How to Have Amazing Past Life Dreams

incubate a dream

Do you want to have amazing past life dreams? When you ask your dreams for answers or information, we call that “incubating a dream.” It’s the process of opening yourself up to engage with the unconscious with a specific purpose. This could be for past life recall, figuring out what is blocking you, advice from Spirit on how to solve a problem, or anything at all really. You could even discover the meaning of life!

Incubating a dream is a normal practice that anyone can do that lots of native animists grew up with. We are not separate from the spirit world, nor are we “blocked” from our feminine ways of knowing. Our dreams are the bridge between our conscious and unconscious. It’s the doorway from the masculine to the feminine. If you ignore it, you lose a great guide! If you participate with your dreams, you can skyrocket your intelligence, satisfaction, happiness, and resourcefulness. It’s like having a personal secret weapon.

Now, this process is more effective if you are skilled in meditation and you know how to quiet the mind. If that’s not you, I’d suggest that you cultivate that skill first. Meditation empties the mind and creates space for information to come in. It removes the chatter so that you can see and hear that information clearly. If you can’t do that yet, your results may vary.

Before you go to bed, muse upon what it is you want to know then say something like “Show me the incident from my past that is most impacting my life now.” I say “muse” because you don’t want to think about it. It’s not a left brain process. If you could retrieve it from your conscious mind, you would have that information already. You have to open the door with your imagination.

“Imagination” doesn’t mean falseness or stories. It is not imaginary or made up, but imaginal, meaning you can see it. This is a right brained process. It’s about letting go. So let the pictures, smells, sounds, and memories seep into your brain in the form of symbols and pictures.

Be sure that your intention is clear. “Show me a past life” is not all that useful. How would you distinguish that from any other dream? Something like “Show me what I am doing to stay stuck in this job” is a great intention. It puts you in the driver’s seat because you are the one who can solve the problem. If you think it’s the economy or hiring freezes, there is nothing you can do to change that. Incubating a dream won’t give you a solution to the economy. It can tell you to buff up your resume, where to go to put yourself in contact with someone who can help you, or show you how your attitude is making the situation bad.

Hitting on the right question can sometimes erase the need to ask it. So spend time musing. Keep it fun-loving and light – especially when the situation is dark and gloomy. The darkness keeps us small and scared. Play and curiosity opens up possibilities.

I’ve had a dream journal since 1995. I looked back at it just yesterday where I incubated a dream five years ago on an issue that I still had up until recently. The dream gave me the same mind blowing answer that finally resolved it for me. If I had only listened and paid attention then, I could have moved on much sooner.

Sometimes your questions come before you’re ready for the answers. If that happens, give yourself grace. Insight and action happen when it’s time.

Everything becomes easier with practice. Think of this like wearing a path. The more you tread it, the easier it is to follow. If you’re serious about creating a relationship with your dreams, write them down. Ask questions of your unconscious regularly. When we talk to people who aren’t listening, we stop talking. So listen to the answers.

We’re physical beings with a spiritual core. Our dreams are the one way our Spirit speaks to us. When we integrate that into our being, we become the fantastic, powerful beings that we are.

Dreams: The Free Spiritual Development Tool We All Have

Dreams: The Free Spiritual Development Tool We All Have

Want a free spiritual development tool? You’ve got it. It’s dreams! Yep. Before there were Bibles, monasteries, or rituals, we all had dreams.

Freud called dreams “the royal road to the unconscious” meaning the hidden part of yourself. Jung felt dreams were the way to tap into the collective unconscious, which is  the hidden parts of all of humanity. I believe that dreams are a part of  the universal unconscious, which is the Oneness to which we all belong. As such, it’s a most profound free spiritual development tool.

Dreams Allow Us to Create

We’re all creators of reality. Unfortunately, most of us create from our unconscious. We create from fear, so the things we see in our lives are dark, violent, and not affirming. When we create from our conscious hearts, we create things that help us to flourish, love, and prosper. This spreads love to others as well. Consequently, the world around us becomes more healthy and beautiful.

How many times have you been underneath a clear night sky and not looked up? How many times did you miss seeing the brilliant sunlight on a dewy flower? I bet you noticed the guy cutting you off in traffic and the person who didn’t hold open the door for you when your arms were full though. We can choose what to pay attention to – both in our waking world and the sleeping world. When you see beauty with your eyes open,, you’ll see beauty when you close your eyes.

Through Dreams We Can Speak to Our Spirit Guides

We all have spirit guides. Some are our helping ancestors. Some are animals. Our guides could also be angels or helping friends. They try to speak with us all the time, but there is a veil between our world and theirs. Communication is not always easy. However, in our dreams we can see and hear them – IF we pay attention.

How many times do you wake with a wonderful dream only to forget it five minutes later? Linger in bed. Allow yourself time to bring all the parts together, then write them down. Write down the events, the feelings, and what you think it all meant. But that’s not enough. You also have to do something with it. If you think that your dreams are telling you to slow down, slow down! If you think your dreams are telling you to get a check up, follow through.

If you had something to say to someone who wasn’t listening, you’d give up after a while, wouldn’t you? So do your spirit helpers. When this happens, you end up with what I call fluffy dreams. These are like the static on an old fashioned tv when you change the channels. They are meaningless images that help your brain process the garbage of the day. While these are necessary for healthy life, they aren’t spiritual messages. If you want spiritual messages, you have to participate in the process.

Dreams Help Us to See Ourselves

Most people don’t really know what they look like. Our eyes look outward, so we have to get to know ourselves through what is reflected back to us. Unfortunately, for most of us, this means we rely on the good opinion of others for our self worth. That’s NOT what I am suggesting because it’s false and gives us no control. To get a more realistic view of your inside, look at your dreams.

Events, people, and places in our dreams are a reflection of us. If someone is gluttonous, it’s a sign that we are. If you see cowardice, look for that somewhere your own life. When you see beauty, know that it is within you. What about nightmares? Well, those are most often a sign that we are not paying attention so our unconscious is screaming to get us to see what we’re ignoring.

While you can ask a professional, or even a friend, to help you figure out what a dream is trying to say, the best method is to develop this skill for yourself. The problem with asking a professional or consulting a dream dictionary is that your dreams reflect back your own vocabulary. Here’s what I mean. Imagine that my favorite book when I was a child was Lord of the Flies. In that book, when someone has the conch, he’s supposed to have the respect and attention of everyone else so that he can speak. So the conch becomes my symbol for authority and respect. However, to someone else conchs might be food or be a symbol for the Caribbean. That would lead me completely off track. That leads me to the next benefit.

Dreams Teach Us to Trust Our Intuition

When we tune into our dreams, our intuition gets stronger. Our waking hunches become more trustworthy too so we avoid veering off track and head towards growth more easily. We’re not always all that conscious when we are awake. An easy way to overcome that is to become more conscious of our sleeping messages. With such a reliable and patient teacher as our dreams, why would you not volunteer as a student?

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