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The Art of Dreaming

Today, I speak about dreaming. How we dream, why we dream and some tips and tricks to help you remember dreams. We should be paying attention to our dreams and what they are trying to tell you and where they are leading you. Happy Dreaming Everyone!

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All About Dreaming

IMG_5261The most important thing to understand about dream interpretation is your own feelings about what is going on in your dream.

Others may open your mind to new possibilities but at the end of the day it only matters how you feel about your particular dream. If it feels right and rings true to your heart then that is the correct answer and interpretation for you.

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DREAM TIPS

Remembering your dreams: Keep a journal next to your bed.. write down everything you can remember even if it is only a hand full of things .. do this before you place your feet on the floor. Once you step out of bed .. your memory about the dreams go quickly.

Meditation – practice meditations before bed. Find a meditation that best fits you and practice as often as you can. The more you meditate the better you become.

When going to bed .. tell yourself many times that your goal is to remember your dreams.. when you do this often you will start remembering your dreams. It may be slow going but you will get there. Don’t give up.

Certain stones and crystals can help you dream, remember your dreams and aid you through dream healing. Moonstones are particularly good at general dream work – remembering and guiding you. Other stones also help depending on your dream needs.

DREAM STONES

Amethyst – Helps insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache.

Clear Quartz -ultimate dream magic stone, spiritual connection, divine guidance, healing dreams, divine dreams, time travel, astral travel.

Diamond – divine inspiration,remembering your dreams, amplifying dream energies, protection, magical dreaming

Moonstone – third eye chakra.  Moonstone is believed to bring good fortune and is reagarded as a sacred stone in India. These phenomenal stones enhance psychic knowing, psychic sight, while increasing intuition.  Soothes and heals the emotions and the mind, aids in spiritual growth and development.  Use in lunar rituals and rights of passage ceremonies.  Moonstone is definatly female in nature and all women can benefit by using it.  Relieve PMS symptoms.

Scolecite – Helps one to realize subtle messages from the inner self and from higher sources – enhances dream state, promotes dream recall, lucid dreaming and restful sleep.

Agate – Offers protection from bad dreams. In ancient times, agates with banded colors were placed at the head of a sleeper to give rich and varied dreams.

Malachite – Emotionally, malachite stimulates inner imagery, making dreams, imagination and memories more alive and real.

Labradorite – For Daydreaming: shows us our real goals and intentions so that we suddenly see their real shape, stimulates the imagination

Dioptase – Encourages vivid dreams

Lepidolite – Bestows calm and helps with sleep disturbances.

Chrysoprase – Alleviates recurring nightmares (particularly for children)

Danburite – Power stone promotes lucid dreaming

There are many other stones that can help with dreaming – do some research and find one that fits your purpose or need.

FULL MOON DEFINITIONS

January: Wolf Moon

The Wolf Moon, also known as the Cold, Snow, or Winter Moon, is a time of protection and strength. While it is the first full Moon of the calendar year, in terms of nature it occurs in the middle of the cold winter season, a season of death and desolation. In these respects, the Wolf Moon can be seen as a time of both beginnings and endings. This is the time to start to consider what you want to plant and plan for the spring. You can do magick so that as the spring approaches your magickal goal will grow close and closer to fruition.

February: Storm Moon

The Storm Moon, also known as the Death or Quickening Moon, is a time to do magick for fertility and strength. For most people in the Northern Hemisphere, February is a time of storms and bleak, short days. In the olden days, it was a time of true hardship.This is a good time to do magick to help you face life’s challenges. You could do a spell to help you with a particularly challenging project at work. Your spell could focus on helping you to accept the challenge, perservere, and make it through. You could concentrate on the idea of weathering the storm and giving yourself the extra stamina to succeed. This is also a time of cleansing both internally and externally. As such, it’s a great time to get rid of physical things you don’t need and any mental or emotional baggage you might be hauling around with you, too.

March: Chaste Moon

Also known as the Seed or Worm Moon, the Chaste Moon is a time to plant mental seeds – thoughts of success and hope. This is also a time of purity and newness. It’s the time to bless the magickal herbs and plants in your garden and to start preparing the soil for the seeds that you will plant. It’s also the time to mentally prepare yourself for new experieces, a new job, pregnancy, taking a trip, or bringing a new animal into your home.

April: Seed Moon

The Seed Moon signals a time of fertility, growth, and wisdom. This Moon is also known as the Egg, Grass, or Wind Moon. This is the time to sow the seeds of Magick. If you are planting a magickal garden, you want to get out there now and put things into the Earth. This is the time to move from the planning phase into action. If you want to get pregnant, this is a great time to go for it. Fertility is in the air. This is also the time to bring that new puppy home, it that is what you have been planning. It’s also a great time to empower some seeds to both help them grow and to do Earth magick.

May: Hare Moon

The Hare Moon, also known as the Flower or Planting Moon, is a time of health, love, romance, and wisdom. This is a great time to plant the seeds that you have empowered. As the seeds begin to grow, the energy you have filled them with will start to manifest in your life. It’s also a great time to rekindle the romantic spark and passion in a relationship. If you’ve been working magick to help your career, now will probably be the time to decide which of your job offers to accept. And you might want to do some divination magick to help you make that decision.

June: Lover’s Moon

Also known as the Strawberry or Rose Moon, the Lover’s Moon brings with it energy for love, marriage, and success. Is it any wonder that in some traditions this Moon is called the Honey Moon? This is a time to nurture your garden and marvel at its beauty and abundance. If you have taken that new job, now is the time to make sure you have everything running smoothly. And you might want to keep your eyes open to see how you can move into a more desirable position.

July: Mead Moon

The Mead Moon, also known as the Blessings, Lightning, or Thunder Moon, is a time of enchantment, health, rebirth, success, and strength. This is the time of the first harvests, when you begin to enjoy the fruits of your labors. This is also a time of celebration and magick. Remember that mead is the nectar of the Gods. Now is the time to gather your magickal herbs and do some prosperity magick so you get that raise you’ve worked so hard for.

August: Wyrt Moon

The Wyrt Moon, also known as the Wort, Barley, Corn, or Red Moon, is a time of abundance, agriculture, and marriage. This is the time to collect your magickal herbs and store them for the winter or share them with others. Remember to give an offering back to the Goddess for her generosity. At this time of the year, you might want to do magick to help someone else reap the benefits of the Earth’s abundance. (With that person’s permission, of course!) This is also a good time to make a move at work for that higher level position. If you have become pregnant, this is the time to concentrate your energies on having a healthy pregnancy.

September: Harvest Moon

Also known as the Barley or Hunter’s Moon, the Harvest Moon is a time of protection, prosperity, and abundance. This is the time of year when the grains are being harvested, and it is a good time for magick involving your prosperity, abundance, and the nurturing of others. If you have had a long illness, this is the time to finally come back to full health again. This is also the time to obtain that higher paying position at work. The energy of the Harvest Moon will help along any magick that is geared to bring you or someone else abundance.

October: Blood Moon

The Blood Moon is sometimes called the Falling Leaf or Hunter’s Moon. It is a Moon of new goals, potection, resolution, and spirituality. The night of the Blood Moon is a great time for divination of any kind. At this time of the year, all of nature is making ready for the winter. Animals that hibernate are gathering the last scraps of food. Birds are heading south. In human societies, this used to be the time when we turned from agriculture to the hunt as our means of sustenance. This is the time to refect on what you did during the year and to evaluate your accomplishments.You also want to check to see how you will survive the coming months. Make sure that you have enough money in the bank. If your work is seasonal, you might want to do some magick to find other ways to support yourself. If you work outdoors, do magick to help you survive the cold months ahead. You also want to check on things that are important to your safety and survival. How are the tires on your car? And what about that smoke alarm in the kitchen? Because the holidays are fast approaching, you also might want to do some work to remove stress and negative energy from your surroundings.

Novemeber: Snow Moon

The Snow Moon is also known as the Beaver, Mourning, or Tree Moon. This is a good time to work with abundance, properity, and the bonds of family and friendship. This is also an excellent time to use divination to get an idea of what is up ahead. Remind yourself that although winter is coming, it will not last forever. Do what you can to reduce your stress and to strengthen your bonds with family and friends. Back before the advent of grocery stores and central heating, people really counted on those bonds, which could be the difference between making it through the winter or perishing. So, know who is really there for you, and count your blessings.

December: Oak Moon

Also known as the Cold or Long Night Moon, the Oak Moon is a time for hope and healing. This time of year the Moon has reign over the Earth, because there are more hours of night than day. Our thoughts turn to the rebirth of the light and the longer days that are promised after the winter solstice. Women who have become pregnant in the spring are about to give birth and will probably want to focus their energies on delivering a healthy baby. This is the time of year to complete something you have worked hard on and to make sure that the task is truly completed, all the details dealt with. It’s also a great time to let go of old patterns or problems and start anew. If something has been eating at you for a long time, work to give it up at this time. Let go of the negative and let the light of longer days shine inside you. Working with children in a nurturing way can be very rewarding and healing.
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Working With Dreams

Working with your dreams can be very beneficial and may help you work through the things that most effect you in your life.

There are many different kinds of dreaming.. some say they don’t dream at all, but they do. We all dream! There are different levels on consciousness while sleeping and depending on what level you are at when the dreaming begins or even what level you go to after the dream, plays a big part in remembering your dreams.

To help you remember your dreams:

As you lay down at night tell yourself over and over again that you intend on remembering. Practice makes perfect. You can’t do this just once and expect to remember. this is something you’ll need to do until you have finally started remembering those dreams.

There are also many different stones that are helpful when wanting to dream more, have more vivid dreams or simply remember your dreams. Amethyst, moonstone and quartz are just a few that come to mind first. Find the stone that calls to you. ANY stone call do the trick.. if it calls to you.

Meditation is also a very helpful tool. Again, find a meditation that suits you. There are tons of meditation techniques out there. Do some Googling and try many different forms of meditation until you find the one that fits you best. Meditation is a training of the mind and the more you do it … the better you get. As with all things it takes time, patience and lots of practice.

Dream catchers are another tool used for dream work. They are best used by hanging over your bed or somewhere in the bedroom where the morning sunlight will reach it every day. The morning sun cleanses the dream catcher of all the bad or negative dreams and thoughts.

Journals – dream journals are ever so helpful. Hard to make yourself remember to do at first but as always practice.. practice. Write down your dreams before your feet hit the floor. Once you are out of bed, auto mode kicks in and you begin your tasks at hand for the day and the journal remains empty.

Essential oils…. oh one of my favorites! I love essential oils and there are many out there designed to help you with sleep and dream work.

Whatever tool you use.. practice, practice, practice. Find what calls to you and what feels right. You can use one of the tools above or a combinations of several or all of them .. or even find something different that works for you. Good luck and sweet dreams!

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