Autumn is such a mysterious time, isn’t it? Longer shadows and deeper night. The earth…her body…her creatures…ourselves…all turning inward and downward…like fall leaves…a haunting inner rustling…all inviting us into the mystery of change. 

Our dreams are that way, too…each night inviting us to be in conversation with their mystery and message….coming with a desire and intention to be in a healing conversation with us…to turn inward…

Is there a dream that has caught your attention, that you would like to explore more deeply its meaning? Is it inviting you to turn inward towards your true self…your heart self…your soul self…and “catch the dreams that yearn inside your bosom…”


Experience The Mystery
by Mystic Rose
Experience the mystery and the magic of the forest
lose yourself in the thicket of its waving branches
smell the iron earth and all of its potent flowers
and bow to the wind that caresses its center sails
See the rabbit as it scurries by, a bobbing cotton tail
See the deer as she pants aside the songly breeze
Raise your eyes and look at the eagle as he flies o’er
the curtains of your veiled mind, he’s a teacher
Open your arms wide and catch the dreams that yearn
inside your bosom like the sound of a beating drum
and lay them at the feet of the Lion without a sound
then bow to the wind that caresses your center sails


Here at Natural Dreamwork we invite you to let us step into your dreams with you, explore together what it is that wants to be healed and what wants to take birth in you. We work with clients throughout the country and abroad in person, by phone or video conference. Click on the About Us page to get in touch with one of us and begin this sacred, soulful conversation with your dreams.


Mary Jo Heyen, M.Ed., was an author, founding member and certified practitioner of Natural Dreamwork until her death in 2022. She had a diverse private practice working with dream clients of all ages and backgrounds. Her practice included her volunteer work with the dreams and visions of those in hospice, their families and grief groups, honoring the gift of their dreams at this most important threshold. Her experiences in this area have been published in The Journal of Palliative Medicine and the 2021 release of her book, Dreaming into the Mystery: Explorations into Being with the Dreams and Visions of the Dying.  Mary Jo was a featured teacher as part of the Shift Network’s Dreamwork Summit. Her work with dreams has been published in Dream Time, a publication of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) and she was also a Regional Representative of the IASD. You can learn more about her work at:

Image: Mysterious Woods by FlorishZ