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The other night I had a rather disturbing dream about one of my friends. We were running through a city, laughing and having fun, when suddenly I fell behind. It was one of those annoying moments when you try to run faster in a dream, but find that your feet don’t want to cooperate. When I caught up with my friend, he was in a room with a bunch of junkies, and was allowing one of them to shoot him up with heroin. I pleaded with him to stop and to come with me, but he refused. Through tears, he offered his explanation. He simply wanted the pain to stop. I couldn’t convince him to come with me, and ended up leaving him there. Did my dream have any meaning, or was it simply a figment of my overactive imagination?
Your dreams are a manifestation
Dreams do have meanings, but perhaps not in the way that people think they do. Everything in your reality (and I do mean everything) has been drawn to you by you, or rather, by your vibration. Your vibration is determined by your current thoughts, beliefs and what you’re focusing on, even when you’re doing so unknowingly. You can see where your vibration is at by simply noticing your manifestations – the experiences you’re having, the people and events you meet up with, etc. And this includes your dreams. Your dreams are a manifestation, just like getting a new job, being yelled at by your boss, or stubbing your big toe.
When you focus on a certain frequency, the law of attraction will gather more energy just like it, until it eventually becomes dense enough to be brought into the physical. Dream manifestations can appear before something is physical, so they can serve as a kind of warning (if the dream is negative) or sign of things to come, providing you do not change your vibration before it manifests physically. That last part is important. Your dreams are showing you where your vibration is at, BEFORE that vibration manifests in your physical reality. So, if your dream is positive, good for you. Don’t change a thing. Good stuff is about to come your way. But if your dream is negative and you don’t want any more of that crap, you can use it as an indicator that you’ve got some vibrational cleaning up to do.
They are YOUR manifestation
It’s important to remember that you cannot manifest in someone else’s reality, and this same principle applies to your dreams. If you dream about your relatives or friends, it’s never about THEM, and always about YOU. For example, in the dream I described above, one could easily conclude that my friend might be in trouble. Perhaps I’d picked up on his energy. Was he depressed? Was he in pain? For the record, my friend is not an addict, and never has been. He doesn’t shoot heroin, and he’s not in trouble. The dream wasn’t about him. It was about me and how I felt about him or a greater issue he represents to me. The dream wasn’t all that traumatic – the emotions I experienced weren’t very intense. But my ability to perceive energy did allow me to notice a fear he carries with him. I do this all the time with my clients. The problem is, that because I care about him, I continued to focus on that fear. I want to help, but know intuitively that it’s not my place in this instance. He’s not ready to let it go, and/or he will do so without my help. And yet, I still worry a bit.
Worrying about people and focusing on what we perceive to be “wrong” with them doesn’t serve them or us. By spending any time at all thinking about my friend’s blockage, I was taking myself out of alignment with who I am. My dream showed me this. I was pleading with my friend to let me help him. I was crying and upset. But he refused. It wasn’t my place. In my dream, my friend morphed from a healthy individual, into a pale, gaunt man with vacant eyes and sores on his face. My message (to myself) here was that I clearly have a bit of a belief that my friend isn’t ok, and won’t be ok unless I step in and do something. It’s a rather arrogant belief, if you think about it. And yet, in my waking state, I would say that I’m absolutely convinced that this isn’t true. I KNOW that everyone is absolutely fine, is on their own path and that I’m not responsible for saving the world. I know that my intuition will tell me when to step in (letting me know when I can actually do something to help) and when to stay away. My dream was showing me that I’m not quite as confident about that as I thought. I’ve got a bit of cleaning up to do.
What about when dreams come true?
But what about those times when you dream about a person you haven’t seen in a while and then you meet up with them the next day, or get a phone call from them, out of the blue? How can these be manifestations if we weren’t thinking about these people until we dreamt about them?
Here’s how: You don’t just manifest what you DIRECTLY think about. Do you actively think about every little detail of your life? Did you envision the exact waiter that served you at the restaurant last night, or all the cars you passed in traffic on the way home? You manifest with your vibration. The details are left up to the Universe. So, when you meet up with an old friend, it’s because you became a vibrational match to each other again. The dream was simply the precursor that showed you what you’d become a match to. It really is as simple as that.
And yes, I can hear a whole chorus of you asking: “But what about when you dream of someone dying, or a major tragedy?” The same principles still apply. Some people are more sensitive to energy than others, and everyone interprets that energy a little differently. Your creations aren’t the only ones that exist in a non-physical state before they manifest physically. And if you happen to be particularly sensitive to energy and you happen to interpret the non-physical energy you tap into through your dream state, you could “see” the manifestations of others in your dreams.
So, let’s say you have a dream of someone dying one night, and the next day they actually make their transition. Did you cause them to die? No. Their death wasn’t your manifestation (it never, EVER is). Did you dream of it so that you could stop them from dying? Almost certainly not. If they are ready to make their transition (on a soul level) then nothing you do or don’t do will have any influence on their departure. If they’re meant to have a near-death experience that depends on someone saving them, the Universe will ensure that this happens. And it’s not going to rely on you hopefully interpreting a dream correctly and figuring out what time you need to be where to prevent disaster.
However, while it is possible that a dream may have been the product of someone else’s vibration, you still have to be a match to the entire experience in order to tap into that energy stream in the first place. Since we all have all kinds of beliefs within us that we’re not aware of, we can’t really claim that a positive person will never have a nightmare, or that a negative person won’t have a wonderful dream. Nor can we say that a person with a high vibration will never have a precognitive dream about an impending tragedy, like 9/11. None of us is free from ALL fear. A match to a “negative” impending event could be brought about by something as simple as your desire to read energy (opening yourself up to receiving different frequencies will have you tapping into all sorts of vibrations, especially in the beginning before you learn to set some intentions, which will limit the range of frequencies you’ll open yourself up to), or it could be a reflection of your thoughts around death, for example. The possibilities are infinite and have to be evaluated on a case by case basis. As always, your first clue in figuring out what a dream means to you is in how it felt to you. This will help you to determine what aspect or belief of yours was being mirrored back to you by this dream. Because even a precognitive dream will be a reflection of your vibration in some way (albeit, they are often a little harder to figure out).
Dreaming about zombies doesn’t mean you’ll get to meet zombies
Dreams do have meanings, yes. They are another indicator, just like all other manifestations, of your vibration. It’s another feedback mechanism, pure and simple. Pay attention to your dreams, but don’t stress out about them too much. Remember, the most important element of the dream is how it feels. If you dream about being attacked by zombies, this does not mean that you are about to be attacked by zombies. For most people, dreams aren’t literal but more symbolic. Pay attention to your feelings and then see them as an indicator of a belief you’re carrying. Is the belief serving you? Is this something you want to continue to give energy to? Or is it something you’d rather release?
Have you had any precognitive dreams or strange dreams you couldn’t interpret? What do you think dreams mean? Share in the comments!