I had a dream once that a nightclub was on fire. The faces of the people in the building were crystal clear… so were their screams. I woke up startled…
Psychic dreams (both good and bad) happen a lot for some people. In fact, our Spirit Guides, angels and Higher Selves LOVE to visit us in our dreams. It’s one of their most popular connection points!
But what are psychic dreams and why do they happen? Why are they scary sometimes? What can we do about them? And what should we do with the information we’ve received?
All that and more is about to be revealed.
What are Psychic Dreams?
Most psychic dreams are prophetic, meaning they are sneak peeks of the future. They are like the previews you see for upcoming movies when you’re at the theater.
But instead of getting a glimpse of the upcoming Bradley Cooper flick, you get a glimpse of real life.
This may sound scary, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, many of the psychic dreams my clients have told me about are pleasant and provide hope for the future.
For example, you may dream about a beautiful wedding, and then six months later, meet the person of your dreams! Your soul mate. Total kismet!
Or maybe you’ve dreamed about a friend you haven’t talked to in a while. When you call her, she’s thrilled, because she needs someone to talk to. Cool beans, huh?
Why Do We Have Psychic Dreams?
Earlier, I hinted that psychic dreams are a way for our Spirit Guides, angels, and loved ones in heaven to communicate with us. That’s because we can receive guidance about our lives while we sleep.
There are two reasons for this:
1. Life is busy and stressful. During the day, we don’t always recognize when Spirit is trying to give us a message or guide us. But at night, they have a direct line — and use it to our advantage.
2. When we sleep, our logical defenses are down. We’re no longer thinking about our “to do” list or worrying about our retirement account. We, or rather, our astral bodies, are drifting beyond borders of time and space.
For these reasons, our spirit helpers have easier access to us while we sleep. :)
Remember: just like when we are awake, we can receive guidance about our lives from our spiritual helpers.
Clairvoyant dreams happen when spirit has a message it wants to relay to us.
- Sometimes they warn us of possible consequences of actions we are planning to take.
- Other times, they let us know we’re on the right track — moving in the best direction for our soul. Either way, psychic dreams can be powerful and helpful.
I recently had a psychic dream because I’ve been working on letting go of old beliefs and emotions.
One night, I dreamed that I was trying to open an apartment door. I was carrying a bunch of boxes which were making it difficult to get the key in the door.
Then, all of a sudden, there was a man down the hallway with a gun!
I kept trying to make the key work so I could get inside to safety. As I juggled the stuff I was holding, and fumbling with the key, the man got closer.
And then, right before I woke up, I heard a voice ask, “Wouldn’t it be so easier if you set it all down?”
Duh, yeah! I woke up knowing that I had to let go of more stuff or… “put it down,” just like the boxes.
I didn’t wake up scared, like it had been a nightmare. Instead, I felt clarity!
In my dream it hadn’t even occurred to me to put the stuff down. How crazy is that?! But even crazier? I’m still holding onto things that I know are holding me back in my life!
This psychic dream is a mixture of a “thumbs up” from my spiritual team, and a “warning” that if I’m serious about moving on, I have to let go.
What about dreaming of something scary, like a natural disaster?
The dream that I told you about at the beginning of this post is a true story. I woke up terrified…
I was so shaken that I put on the news and discovered that a nightclub in my state had burned to the ground. Several people passed away.
So why would spirit send me such a scary dream?
The answer is: spirit didn’t send me that message. Don’t forget, energy is everywhere. Energy never dies and we can easily “pick up” and feel energy, especially when we are relaxing (like in the dream state).
If you had a scary psychic dream, don’t worry. Send white light and healing to the situation. And imagine surrounding yourself in white light, too.
What do Psychic Dreams Mean?
Truth: you may not realize you’ve had a psychic dream until much later. That’s because they can “come true” weeks, months or even years in the future.
And it’s sometimes tricky to unravel their meaning. I’m sure you’ve had a dream that really stuck with you. Like the whole next day or week, you kept thinking about it… It’s like you know it has to mean something. Otherwise it would have vanished when you woke up, like most dreams do.
But because dreams can be symbolic, they can be difficult to figure out.
So what do you do? Well, lots of things, in fact! Take a look:
How to Interpret Psychic Dreams
Since each of us is different, there is no one answer to, “If I dream this, what does it mean?”
But there are two simple methods you can use to start understanding psychic dreams.
1. Keep a dream journal
Keep it by your bed and write down all your dreams. Include as much meaning as possible and add in any meanings that come to you “off the top of your head.” These “off the top of your head” thoughts might help you unravel the dream puzzle!
Also, be sure to write in your dream journal as soon as you wake up. This way, you don’t forget any of the good stuff.
Then, every once in a while, go back through your journal and look for patterns.
Do you notice there’s a lot of the same color or item showing up in your dreams? How about a recurring location, animal, or person?
Your spiritual helpers may be giving you clues that you wouldn’t recognize if you didn’t notice the pattern. The bottom line is that keeping a dream journal is fun and enlightening.
Here are some journaling posts that will help you get started:
2. Ask your spirit guides
When in doubt, ask, right? If you feel it’s important to understand the meaning of a psychic dream, ask your spiritual guides for help.
Your guides want to communicate with you, so they are happy to help you understand your dreams!
If you’d like some tips to connect with your Guides, check out this article.