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Secrets of Power Dreaming

How can you find your way through the good dreams and bad dreams you meet while you sleep? What can you do to move on from anxiety dreams and nightmares? How can you open up the possible wonders of dreaming?

Research and human experience over many years have shown ways we can work with the wonder of your dream process. From such research Dr. Nielsen and Levin suggest that dreaming attempts to create ‘fear extinction’ to deal with painful or fearful past experience. The dream process succeeds at this when we do not wake from a fearful dream. When we wake from a nightmarish dream it has failed. As Dr. Nielsen points out, ‘If you feel yourself falling spread your arms and learn how to fly’.

This is not a crazy suggestion. Dreams are simply feelings put into images. Nothing can actually hurt you while you dream. If you really take that in and decide to confront your dream fears – don’t confuse this with externally dangerous things – you can transform your inner world of anxieties, heal past hurts, and open up the treasure house of your potential. When this happens it flows into confidence and pleasure in daily life. The steps to doing this are:

  1. While awake and relaxed imagine yourself back in the dream and continue it as fantasy or a daydream and move it toward satisfaction. Alter the dream in any way; experiment with it; play with it, until you find a way to fully feel at ease with it. In doing this you must not ignore the feelings of resistance and spontaneous emotion and fantasy that may occur. Satisfaction comes only when you have found a way of integrating these into your conscious imagining. See Being the Person or Thing
  2. Recognise that every part of your dream is an expression of some aspect of yourself such as sexuality, creativity, ideas, fear, and so on. In the world of dreams our most intimate fears and longings are given an exterior life of their own in the form of the people, objects and places of our dream. Therefore our sexual drive may be shown as a person and how we relate to them; or given shape and colour as an object; or given mood as a scene. Our feeling of ambition might thus be portrayed as a business person in our dream – our changing emotions as the sea or a river; while the present relationship we have with our ambition or emotions is expressed in the events or plot of the dream. So even the monsters and fears of your dreams are part of you. If you run from them you are actually afraid of yourself, of your own emotions and memories. So, in this step, you gradually meet, change, and even imaginatively become the fearful image. In that way you transform your anxiety into available energy. You overcome your fears.
  3. Your dreams are a unique area of self expression. They are a safe area to experiment and experience things in any way you wish. Often we introvert, or take into our dream life, rules and fears that have no place there. For example, while dreaming, you may fall into the sea and be terrified you will drown. But that is impossible because you are only experiencing images of your feelings and thoughts. All you can do is to feel fear. You can easily breathe under water in a dream, or fly, or die and be re-born. So remove such limitations from your inner life by visualising such changes into your dreams when awake. Imagine yourself being what you can in your dreams. Even passive people who couldn’t stand up for themselves can change as they do this.
  4. Recent research into how the brain works shows that it creates an interpretation of what you take to be a real external world. We each create our own internal reality in that way. Take time to wonder what reality you have created unconsciously and what your dreams portray of it. In doing so remember that any evil, any good, any demon or any god that you meet in your dreams, is any expression of your own potential to create. They are not externally real. So what world do you want to live in? One dominated by internal fears and demons? A life restricted and imprisoned by old habits and rigid rules of right and wrong? What about moving toward one that allows you to love and unfold your potential? Dream a new life!

See: Summing UpNothing Can Hurt You in Your DreamsPeople Animals and Objects of our Dreams are Projections - Life’s Little SecretsWe are Paralysed -



-colleen clapham 2011-08-15 7:16:33

hi tony i love your pages on dreams,you seem like you dont mind sharing the dreams meanings with everyone thats RARE to find not everyone wants to let you know more about what you are looking for,i would love to be able to get hold of your books,i am in perth, best regards colleen.


-Nicole Milton 2013-09-29 22:07:31

Hello. Im reading up on deams and I need some help with mine. when I woke p from my dream I was very disturbed.can you please help me.?


    -Tony Crisp 2013-09-30 7:45:37

    Nicole – I need to hear the whole dream and anything relevant about you.



-tina sessions 2014-10-23 11:18:42

Three weeks ago I dreamed of ann Ariel view of an grey cat being stalked in the water by a large green alligator. Right before the alligator attacked the cat turned around as if to confront it and the alligator verred off leaving the cat to swim to shore. Three weeks later( last night i dreamed Iwas in a swap swimming my boss was on shore. Suddenly. Alligator s of different sizes surfaced all around and began pursuing me the largest and closest one was huge and white. I swam frantically toward the dock asking my boss to help but she just stared. I made it onto the docrock safely in the nick of time but felt ‘very panicked and furious with my boss. What is the significance of timhe white gator. WhAt did the first dream mean. My life is overwhelming right now. I have some perception that others don’t. If I could hone in o these I would b happier. Pls email me.


-stephanie 2014-12-06 12:52:18

Hi i have been having a reoccuring dream its starts out with a super long white wooden bridge and im walking across it slowly and im wearing a white night gown i do not own one but when i get towards the middle of the bridge the rest of it disappears and i cant go any further everytime i dream this i never get any further on that bridge im just standing there wondering where did the bridge go if you could please just tell me what you think might be going on. Thank you


    -Tony Crisp 2014-12-12 8:56:27

    Stephanie – Crossing a bridge usually represents making a big change in your life. Dressed in white suggests the change you are making is positive, but sometimes we cannot foresee where changes in our life will take us.

    But if you use http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/secrets-power-dreaming/ you can gradually see/feel the way ahead and cross the bridge.



-Barbara 2015-02-12 19:25:40

Tony,I have so many dreams where I have power. A few examples are: A car going out of control,I stick my hand out the window towards it and it straighten up, A shooter is shooting /trying to kill people and when he points his gun at me i speak some words and the gun turns on him killing him, and i think things(in my awaken life too)and they be come reality. I have been told several times that this is a gift i have. What say you? thanks and have a great day.


-Kaitlyn 2015-04-06 11:36:25

It is said that dreams can not hurt us but I remember this one dream of mine – the end of it – quite clearly. I believe I was confronting someone until they pulled a gun on me, threatened me, and when I didn’t back down, they shot the gun. I remember my dream self watching the bullet come at me first in slow motion but the nearer it came, it sped up. Right before I woke up, I was impacted. The bullet hit me right between the eyes and when I was awake, I could feel the tingling of the bullet and where it hit for hours that day. It’s always bothered me since.


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