How to remember dreams

I received a recent question about remembering dreams. Here is a quick primer for your Dreamtime.

1. Intent.Establish a clear intent before going to sleep. If you want answers, healing or a particular experience or guidance, communicate this clearly with your Spiritual Guides.

2. Circle of Light. As the above statement suggests, you need to get acquainted with your Circle of Light. This energy body may include any of the following: Protectors or Guardian Angels, Angels, Spiritual Guides and Teachers, your Ancestors, Power Animals and other spiritual entities that are like your Spirit Family. They speak in dreams. They can even help you effect significant transformation during dreams. How about beginning your dream quest by establishing your intent to get to know these entities?

3. Practical tools. To help on the practical side, have a large glass of water by the bed. Drink plenty before going to bed. This will wake you up to go to the bathroom. When you come back to bed, drink some more water. That will help you move from Dreamtime into Beta state, back and forth. This helps you catch the dream before it goes.

4. Catching the thread. When you wake up, stay silent and still in bed. Keep your eyes closed. Don’t go into your mind to think about what you have to do. In this empty mind, you will get some images, sensations or “threads” of your last dream. Breathe deeply and slowly and follow that thread with undivided attention, until you can reconstruct the dream.

5. Dream Journal. Keep a dream journal. Write your dreams. When you re-read these dreams, you will get great insight into your subconscious. You will get to know the many dimensions of your True Self.

I hope this helps.

Light and love,

Maria Mar

The Dream Alchemist

Resources: for help with your dreams, you may want to visit a specialist on dreams. While I work with dreams, I am more focused on dreaming your life, in wakeful dreaming. But one of our recommended Dream Team experts, Diane Brandon, works with dreams. Here is her website:


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Female Secrets in the Law of Attraction-Help your Dream to Walk

Female Secrets in the Law of Attraction

No. 4: Teaching your Toddler Dream to Walk!

By Maria Mar©

Author of the

Dream Kit

Article Series:

If you are a woman, you are an expert in making dreams come true. If you don’t believe it, ask your children, whom you have helped from birth on to flourish. Ask your life partner, whom you support in his or her dreams. Ask your students, nieces and nephews, your clients, patients and neighbors. You can even ask the plants in your garden! In fact, ask anyone around you and chances are, you have helped and support each and every one of them to grow.

Why should you have any difficulty in manifesting YOUR dream? Use the same organic gifts you use for supporting others! Here is a Female Secret in the Law of Attraction that will help you get that dream on the road.

This article is part of a series that shares 4 Female Secrets in the Law of Attraction. The previous articles help you gestate, birth and breastfeed your dream.

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If you’ve done your gestating, birthing and breastfeeding work, your dream has grown from the times you were daydreaming. Now it is part of your life. You feed it every day and it grows. Your next challenge is to help it walk. It needs to go with you wherever you go. But more to the point, it needs to take you where you want to go!

How does a dream walk? When you are teaching your beautiful child or baby niece to walk, don’t you often stand on one place and have another adult; the father or aunt, for example, stand on the other end? Then the other person invites the child to move forward while you safely coach and sustain the little one, in case it wavers.

That’s exactly what you will do now. Use the Female Secret of Cooperation. The Universe flows this way, through cooperation. As a woman, you master cooperation in sisterhood, family and community. The Male Way is competition. It is a legitimate way, and there is competition in the universe. But the principle that quickens your manifestation is cooperation. It is also an organic way for you as a woman. So how does it work?

Who are your allies? Who stands at a distance of five miles, file degrees of separation or five calls away that could invite and entice your dream forward?

Let’s list some examples.
• You want to promote your new book or product. Five degrees of separation away there is a woman with a radio show with just the right audience.

• You want to meet your soulmate. Five calls away, through friends or a matchmaking service, you can find him or her.

• You want to find just the right home. Five emails away, through your list and their list, you can get the right offer.

This is something you recognize immediately because women are great networkers. But have you used this gift to help your dream walk?

Then here’s a thought. You may be seeing your dream as a selfish act, separated and even in opposition to the dreams and benefits of others.

You need a shift of perception. See your dream as a child that you’ve brought into the world. It came into this world through you, but it has a purpose that goes back to the mysterious universal consciousness. In other words, this child is needed in the world. By helping it to grow and walk into the world, you are fulfilling your life purpose and bringing the dream to those who need it.

Something happens to you as a woman when you see your dream as a child. Now you feel permission to help it grow, to give it your energy, to help it fly free.

That’s because you have been split into an artificial competition between self and others. The universe does not work like that because we are all one. You are an atom in the universal being. Other atoms cooperate with your purpose because it benefits the entire organism, of which all are a part. If you study the new cell biology, you will see that this is true. Cooperation is the rule.

As a woman you are a great networker, a part of a strong sisterhood that may include the women in your family, your peers, friends, classmates, club and community organizations.

You’ve volunteered. You’ve sold tickets. You’ve helped the children and youth. You’ve taken your children to the events. There is a genuine bond between you and your sisters and community.

Do not feel guilty to present your dream to these allies. Find the ways in which your dream benefits them, and launch a campaign to help them while they help your dream walk, and even fly!

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Female Secrets in the Law of Attraction-Gestate your Dream

Female Secrets

in the
Law of Attraction

No. 1: Gestate your

By Maria Mar©

The Law of Attraction remains a mystery to many, just as women remain a mystery to men. The truth is that women and the Law of Attraction have a lot in common. Knowing the Female Secrets in the Law of Attraction gives you as
a woman a Female Advantage in manifesting your dream.

If you don’t know your Female Advantage in the laws of manifestation, however, you may be struggling unnecessarily to create your Dreamlife. Don’t splatter about like an ugly duckling when you can glide like a majestic

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You as a woman have powerful advantages that can quicken the flow of the Law of Attraction in your life.

Just as electricity, the Law of Attraction has two polar forces that need to work in balance. The same happens to your Energy Body. You have yin (receptive) and yang (aggressive) energy forces. These are the Shakti (Female) and Shiva (Male) Powers in you. As a woman, you have an organic ease in using your Shakti Power. This can actually quicken the magic of

Most people that try to apply the Law of Attraction fall into two categories:

They do nothing, waiting passively for
their dreams to manifest. These people confuse the receptive or Shakti Power
with passivity.

· They work and struggle incessantly,
trying to make it happen. These people confuse action with aggression and
power with control.

The Universe works through a balance of Shakti and Shiva forces. This means that your manifestation alchemy must marry these two elements. There must be receptive action and intentional release. Because most of us are trained to acknowledge only our Shiva Power, we fail to create the alchemy that manifests our dreams. We are either too pushy or too passive.

If you are too pushy, you plunge aggressively forward, often running against the grain of the flow of events, trying to make it happen and obstructing the flow of the universe.

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At the other extreme, there are those who believe that, since the Law of
Attraction is a universal law, all they have to do is desire, and their
dreams will manifest without them lifting a finger or searching within to
find the hidden obstacles.

You as woman have an easier access to the secret balance that quickens
manifestation. How? Simply think about bringing a baby into the world.

Do you wait passively until it drops out of you? No. You take care of it. You eat right. You go to the doctor. You sing and dance to it. You prepare its clothing and room. You avoid any substances or emotions that may harm
the precious life inside you.

Do you struggle, trying to control how the baby will come to term? No. You welcome the baby. You make a space in your heart and your life for that beautiful creature that is gestating inside you. You visualize yourself caring and loving it. You give it love every day with every thought and

There you are! You already have one Female Secret to the Law of Attraction. Gestate your dream as you would a baby.

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Receive it. Love it. Nourish it. Protect it. Sing to it. Make a space for it. All of these are Shakti actions. If you are confused between action and aggression, you may believe that you are not DOING anything when you engage in these receptive actions.

You are using your WombPower to gestate a new life. This power works in harmony and collaboration with the universe. You are not alone. The universe is working with you. The baby itself is doing its part because it wants to be born.

Even if that new life is not visible yet, even if you can’t hear, touch, or see it running around, you know without a shadow of a doubt that it’s already a reality inside you. You lovingly and joyfully nurture that reality into being.

This is your WombPower, one of the Female Secrets in the Law of Attraction.

Don’t miss my next article in this series: Birthing your Dream.

By the way, I posted this second article before this one by mistake. Oh,boy! I birthed the dream before gestating it!): Anyway, you can get it here:

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Are you an Active Dreamer or a Daydreamer: A Self-assessment Tool

Are you an

Active Dreamer or a Daydreamer?

Self-assessment Tool

By Maria Mar©

“Fantasies are more than substitutes for
unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts
performed in the world begin in the imagination.”

Grizzuti Harrison
Author and Publicist

Well-intentioned relatives and cynical peers may call you a dreamer and ask you to wake-up. After a while, you start asking yourself if they are right and you are wrong.

Take this self-assessment tool. Add and subtract the points to find out.

1A. They are right if you dream of having lots of things, living like
the rich and famous, getting the latest sports car… and you do nothing to make it happen. (Minus 5pts)

1B. You are right if you dream of having a better quality of life,
not only better or more things, but a life with meaning, joy, comfort and prosperity, and you keep searching a way to do it that makes you happy and adds value to the world. (Plus 5pts)

2A. They are right if you keep trying the latest get-rich-quick
scheme, losing money in Pyramids and falling prey to con artists. (Minus 5pts.)

2B. You are right if you are researching, studying or strategizing to create a solid prosperity foundation in innovative ways, you seek the masters who have done it successfully and then spend time making it unique to who you are and what you have to offer. (Plus 5pts.)

3A. They are right if you dream of being an artist, writing a book or living from your passion, and spend your time talking about it… but doing nothing to make it come true. (Minus 3pts.)

3B. You are right if you dream of being an artist, writing a book or living from your passion, and you spend time talking about it in a positive manner, sharing your small successes and steps, and taking forwards steps ―even if they seem baby steps― to make it happen. (Plus 5pts.)

4A. They are right if you keep messing up because you have no
grounding, no plan, no strategy and no discipline to make your dream come true. (Minus 3pts.)

4B. You are right if you make mistakes, learn from them and keep creating new strategies and implementing them with discipline… even if you have not make it yet! (Plus 5pts.)

5A. They are right if you are going for a field, career or business
you hate and are becoming hard and closed-minded because you think only of making money, and not living life. (Minus 5pts.)

5B. You are right if you are declining the fields, careers or businesses that they believe make money, and ignoring the commonplace paths to prosperity in search for a unique path that is true to your values, talents and personality. (Plus 5pts.)

6A. They are right if you think they are right, no matter how wrong they are. (Minus 3pts.)

6B. You are right if you consult your heart, know your Soul’s
Purpose, are loyal to yourself, seek mentors and teachers who know what they are doing, and move towards your dream with 100% commitment, no matter how long it takes or how hard it seems to be. (Plus 5pts.)

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to get your score results and resources for your dream.

That’s all, beautiful sisters. Let me know what you discovered. I’d like to hear your story!

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30-27 Points

27 to 24 points

24-21 Points

20-18 Points

18-15 Points

15 or less points

30-27 Points

Congratulations! You are definitely an Active Dreamer. Success is around the corner. Live your dream! It is important that you nurture your faith and commitment through consistent inspiration. You are a unique woman with strong faith and
determination. There are a lot of people who do not live their dream because of fear or lack of faith. You need to stay strong and not allow them to erode your faith.

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Enjoy an inspirational novel by Maria Mar. It tells the story of a woman who was about to give up on her dream and found herself in the middle of it! That will keep you strong. It’s easily downloadable and comes with a workbook and meditationaudio.

For specific guidance on how the Law of Attraction and other manifestation laws
work and how you as a woman can quicken your manifestation, obtain Maria
Mar’s upcoming self-help book, Breastfeed your Dream: Gestating, Birthing and Breastfeeding your Dream in
Nine Months.

If you want consistent support and company, join the Dream Express Membership.

You will be in constant contact with Maria Mar and a community of dreamers who are working towards their dream. You will receive the  Dream Kit in installments, to keep you inspired and working towards your dream every week, plus live monthly meetings with Maria Mar and seasonal products. That will keep you strong.

27 to 24 points

You are Active Dreamer, but you may be struggling alone, without adequate support around you. You need a community of dreamers who supports you. You also need to move in orbits of people who can enrich your perspective. You may
also need specific coaching with skills, success, visibility or business.

Recommended resources:
Join the
Dream Express Membership.
You will be in constant contact with Maria Mar and a community of dreamers who are working
towards their dream. You will receive the Dream Kit in installments, to keep you inspired and working towards your dream every week, plus live monthly meetings with Maria Mar and seasonal products. That will keep you strong.

If you need resources to become more visible or attract clients, we
recommend a product from our Visibility and Social Media Coach, Nancy Marmolejo. She is a recommended expert member of our Dream Team.

Nancy has created a step-by-step (and really affordable) Multi-media Home Study System that guides you in strategizing, implementing and maintaining your social media presence (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc) to make money and attract media attention. Ask and you shall receive!

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24-21 Points

You are a dreamer who needs to seek help assessing her dream, developing a strategy and implementing it. You may also need to develop a new lifestyle. You may be taking actions towards your dream, but they are inconsistent. To shift your life, you need consistent action that is built on a plan and moves you steadily to your dream. This means two things: 100% commitment and Dream Discipline.

Commitment needs faith and self-love. Dream Discipline comes from a new set of mind habits and from healing your relationship with time. Hidden beliefs about freedom may also be causing resistance. If you are doing everything
alone, you may also need new skills.

Recommended resources:

Take a Private Coaching Session with Maria Mar to see what you need and make aplan of action. This is a small investment that can pay back big time in clarity about what you want and what’s stopping you, increase in your faith and the discovery or hidden forces that may be holding you back without your knowledge.

You may also get clarity and understand what’s holding you
back with the Dream Kit. You will read the story of Angelina, who is about to give up on her dream when she is taken on a magical journey to find the Alchemical Keys that activate the Law of Attraction. The novel, workbook, and audio help you explore the Inner Enemies of your Success(tm) and teach you how to use the Law of Attraction.

20-18 Points

You are a dreamer who is using fantasy to escape a life that you don’t like. There is nothing wrong with fantasy. It is the source of human innovation. But you need help in translating your imagination into action. You also need immediate guidance in tracking down the Inner Enemies of your Success(tm). If you are feeling like Penelope, who wove a beautiful fresco during the day, only to destroy it at night, you may be sabotaging yourself. The source of your self-sabotage is hidden in the folds of your Psyche. You need in-depth help to get it out into your conscious awareness, so that you stop being your own worse enemy.

Recommended resources:

The Hunt Down the Inner Enemies of Success Home Study Course has all the information to help you understand what is happening inside you. In this life system, created by Maria Mar exclusively for women, you will be able to understand the hidden forces that sabotage your dreams, how you created them and how to release yourself and embrace your creative powers.

If you feel that you need someone who guides you step-by-step and helps you clean out the garbage from the past, while giving you strength. Consider two resources:

Hunt Down the Inner Enemies of your Success(tm) Private Email Consultations with Maria Mar
Exchange emails with Maria Mar to engage her in helping you track down what is going on in your life and how you are sabotaging yourself. Use this tool when you are ready to take an honest look at YOUR steps in the dance of life.

Dream Express Membership:
Premium membership
(Includes the Home Study Course and private coaching). When you are ready to take yourself and your dreams seriously, this is your best option.

18-15 Points

You are definitely a daydreamer. You are a creative, passionate woman who values freedom and has her own mind. But hidden in your psyche lurk old emotions gathered around toxic, negative thoughts that are eroding your self-value. You may also feel that you are alone, and therefore you do not ask for help. You resistance may be blocking the flow of the Law of Attraction!

In a way, you fear what you want. You may secretly feel that you do not deserve it, even though you keep trying to convince yourself of the contrary. No amount of talking and thinking will help, because the logical mind is sabotaging you, and you cannot bring your executive power to sustain your imagination. You will need to open a space and time for yourself and your dream if you want to get out of that rut. If you don’t want to waste anymore time and you are not willing to give up on your dream, here are two resources for you:

Recommended resources:

Take a Private Coaching Session with Maria Mar to discover what is at the bottom of your resistance to take action on behalf of your dream. This is a small investment that can pay back big time in clarity about what you want and what’s stopping you, increase in your faith and the discovery or hidden forces that may be holding you back without your knowledge.

You may also enjoy the
Hunt Down the Inner Enemies of Success
Home Study

15 or less points.

You are a daydreamer and you are weakening your capacity to manifest your dreams by using your imagination idly. After a while, your psyche does not believe you, and you waste your life in meaningless fantasies. But do not confuse what you are doing wrong with the legitimacy of your power as a dreamer. In short, the Active dreamer in you is trying to wake you up.

You are intuitively resisting the domestication of your imagination and defending your freedom and uniqueness. That means that inside you there is an Active Dreamer trying to get out and lead your way.

The problem is that you are being held back by:

  • learned beliefs that may be working in your subconscious, like feeling that success will make people dislike you or that having money will corrupt you.

  • Stagnated habits that keep you in a rut.

  • Disbelief and fear to dream, or

  • Embedded feelings carried over from childhood or trauma.

  • You seriously need to re-evaluate your beliefs and lifestyle and to release what’s keeping you from taking action.

Fantasy without strategy or action is an escape and a sign of despair. You need to build your faith and trust that your dreams can become a reality. You may also need to develop new habits of mind and to learn new skills that allow you to create a structure and strategy to manifest your dreams.

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Here’s a gradual approach to moving out of fantasy into Active Dreaming.

Step one:

Ask me a FREE question. I will answer.

Step Two:
Visit my blog every week
to get fuel for your faith. It’s a great, free way to stay in touch with me!

Step Three: When you are ready to begin shifting from Daydreamer to Active
Dreamer, get an introductory
Private Coaching Session
with Maria Mar to see what you need and make a
plan of action. This is a small investment that can pay back big time in clarity about what you want and what’s stopping you, increase in your faith and the discovery or hidden forces that may be holding you back without your knowledge.

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is a new renaissance woman who has freed her creative potential. She is a writer, spiritual teacher, visual artist, life coach and book writing coach and an internationally known shaman, as well as a dance-theatre performer.

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Maria has been featured in PBS and BronxNet television and numerous radio stations such as WBAI, WKCR (Columbia University Station), WADO (Spanish Radio), Brooklyn College Radio Station and La Nueva Onda 1190. Maria
has brandished creative writing, arts & crafts and conscious living as a tool for life transformation and specializes in personal growth through the arts and freeing the creative process. She is known as the Dream Alchemist, revealing the Female Secrets in the Law of Attraction to help women manifest their dreams. She is the CEO of ShamansDance Publishing and Productions and the author of the Dream Kit.Visit her website at:

Start your Dream Journey

Okay, so you have a dream. Great. What are you doing about it? You can talk about the Law of Attraction until your tongue hangs out. But I personally guarantee you that the only thing you may attract with mental or verbal speculation is a headache. The Law of Attraction, like the rest of the Dream Laws, is about energy and resonance. It is about spinning a vibration that resonates with what you desire. What are you spinning with your words, your every day acts, your deep-seated beliefs, those that you may not even tell others, those that you may not even know you have?

My question is not about working frantically to “fix” yourself. Goddess, no! We are already stretch to the limit and stressed beyond it! I am not asking you to judge or badger yourself, either. I am asking you to look at the landscape of your life. What is in the foreground? What is in the background?

If you are always placing problems in the foreground, your life will be full of problems. If you usually place bills, responsibility, security and survival, your life will be full to the top with…guess what?… bills and survival-based fear and worry. If everyone else and their needs goes to the foreground while you stay in the background, then the landscape of your life is about others, and you are left out of it.

There is a tiny place inside you. It’s perhaps the size of a small treasure chest. Place your open hand, palm down, on the center of your chest. There. That’s the place. The place where you point to when you say “I”. Who is “I” for you? Are you living this “I” that you are in this tiny place called Soul? This is the Seat of your Soul. Are you occupying that seat? Your Personal Dream is an expression of your Soul. It has to do with what nurtures your Soul, what makes you deeply happy (not just entertained) and what fulfills your potential. Are you seating in the Seat of your Soul? Are you giving your Dream a place in the foreground of your life, day after day? Or does your Ipod get more attention than your Soul?
“There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, ‘Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams.’ Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, ‘How good or how bad am I?’ That’s where courage comes in.”

Erma Louise Bombeck

I invite you to assume that courage, to own the landscape of your life and begin to bring your Personal Dream, your Soul and yourself to the foreground. This is a process, not a project. To help you start your Dream Journey, I have created this blog. Beyond it, I have created a one-year Dream Journey in a safe place called the Dream Express Membership.

Naming your dream is bringing it to life. Don’t keep it in that tiny box, hidden from the light and the eyes of those who can nurture it. Bring it out into the open, let it roam free in the landscape of your days.

This is not about great acts of heroism or being perfect. This is about moving each day an inch, perhaps a millimeter, closer to your personal truth, to your Soul, to that which dances inside you waiting to be expressed and to take form in the world. Every day a millimeter, an action, a thought, a word, a release, a sharing or a shedding. In one year you will be a different person. More focused, confident and above all, believing in your dream and making it real.

Here’s to dreaming.

Maria Mar

The Dream Alchemist