The Winter’s Dream is a summons to go within. Your life force longs to turn inward, like the sap of trees returning to the roots. Cast your gaze toward the deep and hidden places in your heart. Come to rest again in the sanctuary and safety of your soul and be at peace, basking in your crystalline clarity in that quiet place.
This is not hibernation—do not fall asleep! Take your quiet wakeful nature with you into stillness and know that you are replenishing your life force. Trust that the deeply buried seeds inside your soul, the ones you planted even before you were born, are stirring softly, ready to awaken with the Spring. But do not try to rouse them early . . . instead, surrender to the quiet of Winter’s Dream.
Winter’s Dream can lull you into a slumber where you can lose consciousness and become caught in a nightmare. Awaken—awaken! Find that easy return to wakefulness that brings you clarity. This is the time to set your priorities in order yet not act on any of them. Allow the clarity and transparency that comes with Winter’s Dream to permeate your heart and soul. The time for action will come later. Remember that all things are born of dreams, and your task is to wake up within the dream, to lucidly guide it to your chosen destination.
– The Shaman’s Dream Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid