Dreams are your connection to "Divine Guidance",
that is free from the Ego's influence and deceptions.
Dreams can be an invaluable resource for Spiritual Guidance. In the sleep state, your spirit is able to give you profound insight about the current circumstances of your life through the symbolism generated in this unconscious, yet spiritually connected state.
As a child I personally learned about this "Divine Guidance" after the first time I went to sleep thinking about a problem that I couldn't solve, then I dreamt about it and woke up with the solution I was searching for! I was very excited about this new ability and began to use it regularly. It even started to become a standing joke among my friends because whenever we couldn't figure something out they would tell me to sleep on it. It didn't produce an answer every time, but it was successful enough to make me a believer!
I still have the same ability to this day however, I've come to understand that when I don't get an immediate answer it's due to the fact that it isn't time for me to have the answer yet or that it doesn't serve my best interests to know. Eventually the answer does come, in one form or another.
Generally, these sub-conscious glimpses are designed to point out something
that I need to pay attention to
in the present moment.
After I began the Awakening Process, I expanded on my problem solving ability by realizing that almost all of my dreams had meaning and purpose behind them. The only exception to this is when I affected my sleeping by eating something late at night or watching something scary on television just before I go to bed. When this happens I typically end up having meaningless Nightmares.
Interpreting this symbolism requires some bravery and focus. First you have to remember them, then you need to hone the skill of interpreting their meaning. Once you can do this they can offer a wealth of understanding about your life and current situation. Make it a point to think about what you saw the minute you wake up so that you don't forget it. Sometimes it helps to immediately write them down so you can share them with someone later or look back and reflect upon them yourself. Eventually you will become proficient at deciphering their meaning. Finding a friend or partner to discuss them with will help by adding other possible interpretations until you land on the one that has the most truth for you. A spouse or significant other is the best choice to help you because their close Relationship with you will make the interpretations more accurate and personal. Many times I have no idea what my dreams mean until I share them with my wife, then as I'm expressing the dream aloud, the meaning comes to me through inspiration.
Along with remembering the content, it's also important to remember the associated feelings you had. It can be uncomfortable to relay embarrassing details, but those details are vital to accurately interpreting the meaning.
Once you have recalled the details to the best of your ability, it's then time to utilize the Symbolism by applying it to a particular area of your life that is happening right now. This part requires honesty and courage as well.
The main reasons people have trouble interpreting their dreams is:
1. They have not learned how to remember them or made it a priority to do so.
2. They don't include all the necessary details because their embarrased or ashamed.
3. They don't make the connections to their real life.
4. There is truth there they don't want to see.
5. They don't believe they have dreams.
Without these blocks accurate interpretation is not only possible, it is life changing. Therefore, don't miss out on this enormous source of spiritual guidance.
All of life is designed for expanding our level of Consciousness, and the interpreted symbolism from our sleep state can paint a profound detailed picture for what need to look at and work on. Have fun sharing your conclusions with someone close to you, and as you continue to get better at interpreting them. Try not to take personal offense to the interpretations and you will learn to appreciate the Divine guidance you are being given in your dreams.
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