Dimension of Dreams
In my last
column you learned how to tell when a dream is about your Spiritual dimension.
In this column I expand by explaining how to tell which specific gift or gifts
your dream is about. You will already have seen plenty of examples of this,
however, in The Answer to Your Dreams.
have to admit this is by far my favorite aspect of dream interpretation
because it reminds us that we are more than just physical beings. More
specifically it reminds us of our life purpose. The difficulty with this
aspect is that there is quite often no frame of reference from which to start.
When talking about the physical body, relationships, health, etc. we can all
relate to the subject matter. However, if I start talking about a special
ability to see the aura, for example, it is less likely that any person taken
at random has a practical connection with this. Our society is not as open to
these things as we like to believe. We can connect with physical things such
as cars, clothes, houses, etc. and accept that somebody with a special skill
developed the necessary components for their manufacture. We are also likely
to connect with writing, story telling, public speaking, artistic skills, etc.
even though they are not physical skills. However, if you see a list of
Spiritual abilities you are unlikely to be accepting of the full list. We know
this of others but usually do not see it in ourselves. Because we may be
accepting of one or two abilities we assume, therefore, that we are open to
the whole field.
I met a
healer in Co. Sligo, Ireland who had used his healing gift many times to cure
serious illnesses such as cancer. In my innocence I assumed that once one
person was cured of cancer he must have had a line of people outside his door
waiting for treatment. He told me, however, that everyone in the neighborhood
stayed away from him and even though he had treated and cured some of them
they would never tell anyone they had even been to him! In ways like this we
help keep society closed to some of the most wonderful gifts mankind has. Now,
as you read on, try to keep an open mind. Donít take everything I say for
granted, as that does no good either. Instead keep an open mind to the
subjects that are raised.
In dreams the color combination green (the heart) and pink (love) always
indicate this gift while the color peach is sufficient on its own to indicate
the dreamer is a counselor. Other symbols are books, newspapers, libraries and
pearls. All of these symbols indicate a depth of knowledge or wisdom. Snakes,
in the Chinese sense, and bridges also indicate this ability.
Guides / angels often appear in dreams
to show us our abilities. Whatever ability they have in the dream we have in
reality. A guide in a dream is anyone who has a title, appears bearing a gift
or speaks with authority on a subject. So if we dream of a counselor, a person
with a title, we know they are a guide and that we therefore have a counseling
ability. To dream of a county councilor would indicate the same thing.
Counseling works through our female
side and as with any female energy gift it is influenced dramatically by our
relationship with mother. A poor relationship can cause us to close our hearts
and inhibit the flow of female energy within us. This in turn inhibits
abilities associated with our female side.
counselors are not taught in college. They are trained in the art from the
moment they are born. Their training comes as a result of feeling isolated
from others. This history of isolation often shows up in their dreams. In
childhood they felt like they didnít fit in. They may have tried lots of
things but while they could see how things worked for others they always ended
up, from their perspective, looking on from the sidelines, even when in the
middle of a crowd. It is this life of observing individuals that trains them
for a later role in counseling. As adults we can heal this feeling of
isolation through Cutting the Ties with mother. Doing this also improves our
counseling ability because it enhances the flow of female energy within us.
Sadly, I have met many middle-aged people who still feel this isolation and
never realized it could be healed.
counselor we draw to us people who need our help and can be counseling without
even realizing it. Strangely enough, that is the one time that we feel we
belong. While counseling we know it is our part in the big picture.
With hands-on healing the therapist channels healing energy into their
client but does not focus the energy with an intention. Their focus is simply
on being an open channel for the healing energy. Spirit uses the energy
channeled to heal the client in an appropriate way.
In dreams the color gold, the color of
the sun, indicates a healer. All symbols of energy sources, such as the sun,
power generator, electricity generation station, gas station, oil tanker, etc.
also indicate the dreamer is a healer. Gold or gold coins indicate it because
they have the color of the sun. Powerful horses, powerful motorbikes or cars
indicate it because of their emphasis on power. You are a healer if your
dreams refer to hands or feature a spiritual healer as a guide. Remember,
whatever ability a guide has in your dream you have in reality. Rheumatic
healing is indicated by copper or copper coins. A crystal healer is indicated
by dreams of diamonds and other crystals.
Hands-on healing is a male energy gift
and as such is strongly influenced by our relationship with dad. A poor
relationship can cause us to inhibit the flow of male energy within us and
thus block our healing ability. This can be resolved by Cutting the Ties with
dad, for example, thus enhancing our healing ability.
While it is possible to force energy
into a person it is not advisable to do so. Be an open channel for the energy
and let spirit guide the flow. I discuss this in a previous
article. It is also not advisable to try to heal unless you know you have
this ability. Otherwise you can be channeling your own energy into your
clients and picking up their problems! I have seen people who are not healers
but work in this profession become ill in this way. One friend who kept
getting ill told me her dream about being offered a silver chain in a jewelry
shop. She kept refusing it, as she only wanted a gold one. The shopkeeper
would not give her the gold one and kept saying the silver one was already
hers. In this dream the shopkeeper is a guide because he has a title. And as
in any dream whatever a guide says is infallible. He is telling her that she
does not have a healing ability (the gold chain is not hers) but she does have
a psychic ability (indicated by silver). Whatís more it is her karma to
develop her psychic ability (it is a chain she owns!).
Thatís it for now. In part III
I continue with more gifts and the symbols from your dreams that indicate
you have them. In the next section