By Sarah Marlowe Spence
That time a vacuum cleaner sabotaged my kirtan. Yup, an odd situation. So I delved into that dream to figure out what it was trying to tell me. Dreams happen to most of us when we’re asleep, yet dreams can also be daydreams of where you want to go in life, or waking dreams, i.e. what is happening right now in life.
When I was a teenager, I found a dream dictionary in the secondhand bookstore, as we did in life before Google. I wondered what the meanings of my busy dreams were, and wished they were more poignant than I thought they were.
I stumbled across dream yoga at Yasodhara Ashram. Spending some time at this yoga retreat and study centre, I studied my own dreams using Swami Radha’s dream method. I learned how to create my own dream dictionary, not needing anyone else to interpret the messages for me. I started to find a way of hearing the messages from within through my own symbology, where previously they had mostly been jumbled images.
There were a series of dreams: bus, train, and car. There were prophetic dreams, like the time I dreamt I was called in to see HR and got fired, only to hear from that same lady in HR who suggested that I might like to find different work that suited me better. I was pleased to get the heads up – it wasn’t such a shock, but it was the gift that galvanized me into action. Answering the phone and making people tea on my working holiday definitely wasn’t my life purpose.
Fast forward 15 years, I’ve worked more with dreams, I’ve worked with my aspirations, I’ve worked with real events, all with the same dream method.
How to start with Dream Yoga?
- Write down the dream as soon as you can.
- Sign and date it. Then you know when it was if you are revising your records.
- Jot down any initial interpretation that comes to mind.
- Fill in any other details you remember.
- Note what is going on with your life.
- Symbology – find your version of what the symbols mean, not from a dream dictionary. Look at the dream from a variety of angles.
- Write an interpretation of the dream.
- Apply it to your current life situation.
- Work with a dream group (optional).
A few years ago, I found the Dalian Method, an advanced self-healing method created by Mada Dalian. The most incredible way to find direction for myself. Where people love the dream method, their happy faces are transformed into open hearted visions of light after using the Dalian Method to get clarity on what their dreams are telling them.
It’s a game-changer when it comes to gaining inner clarity and transforming long-held negative thought forms that unconsciously run our lives.
Through this conscious connection to the unconscious, we can tap into a source of inner wisdom and power. Expand your yoga into the dreamscape and witness the magic that unfolds.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sarah Marlowe Spence is a dreamer, musician and inner-wisdom-seeker and the host of podcast Unraveling Midlife. She has taught Dream Yoga since 2007 after completing Yasodhara Ashram’s Dream Yoga training.
For the full sensory experience with the extra specia Dalian Methodl, join my online evening course, from Monday, June 13 for three weeks that includes the extra special secret ingredient, the Dalian Method. Join our small group to delve into your dreams, visions or aspirations.