It is said that we are fated to live the dreams that we do not remember. This is certainly borne out by the experiences of many magical practitioners. The practice of dream remembrance and interpretation is a powerful form of magic, and one definitely worth studying.
The Magic of Dreams
The magic of dreams, the power of dreams, is there for the taking if people would but seek to remember their dreams. But even those who remember their dreams often don't believe them or act on them ... to their own detriment.
As Ebenezer Scrooge said to the ghost of Jacob Marley: "You may be a bit of undigested beef, a blob of mustard, a crumb of cheese. Yes. There's more gravy than of grave about you."
Nope, Scrooge certainly didn't see the power of dreams, at least not early in the movie. But dreams have many powers and purposes. Aside from the everyday dreams that are just rehashes of our everyday life, dreams can be:
- messages from our higher selves or guides
- a movie of future events that have yet to occur
- answers to problems we have been puzzling over
- foretelling of opportunities to which we should remain alert
- warning messages telling us what to avoid
In other words, the power of dreams lies in their ability to share information that is not otherwise available to our normal five senses. That is the magic of dreams. More importantly, that magic is available to us with very little effort ... a lot less effort than many forms of magical practice.
The Power of Dreams--Remembrance
The first step in accessing the power of dreams is to remember them. Edgar Cayce, the healer, gave many readings on the power of dreams. He also had recommendations on how people could more easily remember dreams. His suggestions included:
- As you are falling asleep, tell yourself that you will remember your dream when you awaken in the morning
- Keep a notebook by your bed and if you awaken during the night, jot down any bits and fragments of your dreams. Reread them in the morning and try to recollect the dream as fully as possible.
- Discuss your dreams with others. Some find the stimulus of conversation to be useful in remembering more of a dream.
Remembering a dream is the first step to accessing the power of dreams. Start this practice now. In future ezines, we will discuss how to interpret dreams and how to act upon them for your benefit. For now, take the power of dreams seriously and your dreams will reward your efforts.
And ... as always, have magical fun with your practice!
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