Use Dreams for Intuitive Messages

by Diana Rankin on August 1, 2017

Paying attention to our dreams can help us understand messages from our deeper intuitive self. We all dream, but remembering and being able to interpret those dreams takes a bit of work.

Years ago when I first started studying my dreams, I use the process below. It worked perfectly at first. I would wake at the end of a dream and record it in my journal. Then, in the morning, I’d go over the dream to understand its meaning. That lasted for several months until I started dreaming that I was waking up and recording the dream and working through its meaning. The only problem is that when I’d wake in the morning, there was no dream recorded. I only dreamed I had recorded the dream.

Eventually, I learned that many of my dreams were means of clearing out the everyday stuff of life and there was no need to record them. I was actually working out the meaning of the dream while sleeping. The dreams that were of greater impact on my behavior — the dreams that I needed to pay attention to — still woke me, usually in the early morning hours between 3:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.

To this day, the only dreams I remember are those that need to get my attention or ones I specifically ask for to help me work through a situation. The rest I sleep through knowing that my dreams are clearing out the everyday issues.

I suggest that you start with paying attention to all your dreams and let your personal process take its course. Here are the steps to get you started:

  1. Place a dream journal and pen/pencil beside your bed in a place easily reached.
  2. Before going to sleep, mentally ask your intuition for a dream that helps you work through an issue, answers a question, or benefits your life in some way.
  3. Ask that you be awakened at the end of the dream.
  4. As you fall asleep, continue to ask your intuition for the dream, reminding yourself to be awakened at the end of the dream.
  5. When you wake, and before coming fully awake, write down what come to mind. You may not remember the entire dream. That’s okay. If you prefer drawing rather than writing, that’s fine. The idea is to capture as much of the dream as possible. At this point, do not try to interrupt the dream, just record it.
  6. Go back to sleep.
  7. When you wake in the morning, read over your notes as soon as possible. If you can, remember the dream and add any additional information. Ask your intuition for help, and then sit quietly and listen to those small intuitive whispers.
  8. In a separate journal, or a separate section of the dream journal, record reoccurring symbols and their possible meaning. There are dream books that will help with some universal symbols, but it’s best to find what each symbol means to you. For example, to you water may be a symbol of cleansing while to someone else it may be a symbol of drowning. Be patient, this will take some practice.

As we work with our dreams and come to know what reoccurring symbols mean, we open up a wealth of intuitive information to find solutions to issues we’re grappling with, to answer questions about our lives, to help us work through everyday stresses, and even to provide us with visions of our own greatness.

© 2016 Diana Rankin

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