Dreams are the manifestation of the emotions we predominantly hold in our vibration, and if we find our dreams to be unpleasant, we can improve them and improve our lives.
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.
When dealing with anger, depression, fear, stress or anxiety, it’s important to get ourselves to a good place before saying or doing anything that may evoke regret. Once we can attain a calm mind and deep breath, the words and actions we choose will be much more productive.
The key is to stay present with our thoughts. When we notice any uncomfortable or painful emotion, it benefits us to stop what we are doing, and immediately focus awareness on the breath.
From there, the breathing can be slowed and deepened, bringing mental activity back under conscious control and turning emotion into inspiration. To perform this alchemy, keep the lips together, face relaxed, and breathe deeply and lightly through the nose, all the way to the bottom of the abdomen. Think about the breath filling from your pelvic floor, upward. After the abdomen expands fully, allow the breath to move up the sides of the spine and into the chest. On the exhale, release the breath from the chest first, then down the sides of the spine, and finally release it from the abdomen, contracting the abdominal muscles gently to get the last little breath of air out.
After about three breaths, the mind should be more focused. Now, while continuing this breath, allow the mind to identify any tension in the body and gently release it. This may take one to thirty more breaths. Do this until you feel relieved of mental stress and muscular contraction.
From this new perspective the perceiver is open to information that can be used to make the most out of any circumstance or situation. Remember, EVERYTHING is easier with a calm mind and deep breath.