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Dream Gates

Dream Gates

Time to open the strongbox of dreams

In her dream, Carol is pulling a long drawer out of an immense locker. As the drawer slides out, she realizes it is a safe deposit box. It is lined with velvet and filled with sparkling jewels — diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds — that reflect and refract light. The drawer seems endless. As Carol delves deeper, she finds an old book with a blue cover that is written in German. She knows that everything in this safe deposit box belongs to her, and that knowledge fills her with awe and wonder. She understands that the box has some kind of time release:

“I have a feeling I put these treasures here before this life began, in the hope I would reach the point where I remembered what belongs to me and was ready to use it. A part of me is rejoicing, ‘Yeah, she found it!’”

Carol woke charged and energized. In the weeks that followed, she drew strength from this sparkling dream to cope with many challenges in her everyday life. She also went back inside her dreamscape to reopen her safe deposit box and learn more about its contents. Some of her discoveries led her down paths of research and adventure in waking life. When she talked to family members about the blue book in the drawer, she learned that some of her ancestors on her mother’s side had come from Germany. The information she was able to gather about them resonated with her life and offered lessons she found timely and helpful.

Many months later, on the eve of a challenging business meeting, Carol dreamed she opened the box and found a beautiful robe of light inside. A dream guide encouraged her to put on this robe and wear it to her meeting. She woke feeling confident and energized and sailed through the meeting she had previously feared.

Carol’s dream discovery of treasure that had always belonged to her in the safe deposit box with the time release is a beautiful example of how dream exploration is a vital part of soul remembering: recovering knowledge that belonged to us before we came into this life experience. Such knowledge may be waiting for all of us, when we are ready to open the strongbox of dreams.

  • http://www.ArtbyTherese.com Therese

    Wonderful dream! I love the healing energy that Carol felt from this dream and it reminds me how powerful our dreams are to help & guide us!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment valerie

    Hi..Wonderful instructive dream !!

    Last night I had many dreams but awoke with only 2 snippets.
    One was of a young boy with a key and on the wall were many compartments like you would see in a hardware store .This is where the hardware store keeps all the nuts and bolts and screws. I was not in a hardware store , it seemed like we were under a carport and the compartments were along the wall.
    As soon as I wrote this morning I thought , I need to ( and I don’t know how to say this politely but) pay attention to the nuts and bolts so I don’t get screwed !!
    However there is still this 10 year old boy dressed like a child did in the early 60’s. I did not recognize him .He had an old key on a chain and his hair looked dirty.
    Think I need to do some research like Carol did in her dream.

  • http://www.zianet.com/azima Azima

    In my dream of last night, there is a pile of disks made of red stone which feel like “stone tablets”, each of which represents part of a large stash of meney ($1 million). An old friend and fellow Sufi teacher, who in the dream works at the bank where this is, says he thinks the key to straightening things out is in Krakow. I awaken with the sense that once some glitch in the records gets straightened out, this fortune will be available to me. (My dream intention set last night was for a dream to help me straighten out my approach to personal relationship.) I can hardly wait! :-)

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Sue

    In the week after the Boulder workshop I’ve had a series of dreams that have resolved two longstanding, ongoing conflicts. In both cases I was chronically critical and negative.( and quite self righteous about it!) I used dream imagery,dream puns and re-entry journeys to see the truth. The turning point came when I let go of trying to micro-manage my night dreams and my active day dreams. I had the most gentle and loving experience of seeing myself as I really am…very transformative!

    There’s been a wonderful “trickle-down” effect into other areas of my life! Making dreaming a practice really works!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Margie

    If this were my dream, it seems like a fantastic and timely discovery. “…the point where I remembered what belongs to me and was ready to use it.” Wow! I might feel that not only can I utilize these gifts (as I have been as in wearing the robe), but they are inside of me and always have been…! Truly an amazing discovery.

    This dream reminds me of a passage from Robert’s book “Dreamgates,” which I just read before logging in here. Soul Remembering chapter describing the Star tarot card depicting an image of the Higher Self and the star shining light through the crown into her heart. Robert wrote, “The light is the gift of her truest teacher, the Higher Self, which is trying to awaken her to who she is and what she may become.” If this were my dream, I thought of jewels in the strongbox in this way. Margie

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