Dream Assignments – Asking Any Question and Getting Perfect Guidance in a Dream
An integral component of the amazing transformational body of knowledge we call DreamWork, is doing Dream Assignments. In most cases, before we can work with a dream, we must capture it. A Dream Assignment is our technique for capturing a dream.
A Dream Assignment contains a specific question that is asked of Inner Wisdom. The question may be profound: “What is it you want me to know about my failing relationship?” “What is it you want me to know about how I can cure my cancer?” “What is my higher purpose for work?” Or the question might be quite practical: “What should the cover of my book look like?” “Where should I live?” “What is it you want me to know about my job, which I hate?”
The answer to the question comes in a dream and is revealed through interpretation of the dream, or can be heard in deep meditation, or comes as intuitive hits during the day. We must keep in mind that whatever the dreamer gets from a dream is “perfect.” Inner Wisdom is running the show when it comes to how much to reveal to the dreamer, too.
Doing a Dream Assignment – So Simple
A Dream Assignment is a simple letter, written in your own hand, to Inner Wisdom, Inner Knowing, Spirit, God, or the Higher Power of your choice. I choose to write my letters to my Inner Wisdom. However, the letter can be addressed to any name for your Higher Power that resonates with you. Here are the components of a Dream Assignment letter:
1. Mantra, Blessing, or Honoring – At the top of your letter, write a phrase or mantra that has power for you as an acknowledgment of your Inner Wisdom. I write a powerful mantra that I have made my own: Thank You – Thank You – Thank You. It’s been shown that gratitude is one of our most powerful healing/connecting energies and this mantra reflects that principle.
In eastern teachings, OM or OM Namah Shivaya (I honor my Inner Self) or OM Shanti Shanti Shanti (peace – peace – peace) are powerful mantras. In Native American traditions, Mitakuye Oyasin (all my relations) is said before entering the sweat lodge, a profound transformational experience. In any case, you will want to use the mantra that most resonates with you.
2. Today’s Date – The date you write the letter.
3. Salutation – Dear Inner Wisdom, or whatever name you prefer for the One that is all.
4. The Body of the Letter –
A. Write: Thank you for all you have done for me.
B. Write: If it is your will, please tell me in a dream tonight, (…and ask your question.) For example: What is the work that I am here to do in this lifetime that will make my heart sing? OR What is the message that you want me to know by my having this illness in my life?
C. Write: I ask this so I can get closer to you. I love you with all my heart.
5. Sign your name
Here is an example of a Dream Assignment letter I wrote:
Thank You – Thank You – Thank You
April 15, 1989
Dear Inner Wisdom,
Thank you for all you have done for me. If it is your will, please tell me in a dream tonight whether the family should live in Santa Fe or San Diego. I ask this so I can get closer to you. I love you with all my heart.