There are a lot of books on the market that claim to be able to tell you what your dreams mean. You can find whole “dream dictionaries”, that will tell you exactly what each object or vision you saw in your dreams will mean for you and your future. If you dreamt of clear water, for example, they say that it’s a sign of impending prosperity. If you dreamt of a marriage or wedding, it’s a sign of death. And while I do believe that symbols can be used to transmit certain frequencies, and can therefore be shared by different individuals (I’ll be doing a blog post on this in the near future), I have to call bullshit on the notion that the human mind, with all it complexities, infinite stores of images and interpretations, can be boiled down to the simplest of ciphers. In short, water or marriage does not hold the exact same meaning for me as it does for you. My brain, my dream, my meaning.
So, are dreams just irrelevant musings of our minds? Are they just visual representations of our brains, trying to process all the information they’ve taken in over the day? Not exactly. Your dreams do mean something, you just won’t find the interpretation in any book.
What happens in your dreams, particularly when they’re not very literal (you’re flying, etc.), isn’t nearly as important as how your dreams feel. Your emotional guidance system is always valid – awake or asleep. You see, your dreams are manifestations, just like your physical reality. They’re just a kind of pre-manifestation, an indication of what going on in you vibrationally.
Your vibration creates your reality [please read the free e-book 7 Steps of Manifestation, if this process isn’t clear to you. It explains all the basics]. Your vibration also creates your dreams. They are also a type of reality, if not a physical one. So, if something shows up in your dreams, it means that it’s a strong component of your vibration – something that’s active within you. How you felt in the dream will point you towards what the vibration is about and if it’s serving you – just like when you’re awake.
Let me give you an example. A few months ago, I had a terrifying dream about zombie-like creatures that were coming to get me. This is a bit surprising, since I actually quite like zombie movies. I think they’re really fun. But in the dream, I was terrified and woke up with a huge case of the heebie jeebies. I very rarely have nightmares, so when I do, I really pay attention. The dream was an indication that I’d activated a frequency of vulnerability. In fact, I was about to be hit with a huge, ugly son of a belief that I’d held onto since early childhood; one that caused me to feel incredibly vulnerable. I do a great deal of work to raise my vibration, which will cause lower frequencies to be brought up. As generally happens, when you go poking about in your psyche, a negative belief will manifest in a particularly ugly way right before you release it – almost as though it’s fighting for its little life. That dream was an indication of what was going on in my vibration. I basically manifested a dream that matched the feeling of the belief I was about to release.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to identify the belief from the dream alone, so I had to wait until it manifested physically as several days of severe anxiety. Once I figured out what it was all about, however, I was able to release it.
Several nights ago, I had another zombie dream. These were full on zombies, just like you see in the movies, and I was running and hiding from them with a group of irrelevant background players. The interesting and cool thing was, that I wasn’t the least bit scared. I was watching myself running and hiding, but I had no fear inside of me, and when I woke up, I felt just fine. Clearly (to me, anyway), I’ve been given an indication that the vulnerability vibe has been released rather successfully, or has at least been neutralized.
The point is that even though my dream was about zombies, it could’ve been about Jack the Ripper, or murderous thugs or sharks or whatever. And yet they all would’ve meant the same thing, as long as the feeling was the same. It was the feeling that mattered.
If you’re dreaming of flying and it’s an exhilarating experience, you’ve got some pretty cool things going on in your vibration. But if you’re dreaming of flying and you’re terrified, there’s something going on in your world, something you’ve been paying attention to (or that your subconscious has been paying attention to) that scares you in some way. You were flying in both scenarios, but the feeling changed, and therefore, so did the meaning.
If you want to know what your dreams mean, pay attention to how they feel, then compare that feeling to what you’re experiencing in your waking life. If you have a particularly intense dream, there’s something you really need to pay attention to. But don’t worry. If you can’t figure it out, and if you inadvertently continue to give that issue energy, it will manifest into the physical so you can deal with it. Sleep tight! 🙂
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