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The meaning of dreams is as unique and individual as you are. Just like snowflakes, no two souls are alike, and no two people dream alike.
When we are asleep, our bodies rest and regenerate while our spirit travels into other dimensions of reality. Paying attention to the meaning of dreams can help us to understand ourselves better, and can help us to attune to the larger part of ourselves.
Dreams can serve many purposes. It has been said that dreams allow us to 'try on' many different probable realities, and to choose the one that is best suited for our learning. It has also been said that human beings dream together, and that we co-create physically manifest reality together.
Dreams can help us to solve problems and to bring healing to unresolved issues in our lives. We can also receive spiritual guidance, spiritual healings, and spiritual teachings through understanding the meaning of our dreams. A compelling and profound dream can even change our lives.
As an example, in my last semester of graduate school I had a dream urging me to move to western Massachusetts. At the time I was living in the Boston area and had a thriving massage therapy practice, many job contacts, and family in that area.
I had no desire to move and balked at the idea. I dismissed the dream, however the guidance stayed with me and nudged my intuition until I finally made a trip out there to investigate the area. Eventually it became clear to me that spirit was asking me to relocate.
This was to become one of the most significant choices of my life. During the many years I lived there, I met my best friend, my husband and my spiritual teacher, and I also opened my first spiritual healing practice. Tremendous growth and healing happened for me there, and it all started with a dream.
Have you ever had a dream that was so compelling that when you awoke, you still could feel something of the dream that carried into your waking life? Dreams that affect us deeply compel us to search for the meaning of dreams, and to understand what the dream's message is for us. Dreams are always teaching us, and the more we can listen, the more healing we can receive. Here are a few simple ways you can begin to understand the meaning of your dreams.
As we progress on the spiritual path, our dreams can assist us in the transformational process. During the process of purification, what is unbalanced and unfinished within us comes to the surface for healing. During this time our dreams can assist us in this process, both through our greater awareness of our dreams, and also through our prayer to receive healing through understanding the meaning of our dreams.
As we become clearer and less emotionally burdened, we become more open to the planetary collective consciousness of which we are a part. The larger cosmic energies that are active in the world today may also influence our dreams.
During the spiritual healing process, we become more sensitive to the world around us, and to other dimensions of reality. There is a whole new understanding that can awaken within us of our connections with God, with the Earth, with each other, and with all of life. Our dreams grow and transform as we do, and can assist us in moving more fully into our larger spiritual identities.
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One of the ways we can learn about the meaning of dreams is through sharing them with others. Though sharing and discussion, it is possible to come to a deeper understanding about ourselves and our dreams. Please feel free to share your dream experiences here, at the form below. Our visitors may have some ideas and new perspectives to help you understand your dreams. You can read the dreams our visitors have shared, over at our Dream Interpretation section.