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Singing with Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant

Singing with Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant

Have you ever met and deeply related with a celebrity or well-known public figure in a dream? How did you feel when you woke up and recalled the dream? Did you feel as if you really made contact, as if it were more than a dream? Did you feel inspired, or energised in some way?

Earlier this week, I was called onto Sydney’s Mix106.5 Rosso and Claire breakfast show to comment on Rosso’s dream.

Rosso dreamed Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant sang on stage with him then gave him his phone number.

Rosso dreamed Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant sang on stage with him then gave him his phone number.

“I used to play in a band, and in my dream I was back in the band when Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant jumped up on stage to sing with us,” Rosso began. “Then he gave me his phone number and suggested we meet up at the Byron Bay Bluesfest.”

Rosso described his dream as the best dream he’d ever had, and he was clearly excited about it. The sensuality of the dream – hearing, singing, and playing the music – combined with feeling the close connection with a legend, had left its mark. I guess in many ways Rosso felt touched by his dream, inspired and energised by his experience within the dream, but curious about why he should dream this now that his own band days are past.

What does it mean? We’ll come to that.

What’s the most memorable dream you’ve had? Was it a scary or dark dream, or was it positive and inspiring? How many of your senses were vividly engaged in the dream: sight, sound, touch, smell, taste? How deeply was your heart connected in your dream: emotions, feelings? How difficult did you find it to describe the magic and power of your dream to anyone the next day? There’s a numinous quality to these highly sensual, energising dreams that’s challenging to put into words. The most amazing dream you’ve ever had can sound straightforward to others. There’s an element that’s easily lost in translation but profoundly found within the self.

When you tell someone about a special dream, there’s an element that’s easily lost in translation but profoundly found within the self.

When you tell someone about a special dream, there’s an element that’s easily lost in translation but profoundly found within the self.

If you’ve experienced a soul mate dream, you’ll know this feeling well. In the classic soul mate dream, you meet a special charismatic someone, and experience a deep connection that touches your heart and soul and spills over into your waking life. That dream soul mate can be someone you’ve never met, and many a dreamer has fruitlessly searched for years for the person they met in their dream – with no success because the dream mate, no matter how convincing, is a marvellous creation of the dreamer’s mind.

That dream soul mate can also be someone you do know in waking life, someone in your circle, someone you’ve been in relationship with or hope to be in relationship with, or someone you barely know anything about. Again, the classic dream is compelling, the senses impassioned, the heart and soul energised, a feeling of deep connection, of finally finding something that has been missing in your life. If you have this dream, don’t think for a moment that the actions, emotions, and feelings the person demonstrated in your dream are intended by their waking life lookalike. Hard though it may be to believe, your dreaming mind chose that person as a perfect symbol of something you feel is missing, or something you’d like to connect with, in your life. Something, not someone. And that symbol is all in your mind too. You may see Joe as confident and supportive, while someone else might see Joe as confident and self-centred, and Joe might see himself as lacking in confidence and trying to make up for it with bravado. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So are all other qualities. The Joe in your dream is not the Joe you know or vaguely know in waking life, so don’t go looking for a deep relationship with Joe based on a fabulous dream, no matter how compelling. Instead, seek to connect with those soul mate qualities within your own heart and soul. In this example, reconnect with the confidence you had lost, and reconnect with a sense of support for your beautiful self, a support that has perhaps wavered in the face of negative self criticism.

So let’s return to Rosso’s dream about a new deep and heartfelt connection with Robert Plant.

Wish fulfilment is not the explanation for this dream.

Wish fulfilment is not the explanation for this dream.

Rosso knew, before his dream, that Robert Plant is headlining this year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest, but wish fulfilment is not the explanation for this dream (or a meaningfully rewarding avenue of exploration for any dream). I asked Rosso which three words he would choose to describe Robert Plant’s personality.

“Cool, outgoing, legend,” he replied.

When you’re asked to quickly describe someone’s personality in three words, it usually turns out that at least one of those words helps explain their character role in your dream. Rosso and I would need an hour to really flesh out the meaning of his dream – and without thousands of people listening in on the radio – but here’s the essence:

Like all dreams, Rosso’s dream reflects the last 24-48 hours. Our dreams are the result of our minds processing the last one to two days, trying to make sense of our world. In trying to make sense of our world, our dreaming minds compare our recent experiences with our past experiences, then, armed with this most recent update of our individual model of life as we know it, some dreams may project forward to preview the future according to that model. To test it out in our imagination. Rosso’s recent experiences resonated with his old band days, and, in his dream, he experienced a deep connection with “cool, outgoing, legend” that he then projected into the future as a new way of being.

In a sense, Rosso “got the number” of a Robert Plant energy within himself that he’s ready to reconnect with and energise.

In a sense, Rosso “got the number” of a Robert Plant energy within himself that he’s ready to reconnect with and energise.

In a sense, he “got the number” of a Robert Plant energy within himself that he’s ready to reconnect with and energise. What a wonderful dream!

Rosso may go to this year’s Bluesfest, and, if he does, he’ll attend Robert Plant’s concert. Who knows, as a media personality himself, Rosso may get to chat with Robert, may even get his phone number or socialise into the evening. Or maybe not. Either way, life’s deepest rewards are those that energise your own heart and soul, that inspire you to find what has been lost, to reconnect with a greater part of your being, to live life bigger and brighter, to walk up to the microphone and sing with all your heart – literally or metaphorically. To be fully alive to the moment. Understanding such dreams can take you there.

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Episode 80 The Dream Show: Celebrity dreams

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Ingrid Arna, body image expert and founder of Bodylove at www.mybodylove.com, is my guest today with two very short simple dreams that, once interpreted, plunge right to the heart of an issue stemming back to childhood that she is now ready to fully release as she launches a powerful addition to her business.

Ingrid dreams of celebrities Tina Fey and David Hasselhoff. She performs street theatre and dance with Tina, and chats with David about this and that. Two simple dreams – yet so much insight to be gained from their interpretation.

Ingrid’s waking life journey, encompassing bulimia and near death following surgery, gifted her the experience to help heal women of body image issues in wonderful ways. Listen to her story – and share the dream alchemy that takes her through a key release.

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Nelson Mandela’s dream: Conversations with Myself

Nelson Mandela’s book, Conversations with Myself, was released yesterday. It includes notes he wrote into the margin of his prison diary about his dreams. I’ve yet to see a copy, but here’s one dream as reported by CNN:

“One entry recalls a dream he had of going home to his Soweto house to see his wife Winnie, who was sick, while one of their daughters swallows a razor blade.”

CNN interprets context, saying, “The notes about his dreams are reminders of what it must have been like to be a father and a husband taken away from his family.”

While many of his dreams no doubt explored his feelings about his 27 years separation from his family while in prison, it’s important to remember that people in a dream reflect aspects of the dreamer. While I hesitate to interpret an extract from a dream, it’s likely that the daughter represents Mandela’s vulnerable, creative self, and the razor blades the sharp, cutting circumstances he ‘swallowed’ at the time. They may also represent his own harsh thoughts he swallowed rather than express.

Although Mandela’s book covers far more than his dreams, I’m struck by the title. Every night, when we dream, we’re effectively having ‘Conversations with Myself’. After all, dreams are all about the dreamer.

I look forward to exploring Mandela’s dreams when I get a copy of his book.

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Dream interpretation: Recurring dreams

Do you have a recurring dream theme? I asked this question on my Facebook page on Monday, to gather some material for today’s blog and to provide some glimpses into what these dreams mean. So thanks for your contributions, guys, and read on!

First up, remember that a dream reflects your conscious and unconscious experiences of the last 24-48 hours of your waking life. So, when a dream theme recurs it’s because your waking life experiences are recurring. If there’s an unresolved issue in your life that keeps coming up, you probably have a dream theme that goes with it, appearing one to two nights later.

So if you have a recurring dream theme, look back over the previous two days each time you have the dream until you see a pattern. Your quest is to note the issue that precedes your dream. You’re halfway there before you even interpret your dream.

Next, ask yourself when you first had this dream. Think back to that time. It’s probably when the issue first raised its head, or when it really became important.

Let’s have a quick look at some of the dream themes listed on Facebook:

Kellie dreams she's forgotten about the fish and they're barely surviving.

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This recurring dream has plagued Kellie for years. She finds one or two fish aquariums that she’s forgotten about and the fish are barely surviving.

Everything in a dream reflects something about the dreamer, so Kellie might ask herself, when she has this dream, what she has been neglecting to nourish in her life.

Daniell dreams she’s just had a baby but keeps losing him in odd places like a couch or another state. I’d say that Daniell has plenty of ideas and ‘births’ new projects but loses touch with them, or holds back for fear of losing interest. A clue might be to look back to the first time she had this dream to identify what was new in her life then and why it didn’t work out as she had planned.

Talking of lost opportunities, Renee’s recurring dream is of a delivery man who delivers her a package. She’s signed for it a few times, but never opened it.

Renee might like to look over the two days prior to each return of the dream and ask herself what opportunity she signed up for but didn’t pursue.

Of course, dream interpretation goes much deeper than this, but in each example, the dreamer gets to ask a question that helps them identify the waking life issue.

Here are some more:

For the past year Cathie has had a recurring dream that her husband is going to die from cancer. She wakes with a deep heartache and sobbing. So, first of all, Cathie can ask what change occurred in her life a year ago, as this probably triggered the dream. Death in a dream is often about something ending in our life, not the death of a person, but an end of an era, attitude, belief, study course, hope, goal … anything. There are times for letting the old die so the new can enter into our lives, and there are other times when we may let things end prematurely and need to energise them back to life. Either way, there is grief to feel, and that is why Cathie wakes up sobbing. To move on, we need to release grief for our old hopes, plans, attitudes or ways of life. Again, this is a superficial interpretation, but a starting point for Cathie as she contemplates her dream.

Bonnie Belle looks for toilets or even pees in public in her dreams, often accompanied by celebrities, so she’s releasing or letting go of some issues around the difference between her public and private life, I’d say.

Beverley used to have her dream “very, very often” but not so much now. She might like to look back to when the frequency of the dream began to slow, and ask herself what changed in her life then. Whatever changed softened the waking life issue, so that it only comes up now when it occasionally becomes more pressing. There’s a big clue for Beverley here. In her dream, she is happily doing craft with children when a man arrives and she’s happy to see him: a classic case of finding your passion (being creative, in the flow).

Barbara dreams of lots of cameras. I’d need to hear more about the dream, but it probably reflects the way she frames her experiences, different perspectives and views. What would she see if she stepped back from life to look at the big picture? What would she see if she focused on one area? Why is she not in the picture herself, perhaps taking an objective view of her life? If Barbara answers these questions she’ll gain some insight into a recurring waking life issue. 

Christine comes face to face with a harmless crocodile after rescuing a baby that turns out to be herself from its mouth.

Christine comes face to face with a harmless crocodile after rescuing a baby that turns out to be herself from its mouth.

In her dream, Christine comes face to face with a harmless crocodile after rescuing a baby that turns out to be herself from its mouth. My feeling is that Christine may have had recurring dreams of crocodiles but this dream looks like a once-off, a healing dream, the end of the issue. Christine overcomes a sense of danger that has been holding her back in some way, and feels able to move forward without ‘bite’ and without fear of being bitten.

Jennifer has several recurring dream themes, one being living back in the Bronx (NYC) and walking up a hill, rather unsuccessfully, back to the apartment building where she used to live. The issues going on in Jennifer’s life whenever she has this dream most probably began when she used to live in that apartment building. That’s the key to healing the issue, yet Jennifer resists exploring those times: the hill, and the difficulty climbing it represent her hesitation and fear.

These are tip of the iceberg interpretations only! Listen to The Dream Show podcasts to get a feel for how to explore your dreams deeply and meaningfully.

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Dream interpretation: Sex with a celebrity or colleague

Have you ever dreamed of having sex with a celebrity or colleague? What does it mean?

Have you ever dreamed of having sex with a celebrity or colleague? What does it mean?

Have you ever dreamed of having sex with a celebrity? Or have you ever turned up at work, looked a colleague in the eye, and suddenly remembered a dream you had last night? You know, the dream where you two were having sex and … Mortified you avert your eyes, blush, stutter, wonder if it was a shared dream, a deeply buried fantasy, or a telepathic desire beamed out by your colleague while you slept.

Admit it. Everyone, absolutely everyone, has had, and will have, this kind of dream. It’s normal and natural, and the only reason we think it’s not is that everyone’s too embarrassed to talk about it.

It’s also 100% symbolic, so don’t follow through with ‘I had a precognitive dream about you last night’, or treat the poor, unsuspecting, innocent colleague with disgust. It’s all about you!

(This article continues below this video of me talking about sex dreams:)

Sex in dreams is about what qualities or attitudes you are integrating into your life, as sex is a brilliant symbol of integration where two bodies become one. Ask what three words best describe your dream lover’s personality or approach to life. Go on, do it! Then write them down! These are the qualities your dream is integrating into your being. Good sex: good integration. Bad sex: warning, think again about your new approach.

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Episode 67 The Dream Show: Reggie Bush

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My guest today is Renee with an entertaining dream involving her dream husband, famous football player Reggie Bush, her deceased grandmother, a misty grim reaper, golden skywriting and – best of all – the curious case of a hot dog cart in her lounge room.

But why is Reggie only a rookie? And what did Renee’s deceased grandfather find so funny in the dream that she woke up still laughing?

Listen as Renee relates to the interpretation and gets some breakthrough insights into how to take her next steps in life.

In today’s show we also have an update from Margaret, my guest in episode 55, sharing what’s happened in her life since having her dream interpreted on the show and doing the alchemy.

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Episode 63 The Dream Show: Lady Gaga, Kate & Kay

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Spot the theme: Lady Gaga has a recurring dream about being asked to cut her wrist, a dream she worries is connected with the Illuminati, while Kate, our guest from episode 57, had dreamed of chopping off her leg so she could look inside.

Today I interpret Lady Gaga’s dream, and report on Kate’s progress since her appearance on the show. Kate’s been doing her dream alchemy, and has some great results to share.

Also on today’s show, Kay, a listener, asked a question about her flying dream, so we explore flying and floating dreams and give tips on how to discover what your unique flying dream means.

Now, Lady Gaga was tied up in her dream, quite the opposite situation to Kay’s flying and floating in space – but there is a connection! Listen in to be … illuminated … LOL!

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Lady Gaga’s dream interpreted

Pop star Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone she has a recurring dream about being told to cut her wrist. Here's my interpretation.

Pop star Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone she has a recurring dream about being told to cut her wrist. Here’s my interpretation.

Pop star Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone she has a recurring dream about being told to cut her wrist, and she thinks there’s a connection to an illuminati ritual.

Here’s my interpretation of her dream, based on the account she gave to Rolling Stone, as reported in Bossip, in which she said:

“I have this recurring dream sometimes where there’s a phantom in my home and he takes me into a room, and there’s a blond girl with ropes tied to all four of her limbs. And she’s got my shoes on from the Grammys. Go figure—pyscho. And the ropes are pulling her apart.”

“I never see her get pulled apart, but I just watch her whimper, and then the phantom says to me, ‘If you want me to stop hurting her and if you want your family to be OK, you will cut your wrist.’ And I think that he has his own, like, crazy wrist-cutting device. And he has this honey in, like, Tupperware, and it looks like sweet-and-sour sauce with a lot of MSG from New York. Just bizarre. And he wants me to pour the honey into the wound, and then put cream over it and a gauze.”

My interpretation:

She’s feeling haunted by an issue that leaves her feeling tied (restricted) and emotionally pulled apart. It relates back to the time she wore those shoes to the Grammys, and resonates with a deeper issue.

Cutting the wrist is symbolic, of course. The blond woman in the dream is the part of herself that feels tied up and pulled apart from time to time, so cutting the wrist is like cutting the bind that ties.

The phantom represents this issue that haunts her, and he suggests not only releasing herself from the ties that bind and restrict her, but adding a healing element, represented in the dream by the sweet and sour honey with MSG that reminds her of New York. So my feeling is that there’s a ‘sweet and sour’ emotional issue relating to New York that Lady Gaga needs to explore and release. This will free her from feeling pulled apart.

Is MSG a preservative? If it is, it suggests this New York thing is a long-standing (preserved) issue that she would be well to address and let go.

I’d like to ask Lady Gaga some questions to get a closer interpretation of course.

The Rolling Stone article suggests she’s pretty freaked out by this recurring dream, as most people would be. The worrying thing about this kind of dream is not the dream itself, it’s that people have lost connection with interpreting dreams and so regard this kind of scary dream as literal, (devil, exorcism, cut wrists) whereas, in fact, it’s symbolic and potentially healing.

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