How to Receive Psychic Messages in your Dreams

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If you are looking to expand your psychic abilities, tap into your intuition or are just looking for guidance on a particular topic, your dreams can be an excellent way to receive advice, insights or messages.

Our dreams reveal the inner world of our subconscious mind and can often hold clues or even prophecies that can influence our lives or day to day.

Through dreams, our intuition and spirit guides are more likely to speak to us because our ego or rational mind is often switched off and unable to effect the transmission of the message.

If you want to learn how to receive messages or psychic guidance in your dreams here is what you need to know.

1. Keep a Dream Journal

Keeping a dream journal is paramount when it comes to understanding and receiving the psychic messages in your dreams. If you really want to start enhancing your dreams and your intuition then you have to start keeping a dream journal.

Keep it by your bedside and write down your dreams first thing in the morning to avoid forgetting them. Add any extra details that come back to  you during the day as well.

Your dream journal should not just be a recount of the events that happened but should also explain how the events made you feel. Remember, dreams are symbolic so the feelings and intuition behind them is also just as important as the events themselves.

Not a fan of writing? Use a voice recorder or even type the dream out on your phone. Do whatever it takes to get the dream out so you can refer back to it.

2. Set Your Intention

If you want to receive a message through your dreams the best way to go about it is to ask or set your intention before you sleep.

While this may not work every time or right away, the more you practice the more you will open yourself to receiving Divine guidance.

Remember, you dream every night so even if you don’t remember any, be open to the fact that you may have received some wisdom or peace during your sleep. Judge this based on the feeling you get when you first awaken.

To set your intention start by reciting a short mantra before bed that goes something like- ” I am open and willing to receive Divine guidance through my dreams that serves my highest purpose and brings me clarity and understanding.”

You can also set an intention to receive more specific advice about a particular situation or event or you can also just ask for a pleasant night’s sleep, especially if you have been suffering from nightmares or insomnia.

3. Symbols and Meanings

There are many dream dictionaries out there with definitions of what each symbol, animal or object may mean, however often symbols are unique to the individual. If butterflies have always reminded you of your grandma, then perhaps seeing a butterfly in your dreams is a message from her.

To unlock your dreams you really need to pay attention to any symbols or metaphors that come up and try to relate them to your day to day or past experiences.

If the meaning behind the symbol doesn’t come clear straight away, don’t worry. The more you stay open and aware to the symbols the more they will start to make sense to you. Writing them down will also help you bring more clarity to what they may mean.

Opening up to this newfound awareness, especially when it comes to your dreams can also help you strengthen your gifts of clairvoyance. 

4. Herbal Dream Tea

There are many herbs out there that can help facilitate vivid and prophetic dreams. The most popular known herbs for dreaming include Calea Zachatechhi and Mugwort.

Calea Z is great for intensifying your dreams, dream recall and lucid dreaming. It is best had as a tea alone or mixed with other soothing herbs like peppermint and passionflower.

Mugwort helps to enhance lucid dreaming and astral travel. To boost Mugworts effectiveness, you also may want to add some other herbs to help release any anxiety and to calm your mind. These include chamomile, lavender, passionflower or peppermint.

It is not recommended to blend both Mugwort and Calea Z, while there are no known adverse reactions, it is better to test the herbs out independently to see which one works the best for you.

The best way to drink your tea would be just before bed and while setting your intention. Perhaps you can even create a ritual where you take each sip as you cement and recite your intention for the night ahead.

5. Dreamtime Pillow

Dreamtime pillows have been used for centuries to help ward of negative energies, bad dreams and to evoke a peaceful sleep.

With the right combination of herbs, dreamtime pillows can be a fantastic way to have vivid dreams and receive psychic messages.

Some of the best herbs for dreaming include:

  • Datura: helps to evoke lucid and vivid dreams
  • Mugwort: helps to enhance prophetic dreams
  • Anise: believed to keep nightmares away
  • Sage: brings healing and peace to your dreams
  • Burdock: believed to keep negativity away from you while you dream
  • Jasmine: helps to enhance dreams about love and relationships
  • Lemongrass: helps to boost the colours in your dreams
  • Rose Petals: promotes relaxation and helps open your heart chakra to receiving guidance
  • Clary Sage: believed to support astral travel in dreams
  • Lavender: helps to calm, soothe anxiety and release tension when entering the dream state, making you more susceptible to psychic guidance
  • Mullein: helps protect against nightmares and negative energies while you sleep

Choose whichever combination of herbs feels right to you and place them in a soft cloth, organza or muslin bag and place it under your pillow or in your pillow case.

The dreamtime pillows work best when used in conjunction with the tea.

6. Crystals 

Crystals are a great way to help enhance spirit communication, psychic energy and intuition.

When placed under your pillow, certain crystals can help you recall your dreams better, have more vivid dreams and help you to receive insightful messages and healing.

These crystals include:

Danburite: due to its high energetic vibration, danburite can help activate higher dimensions in the spirit world and can allow you to better comprehend and understand your dreams. It can also help you to receive intuitive messages and connect with your Spirit guides and angels. This is a very soothing and comforting crystal which is also great for people who suffer from sleep paralysis and nightmares.

Herkimer Diamonds: are fantastic for helping to release psychic or intuitive blocks and to enhance clarity. They are great for dream recall and helping to understand your dreams. They also help stimulate vivid dreams and astral travel. Have a loved one who is far away? Placing a Herkimer Diamond under each of your pillows at night is also supposed to help facilitate meeting in the dream state.

Blue Kyanite: helps you to instantly tap into your inner truth and highest voice. It opens you up to receiving Divine communication and better recalling your dreams. It also helps you to receive psychic and intuitive messages and reveals truth surrounding your situation.

Azurite: helps you to open up to the meaning behind your dreams and activates the third eye chakra. Excellent for enhancing intuition and contacting spirits or angels from the other side. Also helps you open up to your own innate wisdom and higher self.

Dreams are a great way to start receiving psychic messages as your mind is already in a very relaxed and open state. All you have to do is set your intention and stay open to the messages as they unfold.

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About the author


Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.