Venting (Releasing) Dreams


Venting dreams also are known as everyday life dreams or releasing dreams. These are dreams in which we let go of those little (or big) things we encounter in our waking life reality from the day, week, or month before. These are the type of dreams that release pent up emotions and issues from (but not limited to) our jobs, personal life, and everyday encounters and or actions. Venting dreams are important to each of us because they help us let go and move on with our waking life. If we did not have venting dreams our thoughts, emotions, desires from our jobs, personal life, family life, and the like, would fester inside of us and bubble at the surface at the most inconvenient time. Not to say it is not healthy or good for us to release our emotions and desires when we are in waking, but this type of venting dream helps us weed out the entities, our personal affairs, those material objects, people, and emotions that appear in our daily lives in which we need to deal with ourselves.

Experiencing a venting dream, I believe, is common for us all — whether we recall the dream or not. These dreams help departmentalize emotions, ideas, thoughts, desires that may have subconsciously gotten out of control within us. These dreams release from us something as simple as a conversation with a co-worker that may have turned sour, for example- something spoken to us that we happened to ignore in waking but is bothering us internally. Or a fight we may have experienced with a friend, boyfriend, or family member that has heightened our emotions so internally it is eating us up deep within. Or maybe the dream released from us our worries over a simple happening that we did not recognize first as some type of nuisance, but soon realized it was taking up much of our thoughts or focus in waking. Venting dreams are our way of tending to ourselves—helping ourselves let go in order to rationalize, heal, and move forward in a healthy way.

A dreamer who is having financial difficulties, overwhelmed with student loans, shared the following dream with me:

My family and I were sitting around a strange home. I stood up and said, “It is time, I am going to have to rob a bank.” I looked at my young daughter and she wanted to help me rob the bank. I turned to my husband in the next room and said, “We are going to rob a bank. I am ready. You don’t have to, this is my burden. Stay home I will take care of everything.” I was filled with fear and shocked at my wanting to do such a horrible thing as rob a bank. But in my dream I felt it was my only solution to remove the burden of my student loans.

In this particular dream the dreamer had been holding within her a fear of the inability to pay off her student loans. She felt haunted by her unpaid loans and in waking was paralyzed in helping herself find a way to pay down her debt. She had kept this feeling bottled up from her husband and sat alone with this overwhelming emotion she had internalized so deeply—- so deeply that it was unconsciously affecting her energy levels. At the moment her inner self was no longer able to carry the weight of her negative and sad emotions around the debt she experienced this dream. Her internal self needed to let go of the emotions and energy, focused around her debt, that were taking up residence within her Self.  An aspect of her inner Self had to release her fear (she had not been able to shed from her everyday thoughts for a long period of time) before it manifested in a way that would become unhealthy to her waking Self.

Of course the dreamer never had any waking intentions of robbing a bank or to do anything irrational (although some people do get to that point in their life when they lose all sense of hope and the fear takes over). The dreamer (and for most of us) needed to experience a venting dream– to release….. and by recognizing this dream, it helped release her negative thoughts and fears she felt about her mounting debt. She mentioned to me after releasing her thoughts into the dream, and after sharing the dream with me, she was able to wake up” –slowly letting go of pieces of her worries ensuring herself the strength to process externally over the course of a week

 “I did not realize that my worry around my student loans was taking on a life of itself inside of me. I scared myself with this dream. I was watching myself plan to rob a bank.”  Rather than continue to live in her own fear around debt, (which by living in this internalized fear she was manifesting a negative energy around her debt and money) she instead began to list ways to help relieve the debt over time. The dreamer ended her time with me by saying I look back at the dream and now laugh, “I could never rob a bank no matter how much debt I am in. I know there is other ways, with positive outcomes, to deal with my financial issues. What a silly dream but what a powerful one for me.”



Another type of venting dream could relate to issues in our personal or employment lives that we tend to bury, ignore, or brush off. Our dreams will alert us to these thoughts and emotions that we let fester within us — consciously we try to let it roll off our back but subconsciously we vent out that which we don’t want to be burden us any longer within waking.

I believe that all venting dreams have a positive outcome in some form. But what about the positive venting dreams? I believe that venting dreams can also release pent of high energy store within us, desires we may internalize and visual only through random day dreams, and or happiness stored within us that we may not vocalize or show others in waking. Sometimes those dreams of flying, entering a beautiful house to call home, looking at yourself in a mirror and seeing the glow of your own beauty, travelling in a fast car down a windy road on a beautiful sunny summer day, or encountering and embracing your soulmate who moments before was just a mear stranger— these are examples of releasing happiness, positivity, and desires of some thought, action, emotion, or object we internalize just yesterday in waking.  

There are times when I feel my venting dreams are similar to my daydreams I experience. I guess one could say that venting dreams may in a sense be an aspect or extension to our daydreams— actions, thoughts, aspects of us, desires, happiness, sadness, anger, and so forth that we are unable to share with others but instead project it out through our mind in waking– releasing aspects of those binds we create for ourselves.

Calling All Dreamers!!


Please Send Me Your Dreams Related to Guides or Unearthly Beings Appearing in Your Dreams!

I am collecting dreams for a research writing project I am working on. I am looking for dreams related to Dream Guides. Dream Guides may appear in any form (such as; angels, ghosts/spirits, animals, unearthly beings,  ET’s, familiar or unfamiliar people either alive or deceased) to offer a lending hand, bring a message to you, guide you through a personal issue, or to offer an answer to a question. These dreams can come in any dream type: visitations, nightmares, venting dreams, precognitive dreams, healing dreams, guidance dreams, wish-fulfillment dreams and the like.

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This is not a matter of interpreting dreams…

“This is not a matter of interpreting dreams.

It is not about the meaning of dreams.

It is not about dreams as symbols.

It is a matter of the phenomenon of dream-light and the life of inner light.”

~ Rufus Goodwin author of Dreamlight

Books I Recommend to Enhance Your Dream Life (& Waking Life)


Updated again on 5-28-2012 I added a few more books to the top of the list below.

Over the past year or two, when I began to blog more about my dreams, encounters with the departed, and alien life beings more and more people started asking me… How do you know your dreams hold truth? I have always answered with– because I have listened to my dreams since I was very young and they have never been wrong. My dream guides, the departed, and enlightened beings have always pointed me in the right direction, the times when I refused to listen to them I realized my journey was going to take a lot longer to travel. Well, if others have yet to experience nightly dreams like mine– walking the boundary line between waking and sleep– I can understand why they may not simply accept my response as some piece of the truth our dreams speak. I am not here to change your beliefs (or mind) I am just a guide hoping to awaken those that wish to be awakened.

There ARE others like me who experience and believe in similar truths about our dream life, afterlife communication, and beings from higher dimensions. I decided to compile a reading list of books to share with those who have been asking me about suggested resources that may guide them to unravel their truth, their dreams, and evolve their beliefs. Below are a list of books that have guided me over the years to continue seeking, traveling, believing in what I have always known to be true.This is not the end all list of books there are many more in existence but it is good to start somewhere.

Suggested Books to Read:

DreamWorkers Behind the Veil; Night Shift Dreams by Meredith Smith

Connecting with the Arcturians by David Miller

Touching the Light by Meg Blackburn Losey

The Secret History of Dreaming by Robert Moss

Winged Pharaoh by Joan Grant

The Tao of Dreaming by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Atlantis Rising by Patricia Cori

The Complete Book of Psychic Self-Defense by Dr. Bruce Goldberg

Whose Stuff Is This? by Yvonne Perry

Spirit Speak by Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

A Wanderer’s Handbook by Don Elkins, Carla L. Rueckert, James McCarty. You can actually download this book for free here. There is a print version you can buy or borrow from your local library.

We, the Arcturians by Norma J. Milanovich

THE STARSEED TRANSMISSIONS -An Extraterrestrial Report

Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibrations by Penney Peirce

VISITORS FROM WITHIN by Lyssa Royal and Keith Priest

Dreaming Book of the Dead by Robert Moss

DreamGates by Robert Moss

The Crystal Children: A guide to the newest generation of psychic and sensitive children by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.

Earth Angels by Doreen Virtue

Energy Medicine by Donna Eden

StarKids by Dr. Richard J. Boylan

Star Born by Brad Steiger

Star People by Brad Steiger

Psychic Abilities by Anja Heij

Alchemy of Nine Dimensions by Barbara Hand Clow

The Pleiadian Agenda: A New Cosmology for the Age of Light by Barbara Hand Clow

From Elsewhere: Being E.T. in America by Scott Mandelker

Indigo Children by Lee Carroll/Jan Tober

Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its attainment By Rudolf Steiner  


Mother Night by Clarissa Pinola Estes  (Actually anything by Clarissa Pinola Estes will help unravel some of the mysteries of your dreams)

xxxHolic (This is a Clamp series but I watched the anime series and found them very awakening — and yes I had to throw this in the list for fun!)

Psychic Vampires by Joe Slate

Handbook to Higher Consciousness by Ken Keys Jr.

Dreams by Carl Jung

Man and His Symbols  by Carl Jung (Actually any book by Carl Jung is a wonderful way to begin your exploration into understanding symbols and images in your dreams.)

The Complete Dream Book by Gillian Holloway

Sleep Paralysis: A Guide to Hypnagogic Visions and Visitors of the Night by Ryan Hurd (The only Self-Help book about SP and its possibilities.)

Lucid Dreaming Books… there many books and websites on this topic out there. Here are a couple to check out: Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LeBerge and Lucid Dreaming by Robert Waggoner

Just about any book on Astral Traveling or OBE’s– this is where I started reading when I was 16 years old seeking out and answer to; Why I found myself traveling through realms both in waking and in dreaming. A counselor recommended to read such books on OBE and Astral Traveling….. and suddenly the flood gates opened for me.

When I was a child attending Catholic school it was very common for me to sit in class and drift out of my body and float to a peaceful gray area I found refuge in. First, I floated above the classroom observing the class (and myself) sitting there blankly  as if I was part of a herd and had no freedom to move around and explore my surroundings. Then I would drift higher, pass the roof and up up up into the sky. I would feel a sense of serenity and found a pure happiness I could not locate in my waking life. Soon others would appear in  a form of their pure essence. I would listen and interact via telepathic conversations with these energies that I found to feel so familiar to me. For those few moments nothing in waking existed any longer. I can not explain in detail this gray space, for it was just that a gray space that was at times illuminated with radiant energy.

What felt like hours passing only actual moments leaped into the (my) future; and as I would settle into this luminous non-reality it would suddenly end. I always returned with a Thunk! back into my body the moments after my teacher called on me. Clueless to what was happening in class I would stumble over my worlds talking nonsense and feeling foggy as the kids would laugh and my teacher would become so annoyed sternly suggesting to listen and not daydream.  I would slump down in my seat feeling embarrassed wondering why I was so different, so strange, from all the other kids.

My teachers would complain to my mother saying they could not understand why I was not as smart as I should be when I had such a kind big heart, why couldn’t I comprehend anything in class.”She understands emotions.”  I think everyone was worried something was wrong with me, I was a quiet and introverted child around adults and my family. I was filled with overly sensitive emotions no one could relate to. However, I did get along well with other children — because I had a kick ass sense of humor — smile smile (only shown to friends – never to family). And I was kind. I was the kid that never left anyone out and felt for others who were sad. I would always approach someone you looked sad or distraught and crack a joke or fill their space with warmth and light to help lift their energy. It always seemed to work but I really had no clue what I was doing; it was a natural ability I just knew I had. I had the ability to take away the icky emotions of another and place them upon myself – remove sadness, anger, negative energy — this was not healthy for me and it took me years to learn how to use this ability in which it did not harm my physical and emotional self. And it took me through high school of standing up to my beliefs, accepting I may be slightly crazy, and staying myself as I moved through feeling discouraged about humans and life on earth. And then it has taken me years later to find my voice after shedding the negativity, the people, and the intrusion of thoughts of those who have tried extremely hard to control my path.

But aside from my nightly dreams explaining my abilities, life after death, and all about realms beyond the physical, I was not able to explain anything to anyone else until I began reading and seeking outside my dream realms — which, as I stated, above started with books on astral traveling and out-of-body experiences (OBE). I needed for my own sanity to gain some piece of mental clarity in order to lead myself down the path I was birthed to travel down.

There are many more books out there that are not in the main stream public eye. Once you start seeking, reading, devouring, the universe will begin to open its door to you (it’s ready it’s just waiting on you to awaken). Your dreams will begin to shift in some way that will benefit you. You will begin to observe your Self traveling while in both waking and in dreaming states — the people, souls, and spirits you encounter you will begin to view in a new light. The conversations you have will be received and given differently. You will realize you dreams are not just about your physical Self (although often they are) but rather you are a piece to something bigger, greater. You may even realize, accept, and or believe that you are energy from a higher dimension and your human self is just clothing to keep you grounded during your lifetime on earth. Or maybe you won’t discover any of this and what it is you observe / sense is something even greater than anyone of us has yet to unravel, see, or experience.

But no matter what doors your dreams lead you through or what realms of dimensions you fly within, by reading outside your box, you are expanding, evolving, and transmuting….. you are exploring your path …. and your dream messages will become stronger as you begin to see the shift, and as universal signs appear for you in waking. Your vibration will rise and you will learn how to protect your surroundings and invite only people with your same vibration or higher into your energetic space.

Enjoy the Journey!

(I also have a list of book links, other than the ones listed above, on the home page of this blog.)