From seeing faces you have never met, or dreaming of someone you know, but in the dream they look like another person.
Why can you remember some dreams and not others? What do they mean? Could we be dreaming of another time and place? Or are these just random thoughts that come out in our subconscious when we sleep?
Well I think at times maybe our dreams are trying to tell us something, and other times it is just random unconscious thoughts... But I tell you something.
For many years I suffered terrible night terrors. They were exhausting and frightening so I decided to do something about it. I picked up a book called ... “The Art of Dreaming” by Carlos Castaneda.
In this book he teaches you how to become lucid in your dreams. (Lucid, meaning aware you’re dreaming)
This changed my life in a huge way….
First you need to know a few things to understand what I mean.
Years ago I met this guy who I instantly disliked from the moment I saw him. I felt in my core complete hatred for this person. I am not someone who even uses that word but it really does explain how I felt. He seemed to be everywhere I was and eventually he started dating someone very close to me, which was so difficult it ended up ruining my friendship for a while.
During this time I had been having a lot of back pain. I would go and get treatments and even went to the doctors to see what was causing it but they couldn’t find anything wrong. This went on for about six years, and throughout this time I kept having this terrible nightmare over and over again.
In the dream, I am being chased down by a man who I can’t see.
He eventually catches up with me and begins to stab me in the back.
Then I would wake up, exhausted, sweating and terrified.
I had this dream for many years, along with other night terrors that I felt powerless over.
Until Carlos`s book taught me how to become lucid in my dreams and I was able to take back my power.
One night as my nightmare began to play out. I suddenly became aware that I was dreaming and could control what I was doing. So for the first time, I looked over my shoulder and saw his face.
It was him, the guy that I despised.
After waking up the next morning. I had an”Ahh Ha” moment.
It all made sense to me. I understood that this dream was in fact something that happened to me in another life.
This guy that I felt so much hatred towards was indeed the back stabber!
It sounds crazy I know, but I felt instantly clear and thought to myself that I don’t need to hate him now for something he did then. He is another person and so am I.
I let go of the anger and miraculously the pain in my back also diminished. It was gone just as was the emotion I had towards him.
Dr. Brian Weiss talks about these kinds of experiences in his book “Many Lives Many Masters”, which is also I great book. His books are about reincarnation. Through hypnosis his patients have been able to heal from anxieties and fears by uncovering past life traumas.
This is what I was able to achieve through lucid dreaming. I no longer suffer from night terrors. I confronted the monsters in those dreams and told them they have no power over me.
They disappeared, never to return again.
Now I look forward to closing my eyes and seeing where my dreams will take me.
Always open to the messages I may receive.
Sweet dreaming, Elisabeth