The Dream Journal
Practical Magic with Niki Jaimes

Dream yoga, dream tarot, and the creative life. How to live and embody the dream as a daily practice which helps with life and with death. Today’s guest is Niki Jaimes, founder of the Rising Wolf Collective. We start by talking about dream yoga as a daily empowerment practice and a kind of self study. She says dreams helped put her in touch with her emotions and bodily sensations and to develop her intuition, She describes a shamanic journey that led her to heal a mysterious shoulder pain.

We talk about the paradox that learning to feel safe is the first step in learning to feeling our more unpleasant feelings. We talk about learning to cultivate trust which will help us as we face the ultimate release of death.

Niki describes how using Tarot is a way to take your intuition to the gym. We take a call from Ray of Santa Cruz who says that he happened to do a tarot reading just that morning, and we explore some of the meanings that came up for him around his longing to find his path in life.

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Show aired February 10, 2024. Episode 245.

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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