Today’s #26 in 33 Ways to work with your Dreams is actually the first thing I did when I began working with my dreams more than 10 years ago.
#26- Buddy up.
We all need a friend in this world, especially when it comes to telling our dreams! Here’s a not-so-secret fact: not everyone wants to hear your dream. And since many of the dream strategies I’ve suggested in this series have to do with discussing the dream, you’re going to need someone out there to listen to all of your chatter. You may even need them quite often if you’re a prolific dreamer.
I was lucky because when I first became interested in working with my own dreams, my sister also became interested right along with me. She and I would call each other up (sometimes more than once a day) and swap dream stories. Having a dream buddy was so very helpful as I began working more deeply with my dreams and uncovering surprising (and sometimes emotional) truths.
Doing the inner work of paying attention to your dreams can launch you into unexpected realizations and lead to sudden leaps in spiritual and personal growth. Buddying up with a trusted friend who can bare witness to and affirm your new emerging self is critical to giving you the confidence to stay on the path of dream work.
If you need a buddy, but don’t know where to find one, try attending a dream group in your area or seeking out a dream professional. You might also check out social media groups or dream-related organizations like the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Local Meetups might also be another way to get plugged into local, like-minded dreamers with whom you may form personal friendships. For me, finding ways to be in community over the years has led to many lasting friendships and I now have dream buddies I can call on all across the nation.
Sweet Readers, I hope you’re enjoying this post series. I look forward to hearing from you in the comments, or on social media. I welcome your questions and if you want me to work with your dream, I offer email dream interpretations and private one-to-one dream coaching sessions!