It’s not necessary to interpret our dreams, but interpretation is a natural side effect when we release the emotions that cause unpleasant dreams. This can mean anything that feels a little uncomfortable to full-blown nightmare scary. Unpleasant dreams are not random occurrences. They are clues that we are carrying extra baggage that’s ready to be released.
This method is very effective, relaxing, has no unpleasant side effects, and is completely free!
Start with this meditation to clear your mind: breathe in for 5 seconds, hold the breath for 5 seconds, then breathe out for 5 seconds – all breathing through the nose. Repeat this about 5 times, then return your breath to normal.
Think about the events of your dream as if they are real, and feel what emotions they evoke within you. When you can feel the emotion in your body, breathe deeply and hold it for about 10 seconds while paying attention to the feeling. Then release the breath with the intent of releasing the emotion with it.
It’s also beneficial to put forth an intention to have lucid dreams, so that the plot can be re-directed to produce a pleasant result.
If you’re experiencing frequent nightmares, especially if accompanied with screaming and/or sweating, there is a good chance that you may be suffering from hypoglycemia. Having a raw fat with protein food before bed, like a raw milkshake (raw eggs, milk, cream, unheated honey) can reduce or eliminate sugar spikes which result in unhealthily low blood sugar during the night. Also, cutting down on starchy foods and eliminating processed grains all together will encourage balanced blood sugar levels without medication.