Insights from Dreams
Dreams are one of the few ways we have to see into our unconscious, to understand what is beneath the surface of our limited outer consciousness. The subconscious mind is like a bird high above the road we are traveling, it can see more than our outer mind. The more we learn to recall and understand dreams, the better we understand our deeper motivations, fears, desires, and unconscious knowing. Mr. Cayce said that nothing occurs in our lives that is not first foreshadowed in our dreams!
In the dream state, we open our minds to many different levels of our unconscious. Not only are all of our previous conscious experiences stored there, but it is also the storehouse of resources which rarely come to conscious awareness. The subconscious has remarkable talents for finding solutions to problems. It houses all of our wishes, hopes, and memories of past experiences, and can also assist us with self-examination, providing practical guidance for any question. It even makes it possible for us to have psychic experiences.
Dreams have a language all their own; a language of imagery, symbolism, and sometimes bizarre activity. According to Mr. Cayce, the most common influence impelling dreams is “mental development.” Our subconscious (mind of our soul) and our superconscious (mind of our godly self) are attempting to correlate events and decisions with eternal, spiritual ideals and purposes. Generally, the feeling that accompanies the dream reveals how our soul feels about events, decisions, or conditions. Upon waking, Cayce recommends that we capture the initial feeling, for it will tell us much about the meaning of the dream.
- Correlation between levels of consciousness and universal truths
- Conditions in the body that need attention
- Dynamics in our relationships
- Opportunities that need to be seized
- Dangers that need to be avoided
- Non-physical experiences in other dimensions of life that help us expand our consciousness
Essentially the purpose of dreams is to make us more consciously aware of what we are going through in our lives based on our thoughts, feelings, and actions. They can show us the desires that are motivating us and help us sense the needs of our bodies. They can provide insights for living life more creatively and assist us in making important decisions based on what we already know at a conscious level. For example, dreams may give us guidance on helping to heal a relationship, but only if we've already tried to do the best we can with that person. When we set our sights and make the decisions that are called for, then they will aid us by bringing life into clearer focus. Working with our dreams can be like speaking with a trusted friend who knows everything about us and is just there for us to discuss what's going on in our lives. Most of the time, the friend will just listen, but in the listening we can begin to find answers within our own self. The answers have been there all the time; we just never knew how to look for them.