course, before the channeling began, I did talk to God, but only
in recent years have they answered back as Zeb and Zarna. So I now
understand that I was much more connected
than I realized.
I did not know I had any particular talent regarding relationship
evaluation or dream reading until the a few years ago. I guess
more than anything I just did not notice I could do these things
until one day someone confided in me one of their dreams—a
rather long somewhat convoluted dream rife with symbols.
Well there it was! Instantly I knew what it all meant. In my
mind I could see the meaning as clear as day. The advantage I had
at that time was I knew this person very well, and I could see
exactly how the symbols within the dream story related to current
the significance of the symbolism seemed to escape my friend’s
understanding. I have found since that most people have a harder
time seeing the meaning within their own dreams, where it is
sometimes easier to see the meaning in someone else’s dreams. It
is a case of being too close to the forest to see the trees. And
often taking the dream too literally.
It was not long before I accepted that this was something I could
do, and when Mel asked me to interpret one of his dreams, which I
did, it was not long before Zarna popped in with some dream
Below are come clips from the Messages where dreams are
mentioned and some indication that they do not all
originate from us. These clips illustrate where some of them come
from, who might instigate them and why.
21:1. Yes, we are with you
always, but especially when you call out to us on so many many
levels--you are blasting through so strong we couldn't or wouldn't
ignore you. Please rest, still your feverish heart. All will be as
you have seen. Your
dreams are not of your creation
alone, but glimpses into your future. Your future will be as you
have seen it.
34:27 …Think this isn't frustrating? You should see your
guides. If they had physicality they would have plucked themselves
bald long before now from pulling out their hair at some of your
choices and missed opportunities. They would be hoarse from
yelling in your ear
words you couldn't hear, giving
you dreams that you ignored, and then
you make decisions which thwarted all yours and their plans for
37:83 Now, the
dreams you had as a child were more
"visions," than dreams. Many were of us, and the
"other world" we took you to was here, your Home. [on
Children remember their Home more clearly
and often get "homesick" for the familiar. So we
would visit you and give
the comfort of knowing that it is all still there, just the
way you "imagined"
(remembered) it would be.
65:51 …You don't have to wait until your passing or
"death" to be with them for a while, nor to verify if
any of what we have told you in this Message is true. You can
verify it at anytime through the process of Astral Travel (OBE),
for nightly in
your dreams you return Home. Why do you think sleep is so
restorative to your kind and others? You return to the land of
your creation--the Astral, where love combines with thought and
creates the miracles of both your "Dream World" and your
"Reality." Do not be confused into believing that
life’s illusion is reality—and mistake the reality of your "Dream
World" as an illusion.
67:37. Nor must you "cross over" to the Otherside to
visit these places. You go there every night within
your dreams when you Astral Travel.
73:1 Q. Why is it
necessary to interpret dreams? Why can’t our spirit Guides, or
whatever give it (the message) to us straight. Oh, I’m getting
Answer : Zeb:> The reason we do not
give you such straight
is that life is based on your choices, not our choices of you. You
are the experiential aspect of God—not we. What
we give you through
serves many functions—it releases your pent up feelings where
you can act out in a safe environment
(the Astral). Yet each
dream comes through
multiple layers—the meaning is what you intuit it
to be, not always what it is. Dreams are but another mirror on which you sense the reflections
of meanings. Your kind has used many other things for the same
purpose. In Ancient times your kind “cast lots” (divining
or dice) or read
cards, saw futures in crystal balls, or in the position of the
stars. None of these have intrinsic value other than what you give
interpretation is your
way, Caryl, to cast your lots and divine the meaning you see there.
The meaning is more what you see, rather than the dream. Certainly
reoccurring symbols have intrinsic value, but never forget,
you, not we, assign the meaning
to those symbols.
83:57 ...Others tap into their inner
selves and get the correct meanings and are able to predict the
future and interpret dreams
as Caryl does. Others read the
stars or the cards. Some find symbolic meaning in the lines
of a person’s palm or in the tea leaves, or the
falling of joss
secret to this inner knowing is not in the device used, but within
the reader. The device is but one
vehicle to get them there. Their true ability comes from an inner
It is clear from these passages that dreams are lumped into the
same category as OBE, Astral Travel and Visions. There is a link
because they happened from the same dimension. In this other
dimension we are much more adept at instantly creating reality
with the power of our thoughts—thus the difference between
Astral travel and Astral projection. One is an unbiased visit into
another dimension; the other is a projection of our thoughts
within another dimension. This is why we on this website have used
caution when describing our experiences in these other places for
we do not want to plant seeds in your mind that you will later
recreate as your experience. Your Astral Travel should be without
expectation. Approached this way, your experience then will be
“real.” You will experience what is there not what you think
Importance of Dreams
Zeb and Zarna have explained, can come from a variety of sources.
If they (Zeb and Zarna or other higher level beings) want to get
something across to us and one is not adept at channeling, dreams
are one of the ways they speak to us. Often our spirit guides use
this method to communicate with us. We can communicate to
ourselves in dreams—our subconscious revealing knowledge to our
conscious mind. And our Composite Selves—those aspects of us,
former incarnational personalities—who have something to share
will often use this method to give us information or remind us of
something we might have forgotten. So
dreams are wonderful tools and a very reliable way to understand
where you are spiritually if we know how to use them. After all, as
opposed to a
psychic reading, dreams come through
you, not someone else who may be a good reader, but which path are
they reading? The one you will take? Or the one not taken? (Read:
The Path Not Take )
point out something important that ZZ said above:
[dreams] releases your pent up feelings where you can act
out in a safe environment…"
Some dreams are simply fantasies where we act out our
emotions. They are no more complicated than that and have no
prophetic or symbolic meaning.
Some dreams are just us playing in the astral and
expressing our emotions.
realized that I could interpret dreams—a skill that Zarna tells
me that I have had for many lifetimes—I began to remember
vividly a vision that came to me over 25 years ago, where I was
told about the spiritual teaching I would receive. At the time I
did not realize that this teaching would be given through me and my
twin. (Did not know there was such a thing as a Twin Soul back
then.) However, that
particular vision had many levels and it still playing out.
Important dreams and visions are often indelibly printed within
our memories and will usually remain there to be dragged out like
old videos and played over and over again to see if we missed
anything in the original interpretation—or perhaps our
circumstances have changed and we now understand the symbols in a
more profound way. Quite often when we have a dream we “see”
or understand the layer of the dream that pertains to our present
(when the vision occurred) and the future reality slips our notice
until the time is right for the unveiling.
Often these kinds of visions occur in a waking
state—sometimes in meditation-- and are the kind that comes from
the higher level beings. They usually have to do with giving us a
glimpse into confusing occurrences of our present that are
concerning us, and the direction of our future based upon your
present choices. We do get help with these things. Quite often
spiritual information about our direction and achievements are
revealed to us in symbolic term.
about Recurring Dreams?
dream happens over and over again, your subconscious or anyone of
the entities that instigate communication to you through your
dreams is trying to tell you something. This could be said of
most dreams but especially for this type
of dream. In either
case, the dream is telling you there is an issue in your life that you need to address. Most dreams have
important information, and unfortunately we often forget what we
dreamed or don’t know how to interpret them. So they will keep
repeating until we acknowledge the meaning of the dream.
you unscramble the message and take action, the dream usually
stops. As always the most difficult thing is to look at the dream
objectively. If you cannot interpret it and it continues, then I
would suggest you ask for help with interpretation.
often with a recurring dream, there is a message that change is
necessary—either in your thinking or action. If the dream
activates an uncomfortable emotional response, then try to step
away from that and focus on the story and symbols and how it might
relate to a current situation in your life.
Don’t be discouraged if one recurs when you think you have
dealt with the issue. Sometimes
there are layers to a dream—take another good look and try to
figure out what you might have missed.
the recurring dreams, nightmares are also dreams that have a
message and through a frightening story tries to get your
attention. Often they deal with deeper problems, sometimes issues
involving work, or relationships that might be repressed. Everyone
has an occasional nightmare, but frequent nightmares are often a
sign of undue stress and that it is time to seriously consider the
intended message. Causes
can range from fears, insecurities, health problems, relationship
issues, general life stresses and trauma.
Most of us
do not consider daydreams as dreams. But we will speak about them
briefly here. These are usually not symbolic, moments of half
awareness where we “mull” over an
daydreams tend to be negative in that we often think about the
worst case scenario of any given situation. If you find yourself
falling into a pattern of this then it would be to your advantage
to flip the switch to contemplating the perfect, most desirable
Also daydreams can work like a rehearsal of something important to
come. You are in a half-aware
state, yet they can be of value if focused on positive. Just
monitor your daydreams and watch for negativity.
Some daydreaming takes us away from where
we are at that moment to where we might like to be, and this is a
safe and harmless escape. Often very creative inspiration comes
from these moments of musing.
dreams are dreams that we can control and direct them in any way
we choose. This is a
skill that can be learned. This kind of dreaming allows us again
outcomes of a particular scenario. Some people can plan a dream
and once it starts, manipulate the outcome. We can face difficult
circumstances with confidence. We
can actually practice skills that we might use in a waking state,
like dancing, sports, public addresses, writers block, or anything
we feel may be a challenge in waking state. Many have
had these types of dreams without trying—and often dreams of
flying are lucid dreams.
Most often lucid dreaming happens during our sleep and we become
conscious that we are dreaming and have influence over which
direction it goes. I
can remember doing this for a very long time—since I was
a child, long
before I knew it had a name. Like
any dream, there maybe valuable information within the dream story
that you should record.
heard many people say, “I never dream.” Well, yes they do,
they just don’t remember them. This can happen for various
different reasons--over fatigue is the most common--often the
result of our fast paced society, but even if you are “dead
to the world,” there
are things you can do that might help you remember.
to bed at the same time and wake up at
the same time.
Avoid alcohol or drugs before you go to bed.
Tell yourself before you go to bed that you will
remember your dreams when you wake up.
Keep a note pad and pencil by your bed and record the dream and
If a dream wakes you up in the middle of the night, record it
immediately. Do not wait until morning. You will most likely not
When you wake up in the morning, lie still for a few moments and
take a few minutes to allow yourself to bring to consciousness any
images or feelings. Write them down and date the entry.
7. Set the
stage. Tell yourself that you are going to dream about a certain
it on your mind before
you go to sleep.
recording a dream, write down everything you can remember. Be
especially cognizant of the details. These provide symbolic
reference that at the time may seem unimportant but can give the
reader of the dream added information. Note all the little
stuff—like the color of the carpet, the location, any objects
that are part of the setting. Was there grass or were you standing
on dirt. All these things if you can remember them are important.
As you begin to record your dream more will come to your conscious
memory. Sometimes a sketch is helpful.
Don’t forget the colors and what you were feeling during
the dream. What were your emotions?
Excited, frightened, happy, sad, indifferent? Were you the
observer or are you a character that interfaces with other
characters in the dream? Were
you able to direct the dream and have some influence on the out
a very important factor. Jot down what is going on in your life at
the time of the dream. Were you worried about something? Were you
excited about a new relationship in your life? New job? Loss of
employment? Death in the family? Did you just break up with your
Record anything that stands out in your mind as an emotional
change. There may not be anything within your dream at that moment
you can connect with, but upon looking back, if you have recorded
the conditions of you life at the time of the dream, it may come
to you later. With another look from the perspective of time, you
might see a clearer connection to the symbols. This might not help
that particular situation, but you will be more aware of your
dream connection in the future.
is Dream Interpretation Done?
interpretation is partly an intuitive process, and partly
connecting life circumstances with the symbols in the dream.
Do not pay attention to books or articles that give stock meaning
for particular symbols. Most symbols and their meaning within a
unique to the
person dreaming. In other words, one can not use the same
interpretation of a symbol for everyone. Each symbol is unique to
the dream story and the dreamer. It is within the context of the
story and the subject that you can understand the symbol.
The Gods and your spirit guides speak to you
in your own unique
they are hoping you will understand. They are not going to use
symbols that have no meaning for you. Let me give you an example.
Let’s say you have a cat in your dream. What could that mean?
Well it depends on how you relate to cats. If you think of
them as cuddly little creatures that you love, then you are going
to connect with that symbol in a way that relates to your
connection with cats. But what if when you were a child you
tangled with a wild cat that bit and scratched you and left you
with a lasting dislike of cats? Your connection with cats would be
completely different. Our spirit guides know our history and would
use these symbols in ways that would be meaningful and specific to
us. Now if they (your guides) know that you have a dislike of
cats—maybe even a fear, and your guides are trying to caution
you about something, they might use that cat to warn you. Remember
would make perfect symbolic sense to that person.
I should also caution that not all symbols for one person
will mean the same thing in different dreams. A cat could mean one
thing in one dream and another in another dream—or just simply a
cat as a prop. Not all things in dreams have symbolic meaning.
Sometimes objects are simply the stage upon which the dream drama
So don’t be distracted from your natural intuition by what
others teach about dream symbols. Look at your dream from your eyes and your heart and
let it speak to you as it was meant to.
When I do a dream reading, I am conscious of these things, and if
I am in question, I always ask what a particular symbol means to
person I am reading for. This is why for me to help a person
understand what the dreams is trying to reveal to them, it is
necessary for us to work together to find these hidden meaning.
work only from dreams that are recorded. Except that I sometimes
get cornered into doing a reading on the fly when someone
just tells me their dream. This is not nearly as effective for
me—I will only get a surface reading. When I have the dream on
the computer, I can take it line by line. You see, I am then
working with the dreamers account—a firm one that they have
recorded. And as I “space
in front of the screen, I allow myself to get into it. The symbols
and meanings begin to link and I record the interpretation in
color right within the sentences. It always amazes me how the
meaning is just there and comes to the surface.
Dreams are an important part of our lives and more
attention should be paid to what our Gods, our spirit guides, our
composite selves or our subconscious is trying to tell us. God does speak to
us in many ways—this is one of them. Everyone is capable of
channeling, but many will not. Every one dreams and these dreams
are just as useful as any channeling session.
will see you in your dreams!
Love always, Caryl
honoring and respecting
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