Friday, September 13, 2019

Let's Talk About Recurring Dreams


Peace and blessings to you your family and love ones.  My name is Nana Baakan and today I want to talk about some of the topics we cover in our dream workshops.

How many of you out there have recurring dreams? You know, that strange dream that seems to come out of the blue from nowhere.

Often times these types of dreams are triggered by a current situation that is reminding you of a past situation and that past situation has not been resolved and needs to be.

It could be something that is going on at work, school, church, relationship or any number of other situations.  The situation that is currently happening is reminding you of a similar situation. Because it has not been resolved or analyzed it keeps coming back because you need to rectify it in some way.

Now this does not apply to all recurring dreams because we may certainly find ourselves flying over and over again. The flying dreams mean something else.

However if you dream that you are being chased from time to time. Or fighting the same animal. Or find yourself in some type of imprisonment, these dreams tend to be telling you something about what's happening in your life.

Of course the details matter.  In and out of waking life and the dream state, there are many nuances that impact on what we dream.  We also use a lot of figurative language or puns in our waking life that may find themselves interwoven in these recurring dreams.

The triggers to recurring dreams can be massive or very subtle. They can happen the day of the dream before or after.  Exploring what happened over the past few days can help you pinpoint what triggered that dream.
There is so much more to cover on this topic, so come on out and bring that recurring dream.

Thanks for watching this video and be sure to come out to our next schedule dream workshops, there will be two.
Sept. 14, 2019
Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods,
310 South 48th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19143 
4:30PM to 6:30PM
It is free and open to the public, donations are graciously accepted. 
They cover my traveling expenses, etc.
 Sept. 15, 2019
Nutrition and Health Center,
5601 N. 10th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19141.
3Pm to 5PM. 
$10 in advance and $12 at the door.

I also want to mention that this workshop will have the option of joining us via the Zoom conference platform for those who cannot be physically present at the workshop but would like to attend. Go to this link and download the app to your phone, tablet and/or computer.

The fee for joining us via Zoom is $10 paid in advance. Please send me your contact information so I can give you all the information you need to register for the Zoom conference option.

Contact me at and you pay the advance fee of $10.  So let me know so I can put your name on the advance list.

Also, I will be offering 2 free 20 minute readings at both locations.  The recipients will be chosen by lottery, so that's another reason to come out if you want to get that free reading.

Thanks again for watching this video and hope to see you there!!

Peace & Blessings to you your family and loved ones.

Let's Talk About Nightmares & Troubling Dreams


Peace and Blessings to you your family, and loved ones. My name is Nana Baakan and I want to talk to you about disturbing dreams and/or nightmares, but I don't want to scare myself.  We have all had them at one time or another.  Especially as children because there are so many things happening around us that we don't understand.  And think about it, children live in the land of giants until they become one.  So often times they will dream of giants chasing them, grabbing them, picking them up, and who remembers the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, that giant wanted to eat Jack!!

As we mature, we may have dreams of the things we are afraid of.  For example, drowning, or being lost, or being abandoned, or being stricken with homelessness or poverty.  These dreams and so many others tell us a little about what's going on in our life and give us an opportunity to address it in waking life, but we have to examine the dream first and the details and get to that point where it make sense.

We should never discard a scary or troubling dream.  The subconscious mind is showing us that we have something to work on that is troubling us deep down inside.

Sometimes when we have these dreams, we can become lucid and find out what that is that is really frightening us.  Or we can call on our Spirit guides to help us to safety.  But even then, if we don't get to the bottom of the dream message, we will continue to have that dream again.

I see nightmares or troubling dreams as a loud knock on the door of our conscious mind from our subconscious.  And one thing that is for sure is that we certainly can become lucid and tell ourselves, this is only a dream and I am waking the hell up, right now.

Here's an excerpt from my blog, the value of nightmares.

"Why We Remember Nightmares
In my experience, all dreams (and particularly nightmares) come in the service of health and wholeness. This means that no dream, no matter how distressing or menacing, ever came to anyone to say, “Nyah, nyah, you’ve got these problems and you can’t do anything about them!” The very fact that a dream is remembered in the first place means that the dreamer actually has at his or her disposal all the courage, creativity, strength, and wisdom necessary to respond creatively and transformatively to even the worst “problem” that the dream presents. (If the dreamer were not in possession of all the energies required for positive, creative, transformative response, the dream would simply not be remembered.) This is true not only at the level of individual, psychospiritual health and wholeness, but at the level of world society, culture, and collective human struggle as well.

Ironically, for this reason I take heart every time I have (or hear about) a dream that involves large, planet-wide problems like destruction of the environment, plague, military conflict, or other massive disruption of society. The fact that we remember such dreams suggests that we are able to respond creatively and effectively to these problems, in the same fashion that dreams addressing seemingly “insoluble” personal problems always indicate our ability to deal with those problems. Nightmares may also provide symbolic suggestions and specific creative inspirations, provided we have the wit and wisdom to pay attention." 
By Dr. Jeremy Taylor

Again, this is only one of the many topics we cover in our dream workshops so don't forget to come out.  We will be hosting them every 2nd Saturday at Atiya Ola's Spirit first Foods, 310 S 48th Street, Phila., PA 19143 from 4:30-9:30 PM and every Sunday following, at the Nutrition & Health Center, 5601 N 10th Street, Phila., PA 19141.

To register in advance contact me at
Peace and blessings to you your family and loved ones.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Announcing Sept., 2019, Dream Workshops

Announcing Sept., 2019, Dream Workshops

Dreams are the primary portal to the Spiritual Realm.
Two upcoming workshops.
Sept. 14, 2019 @Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods, 310 S 48th St., Phila., PA 19143
4:30-6:30pm Free/Donations Accepted

Sept. 15, 2019 @ Nutrition & Heath Center
5601 N. 10th St., Phila., PA 19141
3-5pm $10/Advanced. $12/Door
Refreshments will be served.

Contact via text, 1 770 580 3322

Video Conference Option:

Greetings, Peace and Blessings to you, your family and loved ones.  My name is Nana Baakan and I want to invite you to my upcoming dream workshops.  We have been smooth sailing so far with our previous workshops.  People came out and shared their dreams and we learned so much from one another.

We learned that we are all dreamers in one way or another.  Some of us sleep and dream others have visions, and a lot of us do both.  Dreams come to us on a continuum from daydreams to night dreams to astral projection to all kinds of other paranormal phenomenon.

My tag line is "Dreams are the primary portal to the spiritual realm."  Dreams are free yet they offer us a wealth of information, opportunities to expand spiritually and psychically and if we take the time and do the dream work, we will be surprised at the acceleration our spiritual growth and development will take.  All we have to do is make the intention, "I will remember my dreams."  In remembering them we honor that very sacred yet often misunderstood and even disregarded side of our Divine Essence.

Have you ever noticed, that we live on a planet, in a reality where everything has a sleep cycle, even the tiny bugs that crawl across the ground and fly through the air. Everybody sleeps.  There is a period of dormancy that is required by all living beings.  This is a known fact that is so often overlooked.  When we take that into consideration, we can begin to discover how important sleep is not only for rejuvenation and regeneration but for exploration into that part of our psyche where there is only spirit and limitless possibilities.

Scientists, scholars, priests and even magicians have been intrigued by sleep and what it all means.  There are hundreds of books to read on what happens when we sleep, why we sleep, how we sleep, the positions we sleep in and on and on.  For me, the most important part of sleep is what we dream.   Dreams are messages from the soul, they are very revealing and can often answer questions that we have worried over during waking life.  In the dream state, we may meet old friends, deceased loved ones or travel to place never seen in waking life.  We may even meet the incarnates that our soul has traveled through, or as some may say, past lives.  All in all, dreaming is invaluable in getting closer and closer to that part of ourselves that is not physical, but fanciful, imaginative, informative, spiritual, enlightening, etc.

These are the things we cover in our workshops.
We want to invite you and your family to come out.
We have two more lined up for the month of September.

One will be held on Sept. 14, 2019, at Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods, 310 S. 48th Street, Phila., PA 19143  It starts at 4:30PM and typically ends at 6:30 PM or there abouts.  It's free and open to the public, however, we will graciously accept a donation.

On Sept. 15, 2019, the following day, we have another dream workshop that will be hosted at Nutrition and Herb Center, 5601 N. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144 from 3pm to 5PM.  Admission in advance is $10 and $12 at the door. Refreshments will be served.
To register for this workshop please contact me by text message at 770-580-3322.

Also, I will be giving away free 2/ 20 minute readings. Anyone interested in getting a free reading will enter a lottery and names will be drawn at the end of the workshop. Those who win will then set up an appointment to get their free reading.

All you west philly folks meet me at the junction, Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods, 310 S. 48th Street, Phila., PA Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

All you North Philly folks, meet me at the Nutrition & Herb Center, 5601 N. 10th Street, Phila., PA 19144 on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

All are welcomed to attend either or both workshops.  
Interested? text me 770 580 3322

And don't worry, if you cannot be there physically, we are setting it up so that you can join us on via video call and participate that way.  If you are interested in being a part of a video connection please contact me, give me your information and I will give you all the info you need to sign up.  Nowadays, technology connects us across thousands of miles.  If you have a computer, laptop, tablet or cell phone, you to can join us, as well. 

The date for the video connect is September 15, 2019  3PM to 5PM EST.  So if you are in different time zone be sure to check out what time that would be where you live.  To Register for the video connect, send me a text message or email me @ I will give you all the information you need to join us.

We are excited about our progress in getting closer and closer to understanding the inner workings of our Dream Universe, and we invite you to join us.

Thanks so much for watching this video and hope to see you there!!

Peace & Blessings………………………………………..