The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Claim Your AUTHORity with Kelly Sullivan Walden

How to write your story and transform your Tragic into Magic! Our guest today is the inimitable Kelly Sullivan Walden author of ten books. Kelly starts by saying it’s best to write from a place of passion and describes what authority means to her and what it can mean to you. We talk about the idea of the hero’s journey which starts with a call to adventure then ends with giving to others what we have learned. Along the way we will encounter much resistance and, much like in working with dreams, we need to turn enemies into allies. Kelly suggests a daily writing practice, maybe start with a dream.

Kelly goes through the transformative OGLE practice which she explores in her new book, A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, and which can be applied to waking life experiences as well as to dreams. We take a call from John from Santa Cruz who share a recurring dream about losing his way and all of his things, and we talk about the book Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

Kelly has a writing class which starts January 25 which you can sign up for at

BIO: Kelly Sullivan Walden is the bestselling author of 7 oracle decks and ten books. Her latest is NYC Big Book Award’s A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste (recommended by Shirley MacLaine). She is a celebrity dream analyst with an interfaith doctorate degree, hosts The Kelly Sullivan Walden Show, and is rumored to be the love-grandchild of Carl Jung and Lucille Ball. 

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Show was recorded during a live broadcast on January 20, 2024 at, community radio of Santa Cruz.

Intro music is Water over Stones and outro music is Everything both by Mood Science. Ambient music is created new every week by Rick Kleffel. The audio can be found at Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show and to Tony Russomano for answering the phones.


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