Self Image to True Self
Paper Proposal for the 2013
International Association for the Study of Dreams PsiberDreaming Conference
© Beverly (Kedzierski Heart) D’Urso, Ph.D
Brief Abstract: Beverly will share her ideas about lucidity, self image, and true self by telling a story about a little girl who begins life as her true self but quickly learns to dissociate from it. First, she equates herself with an image in a mirror. As she learns to walk and talk, she thinks of her body and personality as her true self. When she understands that she is dreaming she knows her true self as more than just her body. She discovers how her true self can release her from pain if she surrenders to it completely.
Brief Bio: Beverly D’Urso, one of the characters in this dream we call life, started having lucid dreams in her sleep at the age of seven after she surrendered to her true self in a recurring nightmare. After researching lucid dreaming in the 1980’s at Stanford, where she completed her PhD, she began to study spirituality. Beverly currently follows the Diamond Approach path and maintains the sites: http://www.durso.org/beverly/ and http://wedreamnow.info/ She no longer waits to go to sleep to become lucid and surrender to her true self.