The first thing you should know is that it isn’t hard to have a premonitory dream. In fact, it’s highly probable you’ve already had at least one, if not more, whether you remember them or not. We all have them.
You probably don’t remember them, because you’re not in the habit of paying much attention to your dreams. And the symbolic nature of dreams is often hard to understand.
Dreams are very volatile. If you don’t do something special to remember them when you wake up, you’ll probably forget them.
In fact, people forget most of what they dream only a few minutes after waking up. But remembering dreams is something you can learn how to do. Then you can decide if a dream is premonitory or not.
To remember your dreams, don’t move when you wake up. Stay in the same position for a few minutes, and concentrate on the dreams you had while you were asleep. You’re sure to remember some details, or even whole dreams that made an impression on you. The best thing is to keep a pen and paper near your bedside, and write your dreams down. That way you’ll be sure to remember them, and you can analyze them at a later date. With a little hindsight to help you, you’ll probably find explanations for dreams and symbols you generate that you couldn’t understand before. Writing your dreams down will do a lot to make them more clear and comprehensible.
Programming Premonitory Dreams
When you’re able to remember your dreams fairly easily, you can program your mind to have a premonitory dream about a particular subject, or about the future in general. Do it just before you fall asleep. Tell your brain to generate a premonitory dream about a given subject. Falling asleep with that in mind should inspire you to produce clear images of what will happen in future, either to you or someone else.
For symbolic dreams, which aren’t always easy to fathom, first try to figure out who or what the dream is associated with. That will help you in deciphering its meaning. If the dream was very dramatic or dangerous, try to avoid similar situations in your waking life.
If the dream was beneficial, try to adopt the attitude and mind-set you had in the dream, to facilitate it happening in real life.
The Drifting Boat
Here’s a premonitory dream a client of mine had.
“I was standing on the seashore and I saw my cousin waving to me from a boat that was getting farther and farther away. I didn’t understand what it meant at the time, and put it out of my mind.
“A week later I learned that my cousin had died when he fell off a cruise ship at night during a storm. It was midnight when he decided to take a walk on deck, despite the gale-force wind, to smoke a cigarette. He was never seen again.”
This dream was pure premonition, and any symbolism it contained wasn’t of any importance. Waving with a hand while getting more distant is a very sinister sign.
If you practice remembering your dreams and writing them down, and then program your mind to have premonitory dreams, it shouldn’t take long before you can see into the future almost at will.
In the dream described above, if the person had really paid attention to it, he could have prevented his cousin’s death. But don’t worry, not all premonitory dreams are as dramatic as that, and many concern fortunate events that are about to happen. It’s up to you to use your dreams to your best advantage.
The Flooded Bus
A man who takes the bus every day to go to work dreams he gets on a bus with no roof, that it’s raining hard, and that the bus gradually fills with water. Bank notes float around and rise to the surface. He gathers up as many as he can, and gets off at the next stop.
The next day the man decides to place a bet on a horserace taking place near his home. The horse he picks to win is called Aquamarine, and it comes in first, increasing his bank account substantially.
There’s a theory that our intuition becomes stronger at night, which is why we’re able to program our mind to have premonitory dreams.
When you’re asleep your consciousness is not at rest. It goes from waking mode to sleeping mode, but that doesn’t prevent it from functioning, and sometimes being very active. Electroencephalograph readings have shown that the brain is sometimes more active at night than during the day.
A Different State of Consciousness
Cerebral activity never stops, but goes through different phases, and consciousness functions in different ways. Since the brain keeps working while we’re asleep, it’s possible to focus it on our problems and preoccupations.
It’s while we’re asleep that our brain can use elements it’s stored up during the day to find original solutions to our problems. You often hear people say “I’ll sleep on it” in answer to a question, and for good reason. The night offers wise counsel.
If you’re trying to predict the future for someone else, first feed your brain with all the information you can gather about the person, so it can analyze the situation effectively. Then sleep on it and let your brain deduce what might happen, and transmit it to you in dream.
Working At Night
Premonitory dreams are the result of our brain’s deductive ability, based on information it receives either directly or indirectly, sometimes without your being aware of it. Every night your brain processes a huge amount of data unsolicited by your conscious mind.
It then decides, based on the data it has available, what the most probable outcome is, either in your own life, or in the life of someone else. Your mind will work tirelessly all night long, and in the morning when you wake up, provide you with a clear prediction of what is most likely to happen.