The act of dreaming performs many functions.
While your body is regenerating itself, you are usually far from it, exploring other realities, current concerns, and processing things that you haven’t faced during your waking hours.
You’ll likely see heavy symbolism there, represented by archetypes of many Earthly themes that humans explore during their time on Earth.
So what to do when you wake up in an awful mood?
Well, if you’re like me, who lives a life through symbols, you may try to dissect the dream down to the bare bone. Animals in a cage? You’re stuck. Always searching for something you cannot find? The illusory belief in separation. I could go on all day, but why?
You need not overanalyze.
In fact, you can choose to ignore all of the individual elements occurring in your dream, and simply focus on the feeling it left you with.
So if you wake up in a horrible mood, then chances are you were processing something icky. And guess what? You don’t even have to know what that icky thing was.
Your ability to process blocked energy is exponentially larger in your dream state. Of course, humans were told that things that occur in this state are fantasy, and so we tend to discount their value altogether. Once you allow in the belief that your dreams are serving you, then you open yourself up to the possibility of clearing that blocked energy—also called healing—while you sleep. You need not consciously revisit every single traumatic event that left a mark on you in your daytime state.
You can wake up healed. And generally, when you feel crappy in the morning, this is exactly what happened.
So why the low feeling upon waking?
Here are my two opinions on that:
1. So that you can learn to recognize the difference in your own frequency. You went to bed feeling great, but woke up sad.
2. So that you can show gratitude to the Larger part of you for minimizing your suffering.
Both of these reasons allow you to appreciate the Universe’s perfect orchestration of events, while honoring your own growth as a human in an illusory world.
Raise Your Vibration
If you do wake up in a crappy mood, aim to raise your vibration in any way possible. Try gratitude, appreciation, laughter, music.
For me, it’s coffee and remembrance that this occurrence is just part of a cycle of clearing and that my outlook on life is positive. Sometimes, of course, it’s just plain hard to see the light. If all else fails for you, read this:
You never go backwards.
You are always evolving, and you never fall back, even if you think you do. Your bad dream need not be a portent for upcoming crisis or disaster, unless you choose to think of it that way. Since you are creating your own reality, whichever meaning you attach to that dream will stick. Me, I choose such things to be unconscious gifts of clearance, and I leave it at that.
Your consciousness is vast. Please learn to trust it. Once that trust starts to solidify, you will no longer need to go over your subjects of healing with a fine-tooth comb.
You can simply Let. Them. Go.
Love to you.