I take dreams seriously.
Whether the dream is short, long, confusing or clear, I believe each dream means something.
It’s probably because I dream a lot. I’m talking about vivid, action packed, dialogue driven dreams.
And it’s probably because most mornings I wake up and the dream is still there floating—ideas and images whooshing around my mind, wanting to be remembered, wanting to be noticed and wanting to be analyzed.
So I do just that.
I immediately write down my nighttime adventures and if there is something I can research—a symbol or a theme, then I do. I consult my dream books which are just an arm’s length away from my pillow and if that doesn’t produce results, there’s always Google.
Lately, I have been on a dream streak—sometimes having up to three in one night.
The thing is I believe there is more to this. I believe my subconscious is aching to tell me something and I want to know what it is. Sometimes a dream can be so intense that I will awake feeling exhausted, as if I traveled all through the night instead of actually sleeping. I’ll have a headache and be in a dream-daze for most of my day. When that happens, the dream keeps swirling through my mind until I can work it out.
And if I don’t? It usually repeats until I have some sort of an epiphany.
Sometimes, when something is plaguing me in my waking life, I may even ask for a dream—one that will sort it all out for me. And often, it works.
Through dreams I’ve received answers, revelations, premonitions and hope. Sometimes the insightful messages come from a surprising source, like a loved one who’s passed.
When I shut my eyes for the night I’m never sure what I’ll see, but I always look forward to it.
So go ahead. Dream a little dream. Then give it a little thought—because it just might mean more than you think.