Dreams are very much about healing at all levels, spiritual, emotional and even physical, if we would only be aware of them and attend to their efforts. If you are going through a rough transition that is taking a toll emotionally, dreams may come to let you know you are cared for and to let you know you are not yourself. Here is an example:
Dream: I am in a clinic and see my usual buoyant, optimistic, smiling self in a mirror. Then I let myself feel my real feelings. I am feeling unusually grim and pessimistic.A doctor comes up to me and uses a stethoscope to examine my heart. I ask why he’s doing this. He tells me I am not in my usual emotional state and he just wants to check me out. I know he is right and intuitively feel in the dream he is mainly concerned about my emotional heart, not necessarily the physical one. Then another doctor does the same, focusing more on the left side.
When I woke up I was touched that some dream physicians were taking care of me and my emotional situation. It made me focus more on what I was feeling at the moment and not on the breezy, upbeat persona I was reflecting to the world. I needed to look at the left side (the intuitive side) of my emotional heart.
Since I just finished teaching a class this past semester, I have time to rest and spend a little more time with myself and getting in touch with those feelings that are dragging me down. Maybe the dream doctors were tell me I needed to manifest their thoughtfulness and concern for myself.
Dreams can give all sorts of advice for those willing to pay attention to them. They can offer clues and even curative treatments for health problems, point out solutions to relationship problems and generally lead us through difficult times. The great dreams provide visions that can provide inspiration and guidance good for a lifetime. One of the least discussed benefits of dreams is that they can help us interpret them so that we are sure to get the right message to help us in the unique spiritual journey that defines each of our lives.
I am reminded of a recent dream I had that I found very enlightening when my life seemed to be going nowhere. I was very tempted to be angry and depressed, thinking everything I’ve done had been a waste. Then, I dreamed that there were many children surrounded by soldiers armed with rifles and assault guns. A voice told me that if I saw these children as being held captive by the soldiers, then I would be in the dark and clueless. But if I saw these children as being led to a place of freedom where they could thrive, I would have the enlightened perspective. The dream was literally telling me how to interpret itself! Of course, I took the children to be the many endeavors I had made over the last ten years to grow my work. It was comforting to know that in this difficult time, the fruits of my labor were actually being taking care of and protected.
Another example of a dream helping me with dreams occurred when I asked for a dream to tell me how important it was to record every single dream since I was in the habit of doing so. Sometime that can get tedious and make for a lot of work. I then had a dream of a wise old oriental man telling me not worry about recording every single one of them. Some are more important than others. As a result, I still try to write my dreams down regularly but I don’t worry if I miss one I can barely remember or has little energy attached to it.
If you have a question about your dreams, why don’t you ask for a dream that will give you the answer?