4 Mind-Clearing Ways to Get Answers From Your Dreams and Nightmares

By Dominica

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Last Updated: June 2, 2022

Dreaming can be exciting, as well as scary if you’re having a nightmare.

I don’t know about you, but I love having wild and adventurous dreams where I can do things I can’t do while awake, such as flying. While dreaming is still a bit of a mystery to most people, there are plenty of folks that can tell you amazing stories about their dreamtime.

When dreaming, your mind is in the subconscious realm. Processing information that you took in throughout your day, it's also tapping into some collective energies that may be lingering.

Is it possible to direct your dreams? Knowing that our subconscious holds a lot of information, being able to tap into it to work through some of our problems could be a very powerful tool.

Dreams and nightmares are a way for our subconscious mind to communicate with our conscious mind. 

If we focus enough on asking the questions, will our dreams - or nightmares - give us the answers?

 

 

Our Dreams and Nightmares Are Trying to Tell Us Something 

Sure, we all enjoy happy dreams, but nightmares arise at times too. Nightmares are dreams that cause you to wake up feeling scared, nervous, or uncomfortable. These can happen to anyone no matter their age. Many people think that nightmares only affect children, but many adults experience them too. 

Nightmares can be traumatizing for some people. Dreams based in fear is our subconscious' way of warning us about something, or bringing up an issue or circumstance that we need to deal with. 

 

 

4 Ways to Get Clarity From Your Dreams and Nightmares

If you want to focus on untangling any of the issues you've been dealing with, you’ll want to set that intention before you fall asleep. To do that, there are a few things you can do to make it more likely to get what you're looking for. 

 

1. Set Up Your Bedtime Routine

To live life to the fullest, with peace and joy, you’ll want to immerse yourself with positive thoughts and emotions as often as you can.

Concerning dreams, it is important to have a pre-bedtime routine to draw positive energies to your body and mind in order to have peaceful and beneficial dreams.

Many people experience insomnia, a sleep disorder that does not allow your body to sleep. Remember, you must clear your mind as best as you can before turning in for the night.

You can start with writing down everything you are thinking before you go to bed. Just grab a pen and paper and write anything that comes to mind.

Write for 10 or 20 minutes straight and then crumple up that paper.

Do not read what you have written, as this can actually make you think about it more. This exercise can help you dump your mind, so it relaxes for sleep time. 

 

2. Meditate Before Bed

You could also try meditating before bed to clear your mind and focus on anything that's bothering you or that you need to sort out.

Try to clear your mind and thoughts to give yourself a deep, peaceful sleep with dreams that answer questions you may have.

How You Can Master Meditation: The Calming Art of Mindfulness

 

3. Record Your Dreams

Your dreams can hold the key to your future, so it is important to write down as much detail as you can about them.

Even if it doesn’t make sense, just write it down or record it audibly on your phone. It may make sense in a few days, weeks, or months. Trust in your dreams and remember that the most peaceful sleep comes from a clear mind. 

Every time you wake up in the middle of the night, grab that same journal and write down everything you can remember. 

Do the same concerning nightmares.

There may be a certain clue in your nightmare that explains why that nightmare is happening to you. Always go to bed feeling safe and secure.

  • If this means leaving a light on, leave a light on.
  • If this means sleeping with your door wide open, sleep with your door open.
  • Make sure you are comfortable enough to sleep without worrying. 

Before going to bed, there are certain things you can do to ensure that having a nightmare will not happen to you. Try to be calm and completely relaxed when going to sleep. One way you can do this is by taking a warm bath. Try using a lavender essential oil or Epsom salt to relax your body and mind. 

 

4. Ask Your Questions Before Bed

Your dreams have the potential to give you helpful ideas, or clues into what you are struggling with.

If there's something on your mind, write down one question you have about it, placing that paper under your pillow. With your mind focused on your question, the answer may just come to you through your dreams.

Every time you wake up in the night, write down your dreams, even if they did not make sense at all.

It's thought that our dreams come from fragments of information and experiences we have throughout the day. Focusing your thoughts can help you guide your mind to piece together an answer from all of that info - even if it comes in the form of a weird dream. 

 

 

Track Your Dreams and Nightmares - and Listen to Them 

Learning from our subconscious minds is not a direct science.

But we can increase our chances of getting key information from them if we listen to our dreams and nightmares. 

Keeping a dream journal, clearing your mind of extraneous thoughts and focusing on what you want to know before you head to bed can help point you in the right direction to solve some of your biggest issues. 

Did this strategy work for you? Let us know! 

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8 comments on “4 Mind-Clearing Ways to Get Answers From Your Dreams and Nightmares”

  1. This was very nice message of yours where for the first time in my life I learnt something for sure my dear.

  2. I bought a book about self healing and lost it some how. I would like to buy another one and don't know how to locate it to buy. It was by Dominica I believe. Can you help me please

  3. I will be moving to a location where there is an established "Dream Club." So anxious to join and see what their mission statement is.

    1. Yes, that IS a good idea! We are always working on new ideas for our website, so maybe you'll see one here...

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