Friday, September 13, 2019

Let's Talk About Nightmares & Troubling Dreams


Peace and Blessings to you your family, and loved ones. My name is Nana Baakan and I want to talk to you about disturbing dreams and/or nightmares, but I don't want to scare myself.  We have all had them at one time or another.  Especially as children because there are so many things happening around us that we don't understand.  And think about it, children live in the land of giants until they become one.  So often times they will dream of giants chasing them, grabbing them, picking them up, and who remembers the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, that giant wanted to eat Jack!!

As we mature, we may have dreams of the things we are afraid of.  For example, drowning, or being lost, or being abandoned, or being stricken with homelessness or poverty.  These dreams and so many others tell us a little about what's going on in our life and give us an opportunity to address it in waking life, but we have to examine the dream first and the details and get to that point where it make sense.

We should never discard a scary or troubling dream.  The subconscious mind is showing us that we have something to work on that is troubling us deep down inside.

Sometimes when we have these dreams, we can become lucid and find out what that is that is really frightening us.  Or we can call on our Spirit guides to help us to safety.  But even then, if we don't get to the bottom of the dream message, we will continue to have that dream again.

I see nightmares or troubling dreams as a loud knock on the door of our conscious mind from our subconscious.  And one thing that is for sure is that we certainly can become lucid and tell ourselves, this is only a dream and I am waking the hell up, right now.

Here's an excerpt from my blog, the value of nightmares.

"Why We Remember Nightmares
In my experience, all dreams (and particularly nightmares) come in the service of health and wholeness. This means that no dream, no matter how distressing or menacing, ever came to anyone to say, “Nyah, nyah, you’ve got these problems and you can’t do anything about them!” The very fact that a dream is remembered in the first place means that the dreamer actually has at his or her disposal all the courage, creativity, strength, and wisdom necessary to respond creatively and transformatively to even the worst “problem” that the dream presents. (If the dreamer were not in possession of all the energies required for positive, creative, transformative response, the dream would simply not be remembered.) This is true not only at the level of individual, psychospiritual health and wholeness, but at the level of world society, culture, and collective human struggle as well.

Ironically, for this reason I take heart every time I have (or hear about) a dream that involves large, planet-wide problems like destruction of the environment, plague, military conflict, or other massive disruption of society. The fact that we remember such dreams suggests that we are able to respond creatively and effectively to these problems, in the same fashion that dreams addressing seemingly “insoluble” personal problems always indicate our ability to deal with those problems. Nightmares may also provide symbolic suggestions and specific creative inspirations, provided we have the wit and wisdom to pay attention." 
By Dr. Jeremy Taylor

Again, this is only one of the many topics we cover in our dream workshops so don't forget to come out.  We will be hosting them every 2nd Saturday at Atiya Ola's Spirit first Foods, 310 S 48th Street, Phila., PA 19143 from 4:30-9:30 PM and every Sunday following, at the Nutrition & Health Center, 5601 N 10th Street, Phila., PA 19141.

To register in advance contact me at
Peace and blessings to you your family and loved ones.

No comments:

Post a Comment