“The awakening is the purpose. The awakening of the fact that in essence we are light, we are love. Each cell of our body, each cell and molecule of everything. The power source that runs all life is light. So to awaken to that knowledge, and to desire to operate in that realm, and to believe that it is possible, are all factors that will put you there.” ― Dolores Cannon, The Convoluted Universe Book One
I met Meredith right here on WordPress. When I started my intuitive dream work, and posting dreams every Friday, her posts were often suggested from Zemanta, which is a content suggestion engine for bloggers and other content creators. I started reading her posts, and was totally blown away. Last month I noticed she posted about a Dream Worker book coming out in October, and I HAD to ask her for an interview. I am so excited she accepted. So without further ado, here is our interview.
Tell us your latest news?
I am excited to share my first book coming out called DreamWorkers Behind the Veil: Night Shift Dreams. Yay!
When did the interest in Dream Work start?
Since I was very young. I can’t remember when I was not interested in dreams. I have always existed within them and played with the spirits that returned with me from dreaming into waking. I was very quiet and alone with these thoughts of my dreams; I shared them with no one for many many years. As I child I felt mute, unable to speak to anyone (I did cry a lot) yet I could hear what everyone was thinking and saying (in their minds) this became very noisy for me which overwhelmed me. But in my dreams I spoke to everyone. I could be me and speak in ways that waking life did not encourage or nurture in me. I have always viewed waking as what we perceive to be a dream and my dreams as what most view as waking reality. I slept a lot as a child.
Can you read your own dreams?
Yes most of the time. However, I have moments in which I am completely stumped a few times a year. The more I read and research around the topic of dreams, spirits, spirituality, healing, psychic abilities, aliens, realms / dimensions etc., and the more I translate other dreamers dreams, I find my intuition (all my senses) heightened in dreaming and waking.
More like who inspired me. Dr. Gillian Holloway from www.lifetreks.com. This book has been a long time coming – my whole life actually. I have been writing and dreaming this book for several years. However, I always managed to get in my way; I have been somewhat of a gypsy and free-spirit. This sort of existence, this sort of living, was causing road blocks in my writing, developing, just being able to sit and create. That all changed after settling down and moving to the Pacific Northwest. I kept seeing Gillian’s name everywhere that related to dreams in my area. I kept sensing this pull to email her. Once I answered the call (that voice within me) to contact her everything began unraveling and falling into place for me. She is one of the most amazing and unique soul’s I have met in this lifetime. Once I began working with Gillian I began to view my level of dream knowledge and experience with a new perspective. I also realized my dreams were not just about me creating a memoir but that they actually existed and materialized to help others. Meeting Gillian confirmed what I always knew as true but was not confident enough to speak about –my dreams are real and I do actually work, heal, and exist in higher realms, helping other souls both living and departed. Oh wow I am not crazy! (Well to some, but not all.)
How did you come up with the title?
Dr. Gillian Holloway called some of my dreams we explored together Night Shift Dreams. I understood that many dreamers work in their dreams – which simply created DreamWorkers. And Behind the Veil is about lifting the curtain creating a waking life visual for what exists within the invisible.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to leave with once they close the book?
Yes of course! I believe that we all have a special ability; and there are many of us who use our abilities within our dreams. This is why many dreamers are constantly experiencing vivid dreams, or find themselves exhausted after a full night of dreaming. Many of our dreams are much more than a venting or expression of our waking lives.
I say, shift your perspective, let go of your ego, use your third eye, your sixth sense, your intuition to view your dreams. This changes everything. Dreams are not always an aspect of our physical self, trying to heal our inner child…. Yes that person you spoke to was a departed soul and is not a piece of you who has been lost out adrift all these years. Those “characters” in your dreams are real souls and they are asking you for help!
What book are you reading now?
Ha ha too many. I am actually reading about 7 books right now. This is common for me over the past several years because I am writing and researching all the time. Another reason for reading so many books at once is because some books I read there happens to be a lot to digest and I need to place down a book and pick something else up to spend time thinking about what I just read and have it settle / absorb, then I come back to it. So here is my list:
- My secret joy is anime / graphic novels that discuss dreams and ghosts. My favorite anime show is XXXholic – so I decided to read the whole XXXholic series. I am currently on Vol 8.
- I am finishing up Three Waves of Volunteers by Dolores Cannon. (I love reading her books.)
- I am in the middle of reading Dark Angels by Rita Louise.
- I am skimming through The History of Dreaming and Dream True by Robert Moss for research on my current writing project.
- My daughter and I are reading together the Merlin series by T.A.Barron – We are on the last chapter of the first book The Lost Years.
- The Wizard of EarthSea by Ursula K. Le Guin which I have been reading when we go backpacking. This was recommended to me and I wanted to read it with my daughter but we are so into the Merlin series I decided to read this while sleeping in a tent under the stars.
- Remote Viewing Secrets by Joeseph McMoneagle
What are your current projects?
Writing DreamWorkers has launched me off into a few other creative writing projects. I am creating a set of Dream Oracle cards with artist Starr Weems. I am writing a book about Dream Guides – and there is some interesting dreams from other dreamers and chapters focused around aliens and vampires… juicy stuff. Excited to finish up current projects to start working on a couple of fiction ideas that I have stirring around on paper.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No it is as it should be.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I appear, not knowing how I arrived at this familiar place, but I understand why I am here. As I stand waiting for what is to happen next, I am drawn to the window on the second floor of the dark building across the street. As if I am waiting for a signal, I am mesmerized by the glare on this window. I strain to see if there is someone or something watching me from the window, but fail to recognize any type of silhouette.
Many nights, I find myself wandering down cobblestone streets of old European towns. The smaller towns are rich in history and filled with a solitude and familiarity for my soul. Sometimes I find myself engaging in conversation with several souls who recognize me from an earlier era that I had long forgotten about. There is one particular town, a place that feels like somewhere in Europe, where a cobblestone street corner exists as a portal to the afterlife. I have never travelled to this area in waking life, yet it is a destination my soul visits frequently. It is customary for me to help people cross over at this exact spot. Across the street from where I always stand is an old brick building with a store front. I sense that there are apartments on the two upper floors. The windows on the building feel hollow, empty, and dark, except for one on the upper floor, in a far corner. This particular window seems to be watching me; or rather, maybe it is someone who is watching me. I always glance up to acknowledge the energy lurking around this window, letting it know I am aware that they are there.I appear, not knowing how I arrived at this familiar place, but I understand why I am here. As I stand waiting for what is to happen next, I am drawn to the window on the second floor of the dark building across the street. As if I am waiting for a signal, I am mesmerized by the glare on this window. I strain to see if there is someone or something watching me from the window, but fail to recognize any type of silhouette.
When I arrive at this spot, it is never in daylight. There is always a pitch black night sky with just one street lamp to the right of me that is lit up on the other side of the street. I always arrive at the corner of the cobblestone street at the exact moment I am needed—never early, never delayed. The instant I arrive, the first of a long line of the dead appear. There is no time for me to waste, to ask questions, or to hesitate; this is my task, my purpose. I promptly greet the energies of each soul and take their translucent left hand and together, swiftly, we cross the street to the other side. As we walk across the street, the atmosphere shifts, the vibration rises, and a stripping of the old takes place; what once was is now being cleansed.
Within the first seconds that we arrive on the other side of the cobblestone street, the soul always turns to me and says telepathically, “Thank You.” Instantly, the energy field around us fills with love and compassion—simple loving emotions most of the time forgotten in the physical form. I nod my head in gratitude. They move forward, drifting, transcending into what I am only capable of seeing as an unlit dark cobblestone alley.
To each of these souls, what they see, experience, and feel is something that is not contained within human words to describe; there is no translation, only radiant light. I watch as the shift of their frequency vibrates higher, and I sense these are images that are created to align with their spiritual beliefs. I sense the luminous light beckons them to dive in, to wash away what was in hopes of what is, and to create what will be.
Sometimes, I encounter a soul who will plead for me not to let go of their hand, or will request my companionship to walk with them further down the alley. With a gentle gesture of touch, I gracefully inform them that I am not allowed to cross the boundary line into the alley; I remind them that I must remain on this side.
I love the blue used in the cover of the book. Who designed it?
Tamara Morris is the graphic designer for the cover. We worked together on this, but she was amazing to be able take the pieces of what I envisioned from words and to create the image. I kept picking pictures I wanted and she would bring me back down to earth. The blue is exactly what I envisioned and Tamara was able to illuminate it just as I saw it in my mind’s eye. Blue is what I always see, not always in my dreams but in my memory when I awake I see this blue. Oh and in my healing sessions this blue is surrounding me. Over the past couple of years I have learned why this blue is an aspect of dreams and healing for me – it is a frequency I am tapped into. I share more about this in the book about dream guides I am currently writing.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
That pushing past what feels is the impossible creates amazing possibilities.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
The same advice that Dr. Gillian Holloway said to me once…. will have to look at a past email on her exact words but this is what I recall hearing; “Just do it. Stop whining and just write.” Ouch! Ha ha! I say that with a big smile. It works when someone kicks you in the butt and you suddenly find yourself two steps ahead from the force of their push. If you love to write then write.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Never doubt your first thought upon waking from a dream; you do know the meaning so don’t doubt your voice of intuition speaking to you. Dream intuitive’s are tapping into what you may be missing. When working with someone else on your dreams always take what resonates with you and disregard what doesn’t.
What is your most favorite “junk food” item?
Is wine considered junk food? It is filled with sugars. Ha ha! Really good chocolate. I am not a big junk food eater – I am very picky. Chocolate I would have to say is my junk food.
Describe your wildest dream:
Ohh…. you have to read my book. I share many of these in the upcoming release of DreamWorkers Behind the Veil; Night Shift Dreams. Wink. Wink. Smile.
How can you get a hold of Dream Workers: Behind the Veil: Night Shift Dreams?
Book to be released OCTOBER 3rd on Amazon and Barnes and Noble
You can also go to the publishers site for more information : Oaklight Publishing
Meredith Smith is an intuitive reader of dreams, images, spirits, and energy— with her specialized training entwined with her own natural gifts — she believes that dreams are pieces to one’s own personal soul’s journey (past, present, & future). Meredith Smith guides each dreamer through the process of putting together the symbolic pieces of their amazing and magical travels through the astral realms. She is a dream translator, a dream intuitive, a dream traveler, a spirit rescuer, an empath, and an energy healer; Meredith speaks in dreams.
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