Dreams: A Bridge to your True Spirit


“In forming a bridge between body and mind, dreams may be used as a springboard from which man can leap to new realms of experience lying outside his normal state of consciousness.” ~Ann Faraday

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While writing last week’s DreamFriday post I began to  remember a time when I was not paying attention to my night dreams (very early 20’s and before).  I would have night after night of recurring nightmares, or crazy nonsensical dreams which would leave me upset most of the day.

Has this ever happened to you?

You wake up in the middle of the night all emotional and cannot seem to  get “that darn dream” out of your head?  Well let me tell you, I remember one day calling my brother a million times after I saw him go to his car, put in the key the door and blow up!  Yep, all that in my dream.  When I finally got ahold of him, I felt a sense of relief knowing he was safe.  I admit, that particular dream shook me to the core, I thought for a brief second it really happened, thank God it didn’t.  The meaning was something totally unrelated to my brother (in a sense).

With nightmares, don’t panic, but please write them down!

When you have a nightmare, it is important not to panic.  I realised, later on, that the dream about my brother had nothing to do with my brother dying in a mafia coup.  In this dream, my brother represented the successful, yang male in me, who was, at that time in my life, completely self-sabotaging. I was poor, in an abusive relationship, and I had to GET OUT!!

Dreams are not there to give you insomnia, there is a cure!

Dreams are really a mirror of what is really going on in your subconscious.  They are as real as the emotions which are deeply trying to harbor in a cave in your soul.  Dreams are the whispers of your true self desperately trying to get the attention you they deserve.  Because, in truth, the more you look into your dreams, the easier it is to be mindful and make the necessary changes in your life!

Have you noticed the more you ignore a nightmare, it becomes recurring?

This is often the case.  The more you ignore a certain situation in your life, the more violent and disturbing your dreams may become.  They are “urging” you to pay attention!   Again, when a recurring dream comes to you.  Look at the symbol and then relate it to what is going on in your life.

I kept on dreaming of planes crashing and me trying to avoid them by hiding in a corner of a barn somewhere.  These dreams happened again and again, UNTIL I spoke to my psychologist, who in fact studied Jung dream therapy, and we found that these planes represented my anxiety due to my parent’s divorce when I was 12.  These dreams do go deeper, however, I will not go into detail.  However, as soon as I figured out what the “falling planes” dreams were all about, they stopped! Thus, I was able to dig into that pain and heal it afterall.


The next time you have a dream which “boggles” your mind, or scares the crap out of you, look into the symbolism and patterns.  What comes up most often, and write what those archetypes mean to you.

You may find some peace and quiet the next time you go to sleep.

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Spaceships and Spiritual Journeys


Dreams sometimes come up all crazy.  We wake up with the “why the heck did I dream about that” feeling and often blame the craziness on the burritos we had before bed.  Not so!  Our most weirdest dreams often have the most important messages. 

Think about dreams as a puzzle with odd colorful pieces that do not seem to fit (and you do not have the original picture to work with).  Yet, as you work on your puzzle, you start to see a picture, and finally towards the end, you come up with something you would have never imagined.  

My job as a dream interpreter is to assist you in putting those pieces together, assist being the operative word, because, in truth, you DO have the original picture somewhere in your subconscious.

This week’s dream comes from Jen Land.  Jen is the founder of The Progressive Mama Revolution, she is a parent educator, mama, wife, and a homeschooler.  She spends most of her days with her children, and according to what I see in these dreams, I think it is time to spend a little time just with herself.  Find out what  an Alien invasion has to do with “me time” and more.

The Dream (s)

 (2)I looked out the window and saw this large silver strange orb shaped  “spaceship” hurling towards the earth. I started getting scared and worried and I ran to tell someone. When I went back to the door I saw people’s walking around outside and their stuff on the lawn. For a flash I thought that the crazy people were having a garage sale, but then I realized that the people were scrambling around getting their stuff together. Everyone was getting ready to get on the government buses that had pulled up outside. I knew that it meant we had to pack a small bag and go. We were scrambling around and trying to get clothes, pj’s and some small valuables. I was a bit sad and scared to be leaving everything. I wasn’t sure if I would see it again.

A female government official showed up in my house and said we should try to gather up stuff and get on the bus, they would be taking us to a hotel. I told her that my friend had said she had hoped that if we were ever visited by people of another planet that they would be more evolved, and thus very peaceful, loving people. The government women replied “I doubt it. That silver part you saw, that was a war shield.”. I remember thinking “Oh shit.” and getting really worried. I wondered what the unknown people would do once they realized that the ship crashed here. Even if the government surrounded and contained the ship, the “space people” would worry about what happened to their aircraft.

I continued to scramble and get stuff together when my thoughts turned to my parents. I knew the officials wouldn’t allow me to make a call so I snuck away in a closet and called my mother quickly. I was crying then and told her that I loved her and dad so very much. I just kept saying it over and over. She was somewhat calm and said they were going to get on a bus too. She was worried but reassuring. I hung up and I remember thinking I probably should search for my wedding ring. I found it and put it on. I saw a handful of jewelry that I had made and felt a bit wistful that it may be lost forever. I scrambled out of the room and went to find my husband. I was worried about the kids. The last thing I remember is asking my husband to be sure that we have everything, everything we needed for our kids.

This dream is interesting to me because the week before I had a dream involving people from another planet. I don’t ever remember dreaming of the same subject so close together. I don’t remember much,but here is what I do remember.

(1)I was at home and my parents were with me. I looked out the window and I saw a black cloud coming up from the earth and headed our way. I knew it was something from another planet. The black cloud was bits of strange black dust. I was searching and searching for duct tape. We had every other type of tape- but no duct tape! I was telling everyone that we had to tape up the windows, doors and vents so the black stuff wouldn’t seep inside. I kept saying we can’t breathe this stuff!! Dad can’t breathe it!!! (he has c.o.p.d. in real life). The the dust turned orangey yellow and was spinning outside our house. Then I woke up.

The Interpretation

There are common themes in both dreams, so lets look at those symbols individually:

Looking out window:

Windows are usually a place where we go and contemplate the world.  The fact that you are looking out the window in both dreams, leads me to believe that you may be contemplating your life as a whole: – your outlook, your faith, and where you are going.  Looking out windows may also mean, intuition, and soul searching.

Space ship/UFO/alien substance coming:

When I think of UFO’s, spaceships, and black substances .. I think of the unknown, wonder, mystery and even spirituality.  You are drawn to something that is “out there” but “out there” I think is drawn to you.  It could also represent your spiritual journey.

You are in your house:

Houses in dreams usually represent “self” and different rooms usually represent different aspects of self.  In your dream, your house is your safe zone.  Where you raise your children and teach them.  Security and protection.  Shelter!

Parents:

I feel your parents in this dream represent shelter, love and protection.  Your mom represents comfort.. also she is your “feminine”  the side of you who is nurturing.

What is interesting is in the first dream, you needed to “keep ugliness from entering your house” and in the second dream you were “forced in a way” to escape your environment.

We must look at both to see what your dreams are telling you.

HYWEL JONES, CULTURA /SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYIn dream 1 (the second one you wrote me) you are with your parents (protectors), looking out the window when I big dark cloud of yuck is coming.  It seems to me that your outlook on life is being challenged, and dark clouds here seem to represent: depression, anger or lack of support.  Do you feel anger or frustration in which you are fearful of expressing?   You knew this was something that was coming from another planet (alien and foreign to you) you also felt this would be something that would threaten your family.  What do you think is causing this anxiety?

Whatever it is, you most definitely do not want it in the house.  You do not want these feelings to inhabit you in other words, you do everything to keep them out, not fearing for your dad.  

Your dad probably represents the “male side of you” .. the more independent, strong, protective side.  In general, since you are an at home mom, the male tends to “get out” of the house more.  Are you feeling if you “breathe in” this anxiety, fear, or anger, you may get hurt?  In your life now, what are you avoiding?  Or.. is there toxicity “drama” coming in your home that you are trying to keep out?

The duct tape is interesting.  Because it is so versatile, and seems to fix everything.  No other tape will do in your dream!!  Think about what you are trying to “hold together” in your life now.  Whatever it is, you are most adamant to protect yourself, not wanting it to “seep inside” of you.  

The dust in your dream turns orange-yellow… you associated the colors to:  Jupiter, sand, hot, sun too hot and uncomfortable .. so as the darkness changes shape (depression, anger or fear of something) you begin to feel more and more ill at ease.

On to the 2nd dream:

You are again looking out the window, contemplating, observing… It seems your intuition is on high when you see an ORB SHAPED SILVER SPACESHIP hurling (with great force) towards earth.  The Earth could mean you you are seeking connectedness.. the fact that this UFO (something mysterious, foreign and scary) is coming right for earth leads me to believe that you fear something will come between your “connectedness”.  Do you feel grounded right now in your life?  

Seing a “spaceship” usally means your spiritual journey or purpose.

Are you seeking or contemplating changing your life somehow?  Do you feel the need for something else, alone time, quiet time? 

Silver, according to dreammoods.com symbolizes:

“the moon, intuition and the feminine aspects of yourself. It signifies tranquility and understated confidence.”

This seems to connect with the rest of your dream, intuition comes up  A LOT with these symbols, so what is your intuition telling you lately?  What are the red flags?

As the dream continues, you have these scared and worried feelings, you run outside to warn people, you wish to protect them.  Although it seemed they were having a garage sale (getting rid of stuff) you quickly see they were gathering what was important to take with them.  So if you look at the metaphor, what is it that you are willing to let go of in your life, and what is it you want to keep?  There is definate true sadness there, as you are afraid if you let go, “you will never see it again”  Although in real life, letting go is healthy, and you can always go back to whatever, if and when you take the leap I know you are dreaming of!!!

You are getting ready to evacuate:  I have a feeling the dream above, anger, sadness, guilt maybe, you are subconsciously, with this dream, getting ready to release, share your truth, and evacuate feelings of what is worrying you.

The government busses, symbolize, in my opinion, authority, and passiveness.  Not to take the busses would go against authority, and taking them is passively.. going with the flow.  BUT don’t take this wrong, its all about self-preservation.  You are trying to preserve what you already have.   Going to a hotel seems to represent a need to escape from daily life.

You were hoping, I guess, that these feelings you are experiencing would be “kinder and gentler” with you.  That it would be easy to release.. however, the woman in your dream says “she doubts” it.. and that the Silver part is a “war sheild”.  Well Jen, that is YOUR war shield.  I could see it right about your solar plexus, protecting you, again from feelings that may be arising, or projects, or alone time you may need right now.  I think it is time to remove the shield and allow for some self-loving your way..  What or who  in your life do you wish to be “more evolved, peaceful and loving”?  Ask yourself this question.

I am quoting you here:  

“I wondered what the unknown people would do once they realized that the ship crashed here. Even if the government surrounded and contained the ship, the “space people” would worry about what happened to their aircraft.”

Now if the ship represents your spiritual journey, and the unknown people (aliens) represent an unknown aspect of yourself or feelings, then you are worried about what is going to happen to you if you do not listen to your instincts.. you say you have many little worries.. so maybe this dream is to help you look at each and every one of them seperately so you do not feel you have the “world on your shoulders”

You can tell, from your dreams, that family is of utmost importance to you, your marriage too since you think of “putting on your ring”.. You go to your mom for reassurance, your mom represents all that is nurturing unconditional inside you.  You needed to let your parents know how much you love them.. do you know how much you love yourself?  

You want to make sure your family has everything they need, to give yourself permission to do what you need to do, this is why you insist this to your husband in your dream.

The jewelry, you feel will be lost forever, what does that represent.  Do you still make jewelry, do you wish you had more time for creativeness, not with the kids, just for yourself?

I truly sense something inside you is calling you.. or urging you.. like just to have some “Jen” time.. Alone “Jen time”.

Blessings

Kim

Guided By Spirit II – Kelly’s Response


Response to Spirit Guide –Lucid Dream interpretation

 By:  Kelly Beversdorf

YES the survival tips and finding paradise among the crazy chaos that is currently going on around me at present. I have sought a lot of information from my higher self, guides, and the Universe to help me move out of old patterns, ego’s negative talk, and enslaving beliefs about myself. This dream came after I had 2 very intense and heavy past life repressions about two men in my life that have affected me in a positive way. The only difference between the 2 past lives is one I felt free/loved and the other I felt like a slave/victim…the latter is currently affecting me in this life time.

The tips on survival apply to what is happening to me every day in the physical world (work, family, just living as Kelly in this life time) and the information I’ve been seeking from my Spirit Guide, Source, and my higher self. All the “tips” apply to each part of me, my life, and the lives of everyone around me. I do need to keep myself secure in basic needs, unconditional love, and support for myself…as well as being open to receiving those things from others who support me in the physical realms and the spiritual realms.

Trusting my intuition, learning to sense energy changes/shifts, and keep faith in myself/the Universe that everything will be fine and I am always safe…will cut down/eliminate my anxiety, depression, and panic I experience when I try to survive from a fear/ego place. Yes Kim I agree with your interpretation…the dream really resonates with me more now than when I first had it a few months back. Timing is everything…the message is so much clearer now. I notice that I have reoccurring themes/messages in my dreams like protection (Zak dream), seeking shelter in my faith(Zak dream), staying safe on my new journey(both Zak & Leachy plants), stay grounded(leachy plants), have unconditional love for myself(Zak dream), staying connected to Source, and keep exploring the dark mysterious part of myself. Thank you Kim for your dead on insight, unconditional love and support!! You are a key part in helping me discover my niche in this life…uncover the mystery.

THANK YOU!!!  

Guided By Spirit – Lucid Dreaming


lucid dream is any dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. The term was coined by the Dutch psychiatrist and writer Frederik (Willem) van Eeden(1860–1932). In a lucid dream, the dreamer may be able to exert some degree of control over their participation within the dream or be able to manipulate their imaginary experiences in the dream environment. Lucid dreams can be realistic and vivid. It is shown that there are higher amounts of beta-1 frequency band (13–19 Hz) experienced by lucid dreamers, hence there is an increased amount of activity in the parietal lobes making lucid dreaming a conscious process. (source:  Wikipedia)

Kelly Beversdorf is a longtime dreamer of mine (see below for all her dreams)  She shares her dreams regularly, however, I’ve found Kelly’s dreams to be more detailed and vivid, than most of my dreams or  those of my regular clients.  I did some research and found, in fact, without knowing, Kelly is experiencing the beginnings of Lucid Dreaming.  This can happen when one is in a meditative state, or in such a relaxed state (like almost falling asleep).

I also believe Kelly experiences a visit by a Spirit Guide:

I consulted Monica Wilcox, from FemmeTales, and she states:

I would say the Indian woman is a spirit guide and appeared to show that she is with her. It strikes me that the dream if very much about how to position yourself for survival/enlightenment and maybe this guide came to show her that she is supporting her in this. I would recommend at the end of the reading that Kelly try and connect to this woman in meditation. 

 Take a look:  

The Dream

I’m hanging out with Leah and her brother Jonathan. Jonathan is telling me about surviving in all different U.S. climates. He said by sleeping in certain positions you can survive longer in extreme weather, something to do with gravity and our bodies energy system. He referenced that a Native American tribe traveled to every region of our country studying these survival sleeping habits and found successful results in every region but ours (the Ohio River Valley). Jonathan showed me one of the sleeping positions:  if you sleep with your head pointing towards a large body of water (lake or ocean) you will avoid having cold damp feet, thus not getting sick. He was telling me this in a very serious tone and way as if my life depended on it. He said the reason the Native American tribe was so unsuccessful in surviving in our area was because of our inconstant weather patterns.

We are sitting on my bed in my room and I notice there is a young Indian woman looking out my window. She is dressed in a brown dress, length is above her ankles, she has long beautiful black straight hair(its shiny), her hair is in pig-tails. The dress is made from animal hide. She had a thin leather head band on with a few small feathers standing up. She looked straight at me…into my eyes with her big brown eyes. She pointed her finger over her lips like she was wanting me to keep this a secret between us. I don’t know if Jonathan even saw her? While she is standing there Jonathan keeps talking about all the different sleeping positions…and demonstrating them. Its looks like Cirque De Soleil going on in the background while the Indian Woman and I locked eyes for what seemed like hours. When she disappeared I asked him to clarify what this tribe didn’t find a survival sleeping position for this area? He said he wasn’t sure, but suggested they didn’t make it here or they didn’t survive because of the constant unpredictable weather.

I’m walking down a familiar street. The full moon is out.  It is HUGE and it is beautiful: the kind of moon that literally takes up the entire sky. The fall leaves are at their most colorful, red, orange, yellow, purple, burgundy, golden, rusty orange, light greenish-yellow, and they are all sparking in the moon light. They are lit up like Christmas lights, and the street I’m walking down is lined up with big strong beautiful old trees with magnificent leaves. It’s like one of those light tunnels you might see during a Christmas light show in a park…but picture it as trees with every fall color you can imagine lit up by the moon. AMAZING!!! I’m walking through the tunnel of glowing trees and I see these 2 old snobby people complaining about everything & anything in the middle of this tunnel. These 2 people reminded me of the people I use to work for in an art gallery in Arizona last winter. I pass them, but they ask me where they can leave this tunnel. I tell them to figure it out themselves because I’m enjoying myself in this place, and ask them to stop stealing my joy. I keep walking on down the street/tree tunnel.  I get to an opened path way. So it’s not night-time any more, but day.

The sky is slightly overcast…very light gray skies high in the sky…not the looming clouds you’d see if there was rain coming. At the end of this path is a valley not a steep valley but a gentle slop. It’s very grassy, soft ground and there are people all kinds of people happily playing. It’s like a giant play ground for everyone not just kids…even dogs & cats are there having fun(in peace). There are buildings…brick buildings around the play ground they are a golden color with big windows. I see a parking lot…which is full of cars except one spot. All of the sudden the sky opens up…and rain comes down gently hitting my face, hair, and I start walking down the hill toward the play ground. People aren’t really alarmed…some go inside but some stay out in the rain. I see Jonathan pull into the one open parking space with Leah in the passenger side. They wave at me…their arms are out of the car windows waving big waves at me…”happy to see you” waves. I get to the car quickly and easily, I noticed in the window’s reflection the moon is still out full, huge, and beautiful…it’s behind me. Leah and Jonathan mention how cool and rare it is to have rain with not clouds and with the moon out. Okay I’ll add that the time prior to this moment I didn’t realize the moon was out…I thought it was the sun shining through the clouds which was making it so bright. I was WRONG! I agreed and smiled at them happy to share this awesome moment with my two friends. Jonathan takes his foot off the brake and the car rolls slightly over the black top into the grass, leaving mud tire marks and he ends up getting the car to back up and on the black top…no harm no foul!

The Interpretation

We discussed briefly this dream the other day.  I am convinced, that you were in a meditative state or lucid dreaming.  There are too many details in this dream to be a “conventional dream”

These dreams can still be interpreted, however, I think there is a higher power at work in this dream.  The traditional symbols are there Friends, places etc. however, there is, I am sure, a spirit guide (Native Woman) telling you a secret.. or showing you this dream to give you a message.

This secret has to do with Survival and paradise.. the inner paradise one can feel when at one with the Universe.  The valley seemed to me to be heaven.  Where all is at one and at peace.  Even the moon arriving through the rain is a moment of pure bliss..

Your friends, to me, represent unconditional love, support and help.  You can call on these friends anytime to help you to feel that you have a purpose here that you are trying to fulfill, and they will be your soul partners to cheer you on!

I totally love the Native Woman. I truly believe she is one of your spirit guides whom you can call on when needed.  I feel she has been there a long time by your side, and feels you are ready to receive this information about eternal life and the peaceful paradise you can have right here on earth.

She also appears to comfort you and to let you know that your past lives were not all negative, that there has always been people along your path who have loved you and supported you.. every single lifetime.. and she gave you a glimpse of heaven.. But its a secret.. between her and you.. The rest of the secret is only for you to discover..

John here seems to be in your dream to give you tips into “survival” into your new life.  Your life of being on your own, and being ok!  I think the “outdoorsy” way he is speaking about, is letting you know, that you have ways you can act and be, in order to always be safe.  Sleeping positions remind me of the basic needs.. when we are children, the foetal position is what keeps us safe.. even today when we are sad.

And your life does depend on this information.  If you choose a life of unconditional love and support for yourself, like Leah and John give you here.. you will live a life of purpose.  This tribe will make it.. because you will let yourself be guided into the right position.. (this also may be a tribe of a past you’ve once lived)

The tunnel of glowing trees (as you describe) gave me an overwhelming feeling of happiness.  This place, where you are in total bliss, allowed you to tap into yourself despite the snotty negative women.  This place resides within you.  You can tap into it whenever you feel there is negativity around you.. this is your “higher self” your spirit.. Go there often.

The moon, which according to Dreammoods,  represents some hidden, mysterious aspect of yourself, this makes total sense to me because it even comes out during a rain shower.  This mysterious aspect of yourself.. still needs to be discovered (secret of the Native woman).. and its up to you to find it!!! ( I think your course with Jen will help with this)

The parking lot being full except for one place:  I feel this place is left open for you.. for you to find your niche (the mystery)…

Your friends represent all who are cheering you on this path.  You can connect with them too when you feel down or disappointed.  I am cheering for you too.. and so are all the positive influences and people in your life.

The Valley represents the old and the new.  The valley with the gentle slope seems to represent the passage into this new life.. this new way of thinking, and a place to feel sheltered and protected.. or the need to feel sheltered and protected.

This dream / vision is powerful and very spiritual.. I could probably find more and more meaning, however, I think the secret is for you to discover.

You can catch Kelly’s BIO and dreams here  and here.

NEW:  Kelly’s Response to this interpretation:

She is most definitely open to other dimensions, as guides, worlds and twin souls come to her in her dreams!   Fascinating.

For more info on how I interpret dreams go to my readings page.

Love and light to you

Kim