We all dream. But what dreams mean and why during REM sleep we see images that are rarely clear and often bizarre remains one of life’s mysteries. What if dreams could be tapped into to help you in your waking life? What if you could actually use the symbolism and stories to answer difficult questions or solve long burning life issues?
The phrase, “Let me sleep on it” is such a part of our vernacular; we don’t often stop and investigate just what it means and why we say it. Indeed, sleep is a time for our bodies and our brains to rest, so we can wake up the next day with the proper energy needed to do it all again. However, dreams also help you process and work out more complex life challenges if you look at them this way.
The power lies in the symbols, not the stories. Often we overlook the symbols for the weird story. The locations of your dreams for example can replicate places from our waking memories, so it can be confusing, often causing us to imagine that the dream of the grocery store is irrelevant because we did our shopping the night before. We forget that there are hundreds of dozens of other locales we’ve visited and things we’ve did during the day that we do not have a vivid dream about. Thus the symbol of the grocery store as access to nurturance and self-care takes on a much deeper meaning.
The art of petitioning your dreams for guidance is one of the most powerful tools we have and this assistance is available to us all the time. There’s no need to wait for an appointment or to have the extra cash on hand to pay for the information; it taps into the wisdom that lives inside of you and it will always respond to your asking.
When doing this before you sleep, it is always beneficial to distill a question at hand down to the basics of what kind of help you desire. If you are struggling with an intimate relationship you might want to ask your higher self to have the dream move you through where you feel stuck. If you’re facing a decision, you may ask for help finding clarity. If you’re feeling a lot of anxiety, then the request would be for help in releasing fears. We usually have all the answers we need, but not the clarity to see them clearly.
You must trust the answers you get. If before you go to sleep you ask yourself a question that would allow your dream mind to answer, you have to listen. Sometimes the message is one filled with anxiety. This may be your dream way of letting your conscience mind know that you can survive anything. Sometimes the recurring dream can be one that’s sending a message to you to deal with a situation. Allow this process to be something you trust is working, even if how it is assisting you remains a mystery.
I suggest writing down your dreams religiously every morning. If you can be clear and honest with yourself, asking the questions you really want answers to, your dreams can tell you everything you need to know about who you are and where you are going.
About Dr. Michael Lennox:
Highly sought-after media expert, Dr. Lennox has been seen internationally on many television shows, beginning with the Sci Fi Network’s The Dream Team and has also been featured on numerous network and cable television venues including NBC’s Emmy award winning Starting Over, Soap Talk, The Wayne Brady show and many others. His radio appearances talking about the power of dreams number in the hundreds. Dr. Lennox obtained his Masters and Doctorate in Psychology from The Chicago School and his Doctoral Dissertation, Astrology and Personality, is published by Lambert Academic Publishing. Dr. Lennox is also the author of two books on dreams, Dream Sight: A Dictionary & Guide for Interpreting Any Dream and Llewellyn’s Complete Dream Dictionary. Dr. Lennox leads workshops and retreats all over the United States and conducts a worldwide private practice based in Southern California.
Learn more about Michael: michaellennox.com