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5 Categories of Dreams



Dream experiences serve a purpose, reflect messages and are meant to be acknowledged by the dreamer when remembered. A dream not interpreted is like a message that remains unread. If able to understand the context of a dream, the dreamer can gain clarity on the message of the dream and potentially why it was experienced.


Dreams allow the dreamer access to others dimensions and realms, as well as personal emotions, past events, trauma, problem-solving, the collective and psychic/intuitive insight. When a soul opens up to the dreamworld, they are opening up to the spiritual self and their inner world. Exploring dreams reveals reflections of self, and is a strong component to the spiritual development of consciousness.


There are numerous types of dreams that can be experienced. Below I have outlined 5 dream experiences that most dreamers have.


5 Categories of Dreams


Release Dreams - these dreams process emotions, situations, feelings, traumas and overall pain that is not released and yearning to be acknowledged or let go of. These dreams arise when a soul’s consciousness is in a state that is able to process the pain that was once stored. Release dreams can be triggered from current waking life or past stored memory. These dreams may give the dreamer strong sensations of emotions and feelings. Release dreams are healthy to experience and can help a soul in their healing process.


Release Dreams are necessary for releasing emotions and trapped energy. There could be feelings or events that are difficult to handle in waking life, and become suppressed into the subconscious. When the conscious aspect of the psyche has a difficult time processing, the psyche will more than likely release the energy through a dream. This gives the dreamer an opportunity to resolve inner conflict, or allow the dreamer to release what needs to be let go of. If there is a specific experience that was traumatic, the scene may replay or be fragmented to a degree that allows the psyche to be able to face the trauma. When unable to release through dreaming, there can be energetic blocks that cause illness, personality dysfunction or fragmenting within the psyche.


Problem Solving Dreams - these dreams relate to current problems and how to resolve/process them.


Problem solving dreams can appear when experiencing something that a soul is currently struggling to solve or figured out. These dreams can reflect any area of waking life that is being viewed as problematic. When dreaming about a problem, the dreamer has a chance to view the problem through a different lens and visual experience. The dreamer can approach their problem differently and work through it on another level. This can help to reveal aspects of self and another side to a situation, person or problem. These dreams are open portals to receive answers on an intuitive level.

Astral Dreams - these dream experiences occur when soul-energy leaves the physical body to travel dimensions and to realms beyond the physical.


Astral dreams are not always remembered when they occur. Some souls experience conscious or unconscious astral travel, while others may go their entire physical incarnation without recalling such an experience. Astral traveling happens for every soul when the physical body is in rest cycles of sleep, however, not all are able to recall such experiences upon awakening. These dream experiences can give a soul feelings of being out-of-body, and the freedom of formlessness. During astral experiences, soul-energy can encounter limitless dimensions, different realms and beings of light and dark.


Lucid Dreaming - these dreams take place when the dreamer becomes aware they are dreaming while in a dream.


Lucid dreaming is incredibly powerful in the realm of dream experiences. This dream experience has been described as a feeling free, light, joyous, limitless, empowering and blissful. Lucid dreaming occurs when the dreamer becomes aware they are dreaming while in a dream. This allows the unconscious dream to become conscious. Ultimately this shifts the control of the dream experience from the subconscious to the conscious aspect of the dreamer. This can be a helpful tool when overcoming nightmares or bad dreams. If a dreamer becomes lucid, they could change the dream by fighting back or dissolving the nightmare within their control. Lucid dreaming has profound spiritual benefits, and can help a soul to embrace their eternal self and power of co-creation.


Prophecy Dreams - these dreams show an event, situation or experience that is happening or has not happened yet, and sometimes has no direct correlation to the dreamer.


Many humans over history have been given answers, signs, visions or warnings in their dreams that lead to insights, extensive knowledge or new discoveries. There have also been thousands of recorded experiences where souls have dreams about an event, situation, crisis or death that later resulted in waking life as a true experience. These dream experiences are downloads of insight from the collective or multidimensional beings.


Dreams are a bridge of an experience that connects the physical self with the eternal self. When a soul is open and willing to expand and explore through spirit, their dream experiences and abilities will increasingly grow and flourish.