Dreams represent messages from the unconscious to reveal our innermost psyche — that which is not known or acknowledged by our conscious self. Dreams are windows to the unconscious, the intuitive part of ourselves. Carl Jung calls this “the shadow.”
According to Jung, the shadow represents non-thought the conscious thought process does not wish to acknowledge. For example, many people have dreams that foretell of events, but consciously it may be too painful or threatening for them to consciously consider. The shadow-self thus protects us, until the message becomes too powerful and breaks through in a dream.
Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy ~ Sigmund Freud
Several years ago, I went through a temporary loss of contact with my Higher Self that lasted an uncomfortable six months. I wasn’t feeling like myself at all. I stopped going to the gym, I was unmotivated, and I put off completing projects that I’d already started or wanted to start. All of this was very uncharacteristic of me. Instead, I thought of every negative thing that ever happened to me.
I couldn’t tell you what I did all day, but the days passed. I knew my thoughts were counter-productive and re-directed them by chanting mantras, whenever my mind went negative. It’s the only thing that blotted out those unwanted thoughts. I was fighting for survival of my will.
Then, one night, I had a very realistic dream that took place around the Middle Ages. I was in a cave where eight torch-lit tunnels all converged onto a graveled courtyard, with three rows of rectangle stones forming the arches for their entrances, as well as support for the ceiling dome. I’d come into the cave from a boat, along with several people and a donkey carrying reed baskets. We were talking as we went through a tunnel to what seemed like a house. It was very peaceful and we were to meet up for dinner later.
Suddenly chaos broke out. There was a disease spreading and the King’s army rode their horses through the cave to find people whose noses had grown, which indicated they had the disease, because the nose became increasingly blackened by this dreadful illness. My friends and I (whom I never saw again… or did I?) were separated. I was alone. My nose had grown a little, with blackish patches on the end. But I felt okay. I stepped outside the door and was almost swept away by the King’s men. Fortunately, they didn’t see me.
I started to run to find a safe place and avoid being killed, because I had signs of the disease, but I knew I didn’t have it. I could feel my heart pound. I kept running, because I knew I’d be alright. If I got caught, I could talk my way out of it, I thought. But I knew I wasn’t going to get caught.
Dreams are more real than reality itself, they’re closer to the self ~ Gao Xingjian
I ran through the open courtyard, torches blazing around it, and through another tunnel, where I found a hiding place on a shelf. I turned my back to the opening so I blended in with the walls of the cave. I don’t know how long I was there, sleeping, but it seemed like a really long time.
Then, I woke up in the arms of several people surrounding me. They smiled, but did not speak. Yet, telepathically I knew what they were saying. At first, I thought they were deceased relatives, but I didn’t recognize their faces. Then I knew who they were. My Angels were asking whether I wanted to go with them. It was so beautiful and happy, and infinite and relaxed. I almost closed my eyes. I was tired. I was tempted to go with them. But then I thought, “I’ve got things to do… I’m busy!”
Suddenly, I was awake and out of the tunnel.
Before reading on, would you like to pause for a moment and try your hand at dream interpretation, starting with the back-story as a reference?
After I analyzed this dream, I changed my life and my outlook. I laughingly remembered to stay in daily touch with my Guides and Angels. Saying the mantras was no longer necessary to keep my brain in neutral. I became incredibly productive, completing projects within two weeks and starting on massive new ones. My success paid homage to my Angels for getting my attention and helping me through a rough patch, by showing me the truth.
Analyzing my dream, one can construe the following:
From a past-lives perspective, I did indeed live in the Middle Ages (there is other evidence as well) and the experience in the tunnel actually happened, but in that lifetime I did not acknowledge and use my will to push past survival mode in life’s endeavors. I could have used it to thrive instead.
A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read ~ The Talmud
The “tunnel” represents several aspects of my life:
1. The birth canal and birth, indicating that I went from a secluded warm place to “chaos,” lights, people, and activity.
2. At the courtyard I had choices. I always have choices
3. I was born with the gift of knowing. I could count on myself, having inner knowingness and survival instinct.
I was given a choice through a window to my unconscious. To continue on in the state I was in would have been death. The opposite would be to live, which I wasn’t doing at the time. We all have choices. I chose to live and to appreciate my drive, talents and self-assurance.
Furthermore, death is not to be feared. Its passage is beautiful, full of possibilities and free of material cares. When we die can be a choice.
My dream also revealed that I am okay. I will always be alright and thrive by using the strength of my will to live life fully and happily. I will not loose sight of my gifts.
The Truth always lies beneath the surface and we are ready to face it when it becomes too painful emotionally and psychically. The dream showed me Truth of the way I was living and the consequences. I had a choice.
And if I ever feel a slump coming on, I remember what the dream taught me, I ask for a boost from my Angels. They are always there for us.
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