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Dream Gates

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.

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