As far as I can remember, I’ve always dreamed a lot. The very first dream I had as a child was a recurrent one. I was ‘waking up’ lost at sea in the middle of the night, knowing that I would probably die there. I could feel the life moving under the water and felt an enormous mounting fear. Not the most cheerful dream to have when you’re 3 or 4 years old.
In time, it was thankfully replaced by other types of dreams, but I never forgot it, and still today, I get pretty uncomfortable at sea. The worse part was when I was maybe 7 or 8 and went to the Montreal aquarium. Walking down the steps to where the shark tank was, I almost had a panic attack. Why though? I had ‘never’ seen any live fish previously or even been on a boat. I hadn’t watched Jaws yet either 😉 .. there was no obvious reason for my recurrent dream or my almost debilitating fear at the aquarium.
Some would say this was a past life imprint. Something that was so traumatic from my last incarnation that it stayed with me as I started this new one. I’m one of those believers.
I truly believe that there are many forms of ‘dreaming’.. The ‘mental’ dreams that help us cope and come to terms, understand, the day we had or events that have happened to us in our every day life. Then, there is Astral Dreaming, which is something else entirely.
Astral Dreaming or Astral Projection has everything to do with our Soul, who we are at the very core of our being. It’s what’s left behind once you transition. Through Astral Dreams, you get to spend time with those you are closest to whether on a different continent or on a different plane of consciousness.
When we recall our dreams, it’s always important to figure out what ‘type’ of dream we had to begin with – the Symbolic archetype or the Astral Projection. From there, we can extract a more meaningful understanding of what we were trying to reveal to our self.
If you’re interested in interpreting Dream Symbols – the very best book I have ever come across during my life (and trust me, I’ve read many!!) is this one:
There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t go through it. My grandmother has a copy of this book, and my mother used to have one too.
One of the most interesting things I’ve learned through Marie Coupal has been how to divide a dream in 3.
The First part of your dream, where you find yourself or the situation you find yourself in, speaks to you of the nature of an (upcoming?) event in your life.
The Second part of your dream, the ‘problem’ or the ‘unfolding’ and your reaction to it, reveals the emotion attached to the upcoming event (does it/did it give you anxiety? Joy?)
And the Third part, which is in my opinion the most interesting part, is the conclusion of the dream. How did it end? Did you Fight or Flee? Did you beg for help? Did you conquer that mountain? The third part reveals everything about You: who you are. How do you deal with problems, challenges? How do you Love? Are you Jealous, Giving? Who are you deep down, when no one is looking.
The more you work on your dreams, especially the recurrent ones, the more freedom you’ll find from unresolved issues, to finally find closure. And also, potentially, the more Self-Mastery you’ll discover/develop within yourself to manage the upcoming events, which your dreams have already alerted or advised you upon.