Dreams are a valuable source of intuitive guidance.
Dreams are an easy way to begin accessing your intuitive wisdom. No one has to teach you how to go to sleep or how to have a dream. You’re already an expert. There’s only one thing to master and that is recalling your dream.
The two most valuable types of dreams are the intuitive guidance dream and the precognitive dream.
An intuitive guidance dream gives you an answer to a problem in your life and/or insight into a challenge your are facing in life.
A precognitive dream foretells of a future event.
Just recently I two such dreams in one night.
The first one was so unusual that I woke up from it, which is probably why I remembered it so vividly.
I was standing on the sidewalk when a car turned in from the street to a driveway. As the car stopped next to me waiting for the garage doors to go up, I saw a young man in his forties with a bandage on his head in the passenger seat. He turned to look at me. I was startled to see that his eyes were rolling around in his head.
An older silver-haired gentleman was driving the car. As the garage doors went up I saw there was an operating room set up at the back of the garage. In a “flash” I realized the silver haired man was a “Hannibal Lechter” type and he had been slowly cannibalizing this man’s brain. The older gentleman had been eying me while he waited for the doors to open. I suddenly thought, “I better get away from here before I become his next victim.” (more…)
Intuition. Chakras, Crystals & Vivid Dreams, Oh My!
It’s time to open up the Powered by Intuition Mailbag again!
I love getting your questions although I’m sometimes deluged with so much reader email and such lengthy questions that I cannot keep up. I try my best though so be patient! 🙂
If you haven’t heard back from me and you sent a loong question please be patient. If I think it’s a topic with an answer that many readers will be interested in I will answer it in an article such as this one.****
I received several wonderful questions from a reader about her dreams, crystals, Chakras, connecting with her future self and her spiritual growth. I have a hunch many PbI readers are going to relate to this question because you’re such an spiritual bunch!
I had a lucid dream and has changed a lot of things for me! I have always felt that there is more to this life that just existing! That we are so much more capable of things beyond day to day thoughts. I have much to learn about meditation, Chakras as well as crystals. But, I do know there is more to life! I am a sheltered unit….some or most of on my own accord. I am an artist and choose to speak my soul through art, rather than words.
I dream in color! Which surprises me too! I have very vivid dreams that take me to places that seem to be as somewhere I have been in a preceding life. Or possibly future?! I dream of places and people who I ‘should know’. Mostly houses that are of odd accord. The unusual layout, but plenty of space.
Okay, I do have a question. Since I have started meditation, I am wanting to learn more about the Chakras and crystals. Crystals in particular and which ones and how they will benefit me.
I am doing my best to connect with my future self. For advice or to shed light on my path. At times, I feel everywhere but no where in particular. Do you know what I mean? I suppose I need more focus here.
Can you shed some light and guidance my way. Your teachings so far, has helped me! You have shown light in darker spots I could not pinpoint.
Any thoughts, opinions would be appreciated. I so want to grow spiritually beyond what I already have.
Since this is such a lengthy question I’m going to break it down.
1. RE: Vivid Dreaming in color/Lucid Dreams.
One of the surest earliest signs that you are quite psychic is frequent vivid dreaming in color that you remember. I can’t tell you how many people say tell me they never recall their dreams. When you have dreams like this without “trying” consider yourself very lucky!
Vivid colorful dreams such as this where you “know” you are dreaming (Lucid dreams) indicate that you have clairvoyant ability. It’s the first sign that your Third Eye is a very active center in your Chakra system. You are traveling astrally in your dreams, meaning you’re having out of body experiences. You also have what is called “traveling” clairvoyance, that is you can see things at a distance.
Since you are an artist and very attuned to “seeing” this is your gift; you have “second sight,” AKA you’re a “seer.”
I had dreams like this from early childhood. I would astral travel, see people I didn’t know and “fly” over the roofs of houses in my neighborhood in my dreams. As I got older and learned about out of body experiences I understood what had been happening which was that I was “seeing” and traveling to places far beyond what the physical eye could observe.
A game I used to play was to “see” people’s houses and describe the exterior and interior as I “walked” through the rooms. It was great practice. I recall I once saw inside of a very untidy house. The woman was embarrassed (of course I didn’t describe just how messy it really was so that she wouldn’t feel too bad.
2. Chakras and crystals.
Amethyst (Photo credit: The Rocketeer)
Here’s a link to a Chakra Balancing Meditation I use. I suggest you incorporate this into your daily meditation. It will help open and balance the Chakras. As a clairvoyant you need to focus on balance of the Chakras as it’s a natural tendency for you to tap into your 6th Chakra more (the Third Eye) than any other.
Crystals are fascinating.
One of the best crystals to use for opening the Third Eye is Amethyst Crystal. I have two large ones that I keep on my desk and a small one that I can hold up to my 6th Chakra when needed. You can meditate while holding it up to your 6th Chakra and it will help you open that center but don’t forget to balance and open all your Chakras! Balance is key.
I was never into crystals until 15 years ago. I was at a metaphysical workshop at someone’s home and she had these huge halves of cracked open crystals she had dug up in Arizona and brought back to her home in New York. During a break in our training I asked her about them and she told me to put my hand over them to see if I could feel the vibrations coming out of them. Well, to my surprise I could! It was amazing. Before that I had no idea that crystals emit such powerful vibrations. The vibration in the crystals entrain the brain waves and aid in healing or opening certain Chakras, etc.
3. Connecting to Your Future Self
To connect to your future self go into a state of deep meditation. When you are there see yourself in front of three doors:
One says Five Years from Now; the other Ten years from now; and the last one Twenty years from now.
Knock on the door which is far enough out into the future to answer the questions you have in mind.
When the door swings open you will see your future self. Your future self will invite you in for a chat.
Notice what you are wearing. How do you look?
Make note of the room you’re in. Is it a different place than where you live now? Does your future self give you a tour?
Ask your future self what you wish to know. Wait and listen to their answer.
I hope this helps you connect with your future self.
More help is available here.
4. The way to spiritual growth
Here’s a link to an article I wrote about the topic.
The best way to grow spiritually is to develop a spiritual practice such as meditation. When in meditation do the Chakra Opening meditation I suggested earlier. When you get to the Heart Chakra focus on feeling love – pure unconditional love for all life. See yourself as a little generator emitting powerful waves of love out into the world. When you see it and feel it – it is so.
One of the things I learned from my spiritual mentor was that we grow spiritually when we have a desire to be a beacon of goodness in the world. It may sound simplistic but I have found it has helped me tremendously. Just ask to be the “pure goodness” of Spirit. Spirit or the “life force” in all things is pure goodness, right? Be this pure goodness and do good for yourself and others. Some position this as constantly asking in every situation, “What would love do?”
I hope this helps you.
All my best,
What questions do you have about Intuition, Crystals, Chakras, Dreams or your Spiritual Growth? Share them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them.
*****Please note I don’t answer questions about what to do with your life via email or comments here. If you’re seeking my guidance for your personal life – book a private session.
Photo Credit: Seven Chakras (Wikipedia)
Lucid dreaming: A Bridge to Other Realities
by Adam Palmer
In this article, Adam Palmer challenges you to take your dreaming practise further. Beyond the initial fun and excitement lucid dreaming is something far more profound.
The difference between a “lucid” dream and a regular dream is simply in our level of awareness. Within a lucid dream, we know that we are dreaming, and are free to fly through walls, practise new hobbies and meet new people.
As a regular lucid dreamer and OBE practitioner, I will say that a clear and vivid lucid dream is one of the most powerful and transformative experiences that a person can have. You don’t need to believe me, or take anyone’s word on their experiences – everyone can lucid dream, and you can verify and experience this directly. All too often however, I find people getting stuck in the early and even advanced stages of dreaming, with the idea that slaying dragons, throwing fire balls and flying through friends’ houses is all that lucid dreaming has to offer.
Acquire the tools you need for lucid dreaming
Building the tools within your skillset through playing out different scenarios, exploring the dream world, practicing different induction techniques and finding out what works best for you provides a very solid foundation. It’s absolutely essential though that you don’t get stuck trying to perfect induction techniques or analysing and debating terminology and experiences. The phrase, “can’t see the wood for the trees,” comes to mind.
I prefer to consider the dreaming world as a launch pad to other realities. My experience has led me to the understanding that we exist in a multidimensional universe. As sentient beings, we are able to adjust our “receivers” to tune in and out of different frequencies. As we have been born into this reality, our “receivers” are strongly fixed on the world in which we live. Our living and breathing bodies anchor us to this reality.
Our receivers phase out all through the day such as when we day dream, relax, experience hypnosis and trance, and so on. Our nightly sleep is our mandatory “phase out” as we spend time existing in another reality. This period is essential for our bodies and minds, as our cells rapidly regenerate and we wake up refreshed. Moreover, sleep and dream are both physically essential; with even a night or two without sleep, our reaction times slow, and we become measurably physically ill. Now, people don’t get permanently lost in day dreams, or in sleep. As I said, owing to our existence in this reality, our being is anchored to this frequency of waking reality. We are able to shift our receivers or to coin Castaneda’s phase, our “assemblage point.”
Everyone zones in and out during the day
Although we take comfort in believing in a fixed and predictable reality, we zone in and out throughout the day, sometimes ever so slightly in a vague day dream, and sometimes slightly more as in trance or meditation work. For the average person not engaging in any reflective, trance or meditative practices, the farthest that we zone out each day is in our dreams, and they are often vague and unmemorable.
There is a wealth of information on lucid dreaming and associated techniques already online. My preferred practices are all day awareness, mantra induction, dream journaling, visualization and regular reality checking. I throw those terms out to allow you to research each in more detail should you so desire.
Once we are able to consciously induce regular lucid dreams, stabilize the environment and become deeply aware, we have access to a deeper range of experiences. The dream world itself is naturally very fluid and unstable, and just as easily as we are able to wake ourselves up from a dream, we can equally phase out much further. Robert Monroe, Frank Kepple and William Buhlman are amongst the great dream and out of body explorers that describe such journeys.
Lucid Dreaming is referenced by many cultures throughout history
Such techniques are referenced across almost every culture and tradition from Kabbalah to Shamanism, from Tibetan Dream Yoga to Astral Projection and the Occult. If you have a genuine desire and interest, I recommend studying a wide range of material on the subject, and gaining a strong perspective on the various teachings. I have personally focussed my interests in both Tibetan Dream Yoga and Castaneda’s shamanic teachings.
I have arrived at the conclusion that each tradition is pointing at the same experiences and realities, just from a different cultural perspective. They are different models with which to experience the same reality. Where Castaneda talks of the ‘second attention’, Tibetan Dream Yoga speaks of Bardos. Frank Kepple and Robert Monroe talk instead of ‘focus levels’.
Steps & practices to induce lucid dreaming
In each tradition, there are a set of steps and practises to develop. Castaneda’s teachings talk of isolating and following a “scout”. A scout is an energy form present in the dream world.
In Castaneda’s reality, once a dreamer is able to focus on their hands and maintain stability and awareness, the next step is noticing anything or anyone that is particularly suspicious or out of place within the dream environment. The presence may be very subtle and this is the reason that such dream practice, awareness and stability is required. Once the presence is located, the dreamer should follow it to other realities, of course under strict instruction.
The tradition also extends to a range of ancillary practices such as recapitulation and the use of “power plants”; strong hallucinogenics.
Tibetan Dream Yoga on the other hand speaks of experiences with Dakinis – higher beings. It focuses on visualizations of letters and symbols, and chakra work during the dream.
The dream reality is a powerful development tool, which allows us the experience of untold realities. Whichever tradition you dive in to, make sure you pick one that resounds with you, for it will yield the most pleasant journey for you.
These advanced practises allow us to develop intuition, awareness, knowledge, and ultimately awaken to the deeper nature of reality.
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Adam Palmer teaches lucid dreaming as a path to awakening at Astral Zen. I’ve been consciously practising lucid dreaming and exploring the out of body state for over 10 years now. Now I want to help others share the experience. Connect to him on Twitter at @TheAstralZen
Photo credit: Wikipedia. “Nun’s Dream” by Karl Briullov
Lots of people tell me they’re interested in developing their intuition
The first question I ask is: Do you meditate?
For those who say yes I say, “Great,” since meditation, aside from its many health benefits, is by far the greatest tool for developing intuition. (more…)
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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