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Dreams part 2

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For years I had a dream interpretation site online.  It was wonderful work and fascinating too, but was a real investment in time.  I was interpreting about 600 dreams a month when I finally took the site down; it had grown so time consuming there wasn’t time left to pursue other life passions.

I never charged anyone for reading a dream.  My service was always completely free; and I never tried to sell anything either.  The service I offered was not about profit.

Before my near death experience I was sensitive to the emotions of others, maybe too much so for my own good since I didn’t know how to channel their pain, often absorbing it like a sponge, but other than that, I was not very intuitive.  I spent a great deal of time after the wreck recovering in the hospital, over two months, followed by a long rehabilitative period.  Doctors didn’t give me a clean bill of health from initial injuries sustained in the crash for two years, and even then there was one additional surgery required.

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Given the near death experience and everything that happened as I left my body traveling past everything I had ever seen or known, and the amount of time I needed to heal, I decided I’d be best served trying to understand the seemingly inexplicable events I had experienced.  But even in the early days of exploration I became aware that something inside me had changed.

I began dreaming differently than I had before; it was more like watching a movie.  I never recognized any of the people, and actually felt whatever emotions they were experiencing during the dream.  The worst part was the dreams were always disturbing on one level or another; and they began coming in sets of three on consecutive nights.  The morning of the fourth day, having not had the same dream the night before as I had on the three previous nights, I would read, hear, or see in the news, events that perfectly reflected what I had dreamed.

It was shocking and unnerving; imagine seeing tragedy before it strikes and not be able to do anything about it.  And when I shared with others in quiet desperation what I knew was to come, they were uncomfortable, eventually pulling away from my life.  It was a terrible puzzle: why had I come back with an ability that alienated me from others, filled me with horror and served no apparent good purpose?

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It took years to come to terms with it all, and to learn when it is possible to intervene in dream scenarios, and also to accept when it is not.  My involvement in the realm of dreaming expanded and developed through the next twenty years as I learned to re-channel the focus of the dreams themselves, eventually finding comfort in the fact that by being able to understand dream symbols in relation to individual dreamers, some of the tragedy I foresaw might be avoided by sharing what I discovered with the one who dreamed it, and by encouraging him to apply his dream message to waking life.

That’s what led to my internet dream interpretation activities.

I don’t teach people how to figure out what their dreams mean, but in the past I guided those who asked for suggestions; that’s why I’ve decided to share a few of the basics on this blog site.

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Anything I  suggest over the next few blogs aren’t science; they’re simply my experience.

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Why dreaming is important, part 1

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Our hearts beat; our lungs expand and contract, our stomachs process foods we eat. Our eyes blink, lubricate and react to emotion, darkness and light. Our kidneys and colons process and eliminate wastes. The body is genetically programmed to operate in ways that ensure balance. Dreaming is an essential element in that process; it is an unavoidable way for the subconscious mind to get our attention when attention is needed. Dreams link subconscious proficiency to conscious experience.
When body systems fail to function properly, we get sick. If the brain sends scrambled messages to an organ, it will malfunction. If we are born with poorly developed or damaged components, we exhibit various levels of inability to function at optimal levels. When we ignore our dreams we are ignoring messages our bodies have deliberately sent to educate, alert and synchronize our physical bodies with the rhythms and currents of the external world in which we live.
Dream messages are crucial.

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None of us is simply a body or a brain; we are multilayered, multidimensional human beings with subtle and overt energies. For the most part, medicine divides man into two categories: physical and mental. The church goes further by acknowledging the mind, body and soul.
Being a registered nurse I have faced both the positive and negative sides of medicine and its community; but because I am a deeply spiritual woman I have learned to look pass staples of science and religion, finding my own way to incorporate personal beliefs into the gear and pulley system of my everyday life.
When I was 23 I survived a catastrophic automobile accident, but not before experiencing clinical death. I’m not sure if it was the search for answers to the journey I took during the time doctors worked to save me that awakened innate senses and instincts that had, perhaps, been locked inside my practical life or if in deed, near death itself gifted the new awareness that was pivotal. None-the-less, my focus shifted dramatically sending my mind down rabbit holes I had never even noticed before, let alone explored.

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In my search for personal truth, I have discovered the depths of the two aspects of all living things, the external world and a very powerful internal realm. When I learned to trust and heed knowledge I gained from internal energies, I was able to directly impact the external realities in which I live. Without that balance, I often felt I had little or no control over events in my life, when actually I had merely failed to recognize and employ inner strength in response to them.

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Paying attention to and understanding your dreams is an aspect of deeply knowing yourself. We all have the ability to recognize dream symbols and the quirky tales they weave as we sleep, but most of us have forgotten how to access or interpret that knowledge. We live in a world of instant-ness; everything is set in fast-forward. Reconnecting or awakening inner terrain is always a process, it is the elevation and evolution of thought and always takes time and patience.
Cultural trends have dulled our sense of inter-connected-ness with others. But its effect has wounded us on even deeper levels. While it is true there is deep satisfaction in having a rich spiritual life, it is a fundamentally necessity to develop and utilize internal wisdom. Learning how to interpret our dreams is a way of doing that. In my next few posts I will share with you a bit of my inner journey, and suggest a few ways you can use your dreams to navigate life.

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