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Episode 130 The Dream Show: Challenges and traps

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Challenges and traps

Juana is my guest with a dream about playing a game, a series of challenges in which it’s important not to fall into dangerous traps. She is congratulated for each success, but sometimes it turns out that the game is not what it appears to be, and she is being lured into bigger traps. As with any good game, there is an evil, insane character, a helpful guide, and plenty of clues to follow. There are rescues to be made, but are they traps too? And then, just when you think the game is won … but I am not going to spoil the tale!

The Dream Show, a free monthly podcast with Jane Teresa AndersonWhenever we have a guest on The Dream Show, I know nothing about the dream until we begin the recording, so you hear the dream as freshly as I hear it, and you get to listen in to the whole process of working through a dream and applying dream alchemy. As often happens, people have a specific dream in mind when they volunteer to be a guest on the show and then, the night before the recording, they have a big dream which feels like the right one to bring to the show. This was Juana’s experience too. Listen.

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When a dream shows you a wonderful, uplifting, positive symbol, you can use it to spin a little dream alchemy to accelerate the manifestation of excellent outcomes into your life.

There are many tips throughout this blog describing how to transform a negative aspect of a dream into a positive one by visualising the change over and over again. For example, if you dreamed of a little bird, trapped and unable to fly high, and related your dream to feeling trapped in your career, you can visualise the little bird freed from its trap, flying free and high. What this visualisation does is communicate with your unconscious mind, using its own symbolic language, to change those unconscious beliefs that have been stopping you from flying high in your career.

Now, imagine something happens at work to give you a glimpse of what it would be like to fly high in your career, to feel free instead of trapped.

Now, imagine something happens at work to give you a glimpse of what it would be like to fly high in your career, to feel free instead of trapped.

But remember, what dreams do is process your experiences of the last 24-48 hours to update your view of the world and your place in it. In this way, they are the blueprint of your future, as the future is most likely to turn out according to your beliefs and experiences.

Now, imagine something happens at work to give you a glimpse of what it would be like to fly high in your career, to feel free instead of trapped. Your dream might process this experience resulting in a dream of a resplendent bird flying high, up and far away from where it had been trapped. Such a dream would suggest your beliefs are changing, that you are beginning to see that there is nothing holding you back from flying high.

Your dream might show a bird flying high to reflect this feeling.

Your dream might show a bird flying high to reflect this feeling.

That being so, how long are you going to wait for this belief to fully form? This is where the dream alchemy practice comes in. By simply visualising this positive part of the dream – the resplendent bird flying high, up and far away from where it had been trapped – and making sure you add uplifting feelings of joy, freedom, and ease to the visualisation, you can consolidate your new belief and accelerate its manifestation in your life.

What will you manifest in this example? A sudden insight that the trap was all of your own making, an opportunity to fly high and, possibly, some synchronicities in the shape of resplendent birds and high flying symbols peppering your days awesomely.

[Extract from 101 Dream Interpretation Tips, Jane Teresa Anderson]

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Rose alchemy – update from Ann, ep 82

Rose gold alchemy

“Our relationship has blossomed into something better than it was before,” says Ann, sharing her progress since having her dream interpreted in episode 82 of  The Dream Show three months ago.

Ann had dreamed of birds trapped in her home after getting in through broken blinds, unable to find their way out again. When we looked deeply at the dream, Ann saw that the birds represented her feelings of vulnerability over a family issue and decisions about how much to make public and how much to keep private. In her dream she feared the birds would be hurt if they stayed inside, reflecting her conflicts over how much (of her hurt) to keep inside, unexpressed.

For a dream alchemy practice, I suggested Ann do a dialogue with the trapped birds, giving her unconscious mind an opportunity to reveal more and – as is the purpose of all dream alchemy dialogues – to find a healing resolution.  The dialogue identified panic as an issue that could easily lead to feelings of hurt. A win:win solution was negotiated. The birds revealed they needed Ann to have courage to lift the ‘blinds’ so they could see inside before returning outside.

So what were the practical outcomes of Ann’s dream alchemy?

Two months later, Ann had another dream with a similar theme.

“I was on the side of the bed that is next to the window. I noticed that there was a vine from a rose bush growing inside the house. The vine was just like a rose stem only longer. It grew from a small hole in the screen at the top of the window down almost to the floor, 4 or 5 feet. On the stem were many many black, sharp, rigid thorns.

I thought to myself that I really don’t want this stem growing in the window from outside. Then I thought I would check and see if any roses were blooming on the end of the stem. Sure enough there was one large, fully blooming pink rose. It was big and full and a pale pink color.”

Ann shared her interpretation:

“About 4-5 months ago a very large challenge to the health of my marriage happened. I think this is represented by the vine growing in the bedroom. It has been a path of growth but also with challenges represented by the thorns. The rose at the end represents the conversation the night before the dream when DH shared his growing feelings of lightness and hope for a brighter future. Our relationship has blossomed into something better than what it was before.”

The similarity of theme between this new dream and the trapped bird dream links this progress to the original alchemy. Ann freed the trapped birds by having the courage to look within some more, without panic, and then let go, and in doing this, her waking life relationship shifted into something much better.

Ann chose a new dream visualisation:

“I visualize planting another rose bush outside the house. It is a traveling vine bush but with less thorns. And the thorns will be softer and a reddish green color – the color of other growing stems. The birds greet me with singing and joy that they were able to observe and keep an eye on things in the bedroom during their visit. I take out the screen to the bedroom so the vine can grow uninhibited into the bedroom window. And there will be many many more sweet smelling big pink roses blooming all the time.”

Alchemy is the process of transforming life’s perceived difficulties (base metal) into spiritual wisdom and shining waking life results (gold).

Congratulations, Ann, on the blossoming of your rose gold alchemy.

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Episode 85 The Dream Show: A dark presence

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Shane dreams of a dark presence in the doorway of her bedroom, and of being unable to move or shout. Is she dreaming or awake, she wonders.

The dark figure connects with an abusive relationship, as you will discover, but not in the way you might imagine.

Everyone in a dream represents an aspect of the dreamer, so who is this dark figure, and what might happen if we shine a light on him to see him more clearly?

If you’ve ever been in a relationship that wasn’t nourishing for you, you’ll resonate with this episode.

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Episode 84 The Dream Show: Seaweed tangle

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Lee has a recurring dream about trying to escape three sharks. She gets tangled in the seaweed before finally getting to shore, but, oh no – those sharks simply grow legs and keep hunting her.

Although Lee had this dream for several years, it stopped when she made an important change in her waking life.

In today’s show we interpret the dream and explore the question of how Lee’s circumstances might have changed for the better much earlier if she had understood her dream and applied dream alchemy at the time.

Also in this episode, a review of the best dream interpretation tips for busy people! Enjoy.

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Episode 82 The Dream Show: Trapped birds

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Ann, my guest this episode, had a dream about birds trapped in a room, unable to fly through the window, and a second dream about people doing a live modelling show in a shop window. So, two dreams about windows, and about an element of being trapped inside, as you will hear when you discover more about the models.

Listen to the podcast as we relate the dreams to Ann’s current situation, and delve into the dreams to find light and insight to guide Ann through.

As always, dreams don’t tell you what to do; they reflect how things are at a deep and unconscious level. As we come to know ourselves at this deep level, as we see our limitations and as we see all the possibilities we have yet to empower, we gain new understanding and see new ways forward.

My role, after interpreting, is to assist in clarity and guidance. Once the dreamer holds a new vision, we cement this using alchemy.

We have an additional guest on today’s show, a crow which landed on our studio windowsill and contributed in loud caws in significant places – remember, Ann’s first dream featured birds! Enjoy.

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