(excerpt from Kala Ambrose’s book – The Awakened Dreamer: How to Remember and Interpret Your Dreams)
Many visionaries including Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Jefferson, Sir Isaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci, Napoleon Bonaparte, Benjamin Franklin, and other artists, inventors, visionaries, and entrepreneurs have reportedly believed in the power of naps in order to problem-solve throughout the day.
I have adopted the practice they used, here’s how it works:
When you are ready to take a quick power nap, sit comfortably in a chair instead of lying down. In your hand, hold an object that is not too heavy, fits comfortably in your hand, and is noisy, making a loud sound when it is dropped onto the floor. I use a small ball made of copper, which makes a loud noise when it drops onto my hardwood floor, for this exercise.
Once you have selected this object and placed it in your hand, allow your arm to rest on the arm of the chair with your hand extending outward toward the floor in a comfortable position. Relax in the chair, visualize the white light energy field around you (which you learned in the previous chapter), and take three deep breaths in and out.
Then set the intention to your mind and higher self that you are attempting to find a creative solution to the problem at hand that you have not considered before and that as you take this nap, a solution will be presented to you through your dreams.
Now drift off to sleep and take your quick power nap. Because you have set the intention that this particular nap is to focus your higher self to engage with all the creative ideas that exist in the global consciousness and to present this information in your dreams, the information will come very quickly. This is a good thing because, remember, you are holding an object in your hand.
As you fall further into sleep, your hand will eventually relax and the object will drop and hit the floor, awakening you by the sound it makes. When you awake, focus on remembering what you were dreaming about, as many times the answer you are looking for is there in the dream.
If you can’t get used to the Old World idea of holding an object in your hand, a modern technique is to set your smart phone alarm to go off in fifteen minutes.
With this exercise, typically the answer comes within fifteen to twenty minutes or not at all. If it doesn’t work during a nap, don’t give up—that evening set the intention again for a solution to come in your dreams.
At this point, you have some work to do—including teaching yourself how to be a good sleeper and a good dreamer. Look at the descriptions you’ve been jotting down in your dream journal (which we discussed in an earlier chapter). In the beginning, it’s helpful to use this journal every day, as the information is fresh in your mind and you can add more detail and information before the dream dissipates, as it often does.
Noting the date of each of the dreams will assist you in beginning to predict timing in dreams as well as help track which dreams you have that come true.
Like all things in life, the more you practice, the better and easier it will become. You’ll also discover which sleeping patterns work best for you to remember dreams.
This practice will help you in future chapters when I discuss how to “daydream” when you’re awake to get this information, so start now so that you’re ready to move on to even greater things.
Kala Ambrose is Your Travel Guide to the Other Side. Award winning Author, Intuitive, Wisdom Teacher, Podcaster and Lifestyle Expert, she helps Entrepreneurs, Seekers and Visionaries live their best life. She is the author of six books including The Awakened Dreamer, The Awakened Psychic, and The Awakened Aura, and has taught thousands around the world how to connect with their soul path and destiny. Her new book, The Awakened Dreamer, explains how dreams can be an important part of your decision-making, relationships, and problem solving—if you can properly apply them. Kala helps you combine daydreams with powerful visualizations that can be channeled into your nightly dreams, strengthening the connection between your conscious and unconscious self. Learn how to use your mind, body, spirit connection to achieve your goals and discover valuable insight on different kinds of dreams, including recurring, teaching and lucid dreaming. Visit her at ExploreYourSpirit.com
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