I watched a documentary on lucid dreaming today, and it stimulated in me a desire to start really getting to grips with my dreams - to start finding
out whether I can learn to control the process. The reason is twofold. Firstly, I dream every single night, vividly, repeatedly, and I remember much
of what I dream. Unfortunately, the dreams are often extremely negative, ranging from complex, twisting narratives in dark labyrinthine worlds, to
straight-up nightmares of the most vile & demonic sort. So the first aspect of intent is to take control over the dark side, and to prevent the
repeated immersion in such horrendous negativity. (I consider it a form of spiritual attack - I believe there may be an active black magic campaign
against me, perpetrated by some of my family, and groups connected to the family - but that's another story). The second aspect of intent in
addressing the issue of dreams, is that I hope to begin using my vivid dream capability as a source of inspiration for ongoing spiritual growth. If I
can get out of the sub-lunar nightmares, maybe I can nail down some first class guidance & personal development.
So that covers my own personal hopes as I begin to start 'dream working'. As I was considering this, I remembered a few of the very powerful dreams
I've had in times past, and I began to wonder whether anyone here at ATS might like to share an example of their own most powerful/ important dream -
what have you learned, what have you gained? Has your outlook on life changed significantly purely as the result of a particular dream? I'm
sincerely interested to hear about it - just give one example of your most potent & symbolic night-time journeys...
As a personal example, one of the most powerful dreams I ever had came as I was aged 17, and was one in which I was literally killed while dreaming -
shot three times with high calibre rounds from an Apache gunship, which had been hunting me in the ruins of a junior school here in the UK. I knew
there was nothing I could do as it circled around to point at where I was standing, strafing constantly as it turned - I felt the bullets hit my torso
- bang, bang, bang - a forceful sense of being thumped really hard each time, rather than pain - and then I fell back, fell into a soft blackness,
reality faded into nothingness. I was floating down with a sense of peace, falling asleep, then being carried aloft by unseen hands. I seemed to
fall asleep fully a moment later, and then gradually I reawakened, on the floor of a beautiful forest, in the soft twilight of evening. On the ground
in front of me was a large golden signet ring, and two magpies were hopping around nearby. (I later interpreted the signet ring to be a symbol of the
king's seal, and the magpies were interpreted according to the folk rhyme, in which two magpies stand for 'joy'..) Anyway, I stood up, and a moment
later a bright angelic being approached through the trees. He said: "You will never be persecuted again..", before leaving as quickly as he came. I
was left standing with a sense of tranquility, gratitude, and hope - I then slowly woke up, back in normal waking reality.
There are other examples, which involve apocalyptic, magical themes, but I won't include them here, as I intend for each poster to describe just one
dream, to describe it well, and to express what was learned, or what in life changed, as a direct result of the dream.
For me, in response to that particular dream, I absolutely lost all fear of death
. I grew in faith, new opportunities came my way in terms of
spirituality, I made new friends, and established my young self quite well in the world. All as a direct result of that loss of fear, and the
confidence which came to me regarding the existence of an afterlife. It's as though the very fact of knowing my soul was secure, made me better able
to bond with & grow in the world we live in.
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Please do share your dream, and share your responses to it - I honestly believe that dreams might be one of the most potent vehicles for spiritual &
personal development that exist for us a human beings.
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