Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dreaming Up Life

Why do we dream?  Have you been having a more active dream life lately?  Recently, I have been having the most intense, information-laden and detail-rich dreams than ever before.   Maybe I'm not the only one.

Oh sure, who hasn't fretted all night while dreams of running/being chased, falling and finding oneself naked in public over the years?  

Freud and other  dream interpreters tell us to pay attention to what's happening in our lives at the time, as dreams are an outlet for our conscious mind to finish working things out that we couldn't accomplish while awake. 

As a person who meditates and spends time allowing my subconscious come out for regular play dates, I have always found dreams seemed so much more prophetic.  Lately, my dreams focus on looking for items that are lost while an eminent fire looms nearby.  It is often quite terrifying, but in a way that I never feel alone and know that they will be found safe and intact...all in the nick of time to escape the smoke and flames. 

In the past, my children and I were separated, so I was always seeking to reunite with them so we could leave the burning structure (never our home) together.  Last night, I was in my workplace and everyone hurriedly evacuated.  I would not leave because I wanted to set my workstation organized first and I had to have my spiritual materials (books, Cd's, candles, incense, etc.).  It seemed important that I have my healing and teaching items, because I knew that they would be vital to the work I would need to get on to once the fire was extinguished.

Apparently, fire symbolizes "destruction, passion, desire, illumination, purification, transformation, enlightenment, or anger. It may suggest that something old is passing and something new is entering into your life. Your thoughts and views are changing. In particular, if the fire is under control or contained in one area, then it is a metaphor of your own internal fire and inner transformation." 

Well, alrighty then....nuff said!  My next adventure is to look into learning more about lucid dreaming.  I'm off to continue to use my dreams to help me work through the real world work that is so important in transformation in life.

Michelle Jeneen, Energy Skills Educator

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