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Extended Realms Of Consciousness

Dreams are powerful.  They give us an unfiltered view into our consciousness and where we sit within the greater collective consciousness.  The dream world is a place where we learn, where we experiment, where we try out different approaches to solve that which challenges us in our waking life.  Dreams offer invaluable insights, opportunities to awaken and grow.  It is up to each of us to receive the gifts that dreams offer.

 

Working With Dreams

To work with our dreams, we must first remember them.  Having a journal dedicated to your dreams by your bed each night, along with setting the intention to remember your dreams before you go to sleep are the most proven methods for success.

The ideal practice is to write down at least the major outline for any dreams or dream snippets you remember immediately upon waking, weaving them into the waking world before they drift away.  With the outline captured, you can more easily recall and fill in the details later on.

If you awake in the morning without any dream recall, it can still be great to capture something in your journal, whether that is simply that you didn’t recall any dreams for that night, or you don’t recall them but have some sense that they were tense or sad or scary, or that you remember seeing the color green.

Essentially this is about developing the routine of capturing your dreams and illustrating that commitment to the dreamworld and the part of you that is fully conscious while your body sleeps.

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Dreams are more real than reality itself, they’re closer to the self.

~ Gao Xingjian

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.

~ Edgar Cayce

The Speech Of Dreams

I dreamt about a snake last night – what does that mean?  All of a sudden I’m dreaming about being back in high school and I can’t remember my locker combination and I’m late for class – why is this happening?

It can be tempting at this point to look to the almighty Google for answers, and I’m not necessarily going to tell you not to do that.  There are themes in dreams that appear to carry collective meanings and learning about those may bring insights to your specific situation.

But dream language can also be quite individualistic.  Dreaming about Brad Pitt will likely have very different meanings for each of us – so it’s also very important to begin to learn your own dream language.

Your dream journal is an invaluable tool, your own personal rosetta stone for uncovering how your dreams speak to you and what is being conveyed, and with that, opening a whole new realm of learning, connecting with spirit and the higher aspects of yourself.

 

Help… 🙂

It can be incredibly helpful to have another set of eyes on your dreams, someone who may help you unfold the meaning behind that dream you’ve been having since you were young.  It’s also a very powerful practice to speak your dreams aloud, to allow them the space to be seen and heard – a practice present in nearly all indigenous cultures.

If this is you, I’d love to help.  Contact me and we’ll schedule a dream interpretation session.