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The Dreams That Shape Us

The Dreams That Shape Us

By Steven Ernenwein, J.M. DeBord

Our modern western culture places little to no value on the power of our nightly dreams to inspire, shift, and reorganize our lives. This podcast demands a deep reconsideration of the role our dreams play on our path to a more vital and meaningful life. The following is living proof of the life affirming power of dreams to effect change and redirect the trajectory of our inner and outer lives. These are the dreams that shape us.
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The Harvest and the Teenage Scavengers (Brenda) - Ep4, S1

The Dreams That Shape UsJan 11, 2021

I Spy with my Dreaming Eye

I Spy with my Dreaming Eye

Many of our listeners haven't heard this remarkable story about Rochelle's dreams which showed her intimate details about an old friend's life. So take a walk into the past with us, back to our first season, and hear how Rochelle's dreaming eye spied into the life of someone she hadn't seen in years.

Nov 21, 202355:46
Till Debt Do Us Part (Melissa) - S3, Ep9

Till Debt Do Us Part (Melissa) - S3, Ep9

Ever have a dream completely interrupt a major life event you were about to go through with?! Well join Jason and Steve as they explore the dream Melissa Johnson shares with them that caused her to call off her wedding 6 weeks before the day 😮😮🤯🤯 Melissa met both of us in her dreams before the interview and each dream floors us!! You won't want to miss this episode, we had no idea what we were walking into!

All original music composed and performed by Steven Ernenwein


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Oct 17, 202301:56:22
Murder, She Dreamt (Kristen) - S3, Ep8
Sep 19, 202301:53:02
The Burning Man and the Warrior's Way Home (Lawrence) - S3, Ep7
Aug 15, 202302:33:28
The Reclamation of the Magical Self (Kris) - S3, Ep6
Jul 18, 202302:24:45
The Girl Who Steps Outside of the Universe (Jenni) - S3, Ep5
Jun 22, 202302:31:26
The Robed Woman and the Unusual Motherhood Journey (Tzivia) - S3, Ep4

The Robed Woman and the Unusual Motherhood Journey (Tzivia) - S3, Ep4

Following on the heels of mother's day, we celebrate mother's in sharing Tzivia's very heartfelt, and at times heart wrenching, story of motherhood! Tzivia actually had no intention of becoming a mother, but life had other plans for her life and we get to see how her dreams held this for her and aided her every step of the way. It's a beautiful ode to Parenthood and the little critters who crack our hearts open in ways and depths we never knew we could love another human. You'll get to hear some dreams that have aided me in fatherhood, as well🙏 Lots of heart in this one, we hope you will give it a listen and share it with your mom 😄

For more info on all Tzivia has to offer:

IG: @Tziviadreams

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All original music composed and performed by Steven Ernenwein

If you are interested in my Songwriting Soul Retrieval 8wk experience, please visit

Here's the bare bones of the course!
1. Awaken the Muse
2. Be the Instrument
3. Your truest words
4. Let it reach in, and down
5. A Songwriter's Self care
6. Our Wounds have Broken more than Skin
7. Metabolizing grief into beauty
8. Retrieval of the Songlines of the Soul

Hope you'll join me!!

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See you all the third Tuesday or next month!! 🥰🥰 Nighty night!
May 16, 202301:30:49
A Sermon to the Divine Beloved (Greg) - S3, Ep3
Apr 18, 202302:22:39
The Power of Dreams Compels You (Ryan) - S3, Ep2

The Power of Dreams Compels You (Ryan) - S3, Ep2

*Content Warning: listeners discretion is advised*

Join Steve and Ryan Hurd as they explore Ryan's story of facing nightmares in a lucid dream, sleep paralysis, generational trauma, core wounds, and so much more!! They speak to some really hush hush topics within lucid dreaming and the initiations most lucid dreamers fail to arise to when they begin being called deeper.

You won't want to miss this deep, vulnerable, and soulful conversation surrounding the darker side of dream life!

Ryan Dungan Hurd (he/him) is an educator, author and dream researcher. He is interested in consciousness studies at the intersections of ecology, spirituality and material culture. His latest work is Lucid talisman: Forgotten lore. Ryan has been featured on NPR, CNN, Coast to Coast, Psychology Today, and many more venues. With a background in both archaeology and dream research, Ryan currently leads online workshops at his own Dream Studies Academy and also teaches graduate level courses at several universities. His website has been going strong since 2007. He currently lives in Philadelphia, PA.

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We love you all! See you next month, third Tuesday! Nighty night!!
Mar 21, 202302:19:08
Knocking on Heaven's Door (Scott) - S3, Ep1

Knocking on Heaven's Door (Scott) - S3, Ep1

Professor Scott Sparrow knocked on Heaven's Door and it opened for him while he was lucid dreaming. A holy light filled him with indescribable love, and it set him on a course in life to return to that place and continue receiving that Light.

Dr. Sparrow, an acclaimed author, professor, and dream guru, says that everyone can be blessed with the experience of receiving the Light. He prescribes simple practices spelled out by the renowned psychic Edgar Cayce and used for centuries by Buddhist masters of Dream Yoga. Hint: It involves a lot of meditation. It leads to experiences that were once known to only a relatively few devotees with the guidance from Masters and the discipline of mind and body to break through the barriers that prevent us from seeing and knowing that the Light of Heaven is behind everything in the material and mental worlds. Everything is the Light, but it's something you have to find out for yourself, through your experience. Dr. Sparrow tells us how.

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Feb 22, 202302:02:15
2yr Anniversary Episode - S2, Ep11
Jan 17, 202302:57:17
Re-establishing the Lineage (Alaya) - S2, Ep10
Dec 20, 202201:49:03
Always Run in the Direction of your Dreams (Christian) - S2, Ep9
Nov 15, 202201:09:06
You Are Never Alone (Bob) - S2, Ep8

You Are Never Alone (Bob) - S2, Ep8

Bob and Jason explore a fascinating lucid dream of Bob's. He had a lot of trepidation in honoring what it was trying to tell him, when one of the wildest stories I've ever heard of synchronicity and the connectivity of our dreaming mind occurs. The story looks at the science, looks at mystifying synchronicity, and offers a powerful example of how we are all so intrinsically connected through (in Bob's words, in a strangers dream) "the body unconscious network." You get to witness how the man who literally wrote the book on the science of dreaming gets swept up in the deep mystery of it all! All original music created by Steve

More info on Bob: Jason: Steve: look up AQ the Dreamwalker on all streaming platforms to listen to my dream inspired music Follow the podcast on Instagram: @dreamsthatshapeus You can find the picture of the queen of cups card that he found on our Instagram page! We preview the trailer for Leah Noel's fiction podcast, The Innis Forgettance, at the end of the episode.
Oct 18, 202201:27:23
The Endless Plate of Past Lives (Jason) - S2, Ep6

The Endless Plate of Past Lives (Jason) - S2, Ep6

Join Jason and I as he recounts a dream that set him on a wild path of discovering answers to the validity of past lives and the awakening of his gift as an author! It's all in the pasta - flavors of synchronicity abound, ancient Kings, sassy southern waitresses, hard looks in the mirror, struggle, awakenings, and a WHOLE lotta spaghetti 🤣🙏 you just wait! Special voice actress - Leah Noel Her upcoming fiction podcast is called "Innis Forgettance" - listen to the trailer here: Follow the podcast on Instagram: @dreamsthatshapeus Steve: IG @aq_dreamwalker or search AQ the Dreamwalker in any streaming service to listen to his dream inspired music! J.M. Debord - For pre order of Jason's upcoming book on nightmares,
Aug 17, 202202:19:20
Dreams Never Abandon Us in our Grief (Mary Jo) - S2, Ep5
May 22, 202201:48:47
Out of the Cave (Katherine) - S2, Ep4
May 06, 202257:55
Take the Red Pill (Jonathan) - S2, Ep3

Take the Red Pill (Jonathan) - S2, Ep3

Join Jason and Dr Jonathan Hyland as they explore an amazing initiatory journey that he went on because of a presence and anxiety he felt arise within his body. It forces him to confront the unconscious on a somatic level versus strictly from an ideological standpoint. We find that this affliction eventually leads him into a deep relational experience with the unconscious and a wealth of understanding of its relationship to his conscious self. It's a fascinating story that will potentially pretzel your mind and stretch your understanding of yourself, consciousness, and deep mystery of it all. 

More info on Dr. Hyland - ; IG - @thedreamsdoctor

JM Debord -

Steve - IG - @aq_dreamwalker ; For my new dream inspired album, "The Knowing," search AQ the Dreamwalker on your favorite music streaming app. 

Follow the podcast on IG @dreamsthatshapeus

Edited by JM Debord
Original music written and performed by Steven Ernenwein
Features Snippet of "Morning Bell" by Radiohead

Mar 06, 202202:14:50
The Plants are Speaking (Val) - S2, Ep2
Feb 04, 202201:56:03
Return of the Dream Jedi (Ian) - S2, E1
Jan 13, 202201:33:06
If You Want to Come into your Power - (Steve-Grinch) - Ep18, S1
Dec 25, 202102:01:11
The Antelope and the Thawing of the Glacial Heart (Matt) - Ep17, S1
Nov 05, 202101:44:28
Love at First Flight (Cougar & Mariah) - Ep 16, S1

Love at First Flight (Cougar & Mariah) - Ep 16, S1

Join Jason as he conducts our first love story, interviewing the couple about a possible shared flying dream experience they had over a decade ago and fatefully found each other through a post Cougar rattled off to the reddit community seeking to find the girl of his dream! Mariah finds his post and these two quite quickly and sweetly fall in love. It's a very sweet story, if you want a feel good cutesy story, this is it💗
Oct 10, 202101:15:44
Introducing: Turning Season/The Dreamers' Den Podcast
Aug 31, 202101:56:44
The First Sword Draw (Leilani) - Ep 14, S1
Aug 10, 202101:56:27
The Father Wound (Steve) - Ep 13, S1

The Father Wound (Steve) - Ep 13, S1

Join hosts Steve and Jason as Steve relays a series of poignant dreams that aided him in his process of healing his father wound, his relationship with his father, and finally owning the duty of honoring his worth, creative fire, and Anima. It's a truly touching story! Star Wars fans will be tickled as several of the dreams Steve shares are Star Wars themed and relay some deeply felt relational experiences for him to better understand this wound and how to heal it! Steve reimagines a few of the classic Star Wars songs to really bring the dreams and their haunting beauty alive.
Jul 23, 202101:37:39
These will be your Kids (Jim) - Ep 12, S1

These will be your Kids (Jim) - Ep 12, S1

In observation of Father's Day, we bring you this very special story where our guest, Jim, has a powerful prophetic dream about two kids the dream says are going to be his. This is 3 years before he and his wife even begin the process to adopt and after a series of fateful occurrences they are brought together! This is a beautiful ode to fatherhood, sacrifice, and belonging, we hope you are touched and share this with your daddy!
Jun 23, 202152:31
Big Decisions, Bigger Opportunities (Lese) - E11, S1
Jun 09, 202101:20:60
When the Men in Black Speak, You Listen (Wendy) - Ep 10, S1
Apr 26, 202101:13:56
I Can't, He Doesn't Want Me To - (Erin) Ep9, S1

I Can't, He Doesn't Want Me To - (Erin) Ep9, S1

Erin, in the throes of an abusive relationship, has a powerful dream that initiates the process of her reclaiming herself, her power, and ultimately leaving the relationship. Steve and Erin explore warning dreams, toxic masculinity, power and powerlessness, and at the end, each offer a look at how they both have been confronting and reimagining masculinity within themselves. A conversation you won't want to miss!
Apr 07, 202101:30:48
Love, Loss and Everlasting Life (Laurel) - Ep8, S1

Love, Loss and Everlasting Life (Laurel) - Ep8, S1

Laurel shared many extraordinary experiences with her husband John. When they were physically apart they would meet up in their dreams. They shared a wavelength of deep love and deep interest in dreams and metaphysics. Then John died and they continued to meet up in her dreams. Laurel's incredible story proves that dreams really do shape us.
Apr 07, 202101:55:47
The Amazon Woman and the Stories Inside Us (Leah) - Ep7, S1

The Amazon Woman and the Stories Inside Us (Leah) - Ep7, S1

In the thick of Post Partum Depression in the summer of 2017, Leah has an eruption of psychic material surrounding the Amazon Woman archetype. We deeply explore why she is showing up and uncover how the process of her arrival has been working her the past few years. This is an unique episode where it is more of a dreamworking session, where she has had little understanding of the true nature of why these dreams had come to her and you get to experience all the major epiphanies she has right alongside her!
Feb 12, 202102:08:57
Dial Into Station 'Old Friend and His New Family' (Rochelle) - Ep 6, S1

Dial Into Station 'Old Friend and His New Family' (Rochelle) - Ep 6, S1

Rochelle started dreaming about a friend she hadn't spoken with in years, and to her great surprise she discovered that the dreams accurately described his life: his impending marriage, the birth of his daughter, his daughter's name. One time she even shared a dream with his wife. As the interview unfolds she reveals these aren't the only extraordinary dreams she's had, and her view of life and the world has changed because of them.
The co-hosts of The Dreams That Shape Us are J.M. DeBord and Steven Ernenwein.
Jan 26, 202157:17
Origins: The Dreams That Made Us Dreamworkers

Origins: The Dreams That Made Us Dreamworkers

Co-hosts Steven and Jason share the dreams and experiences that enticed them down the rabbit hole and led to becoming dreamworkers. They find out that some dark history in both of their families compelled them and played out in their dreams.

Jan 21, 202101:32:07
The Harvest and the Teenage Scavengers (Brenda) - Ep4, S1
Jan 11, 202101:04:35
Dreaming Her Daughter Home (Linda) - Ep3, S1
Jan 02, 202155:22
May Death Step to you with Flowers (Susanne) - Ep2, S1

May Death Step to you with Flowers (Susanne) - Ep2, S1

Susanne shares with us a series of dreams that have helped her prepare for the death of her sister, who sadly left us this past summer of 2020 to pancreatic cancer. Steven and Susanne have a heartfelt discussion about these dreams and surrounding this particular cancer, as Steven's late grandmother passed from it, as well. This episode is an ode to all the ones we've lost to cancer and the ones whom they left behind. 

Interview by Steven Ernenwein
Narration by JM DeBord
Original music by Steven Ernenwein (IG: @aq_dreamwalker)
Recording and Editing by both JM, Steven 

Susanne's website:
Find books by JM Debord on Amazon and his Dream School at
Find Steve's dream inspired hip hop and singer songwriter music on all major streaming platforms under AQ the Dreamwalker.

Dec 29, 202001:15:38
Back to the Life I Know (Harper) - Ep 1, S1

Back to the Life I Know (Harper) - Ep 1, S1

In our inaugural episode we offer for you the story of Harper, whose dreams showed him a future where he could live again with vigor and health. Interview by JM DeBord Narration by Steven Ernenwein. Original music by Steven Ernenwein (@aq_dreamwalker) Theme music snippet from The K Project Closing song - "Freaking Out" by Mystery Skulls Recording and Editing by both JM & Steven Find books by JM Debord on Amazon and his Dream School at Find Steve's dream inspired hip hop and singer songwriter music on all major streaming platforms under AQ the Dreamwalker.
Dec 21, 202037:45