A Feather for Your Dream Journeys Into Healing

A Feather for Your Dream Journeys Into Healing
While enjoying my dream, it suddenly stops, like a frozen computer screen or a TV show put on pause. In the center of my dream a pop-up window appears, much like on a computer. The window expands into a door, and a spirit guide/guardian angel dressed as a Franciscan monk in a long, brown, hooded robe with a knotted-rope belt and leather sandals steps through the Sacred Dream Door. His hood covers his face. “Come with me. We have something to tell you.”

The Psychology of Dreams: Dreams Come Knocking At The Door Of Consciousness

The Psychology of Dreams: Dreams Come Knocking At The Door Of Consciousness
When you pay close attention to both your conscious life and your unconscious, your unconscious doesn’t need to knock on the door seven times to get your attention. The artist Salvador Dali once commented that he used to have dreams, but stopped at some point—perhaps because he had shared the mes­sages of his unconscious through his expressive art.

Healing Dreams and Dreamwork For Grief And Loss

Healing Dreams and Dreamwork For Grief And Loss
In a 2016 New York Times article, “A New Vision for Dreams of the Dying,” the work of neurobiologist Dr. Christopher Kerr is discussed. Dr. Kerr believes that end-of-life dreams have a therapeutic function and can help not only the dying but also their families.

Are Dreams Wake-Up Calls From Your Psyche?

Are Dreams Wake-Up Calls From Your Psyche?
Perhaps you have always ignored your dreams or devalued the messages from this part of your psyche. But most cultures of the world have used dreams as healing tools, and Freud and Jung proved the great value that dreams have for us as conduits to instinct, buried memories, and the unconscious.

How Paying Attention To Your Dreams Can Save Your Life

How Paying Attention To Your Dreams Can Save Your Life
Dreams have provided useful information in medical diagnosis for centuries, beginning in ancient times with the shamanic traditions of the indigenous cultures around the world.

Dreaming Our Way to the Heart of the World

Dreaming Our Way to the Heart of the WorldIn my brighter vision of what is to come, our society will be guided by dream helpers. Their constant work is to help those around them to use dreams for guidance and healing. It is recognized that dreams diagnose problems before they manifest...

Why Do Our Brains Freak Us Out With Scary Dreams?

Why Do Our Brains Freak Us Out With Scary Dreams?Getting a fright from a dream is very normal. But our brains don’t have a secret plan to freak us out with nightmares. In the olden days, many people believed dreams were a window to another world.

Dream Patterns: Revealing the Hidden Patterns of Our Waking Lives

Dream Patterns: Revealing the Hidden Patterns of Our Waking LivesDreams are bizarre. Because of this, they’re inherently interesting. Dreams can teach us about the nature of consciousness, reveal to us personal and universal truths through symbolic language, and enable us to make lasting changes in our own lives. I have experienced all of these through my own dreams.

Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth

Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal GrowthSomewhere in every meaningful dream is the potential for per­sonal growth. Your dreams give you clues about their meaning through the settings, characters, sym­bols, actions, reactions, and especially resolutions. The resolution of a dream is often...

Prophetic Dreams: A Crinkle In Time Giving Advance Warning?

Prophetic Dreams: A Crinkle In Time Giving Advance Warning?In the wake of disasters, multiple reports of prophetic dreams and oracles often surface. Immediately after the Titanic sank, dozens of people reported canceling their trip because of dreams that foretold of the sinking. It makes you wonder how many others had...

Listen to Your Dreams and Initiate an Ongoing Dialogue With Them

Listen to Your Dreams and Initiate an Ongoing Dialogue With ThemThere is a healing instinct within you that can manifest in dreams. You'd be surprised at the straightforward health advice they give, either spontaneously or on request. Tips on food, preventive therapies, treatment options...

Let Your Dreams Guide the Way

Let Your Dreams Guide the WayIt has been so important to connect with my soul, to listen, and respond through the heart and the emerging feelings as I sought some genuine interaction with people and the world around me.

5 Steps To Using Your Dreams To Find Answers

5 Steps To Using Your Dreams To Find AnswersI have always depended on dreams to provide me with clear answers about my direction in life, whether in love, my career, health, friendships, travels, and challenges. Whenever I am faced with an unknown or uncertain path...

How To Work with Dreams to Access Wisdom and Insights

How To Work with Dreams to Manifest Your New StoryIf you dream often, write down all your dreams and choose to work with the one you feel most intrigued or moved by. If you can only remember a few images, work with whatever you recall of the dream because it may contain valuable information for you.

The Basics of Interpretating Your Dreams

dreams 12 22Often we may wake up in the morning believing that we have not had any dreams. But it is more likely that we have not yet remembered the dreams we did indeed have.

Living Authentically by Understanding Your Dreams

Living Authentically: Follow Your DreamsAs we move deeper into the twenty-first century, we find ourselves in the midst of a tremendous and extraordinarily difficult transition from a world fragmented into often hostile groups and ideologies to a world where people are united by their common humanity. Our dreams hold the potential to transform the...

These Are The Five Types of Dreams?

What Are The Five Types of Dreams?There are five different types of dreams: ordinary, lucid, telepathic, premonitory, and nightmare. They often blend and merge with one another.

Dream Interpretations: Dreaming with the Moon

Dream Interpretations: Dreaming with the MoonThe astrological signs represent how energy moves, spirals, cycles, and changes. Each sign has unique characteristics. As the moon moves through the astrological signs each month, the dream energy takes on some of the characteristics of...

When Spirit Talks To You About Your Life

Dreams: When Spirit Talks To You About Your Life"I was very moved by the Blue Star Kachina prophecy,” Lucina began, sitting self-consciously next to the stranger. “I wanted to share with you a dream I’ve been having for the past months, and maybe you can help me with it? It’s been haunting me and I just want to understand it better.”

Understanding Your Dream Symbols

Understanding Your Dream SymbolsSome therapists will use "dream interpretation" to help a patient understand himself, but understanding will not cure symptoms. Our goal is to find blocked memories and to cry.

How To Use Dreams As A Problem Solving Tool

How To Use Dreams As A Problem Solving ToolDreams are a direct conduit to the intuitive mind. You can use your dreams as problem-solving tools in the waking world -- but first you have to remember them and learn to decipher their sometimes confusing messages.

Was Sigmund Freud Right About Dreams After All?

Was Sigmund Freud Right About Dreams After All? It is the most well known – and perhaps infamous – theory of dreams in the Western world. At the turn of last century, Sigmund Freud published his book, The Interpretation of Dreams, arguing that our dreams are nothing more than wishes that we are looking to fulfil in our waking lives.

Could We One Day Heal The Mind By Taking Control Of Our Dreams?

Could We One Day Heal The Mind By Taking Control Of Our Dreams?About 50 per cent of us will at some point in our lives experience “waking up” and being conscious while still in a dream – possibly, we may even be able to act with intention in it. Such “lucid dreams” are not only a vivid and memorable experience for the dreamer, they are also of huge interest to neuroscientists and psychologists.

How Ability To Control Dreams May Unravel The Mystery Of Consciousness

 Sleep paralysis. My Dream, My Bad Dream, 1915. Fritz Schwimbeck/wikimediaWe spend around six years of our lives dreaming – that’s 2,190 days or 52,560 hours. Although we can be aware of the perceptions and emotions we experience in our dreams, we are not conscious in the same way as when we’re awake. This explains why we can’t recognise that we’re in a dream and often mistake these bizarre narratives for reality.

Dream Yoga: The Practice of Waking Up

Dream Yoga (flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/3297822565)Many people say their lives are so busy that they don’t have time for meditation. Yet every living being must sleep. During sleep time, we don’t schedule meetings or have appoint­ments to keep. The time is ours, and is usually subject to the mindless, random chaos of our undisciplined minds.

When Dreams Provide the Bridge for Love, Dreams Come True

When Dreams Provide the Bridge for Love

When I had symptoms that could have been because of cancer, I was told in a dream, “but you don’t have cancer.” And I didn’t. The following story by Audrey Carlson may challenge your beliefs, and will certainly touch your heart, for it shows that when love exists, dreams do come true.

Following The Path of Least Resistance

Following The Path of Least Resistance“It seems to me that this dream, since you don’t believe it to be a vision of your future, could just be Spirit talking to you about your present moment in life. I don’t know much about your life, but have you recently traversed a difficult moment where you had to let go of things and surrender to a higher force? Have you had to burn away some beliefs and venture into an unknown land?”

How To Interpret Dreams: Anyone Can Do It!

How To Interpret Dreams: Anyone Can Do It!An aura of mystery surrounds dream interpretation, conjuring up images of mystics staring into crystal balls or psychoanalysts reading the minds of their patients. But the essence of dream interpretation is really quite simple and understandable. Anyone can do it—no special training required.

Dreams: A Bridge Between Spirit and Ego

Dreams: A Bridge Between Spirit and EgoEver since I was young, I loved going to bed at night. I couldn't wait to drop off into deep sleep and experiment the massively expansive world of dreaming and wake up the next day with revelations and important messages from beyond. I started a dream notebook...

The Mind’s Ability To Dream A Realistic Three-Dimensional World

The Mind’s Ability To Dream A Realistic Three-Dimensional WorldStanding before a universe filled with matter, material scientists face the eternal mystery of explaining where all this stuff came from. We face no comparable mystery, however, over whether the mind has the ability to conjure up a three-dimensional world during dreams and hallucinations. In our world, we know dreams are possible.

Remembering Your Dreams: How to Improve Your Dream Recall

Remembering Your Dreams: How to Improve Your Dream Recall

It's extremely informative to see what types of symbols and images repeat themselves in your dreams. Recurring themes in dreams, as well as recurring dreams, can indicate that you still have something important to work on that you have yet to understand.

How To Consult the Oracle Within by Using Your Active Imagination

How To Consult the Oracle Within by Using Your Active ImaginationCarl Jung developed a technique he called active imagination, a process of consciously dialoguing with our unconscious, that allows anyone to consult an oracle within themselves. Someone who has learned active imagination is thus able to take some degree of control over his or her own growth process.

Animal Dreams: What Do They Mean?

Animal Dreams: What Do They Mean?

The condition of animals in your dreams often reflects your situation in regular life. You see an eagle confined in a birdcage, unable to spread its wings, and you’ll want to ask where, in your waking self, you need to claim space and freedom to fly. You see a lion napping on your porch...

Dreamers As Shamans

Dreamers As Shamans by Robert Moss

The dream will teach you how to recover and nourish your soul. We stand at the edge of such power when we dream and remember to do something with our dreams. Consider the meanings of the words for “dream” in different languages...

Dreams & Dreamtime: Walking Between the Worlds

Dreams & Dreamtime: Walking Between the Worlds

As far back as I can remember, my Mammy taught me to talk about my dreams in the morning; we would discuss them and consider what they might mean. We talked about dreams coming true and being able to see into the future with dreams...

Working with the Symbols & Symbolic Language of Life and Dreams

Working with the Symbolic Language of Life and Dreams

As we grow spiritually and the more we work with the information we receive in dreams, we accept the idea that our parents represent parts of our soul. One day, with the concept that our life is like a dream, we have such an understanding of...

Traveling the Dreamscape: Lucid Dreaming

Although some dreams certainly seem to symbolize life challenges or fears, not all dreams have the same “feel.” Many times the imagery represents something in our waking, conscious state that needs to be confronted, or even changed.

Preventing Cancer using Dream Interpretation

Preventing Cancer using Dream Interpretation

by John D. Goldhammer, Ph.D. Researchers studying the relationship between dream content and the onset of disease have discovered a particular type of recurring dream that often comes long before cancer becomes apparent. Their research suggests that: "Cancer can be seen as a 'growth' process  . . . taking place incorrectly in the body rather than in the...

Dream Messages on the Cancer Hot Line

Dream Messages on the Cancer Hot LineBetween 1996 and 2000 I was a telephone hot line volunteer for an organization that put survivors in touch with people newly diagnosed with cancer. The sharing of dreams on the cancer hot line became a wonderful healing exercise for the new patients. Often we talked about dreams that conveyed messages...

Dream Recall

by M.J. Abadie.

Although there is no scientific proof that recalling our dreams makes them any more effective, it does seem that in general when we pay attention to things, we are more effective. Recall that the proverb says, 'An unremembered dream is like an unopened letter from God.' This doesn't mean that dreams you don't...

Dream Incubation: Keeping a Dream Journal and Mapping Your Dreams

Dream Incubation: Keeping a Dream Journal and Mapping Your DreamsIf there is a problem you have on your mind, you can ask yourself or a higher power to dream a solution. Here's how it works: first you write out your problem, formulated as a question. In this note, you should ask for a dream with a solution in symbols you can understand.

Do Your Nighttime Dreams Influence Your Everyday Life?

Do Your Dreams Influence Your Everyday Life?Although no one can say for certain what dreams are, where they come from, or even why we have them, there's no doubt that they are important to the quality of our lives. Even people who claim not to dream (they just don't remember their dreams) are in some subtle way affected by their dreams, if only as an unexplainable...

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