Dreams have a lot to do with spirituality. From ancient times, dreams were seen as the visual expression of the soul and the means through which divine beings communicated with humans. Even today, Jungian psychologists note the great importance and help that dreams can provide in revealing the concerns of the soul.
Edgar Cayce, a great intuitive seer of the 2oth century and so-called Father of Holistic Medicine, considered dreams to be a true source of information above and beyond what our waking mind could comprehend. He considered dreams to have different levels of meaning but all dreams had a spiritual meaning. Therefore, it is important to see dreams as a spiritual expression of one’s deepest self.
Three Benefits of Dreamwork for Spiritual Growth
For these reasons, a personal program of spiritual development can greatly be enhanced by the ongoing practice of dreamwork, where a person makes an intention to remember, record, and reflect on their dreams in a conscientious manner in order to learn from them. Among the many benefits that dreamwork can bring to spiritual growth are:
- You are giving your soul a voice—an often ignored cry in those who ignore their dreams. Since dreams convey the concerns of the soul, listening to and taking dreams seriously is the equivalent of taking the soul seriously! Give that Inner Voice a platform for expression!
- Getting to know your soul’s voice and its special language and symbols as expressed in dreams is really an act of getting to know yourself better. By listening to the Inner Voice through dreams, the dreamer gets more deeply in touch with themselves. True spirituality is all about deepening relationships, especially the one with yourself!
- Dreams are also vehicles for one’s higher power to speak. They are a great way to receive contact from a spiritual guide. The Bible is full of stories of how God spoke to humans. It can happen to you, too! Ask for a dream from your spiritual guide to help in a time of crisis. What a way to boost your spiritual development when you receive wisdom beyond the waking mind’s ability to comprehend.