Category Archives: Joy

How a Dream about Swinging Means Everything is Going to be Okay

When we have positive dreams, it’s confirmation that we’re on the right path, with the right vision, with the right energy, doing the right thing.

Flying dreams are one of my favourites, when they’re positive.

Nothing beats the sensation of soaring above tree tops.

Last night, in my dream, I wasn’t flying but I may as well have been.

I was on an enormous swing, tied to an enormous tree, and when I got the swing going I would fly a kilometre into the air. I could spin and circle down and flip by pulling on the ropes in different ways. It felt amazing and I kept repeating it over and over.

Then someone joined me. We could now do new tricks as a team which added a whole new layer of excitement. People were watching from below and were amazed at what we were doing. It was fabulous!

This dream has a specific meaning for me because there was a time when I was having recurring dreams about swinging but I could never enjoy it because someone with a lot of jealousy would stop me. I grew up with having to deal with a lot of jealousy. It’s one of the most insidious of all negative emotions. My fear of what a jealous person would do to me used to stop me from living my best life. But not any more.

The work I did to break cycles of violence in my family of origin has been so successful that the next generation no longer needs to carry that burden. This dream of swinging safely in the air, soaring above trees, flipping and diving and spinning, had so much Joy and excitement in it.

Now I can bring that Joy & Excitement into my day-to-day life. What amazing bounties & blessings are flowing into my life now? I’m so grateful for all that I have and all that I am.

Positive Dream About Receiving a Gift

15 September 2017

In the dream, a guy and I are walking outside of a building to a yard where he has a collection of special items which he treasures. He shows me one and it’s beautiful. I tell him that. He picks it up and shows me details of it. It’s sort of like a music box with a very detailed scene on the top with figurines. He tells me that he bought it for me as he uses the tip of his fingers to polish in a few spots. Somehow it feels like the most special gift I’ve ever received and I tell him thank you. I love it.

When we turn to walk back he puts his arm around me and I put mine around him. I feel so close to him right there.

My analysis: Sometimes positive dreams come as a reminder of the good times so that it is easier to call this to mind when something comes up in the day which makes it easy to forget.

In this case. the dream is reminding me that sometimes the very simplest of gifts can  have a huge impact and be very meaningful. Gifts in a dream are symbols for gifts of character in real life. A music box is something which plays music and lifts the spirit. So the dream is reminding me to notice how sharing of gifts, of skills, in relationships can lift the spirit.

What I can do is think about what relationships in my life can be uplifted and how I can share my inner gifts with others to bring joy.

Sometimes a positive dream like this shows up to remind you of something you are really good at because you will need those skills for what is coming up next.

What is a positive dream you’ve had lately? Can you think of how it applies to a gift you have in real life? Please share your comments below!

Dream: Getting High

02 September 2017

In the dream, I was visiting friends, sitting on a couch watching TV. Someone brought out a bong and some weed and we all started smoking it. I watched how the others inhaled through their mouth & nose and then copied them. They passed it all around and then re-filled it and were going to pass it around again but then someone from next door banged on the door telling us we were being too noisy and to go to bed.

I just sat there on the couch, feeling really high, watching the TV.

A friend who is dressed as a police officer in the dream comes over and she was high too. She flopped on the couch and we started laughing together.

My analysis:

Getting high in a dream is a metaphor for going to high states of mind or being. In real life, it’s not advisable to use any sort of stimulant to alter the mind and perception, nor is it recommended to become attached to any material object or person. It’s also always wise to practice living within the bounds of moderation in all things. So in real life, smoking weed is not the ideal way to “get high.”

But in the dream it is the perfect metaphor for rising above the limiting conditions of this world and getting to a positive state of mind.

The dream is saying that I can get myself to a really high state of mind and be comfortable with it. I join in with a group so that also means that I can be in an uplifted and elevated state of mind with others as well.

This is about having a positive perspective and arising above challenges & limitations in day-to-day living.

Preparing For March 2018 in September 2017 – 6 Month Countdown to a 19-Day Fast

07 September 2017

Every year, since I was 14 I’ve participated in a 19-Day Fast in March.¬†IMG_0874

Many people around the world participate in this Fast from the age of 15 – 70 but when I was 14 I was so eager to begin that I couldn’t wait and so I gave it a try a year earlier than most. The aim is to avoid food & drink from sunrise to sunset for 19 days. The only year I didn’t participate fully was when I was nursing in 2005. This is a time for turning away from material & physical realms and focusing on the spiritual & non-physical realms.

Last year, I fasted for a short time but then a terrible sinus infection prevented me from continuing because it required a doctor’s attention and she recommended a strong prescription which prevented me from fasting for the full 19 days.

The 19-Day Fast is one of my favourite times of year and I regard it with a lot of reverence and Joy. When I couldn’t Fast, I felt disappointed and grieved at the missed opportunity.

It is such a refreshing time of revitalizing and cleansing and improves my digestion to a high degree. This year I have been feeling some stomach pains which I haven’t felt in about a decade and I think some of it is in part due to not Fasting for the full 19 days in 2017. My digestive system did not get the rest and recovery which it has grown accustomed to annually.

So this year, I’m not waiting until February to begin preparing for the Fast in March. I’m beginning today!

You may be asking yourself – What does this have to do with Dreamwork?

Well, for one thing, I tend to have very interesting dreams during the Fast and that is a Joy to look forward to but the other thing is that my dreams in the past two weeks have been bringing to my attention some things which impacted me last year which resulted in my getting sick and missing out on the Fast.

17098232_1284727091563540_5863020544575042061_nWhen I realized this is what my dreams were telling me, I decided to write about it today. In this way, I can turn my gaze towards March 2018 and be well prepared for a very happy and successful Fast with full and complete heath.

Stay tuned for more to come!