Why Record Your Dreams?
This is an interesting progression of dreams sent to dreamschool.org .
A woman has been writing to us asking about dreams with her recently deceased husband. We’ve compiled her dreams and the interpretations (at right). This is education for many reasons. One you can see how dreams with a common theme change over time. Two, it is really interesting to witness how this woman’s consciousness changes as she is grieving for her husband. The reality that our dreams are records of our consciousness during waking life is very clear in these dreams.
It is our hope that you are inspired to record all of your dreams and be dedicated in learning the meaning of each one.
DREAMING OF HUSBAND AND MOTHER, BOTH DECEASED
My husband passed away nine months ago. Last night I dreamt that I found out that he was in a nursing home in Pennsylvania. I felt confused and comforted at the same time. I saw my mother sitting on a couch (she passed away in 1989) and through tears said to her, "I have to go to him." She said, "I know. You go to him."
That's all there was to it. Then I woke up.
Thanks for your help.
Dreams are communication from your inner self, your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind knows no limitations of time and space. It will use images of people from your past, present and future in order to communicate to you about your present state of mind. Each person in your dream represents an aspect of you, the dreamer. Your husband represents your subconscious mind or inner self. Your mother represents your inner authority, or highest part of yourself. This dream is communicating to you that you have a strong desire to be connected to your inner self, to learn about it, to work with it, for there is a wholeness that you desire for yourself. Your inner authority, represented by your mother, is communicating to you to go forward with this movement to connect with the inner you. Look at what your thoughts were 24 hours before this dream. You may have had thoughts that you wanted to learn about the vast universe that exists within you. When you turn within, that is where you will find peace. That is where you will find answers to your deepest questions. That is where you will find your purpose in life.
There are two main avenues that you can use to experience and learn about your inner self. The first is to learn how to interpret your dreams. Your dreams will give you important messages about yourself and will open up a whole realm of understanding who you are. You can learn how to interpret your dreams through beginning dream study at www.dreamschool.org. Another way to connect with and learn about your inner self is through meditation. Spiritual Focus Sessions on campus and Still Mind Present Moment Open Heart teachings around the U.S. give you a great start on learning how to meditate and the value that can be gained through regular practice of deepening your meditations.
My husband passed away in September, 2004, consequently, this has been a difficult time for me, particularly the first six to eight months since his death. In April or May of 2005 I really came to accept his death and started to move forward. Over the course of the summer, my friends have rallied and, at times, circled the wagons around me, helping me through all that I faced
My dream was of me jogging and feeling very free and exhilarated, not as if I were running away from something, but more of a celebration of myself. I was running at a steady pace, not out of breath, not in pain. Mostly it was a Zen experience. At this point, I need to mention that I have had for years, bad knees and ankles, and have never been able to jog, so this type of dream was a nice, calming surprise to me.
Thanks for your help.
Your dream does indeed indicate the forward motion you are experiencing in your waking life. You have a sense of direction and you are making choices that are taking you where you want to go. Dreams are wonderful feedback to the dreamer about his or her conscious state of awareness. This dream is a pat on the back -- what you are doing is fulfilling deep in your soul.
Dreams are symbolic. This is why you are able to run in the dream even though physically it would be a difficult task. Something else to note is that attitudes affect our bodies. Your change in attitude could very well lead to relief from pain and discomfort in your legs and knees. Please make time to read an excerpt from the book Permanent Healing by Dr. Daniel Condron at the Bookstore. We're glad you wrote in and encourage you to keep up the good work!