Last night I had one of the most vivid dreams of my life. One that I think has the power to steer my life in a new direction. It was a lucid dream. When I woke from it at 6 am this morning I could recall everything.
The reason why this dream is so meaningful to me is because I’ve learned how to interpret my dreams. Before you go all skeptic, it’s got nothing to do with symbolism or hidden meaning like those dream interpretation books. In fact it makes a lot more sense than that. Your dreams are a manifestation of what you’re prodominantly thinking. They are an indicator of where you are going. Although the images you see in your dream may not make sense to you. It is a helpful way of seeing what your thoughts are really doing in your mind. If you believe that your thoughts and feelings create your reality, then pay attention to your dreams.
Once you awaken from a dream, try to recall everything, pay particular attention to the emotion you feel. If your dream was good and you were happy, then you are in a good place regarding the subject of your dream. If you felt anger, fear or any negative emotion, that is a sign you need to change your feelings and thoughts on that particular subject before it becomes your reality. This is very useful.
(For more about this see Abraham Hicks - Ask and it is Given)
So, back to my dream. I dreamt that I had awoken, therefore I didn’t think I was dreaming at all. Everything was so real. I was in my house, except, it was 1952. Yep. I was stuck back in time. My whole family were there, we were all the same ages as we are now. The house and everything in it was decorated 1950’s style. Bear in mind my house did not exist in the 1950’s. It was fun for a while. But that soon wore off the more I became aware of myself in the dream. There was a tiny wooden television, mustard carpets and yellow curtains. In fact everything seemed to have a mustard hue, as if I was looking through yellow shades.
The house was significantly smaller than it is now, but it was definitely my house. Weird things happened like, I went to brush my teeth but there was one toothbrush in the tiny sink, as if we were all sharing the one toothbrush. I began to brush my teeth, but my teeth went brown. The toothbrush was dirty. I immediately spat it out then ran the water in the sink. The sink clogged up. I went to put on my shoes, but my shoes were dirty. I went to put on another pair, but all I had were loads of the same pair of these old shoes. Nothing particularly scary about that, but it was the feeling about the place. It was stenchy and restricting. The novelty had worn off.
I turned to my mam and my sister and asked them what was going on. Why are we stuck in the 50’s? How do I leave? I want to leave now!
They more I asked the more aware I became. I said to myself, Hazel wake up now, seriously. I pinched myself, over and over. I was definitely lucid dreaming otherwise I wouldn’t have pinched myself to try and escape. Nothing happened. I was so aware that I remember saying to myself. This is it. I’m not dreaming, I have gone back in time. This is real.
I couldn’t accept my fate. I needed to leave. I was stuck in the past. Things started to get intense. The yellow curtain and my dads face began to warp. Furniture began moving. The dream started to collapse in on itself. All hell was breaking loose. I said to my mam, I need to go now, please, tell me what to do. She turned and said, ”run outside!”.
I ran. I was outside catching my breath in the 1950’s scape that was my front garden.
I heard a noise. I heard the pounding of bare feet against a staircase. My 1950’s house didn’t have stairs. To my utter relief I was waking up. I looked around. Everything was cool. In my own bed. My brother was getting up for work. It was 6am.
Okay, so what’s interesting about this is that, I immediately knew what my dream meant. If I don’t stop focusing on the past, past habits and beliefs, I will be stuck there. That would not be cool.
What do I need to do, I need to hold this dream as an indicator from now on. I will focus on the here and now and look forward to my future.
Lately I’ve been making big plans for my future, I can feel that there are big changes taking place inside me, but I need to let go of my limiting beliefs. Beliefs that tell me I’m not good enough and I’m not ready. I am good enough and I do deserve to make my dreams come true, but that can only happen if I cut the all ties to the past.
It’s time to move forward.
I would suggest that you try interpret your own dreams in this way. Although your dreams may be scary or antsy, you can turn it into a positive by reevaluating your thoughts on your dream subject. You might just learn a lot about yourself.