Do you ever have crazy dreams? You wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air, tears in your eyes completely disturbed by that horrible dream. Our subconscious plays tricks on us in our sleep. I firmly believe that our dreams are some sign of what is going on in our minds. This could be a sign that bad is lurking. This could be a sign that success is sure to come. Dreams could also simply be a sign of ways in which you need to be a better person. I am often torn between thinking that dreams are just a trick of the mind or a true sign to something you are struggling with.
The dreams that make me struggle most are the ones in which I know change must happen and sometimes that change is a significant one. I don’t want to make significant change unless I am 100% confident that’s the right choice, which means I have to take dreams for what they are – a dream. Then take into consideration they may mean something but what else is going on to help me come to the conclusion that my dream is teaching me that a change must happen. Real life plus dreams equal positive life!
Dreams are a Sign
I prefer to say that dreams are a sign. For example, if I go to bed at night praying for a sign or strength and then my dream is a “sign” or a vision to help guide me towards being stronger well then I am convinced dreams mean something more than just a figment of our imagination. I think our dreams fuel our fears, dreams and goals in life. Dreams answer questions in this mythical way that sometimes takes a long time to decipher. One can never know for sure what our dreams are, of course there can be studies completed to hypothesize on what dreams are but overall, only we can determine what our dreams mean for us.
Gut Instincts Matter
Since I have been driven out of bad situations in the past by my gut instinct, I am a firm believer that our instincts play a key role in our dreams. Someone with anxiety or living in fear may have dreams that leave them grasping for air when they wake in the middle of the night. These same people may find that their dreams are a manifestation of their anxiety levels. While this may mean the dream is dramatizing their fears, it doesn’t mean that the dream is worthless. Take time to create a dream journal, review what your dreams are. Have the journal right beside your bed, for we all know we slowly lose that vivid image of our dreams when the day passes.
The dreams I have are often fueled by some subconscious thought that is bothering me. Other times my dreams are throwing me back into a place where I felt more confident, free and successful. There are dreams that show me what I have to come in the future, which is honestly both scary and positive depending upon the dream. Then there are dreams that fast forward to a place I don’t recognize where fear is evolved into reality and the situation leaves me stirred up for weeks. I am not sure if you should follow all of your dreams, or simply use the dream journal to figure out what is going on subconsciously to make change, all I do know is that our dreams can play a crucial role in being sure you don’t let the future become what is being shown in your dreams.
Use Dreams for Positive Change
Learn to use your dreams for good, positive changes so that you can rest easy at night and feel calmer during the day. When you start using your dream journal to analyze your deepest thoughts that are played out in dreams, you are doing the work necessary to become a more solid individual who has confidence in knowing what matters most and what needs to be done to push forward towards full happiness.