Recently I have been asked to do session on visitation dreams and to analyze dreams. This got me to thinking, why not do a blog on dreams. The different kinds of dreams, how to work with them, how to analyze them and what they mean. I have always found dreams to be fascinating!
The basic definition of a dream is a series of images, thoughts or emotions passing through the mind during sleep. To me this definition does not even come close to my belief’s. To me dreams are wishes of the soul, a way for the subconscious mind to bring things forward into the conscious mind. In doing this we learn, progress and step into our own power to serve our life purpose in ways we could not have with just our waking moments.
During sleep we pass through five stages of sleep 1,2,3,4 and REM ( Rapid eye movement). The stages progresses from 1-REM and then start’s over. During REM sleep, the stage of sleep associated with dreaming, our breathing becomes more rapid, our heart rate increases, blood pressure increases, there is an increases in the rate of neurons being fired. During this state the portion of the brain we use for learning is stimulated. I believe all this is happening to push us forward to grow and understanding the things we cannot grasp during waking moments. To fully understand these moments and lesson we must remember and analyze these dreams.
There are so many different kinds of dreams to look at and learn from.
1) Visitation dreams: These are dreams where a deceased loved one comes to you to visit. These dreams feel more “real”, like you are actually with that person. There is very little plot to this dream, it is more of a conversation. I find these dreams to occur shortly after someone crosses over. I have received one of these dreams myself from my dad. something very special is happening with in these kinds of dreams.
2) Precognitive dreams: This is where we see things before they happen. In dreams we might see a development of a health problem before they manifest. We may see a loved one passing before that person dies. I believe these are gifts given to us. It may allow you to call that person or spend time with the person you have seen crossing over. If it is your own health issues, you see in a dream, it may allow you the “wake up call” to change some habits, or to see a health professional to change this outcome.
3) Guidance dreams: Before falling asleep we can ask a question or request to be shown how to deal with an issue. And then pay attention to the signs and symbols in your dreams that night. Stretch your awareness look at any patterns of significance. What are all of these trying to tell you? These are all pieces of a puzzle for the guidance.
4) Little dreams: These dreams are where we see our day to day activities , and are often forgotten upon waking.
5) Big dreams: Are those dreams that remain with us for day’s. They show us so many things.
5) Ask what part of me is in each character and element in the dream?
Now put all this together in a story, in your own story. And consider what this dream is trying to tell you, to teach you. And work with this information, to make changes, to make better choices to enhance your self and to move forward.