Friday, February 01, 2008

Using dreams to access higher consciousness

Do you dream at night?

Most of us dream but we have not been taught how to tap into our higher mind to harness the information that is revealed to us during sleep. You can awaken to the power of dreaming to facilitate healing and wellbeing. Dreams are one of the most valuable ways to get in touch with higher realms of consciousness and to develop a greater sense of Self.

Ancient Egyptians believed that in the dream state, transformation took place. Today, Native Americans today still use dreaming as an important way to keep in touch with the spiritual world and the Aboriginals in Australia believe that dreaming helps us recognise that we are part of a greater coherent whole - they call it the realm of the Great Spirit. These ancient cultures, and more modern ones, believe that dreams are an extension of our waking life and not to be ignored.

Through paying attention to their dreams, people have received insight and guidance in all matters of their worldly affairs. You can develop the skill of using dreamtime with intention to accomplish specific things you want to manifest in your life.

Being aware of your dreams will help you tap into your unconscious mind and reveal the deepest parts of yourself. Learning to develop your own interpretation is a key part to self-discovery and learning about your unique energy makeup.

Trusting your own insight and developing your own evaluation of what your dreams mean in your life is very important since the deeper aspects of your psyche communicates with images, scenes and symbols. These will have different meanings for you than they will for someone else because you have a unique reality that no one else shares.

As you approach sleep time, write down an intention for healing or something that you need guidance on, whether it be for getting over a cold or flu, guidance for a new job or help in a present job, help in a relationship, or finding a new relationship, removing blocks to create an opportunity, guidance to earn more money - the list is endless!

Quietly affirm as you drift off to sleep that you will recall important scenes upon awakening. It would be most useful to keep a diary next to your bed, so you can jot down the scenarios that have been presented to you as you sleep.

When you first wake up, practice remaining quiet for a few moments before going on auto-pilot and hopping out of bed. These first few moments are a very powerful time to consciously recall first thoughts, important feelings and dream memories. Jotting these thoughts and feelings down in your journal can be very valuable, even if you think they're insignificant.

When dreaming, observe the location and whether it seems familiar to you or not, and try to get a sense of where you are in the dream. Being aware of your environment will help when you analyse your dream. Does anything in the dream remind you of your waking life? Sense if you're inside, outside, what time of day or night is it and what the weather is like. Notice if you see any colours or objects. Anything that might seem out of place or out of proportion can hold special meaning as if the dream is showing you where its main message will be found.

If you have been suffering from ill health or have other troublesome disturbances, disharmonies or diseases in your life, you can ask to be given or shown a special symbol or object in your dreams that you could use to help facilitate healing for yourself.

Practice setting the right kind of intentions for manifesting health and healing in your body by thinking specific thoughts about the area to be healed. Replace any negative, self-limiting beliefs with a powerful flow of positive healing thoughts, images and feelings. You must trust that you will be healed, not idly wish for healing. Purposeful thought ensures that your subconscious will work on the problem during your dreamtime.

Pay attention during the day to any synchronistic events which may give you further guidance. You might be in a conversation with someone or have something drawn to your attention that may be important. Synchronicity happens all the time and takes on many forms - life can be full of wonderful surprises when we are open to the possibility of support from the universe.

Remember that your journal is for your eyes only.

No comments: