Animals as Symbolic Messages in DREAMS

Dreams come in symbols and sometimes those symbols are animals. In deciphering the symbols we can better understand the messages coming through our dreams. When I dream of animals and I don’t know what the message is right away I like to check out this site: http://www.sayahda.com/cycle.htm

If an animal shows up in your dreams and you either feel attracted and comfortable with it or very fearful of it; it’s a good indicator that the animal is like a totem in your life at this time or perhaps for your entire life.

I’ve dreamed of animals that I’ve never seen in the physical world and once I learned what their “medicine” is (see animal totem or medicine animals, or aforementioned website) realized that it was perfect that I had dreamed of them.

I’ve even dreamed of mythical creatures; and again when deciphering the dream symbols learned the messages from my deepest self and Spirit helpers/Angels.

May your sleep be restful and dreams insightful!

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What’s your last thought as you fall asleep?

What’s your last thought as you fall asleep at night?  I hope it is a happy and creative one rather than a troubled and worrisome one!

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The last thought on your mind as you fall asleep is what your subconscious mind is likely to use to create your dreams throughout the night.  Many people use their “falling asleep time” to review their day and think about what they should’ve done, what they didn’t get done, the bad things that happened that day, what so-and-so person at work or at school is going to think about x,y or z issue, why did they eat so much during the day, why can’t they sleep well, etc…  Reviewing the day and thinking in this way is very counterproductive to creating the life you wish to live.

If you want to create a life that is more aligned with your goals and positive vision for you, start by using this magical time as you fall asleep to think only about the ideas, concepts and experiences that you want to bring into your life.  For example; if you’d like to be thinner… repeat in your mind, over and over again: Every day in every way I am becoming thinner and thinner. or What if I begin to become thinner and thinner, what will that look like?  What will I be doing differently?   And while you repeat these positive phrases or evocative questions,  let your subconscious mind take a hold of that positive input and create dreams and new habits in the direction of your desires.  It may take a few weeks and/or some formal hypnosis; but that sleep time is critical and positive thinking is a must during those moments before sleep.  If you wake up in the middle of the night; simply go back to repeating your positive phrases and you will find it easier to drift back to sleep.

Does that seem a bit too easy to you?  If so and even if not;  please take a moment to think about a recent time when you had to get up early to catch a flight or get to work for a special project, or some other important event.  You set your alarm clock and then as you fell asleep you thought about how you must be sure to wake up in time so you don’t miss your special event.  Then you found that you woke yourself up without the use of the alarm; in fact you woke up just a little before the clock alarm rang.  Isn’t that interesting that you could do that?  Even if it was just a few times that you did it?  How do you think that happened?  It is the power of your subconscious mind.  If your mind can do that; even just some of the time, just imagine what else you can accomplish when you guide it in the direction you desire as you fall asleep.

If you have trouble focusing on something positive that you’d like to create.  No worries; simply think on something pleasant that happened during the day or something pleasant that you have planned for the next day or few days.  Even if it is just the idea of waking up and having some tea or coffee, saying hello to someone you care about, listening to some good music… whatever is enjoyable to you is perfect – because of course, you are the expert on you! 

In my practice I help people identify the best positive thoughts and affirmations to use as they fall asleep to help them accomplish their goals.  Whether the goals are sports, health or wealth related; regardless of the goal this technique works.  If you’d like some input on your positive thoughts and affirmations as you fall asleep, email us and I’ll help the first 10 who do so.  We’ll post a brief description of your situation and then the positive phrase or question that I recommend for you to use.

 

Release Dreams

Release dreams can be stressful but are wonderfully healing when viewed through a dream interpreter’s eyes.  Release dreams are just that – a releasing of some pent up energy, thought or experience that can be “swept” out of the dreamer’s mind so that healing can take place. 

A release dream can take on the form of yelling for help and receiving it or screaming at someone we’d really like to scream at but for whatever reason haven’t done so during our waking hours.  Last, but not least , the release dreams can also involve the bathroom –  sometimes taking a shower to “wash” off all the negativity or sitting on the toilet to “release” whatever was backed up emotionally or mentally. 

It’s important to remember that, in dreams, the information is oftentimes given to us as metaphors so the subconscious mind is acting out the idea of release rather than dictating words and sentences about it.

If you’ve recently had a release dream, you might want to ponder some things. For example, what was the location that it took place in?  Did it take place in your childhood home or your work?  What clothes were you wearing?  Was anyone around?  Were you able to have your privacy? 

The answers to these questions help you to understand the message that your subconscious is trying to tell you.  If the dream took place in your childhood home and you found you couldn’t keep the door closed, this may indicate that you are letting go of something related to your childhood and are concerned about being exposed and/or feel vulnerable about letting it go. 

If your release dream took place at work – you can pretty much bet that something is going on within you that makes you unhappy, frustrated or angry at work and you need to learn to let it go somehow.

Do you have a release dream that you’d like to share?  Add to this post and I’ll do a brief dream interpretation on the first 5 release dreams that are posted here.

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