The Making of The Dream Weaver’s Oracle Deck!
Updated: March 14, 2023
There are times in life when we reach a crossroads. A place where we know that change is inevitable. It’s part of living a life led by Spirit –– the knowing that our plans fit inside the plans Spirit has for us. Yes, we are powerful co-creators of our reality, and yet, it’s easy to forget that surrender is part of the balance of co-creation.
I recently found myself at such a crossroads when I began to receive the download for my newest Oracle Card deck, The Dream Weaver’s Oracle. This deck is unlike anything I’ve ever created before, which is why I want to share its conception and birth story with you.
I call it a birth story because for me, the process of creating each of my 14 decks is a cyclical experience – always starting with a calling, a download of ideas, and a process that without fail, takes nine months.
This time was different than the others though. When the calling came for this deck, I knew I was being asked to venture into the unknown. To an unfamiliar place with no safety net. I was being called to find a new kind of art and a new voice for my Oracle Cards.
What emerged was the Dream Weaver’s Oracle, and here is its story…
Meeting the Dream Weavers…
When the download for a new Oracle Card deck begins, I don’t have much choice about it. The oracle always tells me what it is, what it’s meant for, how it will help us, what the art is supposed to look like, and how it’s meant to be structured and used.
For this deck, it began with a series of recurring dreams. I kept finding myself in an unusual dreamscape where I began to become acquainted with the story of these mystical beings, the Dream Weavers.
These beings revealed that they have made their home in the hidden realms since before the cosmos were created. They were these strange, benevolent, and playful beings and I found myself again and again in a cave, with hieroglyphs on the walls, depicting their arrival from the stars. They were unlike anything I had experienced before, and I knew immediately that this deck would be different.
Through my meditations and dreams, I had the honor of meeting these fun beings, and I knew I was supposed to help them bring their messages to us here on earth. They are coming to us with so much love & compassion.
Creating the Artwork for The Dream Weaver’s Oracle Deck
When I received the download that I would need to take the artwork for this deck in a new direction, I had to trust and pray that the right person would show up. I knew the Dream Weavers had a different energy than my previous decks, and truly didn’t know where to begin my search for the right artist for this deck.
Joel Nakamura was a connection that came through my friend Althea. He had always wanted to do an Oracle Deck, and as soon as I saw his work, I knew he was the right person to collaborate with.
I was amazed at how seamless our creative process was together. When I shared my vision for each of the cards with Joel, he would bring these gorgeous and unique images to life that looked as though they had been pulled directly from the images I had seen on the cave walls in my dreams. Our process and our flow was pure magic.
Joel is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and we got the chance to go visit him in person to collaborate on the project and see his work in person. You can follow along our journey and meet Joel and his “neo-folk primitive” style – a blend of folk art and sophisticated iconography rendered in a neo-primitive technique.
[WATCH THE MAKING OF THE DREAM WEAVERS ORACLE DECK]
What’s Different About The Dream Weaver’s Oracle Deck…
When you begin to get acquainted with the Dream Weaver’s Oracle, you may notice that the vibe of the artwork is different than anything else I’ve created before. For 11 of my Oracle Card Decks, I’ve collaborated with the amazing JenaDellaGrottaglia for the artwork.
When this deck began revealing itself to me, I knew it was going to be different. I knew the Dream Weavers wanted to be portrayed in a new way, and I had to follow that call!
It was scary heading in a brand new direction, but I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results and the beautiful creation this deck came to be.
Creating this deck was an honor, and truly a labor of love. Joel and I both poured our hearts and souls into this process, and we hope you love these cards as much as we do!
Excited to meet the Dream Weavers? You can order your copy of the deck here.
What’s your favorite thing about getting to know a new Oracle Card deck? Let me know in the comments!