Don’t Quit Your Daydream

1 A man in a room by Rembrandt (1630)
2 Warrior by Conrad Marca-Relli (1956)
3 Studies of Leda and a horse by Leonardo Da Vinci (1504)

 

Dreams. Just something weird within the human experience? It's not real. Somehow your subconscious picks up on what you're currently going through and then creates some weird order, mixing up different aspects of your daily life. That's it. Now come back to reality and don't live in some fantasy space.

It's not real, so get with the programme!? subconscious picks up on what you're currently going through and then creates some weird order, mixing up different aspects of your daily life. That's it. Now come back to reality and don't live in some fantasy space.

My rational self says the subconscious picks up on what we're currently going through and then creates some weird order, mixing up different aspects of daily life. No more, no magic. Don't live in some fantasy space, people will laugh at you and not take you serious.

Ha!

Well, I've always been a rebel at heart and I'm not sorry at all. I can't help but see something deeper.

 

 

I remember one time, I must have been fourteen years old, when I was still living with my parents. I had fallen asleep around 9 pm, woke up two hours later. Except I wasn't waking up yet I was not laying in bed neither. I remember how I went downstairs screaming, please wake me up. I can't wake up! It was the weirdest experience I had with dreams so far. It was like I took on a different dimensions, my character had appeared in the fluidity in between.

Who says that the hours we work, sit at our desks and eat are not the dream, and while we are asleep that is the other side of it? 

I didn't realize that most people don't dream in colors, do you? Apparently, the majority only sees black and white, not sure if that's true or not. You tell me. As long as I can remember though, I have always been a dreamer in colours. Only in the last years, I've come to appreciate the dream world for what it is. It's not that I want to escape reality (ok, maybe partially I do) but cherishing and trying to understand my dreams helps me to get in touch more with my personal subconscious. I'd like to look at the dream world as the ocean and the universe combined. Yes, I do follow the term as above so below and believe our experience in reality, in the day-time is the other side of what's within us.  

4 All images from Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
 
 
Practicing astrology for more than 3 years, I would say I have a pretty good understanding of the archetypal energies which are part of our human experience. Have you heard of Carl Jung who sees dreams as a symbolic way featuring one's psychological life, more so one's internal transformations? Dreamwork helps in better understanding the driving forces your behavior. If you don't do a little self-reflection, you will never come to understand the undercurrent of your experience.
 
So how can you make sense of dreams?
 
That's a question only you can answer. No dream dictionary will tell you the precise answer even though they may shed a little light. See, when you dream you are in the world of your very own symbolism. In fact, dreams speak the languages of symbols and emotions, and these symbols are highly personal. Ask yourself how you felt or how the elements fall together, look at your current life situation and trust your intuition to guide you. Did you see particular colors?
 
This morning I googled green because as I woke up, before even opening my eyes, everything was green. I had drifted back into the dreamland and woke up for second time, and it was all green again. So I stopped and wondered. Is that a particular message? I found that green is healing, sympathetic, steadfast, and restrained. Goethe observed that green is soothing because it balances the positive yellow and the negative blue. In Egypt, green symbolized life, growth, and rebirth. 
 
No, I have not done a scientific test but do believe. This intuitive knowledge or the random bunch of thoughts which had come my way is truly personal to me. All I want to do is to encourage you in trusting your intuition.
 
 

Four Ways

...to do more with your dreams.

1. Light up an essential oil candle before sleep, I'm into clear sage. Hmm, the smell makes me so happy and relaxed after a long day.
 
2. Meditate before sleep, feel your body. Sometimes I like to fall asleep meditating to a Youtube video on lucid dreaming.
 
3. Keep your crystals nearby. A colleague once told me about a certain type of crystal which you should place on your belly and when focusing on that point, you can actually enter your dream world. I need to look into this again. My next crystal will definitely be an Azurite which is supposed to open up your third eye chakra and attunes to spiritual guidance as well as intuition. It is said to unlock the psychic potential of your dreams.
 
4. The moment you wake up, write down what you remember from your dream. Expect to wake up and remember something and it will happen. Oh, and do you know this feeling when you keep hitting that snooze button to fall back into your dreams? It's like diving out of the ocean and back into it. I love it.
 

 

Check if your natal chart emphasizes Pisces energy. If so, then studying dreams helps to find the mind-body-spirit connection within.  

Maybe these words prompted you to pay more attention to your subconscious, to not just let your dreams at night fade away just like that. Most importantly though, don't give up on your daydream.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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10 comments

  1. I, too, dream in color, and I think people don’t realize that’s important to take a look our dreams. I think they definitely will lead us to a better understanding of ourselves. Also, I love that you mentioned Carl Jung. I plan to read more of his works to have a better understanding of interpreting my dreams. If you haven’t already, you should check out Realities of the Dreaming Mind: The Practice of Dream Yoga by Radha, Swami Sivananda. It’s a great how-to guide about understanding our dreams, which basically aligns with what you said about we have our own personal symbols. I have been so busy with my waking life, that I’ve neglected my dreams, and this post makes me want to continue onto that journey.

    Natalie | Natalie’s Alchemy

  2. This is a very interesting post. I did not know that most people don’t dream in color; I always have dreamt in color. Great tips on how to get the most of your dreaming experiences.

  3. What am interesting post, I love looking into my dreams so much and unless it’s someone I know in my dream every other person is faceless, I’ve been having faceless people dreams for years and I’ve never really found out why, but might look into it now.

  4. I adore dreams, they are a great way to escape reality & indulge into the subconscious. I meditate & use crystals alot, just waking up to the spiritual world is incredible. Great post thanks for sharing

    Love Sophie
    Sophialeigh.net

  5. It’s been a very long time since I had a dream. For so many years they are nightmares, reliving the same thing over and over. It scares me at times to actually fall asleep

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