It took me a long time to believe in my psychic dreams, in my ability to dream of events that eventually came true. In fact, it took more than just “belief;” it required an alternative paradigm for experiencing time, space, and memory.
As I started to understand that precognition inside dreams (or meditations, for that matter) was a real possibility (with some backing by science), I started to relate less to my dreams as “psychic” and more as a portal for “future memory.”
I’ve read a lot of books and listened to a lot of podcasts over the last 15 years, trying at first to understand better my psychic dreams, and then to piece together a theory of memory that was different than the one I learned in school. As a result, I’ve come up with a working theory of dreams. In that theory, dreams are certainly psychic sometimes, and may be visions of past lives. Lucid dreams are a related, but separate category, because they have less to do with memory, and more to do with our experience of “reality.” All are possible, and all can, in my experience, be used for healing, with benefits to us in our waking life.
My theory is still a work in progress–especially since I became a student of Natural Dreamwork in 2021, a modality that has offered a new-to-me way of being with the powerful (and sometimes activating) imagery inside my dreams.
Over the last few years, I’ve written a handful of dream-related essays on Medium that may be interesting or useful for you if you are just starting out investigating your dream life. More are coming, but in the meantime, here are quick links to the ones I’ve already published.
- Do We Dream Past (Or Future) Lives?
- The Best Thing About My First Lucid Dream Was the Delight
- The Art of Healing In Your Dreams Over Time
- You May Dream the Future But The Only Way to Know Is to Remember Your Dreams
- Not Everyone Is a Good Audience for Telling Your Dreams
- I Lucid Dream, But All I Want to Do Is Wake Up
And … if you haven’t already checked it out, I produce a monthly “audio chat” on Patreon called “Dreaming Out Loud.” This is a subscriber-only platform, but the monthly subscription fees begin at $3/month. The audios are often about dream life, and the ones that aren’t directly about dreaming, do intersect with dreams.
Soon I’ll be posting a list of useful dream-related resources including books, YouTube channels, and social media accounts to follow.