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Reflecting Past Events
Countless years and billions
of dollars spent in the intensive fascination with dreaming
and still, no one knows why people and animals dream.
They know when, during the REM stage of sleep. They
know how it affects our physiology and biochemistry.
But they have yet to figure out the why. Do we dream
because our brain is reorganizing data accumulated during
the day? I consider that one kind of dreaming. Do we
dream because we are trying to make sense of our lives;
kind of our subconscious reaching out to us through
the abyss of REM? That's yet another type of dreaming.
But in these articles, I'd like to address a third kind
of dreaming, one where the essence that is you travels,
free of its fleshy confines and able to accomplish what
you can only dream about. I learned, what I call dream
walking, from guidance. It's a primary way I heal others
and myself but it's also far more than that. There are
worlds upon worlds to be visited, enjoyed and learned
about. All you have to do is learn how. I'll share the
method that I've used all my life.
In the quiet before sleep
begin to still your thoughts and center yourself. The
energy of our existence is as a great web and you are
somewhere within that web. To center and orient yourself
first focus on your breath. I know, I know... every
method I have starts out like this and for good reason.
No one can tell me they can't breathe, now can they?
Begin by purposefully breathing in to the count
of 5. Then breathe out by the same count of five.
Now, focus on your feet as you breathe and imagine
them warming as though over a fire. Feel the warmth
spread to the muscles, toes, veins and bones of
the feet, melting them as though they were made
of candle wax. When your feet are completely melted,
imagine the warmth moving up your body slowly,
melting your legs, torso, arms, neck, face....until
you believe you are completely melted.
With no ties to anywhere in your body, you
are free to move your awareness wherever you want
it to be. Move your attention to your heart and
imagine a door with a doorknob. Use the doorknob
to open the door and will yourself through, closing
it behind you.
Before you lay steps leading down. These are the
steps of consciousness. Each ten steps there is
a platform to rest. Slowly begin your descent
down the first ten steps until you reach the first
platform of rest. You'll find that at this point,
you may not be able to control your physical body
movement effectively anymore. This is normal.
Don't be troubled.
When you're comfortable at this stage, descend
ten more steps to the next level. You will find
doors to your right along the way down but don't
worry about those now. We won't be using them
in this exercise.
one more level where you will find the bottom
of the stairway and another door ahead of you.
Light beams from the bottom of the crack in the
door and you find that the light draws you to
it. This is an entrance to the web. If you open
the door, you enter the stream of the web.
Once you do, you can direct/will yourself wherever/whenever
it is you want to go. This is where the energy
of us and our Creator meet to create existence
Become aware that your helper spirits are there
to assist you in navigating the web. They will
accompany you throughout your journey along the
stream. Give them permission to return you should
you stray too far or to places that aren't good
for you. I will say, at this point, you can only
travel to areas of the web that are compatible
with your vibrational level so that's a plus.
Coming back: The
conscious and purposeful way - re-ascend the steps
to the door of your heart, open it and go through -
back into your body. Focus again on your breath, breathing
yourself back into your body. Gradually wiggle your
toes, fingers and other parts until you have command
over it again. Slowly open your eyes and you should
I would practice going down
to the door that leads to the web and then back to your
body several times before actually using the web door;
until you are certain you're comfortable with the process.
The unconscious way
- you wake up. It won't be a normal waking up though.
You should take great care in moving your body around
and upon waking, drink water and take a few moments
to deliberately focus yourself on your physical existence.
Stressing the body a bit helps with this. You can do
a few jumping jacks, stomp your feet etc... to ensure
that your energy has fully returned to your body. Standing
on one foot works wonders because it enforces the essential
need for balance.
Record what you experienced,
even if you just fell asleep. Charting your progress
is the easiest way of setting your intent to make this
a conscious practice for yourself.
Reflecting Past Events
Early this morning just before
waking I dreamt that SW was being assaulted once again
by the same man who assaulted him back in Oct. This
was taking place in front of my eyes in our own driveway
this time. I turned to run into the house but felt like
my feet were lead and wouldn't move, I opened my mouth
to scream but couldn't scream either, I was yelling
as loud as I could and nothing was coming out. Could
this just be a reflection of what has already happened?
We were discussing it a bit
last night - this man is still flapping his lips about
us and now another person (his Mom) is getting others
still involved and gossiping about us. Or could this
be a sign that he's just not finished with us yet? I
do know I was quite disturbed by it when I awoke. It
was the only thing I recall dreaming and was startled
out of it by the alarm going off. Any insight would
Dearest MoonStar, If I
may, I would like to respond to your 'dream' query.
First and foremost, as I advise all brothers and sisters
when I provide 'dream interpretation,' 'dream interpretation--like
Beauty,' is all in the 'eyes--Spirit/Soul--of the 'beholder!'
So, my offering is but an
attempt to use the gifts I have been given to 'point
out significant symbols and signs,' and to also give
'impressions' I sense while reading, meditating, and
The initial impression I had,
and this is one of the first distinctions I make in
'dream analysis' is that 'dreams are most always revelatory,'
but, what do they 'reveal: future or present,' and my
gleaning was that this regards 'current conditions in
the 'hidden realms--issues!''
Is the 'revelation to come
to pass, or is the revelation a symbolic message of
some 'unresolved issue' within our Soul experience?'
And, without getting too far afield here, as to what
area of the 'soul experience,' let us just say, that
'Dream Maker' many times is just trying to 'alert' us
to some issue or block that we have, so that we may
'recognize the Shadow Dancer (many applications of this
concept)' and to 'dance with it until we are healed,
or find our way to the Light of the Source.'
And, again, as I make the
point many times, there is nothing 'wrong or bad' with
'darkness.' It is a place where the 'Hidden things of
Potential come to Light,' and yes, there are some 'paradoxical
metaphors there.' Say what?
Okay, back to the 'dream'
and what I think it conveys. Given my unfamiliarity
with your personal life (and your wording suggests that
some may be aware of what has transpired in your life),
and that I am not sure to whom "SW" refers,
maybe significant other or partner, my most immediate
thoughts, given that you were questioning a 'replay'
of past events in the 'physical experience,' or a 'warning
of the perpetrator's intent,' was that it was more of
a 'revelatory dream' of your 'fears or blocks.' And,
in this case they may be related.
I think sometimes when 'bad
things' happen to us, we tend to feel and hold a range
of entities such as 'blame, guilt, shame and guilt.'
Many times, these are held against ourselves as if,
we 'caused them to happen.' And, we 'bury them within,'
where they can cause much distress in our 'spirit-soul
And, I am sorry that you
suffered an 'invasion and abuse in your physical world,'
and offer you my prayers of support and healing.
With the 'loving belief' that
'all things happen for a reason,' and it most always
is for growth, the 'most noticeable thought' I had regarding
your 'dream' is that you do 'harbor' such 'buried issues,'
and though 'fear is one of them,' I think the 'dream
symbols' speak more of 'blame or guilt,' that you may
hold against yourself.
Again, I am doing a lot of
prefacing and set up, to get us to a place where, we
can 'address the real issue, as I think the symbols
suggest and want to state emphatically, you are not
to blame for this happening, nor are you to feel guilt.
And, I do not feel this is
a 'prophetic dream' of future events, so you should
not feel the 'fear of this future happening.'
However it seems, that 'DreamMaker'
has given you an opportunity to see some 'blocks' that
you have in your 'warrior path--whether real, or perceived!'
When you wrote "...run
into the house but felt like my feet were lead and wouldn't
move...couldn't scream either...yelling as loud as I
could and nothing was coming out..," my thoughts
were that this was the 'real source of your fears and
First, the 'house represents
your Soul experience and potential,' but, it also can
mean a place to hide (which most ALL Human Beans use,
or have used at one time or another to either escape,
or find protection) or to go within to find 'Your Strength!'
Now, in your case, to be frank,
I am not sure, and I think you need to answer that,
however, it seems that the 'two physical limitations'
are your 'quests for power: to take the steps to assert
and protect yourself, and to speak your own truth without
fear and loudly!'
In 'spiritual energetic terms,'
our feet 'represent, as said, our steps' that we take
to move toward something.' Are you 'afraid to step toward
your 'attacker!' Whether this is the person who you
spoke of in the physical realm or not, or is hidden
fears about taking steps to more actively assert yourself,
'DreamMaker' could be using this 'recent event' to say,
that we need to 'step into our fear' and that may include
going back within to find our 'hidden strengths!'
Now to the voice or scream,
most associate this 'physical phenomenon' to the 'throat
chakra' which is 'spiritually symbolic' of speaking
our truth. Many times (and I know from experience) we
feel 'helpless' when we are not speaking and living
our 'truth.' This is not only words, but, actions.
Do, we feel that our 'words
are not important, or that they are not 'worthy enough
to be heard?'
Now, I must share something
with you, one of the most empowering messages that older
'soldiers give to the younger and 'wide-eyed with fear'
newbies,' is to 'admit your fear, this is the 'first
step in walking through fear to Courage!' And, this
means the 'Old Salts as well!'
Now, I could be totally off-base
here, but, the question I always ask of 'DreamMaker'
is what is the purpose of your visit? Many times, the
'real message' is left at the lower levels of our 'psyche
and sub-conscious' where it can be processed and await
its time to come to the light, however, in your
case, I think you are being shown, that you do 'carry
fear' with you about your abilities in these areas.
And guess what? We ALL DO!
Many times, what we 'fear,
is fear itself (borrowing a quote)' and, again, in my
opinion, your 'fear is not so much about a 'repeat,'
but, about your 'worthiness and readiness' to 'Stand
In the Face of Fear!'
Does any of this resonate?
To me, it is a very encouraging 'dream' in that, 'the
alarm sounded to wake you up to this issue in your experience.'
"For whom does the bell toll, it toll for thee!"
Now, I must keep telling you
that I myself have had similar life experience dreams,
too many times, we also try to feel 'shame' when we
are not what we wish to be.
As a loving brother 'warrior'
the 'Greatest Heroes' in my life experience have been
those that 'admit their fears' and move into 'Harms
Way' to confront them!
If you would like, if you
so believe this way, you may wish to try the following
Medicine Wheel directional ritual, and seek to find
not only the 'Shadows,' but the 'Light Arrows' that
you need to 'arm yourself with.'
The 'Place of Fear' in the
Warrior's Medicine Wheel is in the 'southeast,' if you
create a 'Sacred Space in Nature' or in some solitary
place, call out to your Ancestors (the place of the
Southeast), and ask to 'know your fear' and to 'know
your Guide--Weapon to confront the Fear,' this could
be a saying, word, image, or not.
Repeat this in the south,
and ask the spirit of this direction to give you the
honesty of the situation that you feel (this is the
place of guilt in the Warrior's Wheel), and speak this
with confidence, that you will give this 'fear or guilt'
back to the 'Great Spirit' for Healing.
Repeat this spirit prayer
in the southwest, which is the place of 'blame' in the
Warriors Wheel, and is also the place of the 'Future
and Dreams,' perhaps, you will be gifted with a 'image'
of what you wish to manifest in this place. The gift
here will be to accept responsibility for your actions,
your future--The Dreams that you hold.
Repeat this in the center,
which is the place of your 'higher self,' and is ALL
about speaking your Truth! Ask the Ancestors to give
you a 'doubt shout--this could be like the "Geronimo"
that any soldier who has jumped from an airplane sometimes
uses to overcome their fear.' This could be a 'primal
scream,' it could be 'Hoka Hey,' it could be any powerful
utterance or words, from the 'deep within of your Soul
Then go to the direction of
the West, which is the physical, and also the place
of 'doubt' (in our abilities), and give forth your 'doubt
shout,' and 'announce to all that can hear,' all that
you are! The reward in the West is Confidence and Decisive
This may be more than you
asked for, and I hope it was appropriate to offer this
ceremony to you. Again, I can only say, that 'we all
have our fears and blocks' that we need to step through.
My prayers are that the Warrior
in your House, will come out and tell DreamMaker, they
don't need to bring that 'dream' around anymore.