Have you ever wondered if your dreams are linked to your Destiny?

We spend about 1/3rd of our lives asleep and a fair chunk of our time asleep is populated with our dreams.

Of that time we may have a few “big dreams” that are related to our Sacred Purpose that can give us guidance, that we should heed. Other dreams may also be significant, but on a more mundane level!

So how do we distinguish between the normal filing kind of dream, in which nothing of any great note occurs and those that are truly portentous?

Often just by paying attention and starting a dream journal, these more significant dreams can be called forth. Like everything in life, when we pay attention to something and offer it greater reverence, it often magically shifts, allowing new insights, inklings or miracles to occur. So if you have never tried dream journaling and want to learn more about what the Divine is up to in shaping your life, then that is one of my first suggestions.

• Buy a journal and mark it “Dream journal.” Write down its purpose on the inside cover and what you hope to achieve by having it. Have a dedication ceremony and sign your declaration to honour yourself & your dreams.

• You can also keep some notes of events, thoughts and feelings which were occurring when you bought it, plus any significant dreams that seem to be linked, thus combining a spiritual journal with the dreams.

• Be sure to choose something that you feel chimes in with your unconscious mind, or that draws an emotion or feeling, rather than just a cheap notebook. Like everything in life, what you value and show reverence for, will in some way reflect this back to you and your World.

Every time I have ever chosen to do this, or been guided to do so, the same thing happens. Dreams show up in my life that seem to be laden with guidance and offer me support and nurturance even if externally, life seems chaotic.

As all great mystics and Spiritual seekers know, life can be chaotic externally, especially at times of expansion into your greater Soul self. However, it’s no reason to lose the plot internally when you have help and guidance of why it may be occurring. That’s not to say it’s always comfortable. However, having a strong Spiritual connection and working on your inner landscapes can bring a new slant and beauty to your waking life that many are completely unaware of!

Here are some ideas and prompts for you in working with your dreams!

• Before you fall asleep, ask for guidance on an area of your life that is important for you right now.

• You can even record the question and request guidance on paper.

• If you use astrology be aware of your transits and cycles-or if you’re not, get a consultation from someone you trust, to help you understand what’s happening at the unconscious level through your birth chart.

• When you wake, replay the dream in your mind so that you catch it all and record it as soon as you can.

• Keep a torch, paper and pen by the bed-you can transfer the information later to your journal.

• Note what key emotion(s) or charge, were associated with the dream, as this is very important.

• Was the dream in colour or black and white?

• What was the dream about and who/what did you recognise in it? Remember symbolism is key.

• Write down the key events, themes and images.

• What Archetypes showed up in your dream?

• What message(s) or feeling(s) did you receive from the dream?

Once you have all this information, start to relate it to the question or issue you have been working with. Examine whether the dream affords a quick answer-often they do and there is no great need for lengthy interpretations. Other times you may need to work on the dream and tease out what each symbol or key event means for you. Once you have an answer, reflect on what action you need to take next! This way you are showing your Higher Self that you can be guided and will indeed follow your inner guidance. If this is in conflict with others, or even with your own rational mind, you can be sure it is worth exploring and following.

Over the next few days, be alert to any further guidance and record this in your journal. By doing this you become aware of your dream life and see how it can add greater meaning to daily events and people who show up in your World. Coincidences may multiply and synchronicities often seem to occur when I do this!

Write a summary of the findings and then once you feel this is complete you can move onto a new topic.

Review this on a regular basis and keep your spiritual journals, dream journal and birth charts together, as you may want to cross reference them at turning points in your life. This may be a time when you have a “big dream” or receive any new revelations about your life purpose. Often the bigger picture needs time to form the beautiful mosaic, like the jigsaw that it is. You become bigger by working at this level, allowing the richness of the Divine’s hand to show up and guide you in your life! Plus you are able to see the beauty of all life and your unique role in a new light!

Although you may not want to do this all the time, setting aside short periods when you can have extra sleep or reflection, may be beneficial and allow your creativity and Destiny to blossom in ways you might never have imagined!

Gill Potter Book CoverGill Potter is the author of Sacred Paths Entwined. Gill works with clients worldwide using astrology and archetypes to know more about their life path and purpose. Contact Gill at gill@joyfulsteps.com for more information.

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