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Dream guides can support life changes

Dream guides

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In this final of the 3-part series exploring how dreams can help you achieve goals, we look at how dream guides can support life changes, and how asking dreams for help can reveal insights we may never have otherwise considered.

Look for Dream Guides: when making a commitment to change in your life, you start to live more consciously and adjust old habitual behaviour.  At times such as these it can feel like you are all alone, stepping into a new territory that you don’t understand.  As you are vulnerable, but also acting with bravery, your subconscious may provide friendly figures in your dreams to guide and reassure you.  Like the hero at the start of a great quest, you may be visited in your dreams by a wise elder, talking animals, beautiful or mysterious people, or an innocent child.  You may even see long lost friends or departed loved ones who come to offer support, advice or even gifts.  Pay attention to what they say or offer, it can be very helpful.  And even if they don’t say anything particularly wise, rest assured that their very presence is encouragement that the life path you are starting is worth continuing along.

Like the hero at the start of a great quest, you may be visited in your dreams by a wise elder, talking animals, beautiful or mysterious people, or an innocent child.

Ask dreams for help:  Your subconscious mind is great at finding patterns, making connections, and in general helping to solve problems that you may struggle with while awake.  If achieving your goals seems difficult, try consciously asking your dreams for help.  Focus on a clear question such as “how do I avoid snacking between meals” or “how can I schedule my time better to have an hour to read my son a bedtime story?”  Then either write this question down and read it before bed, or just focus on it as you go to sleep.  Ask your dreams to provide an answer.  You will be surprised what comes up when you do!  Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see an immediate solution, it may take some time to recognise what your subconscious is trying to reveal.  But with time and patience, it should.

Finally, enjoy your dreams! All this reflecting and discipline can be tiring.  If you are exerting your will frequently in waking life, don’t be afraid to relax occasionally too.  Not every dream has to be about deep internal change.  Let yourself off the hook from time to time, and simply enjoy your dreams.  Look out for dreams of flying, swimming or running with great freedom, dreams of beautiful places or exciting journeys.  These kind of dreams remind you why you are going through this process – and it is a process, that there is great satisfaction and enjoyment in life to be had by achieving your goals.  By focusing on the struggle all the time, it easy to forget the reward.  Let your dreams remind you of the fun and freedom life can have, and carry this happiness with you through-out the day.

For more information about dreams and harnessing the power of the subconscious, please visit The Dream Well

If you have a specific question you would like to ask your dreams, consulting The Dream Oracle can help you create your own personal dream ritual and help interpret the results.



Amy Campion is a writer, speaker, workshop facilitator and dream coach who works globally with people using their dreams, intuition, imagination and consciousness. She is the founder of The Dream Well, a website dedicated to helping people understand and become experts of their own dreams. She also runs an online course on sacred dreaming, which includes lucid dreaming, shamanism, Tibetan dream yoga, dream incubation and a variety of other approaches. Amy holds the following qualifications: BA (Hons) Comm Arts, Post Grad Cert (Strategic Foresight), Member IASD (International Association of the Study of Dreams).