Ask Deepak: How to Interpret Your Dreams
— Nicole D., Orlando, Florida
I'm sure you know dreams have a long history of meaning something, although at present, the pendulum has swung the other way, and neurologists tend to say dreams represent meaningless brain activity. If your dreams have meaning for you, isn't that enough validation? I have meaningful dreams myself. Sometimes they serve as a spur to creativity. Sometimes they comment on my current emotional state or on things that seem uncertain in the future. By their nature, dreams are personal and unpredictable.
Your dreams contain the element of premonition. Why? Because despite your niggling worries about being called crazy, you have opened a channel to a subtler part of your mind. You have given yourself permission to step into the domain of intuition and insight—or perhaps we should say farsight. Be happy about this. Millions of people, less fortunate than you, have sealed off the subtler levels of the mind and have no access at all. As for the practical use of your dreams, a lot depends on what you think is acceptable. Maybe you can help more people than just your son. Or maybe this will remain a private experience. Don't resist any possibility. Let your mind and your desire carry you to the next step.
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Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 50 books on health, success, relationships and spirituality, including his current best-seller, Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, and The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, which are available now. You can listen to his show on Saturdays every week on SiriusXM Channels 102 and 155.
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