Dreaming and traveling

QUESTION: Masters, I have been having dreams where I am aware that I am dreaming and have been trying to control the dreams such as meet with my spirit guides, fly and levitate objects. I have had some success but would like more information on how to control the dream as I don’t always get what I ask for. Some of the time when I am performing these acts in my dreams my hands hurt and once they felt so cold I thought they were getting frost bite. Why do my hands hurt so much? What other things might be beneficial for me to try in my dreams (can I try viewing my past lives)? Is there a way I can have these experiences more often? Also, do these new abilities have anything to do with the Earth’s electrical impulses lessening? ~Sue, USA

ANSWER: The biggest problem with giving instructions to yourself while awake, in the manner of controlling your dreams, is that once you are asleep, the unconscious mind is in control. Your unconscious is the residence of your higher self, or soul. You may think that you need or want to do one thing, and your soul may think that it is better for you to try something else first—or, maybe, that your desires are not appropriate for you at that time.

The pain in your hands is partially caused by your determination. When you want something desperately enough, you clench your hands into fists, putting pressure on the nerve endings. If you crick your wrist sharply enough, you cut off all feelings and circulation to your hand and the area becomes cold from lack of blood flow. Learn to relax and not be so invested in the outcome of your nightly activities.

You must learn to be a little more patient with yourself. You are doing wonderfully. Your guides are there to help you and to choose some of the experiences you are having. There is a lot more going on than you remember when you awaken. It takes time to train the conscious mind to recognize what is important for you to recall.

As you become more proficient in using your dream time to remember things and how to do them, you will get closer to opening your akashic records for examination. All past lives will then be available for review. Start each sleep cycle with your desire to experience something, and to remember it when you awaken. But don’t forget to allow your inner direction to take you where it is important for you to visit.

The cycle of the planets and the shifting of electrical impulses are allowing all humans to more successfully use their essential energy. You can communicate better, interface faster, and understand more. Happy travels!