Can you help? Seeking Experiences of Sleep Paralysis

  One of the most concerning and even frightening areas of dreams and sleep is Sleep Paralysis and Hypnagogic/Hypnopompic Hallucinations.  Those who have had this experience can attest to how terrifying it can be, and how much it can make us question our own perceptions of what is real, what is dreamed, and what lies … More Can you help? Seeking Experiences of Sleep Paralysis

Big Dreams: Something Special

I have mentioned in various entries that we should pay attention to all our dreams (see “Resist the Urge to Judge”) as they all have important things to teach us, and sometimes it is the very things that seem trivial or that we would prefer to ignore that contain the most valuable lessons.  As we … More Big Dreams: Something Special

False Awakennings: A Dream Within a Dream

If you’ve ever had the experience that you get up as usual, maybe go to shower, have breakfast or start getting dressed, only to notice something is not quite right – maybe all the towels in the bathroom have changed colours, there are only spare car parts in the pantry or you mysteriously seem to … More False Awakennings: A Dream Within a Dream

The Meaning of a Lost Baby in a Dream

Dreams of losing a baby invite us to look at our ways of behaving and any old beliefs we carry with us from childhood that maybe aren’t helping us grow anymore.  They remind us to nurture ourselves, tend to old wounds so that we may heal and let go of the past, and not give up what is most important to us. … More The Meaning of a Lost Baby in a Dream

Sleep Paralysis: A Special Kind of Nightmare

Imagine the feeling:  You have gone to sleep normally enough, but for some reason that you aren’t quite sure of, you have woken up.  It is dark, but somehow you can sense a shadowy presence, right there in the room with you.  You want to move but you realise you are paralysed.  The frightening creature seems to … More Sleep Paralysis: A Special Kind of Nightmare

Nightmares: Part 2

It is quite distressing that often when we have a nightmare, it doesn’t occur in isolation, but recurrs with a frightening persistence.  As if having one nightmare wasn’t bad enough, but to have them frequently!  It just doesn’t seem fair!  But it makes more sense when you realise why you are having these bad dreams.  … More Nightmares: Part 2