• How Chakras Work
    Mysticism & Astrology

    The Chakra Trilogy: Part 1

    What are Chakras? If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard someone talk about a “blocked” chakra at some point in your life! Chakras are known as energy points that exist between the physical body and the spiritual body. They are often depicted as points of light or wheels that spin clockwise, or counterclockwise, or alternatively. The ways in which chakras are perceived and understood vary greatly among people, groups, and cultures, but there’s a general understanding of chakras becoming unbalanced when the body is sick or if there is some sort of spiritual confusion. The idea is that if you clear the “clog” in the chakra, you’ll clear the discomfort…

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    Spirit Dreams is a holistic and spiritual guidance service led by hypnotherapist & shamanic practitioner Lisa Michelle Berry in Northwest Indiana. Learn about Lisa by reading her bio in the About section, or scroll down to view her recent articles.

  • Hypnotherapy & Soul Coaching

    What is Soulful Hypnotherapy?

    Hypnosis is the act of guiding someone into a trance state. Trance states are defined in different ways, but they commonly refer to a deep state of relaxation and/or hyperfocus with increased suggestibility.  We’re typically immersed in a trance state in our daily lives. If you’ve ever zoned out while driving our found yourself in a lull while binging on your favorite Netflix show, you’ve been in a trance state. Hypnosis is also known for its ability to harness the power of suggestion, meaning that a person will be inclined to accept what is being suggested during the trance state.  What’s the difference between Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy? While the term hypnosis…

  • Mysticism & Astrology

    The Paradigm Shift of 2020

    You’ve probably been feeling something changing within you and around you lately. Maybe it’s the way the world is reacting to current events. Maybe it’s the way that you’ve been reacting to current events. Maybe it’s a little bit of both! While it might be difficult to pin-point the source of these – let’s call them “energy shifts” – it’s undeniable that they are indeed happening. So, let’s talk about these new energies. Independence Day Today marks an important date for many people in the United States. As I sit and observe from my window how my neighbors prepare to celebrate their political Independence Day, I wonder if they’re aware…

  • Exploring the Subconscious Mind
    Hypnotherapy & Soul Coaching

    What is Past Life Healing?

    In 1914, a monthly journal named Re-Incarnation published its first edition in the city of Chicago, closing its editorial note with the following words, “We wish to contact the hundreds of millions of people who belong to western ways of thought and feeling. Will you help us?” The concept of reincarnation and the practice of past life regression have been around for quite some time. It only takes a quick look over the self-help section of your local bookstore to find at least one book on the topic! There are books on DIY hypnotic regressions, audio meditations, local group meditations, and even tarot cards that are designed to help us…

  • Dreams & Dream Symbols

    Dream of Travel and Transportation

    Dreams of travel and transportation come in all shapes and sizes. The most common symbols include cars, airplanes and trains, and they’re usually accompanied with feelings of anxiety, confusion, fear, regret, or disappointment. In Freudian analysis, the latent content in car dreams are related to sexuality because the motion or the movement of a dream journey represents a wish for sexual intercourse. I don’t usually give importance to Freudian analysis in dreamwork, but this time it really caught my attention. A wish for sexual intercourse is nothing more than a thirst for satisfaction, isn’t it? We’re talking about a visceral quest for power, manifestation, or purpose. But this is all…

  • Dreams & Dream Symbols

    Dreams of Houses and Home

    I’ve been listening to a couple of songs lately that have had me ruminating over the meaning of the word home, and they have inspired me to write a bit about dreams of Houses and Home. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been experiencing a massive change in my personal life. For reasons that are not relevant now, I had to leave my home and create a new life in a completely different environment, on my own. So, let’s begin. There’s nothing quite like being displaced from your home. Have you ever had too many things to carry on your hands? Have you ever had to hold something fragile in…

  • Dreams & Dream Symbols

    What is Dream Coaching?

    I’m often asked about my work in dream interpretation and how I go about it. I have to say, that it isn’t an easy question to answer! Much like a dream is sometimes hard to describe, my experience with dreaming, dream interpretation, and shamanic dream healing would take a lifetime for me to explain. Like many dreamers out there, I remember dreaming intensely since I was very young. The earliest vivid dream I can remember happened when I was about 6 years old, in which I dreamed I was being chased through a rainforest by a giant crocodile. The shock I had upon waking was so severe, that I could…

  • Dreams & Dream Symbols

    Dreams of the Arctic

    Dreams of the Arctic and chasing “the North” can appear to us in many ways. You may find yourself trudging through snow, climbing a snowy mountain, swimming in the icy waters, soaring over the frigid landscape or meeting specific Arctic animals face to face. To begin looking at the Arctic as a dream element, we have to understand that the nature elements of earth, water, wind, and fire are coming together in this unique space to set the stage for magic and manifestation. Snow Dreams Within the Arctic dream element, the dream symbol of Snow is probably the most significant. In the past, I’ve shared my thoughts on Snow as…

  • Dreams of Winter
    Dreams & Dream Symbols

    Dreams of Winter

    I’ve been having what I call “Dreams of Winter” for over three years now.  Admittedly, the past three years have been extremely transformative for me, but as someone who grew up in the tropics, this recurring theme continues to puzzle me. You see, even dream interpreters become stumped from time to time (sometimes often!), and when I find that I can’t make sense of a dream or a series of dreams, I like to write it down and promptly forget it. Dream shamans often say that a dream’s energy must be “carried around” for a while before it can be “digested”. Although I trust that the meaning of a puzzling…