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Analyse your dreams to manifest your reality
Elena Angel is a teacher and spiritual explorer. She does work focused on relationships and tantra as well as using medicines such as cacao to enhance the journey.
I've done some work with Elena previously and you can read about that here and here.
In this evening's introduction she explained some of the techniques which have been used across these traditions and then helped us to analyse one of our own dreams and re-image it with a new positive intention.
We did this by writing a short paragraph about a dream that was either a recent one that stuck in our minds or an older dream that perhaps recurred or was significant to us in some way. Picking a dream that had an emotive quality would help to make the process more powerful.
We sat for a moment evoking the details by meditating on questions of how we were feeling and thinking, what colours and scents we were recognising and so on.
Once we had this description we shared it with our partner to explain the feelings that it held for us before picking out twelve words from the description which seemed most relevant.
We then placed these words in places that felt most relevant to us on a Shamanic Dream Wheel to visualise the dream. The positions that we placed these words has some significance in interpreting our inner recognition of the dream meaning is, although we didn't go into this detail during the short workshop.
What we did do was to take those twelve words and re-write our dream in a series of short sentences, each taking one word from our original dream but putting them all into a positive light which fitted in with our original intention.
This particular technique comes from Sandra Corcoran, who was initiated into the Wolf Clan Teaching Lodge by the late Grandmother Twylah Nitsch — Yehwehnode Two Wolves, She Whose Voice Rides the Wind, a Seneca Elder.
Among other things Elena talked about was the Dream Seeding Technique where you repeat the following as a mantra while falling asleep:
"I am the dreamer. I am the dreamer of my dream. I dream a dream of - whatever the desired experience is, such as joy or healing"