Thursday, September 4, 2014
When talking about their inner guides, dreamers may choose various names in accordance with personal background and experience. Dreamers may speak extensively about their inner-guidance, but have they remembered to give a sign of gratitude? And why is this important.
Giving thanks to your spirit guide for information shared in dreams, prayers and meditations is a way of rewarding them for a job well done and ensuring future contact. It is much like when your children or loved ones listen to and follow your advice. You are much more likely to share more. Seeing them experience success from your guidance is a reward. The same example holds true for spirit-guides.
Tallulh Lyons and Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos are in constant contact with their spirit guides. They combined their personal experiences and shared on the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) online Symposium. The goal of this symposium is to share cutting-edge research and information on dreams, spirit guides and Dreaming-with-Others for research. This information is shared with medical practitioners, students and the world community of dreamers.
For example, Tallulah Lyons is currently in dialogue with an inner guide she addresses as Eli. He is an ancient black man who appears in her dreams. On her weekly radio show, Kathleen often refers to her callers’ inner teachers as ETs (Eternal Teachers) who “phone home” for help during times of crisis. Members of the cancer dream circle in Atlanta with Tallulah have talked about the Inner Healer, Inner Guide, Inner Adviser, Eternal Teacher, Creative Spirit, Holy One, Mystery, Source, Presence, and Universe, as well as many specific names.
Kathleen is often in conversation with Dr. Jules, her female medical spirit-giuide who is also described in detail in her book Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing.
In his classic book Guided Imagery for Self-Healing, Martin Rossman, M.D., addresses the fact that there are many theories about the source of inner guidance. He advises , and Tallulah and Kathleen agree – that there are three proper responses for helpful guidance:
1. express gratitude
2. take action
3. and integrate the energy into waking life.
If you wish to connect with inner-guidance through dreams, perhaps thanking your guides before going to sleep may be a way of opening the lines of communication and manifesting an action by imagining it already completed. Just say thank you and then sleep on it.
Bio: Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos believes dreams can diagnose your life. Did you have a déjà vu or did your dream come true? Kat survived three cancers diagnosed by her dreams. Author, inspirational speaker, Cape Women Online Magazine & Wellness Women 40 and Beyond columnist, and R.A.Bloch Cancer Foundation Hotline Counselor & Mentor; Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos hosts a weekly web-radio show Your Life & Purpose Revealed, has been featured on radio, in magazines and newspapers, appeared on Every Way Women TV, and the Waking Universe TV documentary. SURVIVING CANCERLAND: Intuitive Aspects of Healing is the first in her three book series on waking up to dreams that diagnose life. www.SurvivingCancerLand.com