Every night, our dreaming body (astral body or spirit) escapes the confines of the conscious world and enters a dimension where existence is timeless. We realize that we are connected soul-to-soul and to everything that exists. In this dimension I believe, we are all psychic. There are three types of psychic dreams, and they are quite common: precognitive, telepathic, and clairvoyant dreams. Once we are awake, these dreams baffle us because we define ourselves as separate from others and see events through constructs of space and time. But non the less, the impact these types of dreams have upon us is hard to deny. We often remember them in great detail. There is a strong sense of knowing that what we have dreamed of, was so much more then just an ordinary dream.
A dream that seems to have predicted a future event is identified as a precognitive dream. For example, dreaming about a friend you have not seen in years and then running into the person in a supermarket the next day or dreaming that you won a raffle days before the drawing and finding the winning ticket in your wallet would be deemed precognitive dream experiences. These dreams can predict good news as well as bad news – even death. They may be quite accurate in revealing even the smallest details of an event that will take place sometime in the future. Dreams of death are one of the most common precognitive dream experiences. Many individuals report an uncanny power to predict the death of a loved one days or months before their passing.
A dream where we may have touched the consciousness of another person and have accurately revealed his or her thoughts, actions or life situation is referred to as a telepathic dream. For instance, dreaming that a relative is sick and discovering that he or she is in the hospital demonstrates our ability to communicate with each other in the dream state through telepathic channels. The dreaming mind may receive information about a loved one as far away as another continent or as close as the next room. There is no distance or barriers that the unconscious mind cannot bridge, particularly between those people we are close too. Even those people who we are in constant contact with everyday have secrets they withhold from us. It is not uncommon for a wife to dream about her husband’s escapades and infidelity or a mother to dream that her son or daughter is in trouble or ill and desperately needs her.
Dreams where we have psychically connected with an object or situation in the world are referred to as clairvoyant dreams. These remarkable dreams include dreams of natural disasters and noteworthy social events. Having a dream of an earthquake and waking to a special news report on TV reporting an earthquake halfway around the world can give us goose bumps. The dreamer’s clairvoyance in such instances is magnified. He or she has received information that may be very detailed and that is seldom elicited. Individuals who receive such information on a regular basis may experience a great deal of anxiety as a result. Some may try to turn off their intuitive powers or even stop remembering their dreams. Clairvoyant dreams offer evidence that we are not separate from the body of the earth and that changes or disturbances in the earth can readily be perceived by the dreaming mind. Such psychic abilities are natural to those who are awakened to a hidden potential of the mind that is closed off or hidden during the normal waking state. There are some unique individuals who report having precognitive, clairvoyant and telepathic dream experiences with great frequency. An individual with such ability is a psychic sensitive. In a shamanic culture, an individual with such powers might take the role of a shaman/healer, using his or her abilities in service to other members of the community.
Psychic dreams can be difficult to identify and most dreamers can’t differentiate them from their own personal dreams. An analytical approach to dream interpretation usually proves useless in determining whether a dream is a psychic dream or not. It is only the intuitive mind that can perceive the difference. By adopting an intuitive approach to dream work, one may more easily recognize the truth about a dream. It may also be very useful to keep a dream diary or journal. By having a written record of your dreams it is much easier to check back to verify anything you have dreamt about, that at the time you felt might be prophetic or precognitive. You can also follow up on dreams that you believed held a telepathic message for you from a friend, by contacting that friend. This is a very good way of validating your intuitive powers.