The potency and power of dreams became apparent to me through a dream experience I had in my early 20s. This laid the foundations for the spiritual path I am on now and of course for my focus on dreamwork as a potent tool for the unlocking of gifts and wisdom.
One night I was having a normal dream and I was unaware that I was dreaming. I was at my childhood home. I jumped into the swimming pool. Suddenly I was in a vast ocean. An Orca swam towards me. Naturally, I was overcome by fear. Adrenaline pumped through my body. I turned around and swam for my life. I woke up in a cold sweat in my bed, with my heart pounding. I had not had a nightmare in many years. I had thought this experience to be odd. Why dream of an Orca? I went back to sleep.
The next night in dreamland, I was at the beach. I dove into the waves. I swam deep under the water. I found that I was able to breathe the water in. This felt very natural. Suddenly There was an Orca swimming toward me. I began to feel that wash of fear come over me as I went into the reflex of turn-around-and-swim-away, when the feeling of I-have-been-here-before and what-an-odd-experience-to-have-especially-twice, caused me to realize that I must be dreaming and that something else must be going on here. So I turned back around and faced the Orca. I faced the fear. I still feel that moment more than 10 years later as if I am there. The fear dissolved. I put my hand out and made contact. As we connected a sense of familiarity became apparent. This is me. We are one and the same. I had been scared of myself, of my own power. Then there was an entire pod of Orcas. I was home. I was with my family. We swam to far-away places; we adventured and played.
On night three, I was standing on a pier at the oceanside. As I looked at the water it called me to jump in. I knew I would meet the Orcas there. I jumped in without hesitation and met myself there. The Orcas were waiting for me. I was Lucid again. We swam home together.
They are an expression of my soul. They are an indicator for me that I am dreaming. They visit me frequently when I am doing deep emotional work. They are always with me even when I don't see them. I know I am having a medicine dream when they appear. Even in astral traveling, they are often with me. I call them when I need emotional support. I invoke them when I need to remember my strength.
This series of dreams was such an important catalyst for me. It still took me some time after this before I actually started working with dreamwork tools and practices to consciously access the potency of my dreams. At the time of these dreams, I very seldom remembered anything I dreamt about. Had it not been for the fear of losing my life, I may not have woken up to carry the medicine across into waking life. Had I not been brave enough to face my fear I may not have made this powerful connection.
There are several lessons here:
1. Nightmares can be incredible enzymes for self-discovery and personal growth - they demand attention.
2. A lot of what we fear is our own power. Facing our fear is facing ourselves and stepping into our power.
3. It is possible to meet your spirit guides in dream realms and therefore discover so much about your inner landscape. You only need to be willing to listen.
4. Dreamwork is accessible to all of us, even if we do not currently remember our dreams, even if we think we do not dream.
Since these powerful activating dreams, I have learned a lot about how to work more consciously with this material. I have studied the keys to decoding the symbols of dreams. I have learned how to invoke specific types of dreams. I have learned practices to become lucid (to wake up in the dream realms). The more I learn and explore, the more I gain in-depth of understanding.
It is for me a deep spiritual calling to share the medicine of dreamwork with those who wish to explore it. There is no cap on what can be unlocked here. It is a space so vast, so wild, so free. And your dream realm experience is yours only. It is a place where you can discover the jewels within you. It is a realm of infinite possibility. Do you dare to unlock this doorway?
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Collage by Carla Janse van Rensburg using images shot by Malaika Evans & Stock image