Dreams are a significant way my guides give me messages, because when I’m asleep, my mind is relaxed and information can be received more easily.
I have always had a very rich dream state, and because of that, I love to sleep. I see my dreams vividly, so much so they are very much like real life. Other times my soul is off having an adventure: I can remember having flying dreams when I was a kid, I would run, stretch out my arms and take off, and it felt soooo good. Later in my teens I had astral travel dreams, where I would see other places in the world, but that’s another topic I’ll cover later.
Most of the memorable dreams I’ve had as an adult are for the purpose of learning from life experiences and handling the emotions that come up. For example, in my twenties and thirties I had a recurring dream about baggage – the heavy feelings and memories from the past that I was being asked to let go. Either I was packing up a house and didn’t have enough time to finish, or I was on a train trying to pick up all my luggage to get off. Sometimes I just left my things and walked away. The night I dreamt I had no baggage was a true relief.
Like this, my higher self and my guides show me what I need to take care of in my emotional life. Plus often, through a symbolic story I’m given an idea of what will happen in the future – this helps to alleviate worry and keep me on track. I also get clear instructions, like the dream that led me to enrol in a mindfulness meditation course.
If I’m going through something and not sure what to make of it, I ask my guides to give me a dream that explains the situation from a higher perspective and provides guidance. This really works!
So my question to you is, what kind of dreams do you have? Can you distinguish between the run-of-the-mill processing dreams and the etheric spirit-guided dreams? Do you have a recurring dream that you need to take notice of?
My method for getting the most out of dreams is to write them down first thing in the morning. As I write, I remember more details – the more the better. Then I ask, what is the meaning of this dream? Often I get a clear answer. If you recall symbols (like a playful puppy or a house on fire, for example), use a dream dictionary – I love the very chunky hardback, The Element Encyclopedia of 20,000 Dreams.
May your dream state be rich and vivid and full of important messages from your guides.
Since June I have been waking up each morning remembering dreams that are simply yuck. Revisiting the traumas of past relationships – it’s much like the story of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.
I had several short-term relationships in my twenties and then a couple of longer ones in my thirties to now, so there’s a big cast of exes and they show up randomly. Sometimes the face of one matches the story of another – it’s not so much about them but the repeating relationship dynamics.
I know what is happening – my guides are schooling me at night – making sure I shine a light on the dark corners of my psyche. Each dream has a strong message about what needs to be let go of. I am being asked to forgive and learn from the past, and not fear that similar things will happen again.
Next my guides repeatedly asked me to write my story and share it for others to learn. As a journalist and editor, I knew where to start: I began typing up my journal. On day three, the emotions came up thick and fast.
There was anger, heartbreak, sadness and disappointment – altogether it was a heavy burden that needed to be released. I went for a walk to get some fresh air and received a beautiful song message, Elton John’s “I guess that’s why they call it the blues”. One part of the lyrics stood out:
Don’t wish it away
Don’t look at it like it’s forever
Between you and me I could honestly say
That things can only get better
And while I’m away
Dust out the demons inside
And it won’t be long before you and me run
To the place in our hearts where we hide
Now is the time to “dust out the demons inside” and re-reading my journal has really helped let those demons out. My spirit team is telling me I am going through a phase of renewal – I’m at the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. It is only fair that I begin this new chapter with a lighter heart.