Dream Journeying

We are all psychic, but to varying degrees. Even psychic skills face logical limitations; some people are just more sensitive, sensitive in different ways, and more talented than others.  Everyone can run, but some people run faster, longer, and with more grace than others.  With training you can improve and maximize the psychic skills you have, just like improving your speed, endurance, and grace as a runner.

Sometimes psychic gifts remain dormant until a specific trigger moment, like a near death experience, or they are unlocked through concentrated efforts at meditation and mindfulness work.  There are also a wide range of talents, from simple intuition to channeling other entities.  This section of the AskAstrology website explores and explains different psychic skills.

What is Dream Journeying?

Dream journeying is the psychic skill whereby one person can consciously travel or interact within the dreams of another person.  Other names for this skill include: dream telepathy, telepathic lucid dreaming, or telepathic dreaming.

Another skill with dream journeying is using dreams to make or take a specific journey, where the rules of earthbound reality do not restrict access to knowledge or actions needed to develop your soul.  Individuals with this skill can “walk” their dreams and may even be able to walk the dreams of others.

Lucid Dreaming

Lucid dreaming is a requirement for dream journeying.  Visit the AskAstrology lucid dreaming page for more comprehensive details about this skill.  In short, lucid dreaming is the ability to be “awake” in the dream state.  The dream is not something you struggle to remember when you wake up, but something you experience consciously while in the dreams state so you can easily control your dreams during the sleep cycle and remember them after you wake up.

To dream journey in your dreams or another person’s dreams requires the ability to dream lucidly. If you cannot achieve the lucid state, you might want to find a practitioner who can dream walk, especially if you have difficult dreams, nightmares, or dreams that leave you feeling like there is a message you need to understand or unravel.

Why Dream Journey for Someone Else or Allow Dream Journeying in Your Dreams?

Dream journeying is best known through shamanic work.  One of the many skills of a shaman is the ability to walk other people’s dreams or go into his or her own dream state on a journey for another person.

If you have this ability, you may choose to use it freely, or for pay, to help others who want to understand their dreams better, get access to information they are unable to see or decipher, or get help unlocking their dream state so they can get better access.

The dream state is a bridge between spirit and other dimensional realms, which can be consciously accessed with the psychic skill of dream journeying.  It is yet another way to get hidden or helpful knowledge through a psychic skill.

If you know you have a rich dream state, but continually fail to recall the dreams, then you might want to find a practitioner and allow them to enter your dream state and help you get information.  Like any practice that gives people access to your inner world, you want to be sure you have vetted the individual and you understand that you can deny access whenever you want.

There should always be clear parameters for when, how long, and what a practitioner can search for and access in your dream state.  You can also ask the practitioner to “wake you up” in the dream state so you can share the journey and get the information you need firsthand.  This ability will not be possible with all practitioners, but it is wise to ask, especially if you strongly want to get the knowledge directly.

Safe Word or Phrase

Since the dream state is powerful and alluring, it is helpful to have a safe word or phrase you can use to pull yourself out of your own dream or the dream of another.  Do simple exercises within your own dream state when lucidly dreaming to use the safe word to force yourself awake.  This safe word or phrase will work to wake you up whether you are in your dream or another person’s dream.

Keep in mind that a dream journey is a process that wants to achieve a destination.  You do want to reach the end of the journey whenever possible, especially when trying to answer a question or solve a problem.

Entering with a Purpose

Be sure you enter the dream state with a purpose, so you can exit when you reach the purpose.  You also want to hold in your mind the possibility that the goal may remain blocked for some important spiritual reason.  Once you recognize this possibility, you will want to exit the dream state.

If you have someone working with you, you can consciously set up a failsafe thought that will force someone out if they go where they are not supposed to.  It can be as simple as, “if the practitioner deviates from my desired purpose in any way, they will be forced out of my dream state and never allowed back in.”

Who to Work With?

If you want to work with someone who has this skill, then it is best to seek out practitioners who, when vetted thoroughly, will be able to show you their skill and professionalism.

No matter what service you seek, a mechanic or psychic, it is always a wise policy to look at their business practice, testimonials, and credentials (both ones from an institution and based on their life experience).  Talent can appear very early on, but using the talent wisely requires other life skills, and maturity.

If you think or know you have the ability and want to develop it, look for accomplished practitioners who are also willing to teach. High quality people exist in all professions and they all share similar traits in the way they present themselves to the public and develop their success.