Greetings, fellow dreamers!
Whether consciously, subconsciously, or Super-consciously, YOU are the
creator of your dreams. Thus, no one knows better than YOU what they signify.
This is the first in a series explaining dreams according Kriya Siva Yoga -
The Yoga of the Dream State. We will offer some fundamental keys based on
ASTROLOGY, and a systematic, experimental method for mapping your own
According to Yoga, ALL things are symbolic. The Universe has many layers of
'Reality'. Within the layers are ever-flowing streams of forms and forces, known
as SYMBOLS. Although many parallel streams are present, like radio receivers, we
are tuned in to a single frequency at a time. Our awareness alternates between
the external frequency while we are awake, and internal ones while we sleep.
Unfortunately. we tend to 'black out' during the transitional states: the
Hypnagogic zone between waking and sleep, and the Hypnopompic zone between sleep
and awakening. Our personality structure limits us even further, filtering our
perception while sleeping or awake.
The first step in the understanding process is to see what your 'filter' is
normally selecting. Think about the people, events, colors, shapes, places, and
moods that you encounter during an average day. What types of things do you
experience most frequently? What do they have in common? What colors and objects
do you surround yourself with? What causes strong emotional reactions?
Exercise 1: In the morning, place your awareness from about 1 1/2 feet above
your head, and a bit towards the back of the head. Keeping the awareness there,
go thru a normal day or week. Try to observe yourself, WITHOUT JUDGING, as
interact with the world.
After practicing this a week or two, do you notice any changes in your
Swami Vimanananda has been working with Dreams, Astrology, and other esoteric
Yogic sciences for 20 years (in this incarnation!). She was ordained by Sri
Goswami Kriyananda, head of the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago. Kriya Yoga is
'The Yoga of Action' - actions unique to each individual, designed to remove
ignorance, dissolve obstacles, and bring true perception and happiness.