Previously I shared about how dreams can just be random illogical creations of the unconscious mind
And for some people, dreams connect to a supernatural space~
Where one might have a deceased person visit, or dream of a future which creates deja vu
Although today I am sharing about hidden messages of dreams
I am not interpreting dreams!
I will not be sharing what it means if you dream of your tooth falling out
No, not like that
You must remember that not every dream has the same intention (unless it is a recurring dream)
So today you might dream of the future, tomorrow might be a random production of the unconscious mind
As long as you understand this ok?
So what about recurring dreams?
Generally speaking, to me, any recurring dream is more likely a definite attempt by your unconscious mind to connect or communicate with you
It is very unlikely for a recurring dream to be completely random
Like you want to play a movie but the player jams and you can only play that one movie
You see, there aren’t many ways your unconscious mind can connect or communicate with you
Assuming you don’t pray, meditate, or have any connection with your unconscious mind
Then the only main way is through a dream or a gut feeling
So if you get a recurring dream, it means something!
What is it?
I have no idea
You have to look at the content of the dream, as well as the events that play out
For some people it might be something urgent you have to do
For others, the unconscious mind might want to highlight something important that you must know
One of my clients had a recurring dream of being all alone floating in a spaceship or an escape pod in space
In his dream, it seems the earth has been destroyed and he was the only survivor
That was all he could remember
He asked if I can hypnotize him and help him continue the dream, which will allow him to understand whatever the dream want to highlight to him
I will share his hypnotic experience here!
Remind me if there is no link!!
Cause I need to write it out first ha~
Anyway, recurring dreams usually highlight an important message or some details you must know
Then we get into recurring nightmares
Naturally, a recurring nightmare is related to an issue
And it could be an actual event, or a representation of that event
For example, one of my clients had a recurring nightmare of seeing his family getting beaten, shot and killed
And this was because when he was 8 years old, he saw his father getting beaten, shot and killed
My client had this recurring nightmare every single night until he was 33 when he flew over to see me to resolve his trauma
The very next morning was the first time he woke up from a peaceful sleep, instead of his usual screaming and yelling
Of course, this is more related to the actual trauma
What about a representation?
One of my clients had a recurring nightmare (or dream) of her boyfriend (later her husband) finding another woman
Conventionally, we might say she has low self esteem, insecurities, or worried of her partner cheating
Yet, when we did the hypnosis, we found that it was because her mom said she looked like a prostitute when she was 5 years old!!
And because most unconscious minds of children will assume the parents to be absolutely correct, her unconscious mind created a pattern that if she is a prostitute, then any man she is with will find another woman tomorrow
Which created the recurring nightmare (or dream) whenever she had a partner
Naturally we can resolve this issue and she has been free of it since the hypnosis
Some other recurring dreams might be metaphoric
For example, the classic dream of being chased by something, or running away from something
Even if you dream that you are running away from a zombie, in reality, it could be something else you are running away from, connection with parents, stress at work, whatever
Last is on lucid dreaming
Lucid dreaming is the ability to know you are dreaming while you are sleeping and sometimes, to be able to control the elements of the dream as well
Some people enjoy it, some people don’t
But then, so what if you can lucid dream?
The fun part is being able to control the dream as you like
Such as giving yourself the ability to fly, super strength, walk through walls etc
One time I dream I was a spy in a building looking for some information when the enemies started to come back into the room!
Because I was lucid dreaming, I gave myself the ability to phase through walls, like Shadow Cat in X-Men, and went into the wall
I thought that I can wait until they left the room to continue searching
However… I forgot my nose is pretty big… T_T
So they saw my nose poking through the wall!!!
Because I was standing in the wall, so now there is no choice and I needed to escape!
I went through the other side of the wall and found myself outside the building just standing on a ledge!
They opened a window, pointed and yelled at me
Then I gave myself the power of flight, like Superman, and flew off
Quite fun right~
But there is another benefit to lucid dreaming
I will however, caution you against doing this part until you are fully aware and ready to face it
You see, you can use lucid dreaming to resolve issues in your unconscious mind
Remember, sometimes your unconscious mind creates a dream to highlight an issue
So if you can lucid dream, you can find out exactly what issue it is, and resolve it accordingly
Of course, that is provided you are ready to face the issue and resolve it
If it is too traumatic, there is a possibility you forget you are in a dream and you lose the ability to lucid dream
Which means, you end up dreaming of the trauma
Or reliving the trauma
Of course you might just get shocked into waking up too
Just that losing the ability to control it at the moment might be an unpleasant experience
Overall, I think the main thing in recognizing that you are dreaming, helps you to centre yourself (especially if you are in a bad dream)
In fact, the realization allows you to be calmer and have a more restful sleep
Like, I haven’t had a nightmare in ages, and even if I do dream of something “scary”
Somehow I do not feel afraid at all
Because I know it is just a dream