The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Red Dreams and Shadow Work with Andrusa Lawson

Trickster energy, shadow work and learning to love the nightmare. Andrusa describes how he pursued personal growth as a way to move beyond his poverty-stricken and violent childhood. Andrusa starts by describing a powerful Red Dream in which he asks to meet his shadow. The resulting healing moment involves the TV character Alf. Red dreams help us make deep bodily shifts and are often lucid. We then talk about nightmares and trickster energy. Andrusa shares a powerful dream from the night before about his mother who is close to making the transition from this life to the next in which undersea eels appear as trickster animal guides. In the last segment, we touch on mundane dreams. Andrusa describes his creation of Divine by Design and on his artistic offerings at the upcoming IASD Tucson conference in July (

Katherine shares a lucid dream sent by listener Jason Althaver which led him to make a life changing decision.

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BIO. Andrusa’s formative years entailed an early exposure to inner-city violence and poverty. For him, salvation came in the form of a profound love of the arts, both material and traditional. After years of channeling physical aggression into dynamic energy, he began a deep study of the metaphysical and a shift into techniques to enhance meditation and emotional introspection. His continued passion for creative expression led to the founding of Divine by Design with other members of his family. His current projects seek to highlight the interconnectivity between individuals and recognize the organic patterns that exist in every form of transformative communication.




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We play clips from the following two guest-selected songs: “Gold vs the right things to do” by Lupe Fiasco and “Glory(from the motion picture selma)” by common, John Legend.

Outro music is Everything by Mood Science. Ambient music created by Rick Kleffel new every week, this week featuring the glorious vocals and dulcet flute of Amy Barnes. 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 April 30, 2022.


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