Thursday, October 25, 2012

Meaningful Dreams

Several years ago it began to dawn on me that the strange dreams I was having might be significant. 

One of the first dreams I wondered about was a recurring dream where one of my legs was much shorter than the other, causing me to limp around. 

A few months later I went to a chiropractor who specialized in upper cervical. He had me lay flat and then checked my feet. Sure enough one leg was a fraction shorter than the other. He adjusted my C-1 over a period of weeks until it stayed in place. And I didn't have that strange dream anymore.

Later I had a recurring dream of me eating chocolate. This was odd because I'd been allergic to chocolate from age 9, so I would never consciously choose to eat it. 

Not long after I'd been having the dream, my herbalogist told me I needed to be eating a small amount of organic dark chocolate every day (I never told her about this dream). Using Dr. Smith's CBT allergy treatment, I was able to clear the allergy and begin eating chocolate every day. Then the dream stopped.

After these two examples, I paid closer attention to my dreams. And I've learned a lot from them over recent years. 

Sometimes I have horrible "toxic" dreams when I'm detoxing chemicals. 
Sometimes my dreams indicate an area of fear or emotional need.
Sometimes my dreams are outright hilarious! (I wrote about some of them here.) 
And sometimes (as described above) my dreams are my brain's way of telling me something important about my body or my health.

Dreams are strange things, I know. Sometimes it's hard to know what to think about them. Thankfully, God is the best interpreter of dreams. I've learned to ask Him almost every morning when I wake up, "Was that dream meaningful, something I need to pay attention to? If so, please show me." 

God has used my dreams to make significant changes in my life. I don't know what your dreams are like, but I imagine at least some of them contain important messages for you. You can ask God for insight. He knows you better than you know yourself. And He can use those meaningful dreams for your benefit.

Question: Have your dreams ever helped you realize something about your health? Or helped you in other ways?


  1. Very interesting. Maybe I should pay more attention to my dreams. Also enjoyed the post on your other blog. :-)


  2. Thanks! I hope you have some good dreams this week. =)