We all love to sleep, and we all hate nightmares. And that is what I crave for today…to sleep with only the best dreams. I wish I know how to fall asleep instantly or anytime I want to, to be able to have these sought-for good dreams. Usually, my dreams are just all too natural. Realistic, day-to-day life kind of dreams. Often, they are “boring” and uninteresting dreams. And that is the reason my interest perked as I heard of Silva’s technique with dreams.
We can know the meaning of dreams according to Silva. And that our dreams relates to our life, the stresses, the problems, everything that we may be focused on in our life. That at times, we believe that we are over a certain issue but in reality we are not. And this is the reason why it still appears in our dream or may be somewhat related to it. Because in our subconscious self, we are still not over it. Silva mentioned symbolism in our dream that can be parallel to our worries and problems. And she advised the use of the dream diary to be able to raise awareness between dream and reality.
Silva Method’s Dream Control technique can help you control the type of dream you wish to have including elimination of nightmares. This is one great way of helping people with traumatic experiences that keeps relieving those events in their dreams. I believe this to be a great tool for psych patients as well, those emotionally disturbed and even those with worries and problems faced in their waking hours. How nice will it be to forget them as you sleep. It also is a possible way to solve those concerns when you develop the ability to think of solutions WHILE YOU SLEEP. As in the Sleep Control Exercise, Silva iterates that the left hemisphere of the brain comprises of the self-talk and obsessive thought behaviors. When sleeping at the alpha phase, the right hemisphere is at its work. And this is when most solutions appear. “The Alpha state is the state of relaxed awareness.” This is where we are when we memorize things, we learn, we think, or when we successfully interact with others.
This could be the reason for movie makers and script writers to make a character come up with a solution so suddenly upon waking up. More like a bright idea conceived after a sleep. Some may say that they just had a restful sleep that cleared their mind and judgment for the solution to have suddenly dawn on them. Whatever else…the important thing to know is that there is a way for you who have not found it. In your dreams!!!