Relationships, as referenced in the connections blog, is important. Within these relationships, the connections play a role in our unconscious. The connection and relationship attribute within dreams shows our subconscious. Relationships are how we can relate to others, much like the synapse in the brain, those that wire together, fire together. So within our dreams, how do our dreams play out is an important sign, not only with ourselves but with other characters regardless of who or what they represent.
Do we tend to make good connections with others, bad connections with others, or do we burn a lot of bridges? Also, what effects do these actions on our dream life as it transfers to our waking life?
Let’s be upfront for a moment. We are all human and there are people we like, do not like, and possibly not even tolerate. These will play in our dreams even if the intent is not there and I have had many dreams as described. I have burned many bridges or rather attempted to burn many bridges. Though this may seem bad, it’s a matter of perspective. There are some situations where you have to cut your losses though that is not what I’ll be referencing to. The bridges are the ones that are good connections. I decided to test this particular path during my learning stages. Surprisingly or not, so surprisingly it didn’t end well(go figure). So what happened? Bad things We burn bridges in the physical world, people get mad and stressed and the person who burnt that bridge also people lose trust from the person who got burnt. Burn bridges in a dream; it’s not very noticeable unless you know what to look for. However, the effects are much worse. Not only do you get the feeling of the physical you it also affects you and the person, everything starts being toxic. This is much like someone who has held anger, resentment, and frustration in a long period, the way it affects you is slow. Within the dream stages, however, it occurs quickly. We’re not talking year, months, or weeks. I found that it happens in a few days(though this may vary).
How do we deal? Easy, the same way we got into it through dreams. People might say. How?
The person who angered us is part of who we are. As we continue through our dream journey, we can set the intention for the anger. We pick a symbol that we can relate to, like the final step in the relaxation where you choose an object in dream symbols that will serve the same purpose. As we set this intention within this object, in this case, anger, we place the symbol or object at a particular place in our dream. Before doing any actions, feel this symbol and what it means to you besides the anger. If you can perform this type of relaxation at this stage, you should already be conditioned to focus on your breath. When you notice this symbol or object, take in everything this symbol is, what it does, what it isn’t doing, what it is and what it’s not. This subset of the relaxation exercise is another exercise in its own right and will like all practices to take time. As we take control of this dream, we take control of the symbol. We don’t destroy it; we contain it (yes, I’ve destroyed symbols/objects within my dreams as well, which is fun 🙂 ). By containing the symbol, we are programming, rather reprogramming our unconscious minds to take a different route. Unfortunately, the effects of this particular method aren’t as quick as the initial act. It’s all fun and games until someone gets injured then it’s more paperwork 😉
How do we maintain? Awareness.
How do we retain? Practice
This is the less sexy of the entries. Let’s face it. Relationships are boring and mundane. I’ve had lots of boring dreams though I guess that is also a matter of perception. 😉
Sexy or not(here I come) ha ha ha 🙂 and there it goes. 🙁 um, relationships are part of everything and everything has its connections.
So ends this post
Dream big, dream often but always DREAM LUCID