Daily Dream Diary

October 30, 2016

Sometimes I dream of images and scenarios which remind me of Ocean’s 11. I watched that movie so long ago and all I recall of it was a lot of people talking about something only some people knew about and it was all covert and illegal.

That’s the kind of dream I had last night.

My waking life feels like that too.

Busy, wearing a lot of different hats, looking forward to a lot of great things.

The problem in the movie, and the dream, and real life, is this feeling that if I take a step and it is misunderstood that bad things can happen to me or others I care about.

It’s where trust comes in. Taking action trusting in the best possible outcome for everyone involved.

 

My Dream of Road Construction & Google Solutions

26 October 2017

22730447_10159632287070595_2895142373268570424_nDreaming about construction is such an awesome metaphor for change. We have the long-term vision of the improvements and how things will be when the construction is done but the present is messy, confusing, complex and unclear.

Road construction forces drivers to slow down, to become conscious of where they are at and where they are going. Sometimes road construction requires detours and drivers discover new parts of the city they’ve never seen before.

In my construction dream, I was at home just doing my thing and a woman approached me with a print out of a map. She was trying to get somewhere in the city using a print out of a map from online but things have changed since her print out and she didn’t know where to go.

I used my phone to go to Google Maps and showed her where we are and put in the address to where she wanted to go. It wouldn’t be straight forward, I told her, because of the construction. But we can print out this new map and she should be fine.

She was grateful and I went inside to print out the map while she studied the image on the phone.

In another part of the dream I was on an elevator and someone had buzzed my door wanting to come in. He was from the Middle East, and I thought he might be a Baha’i. When I asked him questions though he wouldn’t answer them thoroughly. I decided to trust him anyway and went down to let him in.

Someone was with me telling me I shouldn’t be so trusting and they thought I was a little bizarre to be so trusting but I told them, don’t worry, it’ll be fine.

So what I can do with a dream like this is think about where in my life there is a lot of construction and that is clear to me right away. Then I can have confidence in my ability to get to where I want to go and to even help others get to where they want to go.

When I trust myself and others then everything works well.

Is there an area in your life where you are building something new? Constructing something in your relationships with your spouse? Children? Colleagues?

The key is to know where you are and where you want to go and then be open to change and detours along the way having full confidence you will reach your intended destination.

Applying the Positives of a Dream to Real Life

18 July 2017

Lately I’ve been having so many positive dreams I can’t even keep up with them all!

I’ve been dreaming about finding things I’ve lost; recovering things that have been water-logged but finding they aren’t damaged; arriving at destinations I’ve longed to visit; meeting people I’ve desired to meet; attending concerts of my favourite musicians and the list goes on and on.

So the positive message is for me to just keep driving forward in the direction I want to go, confidently using the skills I’ve developed and anticipating the best possible outcome/future.

Each day, I just do some reflecting and meditating in the morning, set my intention for the day, move confidently forward and then at the end of the day I do some quiet reflections on the things I’m grateful for and just appreciate life.

From a dream last night I learned that virtues of Nobility, Grace and Forbearance are strong in me and with these I can continue moving forward in the direction of my goals.

Have you experienced very positive dreams before? What qualities showed up in the dream that helped inspire you to move forward? Please leave your dream in the comment section below. Dreams come through an individual but do not “belong” to anyone. They are meant for sharing so a whole community can learn from the messages of the dreams.

Dream: Plant With an Invisible Fungus & Analysis

17 July 2017

In the dream, I was working in a greenhouse. I found a shrub-like plant with a fungus which was killing the plant. I tried cutting the infected leaves back, then the branches, but eventually there was just a few small stems coming from the soil and I was thinking it needed to be isolated from others. If it didn’t improve after this quarantine then I would toss it in the compost pile. When I was putting it aside a person in a car drove up and asked me what I was doing. I explained and they agreed it was the right thing to do and then we returned to the work station. The energy of this person was malignant. They were nice on the outside but something was odd about them. It seemed that they didn’t want me over in that other area, as though there were something there which they didn’t want me to find.

Analysis:

A plant in a dream is about growth. The invisible fungus is something which destroys the growth of a plant in an unseen way. In real life, the things which affect growth are negative comments, criticism & back-biting. They can zap the life out of a project or initiative without ever being seen.

In this dream, I realized there was no hope for the plant. The disease had taken over completely and it was time to let it go. Interestingly, when I threw out the plant then a person showed up who also appeared to be diseased and malignant. In other words, they had the willful intention to do harm.

The solution to a dream like this and when dealing with a person in real life who is like a diseased plant is to trust yourself when it is time to let go of a project or when its time to let go of a job or a relationship. People who have allowed their egos to completely over-take them so-much-so that they are okay with willfully hurting another human being are not good to be around. Detach and stay Empowered. Whatever issues may arise after the change, it is better than staying in a diseased environment and letting yourself get exposed to those toxic ways.

My Dream of Getting High & How I Become Friends With Negative Emotions After Watching a Scary Movie

20 October 2017

Last night I did something that I haven’t done in a long time and which I knew would elicit a large degree of fear: I went to watch a horror movie with my daughter and a friend. They told me not to worry I would be fine but I told them every time I watch a horror movie I have nightmares. But I like working with nightmares because they give a script for overcoming fear and releasing really positive energy in life so I was willing to give it a go.

The movie we were watching was IT with the clown who chases children and can shapeshift into their worst nightmarish fears. Positioned between my daughter and my friend, within 4 minutes of the opening scene I found myself pulling my hoodie over my eyes and looking away. Within 7 minutes I had my headphones on and was listening to entirely different music, staring at the exit sign wondering if I should sit still and wait it out or go back to the lobby. I decided to stick it out and just listened to music for the next 2 hours and 15 minutes occasionally looking at the action happening on the bottom 1/10th of the screen which I could see if I tilted my head a certain way.

So I sat through the movie that way paying hardly any attention to the horror which was right before me which was largely invisible and inaudible to me except for the soul-shaking shrieks which filled the theatre.

In that way, I survived “watching” the only horror movie I’ve experienced since 1999.

Did I have a nightmare? … I did NOT!

I was ready for it but no instead I dreamed about getting high on pot for hours on end with friends in a room.

Yeah. That was my dream. Just smoking joints with friends in a room and getting more and more high by the minute. Later in the dream I went looking for something and I found Steve Martin in a room. He was emptying out his office and just throwing everything out. I joined him in dumping books, binders and papers into the trash.

What is getting high a metaphor for?

Its a metaphor for raising above challenges and issues. So my dream of getting high right after getting freaked out at a horror movie was about my own ability now to cope with negative experiences which I used to have to avoid.

Not everyone is too interested in doing things they know will bring out strong negative emotions but the thing with change and transformation is that the best way to get to the change is to do exactly that! By becoming friends with and embracing the negative emotions then change can occur.

The negatives are not to be avoided. They are to be embraced like a friend.

In that way, the negative can be processed and let go of and new strengths and skills can be developed.

So it’s not something I would do all the time, going to a scary movie just to listen to a playlist in my headphones, but now I know if the opportunity arises I have options and I also know I won’t necessarily get nightmares the way I used to. It’s pretty cool.