Exploring the Sleeping Mind

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The Nightmare Boss

The Nightmare Boss

The Dream: I woke up lying on my back in sleep paralysis; my body was frozen, but I could look around my room and everything seemed normal. Then my boss walked in and stood towering over me in the dark, wearing the same suit he… Read More

Cultivating Mindfulness with Dream Analysis

Cultivating Mindfulness with Dream Analysis

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information and distractions, our own thoughts can be drowned out, suppressed, or distorted. The drastic effects of this resulting mindlessness on our mental health are exemplified by the fact that the simple practice of mindfulness—a peaceful… Read More

Using Dreams to Gain Insight to Our Relationships

Using Dreams to Gain Insight to Our Relationships

Dreams can give us a fascinating glimpse into our intuitive connotations with certain people and our emotional health in our relationships with them. The abstract concepts of who takes the lead in a relationship, who is more dominant, and how well we understand each other,… Read More

Why Do We Dream of Being Late?

Why Do We Dream of Being Late?

We’ve all had one of these dreams or something like them: we look at the clock and realize we are late for a major test; we are racing to a significant event but just can’t drive fast enough; we walk in late to a crowded… Read More

When Hell Floods Over

When Hell Floods Over

Warning: graphic and violent content describing a nightmare below. I do not write this for the shock factor but to give an example of how we can gain insight into our suppressed thoughts and emotions from even the most disturbing of dreams. I will describe… Read More

The 1 Question to Ask to Understand Your Dreams

The 1 Question to Ask to Understand Your Dreams

There are many methods used to understand our strange, seemingly illogical, sometimes scary dreams. As I research dreams I find many explanations of the symbols we encounter in dreams—divine communication, mystic symbolism, random firings of the brain, integrative processing of our waking thoughts, etc. While… Read More

Are You Smarter in Your Sleep?

Are You Smarter in Your Sleep?

The inventor Thomas Edison used to nap while holding a metal ball in his hand, and as he fell asleep and his hand would relax, the sound of the ball hitting the ground would wake him. The artist Salvador Dali used the same trick, but… Read More