How Angels Can Help You Dream with Purpose

Through Dream Incubation, You Can Choose What to Dream

Angels can help you use your dreams to fulfill specific purposes. Photo by: Mediaphotos/Getty Images

Do your dreams seem like random bits of information just swirling around your mind? Are you surprised by what you experience when you’re dreaming? Your unconscious mind will often bring elements such as images, sounds, and feelings that you didn’t expect to your attention when you’re dreaming. But no matter how random or surprising your dreams may seem, every dream you experience can benefit your mind and spirit in some way.

Angels know this, and they’re available to help you accomplish good purposes through your dreams.

If you approach your dreams intentionally by using them to accomplish specific purposes in your life – such as helping you make a decision, solve a problem, heal from something painful, find encouragement, or come up with a creative idea – you’ll connect your sleeping and waking lives. That will help you reach whatever goals you’re hoping to reach through your dreams.

Angels, who often deliver messages from God in dreams, can help you choose what to dream about through a process called dream incubation. The word “incubation” comes from the Greek word “incubatio” which means to keep something in a favorable condition for it to develop. Angels can turn goals that you’re holding in your mind into dreams, through which you can explore how best to reach those goals. By asking angels to help you dream about issues or situations you hope to resolve in your life, you can discover the wisdom you need as you’re dreaming.

Here’s how to work with angels to incubate dreams with specific purposes:

  • Decide what you want to dream about, and why. What specific issue do you want to understand better and hopefully resolve as a result of dreaming about it? What questions do you have about a certain situation, about which a dream could help you find answers? Are you facing an important decision soon and want a dream to help you figure out what to do? Do you need healing or encouragement that you hope a dream will give you? Clarify what you’re hoping to accomplish. Choose just one purpose for each dream.
  • Purify your body to clear your mind. The day before the night you plan to dream with a specific goal in mind, prepare yourself by abstaining from substances like alcohol and caffeine that can interfere with getting the good quality sleep you need to dream well. Free up your energy for dreaming by abstaining from activities that deplete your energy – such as work and sex – in your bedroom for the evening. The more you focus your body on concentrating on your dream, the better you’ll be able to focus your mind on it after you fall asleep, because the physical part of you is connected to the mental, emotional, and spiritual parts of you.
  • Create a relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom. Remove items from your bedroom that can distract you from sleeping (such as a television, cell phone, or laptop computer) and add whatever will help you relax so you can sleep well (like candles, soft music, a white noise machine, or soft blankets).
  • Pray about your dream’s purpose. Ask God or his angels in prayer to help you dream about the specific issue or situation you hope to address in your mind while you’re sleeping. Speak your prayer out loud, which reinforces it in your mind. You may want to follow the ancient tradition of writing down your prayer on paper that you then place underneath your pillow before going to sleep. (After you awaken, the piece of paper will serve as a tangible reminder of your goal for the dream, which should help you remember and record it.) As you drift off to sleep, remind yourself of the purpose you hope to fulfill through a dream that night. Meditate on what you'd like to dream about, and imagine what the dream could be like. Then just relax and let go of your concerns, trusting that an angel will respond to your prayer according to what's best. Ease into sleep with an open mind and without any fear. Expect to experience a dream that will benefit you in some way as angels respond to your request and communicate with you while you're dreaming.


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    Hopler, Whitney. "How Angels Can Help You Dream with Purpose." ThoughtCo, Aug. 9, 2016, Hopler, Whitney. (2016, August 9). How Angels Can Help You Dream with Purpose. Retrieved from Hopler, Whitney. "How Angels Can Help You Dream with Purpose." ThoughtCo. (accessed November 22, 2017).