Have you ever had the ability to dream ~ as a child, a teen or an adult?
Found meaningful relationships between what was going on in your current life and the metaphors of your dream life?
Dreaming is the #1 way that many people receive information from their angels and spirit guides, and visitations from deceased loved ones. If fact, when I ‘shut off’ my own spiritual abilities during my teenage years, I still had the ability to connect with spirit and maintained a very active dream life. Dreams are often the naturally preferred method of spirit contact– as most of us are already open to dreaming and not afraid of our own dreams – especially when they bring realizations, insight, and epiphanies…
Over the course of developing my own clairvoyant abilities and assisting others in developing theirs, I've come up with helpful tips.
The top 6 ways to improve your psychic abilities in the dream state
1. Pay Attention to Metaphors
The key to unlocking YOUR dreams is to pay attention to the symbols and metaphors.
While consulting a dream book is often helpful, it is more important to begin to notice when these images appear in your dreams and then, align those images, symbols, and metaphors, with what is happening in your life.
Since spirit often communicates with us most strongly in crisis or when we are facing a transition, it is important to begin to notice dreams even in times when you feel unsettled and confused – as the most important information may be coming to you in those times.
As you begin to keep track of recurring symbols and metaphors, what was once a useless symbol, is now an indicator or insight of a present situation or perhaps, a fair warning of something that could happen in the future.
2. Record Your Dreams with a journal
When you start paying attention to your dreams (and your clairvoyant intuition), the spirit world begins to pay attention, too.
Angels, spirit guides and deceased loved ones often provide you with guidance, powerful information, and even occasional visits in dreams.
When you begin to open the door to receptivity in the dream state, the spirit world will often begin to provide you with even more frequency and clarity.
While you can interpret dreams upon waking and hash them out with friends, loved ones, and family members – it is very hard to take note of patterns without a record of your dreams over time.
An example for why record keeping is important.
If you keep seeing yourself dying in a dream, but you’ve seen this same symbol during several other periods of your life, it might be hard to know what this symbol (death) may mean for you in the context of your life. Thus, recording the details of the dream AND your current life challenges and circumstances, is the best method of learning your personal metaphors and symbols.
3. Set the Intention to Dream
Often times, if we want something to occur, all we have to do is set the intention, and allow it to unfold.
This is often the case with dreams.
Are you in a tough situation and want guidance to come to you in your dreams?
Simply say “I am open and willing to receive guidance and wisdom in my dream state, readily available to me from my higher self, guides, angels, and loved ones”.
Even if you don’t remember having a dream come morning, but have more clarity and a better understanding of your situation the following morning, you likely received information while in your sleep state.
4. Prepare a Dream Tea
The main ingredient in my bedtime tea to promote dreaming is Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris L.).
This is an herb that has long been used to promote vivid, lucid, and prophetic dreams.
I have used mugwort for this purpose and have experienced vivid and meaningful dreams.
My Dream Tea Recipe
-1 part mugwort
-1 part chamomile
-1 part lemon balm
Place herbs in a pot of water, and bring close to a boil. Once bubbles start to reach the surface of the water, turn down the temperature, and allow the herbs to simmer for 20 minutes. When complete, take the herb and water mixture off the heat, and strain.
5. Make a Dream Pillow
Dream pillows have been used for centuries and historically, babies were often given small pillows filled with herbs to help calm them or to ease crying during the bedtime hours.
When filled with a blend of specific herbs, you can experience a more peaceful sleep, but also, more vivid and meaningful dreams (and relief from nightmares).
Dream Pillow Recipe
- 2 parts mugwort – promotes lucid dreams
- 1 part lavender flowers – eases stress, soothe, and relax
- 1 part rose petals – increases loving and peaceful thoughts
- 1 part chamomile – promotes relaxation and pleasant dreams
- 1 part hop flowers – aids in restful sleep and healing.
Lemon Balm – Reduces anxiety and insomnia, and relieves headaches and stress.
Mullein – Guards against nightmares.
Cedar & Rosemary – Repels bad dreams, but use sparingly due to the strong scent.
Combine all herbs in wooden or glass bowl and mix with a wooden spoon. Fill small dream pillows or a cloth satchel (a bandana will do) with herbal mixture and close. The herbs in the pillow will maintain their scent for several months and you may want to switch out the herbs a few times a year.
6. Sleep with Crystals
There are several crystals that are known to assist in promoting dreams, but also the ability to recall dreams.
Try placing some of these stones in your dream pillow, under your pillow, or on your nightstand to promote dreaming.
A stone with a high energetic vibration and it is said to activate both higher levels of consciousness, improve your link to the spiritual and angelic realms.
Placing Danburite under your pillow, or by your bed, at night is said to promote clear and easily understood dreams. It is a very useful stone for meditation as it is believed to allow you to access inner guidance. Danburite’s energy is very soothing and comforting.
Used for attunement and to bring clarity to a situation. They can also be used to release energy blocks and stress, and in this case, greatly enhance the clarity of dream recall.
Some people find that their dreams become so vivid, they feel they haven’t slept at all – due to all the dreaming. Thus, if you find this true for you, try placing an Amethyst crystal with this stone to buffer the energy and promote a more restful state.
Associated with the third eye and throat chakra, increasing clairvoyant abilities and creating better communication with self and your personal truth. Blue Kyanite is helpful in stimulating healing and insightful dreams to promote a higher level of spiritual communication and truth.
By working on developing your natural clairvoyant gifts, you will be able to obtain spiritual guidance more clearly, more frequently, and with greater accuracy.