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 the heck 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, you 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 Psychic Dreams?
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 they use it to their (and our) advantage.
2. When we sleep, all of 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.
During this time, the veils between the physical and spiritual planes are thin, so our spiritual team has easier access to us.
Why do we have Psychic Dreams?
Clairvoyant dreams happen when Spirit has some message it needs to relay to us.
Just like when we are awake, we can receive messages and guidance about our lives from our spiritual helpers.
- 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 really powerful and helpful.
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.
Suddenly, there was a man down the hallway with a gun aimed at me!
I kept trying to make the key work so I could get inside to safety. I kept juggling the stuff I was holding and fumbling with the key, as the man got nearer and nearer.
Right before I woke up a heard a voice ask, “Wouldn’t it be so much 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 total 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 example of a psychic dream is a mixture of “thumbs up” from my spiritual team, and a “warning” that if I’m serious about moving on or “getting inside,” I had to put it all down.
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 about an hour from my home had burned to the ground. Several people were trapped inside and died.
So why would Spirit send me THAT? I was still new in my psychic development at the time, and didn’t know if I was supposed to have done something to help.
The answer is: Spirit didn’t send me that message. Don’t forget, there is energy everywhere. Energy never dies and we can easily “pick up” and detect energy, especially when we are relaxed (like in the dream state).
If you had a psychic dream like mine, rest assured, there is nothing you were supposed to do. Let go of guilt, and send white light and healing to the situation.
What do Psychic Dreams Mean?
Now, not all psychic dreams will be as clear-cut as that one. In fact, you may not even realize you’ve had one until much later when you visit a place or meet a person from a dream.
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.
You know it has to mean something, otherwise it would have vanished when you woke up, like most dreams do.
But because dreams are so symbolic and because our spiritual team uses symbolism to communicate with us, they can be difficult to figure out.
What Can you Do to Interpret your Psychic Dreams?
Since each of us is different and has different Spirit Guides and angels around, there is no one answer to, “If I dream this, what does it mean?”
But there are two simple methods I recommend to start understanding psychic dreams:
• Keep a Dream Journal
Keep this by your bed and write down all your dreams. Write about it in as much detail as you can 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!
Write in your dream journal as soon as you wake up and get out of bed, when you’re still snoozy. That way your logical mind won’t “get in the way”.
You can go back through your dream journal every once in a while and look for patterns.
Do you notice there’s a lot of the same color or the same item showing up in your dreams? How about a reoccurring location, animal, or person?
Spirit might be giving you clues that you wouldn’t recognize if you didn’t notice the pattern. Keeping a dream journal is fun and enlightening!
Here are some journaling posts that will help you get started:
• Ask Your Guides
When in doubt, ask, right? If you feel it’s really important that you understand the meaning behind a psychic dream, ask your Spiritual Guides for more clues so you can figure it out.
Our Guides are there to communicate important information, so they will do whatever is needed for you to understand the message they have for you.
If you’d like some tips to connect with your Guides, check out this article on Intuitive Souls Blog.