There are times when the animals in our dreams not only signify our basic instincts and our deepest emotions, but they also appeal to our deepest desire to be wild and free.
When investigating or interpreting our animals which present themselves to us in our dreams, whether we choose to believe they are there representing our inner most Self or there as an actual Guide, it is important to recall as many aspects of the dream and the animal or Animal Guide as possible. Here are some things to keep in mind when looking for the interpretation of your animals in your dreams:
- Is this a wild animal or tame?
- Is the animal neglected or healthy?
- What is the environment of the animal?
- Are you interacting with the animal or viewing from a distance?
- From which of the four directions does the animal come?
- How is the animal moving? Away from you or towards you? Fast or slow?
All of these factors play a part in determining the meaning of your dream animal and/or the message that your Animal Guide is presenting to you.
Animals in dreams and Animal Guides are highly intelligent and possess not only a deeply strong level of communication but a very beautiful level as well. When they make the effort to surface in our dreams, it is our responsibility to discover what message[s] they wish to bring to us.
I recommend keep a dream journal, especially if you are interested in self discovery, development and growth on any level of your being. When dream animals or Your Animal Guide comes to you, record as much of these dreams as you can remember. Also remember the importance of the animal itself as it presents itself to you, because this too is of great insight and importance towards the message as well as the teaching of who you are. Another suggestion I would like to give you is to set intentions before falling asleep. Intentions to remember your dreams in detail and intentions to receive animal messengers in your dreams. After journaling, set aside some quiet time to contemplate your dream and your dream animal or Animal Guide.
By simply paying attention to the dream details and by taking time to communicate with your dream animal or Animal Guide, the meanings and messages will become more personal and clear to you. Don't try and make it happen, don't push, simply allow it to come to you, allow it to happen. Just sit with your Self and BE with your dream, going over it in your Mind's Eye, much like meditating upon it.
They will come, the animals and Animal Guides ... and their messages will be profound!
One last thing I would like to say is that the most accurate of all interpretations of WHY or WHAT an animals represents when they appear in our dreams is the one that most resonates with YOU. The one that YOU feel fits best. This may or may not be the general consensus in the Healing Arts Community but for me, both personally and professionally I have found this belief to never be wrong.
It is then and only then that I take the Universal Meanings and look at them with open eyes and an open heart so that they may show me possibilities of another way to see the message or meaning and/or give me additional insight to broaden the message or meaning as there just may be more than one reason for the dream in the first place.
For any of you that are interested in a Guide to help you with this, I would be honored to take you through a Healing Session to help answer questions, open your heart and mind, unravel past issues that are still connected to you today and causing you limitations in your life, etc. Feel free to contact me via email or phone so that we can schedule your Healing Journey today ...
In Truth. Blessed be, Kathleen