Have you ever woken from a dream and felt that there was meaning to it? We often brush these thoughts aside and waste an opportunity to dig deeper, but learning to decipher what our dreams really mean is a skill that you can learn.
In the new book, Inside Your Dreams: An Advanced Guide to Your Night Visions, best-selling author of Dreams, Rose Inserra, has written a practical, advanced guide into all aspects of dreaming.
Rose's unique dream interpretation techniques offer awareness about your inner self and healing through actioning your dream images in your waking life. She shows how to unlock the mysteries of your dreams and the messages they hold for greater insight into your conscious waking life, your subconscious and the collective unconscious. Readers discover:
• common dreams & how to interpret them
• how COVID has impacted the way we dream
• the different stages of sleep and dreaming
• how to avoid sleep paralysis and deal with nightmares
• how to recall your dreams and understand them
• guided meditations and step-by-step exercises on how to remember your dreams
• a list of Children's most prevalent dreams & night terrors
• a mini dictionary of universal dreams
• + chapters covering Lucid and Shamanic dreams
Inside Your Dreams is a comprehensive guide to help you climb inside your dreams, connect more deeply with yourself and become an awakened dreamer.
About the author
Rose Inserra is the author of the recent book Dreams by Rockpool Publishing. Drawing on her experience as an author and researcher, she has written over 60 children's books and her books are published and marketed internationally. Rose is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and appears regularly as a columnist in print media and as a guest speaker on radio. For a review copy or to speak with Rose please contact me.
Inside Your Dreams
Question: What originally inspired the idea of Inside Your Dreams?
Rose Inserra: I felt there was so much more to dreaming than it being simply a place where we dump repressed emotions from our waking day. There is no doubt in my mind that dreams help us to process our emotions – from anxiety and fears to creative and inventive ones. But, I also wanted to take my readers to an advanced level of how we can utilise dreams to make sense of our lives and create a spiritual connection with ourselves.
Question: How did you develop your interest in dreams?
Rose Inserra: I grew up in a family where sharing dreams was done regularly, so I developed a sense of dreams being regarded as a tool in helping to explain or make sense of our waking life. After researching and writing my first dream book, I was fascinated to discover that we collectively share dream symbols and dream scenarios in all cultures of the world. I was able to work out a pattern in dream meanings, despite individual differences in dreamers' experiences. I just love it when I can decode the dream pattern and people tell me, 'It makes total sense.'
Question: Did you learn anything about yourself, whilst writing Inside Your Dreams?
Rose Inserra: That's a great question. I find that as author I need to distance myself from the research and present the information objectively, but this was actually quite difficult to do when I wrote Inside Your Dreams. It made me realise that I resonated with so many of the topics that related to how we live our lives. The more parts of ourselves we can integrate, like our unloved parts with our acceptable qualities, the more we can live an authentic life. I am now aware that self-compassion is the key to living out my life on my own terms.
Question: What's the main message you hope readers take from Inside Your Dreams?
Rose Inserra: The most important message in the book is simplistic but rings true: if you learn to understand your dreams, you begin to understand your life journey. Dreams shine a light on your interior emotional landscape. Once revealed, your waking life takes on new meaning and opens up to new awareness of the world around you.