DREAMS…BRING ‘EM ON, MR. SANDMAN
We’ve all been fascinated with the jumble of experiences we seem to live through, and the mishmash of imagery we conjure up with varying degrees of clarity while we slumber.
In the most whimsical, bizarre, and sometimes terrifying ways, our dreams present to us symbols that are rich in personal meaning and significance.
A reflection of our waking life.
There is still so much mystery surrounding dreams, what they mean, and why we have them in the first place.
When you ask “What does my dream mean?”, you’re echoing a question that has been brought up since the beginning of time.
The ancients believed that dreams were messages from the gods. Now, we understand that they are messages from a deep source of wisdom and understanding within ourselves—the window to our souls.
SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS
Sometimes in the midst of sleep, you may dream about symbols that don’t often make sense to you. They can leave you feeling confused and invoke an idea that has a much more profound and deeper meaning than any one word can convey.
Sacred Symbols, especially, are regarded across all cultures as the map to the future. Every time they appear to you in dreams they encourage you to explore the mysteries of life and of love, to glimpse a reality beyond what you have now, and discover a timeless truth for yourself.
Yes, symbols are the language of dreams. They represent the intangible, mystical elements of life, and decoding them can shed guidance and help you navigate through life easier.
When you see one of these seven Sacred Symbols in your dream, pay attention to what they might mean or allude to. These symbols usually serve as a reminder of what you need to achieve or to get over with in order for you to manifest your purpose in this world.
1. LOTUS FLOWER: RISE IN BEAUTY AMID ADVERSITY
How can something so pure bloom in the murkiest of muck?
Though conditions are tough, the lotus flower blossoms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.
At night, it sinks below the water’s surface into the grime only to emerge once more in the morning with its beauty blithely unaffected. It continues to resurrect itself, coming back just as pristine as it was last seen.
Are you going through challenges and heartbreaks? None of us are immune from falling into difficult times. But will you allow them to destroy your hope for the future or will you decide to view them as a learning experience meant to help you continue to move forward with hope that the best is yet to come?
Seeing a lotus flower in your dream is a strong reminder that you too can emerge through dark and difficult times. Living life with unwavering faith, as the lotus does, ensures the most beautiful revivals.
2. THE TREE OF LIFE: LIFE IS CHANGE, GROWTH IS OPTIONAL. CHOOSE WISELY.
Represented by a large ash, oak, or bodhi, the Tree of Life represents growth as a tree starts out as a small, delicate sapling and over time, grows up and outwards, representing how a person grows stronger and increases their knowledge and experiences throughout their lifetime.
Do you feel stuck because you think you should be something you’re not? Or maybe you think your life should be different than it is?
Perhaps you start to force yourself to work, to come up with ideas, and to make things happen, but only find yourself not going anywhere.
The great Tree of Life may visit you in your dreams to remind you that when you feel like you’re stumped in life, give up, breathe a deep sigh of relief, and surrender to what comes.
All trees begin life in the same way, yet as they mature, they weather nature’s forces and develop in their own unique and beautiful ways. You will weather hardships and broad experiences in life but they will make you stronger over time.
3. THE EYE OF HORUS: SOMEONE IS LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR BEST INTEREST
To see the Eye of Horus in your dream indicates that some protective force is watching over you.
It can be your family member, friend, or significant other—this person has your best interest at heart, understands who you are, and knows what you need. They will stand by you through thick and thin and become the strongest support system that you can possibly have.
These protective forces may also be your spirit guides who watch over you so you are connected to your deepest desires. They are able to take the lessons that they once learned on their time on earth to guide you.
They can also be your appointed guardian angel who sees your life long purpose and interconnectedness to the world, at the same time, alerting you to upcoming dangers and defending you when presented with evil.
4. THE SACRED SPIRAL: LEADING YOU TO THE PATH TOWARDS WHOLENESS
A winding staircase. A ripple in still waters. A labyrinthine garden.
The Sacred Spiral represents your spiritual journeys—seemingly confusing when viewed from an earthly and analytical place, yet woven with higher wisdom that always leads you to the center.
Throughout the course of your life, there will be many calls to embark on a spiritual journey. These calls to action may come as life-changing experiences or inspiring conversations that you have. Don’t refuse to embark on a spiritual journey because you’re afraid where it may lead you.
The Sacred Spiral in your dream is an invitation to not run away from your call, and instead, embrace it. Seek for the mission and purpose of your life. And once you do develop an understanding of your purpose, have the courage to pursue it.
5. THE CIRCLE: DEEPEN YOUR CONNECTION TO THE DIVINE
The Circle is an unbroken line that has no beginning, no end, and no direction. Because of these attributes, the Circle represents completeness which encompasses all space and time—the Divine.
The Circle, in addition to being a Symbol of Divinity, is also a reminder that you cannot resolve or understand spiritual truths with your rational mind.
Seeing the Circle in your dreams calls for you to understand Divinity by the spiritual aspects of your Divine Nature through meditation and prayer.
When you are in a meditative or prayerful space, you allow yourself to evaluate who you really are and eliminate everything that is not in harmony with your true self and thus, hinder you from enjoying peace, harmony, and balance.
6. THE FISH: HOLD ON TIGHT, ABUNDANCE IS UPON YOU!
Waiting for a promotion at work?
Weighing on the profitability of your new business venture?
The good news is that dreaming of fish is usually interpreted to be a portent of good things. If the fish are swimming toward the surface of the water, the dream may mean you’re in for good things — wealth and abundance.
Abundance is everywhere in the Universe, and it can also appear in your personal life if you let it. To see a fish in your dreams is a reminder that for you to attract abundance into your life, you need to feel abundant. You have to develop an “abundance consciousness”.
“Abundance consciousness” means, becoming aware of the existence of abundance, of feeling it in your life, and of connecting with it, even if it doesn’t seem to be a part of your life at this moment.
To participate in the abundance, you need to open your mind to it, feel it, and expect it.
7. THE CAT: LET IT OUT OF THE BAG
Cats have captured people’s attention and admiration throughout history for the elegant grace and air of mystery that they project. They are replete with sacred meanings.
Cats are known to keep secrets to their deaths. Encountering a cat in your dream could mean that you’re hiding something.
Secrets aren’t just your creations…they’re your creatures, beings with wills of their own. They grow. They reproduce, as you form new secrets to support the old ones. But the scariest thing about secrets is what they want: out. The truth constantly tries to escape into the open, and keeping any of it buried invites isolation and obsession.
Keeping secrets is very tempting. You may think it’s for the best, but you’re only pretending that the situation is different than what it really is. It’s only when you open up that you can truly achieve happiness and success.
DO DREAMS REALLY MEAN ANYTHING?
While you often enjoy recalling your dreams the following day, it’s important to decipher if there’s any significance in the meanings of your dreams.
By activating and connecting with these Sacred Symbols that appear to you in sleep, you’re provided with valuable insights across many aspects of your life. Recognizing them can deepen your knowledge of yourself and your understanding of the challenges you face each day.
Since dreams are highly personal in nature, it’s important for you to remember that while these readings can help you decrypt the motives that appear in your dreams, there’s only one person who can best interpret them—you.
Have you encountered any of these sacred symbols in your dream world? Let us know in the comments below…
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