The First Step To Dreamwork
Since ancient times, Dreamwork has always been a popular spiritual practice. In history, there will be many accounts of such practices, whether it be a mystic getting an ominous dream to forewarn one of the future or whether it be a transformation of character through the guidance of a dream’s messages.
What Is It?
Dreamwork involves deciphering the unconscious to create links between the conscious with our dreams. This can look like many things, from understanding patterns existing in your life to the foreshadowing of what your subconscious senses to exploring what your subconscious knows but you don’t.
This also involves understanding how our emotions and memories affect us to instigate healing wounded parts of ourselves. Many people will also use dreams to connect to their spirit guides, ancestors or passed loved ones depending on their belief system.
Gather, Note & Collect
Record your dreams. This can be done, by making a voice recording of what you experienced as soon as you wake up. One can write down important thoughts or symbols that they sat. Some people even prefer to draw certain aspects of their dream. This record will come in handy later like a personal dictionary.
Moreover, it is advised by people to sit and give themselves time to recall the dream if they’ve forgotten it by the time they wake up. Some people use a trick where instead of any imagery they focus on how the dream made them feel. These emotions can then trigger an association that is relevant in the present or bring back the forgotten dream to their mind.
Interestingly, some people prefer to hold a specific intention or prayer before sleeping to receive guidance on a particular matter.
Now Sift Through
Now that you have information, you can see where it overlaps, shifts or even hides to understand its purpose. Some people choose to look through reference books and online. Take your time in understanding the story that is told.