Nothing is off limits in the dream state. We are open, experiencing on all levels of self, all fears, frustrations, suppressed images, unknown territory, visionary insights. We become more comfortable with dream images when we learn to welcome them, whatever they are, as messengers of self.
There is no such thing as a bad dream symbol. The most grotesque or frightening of dreams, have the most positive insights, once they are worked out. Remember, dream images are just trying to get your attention, so do not resist them. Seek to recognise the insight, so you can move on to more joyous awareness. Most people have the following common types of dreams.
A dream known to most all of us is the nightmare. It is one of our most valuable teaching dreams, because it shows us a fear that has been blown way out of proportion, or something we have suppressed that is affecting us negatively. Often we do not remember the happy dreams. But the frightening dreams will make more of an impression, and we will be more inclined to work them out.
For example, a man had a recurring nightmare, that a large Rat was eating away at his neck. He would awaken, screaming and clawing at his neck to remove the rat. Upon analysis he discovered that the neck represented the throat chakra. He was not verbalizing his needs, and the suppression was gnawing away and resulting in self destructive behaviours. The Rat, was the insecure part of himself that was betraying him. We must always nurture the inner self, taking care to verbalize, what it is we want and need. When he started to take assertive steps to resolve these problems both in work and in his relationships, the Rat dream, no longer continued.
Whether earthquakes, flood, fire or tidal wave, a disaster indicates a sudden change in some area of your life. A flood means an emotional upheaval and an earthquake means a big rearrangement in your affairs. They usually indicate turning points or opportunities to take advantage of a new direction.
Flying dreams are great fun, and usually mean you are consciously out of the body. If you can gain control of a flying dream, you are free to go anywhere you like. You may think yourself in different places in time/space and instantly be there, or you may transcend dimensions. If you are flying around and then start to lose height, or think you are going to crash, it simply suggests that you have a fear of exploring higher dimensions and breaking out of limits. Try again the next night!!
If you dream you are falling, it may be that you are having a bad landing coming back into your body after flying or moving through the astral plane. We all leave the body at night. If you jerk as you are dozing off at night, it can sometimes mean you are having a bad exit..lol If you wake up and cannot move or talk, it means that you are half in and half out of the body. We cannot move until we are properly in and awake. If this happens think yourself down to your feet and this will ground you.
When you dream of coins, pounds or dollar bills, it represents change coming in your life. Small coins, small changes. Lots of bills, lots of changes. For some it might also indicate a windfall of money is coming and an improvement in your financial circumstances in general.
I will be adding more common dream themes on to this thread so watch out for the next installment. If anyone has any particular dream question, please do not hesitate to ask..
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