Reprinted by permission of author
We are psychics in our dreams. As we sleep, we drop our left-brain inhibitions
and our natural intuition comes vividly alive. Dreaming, we are released from
the limitations of the body and of space-time. We fold time and travel into the
future (and into the past and parallel dimensions).
I became fascinated by this subject because I have been dreaming about future
events, large and small, before they happened since my early childhood in
Australia. I have been keeping dream journals for more than three decades, and I
have bookmarked many hundreds of precognitive dreams.
Here are a few examples:
Dream 1: I check into a hotel where they tell me the credit card I use to pay
my bill will be my room key.
Follow-up: Three months later, I make last-minute arrangements to stay at a New
York hotel. They explain they have a new system; the credit card I will use to
pay my bill will be my room key.
Dream 2: 68 people have signed up for one of my workshops.
Follow-up: Thirteen months later, I arrive at a rural retreat to lead a workshop
(not even conceived at the time of the dream) and find 68 people are signed up.
The rest of my quite complex dream report gave me very helpful guidance in
handling things over the weekend.
Dream 3: President Clinton is looking on avidly as a young woman performs
oral sex on a man under covers - in front of the U.S. Capitol.
Follow-up: Ten months later, the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, and eventually
found its way to the U.S. Capitol, with the indictment hearings.
How common is the experience of dreaming the future? I think it goes on all
the time. We see round the corner; we see events that may lie years or even
decades in the future.
If you have ever had the sense of déjà vu, you are already deep inside this
territory. That feeling of déjà vu ("already seen") generally comes
when you enter a scene in waking life that you have already dreamed. You may
have lost the dream, but you recognize a place or a person you encountered
In modern Western societies unlike traditional dreaming cultures, like
those of Aborigines, Native Americans or ancient Celts few of us are given
much encouragement or coaching to grow the skills of dreaming true. Many of us
are quite unaware that we dream the future (maybe all the time) until a specific
dream jolts us awake.
The first time many of us notice that we dream the future is when we are
shocked by a dream of death or disaster that subsequently takes place in
physical reality. A young woman was horrified by a dream of slaughter in a
school library a short time before the mass murders in a school library in
Littleton, Colorado. An American radio show host told me he was terrified, as a
teenager, by a dream in which he looked down on his mother, apparently dead
inside a coffin. A week later, he saw the scene tragically enacted in waking
life when the family was out tobogganing in the Rocky Mountains. His mother¹s
sled shot off over a precipice and when he got to the foot of the slope
the dreamer found himself looking down at her as she lay, with her back broken,
inside the coffin-like box .
Dreams of this kind can seem like a curse, when we feel unable to do anything
to change an unhappy outcome we have dreamed. But if we pay attention to our
dreams, we'll soon notice that our dreams of the future don't only involve death
and disaster. Our dream radar scans events large and small, happy and sad, that
are coming into our field of experience.
Once we wake up to the fact that we dream the future (maybe all the time) we
are ready to play a more creative game: the game of using dream insights into
the possible future to change our lives for the better.
To do this, we need to start by catching our dreams, recording them in a
dream journal as a daily practice, and learning some simple techniques to
clarify our dream messages and take appropriate action to bring the insight and
energy of dreams into waking life.
> Step One: Make a date with your dreams. Write down your intention to
remember your dreams or better still, to seek healing or guidance or simply
have fun in your dreams, and remember. Put some juice into this. Follow the
energy of your deepest desires. You can say: "I want to meet my dream
lover" or "I want to go to Hawaii" or "I open myself to my
creative source". Be sure you are ready to write something down when ever
you wake up. If you don't have a dream, write down whatever thoughts and
feelings are passing through you. When you do this, you say to the source of
your dreams: "I¹m here. I¹m ready to receive."
> Step Two: Keep a dream journal. This is the most important book on
dreams you will ever read (including my own books Conscious Dreaming and
Dreaming True). Title and date your dreams, and write personal one-liners
summarizing the dream content. Log correspondences with waking events that
follow the dream. You¹ll find you are creating a marvelous navigational guide
as well as a personal dictionary of symbols, while releasing your gift of story.
> Step Three: Run a reality check on your dreams. However bizarre (or
humdrum) your dream may seem to be, ask yourself: Is it remotely possible this
dream could be played out in waking life?
> Step Four: Go back inside your dreams to get more information. The
meaning of a dream is inside the dream experience (as opposed to the often
broken or garbled memory of the dream with which we wake up). By learning to
re-enter our dreams, we can get the dream message clear and decide whether a
dream needs to be taken literally or symbolically. In my workshops, we use
monotonous shamanic drumming to accelerate and deepen the experience of
traveling inside a dream, which frequently also provides the opportunity to
communicate with spiritual guides or departed loved ones (who often introduce
themselves through dreams) and to journey into deeper orders of reality.
> Step Five: Take action to honor your dreams ! Dreams require action
for example, to avoid an unhappy event, previewed in a dream, or to bring a
pleasant scenario into manifestation. Sharing dreams on a regular basis with a
trusted friend is a good beginning. Sharing dreams with family members,
workmates and others is a wonderful way to deepen and heal relationships.
Copyright Robert Moss 2001
Robert Moss is a world-renowned dream explorer, a best-selling novelist and a
former foreign correspondent and professor of ancient history. His many books
include Conscious Dreaming, Dreamgates and Dreaming True: How to Dream Your
Future and Change Your Life for the Better. He is also the author of the popular
Sounds True audio series Dream Gates: A Journey into Active Dreaming. Visit
Robert's website, www.mossdreams.com