The analysis of dreams has been a revered practice across cultures for thousands of years. For those of us missing out on this life-changing, time-honored tradition, let’s bring it back!
For a bigger picture:
If you missed my first article, “Dreams: A Better Representation of Reality?” then I suggest giving it a quick read. It explores the idea that our dreams may be more ‘real’ than what we experience in our waking state, as we are no longer confined by the limiting parameters of time and space. Definitely food for thought…
While it’s great to challenge our beliefs and limited understanding of the world, it’s just as important to apply the new knowledge we acquire in a way that will better our lives and the lives of others. That’s the intention behind this article so let’s get right to it.
But first, a quick look at our subconscious:
Our subconscious runs about 95% of everything we do. We are constantly attracting experiences into our lives that are a vibrational match to our personal vibratory rate. Our unique vibration is a reflection of our dominant emotional state, with dense emotions like fear, anger and jealousy lowering our vibration, and lighter emotions like love, gratitude and compassion raising our vibration. The quality of what we manifest into our reality is constantly fluctuating based on this relationship, but usually hovers at around the same un-ideal level. It is easy to see that if we want to experience a quantum shift in our vibration (and therefore in our lives), addressing things at a subconscious level would be the logical place to start… 95% is a big number!
There are many methods out there that help you reprogram your subconscious mind, and I think bringing awareness to your dreams can give you a head start. Dreaming is one of the easiest ways to access our subconscious on a regular basis to get clues about what we need to shift. So why not learn to intentionally use our dreams for our advancement and evolution?
Can’t remember your dreams?
If you think you are someone who doesn’t dream at all, set the intention before you go to sleep to remember your dreams. In the morning write down anything you remember right away. It’s like training a muscle so commit to doing this daily. There are tools that can help, including certain crystals you can place under your pillow at night. Some of my favorites are moonstone, amethyst, fluorite and Herkimer diamond (don’t worry, not pricey!).
Remembering your dreams is step 1, now you have to interpret them! Don’t get so hung up on interpretations you read in dream books - try to come up with your own interpretation first as this is what will help you the most. If you get stuck, by all means reference a dream book or have a discussion with a friend. They might help shed light on something you are not seeing. But remember that you don’t have to accept what they say as truth, be honest with yourself and only use what you know will help you.
What dreams can show you:
Sometimes we may dream of traumatic events from our past, including ones we may have forgotten about. This can be a sign that we still have some work to do to release the ‘trapped energy’ behind this issue because it is still operating from our subconscious, sabotaging our efforts to move forward in life. The same is true when we dream about former friends or significant others that we still have a bitter attachment to, or loved ones that we have lost and are still grieving.
When you ‘sleep on’ something, you are giving yourself the opportunity to evaluate the situation on a higher level from a much broader perspective, which is much easier to access when you are sleeping and don’t have the distraction of your logical mind. Many times the answer will come to you in your dreams or you will just wake up knowing what the best course of action is.
Dreams can also act like an early warning system and show us what the likely outcome is if we continue down the path we are on. This gives us time to pause and reevaluate our choices so that we can change course and head down a better path.
Life gets easier when we learn to be the deliberate creator of our experiences, and by using the knowledge that what we have going on beneath the surface is reflected back to us when we dream, we can learn to rely on our dreams as a constant source of inner guidance and wisdom.
So……. dream on!
Written by Aïten Snaith, Energy Healing Practitioner and Truth Seeker