Dreams carry the messages of the unseen realms.
Some believe the gods, the universe, source energy, our higher selves use our dream time as a way of bypassing our conscious mind in order to get to us directly a message we might otherwise dismiss if received during wakefulness.
We hold our dreams as magical and mystical because the scenarios played out are often outside of the realm of our ordinary reality. It is the space where the gods use our imagination to personify and amplify our greatest fears. Through our dizzying obsession with and denial of those things we do not want to see unfold we give fodder to the gods to play and work with in their musings around how to help the humans integrate their shadows.
Pre-creating our world through our fixation on what we dread (and I assert that denial is just as potent as preoccupation) traps our time lines into the currents of what we would least like to experience. Our dreams show us our worst visions as our addiction to foreseeing/denying the worst outcome surges vitality into their manifestation in our minds. The gods know what they are doing. They know in order to be set free from us, our nightmares must first be felt and seen. Why? So that they can leave us.
How does this work? How to release ourselves from forecasting a future held in tides of dread?
Spaciousness. Allowing for there to be more than just one outcome.
Instead of anchoring into our reality the nastiest circumstances our frightened egos can conjur by persistently paying attention to them or ignoring them, let them instead fly free. What do I mean by this?
Honor the option that our anxiety presents as a possible outcome by looking at it and allowing it to be just that. A possibility. One of many. Suppressing it will only serve to snare it in our system. Let the dread rise up to its fullest strength and then watch and feel it dissipate in the knowingness that there is an infinite field of potentials that are just as likely.
Surprise happens every day. Let yourself be surprised.