What is Dream Programming?
Programming means to ask for a particular type of dream, just before you fall asleep.This is also called dream-incubation, or making specific requests of the dream-state.
You may have programmed dreams without even realizing it. If you have ever said, “I need to sleep on this,” you were actually programming that night’s dream-state for guidance. Whether you remembered one or not–when you awakened, the previous night’s program to sleep on it’ enabled you to intuitively make the right decision.
Dreams definitely respond to the thoughts and concerns that have filled one’s mind during that day. The dream-state consistently provides answers to our questions and fulfills our requests. This is usually done at an other-than-conscious level. That is–we are getting benefits from our nightly dreaming, even though we do not consciously realize it.
Why is it important to program my dreams?
It is important to understand that you are programming them when you go to bed with things on your mind. You will dream about your issues, problems, ideas, desires, questions, and worries because it is the nature of the dream-state to address your needs and provide guidance. Because the average person goes to sleep with so much on his or her mind, the dream-self may attempt to answer all your wants and needs within one night of dreaming. The resulting dreams can be chaotic, and seem very weird or strange indeed.
An advantage of purposeful programming is that the conscious mind can get specific assistance from the dream-state for one particular need at a time. A dream given in response to a requested program is focused – therefore is so much easier to interpret and understand.
Basic Dream Programming Guidelines:
1. Decide what one thing you want to ask for.
2. Create a well-formed question, or specifically stated request
3. Set the intention — write the request down
4. Mentally repeat the request several times before falling asleep
5. Make the exact-same request at least 3 to 5 nights in a row.
Examples of well-stated requests
• I ask for a healing dream for my cold.
• I choose to safely release all stress in my dreams tonight.
• What is everything I need to know about — my problems with my boss? — my daughter’s attitude towards me? — the pain in my back?
The benefits of programming
When you program a dream in this deliberate way, you are making a specific request for guidance, information, or a healing of some kind–and you are expecting results. Programming informs all parts of the self that you desire to focus in on an explicit concern, and are seeking direct help from Spirit.
Ask and you shall receive
You may not always get exactly what you think you want, yet you will receive what you most need. For example, a dream may insist on giving you the cause of the problem before offering solutions. Discovering cause is a blessing, because like digging out a dandelion root, dream information gives you a way to get at the root cause of your problem so that it doesn’t return.
I ask my clients to program their dreams for guidance between sessions. The ones they bring in to sessions will suggest the next step in the transformational process. They also aid in the client’s healing. The book: Decipher Your Dreams, Decipher Your Life is full of such success stories.
How to know which dreams answer your request
In the experience of members of my dream groups, the one that answers your request is usually the one you have just before you awaken. Rarely is a specific program request ignored by the subconscious. It is designed to allow the dreams you seek.
If the remembered dream does not answer the request you made, then this is called a dream program override. There can be different reasons for an override. Spirit may have something more significant to convey. Or, an internal part in the subconscious may have interfered with your program to alert you to a more imperative inner need. Do not be frustrated if this happens. All information is useful. You can always do your quested program again the next night.
If you are concerned that deliberate programming would interfere with a dream’s prior intention, remember that you have four to six per night. When you quest a certain dream program, you are asking to interact with just one of them. This allows free-rein for all other dreams of that night to address entirely different matters. Deciphering all the dreams you remember that next morning will show exactly which one(s) addressed your quested program.
You could have more than one dream that answers your request, Spirit and/or parts may decide to provide two or more that night, if needed, to be able to provide what you need. There have been occasions when I have remembered as many as four dreams that provided entirely different approaches to my one request.
What if you don’t remember programmed dreams?
A beginner at programming may not remember any dreams the next morning. This does not mean the program did not work. Trust that dreams were given and that the unconscious mind now holds the requested information. Be open to intuitively receiving this guidance in some other way during your waking day. This could come through another person giving advice, or something in the paper that sparks your intuition about how it relates to your request, and so on.
Trust this: Even if you do not remember your programmed dreams, the subconscious and/or Spirit will always find other ways to give you the quested guidance.
I do, however, want to encourage you to ask to remember dreams, record them, and do take them through the Dream Decipher™ Interpretation process. A Deciphered dream will give the information you seek in a direct, instantaneous way.
Suggestion: When you go through a period of not remembering, add this statement at the end of your dream program request: — “and I will remember my dream.”
Author: Tianna Galgano