Liz Winter

bringing comfort from spirit

spirit readings, reiki healings, gateway dreaming, flower essences.


I have always been a dreamer, that is the nocturnal type. On occasion I have dreamt things that have eventuated in waking life and other times I have dreamt of talking to those who have passed over where it has felt so real. ( I believe our loved ones who have passed can visit us in our dreams without alarming us.) Other dreams have held important symbolic meanings that have influenced my decision making processes.

Over history, some dreams have changed the course of destiny. Tribal cultures, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and references in the bible refer to dreams being honoured and prayed for. Dreams have influenced wars, choices of leaders, major inventions, medical cures, warned people of danger and bought comfort to those in grief, Yet, we often tend to say ‘it was only a dream’ Dreams are perhaps, one of the most important inner guidance tools we are born with and is something we can all access.

By becoming aware and conscious of our dream life we can enhance the quality of our dreams, improve dream recall, and begin to understand their symbolic meanings.
It is true not all dreams are significant as often dreams are releasing pent up emotions and stress. Variables such as food and alcohol can effect our dream quality and recall ability but according to science we all dream on average an hour and half each night.
Prophetic dreams, that is dreams that actually materialize in real life are usually in colour and very vivid.
Symbolic dreams are more common and often hold a significant message for us. When it comes to interpretation of dreams, there are personal dream symbols that will only mean something to you and then there are universal dream symbols.

For example, some universal dream symbols are water which often refers to emotions and the condition of the water is a clue to type of emotion.
Cars symbolize our physical selves and our direction in life.
Hospitals relate to healing and schools to learning.
Animals often feature in dreams.
For example, cats symbolize our intuition, horses, power and freedom and ants are about industry and action.
People in our dreams often represent various aspects of ourselves.
When analyzing the part people play in our dreams you need to ask yourself what does that person represent to me?
Perhaps you dreamt of your school principal reprimanding you.
Principals represent authority so maybe at work you are feeling intimidated by your boss or management.
Rooms in dreams are also significant.
The bathroom is about cleansing, emotions and releasing the old, the kitchen is about nurturing, the hallway about transition, the lounge room about our public image.

With practice you can gain insight to dream messages. Here are some suggestions to enhance your dream life;

  • Keep a dream journal by your bed
  • Place a small crystal under your pillow
  • Before sleep, use positive affirmations like...
    " I will recall my dreams"’ or...
    "Tonight I will get an answer to my problem in my dreams"

You know the saying ‘Sleep on it’... It’s true!

Sometimes the person who has passed over is not the greatest communicator which is often indicative by what sort of personality they had here on earth. It often hasn’t changed. The medium is only human and may be having an off day, the client’s anxiety, fear or cynicism can throw a spanner in the works. How experienced the medium is at interpreting the images and words she is receiving is also important. It really is a bit like playing psychic charades.

For example, once I was being shown a pearl necklace and the next thing I saw was a rose. This made no sense to me at all so I told the client exactly the information I received. The client then replied that her Aunt Rose gave her a pearl necklace before she passed over.

Communicating to the dead is a complex situation that people don’t understand and because of this sometimes clients come with many expectations.

For example, some clients are intent on a particular person in spirit coming through. This is totally understandable. However readings don’t always go to a plan. Sometimes I observe the client actually misses out on some helpful information because their focus was on what they wanted to happen rather then just see what information did come through.
Which people in Spirit come through in a medium style reading isn’t really up to the medium, it is a matter of who can get through on a good clear line. A bit like an overseas phone call.

My advice to you if you are going to receive a medium reading is to go with an open mind, no specific expectations and just see what happens. Try to go in a positive state if you can because communication is all about us raising our energy up and spirit coming down a little to meet us. The more positive energy, the more likely you are to get a good reading.

One thing I can tell you is that when the communication is authentic, it is magical and uplifting and you may never see life quite the same again.

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