have a long history both as a source of inspiration, artistic
or otherwise. Throughout history, people have sought meaning
in dreams. They have been described psychologically by psychologists
like Sigmund Freud (1856 1939) as reflections of the unconscious.
By prophets, as divine gifts or messages. And by psychics as
messages from spirit guides or guardian angels. Creative dreaming
is an important tool for solving dilemmas, finding inspirational
ideas, predicting the future and developing psychic skills.
Some psychics think of the Dream State as playtime for the mind
and pay little attention to what dreams foretell. Whilst other
psychics believe that during dreamtime our minds are unburdened
and reveal visions to help, warn and inform.
of the future through the interpretation of dreams holds great
credence in ancient Judeo-Christianity. Both the old and the
New Testament show examples of divine inspiration coming as
a dream to people. In the Islamic faith it is said that Mohammed
had dreams revealing the Koran. The story of Saint Patrick and
his conversion of the people of Ireland to Christianity also
feature dreaming. To the Australian Aborigines, dreaming or
dreamtime, is the entire mythical past, present and future.
They believe that anything outside of their dreams has no existence
in reality. Dream interpretation was an integral part of American
Indian culture. The Iroquois recognised dreams as the language
of the soul. And the Maricopa conduct dream journeys to seek
wisdom in medicine.
ancient Greece healing temples existed where people could sleep
in order to dream about the proper cure for an ailment. In ancient
times it was common for leaders to take dream-oracles or psychics
to battles to receive their advice and guidance, This practice
continued into the Early Middle Ages. However, In the Later
Middle Ages, dreams were seen as temptations from the Devil,
and thus were seen as dangerous. There has been much scientific
investigation into dreaming and there are many differing theories
as to what dreaming actually is. Most agree that dreams are
associated with REM (rapid eye movement) sleep but
the evidence is not conclusive, as REM sleep is
not as deep as non-REM sleep. An out-of-body experience is the
state when you are aware that you are dreaming, in this state
you can fly, float and travel to past or future times and other
dimensions including the astral planes.
dreams is most probably the easiest way to connect to your higher
self and the world of spirit. There is nothing psychic about
understanding dreams. Although a certain degree of intuition,
logic and a basic understanding of symbolic interpretation is
needed. Some people recall dreams with great ease whilst others
forget them almost the moment that they wake up. To benefit
from dreams it is important to develop the skill of dream recall
in order to access fully the information offered during sleep.
And for this purpose it is helpful to use a dream journal or
diary, which should be kept next to the bed. Alternatively,
place a tape recorder by your bed. It is also useful to meditate
just before sleep and telling the subconscious mind that the
dream will be remembered. On waking sit quietly for a while
and then record the dreams, including any words, pictures or
images that you can remember, also include sketches or diagrams.
If you cant remember the whole dream, note down any moods
or emotions associated with it, dont force it but allow
the recollections to flow back naturally. Also dont try
to analyse or unravel the meaning of the dream at this stage.
With practice it is possible over a few weeks to use dreams
as a source of intuitive understanding with regards to dealing
with potential obstacles that lie ahead.
are no good or bad dreams and they should
be viewed in a none-judgmental way, and not seen as a flaw in
the personality of the dreamer. It is often the case that the
main character in the dream, whether male, female represents
the individual having the dream. For example, if the dream involves
a fox, it may mean that dreamer is being instructed to adopt
a more stealthful approach in there dealings with a particular
person or situation, rather than them being a crafty devious
common dreams are the ones associated with toilets or bathrooms
and suggest that the dreamer may not be taking care of the troubles
that are bothering them. Chase dreams represent the dreamer
trying to run away from something that is troubling them, the
solution being to confront the pursuer. In a costume dream,
the dreamer is reliving past lives. Flying dreams indicate that
the dreamer is investigating new thoughts or avenues. Falling
may indicate a fear of failing in the quest. In money dreams,
small amounts of money i.e. coins, represent small changes coming
into his or her life, where as a large number of notes indicates
the changes will be significant. Sexual dreams indicate that
the dreamer is learning to balance or merge the male and female
intuitive forces in his or her life