Inception

When creative tools become creative obstacles

When creative tools become creative obstacles

The flow of my dreams — the ones I’ve been working with to support my creative process — waxes and wanes, depending on how active I am in my practice when awake.

I noticed this in the last month after coming out of an intense dreaming period: multiple dreams per night, several nights per week, for nearly five months. The flood of detail was so vivid that I was almost relieved on days when a dream dissolved before I could capture it.

I can’t not write these dreams down, I told myself. But receiving so much information felt like trying to drink from a fire hose. And with so much to process during my limited work hours, I had no time left for creative action.