Your Dreams Have Messages For You
Your dreams are more than just crazy fantasies you create in your sleep. Your dreams are your subconscious mind's way of telling you what's going on below the surface of your conscious mind.
If you’re unfamiliar with what the difference of conscious and subconscious is, just think of it like this:
Your conscious mind is your “awake” mind and your subconscious is what lies deeper than that. The conscious is the thinker, the analyzer, the strategizer. The subconscious is the one that “just knows” things without really having a logical reason to know.
Your subconscious mind is the one that's most connected with your intuition and your higher self. When you go to sleep, you quiet the conscious part of your mind and allow the suppressed parts of your consciousness to take center stage. When we sleep, our minds are more open to things that we tend to reject or suppress while we’re awake. This is when it's easiest for the more "abstract" messages to come through in the form of a dream.
Some messages that frequently come through to us in dreams:
✦ Things your intuition has picked up on that your conscious mind hasn't made note of, or that was ignored or suppressed.
✦ Fears, unresolved feelings, or unmet needs that haven't been addressed during your waking hours. If it's troublesome enough to your inner self, it'll come up in your dreams as a way to get you to pay attention and start resolving it. When we shut down for the night, our minds sometimes try to come up with solutions to the problems we’re facing in life.
✦ Messages from spirit. It's often easiest for the "other side" to communicate with us while we're asleep!
A whole new world of wisdom can be discovered when we analyze our dreams and pay attention to what they're telling us.
If you’re one who has a hard time remembering your dreams (hey, it’s super common), here are some tips that may help with that.
✦ A good night’s sleep is important. If you’re not sleeping well and you’re waking up frequently throughout the night, you might not be getting far enough into your sleep cycle to allow dreams to occur. Studies have shown that we dream the most during REM sleep, which we usually don’t hit until we’ve been asleep for about an hour and a half.
✦ Limit substances that mess with your brain function, especially in the hours leading up to bedtime! This includes alcohol and caffeine, among other things. These will mess up your sleep cycles and might alter your dreams (or prohibit them from happening at all).
✦ Keep a notebook by your bed. The memory of a dream can slip away from us pretty quickly once we wake up and our feet hit the floor. If you’ve ever experienced it before, it feels kind of like a hole appears in the walls of your mind and sucks in the memories of your dream from the night before, closing for good once it’s done so. Then you’re left with a few broken shards of the memory that you can’t quite make any sense of. Make sure you write down everything you remember as soon as you wake up so you don’t run the risk of forgetting.
Problem is, the messages our dreams bring us are often cryptic AF! It’s up to us to figure out what our dreams are trying to tell us and apply it to our lives when we’re awake. After all, these messages are likely coming from somewhere on the divine plane - whether that be from our higher selves or from other entities in the spirit world. Either way, the message wouldn’t be there if it weren’t important!
If you need help figuring out WTF your dreams are trying to tell you, come get a Dream Interpretation Reading from me! I help you pinpoint the important details and figure out what they’re supposed to mean for YOU. Then I help you find ways to actually apply that information in real life.