In this episode of The TruthSeekah Podcast TruthSeekah speaks with Layne Dalfen about Dream Interpretation and the messages that we receive in the dream state. There is an overwhelming amount of information within the Bible when it comes to dream interpretation and the fact that the divine speaks to us within while we sleep. In this episode we discuss the spiritual and psychological connection of things that we experience while in the dream state. The ancients believed that God or ministering spirits were communicating with man while we sleep and maybe this is the psychological analysis of how He (God) does it. Layne goes on to explain how our dreams are trying help us to work out the problems that we have faced in our life from the week before and how every dream is symbolic for something that we are going through. Dreams are oftentimes not literal and the people, places, animals and situations that we face in the dream realm are symbolic for things that are happening or have occurred in our waking life. We talked about the aspect of the higher self or God wanting the best for us and how the dreams seem to be strategically articulated specifically for us to overcome fears and obstacles we may be avoiding while we are awake. We also covered the topics of sexual dreams, monsters, snakes and other metaphors that show up when we dream and how each symbol represents something different for each person. This is why we can run into problems when it comes to books on dream that tell you what something always means when it shows up in the dream. We can however look at the aspects of the characters in the dream as something to be interpreted universally but what it represents to us is always the deeper meaning behind its appearance. For me personally as a child I always had nightmares of monsters that were chasing me and trying to kill me. This is because of the amount of horror movies that I watched. Fear for me was represented as these grotesque monsters in the form of Critters, Gremlins or Freddy Kruger movies that I watched over and over. Someone who has never seen any of those movies most likely would not have dreams of Freddy or Gremlins but fear may appear to them in the dream state as “falling off of a bike” or spiders for instance. Fighting ones fears is a universal message but can appear to us as different characters in the dream state.
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. Job 33:15-17
Layne Dalfen has been interpreting her own and her client’s dreams for years. Her own interest in dreams stems from her early experience in Freudian analysis where dream work was the primary tool. Her appearances on live radio and numerous interviews expose a compassionate and articulate dream analyst with an uncanny gift to describe your dreams and plan a course of action.