Previously I compiled a list of 9 signs and symptoms of spiritual awakening that I considered essential to the awakening process. In this article, I discuss meaningful dreams as one of the signs of spiritual awakening. Intense, vivid dreams that seem to point you in a certain direction are one way your higher self uses to guide you, and a dream that is meaningful to you helps you notice what your higher self wants you to notice.
In my experience with dream interpretation, the further along in the spiritual awakening process you are, the clearer your dreams will be, and the more they will help guide you in your daily life. The dreams will be in metaphor form, often in metaphors that make sense to you.
Before I get into an example of a meaningful dream as a sign of awakening, a little background: Around the time of my dream (October of 2005), I had already been committed to following my inner guidance promptly and consistently and was well into my awakening process. I saw the dream as a message from my higher self, and as guidance that would help me get to the "next level" of my awakening process. The following is an excerpt from my memoir.
"With a pounce onto my chest, our kitten awakened me from a dream the day I was revising this chapter. In my dream, I was on my way to Alaska as a passenger in what looked like a new, comfortable, European-style city bus. I was aware that I'd never been to Alaska, only to Canada, and I was thinking that going to Alaska would be just as easy as going to Canada.
"The bus traveled through a picturesque, green valley in between beautiful snow-capped peaks, maybe ten miles from one side to the other. The valley reminded me of Davos, Switzerland, still snowy in the higher elevations though it was almost Summer. The bus meandered, switchbacking up an incline, went here and there, stopping in many places for passengers, taking its time. Impatient, I asked a passenger sitting next to me how long this trip to Alaska would take. 'It'll be around four hours,' she said.
Four hours? That was way too long for me! I wanted to get there sooner! I explained to her that if I drove my own car, it would take me only two hours. So I decided to get off of public transportation and drive my own vehicle. I pulled the signal to stop and got off the bus. That's when the cat woke me up."--end of the excerpt.
With regards to my dream, I had interpreted "driving my own vehicle to Alaska" as a sign of stepping up my awakening efforts, but now I realize that it was also a sign that I had broken away from the "public transportation" of awakening (the rhetoric and the public discourse on awakening)--and getting there sooner. Well...that's what was asked of me. (One thing I know about my higher self, my soul, is that it's been a spark plug breaking away since the beginning of time. But now my soul has come full circle and is assisting with unification...)
The following is a recent channeled message from SaLuSa: "All around you there are more people than ever suddenly finding that they have the ability to channel messages...These could for example come from your higher self... As with any skills that suddenly appear it takes time to settle in, and the clarity of them is dependant upon your level of consciousness..."--SaLuSa, October 1, 2010, channeled by Mike Quinsey.
In my own experience, I discovered an increased capacity to interpret and understand my dreams once there was evidence that I was deeply connected with my higher self. The further you are in your spiritual awakening process, the more your dreams will be meaningful to you and will help guide you. Connecting and integrating with your higher self, as usual, is the key.