Have you ever woke up from a dream to be so confused that as bad as the dream was, you want to go back to sleep to better understand what just happened?
This is what happened to me this morning. I woke up (knowing I was awaking from a dream) yet, needing more information. I laid there…trying to make sense of my dream. Hoping to keep myself in the dream state, long enough to understand. Understand the cryptic message that was playing out for me in an alternate universe otherwise known as my subconscious.
I used to have dreams where I would awaken hurt, upset or just down right angry with my husband. I would carry that emotion not only with me all day but at my husband(the poor guy)! Even though I knew this was a completely irrational behavior, I still could not help but express the emotion.
This blog is really not about what my dream was, but the dream experience. I know that the more enlightened I have become the more I understand that for me my dreams are many things. Sometimes they are a glimpse of a previous life, or a direct message from spirit, and other times, they are messages from my subconscious. A reminder of sorts to remain focused. The latter I believe happens when I start to lose sight or start to possibly Wander slightly off track.
As I type this I can hear the voice in my head say…ok then, so what the heck was the message I am missing,and why were the messages coming from those specific people? Obviously I need to focus on breaking down the symbology in my dream to really be able to put the pieces together and decipher my message.
Sounds like a lot of work! Guess what? It is. But are we not worth it? Aren’t we? We ask for answers and signs all the time. We complain that no one is listening, what if the complaint goes both ways. What if we are the ones not listening? Just because it is not written in ink on a piece of paper in front of us we seem to not see or hear the messages. We have to learn to do the work. Break down our thoughts and the imagery we see in our daily life, so we can hear.
For dreams how do you do this? Well it will be unique for each individual, but this is how I break it down.
1) I look at the overall story of my dream if there is one.
2) I look the people in the dream. What characteristics do they have that stand out. How does that person relate to me? Do they relate to me? How do they make me feel? What are they known for? You get the point? I really look for something that explains a little about the dream and why that person was the person spirit picked to help deliver a message.
3) I look at the location- how does it make me feel. Do I have a connection to it. Does it make me feel safe, anxious…is it foreign to me…etc.
4) How did I feel right before I woke up. A lot of times this feeling does not make sense. We may be in a really frightening situation , yet feel calm…or vis versa. What does this tell you? If I am calm in the face of a fearful situation for example…I could be letting myself know that what ever is on the horizon that I am worried about I will be ready for it. Or it could mean that I am to stay or remain calm and the worst will pass. Do you kind of see what I mean?
5) I then try and piece all this together. If it still makes no sense then maybe I just need to sit with it a few days and let it soak in.
Sometimes the messages may make total sense, some will be easier than others. Many times things may not make sense to us. This is ok as well. These messages often times get planted in our sixth and seventh chakras for use at a later time. I like to think of it as a download of sorts.
So, the next time you wake up and think…what the heck was that dream about. Don’t just dismiss it. Think of it as a gift that you need to unwrap. There are many sites out there to read up on all the symbology…but really we all have our own tools. Try going within first, then seek outside information. Whatever works for you will be the best direction for you to follow.
Well, that is enough for now…sleep tight and happy dreaming!