Confronting antagonists in dreams can be an example of phony, superficial, and counterproductive confidence. A mother reported, My 11-year-old daughter has had a recurring nightmare that’s terrifying her and affecting her. She dreams that she is awakened from sleep in her brother’s room. She then walks down the hall into the bathroom and vomits in … Read more
Nightmares are best viewed as wake-up calls that are powerful tools for moving you into greater lucidity, both awake and dreaming. Here is one example.
Rather than dismissing nightmares as “day residue” or some sort of “psychic indigestion, Integral Deep Listening (IDL) demonstrates that they act as “wake up calls” that when listened to, are transformational.
Nightmares aren’t confined to dreams, and neither is Integral Deep Listening. It will wake you up out of your waking nightmares as well. When you learn how, you can help any child or adult escape not only nighttime nightmares, but daytime ones as well.
“You need to grow in your definition of love. It has to include boundaries, because otherwise your love is misunderstood as weakness and an invitation for abuse.”
Nobody likes nightmares. And it would seem that with spiritual development and years of meditation that they would go away, right? Wrong.
Because we rarely or ever ask questions or question our own judgment while we are dreaming, we assume we are awake and dealing with genuine circumstances or threats. The result is that the dream, as remembered, is a narrative that serves to confirm our waking delusions.
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When a monster shows up in your dream, why not invite it in for a spot of tea?
Are you willing to let go and fall into the abyss? Are you willing to “die” to be reborn?