"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." – Danny Kaye

Beverly Young (who blogs under ghostbusterbev) recently sent me this dream. It’s an unusual one that I thought you dreamers might enjoy.

THE DREAM:

Cathy, I had an unusual dream recently. Thinking about it, almost daily since it occurred, I am left wondering if it is a premonition of things to come or perhaps life on another planet. Here is what I remember, the details of which are still vivid in my mind:

In the dream, I lived in a community that was subterranean. I saw no one else in this underground, tunnel-like existence, yet I knew I was part of a community. I wore a protective outfit with head gear, similar to what you would see people wear who work in labs where there are dangerous chemicals. To breathe fresh air and to enjoy a form of sunshine that appeared to be solar powered, I had to climb a long ladder which led me to a rooftop. When I got to the top of the ladder, I saw a huge, oval steel tank containing water. The tank was being used as a swimming pool. One other couple was there on the rooftop, enjoying a swim as they dove in and out of the water, completely naked and comfortable in their nakedness. That’s all I remember, but for some strange reason, the dream has stayed with me.

THE OFFERED INTERPRETATION

I know you have an important gift, and that you share it on this earth, which must sometimes seem like being underground. You have to wear “protective gear”, by meditating, surrounding yourself with light, etc., while working in this underground community and while sharing your gift, to protect you from forces that don’t understand the light. To recharge yourself you meditate, or get above the earth. The pool is there so that you can refresh not only your mind, but your body, and the couple (I’m not sure on this) may be two of your guardian angels. They have nothing to hide and no earthly social conventions to keep them from sending out pure light. (Clothing usually represents how a person presents himself to the world, and protects his inner persona.)

I don’t know what’s happening in your life now. As always, you are the only person who can accurately interpret your dream. It may be that you feel discouraged, or wonder just how much of yourself you can, or need, to give. I think this is telling you that you have support for whatever you decide.

Thanks for sharing your dream. It was a challenge! – Cathy

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Questions? A dream to discuss? Email me at chunsberger@cox.net. Visit my website at www.cathyhunsberger.com. I tweet at http://www.twitter.com/bridgesecrets.

I’d love to hear your comments/suggestions and DREAMS.

Dream Journals, Cont’d.

Advanced Dream Journal Extras (Optional)

Review of Your Journal – Do you read a dream, try to interpret it, and then put it on the shelf, going on to new and better dreams? You may not realize it, but some of those new and better dreams may be connected to those old forgotten dreams.

A review of your journal now and then can be very helpful. As you go back, you may recall a new image or remember a sad feeling. Jot these memories down next to the dream. They may not only provide a fuller interpretation of your old dream, but you may see a thread that runs through both the old dream and some of your newer dreams. Your studious interest also reinforces your ability to get the most out of your dream work. For example:

Dottie was working on a current dream that placed her at a bank, cashing a large check. She stuffed it in her purse and walked out without a care. In reality, Dottie was struggling to make ends meet. As she perused her dream journal, she came across a dream she had entered the week before. In that dream she had picked up her mail and found a sweepstakes entry from a company called “Argonauts Inc.” She had been puzzled.

As Dottie read over her journal, the light dawned. She had applied for a new job at a shipping company. It would mean a large increase in salary, but she would have to move. She was undecided. Now, reading her journal, she saw the message loud and clear. The job was undoubtedly a chance for her to get ahead. She took the job, was successful, got promoted, and struggled no longer.

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ANNOUNCEMENT! My new book, DREAMS: UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY, A How-To Guide that Will Change Your Life, is now available through Amazon.

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Questions? A dream to discuss? Email me at chunsberger@cox.net. Visit my website at www.cathyhunsberger.com. I tweet at http://www.twitter.com/bridgesecrets.

I’d love to hear your comments/suggestions.

Do you have a dream that is puzzling you?  Does it keep popping into your mind?  Is it one that recurs in varying forms?  It is definitely important, with a message you will find useful.  Please feel free to email me for a suggested interpretation.  If you agree, I will publish the results in my blog.

Cathy Hunsberger:  chunsberger@cox.net

Dream Journals, Cont’d.

Advanced Dream Journal Extras (Optional)

Computer Magic: – Some energetic people take dream images and related information from their Journal and input the data into a computer. (Related information includes daily events, issues, emotions.) These dream scientists are then able to scan quickly for patterns and relationships between dream content and what’s happening in their waking lives.

Constant Comment – You may remember a dream or get an ‘aha’ moment as you are driving down the road, shopping for groceries, waiting for an oil change. It is then that you whip out your pocket-sized notebook and make notes. (If you have been driving down the road, I suggest you pull over first.) You later transfer these notes to your Dream Journal. A lot of work? You will be surprised. As you recall more, your motivation, interest, and intuition will increase; your life will benefit. You will become addicted to dreams and their life-changing beauty. You will be thrilled when you have the opportunity to whip out that notebook.

Waking dreams can also be recorded in your handy pocket notebook. Perhaps you have been trying to decide whether or not to get a puppy. As you travel down the road, you hit all the red lights. Every single one. The Universe is probably telling you that now is not the time for a puppy. Make a quick note, “(date) – all red lights – puppy.”

Let’s say you put the puppy off and arrange to have your deck and surrounding lawn fenced in. You still want that puppy, but you remain patient. Once more you are rolling down the road, and realize that this time you are making good time: all the lights, every single one, have been green. You again note this in your little notebook. As you make the entry, the light dawns. Now the puppy will have a safe place to play outside. Bingo. Your patience, and your attention to your waking dream, have paid off.

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ANNOUNCEMENT! My new book, DREAMS: UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY, A How-To Guide that Will Change Your Life, is now available through Amazon.

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Questions? A dream to discuss? Email me at chunsberger@cox.net. Visit my website at www.cathyhunsberger.com. I tweet at http://www.twitter.com/bridgesecrets.

I’d love to hear your comments/suggestions.

Dream Journals, Cont’d.

EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” Jacob A. Riis.

Dream Journal “Extras”

“Dream Journal extras? My goodness!” I hear you say. “Isn’t pulling the essence of a dream out of my head and getting it on paper enough?”

Well, that is a good start. You can’t do anything without the dream, that’s for sure. However, I know you want to get the most out of all your hard work and productive dreaming. Here are a few ‘extra’ tips:

  1. Before you go to bed, grab your journal and log in the date and day of the week. This provides a useful reference point when you review your dreams. It can also help connect a series of dreams. Also jot a brief summary of your day’s concerns, challenges, successes, whatever is claiming your current energy. This will help your interpretive efforts later on.
  2. After you wake and log in your dream, note (a) whether it was a middle-of-the-night dream, a nap dream, a just-before-the-alarm-clock-rang dream, and (b) the mood you were in when you woke up. Your mood is always a clue for unlocking the dream message.

If you can’t remember the whole dream, don’t give up. Log in the body of the dream: the scenes, locations, characters, animals, major objects, major colors, the mood. Any little thing you can remember is fine. The more you practice and stick to your routine, the more you will remember and the more you will understand. Dream work is just like learning to ride a bike, play the piano, understanding long-division. Sorry..

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ANNOUNCEMENT! My new book, DREAMS: UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY, A How-To Guide that Will Change Your Life, is now available through Amazon.

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Questions? A dream to discuss? Email me at chunsberger@cox.net. Visit my website at www.cathyhunsberger.com. I tweet at http://www.twitter.com/bridgesecrets.

I’d love to hear your comments/suggestions.

Dream Journals, Cont’d.

Persistent Dreams

Certain dreams stay with you whether you choose to write them down or not. These dreams are so potent and full of emotion, so frightening and so compelling, that when you wake, you remember them vividly. You pore over them. They then become stored in the part of your brain that gives you long-term recall. This type of dream is usually recurring, which reinforces memory to an even greater degree. Such dreams are very meaningful and ripe with helpful information and guidance. They keep coming until you unlock the message and take action.

IS IT WORTH ALL THIS FUSS?

This dream better be worth it, you say to yourself. I got up early just so I could write it down. You read it over, amused that the musical scale being played in your dream was initially very flat and dull. You booed; the pianist laughed, then started up a lively little tune.

You peek at the clock and see that it’s time for coffee. Meanwhile, you mull the dream over in your mind’s eye. You begin to put together threads of meaning. As you pour that dark liquid into your cup, you get an ‘aha’ moment. Wow. That meeting you have today. You’re going to have to inject some humor into your little pep talk so as not to hurt any feelings and fall flat on your face. Thanks dream! This might help bring on another “well done” from Mr. Bigbucks.

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ANNOUNCEMENT! My new book, DREAMS: UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY, A How-To Guide that Will Change Your Life, is now available through Amazon.

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Questions? A dream to discuss? Email me at chunsberger@cox.net. Visit my website at www.cathyhunsberger.com. I tweet at http://www.twitter.com/bridgesecrets.

I’d love to hear your comments/suggestions.

A dream was forwarded to me for interpretation recently, and it was so unusual I thought it was worth sharing. My interpretation follows.

Sarah’s dream:

I’m home, where the water is ever present. Not water like we have here…it has more life and vitality, warmth and energy. It’s a “being” of its own, with its own feelings and intents. I have no memories of entering any body of water in this place without feeling like I’m part of it. I can’t say that its identity is so strong you can Identify “it” as separate, but it provides like a mother’s presence would. It would feel depreciating to mention it as only a substance, especially when love enters my heart at the thought of the water here. Everything connects to her, “the water”; massive trees pull her in and then she rains back down from their leaves. I don’t ever see this place as heaven, but it feels close to it. While here, it is simply just “one of our places.”

We have “sleepy” souls with us this time. I know they did not cross in the usual, quick manner. Instead these ones lingered when their bodies died. It’s not bad that they didn’t cross right away…but it does create a burden for them to some extent. They stay believing they are not done, or for fear of not loving someone enough. Some stay because being out of their bodies was not what they believed it would be while in their bodies. These ones had to be ‘collected’…encouraged…nudged …drawn in.

We had to go to them and guide them here. I was not a part of the collecting, not with these, but I remember doing so and understand how they came to be here. I understand that the longer a soul stays “there” without crossing, the “sleepier” they get. I use the word sleepy because they dive deeper into the unreal when not crossing. Often times this “sleepiness” is unpleasant for them, even though it is their choosing to not let go of it. I understand that waking up takes a bit longer for some of them under these conditions. This is not their final stop or the end of their crossing. Being here is an “in between” for them. They are home safe, but sleepy and not entirely ready for their homecoming.

We move in a group around them. The others with me are just an extension of me; we have no need to communicate. We are one. I want to emphasize that I still exist here, with my own identity, but at times there is no need to have my own self awareness, and it is just as much of a pleasure to be part of a moving organism as a separate one here. We love the “collected ones” and we are on some levels more tapped into, and focused on them than we are to each other. We don’t need to share thoughts about each one. They are all different, each having a sharper sense of separateness, and we all know what is being perceived in every direction at once.

We do not consider some to be weaker souls, older souls, younger etc. They are all just as valuable, and belong as anything would here. They are not here to be SHOVED into a loving merge, or forced into seeing what is really happening; they are simply here to wake up a bit more. Now pulled over, they all feel loved, at peace, tranquil, and satisfied. However, each is still too sleepy to remember an important part of them that is best described as childlike joy. Some still believe they are “old” or “unable”, others believe they have pain, even though none of them is actually feeling any pain. Physical pain is not a reality here, although I do have memories of fragmented lessons taking place here…where an emotional insight caused a splinter of hurt, and then instantaneously turned into a delightful understanding.

We push them out onto a boat and move at all sides next to them. A boat is not necessary here, but they believe it is. They know the water from where they came, and that predominates their expectations. So we provide one. We can feel some of them waking up to a small bit of excitement…it moves through them. As each one wakes up it affects all of them and us. We cross to the other shore and coax them out. Like children, some of them are tentative, but now all of them are starting to feel excited, and because of this, who they really are starts to emanate amongst all of us. I emphasize again that all of them are uniquely their own, but they ARE us too, and each other.

We point at the water and I tell one to look down at the life inside of it. “See that beautiful little creature? See it with YOURSELF instead of your eyes. Do you feel her growth? Do you feel the beauty of this cycle for her? Feel her love for her babies…..and now it is yours too! Do you see how she grows and learns for us all?” I am pulled in briefly by her beauty, letting the energy of her experience consume and warm me. She’s here moving through growth as these other souls did “over there”. Growing and learning is much softer here though, less traumatic.

One soul believed in the boat that he couldn’t walk and still vaguely holds on to that idea. “Look at the purple!” I communicate to him without using words as we all do here. I feel an explosion of excitement emerge from him. He wants to find more of the purple under the water. He moves away from the group, the belief of being disabled has evaporated. I know this one while “awake” and away from “form” lingers in this place as much as I do. I know this is a place of his liking. Others with us will have other places that match their loves better. I know the man who wanted to find purple will finish waking up and return here often.

Soon we are surrounded by moving agile forms, all of them more awake than when they came. The laughter moves through all of us energetically. They are waking up, they are beautiful. Their ideas of fear are gone, and won’t return until they are strong enough to handle it.

I wake up wondering if this was a memory, or an amazing imagination that pushed me through the night. Either way I feel elated, as if on a high. I roll out of bed wondering when I can go back. Even if it is not real, I miss this place, enough that seeing it makes my spirits soar, and simultaneously leaves me longing for it on a deep level. I will spend the rest of my day feeling as I always do after being there, (remembering there), ecstatic because of it, but aching for not being there.

INTERPRETATION:

Sarah,

Thank you for allowing me to be part of your dream world. Your dream was fascinating and full of wonderful information.

These are my thoughts:

The water of life could very likely represent a womb. A material womb brings us into the earth, and one could visualize a spiritual womb rebirthing us into the spirit world when we leave the earth. Each brings us into a new life in which we can further evolve.

I feel that the world into which you were drawn in your dream is part of the passage some have as they make the transition. It may be an interbetween for souls who need more time to acclimate to spirit form. Some move through it easily, as you seem to do; some linger. Instead of passing quickly through, you are apparently on a path that leads you to be of assistance to those who just need a helping hand, need to understand, need acceptance. This is undoubtedly part of the karma of your soul and the souls of those around you who are also helping.

This interbetween is to be distinguished from that where greatly troubled souls may spend much time, and need not only prayers, but also help from souls whose particular job it is to reach out to them with light, dedication and patience.

I find it interesting that the soul, through mind, can still create and feel pain that in reality no longer exists. This reinforces the teaching that you are what you eat and what you think.

I found these references to the color purple. I think they are pertinent to the purple that the one soul was searching for.

Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color to use in meditation.

Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color purple. Purple is the color most favored by artists.

Violet is the color associated with the Crown Chakra. This chakra is the main co-ordination center of the body and ensures you are connected to universal sources of energy. (Website: Family Gems)

Violet: Bridges the physical and spiritual realms and therefore is reverent, mysterious, fearless, quiet yet alive, deep, reflective, and royal. It is the color of meditation and can be used to increase its depth and achievements. (Kathleen Roquemore, “It’s all in your Numbers”)

It seems that you have been given a glimpse of the true path our souls are on, and the beauty and harmony that is created by being conscious of the Oneness. I further believe that you have been shown your path in this current life, that is, to be a “middle man”, to help others reach a spiritual realization and acceptance that will help them pursue their true path and to evolve here and now. This will apparently be done best not by leading, per se, but by being there, cooperating, giving, loving, caring, sharing. What a wonderful gift you have been given.

You, of course, are the best interpreter of your own dreams. If you would like, please call me (804 832 3262) or email me at chunsberger@cox.net.

Love and light,

Cathy

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ANNOUNCEMENT! My new book, DREAMS: UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY, A How-To Guide that Will Change Your Life, is now available through Amazon.

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Questions? A dream to discuss? Email me at chunsberger@cox.net. Visit my website at www.cathyhunsberger.com. I tweet at http://www.twitter.com/bridgesecrets.

I’d love to hear your comments/suggestions.