and possibility in your dreamboard! And I love your interpretation of the symbols. Have a wonderful month!

  9. There is so much power and movement and flow in this board! I love the idea of studying your board as well... I mediate on my board most mornings. How inspiring our subconscious can be!