SPIRITUAL DREAMING AND DREAM DEVELOPMENT
Dreams are a gateway into the Spiritual World and allow us to receive guidance and communications from the Spirits and Entities on the other side. Dreams can also help us to grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally and morally to become different people. Dreams have a deep impact on our minds and can be used to create change, but also as a gateway into the Spiritual Realms.
Dreaming is one of the many Spiritual Faculties or Abilities that one may possess. I am sure that many of you have already heard, known or maybe even expierenced cases in which a dream was a premonition to some event that was to occur, or predicted something significant for the individual who had the dream, and sometimes others.
Many know the practice of getting winning lotto numbers from a dream. This is something that is practiced and held true within many different cultures throughout the world. This is another case in which dreams are messages, trips or revelations from the Spiritual world.
There is also the ability to spiritually travel (astral travel) within one’s dreams to find out significant information, reveal the future, understand some past event, or to do some other work on the other side, or in the Spiritual World. This is another spiritual ability or faculty that can be developed by developing one’s spiritual gifts.
God, the Ancestors, the Dead, the Spiritual Guides, Misterios and Saints have all been known at one time or another to communicate to people via dreams. In fact, it is one of the most important and significant ways in which they relay messages to us. Sometimes these dreams are very direct and easy to comprehend. At other times, these dreams can difficult to understand and may need some interpretation.
The first thing to build up yourself and your spiritual dreaming ability is to recognize it’s importance in the first place. Secondly is to attain a dream journal. You must write down all your dreams as soon as you wake up in the morning. This is important, because it will reinforce the first thing, and secondly it will give you an important record that you can refer back to at any time and point.
Physically writing it is also important, as it will allow the significance to sink into you. When you first awaken in the morning, do not speak to anyone. Do not get out of bed. Have your dream journal next to your bed, with a pen, before going to bed. Immediately write down your dream. This is very important. Then you can write the date at the bottom.
You can start using your dream journal right away, even before following all of the other steps below. Because the faster you begin using it, the better your ability to remember your dreams and remember them clearly will become.
Thirdly, it is very important to get proper rest. You will not be able to dream properly, if you do not sleep properly. This is because your body needs to recuperate itself fully before it can dedicate other energy into dreaming. So make sure that you are getting the proper amount of sleep that you need.
Fourthly, it is very very important that you keep yourself and the room where you sleep spiritually clean. Keeping the environment with a High Current, or Vibration, will make it easier for the Spirits to communicate with you. Spiritually cleansing the room by sprinkling Florida water around the room, and incensing the room out with frankincense before bed is good way to do this.
Fifth, it important thing is that you don’t sleep with the tv/radio or other electrical devices on. This does not allow the mind to properly rest and get the deep sleep that you need in order for your body to repair itself optimally. Also the information from the tv/radio may seep into your dreams and cause confusion in the dream.
Once you have done all the above, you have everything set into place for success.
When it comes to dreaming, it is important to recognize that not all dreams will be spiritually significant. Some dreams are just the mind clearing itself out of all the negativity, garbage and other unnecessary information our brains are carrying. A spiritually significant dream is often very vivid. The dream seems real.
So real in fact, that sometimes you may wake up and question whether or not it really happened. Also a spiritually significant dream may directly let you know, in one way or another, that it is a message from the spiritual world.
Also, there will be times when the meaning is very direct and clear. Yet, there will also be times where it will need to be interpreted, and the meaning or message is not clear. Sometimes symbols will be used and you must interpret the symbolism given during the dream. It is important to understand that many times symbolism in a dream is very personal. It is best to understand the dream by thinking of what the different symbols mean to you.
Sometimes it will be a while before you understand the message behind the dream. If it is very confusing, I suggest using the technique with Santa Clara given below. However, you may also want to forget about it for a few days to a week and return to it later. This should be done first, because often times given a little time, the meaning of the dream will come to us. Or another dream will come to clarify the first one.
There are many techniques and practices that we use to clarify and enhance dreaming.
First and one of the most popular is to petition St. Claire, or Santa Clara, for clarity. this is done with a glass of water, an egg white and a white candle. It is also good to have an image of St. Claire and her prayer. The glass should be clear and free of any markings, indentations or designs.
The first thing is to have all of your materials together. Light your white candle and say the Prayer to St. Claire. (Her Prayer is at the bottom of this post for you) Make your petition asking for clarity. As you make your petition, put the white of one egg into the glass of water. Continue to ask St. Claire to give you clarity in your dreams and to help you understand your dreams better.
Let the candle burn out then go to bed. The glass with the egg white should be near your bed, like on a night stand. You can dispose of in three days by tossing this outside.
Another technique to increase the quantity and quality of your dreams that is popular is to take a glass of water and put a square of camphor in it. Then place this under your bed, where the head lies. This should be replaced once a week. Also lighting a candle and speaking to St. Claire while preparing this is a very good idea.
Giving one self a series of Spiritual Cleansing baths will also help enhance dreaming and is recommended to do regularly anyway. It is always good to keep oneself spiritually clean. A simple spiritual cleansing bath is often enough to enhance one’s ability to dream.