How to Catch Your Dreams
Dreams are the easiest portal to the otherworld which we are granted in this human landscape. It is in these nighttime sojourns that we connect with Angels and Guides, converse with our Highest Self and are afforded the luxury to work out that which cannot be readily digested in our waking hours.
I’m always fascinated by this in between space, yet am heartily disappointed by traditional dream meanings. I prefer to dive into the shadowy depths of my own psyche without such pedestrian notions spelled out. Carl Jung perhaps posits the best path to decipher the meaning of our dreams. It is the archetypes – the rich characters whom we encounter – who can lead us best to extract the meaning of our dreams. As they each represent an aspect of self, unravel the archetype to see how this underlying energy or persona plays out for you presently.
Beyond the gentle soothing of rest and restoration, others have skillfully navigated psychic landscapes through this dark revery. David Wilcock, in his extensive dream work, has been able to predict many global events. Over the course of many years he meticulously journaled his dreams upon waking and was able to accurately extract their greater significance. Edgar Cayce, the sleeping prophet, was so skilled in these realms he was able to carry out precise and highly personalized readings for people. Unable to access such knowledge in his waking state, his dreams presented a doorway to far-reaching knowledge which helped thousands of individuals and still has lasting relevance today.
Here are some ways you can begin to tap into the powerful portals of the divine through your nighttime escapades.
Set an Intention
The universe, in its respect of free will, can only act in accordance with what we directly command. State an intention to easily and readily recall your dreams upon waking. I proclaim this aloud. Speaking things into being and giving vibrational frequency to your desires magnifies the likelihood of success.
Keep a Dream Journal
To best utilize this nighttime landscape for yourself, record your dreams as soon as you wake. Keep a journal by the bed and make a habit to jot some notes in the morning. More than the specific encounters and details, I find the feelings evoked are more telling.
Personal Dream Interpretation
It is helpful to go back over these jottings from time to time to see what has transpired. Don’t grab a dream interpretation book, instead seek to decipher your own meaning in hindsight. Can you see your own archetypes and patterns at play? Once you identify themes and key players you can more readily understand your dreams as they occur. This is a refined process that takes time to develop well.
Once you can navigate your own internal landscape, you can more readily make use of the profound insight being shared.
Crystals for Dreaming
Crystals are allies for all occasions but potently paired with dream work. A crystal under your pillow will aid in the retention and recall of your dreams. You can easily program a crystal to support any intention you wish but it is especially helpful to store, or encode, dreams. Upon waking pick up the crystal and hold it while you capture your escapades.
Beyond recall, other benefits of crystals for dreams are:
- Amethyst – a gentle crystal which aids in restful sleep; psychic stone of the crown chakra helpful for deepening dream states
- Ametrine – connection with highest self, it creates a portal for this wisdom to be transmitted to you
- Azurite – 3rd eye opener, can bring through spirit guides, past life memories and the connection with psychic gifts
- Quartz – best for programming to act as an ally for dream recall
- Modlavite – a powerful generator which illuminates personal issues and brings them to the surface, aids in lucid dreaming
Dream Guide Meditation
Allow yourself the space to delve into this guided meditation to meet with a Spirit Guide offering assistance for you in your dream work. Gently and easily meet with a guide that is personally devoted to you.
- Close your eyes and breathe deeply into your belly
- See yourself in the night sky, held by a blanket of velvety stars
- You will see in the distance a platform of pure white crystal
- Stand atop this stage and request that a Dream Guide join you
- Spend time getting to know this guide. Feel their vibration, request a name and ask how this partnership may best unfold
- When you are complete, thank your ally and commit to accepting the assistance
- Stand alone atop the platform to receive restorative cosmic blessings of the universe
- Slowly bring yourself back to your physical body feeling these offerings of abundance
- Commit to invoking this guide nightly and connecting again upon waking to best utilize the support offered
You may have seen these beauteous decorations hanging from walls and rear view mirrors. The dream catcher looks much like a spider’s web and is said to catch the nightmares. Peaceful, blissful and supportive dreams are able to pass through with ease and support you.
The ritual use of these sacred objects is well documented. Beyond ornamental, they are handmade with great care and created for a specific individual in mind.
The tradition began with the Obijway Native Americans. Made from sinews, or plant fibers, and hung over sleeping children, the web would catch the bad dreams and allow the good dreams to pass easily through the hole in the center. When the morning sun illuminates the dream catcher the bad dreams would be vanquished.
How to Make Your Own Dream Catcher
Used as a scared object the dream catcher can have a beneficial effect on sleeping and dream recall. Whether literal or a placebo effect, crafting your own object of power for your nighttime journeys can be a space of deep connection and healing.
1. Gather Sacred Items
Traditional dream catchers include bone, feathers, crystals and beads. Find your own items that convey special meaning. Remember that the final design will be rather delicate so avoid heavy objects.
2. Choose the Frame
You’ll need a 2-6 foot length of pliable material. Red willow or soaked grapevine are easy to obtain from a craft store. Remember, this is a sacred quest and gathered items should feel important to you. Invoke Spirit to lead you to the best suited materials for you.
3. Weave the Hoop
Perhaps the most ritualistic step of creating a dream catcher is in weaving the sinew through the hoop. Take this on as a sacred task. All myths carry stories of weavers – to the Nordics it was the Norns, or Sisters of Wyrd, to the Native Americans it was Spider Woman. Weaving is the act of creating the web of time, the very fabric of reality, and is a channel for all manifestation, spiritual work and healing. While you weave your hoop, hold your intention close to your heart and chant your selected mantra(s).
Many tutorials are available on how to create this sacred art yourself. Intention is key and the finished project will carry your intentions.
Your dreams are a most personal gift and direct link with the divine. Making conscious use of this nighttime travel will aid spiritual development and support your path of Ascension. Use it well lovey and know there is no more powerful way to access your Highest Self!
How to Anchor Your I AM Presence
Living in the present moment means to live in your heart. One cannot be present when one is run by one’s lower mind, which keeps human beings locked into the 3-D matrix of the ego-mind-prison. Drop and bow your head into your heart and watch the magic happen. A humble heart I AM.
Your heart is the only place of presence, of your I AM presence. Your heart is the universal connector. Time is indeed an illusion. Through presence one becomes boundless, limitless, infinite. In that space, all is possible, this is what is referred to as the 5th dimension, where all possibilities reside.
The heart space is also known as the space of all miracles. As one surrenders one’s mind to the heart space, everything opens and in that openness, that allowing frequency, in that surrender, all comes into soul alignment effortlessly.
In the space of presence there is no effort involved. All is happening in the flow. This is also the space of your soul, your higher self, which are other words to describe the I AM which does not dwell in time.
This is the power of those times on Earth as humanity goes through the Ascension awakening journey, as humanity ascends to the space of the heart, the 4th chakra. When one lives in that space, it automatically balances all other 12 chakras, below and above. Keeping the focus on the heart space is crucial to live a balanced, stable, healthy and grounded life as an ascended human being.
The breath is essential to being in the present. It will automatically bring you here and now.
The Power of Affirmations
Using affirmations will support you in being in the here and now. In a simple breathing exercise, allow yourself to take a deep breath in, holding for a few seconds, mentally saying to yourself, I am here and now or I am grounded in my heart. Feel the energetic shift and all of your energies coming back into your physical body. Anchor through the soles of your feet into the heart of Mother Earth. And there you are here and now. This is such a simple thing to do, yet one often forgets and can always use a kind reminder.
Be in the Present
Another easy tool to use to be in the present is to sit and be in a space of gratitude with your hands over your heart chakra. Having goals and ambition is great yet if one is always running after the next goal, one is missing the point of this human experience which is to enjoy what is. Things can always get better or be improved, yet by being in a space of gratitude for what is and what is already given, one magnetizes more good into one’s life vortex effortlessly. The universe-Creation is vibration. Vibrate gratitude and more good will spin into your vortex. Simple. Try it for yourself.
Follow Your Heart
Following your heart will always have you flowing in the moment and with presence, as the heart knows only the now. Follow your bliss, trust your intuition, do what makes your heart sing, trust and believe in yourself and you will look back at your life saying “Wow, I have had an amazing ride on Earth living in my heart as my soul!”
Trust the Divine Order
Another key is to apply patience and trust the divine timing and order of all things. For those of you who are visionaries you can often see things in the future and become frustrated when your Earth Reality has not caught up to those visions. Patience is essential. All shall come to pass in divine soul timing. Remembering that you might on a soul level be prompted to grow in certain aspect of self and of your Earth life before those visions can manifest. Your whole vibration needs to adjust to that vision of reality so you can actually enjoy that reality. Sometime what we wish for and what we are in truth capable of easily absorbing or experiencing are two different universes. It is very much like a marathon athlete. Before he or she can run to the finish line, training is required and appropriate.
Grounding or Earthing
Grounding or earthing is another tool you can practice daily. This is the tool by excellence as the Ascension Frequencies awaken within more and more humans on Planet Earth Gaia, the Higher Centers can get highly activated and at times over-activated. When we feel jittery, like wanting to jump up and down and not being able to sit in place. Simply sit on Mother Earth Gaia, breathing long and deep or lay on her body and surrender. Allow her energy field to balance you and transmute any lower energies through her unconditional love that is not of your I AM presence, your true Self.
Energy is energy, it is neither good or bad, it simply needs to be channeled properly. All is Energy, it is nothing personal. You have been given a human body temple and all the Know-How Teachings are available for All now. Know Thyself!
Listen to Your Intuition
Remember that your intuitive apparatus, your inner compass and knowing, is the greatest tool to navigate this Earth reality space-time-continuum. Learn to pay attention to the way you feel. Ask your body what it needs to feel balanced and anchored. It will always respond to you through hunches, sudden desires (certain foods or activities), synchronicities or divine messages through others and 3-D reality. Pay attention. Listen.
This is when one goes deeper and deeper into self-mastery, into knowing thyself. The power of listening. The soul whispers and can only be heard within the space of inner silence, the space of the open heart. Through silent meditation practice, contemplation into places of nature where one can easily let go of Earth reality yet tune into higher and deeper dimensions within. Along the path one will be able to achieve this state of presence and deep listening whilst remaining fully present and embodied within one physical body temple. It is simply practice.
Try anchoring your energy by visualizing roots, golden roots coming from the root chakra going through the legs and soles of the feet, tapping and merging into the crystalline structure of Mother Earth Gaia and reaching to her Emerald heart, feeling anchored and grounded.
Another easy visualization to root yourself is to visualize your root chakra shining a bright Ruby Red. Your root chakra is your home chakra. Eating root chakra healing foods can also help you feel grounded and at home in your body.
Cold Water Anchoring
Putting cold water over your feet, ankles, wrists, top of your head and ears will also help you be present and anchored in your body. After meditation or any astral travel always make sure you come back to your home station – your body. The purpose of opening up the higher centers is to liberate you, yes, and to anchor those higher frequencies of love and light on Earth Gaia. Stay present and remain sovereign of your body-temple.
Remember the power of visualization. You are in command of your inner computer. As one walks the path of self-mastery and enlightenment, one simply remembers how to manage one’s energy. This is what it is about. Tuning out of the 3-D chaos-drama to only see-hear-feel the symphony of Souls dancing in divine order on the spiral of Eternity as one. And so be it!