Do you wonder why your emotions are so intense during a dream? Is what you’re feeling real or an illusion? Or are these repressed emotions that you refused to deal with during the day? Read on to discover why it’s important to feel emotions in our dreams.
Why Emotions Are Important
During a dream interpretation, one of the questions I ask my client is, “What were you feeling in the dream?” Why? Your emotions are gigantic indicators of what a symbol or symbols represent, while explaining the true dream meaning of what you dreamt. To learn more about how feelings effect symbolism, an engagement ring is used as an example in the blog post Are Dream Dictionaries Interpretations Right or Wrong?
As a dream interpreter, who has been working on her personal and spiritual growth since 1989, I’m going to go out on a limb to say, “Our emotions are accurate ninety-nine percent of the time in the dreamtime.” Human beings are constantly repressing their emotions during their waking hours. Why?
Here are four reasons:
- It’s not always in your best interest to express emotions. For instance, at work, in the moment revealing your true feeling could temporary feel therapeutically wonderful. However, you may also be fired from your job.
- Busy lifestyles don’t allow much time to process emotions.
- Denial about what you are feeling.
- Members of your society have told you certain feelings are wrong to express.
When Emotions Are Ignored
This quote from my book Psychic Wisdom on Love and Relationships sums up what happens to those feelings:
Feelings that have not been felt do not disappear; instead they become trapped in our bodies.
So all these feelings that have been ignored are stuffed into your body. Where do they go? To assist you in dealing with repressed emotions, your psyche and Higher Source reroute them to be processed in your dreams. This is one benefit of learning your dream language to resolve issues attached to your emotions.
Extreme repressed emotions due to trauma will be revealed in post-traumatic stress disorder dreams, which is why it’s important to work with a specialist to aid healing.
If you continue to ignore your feelings it could end up as dis-ease as the late Louise Hay of Hay House wrote about.
Honestly, it takes more time, effort, and struggle to stuff your feelings. While as uncomfortable as negative emotions are: when you observe them, stay in the moment to feel them, accept this what you’re feeling, then let it go – this process will bring about freedom in your life. Although, this exercise will need to be repeated over and over throughout your lifetime.
When you feel and process your emotions, this will enable you to dream more sweet dreams!
To learn more about dream interpretation, check out my book Learn the Secret Language of Dreams.