|Written by Carol Oschmann|
Carol Oschmann is author of “Prison Dreams,” “God Speaks In Dreams: Connect With Him and Each Other,” and is leader of the Sun City Center Dream Circle, and lecturer.
Misconception number one is that we don’t all dream. The truth is that everyone dreams. It is necessary to your mental health, as proven by scientific experiments. Ever watch a baby or pet sleep? It is easy to see when they dream; the feet, hands and paws will be working while the rest of the body seems to be asleep. Sometime in your life, you have turned off the dreams. We’ll talk more of that in future columns. You can turn them back on.
Misconception number 2 is that when you do dream, everything is about your past. The truth is that dreams use what you know to teach you what you don’t know. Look for the twist in the story.
A man in one of my dream groups had delivered mail before he retired. It seems that in most of his dreams he is sorting mail, delivering mail, talking to customers, walking his route. He knew this well yet in our group we were able to find new meanings that helped shape his future life; financial advice, health warnings and how to avoid problems or get help early, for example. Someone greater than him is watching over him, someone who loves him no matter what he’s done in the past. It’s never too late to improve your communication with your creator.
Misconception number three is that the dream is there only to scare you or has something to do with what you saw on TV the night before. Suppose there was a bear. Everything and every person can be a part of you. That bear is a strong, large part of you that is not yet in your conscious life. It is a part of your subconscious trying to come out of the closet – so to speak. Do you have a secret wish you’ve never shared? Have you suppressed a talent? Would you like to speak your mind for once? Your bear may be saying now is a good time to do it.