GRAFTON, Mass. - Have you ever had a recurring dream? Dreamed that you were flying or falling? Losing your teeth?
Jenny Metevia, spiritual teacher, clairvoyant medium and past life regression specialist, shared dream interpretation with several Grafton residents Wednesday evening at the Grafton Public Library and said all of the above dreams are common and normal.
“There are five different types of dreams,” Metevia explained. “They are release, wishful, prophetic, astral and projection, and informational and problem solving.”
Metevia, a Grafton resident, claims to have been born with the gift of "second sight" and has studied past life regression therapy, hypnosis training and psychic development. She works with clients from around the world and stopped closer to home to work with fellow Graftonites on how they can interpret their dreams.
According to Metevia, release dreams are necessary in order for the mind to let go of fear or other worries. These dreams are often recurring.
Metevia encouraged audience members to try dream programming if they are experiencing repetitive disturbing dreams.
“Before you go to sleep, tell yourself that if you have this dream you can get out by putting up a door and walking through it,” Metevia said. “You can also teach yourself to do things before bed that will make the dream less scary.”
She suggested keeping a gratitude journal, saying a prayer, or meditating.
For Mary Romaniec, dream interpretation comes best when she is in a state of meditation after waking up.
“I kept having a dream about two boys named 'Fear' and 'Reasoning,'” Romaniec said. “No matter what I did, I could not interpret the dream. When I went into meditation I was able to peel the dream apart and discover the meaning. There was a lot of symbolism and prophecy in this dream.”
Prophetic dreams that come to pass often leave the dreamer feeling they did not do enough to stop the event.
“We are all part of a mass consciousness and often have nightmares that are both prophetic and common,” Metevia said. “You don’t need to do anything except offer a blessing for the situation if you wish. Let go of the guilt. If things are meant to be stopped, they will be.”
Romaniec said experienced mass consciousness when she and three other authors each wrote a book with the same title in the same genre.
“It sabotaged my book,” Romaniec said. “When I contacted the doctor who wrote the forward for my book she was in awe of the mass consciousness required for this to happen. I never looked at it that way until she pointed it out.”
Dreams can also be used to clue you in about health problems, relationships or work related issues, Metevia said.
“If you lost a ring in real life and want to remember where you put it, ask yourself before you go to bed where you put it,“ she said. “Likewise, if you are not feeling quite right ask yourself before you go to sleep what's wrong. Most importantly tell yourself that you will remember the dream and the answer when you wake up. This works with most any issue."
Several audience members shared events that suggest they are out of body by day. According to Metevia, this is astral travel brought on by a state of relaxation. She went on to explain that this could often happen and can be prevented by doing something to keep yourself in the moment.
“Ever find yourself walking into the door jamb in your own home,” Metevia asked. “Are you regularly dropping things or arriving at your destination while driving with no idea how you got there? This is a result of astral projection by day.”
Flying and falling dreams are also believed to be astral dreams in which the soul separates from the body and travels to another plane, Metevia said. The flying is the spirit soaring and the falling is the quick re-entry into the body, according to Metevia.
“Wishful dreams are often not true,” Metevia said. “A wishful dream is likely not prophetic. Despite your best wishes if you are getting married and Brad Pitt is the groom, chances are good it won’t come true.”
As for the dream about your teeth falling out - Metevia believes this is a fear of aging or guilt over something bad that you said.