We are always evolving in our lives, and likely healing from something. We may have a fear of trying something new. Or we may be wounded from an incident that took place in our childhood. When we live consciously and recognize that we have internal injuries to heal, we may find that healing takes place in a variety of ways. One of those ways is while we are sleeping.
When we’re dreaming, our subconscious mind sometimes works to decipher problems that we may grapple with consciously. Have you ever gone to sleep with a problem only to wake up with a solution on your mind? If so, you’ve experienced the power that dreaming can unleash. Your dreams may also help you to heal from internal wounds that cripple you in your daily life.
So how do you know if you have a healing dream? You may notice the following characteristics.
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—You wake up with a new understanding of a problem that you’ve grappled with. You may suddenly understand why things happened in your life in a whole new way. You may no longer be confused about something that has long confused you.
—You dream about a past incident that hurt you, except in the dream there is a different ending that is less harmful to you. While we cannot change the past, we can change the past’s effect on us through our dreams.
—You dream about a past incident in which someone hurt you, except in the dream they explain why they did what they did or they apologize. In our dreams, we may gain insight into others’ actions. In some cases, we may actually pick up on the fact that a person who has hurt us is sorry for their actions.
—You dream of yourself doing something that you never were able to do before, or that you didn’t think it was possible for you to do.
—You dream about a situation in which you made a mistake in the past. However, in the dream, you make a different choice.
Healing dreams let us know that we have done the inner work that is necessary to change our inner world, which in effect, will change our outer world. Once you have a healing dream, know that your life will change for the better in the near future. In fact, you can expect changes probably within about three months, or a season. When your inner world is transformed, your outer world can’t help but go along for the ride.
Working with your dreams can be a powerful form of healing and change. It an also help you to gain clarity about your life.
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