Posts in ‘HEALING’ Category


Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

painting © by Claudia Chapline

In a dream, I’m standing on a ladder painting a large (American) flag. When I awoke the next day, I sketched the flag in my journal and then I made a small painting from the drawing/dream. The stars resemble exploding bombs, the stripes, missiles. A skeleton’s head emerges from the war machinery.

For me, the flag painting symbolizes the discrepancy between American ideals and manifest American policy.

March 11, 2006*
Claudia Chapline
Artist, activist, Gallery owner
Stinson Beach, California


May 1, 2018 — PDJ Commentary

US neo-cons, fortified by Iraq war architect John Bolton as National Security advisor; an unfettered Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel, and the belligerent Donald Trump as US president, aided by a compliant corporate media and complacent Congress–the same forces capitulating the US into the illegal, immoral, and disasterous Iraq war–are aligning to fell Iran, their final target in the Middle East.

We are reposting Claudia Chapline’s prescient American Flag of Death dream and fortifying the original with the stark costs of war to re/awaken you to the horrors the US war machine inflicts before — once again– it is too late and another country is decimated and millions of people suffer:

–2.4 million Iraqi civilian deaths.**

–4,489 US soldiers killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom (originally Operation Iraqi Liberation -OIL - 2003-12.

–14 journalists  killed by US forces

–$1.1 trillion US taxpayers dollars spent on Iraq war direct spending (plus billions in hidden costs) **

–12,095 US bombs dropped on Iraqis in 2016 (Barack Obama’s final year as president)

–26,172 US bombs dropped on 7 countries in the Middle East in 2016

–215% increase in civilian deaths in 2017, Donald Trump’s first year in office from

Obama’s final year as US-led bombing is increasingly “indiscriminate”

–50% more coalition (mostly US) air strikes in Iraq and Syria in 2017

Total cost: the destruction of Iraq, the cradle of civilization, and the genocide of a people

GW Bush initiated six minutes of “shock and awe” on Baghdad, Iraq, based on a lie about WMD and occupied the country for years; Barack  Obama extended the bombing and mayhem to Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Lebanon. Donald Trump has increased the bloodshed seven fold. Congress, regardless of whether the Democrats or Republicans are in control, has relinquished its Constitutional role in matters of war and peace. The war the media cares about is the alleged cyber battle with Russia.

Total cost: destruction of Iraq, the cradle of civilization; genocide of a people, and demise of the soul of the US democracy, eradicated by its own missiles and bombs. Can/will we the people find a way to stop the war machine; make reparations, rebuild what we have destroyed, and redirect money from armaments to create a thriving and healthy nation at home?


**Figure from a stunning story by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies,, March 16, 2018.

*** Brown University


* Around the time of the dream, marking the third anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Iraq, the U.S. invasion and occupation had killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.


Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Safe Haven, Sandra Taylor, The Graphic Page -- Etching of me overcoming my cognitive dissonance about  Bush regime and false flag terrorism and 9/11


Sandra Taylor, The Graphic Page

“Etching of me overcoming my cognitive dissonance with regard to Bush regime and false flag terrorism and 9/11″


Dreams of 9/11 and other political events wake us to reality and response.

DREAM VERITAS! From Tragedy to Transformation, a multimedia presentation, profiles powerful women activists and artists with little known stories of evoking dreams to guide, reveal, and heal personal trauma and create social change:

This army of women dreamers shows us the profound power of remembering, understanding, and listening to our dreams. They include abolitionist Harriet Tubman, German student resistance fighter Sophie Scholl, 9/11 widow Ellen Mariani, graphic designer Sandra Taylor, 9/11 justice advocate Lynn Pentz, anti-war painter and poet Claudia Chapline, peace activist Cindy Sheehan, Iraqi American artist Vian Sora, and landscape and collage artist Marsha Connell. Other dreamers reveal political truths, upending government and corporate controlled media propaganda.

The stories show once inner wisdom is tapped denial is impossible and directed action manifests.


Like surrealism, the political-art movement spawned to oppose totalitarianism in the aftermath of the horrors of World War 1, DREAM VERITAS! relies on the power of dreaming. Moving beyond the confines of dreams in religious doctrines, psychotherapy, or New Age paradigms, DREAM VERITAS revives sacred dreaming, the studded amulet of ancient cultures, making it fashionable once again. Dreams, the voice of the Inner Self, are natural and necessary instruments on our healing journey. Dreaming holds the possibility of world-wide transformation.

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Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Part memoir, part spiritual guide, and part metaphysical manual, DREAMS AND THE WISDOM WITHIN weaves a compelling narrative of the power of dreams to guide our health. Journalist Joyce Lynn shows us of the power of dreams as a spiritual practice outside the confines of religion or psychotherapy. She revives dreams as a mandatory modality in our daily lives.

DREAMS AND THE WISDOM WITHIN draws on scientific research, metaphysical information, and real life stories to illuminate the transformative power of our nightly messages. Drawing on her experience as a reporter and first-hand knowledge with dreams, Lynn offers a three-step healing blueprint and envisions a future of medical care with dream guidance at its center.

The stories of women who have accessed dreams to prevent, diagnosis, and treat illness are told in DREAMS AND THE WISDOM WITHIN. In one remarkable story, the deceased mother of a Kentucky woman appeared in dreams and warned her, “There is cancer growing in your right breast.” The admonitions persisted despite three “clean” mammograms. Finally, an ultrasound verified the dire dream warnings. After surgery and chemotherapy, Ellie was cancer free. Sixteen years later, Ellie, now 79, extolled her life-saving medical care. “It is important people listen to their dreams,” she said.

The extensive reach of dreams is told through Lynn’s personal experiences. Dreams helped the author salvage her self-esteem and grasp her true worth as a woman; recover from a potentially serious illness, halting a stampede toward cervical cancer; find a healthy eating plan; discover life’s intended career path; handle the business and content of reporting; end a dysfunctional romantic relationship; reconnect with her religious roots and discover an inner spiritual center.

DREAMS AND THE WISDOM WITHIN empowers women and minorities — the major sufferers of the major illnesses of our time and those disenfranchised by traditional medicine.

Lynn, a former political reporter, now writes about women’s health and spirituality. She is the author of PLUM DREAMS DIARY: On Mothers, Men, Modern Medicine, and the Divine, a collection of dreams exploring the contemporary female psyche. She has reported on how our thoughts affect our health, the benefits of Mediterranean and vegetarian diets, and public health care policy. She has profiled peace activist Cindy Sheehan and artist-activist Claudia Chapline and others whose dreams have influenced their art, activism, health, and business ventures. Her articles have appeared in dozens of publications including Ms. Magazine, the Pacific Sun, Online Journal, and Louisville Magazine.

DREAMS AND THE WISDOM WITHIN will be published in Spring 2018 by Plum Dreams Media. Pre-orders receive a 20% discount of the list price ($25). To pre-order and reserve your autographed copies at the pre-publication price $20 (published price $26), email