This is the time of year for dreaming. You can dream anytime, but when the earth is in its quiet, dark state of winter, you'll find that somehow your access to your inner thoughts is a little bit easier; your sensitivity, a little bit higher.
Dreams are a form of visionary processing we go through on the astral planes. While some of your dreams may be just the brain farts of an over-stimulating day, others actually come through the psychic gateway in your mind, and are connected to the universal rhythm. These dreams are the profound ones, for they can tell you about your future, give you better insights to your past, and help you directly heal trauma or wounding through connecting with spirits, other people, and yourself.
The kicker in--this all tends to happen when you're asleep! You may not remember anything!
DREAMING FOR ANSWERS
In Ancient Egypt, the priestesses would undergo beautiful dream incubations. A dream incubation is an intentional course of dreaming for a specific outcome. You might choose to do a dream incubation if:
❤️ You have to make a choice and you don't know what to do!
❤️ You've been hurt and you're seeking healing from angels or other divine intervention
❤️ You'd like to heal an issue from the past
❤️ You'd like a clear vision about a current issue
❤️ You want to plant seeds of intention for a future issue
Your dream incubation may be short or long, but the more intention that goes into it at the outset, the more likely you'll have clear material to work with upon waking.
I once did a dream incubation for healing around my perspective. I knew that I was seeing a particular issue in my life in a biased way, but I didn't want to change my mindset. So I created a quiet, sacred space in which to do the work, and I wrote my healing intention down. As I did, even more clarity came around the shifts I wanted to make, and I could see how so much of it was emotionally influenced and from childhood wounding. As I began my dream incubation, I called upon angels of healing that I love working with, and then I laid down to sleep.
Although I am often a lucid dreamer with full control in my dreams, and full recollection after the fact, that didn't happen this time. I slept deeply, and when I woke up an hour later, I knew that something had changed within my body. I felt the way I often feel after I've had a deep healing session in Reiki or Acupuncture. When I tried to remember my dream I couldn't, but I felt as if the angels had been doing psychic surgery on my.
I revisited my intentions and did an internal check. Did I still feel confused or biased? There was definitely movement, but I was still a little clouded, so I laid back down, re-affirmed a more specific intention to clear the clouding, and I went back to sleep.
The most important part of dreaming is the surrender. When you surrender to the process, information and/or healing floods in. When I woke up later, it was with a clear epiphany and a strange action plan for my waking life, that I never would have come up with in my conscious ego-based mind.
Are you ready to do a dream incubation?
HOW TO DO A DREAM INCUBATION
Everyone's style is different in this work, and I'm the first to admit that these are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. I've done amazing dreamwork with very little prep or intention, but the one piece that for me makes a key difference is creating sacred space.
To begin, decide what the intention of your dream incubation is. Some past intentions of mine have included:
❤️ To decide which College to attend
❤️ To have clear sight on the core issues for a client
❤️ To receive wisdom about my next step, personally and professionally
❤️ To have an amazing dream with bliss, flying, and ALL of the good things, so that my faith in hopes and wishes and lightness is restored