I still remember my first nightmare.
“It was just a dream,” my parents said, hoping to calm my fears. But the images never left me. From a young age, my dreams were clear, vivid and often disturbing. As the dreams continued, I began to fear going to sleep lest I become a prisoner of my own nighttime existence.
At the age of 5, a deeper part of myself was already beginning to send me messages through my dreams. In a culture where dreams are rarely understood and seemingly random, my parents had no idea how to respond.
The nightmares continued, even well into adulthood, waking me up in the middle of the night and leaving me emotionally unsettled for days. Sometimes I wonder; if my parents had known how to interpret my dreams, how might my life have been different? After formally studying The Universal Language of Mind and teaching dream interpretation for 6 years, I have discovered the answer!
Interpreting Dreams Can:
Help Your Kids Stay True To Themselves
In a world where bullying can happen in an electronic instant from miles away, and peer pressure can leave kids confused and disoriented, it is more important than ever to teach kids how to trust their gut and listen to themselves. As parents, we can start by listening to their dreams. Interpreting dreams builds a deep internal connection to who we are. The daily practice teaches us how to listen inwardly and gives us a sense of security and trust in ourselves.
Build Your Child’s Self Esteem
When we value and respond to the messages coming from our dreams, we build self-esteem and security. Beginning a practice of writing down your child’s dreams in a special journal kept by the bed, shows your child that what is deep within them is important. Honoring dreams is a fabulous way to show your child that you are listening. Thus, they begin to value their own thoughts, perspectives and emotions.
Provide Insight Into How Daily Experiences Affect Your Kids
Every dream is about the dreamer and reflects the state of mind the day before. Was your child overwhelmed, practicing honesty, or joyful? When we learn to speak the language of dreams, we can see how our children are being affected by their environment and experiences. We can help our kids to process and assimilate challenging situations and find a greater sense of peace. Dreams can be a gentle wakeup call to what needs to change in our daily lives before situations take a turn for the worse.
Help Us Foster The Ability for Creative Thinking
Dreams are communicated in the language of pictures. Within Subconscious Mind (where we dream), there are infinite possibilities and no limits. We can fly, walk through walls and have conversations with deceased relatives! When we learn to think in images and understand how the symbols in dreams relate to one another, we open our mind to creative thinking. We can find the answers to problems, access creative ideas, and learn how to think rather than what to think. We can ask our dreams anything before we go to sleep and receive deeply profound answers!
Ready to get started? Create a journal just for dreams and place it by your child’s bed. When they remember, write them down. Ask your kids what they dreamed every morning over breakfast! Share your dreams with them. Simply bringing attention to dreams helps us to remember them more often. Submit dreams to www.dreamschool.org for free interpretation, or attend free webinars every first and third Wednesday of the month (at 6:00 PM) sponsored by the School of Metaphysics. Sweet dreams!