During the dreaming state of sleep, we experience the different levels of consciousness and receive input from the different dimensions of the spirit world. Through dreaming, we have special access to our spirit within. According to the Cayce readings, there is not a question we can ask which cannot be answered from the depths of our inner consciousness when the proper attunement is made.
A dream may be of a physical, mental, or spiritual nature and may deal with all manner of psychic manifestations. These include telepathy, clairvoyance, prophetic visions, out of body traveling, remembrance of past lives, communication with beings in other dimensions including deceased friends and relatives, spirit guides, angels, Christ, and even the voice of God. Dreams can also give invaluable information on the status of the body.
All subconscious minds are in contact with one another. Through the subconscious, dreams may place us in attunement with those in the physical plane or those in the spiritual plane. We may be visited in the night by discarnate entities for many reasons: they may seek to give us assurance about their well-being in other planes of existence; they may come seeking our aid through prayer; they may come to bring us information which may be very helpful or limited; or they may come to influence us with their own desires or perspectives, which may be helpful or harmful. For example, there are dream reports of deceased relatives appearing and giving instructions about where to find a will or a lost object.
Here are some tips from the Cayce readings to help you in the analysis of your dreams:
1) Keep a notebook beside the bed. Record your dreams as soon as possible after waking.
2) Suggest to yourself every night as you fall asleep, “I will remember my dreams.”
3) If you wake during the night, write down the main symbols, and the entire dream will usually come back in the morning.
4) Practice keen observation in your dreams through self-suggestion prior to sleep.
5) Look for these components in your dreams: the setting, the people, the action, the color, the feeling, and the words.
6) Work on analyzing your dreams every day, otherwise their progression will be difficult to assess.
7) If dreams are illogical, three reasons are possible:
a. Only the fragments of the dream have been recalled.
b. The dream is reflecting something illogical in the dreamer’s life.
c. Mental blocks have erased your recall.
8) If you are unable to decipher an important dream, suggest to yourself, before your next sleep, that the dream repeat itself more clearly.
9) Nightmares, which bring with them an inability to move or cry out, usually indicate the wrong diet. To end the nightmarish dreams change your diet.
10) Dreams that are unchanged through the years indicate the dreamer’s resistance to change.
11) Dreams of ill health can be either literal or symbolic warnings.
12) When a problem confronts you, ask by prayer for guidance to be sent to you through your dreams.
13) Be practical in your interpretations. Always look first for a lesson. What have you refused to face or been ignoring?
14) Observe carefully recurrent dreams, as well as the serially progressive ones. These often illustrate progress or failure.
15) Dreams are the reaction of the inner self to daytime activity and often show the way out of the dilemma. So relate them to current activity, because dreams may be retrospective as well as prospective.
16) Dreams come to guide and help, not to amuse. They direct your attention to errors of omission and commission and offer encouragement for right endeavors. They also give us the opportunity to pray for others and to help them bear their burdens.
17) If you receive an unusual message, reduce it to common terms. See if the symbolism of the Bible can be of help in interpreting the dream.
18) Look for past-life experiences in your dreams. These manifest themselves not only in color, but in the proper costume and setting of their period. They come to warn you against repeating the same old mistakes; to explain your relationship and reactions to certain people and places; to reduce your confusions; to enable you to better understand life.
19) Do not fear conversation with the so-called “dead” in dreams. If the communication is one-sided, it denotes telepathy. If both participate, it may be an actual encounter of bodiless consciousness.
20) Dreams are primarily about self. Only a few dreams relate to family, friends, and world events.
21) Watch for mental telepathy in dreams.
22) Remember, persistence is necessary to learn any new language, and dream symbols are the forgotten language of the subconscious.
23) Give daily thanks to God for all things and use daily prayer to improve the quality and reception of your dreams.
Excerpt from the excellent A.R.E. book entitled, “Cayce on Dreams.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]