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~8 Types Of Messages Through Dreams~

  • Pre-cognitive dreams

They are those dreams in which we seem to anticipate the future. We see a situation that later happens or we receive news that is later confirmed in the vigil.

Many people experience these dreams since most of the time the information comes in the form of a nightmare, with high emotional impact. Coincidence? Premonition? Information that arrives telepathically?

  • Visiting dreams

They are dreams in which we see or interact with people already deceased. These “encounters” are usually surrounded by a feeling of peace, as if that person had come to tell us that she is okay.

Unlike the previous category, people who experience these types of dreams usually wake up with a sense of relief and a revelation of a deep certainty of life after death.

  • Lucid dreams

In these dreams we realize that we are dreaming. In the manner of the movie “Inception” (Origin), we are aware that our body is in bed while we visualize and experience scenes. Sometimes we can even change some aspects of the dream at will.

Lucid dreaming is a natural ability that we all possess. In ancient times, they were used for healing. It is possible to train ourselves to experience lucid dreams and thus use them to make changes in our attitudes or discover solutions to our problems.

  • Shared dreams

In these dreams, two people dream the same thing or similar aspects appear in the dreams of both, for example details of the place or the events of the dream.

They are rare, but they do occur. You have to be vigilant. To discover that we have had one of these it is necessary that we adopt the habit of telling our dreams to the people who appear in them. It is surprising to come across these cases because they show us how much connection we have with others, beyond distances.

  • Nested dreams

Sometimes we dream that we wake up, even that we wake up, but suddenly, we realize that it is a dream, and we really wake up. This is called “false awakening” and sometimes several occur in the same night.

If instead of waking up you dream again, then you have experienced a nested dream. A dream within the dream. It is as if our mind were cheating, pretending that we have already gotten up, to continue sleeping “a little more”.

  • Prodromal sleep

In these dreams, the person receives information about a disease that she is suffering from but from which she has not manifested symptoms.

The body, with great wisdom, sends signals; but sometimes, in the madness of life today, we are not so vigilant as to detect them. Then the information leaks into the dream world. Many people have discovered a disease in this way and there are several very serious investigations in this regard, since through these types of dreams it would be possible to quickly detect those that require early treatment.

  • Numinous dream

They are dreams where we contact spiritual figures, guides or beings of light. The person who dreams receives comfort, messages or even concrete guidance for everyday life.

It is immediately perceived that these are not “ordinary” dreams but that there is a special energy in them. It is worthwhile, after one of these dreams, to meditate on the message received. Many times great revelations happen in them.

  • “Eureka” dreams

They are dreams where the solution to a problem is discovered. The famous dream of the scientist Von Kekulé, through which he solved a chemistry problem that was driving him crazy, is a classic of the researchers on this subject.

He was not the only one. The creator of the helicopter, the creator of the sewing machine and hundreds of inventors and artists (including John Lennon, with his song “Imagine”), claim to have brought his best creations from a dream.

Dreams are not only the nocturnal machinations of our subconscious. They also constitute a huge field of information and experience that allows us to explore reality, transform ourselves, and even heal.

Start valuing your dreams. Each one keeps a wonderful treasure of GROWTH, and they are the link of the Universe with you.

~Using Dreams For Growth~

“Dreams can be used for growth. If you see your whole life as a school or training ground for raising the quality of your consciousness, your dreams become just another opportunity for that. In your dreams, your true colors are revealed. Dreams reveal your BEING level. If you’re scared or misbehave in your dreams, that’s telling you where you’re still rough around the edges, where you need more polish. If a fear keeps recurring in your dreams, that means you gotta learn the lesson after you wake up, and set the right intention for next time.

As you successfully spiritually purify yourself, your dreams should become less and less neurotic, and less and less terrifying, until you literally start to merge into the absolute in your sleep!”

Source ~ https://www.actualized.org/insights?p=56

Dreams {5} ~ Common Dream Interpretations

Dreams About Falling

According to many popular dream interpretations and at least one study, falling dreams are a sign that something in your life isn’t going well. It might suggest that you need to rethink a choice or consider a new direction in some area of your life.

“Dreaming of falling is very common. It is a symbol of fear in real life – perhaps of failing at work or in your love life,” claims Russell Grant, author of The Illustrated Dream Dictionary. “Falling often expresses a need to let yourself go more and enjoy life more.”

Dreams About Being Naked in Public

Penny Peirce, author of the Dream Dictionary for Dummies, suggests that dreaming of public nudity might indicate that you feel like a phony or that you are afraid of revealing your imperfections and shortcomings.

Dreams About Being Chased

Dream interpreters often suggest that such dreams mean that you are trying to avoid something in your daily life.

Tony Crisp, author of Dream Dictionary, suggests that being chased in a dream might indicate a desire to escape from your own fears or desires.

The key to understanding what such a dream might mean depends partly on the identity of your pursuer. Being chased by an animal might indicate that you are hiding from your own anger, passions, and other feelings.

If your pursuer is a mysterious, unknown figure, it might represent a childhood experience or past trauma. If you are being chased by someone of the opposite sex, Crisp suggests that it means you are afraid of love or haunted by a past relationship.

Dreams About Losing Teeth

Penny Peirce, author of Dream Dictionary for Dummies, suggests that dreaming about losing teeth can have multiple meanings. It might mean that you are worried about your attractiveness or appearance. It might also indicate that you are concerned about your ability to communicate or concerned that you might have said something embarrassing.

“The real essence of teeth is their ability to bite through, to cut, tear, and grind,” she explains. “If your teeth fall out, you lose personal power and your ability to be assertive, decisive, and self-protective.”

Dreams About Dying

Death is another common subject of dreams and one that can be particularly disconcerting. Dreamers sometimes dream of the death of a loved one or even dream of dying themselves. Popular dream interpretations sometimes suggest that such dreams reflect anxiety about change or a fear of the unknown.

“Like death, change can be scary because–also like death–we do not know what is ‘on the other side,’ of the change, which is why the dreaming mind equates change with death,” suggests Lauri Loewenberg in her book Dream on It: Unlock Your Dreams, Change Your Life.

Loewenberg also believes that dreaming about the death of a loved one can reflect a similar fear of change, especially with regards to children reaching milestones and growing up. Such changes, she suggests, indicate that a child is growing up and a parent’s mind begins to wonder where the younger version of the child went. Such dreams of dying, therefore, reflect a sort of mourning for the inevitable passage of time.

Studies have also shown that those approaching the end of life and loved ones around them experience significant and meaningful dreams, often relating to a comforting presence, preparing to go, watching or engaging with the deceased, loved ones waiting, distressing experiences, and unfinished business.

Dreams About Taking a Test

According to Craig Hamilton-Parker, author of The Hidden Meaning of Dreams, taking an exam your dreams might reveal an underlying fear of failure. Studies have also found that dreams of this nature are common.

“Examinations are stressful experiences in which you are made to face up to your shortcomings,” he writes. “To dream of failing an exam, being late for one, or being unprepared shows that you feel unprepared for the challenges of waking life.”

Dreams About Infidelity

Dreaming that your spouse or romantic partner is cheating on you with someone else can be incredibly distressing. In some cases, people even start to wonder if the dream might really be true. Does dreaming that your partner is unfaithful mean that it might happen? Or that it is already happening?

While in some cases such dreams might be the reflection of waking fears of such infidelity, Trish and Rob MacGregor, the author’s of the Complete Dream Dictionary: A Bedside Guide to Knowing What Your Dreams Mean, believe that such dreams probably don’t mean that your spouse is cheating or will cheat.

“This is another ‘what if’ dream–you are testing the limits of reality,” they suggest.

Eve Adamson and Gayle Williamson, authors of The Complete Idiot’s Guide Dream Dictionary, posit that such dreams about infidelity indicate issues with trust, loyalty, and communication in a relationship. “If you or your partner cheated in your dream, one of you isn’t getting what you need from that relationship right now,” they write.

Dreams About Flying

Dreams about flying are experienced by many. Theycan be exciting and even liberating but they can sometimes be quite frightening (especially for those afraid of heights). According to Tony Crisp, author of Dream Dictionary, dreams about flying often represent two very different sides. On the one hand, such dreams can represent feelings of freedom and independence. On the other hand, they can also indicate a desire to flee or escape from the realities of life.

“Flying alone occurs most frequently,” he writes, “showing the independent aspect of flying. But because it often involves positive feelings of pleasure, flying may depict our sexuality…especially aspects of it expressing freedom from social norms and restraints.”

Dreams About Pregnancy

Dream interpreters often suggest that dreams about pregnancy represent everything from creativity to fear. David C. Lohff, the author of Dream Dictionary, believes that pregnancy dreams might sometimes represent a woman’s fears of being an inadequate mother.

Author Tony Crisp, on the other hand, suggests that such dreams indicate that the dreamer is developing some area of potential or deepening a relationship. Dream interpreter Russell Grant writes that these dreams presage difficult times.

Source: https://www.verywellmind.com/understanding-your-dreams-2795935

Dreams {4} ~ Do Dreams Mean Anything?

While we often enjoy recalling our dreams the following day, it’s important to decipher if there’s any significance in dream meanings. There are many different theories when it comes to dream interpretation and whether they mean something, and most of those theories offer different views.

One neurobiological theory of dreaming is the Activation-Synthesis Hypothesis. This was proposed by Harvard University psychiatrists, John Allan Hobson and Robert McCarley. The theory states that dreams don’t actually mean anything. Instead they’re merely electrical brain impulses that pull random thoughts and imagery from our memories. The theory suggests that humans construct dream stories after they wake up. This is a natural attempt to make sense of it all.

However, renowned psychologist Sigmund Freud thought otherwise. He believed that dreams revealed unconsciously repressed conflicts or wishes. According to Freud, dreams are imagery of a wish or impulse from childhood that has since been repressed. This is why Freud studied dreams to understand the unconscious mind. Therefore, according to Freud, your dreams reveal your repressed wishes to you.

Another theory is the Threat Simulation Theory, which describes dreams as a defence mechanism our brains put in place to prepare us for scary events. This allows us to face our fears in a safe simulation. This theory adds that “children who live in an environment in which their physical and psychological wellbeing is constantly threatened should have a highly activated dream production and threat simulation system”. If this theory is to be believed, it could be assumed that we dream more often when in a state of fear or anxiety.

Although it’s impossible to pinpoint one theory, Loewenberg states ~

“In my experience, people are beginning to be more open to the fact that dreams are more than random misfirings of the brain, and that they are telling us something about ourselves.”

These may not be obvious links, for example, to lose your bag in a dream doesn’t mean you’re going to lose your bag tomorrow. It would more likely mean that the dreamer feels that something important to them is missing.

Source: https://www.dreams.co.uk/sleep-matters-club/do-people-actually-believe-dreams-mean-something-to-us/#:~:text=However%2C%20renowned%20psychologist%20Sigmund%20Freud%20thought%20otherwise.&text=According%20to%20Freud%2C%20dreams%20are,your%20repressed%20wishes%20to%20you.

Dreams {3} ~ Interpretation Of Dream Meanings

Dream interpretation allows you to understand if your dreams are revealing something to you. There are certain things you can do to decipher your dream meanings. In a nutshell, you want to do a comparative analysis between the imagery and actions in the dream to the events of your previous day.

Therefore, you should pay attention to the content of your dreams in waking life. If you start keeping a day journal in tandem with a dream journal, you will absolutely start noticing connections between your dream imagery and your daily struggles and achievements. For example, you may notice that when your mother-in-law came over for dinner, you dreamed of being attacked by a bear that night. When you landed an account at work you’d been trying for, you may dream you won the lottery that night. Or when something you were super excited about didn’t work out, you may find that you dream of a plane crash or of falling that night. It is all connected, look for symbiosis between waking and dreaming life.

Dreams {2} ~ What Are The Benefits Of Dreaming?

The REM stage in which we dream allows you to commit things you learn to memory, meaning dreaming will help with cognitive processes. As well as this, dreams offer emotional benefits, such as introspection. Our dreams are full of information, advice, guidance and even warnings we need to know about ourselves and about our lives. Dreaming is a very deep and profound thinking process in which we focus solely on the Self. Through dreaming, we examine our current issues, behaviours and goals. We come up with ideas, we sort things out, we look at ourselves in a deeper light, we gain a clearer picture of ourselves and situation so that we can make better decisions. Dream researchers have found that dream interpretations are the deepest form of therapy available.

On top of the cognitive and emotional benefits of dreaming, dreams can also aid creativity and many ideas for famous songs, paintings and films came from dreams. For example, Salvador Dali’s Persistence of Memory was inspired by a dream.

Dreams {1} ~ Basics

Dreams are essentially stories we play out in our head overnight; they can follow a linear narrative or be abstract. Scientists estimate that we have roughly 3-6 dreams in one night and around 95% of these dreams are forgotten the following morning.

Dreaming occurs during the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) cycle of sleep. During REM sleep, your eyes move quickly in different directions. Usually, REM sleep happens 90 minutes after you fall asleep. You tend to have intense dreams during this time as your brain is more active.