Karmic Traces and Dream Work

Posted on December 5, 2010
Filed Under meditation, mystical journeys, Taylor Ellwood | 2 Comments

I’ve been continuing to do the Tibetan Dream Yoga each night and I’ve found that I’ve been more aware of my dreams as a result. In the book I read on Tibetan Dream Yoga the author talked about karmic traces, which are essentially patterns, behaviors, attachments, etc. The karmic traces are something we all have and they show up in our reactions and they also show up in our dreams.

The dreams I’ve been having have been ones where I’ve been aware I’m dreaming. But what I’ve also been aware of is he karmic traces that have shown up in my dreams. I’ve had dreams about prior relationships, or occurrences that happened during the day and throughout the dream I’ve been aware of how what’s really being shown to me is the karmic traces, the attachments to certain outcomes and behaviors. And when I awake with this insight, it’s lead to deeper internal work that’s helped me continue to dissolve and release the karmic traces.

Consistently doing these practices leads to greater awareness of how you can continue to imprint these karmic traces in your dreams, as well as how your dreams can be used to help you resolve and work through them. In each dream, I’ve been able to see in the dream how my role in a situation has been sustaining karmic traces in my life. This awareness is helping me to target my internal work so that I can continue to dissolve the karmic traces and change my identity in the process. It is a very freeing process.

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Pallas Renatus
Pallas Renatus

What was the name of that book, if I might ask?

The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep