This is the world of our dreams. Every sleep of our life presents a unique opportunity to access this fantastical, mystical world where quite literally anything anything could happen and generally does. Galaxies of extraordinary landscapes unfold, improbable events become commonplace, bizarre creatures are manifested, time and space become whimsical playthings and every emotion known to us is invoked, from anger to terror to ecstasy to joy and all those in between.
From earliest times dreams have fascinated us, and for good reason. They offer moments of truth that reveal something of ourselves. We can lie whilst awake, but we can’t fake our dreams.
Consider for a moment what it would be like to know yourself deeply – to know how to solve your problems and heal yourself. Wouldn’t that allow you to be more of who who are, to do more of what you want to do and have more of what you want to have? That’s the power of your dreams.
The definitive purpose of dreaming remains one of the great unsolved mysteries. The worlds of science and psychology both have their views, but no one has the absolute answer as to whether dreams are purely a physiological or a psychological necessity. They are many things, often all at once. But science has proven that they are ways of seeking solutions, maintaining our mental health, improving performance and sustaining sleep.
From my own experience I belief dreams play a more fundamental role in our lives that we have thus far given them credit for. For me, their purpose is threefold: they are a process of reorganisation of the self, a means to an understanding who we truly are and an infinite source of creativity and inspiration.
Have you ever wondered who you truly are? Do you want to tap into the extraordinary resources of energy within you? Do you want to tap into the extraordinary resources of energy within you? Do you want to live an inspired life? A fulfilled life? Do you want to know how to take the next steps? Your dreams can show you how.
Perhaps it is their bizarre and exclusive nature that makes us question their use. Or the oft-quoted refrain ‘Oh, but I never remember my dreams’ that leads us to leave this unique personal resource mostly untapped. Only when we are startled awake by a dream so vivid and powerful it cannot be ignored do we ponder its meaning or delight in telling our friends and family in the secret hope that they may be able to throw some light on this seemingly nonsensical night-time drama.
Some people do more than relate their dreams to others – they act on them. Einstein’s theory of relativity, Elias Howe’s sowing machine and Paul McCartney’s ‘Yesterday’ all came from dreams. Now it’s your turn to discover your dream genius. This book gives you step-by-step instructions on how to unlock the power of your dreaming mind, taking you on the adventure of a lifetime. It is a book to dip into a ponder as you become engaged with your night-time whisperings. Each chapter will explore exercises for enhancing the dream experience and throughout the book there will be an emphasis on simple but effective techniques to allow you to get to grips with the simple interpretation of your own dreams.
Peppered throughout are wonderful examples of dreams from personalities who are well respected in their particular field of endeavour. I am truly grateful for all those who have allowed their dreams to be included. My intention is for you to be inspired by these stories and through them to see the benefit of discovering the multi-layered dimensions of your dreams.
This book is designed to whisper to your dreaming mind, inviting it to become awake. Give yourself permission to let go into the words and let them float over you as you read. This will assist you bridging the gap between your unconscious and conscious minds.
When we go to sleep at night we may think we have absolutely no control over the visions that will unfold before our eyes. Yet, as we will discover, there is an extraordinary intelligence present, an intelligence that directs or nocturnal dramas. This nebulous being is the Dream Whisperer. This is the commanding voice that directs our dreaming attention, always navigating us towards our individual truth. It is the energy that chooses to ferry our inner knowing across the bridge from our unconscious to our conscious awareness. During the night we are mere playthings to the Dream Whisperer. It can leave us screaming, sweating, laughing, erotically satisfied and much more besides. It is a voice in all of us, encouraging that we are so much more than we can possible imagine. I invite you to reconnect to the magic of your inner being, that small whispering voice of your dreams, to experience of the wonder of daily miracles in your life.
A conscious understanding of what shows up in your dreams is essential to making them a powerful resource. You can then use that information to engage with your inner genius proactively whilst awake and program your mind more effectively while asleep. You will become your own private detective, searching your dreams for clues to you own way forward. Armed with this knowledge, you can make choices that can range from the subtle to the dramatic to improve your current situation and manifest the life you desire. If you can imagine it, you can become it.
Whatever we’re searching for, dreams hold the key. We don’t even have to be asleep! We can access dream solutions whilst awake, and I will show you how. My intention in these pages is to fire your imagination and curiosity and help you reconnect with your dreams.
My experiences as a shaman and hypnotist have given me a unique insight into the way dreams can be analysed and processed. The shamans of South America and many others believe we dream our world into being. For them, the world we live in is a direct result of our consensual dreaming. To change our reality we need to be brave enough to dream new dreams. This book will lead you through the process of unlocking the secrets of your inner psyche and using what you learn to transform your daily life.