Are my dream feelings important?

Your Dream Feelings – why are they so important?

I was chatting recently to a couple of kids about their dreams, and more specifically about their dream feelings. They were quite fascinated when I told them I help people work with and understand their dreams for a living, and the 11 year old boy couldn’t wait to tell me about several of his dreams. His younger sister was somewhat more reserved, but after listening to us work through a couple of his dreams, she shyly offered up a recent dream about the circumstances and adventures of a puppy that she remembered in wonderfully clear detail. After she had finished retelling her dream story, she sort of giggled in an embarrassed way, as if I would think she was crazy (which, by the way, is sadly a quite common occurrence, proving in itself just how little value people in our society place on their dream life). I asked her how she felt when she awoke. Without hesitation she answered, “like I wasn’t being looked after”. (image taken from All Pet News website) We as adults have great difficulty in answering the question “how did you feel?” with actual FEELINGS. More often than not our default answer is what we thought, not how we felt. Our FEELINGS are of vital importance, because our feelings are our barometer of whether something is right or wrong in our world. However our feelings are often dismissed or discounted by others, many times because our feelings trigger something in them that they don’t want to …