Want Intuitive Guidance? Start Remembering your Dreams.

Want Intuitive Guidance? Start Remembering your Dreams.

Ever had a dream so vivid you’d swear it really happened?

Even if you had the dream years, and years ago – can you still recall it to this day?

There’s something so thrilling about having a dream and waking up and remembering it – isn’t there?

I’ve been recording my dreams since I was a teenager. Over the years I’ve trained myself to remember them because I’ve found they guide me by answering questions or addressing problems in my life. I’ve now gotten to the point where I can just tell myself that I want a dream to help me solve a particular problem in my life and I get it. But, even when I don’t ask for a particular dream answers come through even when they’re unsolicited.

One particularly vivid dream I had a few years ago comes to mind:

I was in the car with a client going to business meeting when I spotted my aunt – who’d passed away – on the sidewalk chatting with some people. I was elated to see her. I was going to stop to get out and visit with her, but decided against it due to having the client with me. My aunt saw me and excitedly began waiving me over, but I gave her a signal to wait for me and I’d be back. I needed to get to this business meeting. When I returned later my aunt was gone. My heart sank when I realized what a special opportunity I’d missed to spend time with my aunt.

Intuitive guidance comes through our dreams

I hadn’t asked for this dream but it made me see that my life was out of balance. I had been putting my job ahead of everything, and my passions and personal life suffered for it.

I took the message from my intuition in that dream very seriously. I understood that if I didn’t do what I really wanted in my life – the opportunities might not always be there. I decided I had to make time to write and stick to it – no matter what. I didn’t want to look back someday and say why didn’t I follow my heart?

The easiest way to begin honing your intuition is to start paying attention to your dreams

If you can’t remember the last time you had a dream then you’re missing out on an important way that intuition communicates with us. Everybody dreams, even those of who say they can’t remember them, and those of us who say they aren’t intuitive. Get into the habit of remembering your dreams and you’ll get the benefit of intuitive guidance.

Here’s a fool-proof way to remember your dreams:

1. Make sure you keep a pad and pen on your bedside table.

2. Set the alarm for a half hour earlier to have time to mull over your dream.

3. Create the intention to have a dream and recall it. Spend a few minutes before drifting off telling yourself that you want to have a dream, that you will have a dream and that you will readily and easily remember it. (you might have to do this over and over before it takes – but stick with it – it will work eventually)

4. DO NOT OPEN YOUR EYES right away when you wake up. After turning off the alarm clock – DO NOT MOVE. Just lay still to allow the dream to stay on the surface of your mind.

5. Do not allow pets to distract you when you wake, or better yet keep them out of the bedroom.

6. WRITE DOWN the pertinent details before they sink back down to the depths of the subconscious. I cannot tell you how many times I thought I’d remember a dream and didn’t write it down, only to find it had vanished moments later.

7. Do meditate directly after getting out of bed. If you’re not a meditator don’t turn on the radio or TV or talk right after waking either. Silence allows further dream fragments to bubble up to the surface of awareness.

8. Now that you’ve recalled the dream try to see how it applies to your life.

Do you remember your dreams? If not, try this and let me know how it works for you. Did you get an answer to a problem you’ve been pondering? Do you need help interpreting your dream?  Share it. I’d be happy to help you.

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Having Trouble Remembering your Dreams?

Having Trouble Remembering your Dreams?

Do you ever wake up with that odd feeling you’ve had a dream, but can’t remember it?

Are there times when only a snippet of  a dream surfaces?

Ever find yourself frustrated over being unable to recall a haunting dream?

Many people have trouble remembering their dreams – even I do sometimes. When this happens I know have to go back to the basics of dream recall again. I’ve kept a dream journal since I was a teenager and found many of the insights gleaned from my dreams invaluable over the years. So, when I don’t remember my dreams I feel as if something important is missing from my day.

Some are precognitive dreams, some vivid encounters with departed loved ones, others recollections of out of body experiences, but the majority solve problems and answer questions about issues I’m grappling with in my life.

Why remember your dreams?

While I love all the different types of dreams I have the most rewarding dreams are the problem solvers simply because they are the most practical in everyday life. Problem solving dreams not only give you answers and guidance, but can also validate an answer or direction you’re not 100 percent sure about taking.

Today was one of those days that my dream evaporated into thin air. I know exactly why this happened too – I moved and opened my eyes too soon. Tonight I plan to go back to basics to ensure that I recall a dream.

Here are the basics on how you can be sure to remember your dreams too:

1. Make sure you have a pad and pen on your bedside table.

2. Set the alarm for a half hour earlier to have time to mull over your dream.

3. Create the intention to have a dream and recall it. Spend a few minutes before drifting off telling yourself that you want to have a dream, that you will have  dream and that you will readily and easily remember it.

4. When you wake up DO NOT OPEN YOUR EYES right away. After turning off the alarm clock – DO NOT MOVE. Just lay still to allow the dream to stay on the surface of your mind.

5. Do not allow pets to distract you when you awake, or better yet keep them out of the bedroom so they don’t wake you up.

6. After grabbing some of the pertinent details – WRITE THEM DOWN before they sink back down to the depths of the subconscious.

7. Do meditate directly after getting out of bed. If you’re not a meditator don’t turn on the radio or TV or talk right after waking either. After writing down the pertinent details – silence allows further dream fragments to bubble up to the surface of awareness.

One more thing I have found disruptive to recalling my dreams is getting up at night if I’ve had too many liquids prior to bedtime. While many times I’ll awaken and be in the midst of a dream – the movement of having to get out of bed right away yanks them immediately from my mind, so that for the most part they are lost forever.

Do you recall your dreams? Do you have a problem your trying to solve right now? Try this see how many more dreams you recall. Good luck my fellow dreamers.

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Deciphering Dreams: Is It a Warning, or Intuitive Guidance?

Deciphering Dreams: Is It a Warning, or Intuitive Guidance?

I knew I was going to lose my father four months before it happened.

I didn’t want to accept it, even though this dream had a very different quality to it than any of my other dreams. Besides, I thought, he was such a healthy 82-year-old. Still climbing ladders to cut down tree limbs and doing all the yard work a younger man in his 40s or 50s would hire someone else to do. How could this be? I tried rationalizing to minimize its meaning, but I knew in my gut that it was warning me of this life-changing event.

All the wonderful moments of my life with my father played out in front of my eyes.

This dream was very different. I was aware that I was dreaming. And, I was seeing it as if I were at a movie theater watching scenes of our life together appear up on the big screen.

I saw myself sitting on my Dad’s lap at 5 years old, then in the water at Jones beach and he was showing me how to dive under with my eyes open; then teaching me to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk outside our apartment building in New York; ice skating with my father in our back yard on the rink he’d built us after moving out of the city; working with my father to put up our above-ground pool….

The movie continued on like this all the way to the present with his helping me move into my current home. During the entire dream I felt the strength of the bond I had with my father, along with this incredible love for him that I can only describe as “celestial.”

I was being prepared for this terrible event. (more…)

Need Intuitive Guidance? Start Remembering Your Dreams

Need Intuitive Guidance? Start Remembering Your Dreams

Ever had a dream so vivid you’d swear it really happened?

Even if you had the dream years, and years ago – can you still recall it to this day?

There’s something so thrilling about having a dream and waking up and remembering it – isn’t there?

I have lots of dreams and I’ve trained myself to remember them. I’ve been recording them since I was a teenager.

One particularly vivid dream I had a few years ago comes to mind:

I was in the car with a client going to business meeting when I spotted my Aunt – who’d passed away – on the sidewalk chatting with some people. I was elated to see her. I was going to stop to get out and visit with her, but decided against it due to having the client with me. My Aunt saw me and waived me over, but I gave her a signal to wait for me and I’d be back as soon as I could. I needed to get to this business meeting. When I returned later my Aunt was gone. My heart sank when I realized what a special opportunity I’d missed to spend time with my Aunt.

Intuitive guidance comes through our dreams

The dream made me see that my life was out of balance. I had been putting my job ahead of everything, and my passions and personal life suffered for it.

I took the message from my intuition in that dream very seriously. I understood that if I didn’t do what I really wanted in my life – the opportunities might not always be there. I decided I had to make time to write and stick to it – no matter what. I didn’t want to look back someday and say why didn’t I follow my heart?

If you can’t remember the last time you had a dream then you’re missing out on an important way that intuition communicates with us.

Everybody dreams, even those of who say they can’t remember them.

Get into the habit of remembering your dreams and you’ll get the benefit of intuitive guidance.

Here’s a fool-proof way to remember your dreams:

1. Make sure you keep a pad and pen on your bedside table.

2. Set the alarm for a half hour earlier to have time to mull over your dream.

3. Create the intention to have a dream and recall it. Spend a few minutes before drifting off telling yourself that you want to have a dream, that you will have a dream and that you will readily and easily remember it.

4. DO NOT OPEN YOUR EYES right away when you wake up. After turning off the alarm clock – DO NOT MOVE. Just lay still to allow the dream to stay on the surface of your mind.

5. Do not allow pets to distract you when you wake, or better yet keep them out of the bedroom.

6. WRITE DOWN the pertinent details before they sink back down to the depths of the subconscious. I cannot tell you how many time I thought I’d remember a dream and didn’t write it down, only to find it had vanished moments later.

7. Do meditate directly after getting out of bed. If you’re not a meditator don’t turn on the radio or TV or talk right after waking either. Silence allows further dream fragments to bubble up to the surface of awareness.

Do you remember your dreams? If not, try this and let me know how it works for you. Did you get an answer to a problem you’ve been pondering? Share your dream with us.

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If You’re Serious about Spiritual Growth – Meditate

If You’re Serious about Spiritual Growth – Meditate

Meditation is the most valuable tool I’ve found for my spiritual development.

Reading books is great, as is  joining groups of like minded individuals, but when it comes to actually making consistent progress only a daily practice of meditation will expand your consciousness.

Awakening and changing is a slow process that takes place gradually. Meditating daily is a bit like the process of water flowing over rocks in a stream; eventually with enough time you’ll see that the water has reshaped the stream and smoothed out all the jagged edges in the rocks.

It takes commitment and a deep desire to stay the course until the beginnings of that reshaping becomes apparent. And of course – you’re never done either just like the water flowing in that stream is never finished reshaping it or the rocks it flows over.

Here’s a list of why meditation is so important for spiritual growth:

1. Learning to stop the constant thinking of our minds gives our brains’ a much needed rest. When we stop the perpetual mind-traffic divine guidance can actually get through. This state of thoughtless awareness allows us recognize the presence of the observer – who is our true self, higher self or soul.

2. Perceiving our lives through the consciousness of the observer gives us the detachment we need to see how the ego-self contributes to the difficulties we may be facing in our relationships, career and other areas of our lives. The observer is purely consciousness without judgment.

2. Meditation brings our emotions into balance which is the state of being centered. When we’re centered we let go of extremes; highs and lows of emotion that pull us into the future or past. We return to a natural calm state of being.

3. When we’re centered we live in the present with acceptance of what is happening in our lives. We stop assigning a negative or positive meaning to what we may be encountering and therefore are less likely to be pulled into dramas (both yours and other people’s) regarding these events.

4. The process of meditating will help you to remember your dreams. Many times answers and guidance are delivered through dreams. Sometimes I have only a snippet of a dream that I know was important when I wake, but if I meditate right away I can usually recall the entire dream.

5. Daily practice of meditation heightens intuitive ability. The more often you receive intuitive insight the more you will be in tune with your higher self and true purpose. Your life will flow more easily and opportunities to act upon your purpose will present themselves more frequently.

So, that’s why I meditate. Over the last 25 years of serious dedication to meditation I’ve seen my intuition and clairvoyant abilities improve. I believe this is important simply because this is the language that Spirit/Universe uses to speak to us. Knowing that I am always connected and guided by Spirit helps me deal with the challenges that surface in everyday living.

How has meditation affected you’re life? I’d love to know. Share your experience – leave a comment. You never know when what you have to say will help someone else.

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Having Trouble Remembering Your Dreams?

Having Trouble Remembering Your Dreams?

Do you ever wake up with that odd feeling you’ve had a dream, but can’t remember it?

Are there times when only a snippet of  a dream surfaces?

Ever find yourself frustrated over being unable to recall a juicy dream?

Many people have trouble remembering their dreams – even I do sometimes. When this happens I know have to go back to the basics of dream recall again. I’ve kept a dream journal since I was a teenager and found many of the insights gleaned from my dreams invaluable over the years. So, when I don’t remember my dreams I feel as if something important is missing from my day.

Some of are precognitive dreams, some vivid encounters with departed loved ones, others recollections of out of body experiences, but the majority solve problems and answer questions about issues I’m grappling with in my life.

Why remember your dreams?

While I love all the different types of dreams I have the most rewarding dreams are the problem solvers simply because they are the most practical in everyday life. Problem solving dreams not only give you answers and guidance, but can also validate an answer or direction your not 100 percent sure about taking.

Today was one of those days that my dream evaporated into thin air. I know exactly why this happened too; I moved and opened my eyes too soon. Tonight I plan to go back to basics and do the following to ensure that I recall a dream.

Here are the basics on how you can be sure to remember your dreams too:

1. Make sure you have a pad and pen on my bedside table.
2. Set the alarm for a half hour earlier to have time to mull over your dream.
3. Create the intention to have a dream and recall it. Spend a few minutes before drifting off telling yourself that you want to have a dream, that you will have  dream and that you will readily and easily remember it.
4. When you wake up DO NOT OPEN YOUR EYES right away. After turning off the alarm clock – DO NOT MOVE. Just lay still to allow the dream to stay on the surface of your mind.
5. Do not allow pets to distract you when you awake, or better yet keep them out of the bedroom so they don’t wake you up.

6. After grabbing some of the pertinent details – WRITE THEM DOWN before they sink back down to the depths of the subconscious.
7. Do meditate directly after getting out of bed. If you’re not a meditator don’t turn on the radio or TV or talk right after waking either. After writing down the pertinent details – silence allows further dream fragments to bubble up to the surface of awareness.

One more thing I have found disruptive to recalling my dreams is getting up at night if I’ve had too many liquids prior to bedtime. While many times I’ll awaken and be in the midst of a dream – the movement of having to get out of bed right away yanks them immediately from my mind, so that for the most part they are lost forever.

Do you recall your dreams? Do you have a problem your trying to solve right now? Try this see how many more dreams you recall. Good luck my fellow dreamers.

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