The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Death and the Spaces between, with Sahlah Dubel

Dreaming can help us prepare for and recover from loss, but how do we continue to engage with Spirit during our waking lives? Today, we have a conversation about Lucid Living with Sahlah Dubel.

Sahlah shares several stories about the recent passage of her mother and how her dreams both prepared her for the event and helped her process her grief around it. She speaks about practices she uses to bring dreams into her waking life including gentle awakening, journaling and mindfully sitting with the feelings of the dream. She suggests that dreaming is a sentient entity that we can be in relationship with and shares with us a song she wrote about a dream that helped her make a major decision for her family.

Through Divine by Design, she will be offering a workshop called Awake: Dreaming Through Intuition starting September 15 and also look for a monthly online dream circle called Sacred Spaces.

BIO: Sahlah is co-founder of Divine by Design, a corporation dedicated to supporting community resilience and holistic wellness. As a generational dreamer, dream integration was essential to her family’s paradigm for emotional wellness. Her spiritual journey includes immersive meditation practices, strategies for detoxification, and a profound understanding of the healing qualities of movement, song, prayer, and nature. She’s facilitated dreaming workshops providing techniques to navigate dreams and embrace lucid living. She’s a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, is enrolled in IASD’s Dreams and Ethnicity Study Group and will join the Institute of Dream Studies this Fall. 

More about Sahlah at

Outro music is Everything by Mood Science. Today’s ambient music is created by Rick Kleffel new every week. The audio can be found at Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show, to Tony Russomano for answering the phones and to Ewa Malady for audio editing.

Show aired on August 20, 2022.


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