Breathing in Colour
By Clare Jay (Dr Clare Johnson)
The story –
‘Your child is missing – presumed dead.’
Hours after receiving the phone call that every mother dreads, Alida Salter flies to India to search for her backpacker daughter. The discovery of disturbing lucid dream collages in Mia’s hotel makes Alida suspect a connection between the disaster which fractured their relationship thirteen years ago, and Mia’s recent, mysterious disappearance.
Mia is no ordinary girl. Growing up with the sensory condition synaesthesia – where she sees the world in a kaleidoscope of shapes, colours and smells – she has gone through life with the vivid imagination of an artist, but for years she has shouldered an overwhelming burden of guilt.
It has been a difficult relationship, but now comes the toughest test of all… Alida must find the courage to trust her maternal instincts and follow her dreams, or lose her daughter forever.
Published 2009 by Little, Brown, UK.
It was intense, it was deep, and it was fun. Sharing dreams is an intimate experience, and I quickly got a feeling of connection to the other group members. Clare is a wonderful mentor, and she shared her treasure trove of tips and techniques with us. The group energy has boosted my lucidity. In the 5 nights after the workshop, I had 4 lucid dreams, while I usually average 1-2 per week. I was also able to get deeper insights from my dreams with the lucid writing technique we learned.
“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place” – Rumi. In our case, the place was our Zoom-meeting-room. Clare filled this virtual room with her lucid energy and led us through the fascinating realm of lucid dreaming. It was so lovely to connect with people from all over the world. Every participant nourished that place with soulful energy. So I felt very well and deeply enjoyed all the writing prompts, exercises and conversations offered at a weekend full of lucidity.
Thank you Clare for giving of your energy and knowledge and wisdom and compassion, you really managed to foster a feeling of group-through-zoom and across time and space, and to give everyone time and space to speak... I hope to meet you again someday, in whatever dimension, and I want to learn about that mountain in your dream [Mount Kailash], I think that mountain was mentioned in your dream as a gift for all of us in this group.