Sweet Dreams

Last night I dreamed that I was dancing with abandon

down a long, wide hallway with my daughter, when suddenly,

in one of the open-armed twirls I was performing,

I lost my footing and fell flat on my back! 


I laughed and laughed as I lay on the floor and my daughter, seeing my demise, also dropped to the floor laughing at the suddenness of my horizontal position.  It was clear that I was not hurt and it was clearly a good time yet it also changes the belief that suggests falling is always a euphemism for troubled times or for a situation creating cause for embarrassment…  


Not So Here!


Falling flat on my back evoked a kind of surrender; a feeling of letting go.  Indeed, perhaps when a person falls while in a state of exuberance and fun, an invisible cushion might appear that protects him/her from severe or even minor damage to the self. Just maybe…

Robert Moss, the great contemporary dream teacher and author, suggests that a person create a title for his or her dream(s) as an author would when writing a book. The title might be a simple one such as ‘Dancing’ or something more elaborate such as “I Danced Myself Silly and Then Fell to Floor Laughing”. For this dream, I have decided to call it, “Sweet Dreams” because surely it was. You can check out Moss’s ‘The Power of Active Dreaming’ HERE.


Dreams can be precognitive, instructive, lucid, filled with adventure and/or incredible, estatic experience


…and more. They can be methods we explore to work through probabilities that may come upon us in life but that we wish to ‘check out’ first as a kind of dress rehearsal in dream form as we sleep. 

When you recollect a dream, Moss offers a question to ask yourself: “How did I feel immediately upon waking up from this dream?” This practice evokes a kind of barometer or index about a dream’s influence upon you as well as a place wherein messages buried in the form of images, actions, sensations or other experiences while in the dream state might be uncovered and brought into waking life.

There is an immediate feedback when following this suggestion for a person typically knows how they feel upon waking. This is the influence filtering down through you from the dream state. Then, as the dream recollection proceeds, its contents may offer additional, practical and even detailed, intuitive information for you to ‘take in’ and with which you might work further.


The night dancing dream  

Night cropped…from my previous example evoked joyfulness and a sense of freedom in me even as I fell.  It also reminded me of another time in waking life while walking with my daughter along a brick sidewalk by the Pacific Ocean when I unexpectedly fell.  This time I fell flat on my face.  There was no warning it would occur.  I didn’t trip.  I wasn’t pushed either and yet I was suddenly falling forward and without the instinctual reflex of breaking my fall with my hands.  It literally was an experience of falling flat on my face.

My daughter was shocked, as was I, and asked as she helped me to stand up, if I was hurt.  As it turns out, I was fine. There were no bumps or bruises because as I fell, I had the uncanny impression of soft pillows or clouds suddenly appearing between my body and the ground.  This softness protected me entirely from the hard brick surface. 

At the time, I was astounded by how this event evolved – both in how quickly it occurred and also by the sensation of softness appearing all around me. I should have been hurt, but wasn’t. The benevolent action of whoever or whatever provided the ‘soft landing’ protected me.  ‘Sweet Dreams’, my dancing dream, reminds me of that time and it carries a similar and significant missive.


To further the exploration of dream material…

…Moss suggests that a dream might be literal (could it or did it happen in ‘real’ life), or symbolic, or even perhaps the experience of another dimension.  He says noticing what people show up in our dreams is useful too.  Are these folks present in our waking life or not? Are they individuals who are not present in our waking life, but have shown up in previous dreams? 

And finally, he asks the question, “What would I (you) like to know about the dream?” This question moves a person into that contemplative place of sitting quietly within the dream’s content while deeper messages begin to rise to the surface.  It is akin to unwrapping a present so as to discover the gift within or similarly in reading a great book to enjoy the inspiration it delivers.


In the book, ‘Create Your Own Dreams: A Seth Workbook” by Nancy Ashley…

The author states:

“In space-time terms, dreaming is what happens when consciousness ‘shifts gears,’ when the energy giving motion to consciousness changes focus”.

She goes on to say:

“One reason to remember our dreams is so that we will become more aware and trusting of the messages coming through to us. In developing a sense of familiarity with the inner world and its different way of operating, and by becoming used to its lack of logic and juxtaposed images, we’ll be more willing to entertain what may seem to be impossible or ridiculous notions.”



Horizon Night

My dream might be both literal and symbolic…

Literal in the sense that I have done similar things with my daughter in the past although not in the hallway of a large hotel. In those instances, we were having fun and we laughed ourselves silly.  It could be symbolic, because this might be a demonstration about how falling flat on my back might be viewed as part of the expansion and contraction around experiencing life. 

Perhaps it serves as an example of how I might respond when I fail (or fall).  Perhaps, in the scheme of things, this response is perfect; a knowing that all things change and that there are successes and failures.  Life ebbs and flows.  Perhaps this is a reminder to me, about not attaching myself to final outcomes, but to allow for the unexpected as the unexpected may allow for possibilities I could never have logically thought out. 


It is also a dream about gratitude…

…In the co-creation of life events because we each have the possibility around planning out an endeavour, acting out the necessary pieces and then surrendering to serendipity or happy accidents which is a pathway aligned with exploration, adventures, in going with the flow, and in allowing life to unfold in its myriad ways and outcomes. It is about trust. ‘Sweet Dreams’, too, is about the effortlessness around companionship with family; the joy of walking through life together even as lessons appear as the underpinnings of that journey.

Finally, Robert Moss asks: “How will I (you) honour your dream?” My daughter arrives for a visit a few days from now and my very loose plan is to simply be present in the moment with her while allowing our time together to unfold with effortless abandon. There will likely be laughter.

In my work with clients…

…We will often explore dreams and how their metaphors and/or symbols are unique to the individual dreaming the dream.  The deep places of intuition emerge during the dream state and engage us in ways that truly are beyond the logical mind.  Dreams are open-ended possibilities that encourage us, play with us and offer us perspectives and solutions that might not have otherwise occurred in our normal, consensual-based reality.

Contact me at 778-800-9640 or NadaRose@goldensummersun.com

Intuitive Mentoring, Energy Healing, Emotional Clearing, Past Life Regression and Dreamwork


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