“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”― John Lennon
Your dreams, especially lucid dreams, are an incredible resource for guidance in your waking world and are an innate gift from God. Dreams are our phone lines to the Divine. Everyone dreams. But, some dreams save lives.
According to Wikipedia, our lucid dreams are different from any of the other dreams we may have during the night because we are aware that we are dreaming. During lucid dreaming, we may be able to have some control over the dream characters, narrative, and environment.
So, why should we care if we dream? What’s in for us?”
As a Dream Expert, Dream Therapist, and Dream Author, the question of how, or even if, our dreams can be of benefit to us in our waking world is often asked of me during tele-summits, in emails for my Dream Columns in magazines, and during dream therapy sessions with clients.
Yes, it has been written by many dream experts that your dreams are just “rapid fire brain waves during the sleep state that make no sense and have no benefits to our waking world. Even the esteemed Father of Dreams Dr. Sigmund Freud’s took a psychodynamic approach to dreams as “wish fulfillment” and “day residue.”
But, your dreams are so much more than has been written about them.
I beg to differ with these esteemed and learned professionals because I have the proof. If what they say and write were true, the proposed book proposal for Dreams That Can Save Your Life: Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases would not have gone into a bidding war two weeks after being sent out to publishing houses, and available on bookstore bookshelves eight months later.
Because, lucid, diagnostic, and precognitive health and medical dreams shared by the 40+ patients were validated by medical pathology reports. This is new research.
What makes these Lucid Dreams so different from all the other dreams written about in medical journals and books? They were part of a blind study between lucid dream diagnosis and medical diagnosis. And, the dreams won.
The dream diagnosis came first and then was validated by medical pathology reports.
This published research proves that dreams are not just random mental images fired off by the brain during sleep. The lucid medical dream stories are proof that dreams have a purpose and serve a purpose in our waking world. It also proves that dreams are a means of inner-communication that is very important for life.
Dead people don’t have a waking world.
One of the biggest benefits of Lucid Dreaming is the ability to control and change the ending of the dream. This change, or dream control, can be a form of psychotherapy.
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An example is a client who is in the book Dreams That Can Save Your Life and had a recurrent Lucid Dream of her abusive dead father.
Linda’s dead father began to appear in recurrent lucid dreams to tell her he loved her. These dreams had been recurring for many years, and they angered my client because she wanted her father to leave her alone. The lucid dreams were taking a toll on her health, wealth and relationships. Her father’s invasion into her dreams was causing her loss of sleep which was affecting her health, which kept her from work and caused Linda mental and anguish. Her marriage was also suffering from the Lucid Dreams that had become Lucid Nightmares.My advice to her was to take control of her dream by changing its ending. We made a plan.
Rather than screaming herself awake the next time saw her father in her dream, she was to change the ending by doing three things:
- stand up
- greet him
- and tell him she loved him, too.
At first, Linda was reluctant to this plan because she said she did not love him, in fact, she said she despised him.
“Somewhere in your heart ‘daddy’s little girl’ still loves him so you will not be dreaming a lie. Let your Inner-selves be a part of your healing process.” I said.
Linda agreed. She realized that without changing the ending of the lucid dream, it would continue as a recurrent nightmare and control her waking life as well as her dream world. There would be nowhere left to run and hide from the abusive past life that haunted her present world.
A week later Linda called me with some amazing news.
“I don’t know what happened to the hate I had been harboring for my father, but during the dream when be stepped into the room and told me he loved me, I threw my arms around his neck and said, ‘Daddy, I love you too.’ The dream shifted into another dream, and I continued to sleep. I didn’t wake up screaming. It’s been over a week, and the dream has not returned. I feel great because I have had a week of undisturbed sleep. I am going for a job interview tomorrow.”
The Lucid Nightmare stopped and never returned. Her life was healed. God’s gift had worked using the gift of LOVE.
Linda no longer needed to attend expensive psychotherapy sessions that were not working.
Taking control of her dreams by changing the ending gave Linda control over her life and changed her waking world. Change your Lucid Dream ending and change your life for the better, forever.
A friend once commented, “You cannot control your dreams, not even if you are partially awake.” You may hear similar comments. My advice is, “People who say you cannot do something are not showing you your limitation. They are showing you their limitations. And God does not pay attention to limitations.”
God does not give us gifts that do not work. Dare to take control of your nightmares. Use your God-given gift of Lucid Dreams.
About the Author: Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos is a TV Producer/Host and Author/Lecturer of Dreams That Can Save Your Life written with Dr. Larry Burk, Foreword by Berne Siegel, which promotes patient advocacy and connecting with Dreams for success in health, wealth, and relationships. Contact –www.KathleenOkeefeKanavos.com
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Lucid Dream Definition https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream
Dreams That Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs Of .., https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreams-that-can-save-your-life-larry-burk-md-ce
Meta Science Research Paper- https://meta.science/paper/20079677