Do dreams have meanings or messages?

I recently had strange dreams in one morning. It was startling. I had many before but never knew what they meant.
In the first dream I dreamed that I was walking on a farm. The atmosphere was dark during the day. I don't know what the farm really looked like but it felt like everything was just wrong. As I walked along this farm I collapsed in tears and asked why is the world doing this it's all so uneccesary.
In the next dream I dreamed my partner was robbed in my mother's car. She went after the culprit and took him to the police station. Thereafter, we were on our way to a party of my partner's ex partner's family. On our way I saw a head with no body turning it's head and watching us.

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Hi Carlz, Greetings, and welcome to Openhand :-)

Openhand Higher Mind to Interpret Dreams

Yes indeed, we each can learn how to interpret our dreams, but it does take a degree of practice. And it will help a great deal to work on opening higher mind where the interpretations flow from. Check out this article which will help...

Activating the Power of Higher Mind

How to record your dreams

In interpreting the dreams, firstly it pays to recognise when you dream most - is it at a particular time? A lot of people tend to dream in the early hours of the morning, but then go back to sleep and forget what they dreamed. In which case, it's good to keep pen and a journal by your bed side and go to bed with the intention that when you dream, you'll wake up and write down what you see. If you recognise you dream at a particular time - say 4am, which is when most do - you could set an alarm clock at that time for several days to get in the habit of waking up.

When you write down what you saw, write it on the left page of the journal, leaving the one next to it on the right free.

How to interpret your dreams

The next part is not to try to interpret straight away - go back to sleep. But later in the day, when you feel relaxed, come back to your journal, read the aspects of what you saw on the left side of the journal, then next to them on the right, quickly write down what they could mean, without thinking too hard - just write the first thing that comes into your head. You must be relaxed to do this - if you're thinking too hard, you close down to higher mind where the dreams can be interpreted from.

If they don't immediately make any sense, ask "show me!" and then allow the heartfelt pull to guide you to signs and synchronicity. In the Openhand Work, we build up to this on the 5GATEWAYS Courses.

Importance of Metaphor

If you're going to be successful at interpreting your dreams, you need to step beyond the literal and into metaphor. What I share below, came straight from higher mind without thought...

Meaning of the 'Farm'
In your dream for example Carlz, you speak of a 'farm' which felt dark and unpleasant. So this suggested metaphorically being 'farmed' - which is what the matrix is doing to people. In your dream, you asked "why is the world doing this" but then immediately went into "it's so unnecessary". Unknowingly you'd slipped into judgment about what is going on. Yes it's unpleasant, but it is necessary, because everything we experience, we manifested ourselves for the purpose of evolutionary growth. So here's the first clue: try to let go of filling the space with your own judgment of what's going on, and simply ask "show me!" - then progressively what you came here to see will be revealed.

Meaning of 'vehicle'
With regards your partner being 'robbed in your mother's car', this usually refers to 'bodily vehicle' - so your partner was robbed in your mother's bodily vehicle. My higher mind tells me this doesn't immediately add up. But what does, is that your partner was robbed BY your mother's bodily vehicle. And by that, I sense that a distortion YOU picked up from your mother is robbing your partner of something - some degree of intimacy perhaps? Or something like that. Are you feeling the need to protect yourself from something?

Getting out of the head
Finally - the disembodied head. To me it seems pretty straightforward: I'd say it's inviting you to get out of your head more and into the body - to be fully embodied here in the physical. Might that feel vulnerable? If so, he key is to surrender and soften into it more by doing some deep consciousness bodywork: Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Five Rythmns Dance or Openahnd's soulmotion

I trust this helps.

Blessings

Open

Thanks carlz for bringing this up and thanks open for the tips for interpreting dreams. I used to write down my dreams some years before at 4 am, i used to automatically wake up at that time everyday. Dreams got vivid and clear as days passed by and they do tell us many interesting things or the at the least its really fun! I had stopped doing that now and i started again yesterday due to this post. I'd like share the dream i had yesterday and my attempt at interpreting them. I did interpret them at the time of writing in the early morning.

#1 I was literally having a physical fight with one of my friend from college from where i dropped out. In it at last my friend falls down from the stairs to ground floor and this startles me. I think of jumping after him but thought the better of it and climb down the stairs

Interpretation - My friend might represent the old values i have left behind but i'm holding a judgement against it of some sort. And this judgment is pulling me down

#2 - In this dream i'm walking back to a school with 2 of my friends and we have lost the way. I immediately checks google map but due to my 'less than smart phone' i cant read the correct way. Finally i intuit that we have to hike down the steep(or so i remember) .

Interpretation - The slope may represent ascension and i'm lost and looking for external support. But finally i give up and intuit the right way forwards but i have no idea why i'm climbing down (or did i remember it incorrect?)

Hi Open
Thank you for the that :)
My dreams are before I wake up. I definitely often judge things happening around me. I do spend too much time inside my head than being present. Its where I am most comfortable. So it's difficult for me to be still and meditate. As for my mom and partner tthere's awkward tension between the two of them. Also I didn't tell her yet about what my partner and my relation is about.

This was helpful.

Blessings :)
Carlz

Synchronicity abounds! So I wrote this on Jan29th but didn't share, then this thread pops up on the landscape so here goes!!!

Last night was very restless. I awoke during a subconscious state while I was in the midst of a past life experience. I was caring for a soul in human form that had forgotten and given up. So I showed this being love, compassion through strength and fortitude. I was un bandaging feet that were rotting, I tenderly washed her face there was no physical pain just a deep sorrow. Then another came by my side to help as this other saw her value through "my" eyes or the realization that she was all of us.
Meanwhile, I felt the longing to leave to connect with other star souls who were awakened. You were all just steps away. I could hear you. I could feel you. I could leave that lost broken soul and join all of you. A part of me was tempted. I saw so many of you who I've crossed paths with during the Openhand retreats preparing to collectively raise up. Yet on I stayed, focused upon the ones who have given up.
Now as I write this, I know I have been here on earth many times over. That was me broken paralyzed incarcerated within the body haven forgotten all I am until the love from the one came disguised to show me I held the key to open my heart and my eyes to feel and see beyond this physical realm. I feel courageous to continue to do that.
Sometimes deciphering between the souls authentic pull and the longing to be within a certain environment or experience to stimulate a perceived emotion or energy within feels to be a thin line.

Erica

Hi Vimal - thanks for sharing your dreams and intuitions. In the final one...

    #2 - In this dream i'm walking back to a school with 2 of my friends and we have lost the way. I immediately checks google map but due to my 'less than smart phone' i cant read the correct way. Finally i intuit that we have to hike down the steep(or so i remember) .

    Interpretation - The slope may represent ascension and i'm lost and looking for external support.

Possibly the smart phone gets you in the head. It's like a surfer trying to figure out how to ride the wave rather than just feeling it and riding it. Whatever, it feels like you came to the right conclusion *ok*

Hi Carlz you said...

    "I do spend too much time inside my head than being present. Its where I am most comfortable. So it's difficult for me to be still and meditate."

Lots of people have the same problem - and it is a general misconception that we have to be 'still to meditate' or to 'still the mind'. We don't have to do either of these. Simply actively, consciously watching is enough - watching our internal feelings and experiences. And one of the most powerful ways to do that is through conscious movement. I can recall the martial arts - it took a fair number of years to realise that in doing them, without even trying, an active mind became very still. By focusing on the movement and how I felt in it, the mind stilled naturally and I realised I was meditating :-)

Dear Erica, thanks so much for sharing. This stood out for me especially...

    "Sometimes deciphering between the souls authentic pull and the longing to be within a certain environment or experience to stimulate a perceived emotion or energy within feels to be a thin line."

Yes my friend, it's a very thin line indeed! And as you well know, it's our forging of the soul in this intense crucible.

Blessings to you all

Open *give_rose*

Open you said the smart phone might be getting me into the head. I doubt if this is really true because i have a poor quality phone( there is no judgement) and i rarely spend time in it ( i mean compared to my friends literally living in it). But its true that i spend most time inside my head.I spend time giving imaginative spiritual lectures to my friends (its really exciting i cant help it!!) But gradually i can sense how bit by bit how coming from being than doing is more aligned. Synchronistically i am pulled to study yoga from a teacher starting monday and i'm really looking forwards for it. So lets see how that goes. *ok*

Hi Vimal - when interpreting these things, it's always good to move beyond the literal and into the metaphoric. When I need to get something in my bodily consciousness, something always happens to the car - the catalytic converter goes when I need to watch how strong my catalysis is. It's not how I'm driving (the car) wrongly, it's simply symbolic of something else - it's always important to ask what? and show me?

It's brilliant that you're getting into it!

Open *OK*

I got it now :) Today morning i was on my way to a job and was in a hurry. After a while i noticed that the crash guard of my bike has literally started to fall apart. Initially i got frustrated but after sometime i remembered to go inwards and ask for the real reason. Upon which my attention was drawn towards a asign board 'SLOW DOWN'. And that's what i did! What followed was a series of signs with positive attitude for the rest of my way. Wonderful *good*