Last night, as you slept, you entered the world of dreams. This world is sometimes magical, at other times horrifying, yet each night you return there probably four or five times. Each of us does this and we cannot stop ourselves from crossing the threshold into this world. Why? Is there a purpose to your dreams? Of the more than 2,000 dreams you will have this year are any of them meaningful? The answer is yes, all of them, and learning to interpret them will help you change your life for the better.
This section contains articles I wrote over roughly an 8 year period for my newsletter. They are written to be read in the order listed here with articles usually building on previoius material. There are three main threads to the articles.
- The first teaches The Basics of Dream Inerpretation.
- The second thread is written in Agony Aunt style short interpretations of reader's dreams along with advice for following through on their message.
- The third thread explains how to develop psychic abilities such as Seeing the Human Aura and Spiritual Healing. This last thread can be skipped without impact on the fllow of the other two threads. It is mainly here for people who discover from their dreams that they have particular abilities.
Each morning I wake to the sound of my two-year-old daughter singing in the next room. When I pick her up she is full of excitement at the prospect of another beautiful day on the planet. Adults tend to have lost touch with that feeling, but it can be reclaimed. The solution is simply to put back into place the things that are vital to the enjoyment of life that were dropped over the years. This can take time, but each step taken, literally adds wonders to life and the only advice needed is your own! It is ironic that at night, when you let go of reality, your dreams try to awaken you to what you are overlooking. The choice is yours to restore the magic to your life by listening to your dreams.
Techniques for seeing the aura alone are described later but it is best to do this with a group of 6 or more people. Choose a room that has a plain white or pastel colour wall. Dim the lights and wait until your eyes have adjusted. Have one person, the subject, stand still against the wall with their eyes closed so as not to distract the focus of the viewers (see picture 1). The viewers should stand or sit in front of the subject at a distance of about 6 feet. Glasses do not need to be removed by anyone.
The Aura is an electromagnetic energy field that surrounds us. I used to laugh at that idea. How could anybody believe something so ridiculous? Simple! Using the correct technique the aura is easily visible. Although my courses are about Dream Interpretation I started showing people how to see and feel the aura to overcome their skepticism when I'd get to discussing the spiritual dimension of dreams. This article focuses on feeling it. I always enjoy this part of the course because it is something that works for everyone. People get totally charged at the magic and simplicity of it. I urge you to try this one. It will only take five minutes but could very well change your life by opening you up to a whole new dimension.
From previous columns you may recall that dreams focus on the weakest aspect of our functioning at the present time. This may be a weakness in our physical body, such as an allergy to a food or a problem in our relationship. While this may seem negative, the purpose of each dream is to guide us to a solution for a problem that exists whether we believe that the problem exists or not. We don't even need to be consciously aware of the problem. Ignoring their message is refusing to accept a divine helping hand.
The I AM and I NEED Formula
The difficulty most people have with interpreting their own dreams is that they aren't objective enough. Their familiarity with the people and places in their dreams obscures the dreams meaning. This formula, I AM and I NEED, was devised to overcome this. Here's how it works.
Cutting the Ties that Bind is based on meditation and symbols of the subconscious to heal your inner child. It was introduced by Phyllis Krystal who has written several books on the subject. The process, and the wisdom behind it, is covered in detail in her first book Cutting The Ties That Bind. A summary is outlined here.
How can I make an article about the digestive and elimination system interest you? When it comes to health dreams people tend not to be interested unless they already know they have a problem. It reminds me of a story I heard about a newspaper in America that offered a reward for people who phoned in with news stories. The editor received a call from someone saying that a truck had lost its brakes on a hill and after picking up great speed crashed into and demolished a house. "I'm not interested," he said, "that sort of thing happens all the time. It's not news." "You'll be more interested", said the caller, "when I tell you that it was your house!"
Seeing Spirits and Angels is a natural progression from seeing the aura. How to see the aura is described earlier but for completeness a quick summary of how to see the aura is repeated here.
In my column on July 2, 2000 I ran a survey on whether dreams concerning femininity should be covered in the newsletter. Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey. I’m glad to say the response was overwhelmingly in favor of covering them, with less than 1% against.
Before we are born we have two choices as to how we will live our lives. Karma or Dharma. Most people would be familiar with the word karma to some extent. Think of it like a bank balance. Certain things you do in your life may restrict the development of others and adds to your karmic debt. Other things you do help others and takes away from your karmic debt. So, at any moment in time, your karma is simply the balance you have when all your positive deeds and negative deeds are put together. So your karma could be positive, in which case life will be easy for you, or negative, in which case you could face difficulties from time to time in you life.
If you have been following this column you should be attempting to interpret your own dreams by now. I find it encouraging that some of you indeed are sending in dreams with interpretations from using the dictionary and tutorial. Don't be hard on yourselves if you have difficulty. Making the effort, even if you get it wrong, is what makes the lessons take root. Keep it up.
The I AM and I NEED formula
This month I want to show you in detail how to use the I AM and I NEED formula I described in my July 09, 2000 column (Click here to review). To do this I'm taking a dream submitted by a reader. The first time through the dream we just try to determine the subject matter without interpreting the rest of it.
After a month's break I'm back. Thanks to everyone who wrote with good wishes and expressing their concern. Although the article and the newsletter have been delayed I was still working away in other mediums. You can listen to my latest radio call-in with Noelle Joyce on the site now. I highly recommend you listen to this while you browse the site or just read this article. Each medium has its own strengths and limitations. In my opinion live radio is much more entertaining and captures the essence of what I'm trying to teach in a very natural way. Click here to open the audio player in a separate window while you read on. Enough said! Now let's get started with this weeks article.
In Part 1 I summarized why we in western cultures have such a high rate of heart related illness. This week I want to show how dreams reflect this and explain ways to follow the healing advice they give. Let's take a look at some dreams now. In the following dreams the symbols that indicate the heart are underlined. A plane landing or arriving at an airport indicates the dreamer's arrival onto the planet at birth. In the following dream fragment we immediately get a sense of the dreamer's difficult birth.
This week I take two more dreams from the mailbag. Both dreams, which were picked at random, point out spiritual gifts in the dreamers. As different spiritual gifts are touched on I will explain them so that you can distinguish between them. Our first dreamer here is clairvoyant and psychic. A clairvoyant receives messages from the spirit world through images or symbols. The world psychic, however, is often used to describe anybody with a spiritual gift so let me explain the true meaning of being psychic. We all have a higher self or soul. It is termed higher self because it is the part of us that never lost awareness and is therefore at a higher state of awareness than our physical self. All souls are connected through love. Therefore our higher self is in tune with all other souls. A psychic has a special connection with their higher self while on the earth plane. Through this connection they can tap into their own higher wisdom but since this is connected to all souls they have the wisdom of all souls at their disposal. A psychic has no need to communicate with other spirits because all their information comes through the special link they have with their higher self. Now let’s have a look at the dreams.
In this section I interpret your dreams from the mailbag. I’ve included some dreams with symbols from my previous article, The Spiritual Dimension of Dreams Part II, to give you practice at them. This should make it more interesting to follow. Let’s have a look.