Inherent Wisdom of the Dream World

Written by June 23, 20121 Comment

Balancing a feather and a rockWhen we set our intention to become better dreamers, our dreams slowly begin to open up and become more vivid. By doing the dream practices of writing in a dream journal and waking up 2 hours before your usual wake-up time, then going back to sleep to dream, we begin to remember more symbols and stories from our dreams. We also find that it takes discipline, practice.

Being a dreamer is a life long journey. We are dreamers even when we are awake. The gift is to bring the visions of the night into the light of day. When we bring more attention and awareness to the dream state, it carries over to our waking lives.

Owl - A nocturnal creature with awareness and vision. As we become better dreamers, we become better people. This is because there is inherent Widsdom in the dream world. It is a place where your thoughts and emotions instantly effect the events and characters in the dream. This gives you a clear feedback system that teaches compassion, empathy, and empowerment. These characteristics are also powerful in the bigger dream of our waking lives.

By consciously reflecting on the symbols and stories from our dreams, we are able to interpret what they mean to us and our lives. Everyones’ dreams are uniquely tailored to each person’s individual life experience, yet the deeper lessons are often universal.

One Response to “Inherent Wisdom of the Dream World”

  1. Alex says:

    When I was a teenager I was able to learn to use sleep pliaaysrs as a gateway to lucid dreams and out of body experiences. When I was a kid sleep pliaaysrs was absolutely terrifying because I didn’t understand what it was. I thought I was some sort of freak and was afraid to approach adults about my experiences. But as I grew older I started going to the library to research the topic and realized that it was related to other strange, spontaneous phenomena, namely out of body experience and lucid dreaming, that I was experiencing. I soon learned to embrace these skills as gifts rather than abnormalities and have even learned to have OBEs and lucid dreams at will. As I grew into an adult, other concerns took over and I’d experienced fewer and fewer episodes of SP, OBE, and LD. Now I kinda miss them since I spend a third of my life sleeping, and I feel that a lot of that is going to waste if I cannot harness these abilities.