Hilary Buckwalter Kesti,
Every night while we are asleep, we dream. Dreams are like a creative, artistic expression of the unconscious, and are difficult to rationalize into solid concepts. In dream interpretation, one must move beyond reason, looking instead to metaphor, allegory, intuition, somatic reactions and the senses; as well as spiritual and psychological influences. Upon waking, dreams are sometimes foggy, and we are unable to grasp their meaning, even though they may leave us riddled with emotion that follows us throughout our day. And yet, dreams can point to something larger, something beyond our small concept of who we are in waking life. By interpreting the symbols in our dreams, we can begin to uncover that which we don’t know about ourselves.
HILARY BUCKWALTER KESTI, MA, ERYT-500 is the founder and a lead teacher at House of the Gathering Yoga School in Duluth which offers retreats, workshops, and a yoga teacher training program. A budding depth psychologist, Hilary is currently in her third year of coursework at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. She enjoys weaving together the yoga tradition with depth psychology as a pathway for healthy and whole living; combining meditation, asana, and yoga philosophy with work on the shadow, soma, psyche, and dreams. She lives in Duluth, MN, with her family and a menagerie of animals on an urban farmlette.