I was interviewed by Cosmopolitan on the topic of pregnancy dreams and dream interpretations.
“Spoiler: You are psychic—but not in the way you may be thinking. “I firmly believe that all dreams have meaning, regardless of how frivolous or absurd they may seem upon waking. I also believe that dreams are a psychic experience and that everyone is psychic,” says Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick, and Meditation. “People often have misconceptions about what psychic ability is, believing that it’s solely about predicting the future. Psychic ability is something everyone possesses, and its primary methods of communicating are through emotions and our inner-image faculty.”
He adds, “Some dreams are prophetic in nature, but most of the time, it’s our psychic faculty of our subconscious mind trying to communicate to us during a brainwave state where our conscious mind is muted to express to us stuff we aren’t fully consciously processing. When it comes to imagery, both psychic ability and dreams use our database of symbols that we are familiar with, and the more fresh it is in our mind, the more likely that symbol will be used.”
In other words: Your pregnancy dreams *do* have a meaning, but that meaning isn’t necessarily, “I’m literally going to get pregnant today.”
Auryn suggests learning more about the symbolism of that baby bump. “Pregnancy is the process of creation of life which hasn’t been fully birthed or manifested yet. This isn’t necessarily a literal baby but can relate to a hope or fear that we have but aren’t fully addressing or confronting,” he says. Like Barrett and Nielsen, Auryn says to pay attention to how the pregnancy dream made you *feel* in the dream: scared, excited, confused, happy?
Next, Auryn suggests examining the other symbols in the dream, like any people, animals, and objects that showed up. And keep in mind that they might not always be literal. “I always look for wordplay, double meanings, and turn of phrases when trying to interpret dreams or psychic information,” Auryn says.
If you’re dreaming about pregnancy frequently or if you’re just curious about the potential meaning of your dreams, try writing them down when you wake up. “I always recommend writing down every detail and emotion you can remember of your dream and then listing out every possible interpretation you can come up with in regards to what it symbolically means,” Auryn says. You can keep a specific dream journal for this or just jot them down in your Notes app or on a piece of paper.
In an exercise he teaches in his book Psychic Witch, Auryn also suggests meditating and then “interviewing” the different characters and objects in the dream, asking them what they mean and paying attention to anything else that comes to mind—and of course, writing all that down too!”
You can read the full article here: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a30289282/dream-about-being-pregnant-meaning/