Harnessing the Creative Power of Full Moon Dreams

Many people notice that their dream lives are more active during full moons. One explanation is that it’s in our DNA to be in a state of semi-wakefulness at this time because our ancestors were more susceptible to predators hunting during full moons. There’s also evidence that the body’s production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin is altered during full moons, which may explain disrupted sleep patterns and technicolor dreams.

Full moon dreams take on a lucid quality that shout: “PAY ATTENTION!”

If your recent full moon dreams were confusing or even troubling, grab a pen and take a few minutes to reflect on what the messages might be. Energetically speaking, full moons are an important time to let go of anything that isn’t serving you. On the other hand, there can also be positive messages within turbulent dreams. Write down the most vivid aspects of your recent dreams and look for patterns.

Death: the end of one era and the beginning of something new.

Falling: If you’re falling from a cliff or tall building, it could be a sign that you feel out of control, but slow, steady falling can be a sign of positive release, tranquility, or letting go.

Storms: Tornadoes, floods and wind give power and a place to unexpressed fears or emotions such as anger, rage, turmoil – and can also be a sign of awakening spirituality.

Can’t Speak? Did you scream for “HELP!” but nothing cames out of your mouth? You may be afraid your opinions or voice isn’t being heard in some particular area of your life. Make a list of the things you’re keeping to yourself and look for ways to share them, or if it feels better, create something that gives voice to the unsaid. Draw, paint, write, knit, make. Give the unspoken a new home.

Naked? It’s all about context. In some dreams, being naked in front of others can be a symbol of your feelings of anxiety or vulnerability, but it can also be a sign of your own confidence, your willingness to be open or trusting, and totally honest.

Is there someone you need to forgive? Do you have a worry or a grudge that is only feeding more of that energy…and just goes around and around, drawing more of your energy? The energy of the full moon is the perfect time to make amends and move on.

In the most positive sense, full moons are an excellent time for manifesting new ideas or learning something new. The dreams you had over the past few nights may be full of messages about where to begin. If you woke up full of excitement about a new idea, NOW is the time to harness your creative energy and make it happen!

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