All posts by Rachel Perry

Co-founder of CTF Chair of Board of Directors Director of Crisis Phone Line & Transformation Correspondence

Exploring Dreams For Peace In More Depth

Dreams are an incredible source of inspiration and insight, and their importance cannot be overstated. As someone who has spent a significant portion of my life studying the science of dreams and their impact on our lives, I can say with certainty that dreams are a valuable tool that we can use to better understand ourselves and our world. In this article, I would like to analyze the writing style, tone, and voice of and discuss the importance of dreams in a way that aligns with the values and mission of this remarkable organization.

The first thing that struck me about is the clarity and simplicity of the writing style. The language is straightforward, and the tone is friendly and approachable, which makes the content easy to understand and engaging to read. The website is geared towards a general audience, and the writing style reflects this, with an emphasis on accessibility and inclusivity. This approach is refreshing, as it invites people from all walks of life to engage with the content and explore the world of dreams.

The tone of the website is optimistic and positive, which is essential when discussing a subject as complex and multifaceted as dreams. Dreams can be challenging to understand, and their meanings are often open to interpretation. The team at strikes a careful balance between acknowledging the complexity of the subject and remaining upbeat and encouraging. The result is a tone that is both informative and inspiring, which encourages readers to explore the world of dreams in a spirit of curiosity and wonder.

The voice of is rooted in a deep commitment to peace and social justice. The organization believes that dreams can be a powerful force for positive change, and this belief is reflected in the content of the website. The articles, resources, and events are all geared towards promoting a world that is more just and equitable, and dreams are seen as an essential tool in this effort. This voice is inspiring and uplifting, and it provides readers with a sense of purpose and direction as they explore the world of dreams.

As someone who shares’s commitment to social justice, I believe that dreams can be a powerful force for change in the world. Dreams are a window into our subconscious minds, and they can reveal aspects of ourselves that we might not otherwise be aware of. They can help us understand our fears, desires, and motivations, and they can inspire us to take action in our daily lives.

Dreams can also provide us with insights into the world around us. They can help us understand the struggles of others and connect us to a sense of collective purpose. By exploring our dreams, we can develop a greater sense of empathy and compassion, which can inspire us to work towards creating a world that is more just and equitable for all.

In conclusion, dreams are an essential tool that we can use to better understand ourselves and our world. They can inspire us, challenge us, and provide us with insights that we might not otherwise be aware of. is an organization that understands the importance of dreams and is committed to promoting a world that is more just and equitable. As someone who shares this commitment, I urge you to explore the world of dreams and discover the transformative power that they hold.

The Process of Personal Transformation

Personal transformation can be a difficult journey, especially for those who have experienced trauma. Trauma can have a lasting impact on a person’s life, affecting their emotions, relationships, and overall wellbeing. However, with the right support and resources, it is possible to overcome trauma and achieve personal transformation.

For traumatized individuals, personal transformation often begins with acknowledging and accepting the trauma they have experienced. This can be a painful and challenging process, but it is a crucial step in moving forward. It involves confronting difficult emotions, such as anger, fear, and sadness, and allowing oneself to feel and process these emotions in a healthy way.

From there, personal transformation can involve learning new coping mechanisms and building resilience. This can include seeking therapy or counseling, joining support groups, or engaging in activities that promote mental and physical wellbeing, such as exercise or meditation.

In addition to seeking support and resources, personal transformation often involves a shift in mindset. Traumatized individuals may have negative self-talk or limiting beliefs that hold them back. By challenging these beliefs and replacing them with positive affirmations, individuals can build self-confidence and a sense of empowerment.

Personal transformation is not a linear process, and setbacks are common. It is important for individuals to be patient and compassionate with themselves and to celebrate small victories along the way. With time and dedication, personal transformation is possible for anyone, no matter their past experiences.

In conclusion, personal transformation is a difficult but rewarding journey for traumatized individuals. It involves acknowledging and accepting past trauma, seeking support and resources, building resilience and coping mechanisms, and shifting mindset. By taking these steps, individuals can overcome trauma and achieve personal growth and fulfillment.

Recurring Dreams: High School

What does it mean to have recurring dreams of being in high school?

There are several types of scenarios which are common for this type of dream.

  • Being late class
  • Getting lost or losing important things
  • Not having enough credits to graduate
  • Being embarrassed or bullied in some way

There are others as well but these are ones I’ve seen recently.

Firstly, remember…

  1. Metaphors First
  2. All Humans are Equal
  3. Humans are Dual-Natured…lower nature (ego) & Higher nature (True Self)
  4. All dreams give us guidance for where our lower nature is operating in our life & where our True Self wants us to develop
  5. Recurring dreams reveal and issue (with our ego) that started at that age we are in the dream
  6. When we solve the ego issue then the positive qualities of our True Self can open up

With this in mind, here is the breakdown of recurring dreams of school.

Schools are places of learning. So to dream of a school is about being in a “condition or mindset of learning.” What is there to learn? The thing to learn is how did the negative experiences in high school shape us and where are there some left over negative emotions that need to be processed.

The problem with a lot of high schools is that they are run by administration who are funded by the government with their own motives or agendas. These agendas have more to do with creating a culture of consumers than focusing on developing the positive innate qualities of students. This creates a friction for students who are creative thinkers, have adventurous spirits, and who want to be innovators. It can feel like being a round post being forced into a square hole. It’s uncomfortable and can cause negative thoughts, emotions and behaviours which can last long into adulthood.

The other common negative experience comes from other peers. This goes without saying that a lot of bullying and peer-pressure happens in high school. The hurtful words and actions of others can cause feelings of sadness, embarrassment or fear which can last for many years. Having some strategies for going back to that time period, in your mind, and doing some healing work, will help bring about an understanding of what positive qualities could have been developed at that time. With this understanding, they can now start to be developed in the present.

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Morning Musings the day after Tyre Nichols video release

Yesterday I said to my melanated best friend that the dreams people are sharing with me recently are about the culture of systemic racism in North America and the issues are so huge for me that I can’t make the video replies without crying. I asked him what to do. He says, “Tell them that.”

And then he tells me about a guy who was attacked by 5 cops and died. I hear him and my heart says a small prayer but at that point, I don’t know #hisnametyrenichols yet and I don’t know the circumstances and I don’t know if it’s immediately relevant to me.

We get off the phone and I’m thinking all day about how to make this video, which is sort of part one, to a series about how these amazing, talented people aren’t living their “best” life because the non-melanated people around them just won’t let it happen -consciously or unconsciously.

As I’m thinking about how to word my pre-cursor sorry-that-I’m-white video, my FYP starts popping’ with stories about Tyre. And then it hits hard. I hear from the black creators who I value, appreciate, love and respect just how painful it is, just how hard it is to be black in America (and Canada) today. “It keeps getting harder and harder to be black,” she says into the camera.

That’s when I begin to realize that the environment just changed. The collective just changed. It’s another Rodney King. It’s another #GeorgeFlyod





So now, the dreams are even more relevant. Even more timely. Even more pointed.

As I prepare to voice my experience, I’m preparing for the support & the backlash. But I will put myself out there because even though I can’t control the fact my skin looks white, I can control if I act white. And Lord, please help me never ever make that mistake.

The issue with #TyreNichols death by law enforcement is that all officers involved with his murder were black. The tragedy expands.

I Dream of Being the Wife of a Medicine Man

January 05, 2023

In the dream, I’m talking to an Indigenous man, about my age. We’re in a large lobby of a large auditorium for some sort of convention. As we’re talking, he looks up at the 12-16 ft rice paper eagle that spans the corner of the lobby and he mentions something about it. Just then, the paper eagle somehow gets unhinged from its latches and it swoops down and a wing hits the man on the head as it lands on the ground beside us. This is a sign, I say to myself. He knows it too and says let’s not talk about it.

Then we have another eagle symbol encounter. I’m beginning to think he’s meant to me my life partner. He thinks the same and surprises me by inviting me to his home in-between dinner and the evening dance at the auditorium. When we go in, he presents me with a ribbon skirt and beautiful ribbons and beaded jewelry for my hair, fingers, wrists and shoes. I put everything on, sort of in a state of overwhelm and shock and then he brings me into the main living area where there are dozens of aunties, uncles, and cousins. He introduces me as his girl friend and says even though my skin is white I have the heart & spirit of an Indigenous woman and even though some of his relatives give him dirty looks of scorn & disapproval, the majority of his relatives all do a ceremonial bow and they chant a thing which tells me that I’m not just his girl friend but his life partner and I’ll have a position of respect in the community because he is a spiritual leader but he didn’t tell me that so I didn’t know until I heard it in the song. The song is in their native language but someone I understand it all.

I’m just standing there, feeling happy and fearful, grateful and nervous and I just say thank you to them and smile and nod and then they get up and go back to what they were doing and I take his hand and we walk out and go to the dance.

This is my dream.