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December 1, 2010 - Vol 1, Issue 12
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Dear Reader,
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Thank you for continuing to be a part of our amazing family. Heather and I love to stay in contact with all of our amazing clients and friends, and this is the best way to make that happen.

As always, we've been busy, busy little bees. As you can tell, this newsletter is a little late. The good news is that we've been helping even more people this last month discover more about their own gifts and abilities and just how powerful each of us is when we allow ourselves to blossom. To make up for the delay, we'll be sending two newsletters this month. This month has been mainly focused on Dream Interpretation, understanding dreams and how they apply to our lives, as well as resolving past issues. We absolutely love what we do and everyone whose lives we touch.

We will be traveling throughout California from Northern CA (Sacramento and the Bay Area) Fri. Jan 28th through Sun, Jan 30th, then to Southern CA Mon, Jan 31st through Tues, Feb 1st returning back to our regularly scheduled program in Vegas Wed, Feb 2nd. If you know people in the CA area that may want a session, have them email David for booking through his email at David@ZenRoseGarden.com or call him directly on his cell at (916) 519-6752. Be sure to have them mention your name to receive your referral bonus.

A special thank you to everyone who makes each and every one of our mixers such an amazing experience! Because of our end of month trip through CA, the January mixer will be Sunday, Jan 23rd @ 5PM.

It's been 6 years without any pricing changes, and this year we will be having a new pricing system. For everyone who has had a session prior to the end of January, we want to say thank you by keeping you at the same prices until the end of June. To offset our new prices, we are also implementing some new specials, deals, and bonuses. Be on the lookout for more details forthcoming.

A special thank you to everyone who makes each and every one of our mixers such an amazing experience! Because of our end of month trip through CA, the January mixer will be Sunday, Jan 23rd @ 5PM.

It's been 6 years without any pricing changes, and this year we will be having a new pricing system. For everyone who has had a session prior to the end of January, we want to say thank you by keeping you at the same prices until the end of June. To offset our new prices, we are also implementing some new specials, deals, and bonuses. Be on the lookout for more details forthcoming.

This just in: California White Sage Smudge Sticks or Loose Sage! White Sage Smudge Sticks $5.00 Loose Sage $5.00

We've gotten a new order of stronger, deep meditation stones such as Sardonyx ($3) (stone of improved perception), Banded Amethyst ($3) (stone of protection & awareness), Moonstone ($3) (stone of new beginnings), Green Jade ($3) (stone of serenity), Prehnite * ($3) (stone to heal the healer *AKA the Holy Crap Stone!!! See Past Issues ), Lepidolite ($3) (stone of transition), Bloodstone ($2) (courage in transformation), as well as a massive supply of Essential Oils ($10 1/2 Oz), ceramic oil burners ($5.00), and more for sale. Check them out next time you come in.

A reminder that our next mixer will be Sunday, January 23rd, 5PM at our place.

We hope to inspire and uplift you as we share tips, thoughts and information as well as things we've learned along our own path.

Stones, Oils & Herbs

Calming, Emotional Healing, Dreaming, Intuition
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Moonstone as its name suggests is connected to the Moon, cycles and intuition. With a knowing that the end is the beginning and the beginning is the end brings us to the close of the old year and the start of a fresh cycle. Brings unconscious and subconscious to the surface.

The perfect "Dream Stone" it amplifies Lucid dreaming and enhances psychic ability; especially clairvoyance. Brings emotional calm and healing.

Especially calming and balancing for both male and female aggressive personality types. Brings more receptive qualities to the surface. Calming for hyperactivity.

Traditionally used to aid feminine related physical issues such as fluid retention, conception, pregnancy and childbirth. Also known to help with elimination of toxins, restlessness and insomnia.

Meditations, Incantations & Intentions

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To Dream A Dream
Subconscious Processing of Daily Life

In recent months we have had much discussion about Dream Interpretation. Before we actually talk about Dream Interpretation, we thought we would define a few of the most common types of dreams.


People daydream an average 1-2 hours everyday. During daydreams we actually enter a light trance, very close to the state between sleep and waking where the conscious mind and the subconscious mind trade places at the helm; allowing the conscious mind to take a break. Daydreaming is very healthy, if kept in perspective as a way to reset and re-charge.


When there is something that the dreamer needs to look at and resolve; the subconscious mind can give the dreamer a jolt in the form of a nightmare, reminding us that we are ignoring or refusing to accept a particular pesky situation. Sometimes the nightmare is a warning.

Lucid Dreams

Dreams where you are aware that you are dreaming.

Literal Dreams

These dreams are simply that; literal. These can be dreams where the Brain's Recycling Bin empties itself of all the extra clutter. Or, dreams where a message needs to be understood in a very clear direct way.

Symbolic Dreams

These dreams must be experienced from a place of intuition. Images are to be taken symbolically or metaphorically to be understood. Most dreams are a combination of the literal and the symbolic.

Recurring Dreams

These usually occur because a change of some type has not been integrated into the subconscious; indicating something out of balance that needs attention. The dream may recur at points in the dreamer's life when they have acquired new skills or new opportunities to deal with a particular issue, emotionally, mentally or physically. When the issue is finally dealt with and resolved, the dream usually stops.

Premonition, Pre-Cognitive, Psychic or Prophetic Dreams

Sometimes these show you in detail the love of your life you have yet to meet and sometimes they show you how many letters the mailman will deliver tomorrow. Trivial or profound, our dreaming mind is very open to psychic information of many different kinds.

Flying Dreams

This suggests that we can or will overcome the problem; we have the power to rise above. This also suggests Astral Projection where part of the consciousness rises out of the body to travel about in the Astral Field.

Sexual or Naked Dreams

Suggesting that we long to be comfortable in our own skin. Not wanting to be misunderstood, repressed or unfulfilled desires, to be accepted completely for who we are. Or, a terrible fear of being exposed or not being good enough.

Heather Rodriguez & David Caren

Las Vegas, NV
December 1, 2010

Satoris & Kenshōs
Satori: A Japanese term for sudden intuitive enlightenment or spiritual awareness; an epiphany leading to deep spiritual experience.

Seeing one's true nature or self, illuminating experiences escalating from briefer glimpses into the nature of mind, building to expansion and enlightenment.

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De-mystifying Mysticism
What Does It Mean To Dream?
(An excerpt from the upcoming book De-mystifying Mysticism )

And what do our dreams mean?

What are dreams?

Dreams are messages from our subconscious mind and the realm of spirit. They express holistically; unifying body, mind and soul, giving us clues to our entire state of being. Sleep is a healing time for the whole person and dreams are an important part of that.

In the dream state, our secret desires and repressed thoughts become manifest, our "Inner Physician" gives us clues about our health, we have past life recall, travel about in the Astral Plane, communicate telepathically with others, receive warnings or premonitions, or have a relative who has passed over or a Spirit Guide stop by for a visit.

The mind is a complex physical-mental-emotional-spiritual bio-computer that is always seeing the bigger picture and processing solutions, usually without our conscious awareness. Our whole mind can be divided into three basic parts: 12% is the Conscious Mind and the dominant part we use in waking life, the Subconscious Mind, is made up of 80%. The other 8% is a filter called the Critical Mind, which is active and alert during waking time; processing and allowing information to come and go from the subconscious. With the Critical Mind vigilant it is difficult to access or make changes to our subconscious. In dreamtime, as in meditation, hypnosis or trance, the Critical Mind shuts off in varying degrees; giving us freer access to the rich underworld of our subconscious. Our subconscious then has the opportunity to be heard, offer solutions from a fresh, new perspective and assist us in making healthy changes to our internal programming system.

Remembering Dreams

Dreaming can be a valuable tool for resolving issues and finding hidden answers. However, dreams quickly fade after rising, as the subconscious mind trades places at the helm with the conscious mind. So how can we utilize this tool if 10 minutes after we wake much of our dreams have been forgotten? Keeping a dream diary or having a dream buddy helps improve dream recall. Take time before getting out of bed, while you are still foggy to write down what you remember or review your dreams with your dream buddy.

How do I interpret my dreams?

The more complex a dream dictionary is, the more confusing it can become. While it's good to have one around for basics, we all have a unique experience, reality, and assortment of subconscious symbols and meanings to draw from. Combine those with the vast library of the Collective Archetypal Unconscious and you've got a unique dream dictionary for each individual dreamer. This is why imposing one's own dream interpretations on others without considering the dreamer can result in a false interpretation. While we share many collective truths, individual truths must also be considered. What means one thing to one may mean something completely different to another. Symbols and literal messages must always be read in context. Another benefit to having a dream buddy is you "tune" into each other, become familiar with each other's personal dream dictionaries and can more accurately help each other with interpretations.

Keeping it Simple: Some General Meanings

Double and multiple meanings, puns, signs and symbols abound in dreams. Anything can be taken symbolically or literally. Seeing your father in a dream may not literally mean your father. If the dream otherwise seems to have nothing to do with your father, the Father image may have a more symbolic meaning. Look at the dream from a broader perspective to get a clearer picture. Usually a dream will be a combination of literal and symbolic images. Remember that to a large degree how you think when awake is basically how you will dream.

Birth and Death

Death and birth are more often symbolic than literal. Death can mean the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. When we die in this physical world, we are born back into the spirit world. So conversely a birth could actually mean a physical death. Our subconscious uses these powerful images interchangeably to get a point across.

Pregnancy Dreams

Like birth and death dreams, pregnancy is often a metaphor about re-birthing yourself, or of a time to create something new. Sometimes during a psychic reading, the reader may picture you "pregnant" and mistakenly warn you to be careful when in fact you are going through a transition and "spiritual" re-birthing.

Animal Dreams

While animals mean different things to different people. There are some basic archetypes that for the most part hold true for everyone. Rabbit, white or not, usually appears as a guide to the subconscious underworld. Another symbol of re-birth; fish or creatures of the water also reveal the subconscious. Birds are usually messengers bearing good or bad omens, depending on the bird. Also, they generally represent ambition, goals and dreams.

Snakes, Spiders and Bugs

Long before they got a bad rap for sneaking the apple to Eve, snakes represented wisdom and energy; connecting spiritual wisdom to primal root sexual energy. Butterflies, Dragonflies and Bees often represent freedom, free spirit and the ability to transform. Spiders represent a spiritual awakening or psychic opening, if fear can be overcome.


Spiral usually means rising consciousness, or some sort of a rising above and increase of energy flow. Circle symbolizes eternity and cycles. The end is the beginning and the beginning is the end. Triangle or Pyramid symbolizes a rising higher consciousness or an integration of Trinity consciousness in its many forms; such as Mind-Body-Spirit. Double Triangles or Pyramids with their tips touching represent expanding consciousness, male-female balance and psychic opening. Many times a light or eye is seen in between the points.

Dream Telepathy

We communicate to each other in dreams more than we realize. Studies show that telepathic communication is much easier when we are asleep. David and I review our dreams almost every morning and often find that we have shared the same dream from different vantage points or we become aware of the other person's dream without actually stepping into it. Sometimes we even receive pre-cognitive prep information for an upcoming healing session.

Because we are all connected to the collective unconscious; communicating and receiving messages is easier than it seems. Think of it as a dream-time psychic universal-wide-web with the most amazing bandwidth available. Some shamans and healers who practice the Art of Dreaming will arrange to meet on the Astral Plane for specific healing work or journeying. Again, having a dream buddy to share experiences and experiment with helps to sharpen your skills immensely.

Collective Dreaming

Many cultures and tribal groups throughout time have practiced collective dreaming. When a group decision is to be made, perhaps concerning tribal law, members will combine their efforts in communal dream time. By comparing dreams, patterns and commonalities emerge that bring clarity to decision making.

Your own family is a tribe. Tuning into each other is something families and friends naturally do. We harmonize with each other subconsciously. This is a basic building block of psychic ability. It is so natural we don't even have to think about it. The foundation is already there if we want to practice and build on it.

Our family had been practicing dream sharing and consciously "tuning in" and "harmonizing" with each other for about a year when the following incident occurred. The night before an unforeseen family emergency the four of us woke in the middle of the night to similar "warning dreams". We stood in the hall at 3:00 in the morning in a sort of weird adrenaline-pumped foggy confusion, trying to make sense out of why we were all suddenly awake. While each person had a slightly different version of the dream, enough commonalities were present to prepare us for the following day's events, right down to the two extended family members who would be involved.

So, next time you are pressed by someone for an answer to a difficult question. Why not tell them. "Let me sleep on it."?

Heather Rodriguez & David Caren
Las Vegas, NV
December 1, 2010

"All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams."
~ Elias Canetti

Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.
~ Marsha Norman

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.
~ Edgar Cayce

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
~ Anais Nin

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
~ Erich Fromm

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
~ Carl Jung

Thanks for being a wonderful part of our family.

We want to write about what you want to read about, so let us know what you want to learn, and we'll write about it in one of our newsletters.

If you ever have topics you'd like to know more about, let us know. We always enjoy expanding our own awareness, as well as sharing that with you.

David & Heather