In any given day, how many of us pay credence to what goes through our brains during our sleeping hours? Are the images that pass our minds just a random load of jumble? Do the words we sometimes call out mean anything?
In a state of confusion, how many of us go for a walk to clear our mind, to think things through, but yet ignore our minds when at our truest defenceless selves cocooned in the sanctuary of our beds? How often do friends and loved ones say, 'just sleep on it', and in the morning our perspectives are often so very different? The science of dreams is a subject that has been, and will be debated well into the future by psychologist's and religious theologian's alike, and raises many questions.
This article looks at how we may utilise the imagery and words that we encounter in our sleep to our advantage, and how when we recall the events of our sleeping hours and analyse them, they may have more than an uncanny resemblance to the challenges and difficulties that we may be encountering in our wakened state.
In order to analyse our dreams, we must have a point of reference. While there are numerous sites on the internet, it's preferential to purchase a dream dictionary and place it at the side of your bed for easy access. I'm fairly sure that a trip down to the 'mind, body and spirit' section of your local bookstore will take you to the right place.
The purpose of interpreting our dreams is to bring meaning to what appears a load of jumbled images and words. Indigenous cultures including 'Aborigines' and 'Native Indians' utilised such information not only as a means of information, but for survival. So, why has western culture lost sight of what is potentially a great source of wisdom?
A dream dictionary is exactly what it implies; a dictionary of dream images with explanations.
When you wake-up, get into the habit of writing your dream down as it was experienced.
Modern culture and its demands can drain us of our 'felt sense' and tell us what we 'should have' to be happy. But, given that a good part of western culture sits and debates the 'financial crisis', or should we say 'financial awakening'? Perhaps it's the denial and oversights of some these greatest of gifts, that result in people pursuing financial wealth believing it to be the source of happiness, when their malnourished soul is saying something completely different.
Incidentally, 'clairvoyance' is French for 'clear seeing'. While historically clairvoyants have been branded 'heretics' and burnt at the stake, modern society is a little more open minded about such esoteric phenomenons. Perhaps clairvoyants are merely tapping into information that everyone has at their disposal during their sleeping hours, but doesn't choose to utilise. Just maybe, the gods and those in the spiritual domain really do work in less than mysterious ways!
Spiritual evolution is our own particular path, and I hope that in your own journey of discovery, which dream analysis can assist, it brings you greater happiness.