Inspiration by Toko-pa

On this beautiful page Toko-pa, writer, artist and authority on dreams, shares her daily insights, inspirational writing & thoughts on living well…
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Dreamwalking: A Course on Dreams by Toko-pa Turner
Dreamwalking: A Course on Dreams by Toko-pa Turner | Toko-pa's Official Website
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Courting our Dreams
Unlike giving our dream images a static definition, Courtship is to treat them as living, breathing symbols.
a woman holding a dog in her arms with an evil face on it's chest
Shadow Figures in Dreams
One of the central tenets of dreamwork is to become curious about the scary, repulsive, ambiguous figures that appear in our dreams.
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Pain: The Unwelcome Guest
Pain: The Unwelcome Guest | Toko-pa's Official Website
It is liberating to consider that when we heal an ancestral pattern, we are not only freeing future generations, but healing backwards through time, liberating all those souls who were left unresolved, unforgiven and misunderstood. Photography, Portraits, Black Power, Portrait, Photographer, Fotografie, Fotografia, Fotos, Beautiful
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It is liberating to consider that when we heal an ancestral pattern, we are not only freeing future generations, but healing backwards through time, liberating all those souls who were left unresolved, unforgiven and misunderstood.
a painting of a woman floating in the water with blue hair and fish around her
Belonging, the bestselling book by Toko-pa Turner
"It helps to think of our swamps of despair as the necessary muddle before clarity. In mythology the heroine must cross such a place in her darkest hour, where she comes to face her unlived life - meeting each of the divine allies disguised as regret, doubt, and insufficiency...If she is willing to consummate the full encounter, they will reveal themselves in service to the vitality of her true being." Toko-pa Turner #belongingbook | Artwork Beatriz Martín Vidal
a painting of a woman sitting on the ground holding a bird in her hand and flying through the air
Belonging, the bestselling book by Toko-pa Turner
"We are not separate, but also we are. We are these completely unique individuals who are capable of infinite configurations of innovation and beauty, but we are embedded within and entirely dependent upon the larger ocean of allness." -Toko-pa Turner #belongingbook | Artwork by Gemma Capdevila
there is a bear that is laying down in the forest with birds on it's head
Belonging, the bestselling book by Toko-pa Turner
"Most of us are not consciously aware that we’re driving ourselves so hard, because we identify with the importance of being successful and productive, but there is another part of us that feels the effects of being driven. She is the one who bears all silently, whose entire existence is to serve us, who asks very little, and gives so much. She is, they are, the Holy Helpers...They are nature itself, feeding us, breathing us, healing us." Toko-pa Turner #belongingbook | Artwork Sandra Dieckmann
two women sitting under a tree with flowers and a camel
Belonging, the bestselling book by Toko-pa Turner
"This welcoming presence silently communicates that it believes in the part of them that knows which way to go. And they can feel that. With their inner knowing reflected, they begin to move in the right direction." Toko-pa Turner #belongingbook | Artwork Roeqiya Fris
a person's face is shown with trees in the background and multicolored images
Belonging, the bestselling book by Toko-pa Turner
“Our capacity for embodied pleasure depends on our ability to receive, which is like a muscle that can atrophy if it’s been habitually contracted. A learned sense of unworthiness can act as a barrier against our well-being, keeping us from opening to the beauty that’s all around us. With practice, we can learn how to welcome beauty and receive pleasure wholeheartedly.” -Toko-pa Turner #belongingbook |Artwork Andreas Lei
two women standing next to each other with the words thank you for using your voice
Belonging, the bestselling book by Toko-pa Turner
"The dissenting voice speaks for the voiceless. And in some ironic plot twist, it is in the revolt against false belonging that real solidarity can be born. Your willingness to speak the truth about something that disagrees with you is what allows for the undamming of communication, giving all involved a fertile place to grow and the chance to build a real village.” -Toko-pa Turner #belongingbook | Artwork by @onbeinginyourbody
an illustration of a tree with red apples on it
Belonging, the bestselling book by Toko-pa Turner
"It is the way of all nature to be of service to something greater than one life alone...The apple tree is generous with its fruits, offering those gifts to anyone who wants to be fed by them. But it also serves itself in that the apple-eater becomes a carrier for the tree’s seeds to proliferate. When we tune into our belonging with all things, there is a similarly combined urge to both succeed in life and to make our life an offering unto the commons." - Toko-pa Turner | Artwork Ericka Lugo