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Introduction

This chapter presents the dream that inspired the Dream-Guided Meditation Model. From this dream the author has interpreted a three-stage process that will yield meditative results from quieting one's whole body, slowing one's breath, and stilling one's thoughts and listening to become aware of one's still state. The dream includes a word that symbolizes the higher self potential present in all persons, which is latent until discovered. Thought-questions are waking-life thoughts with the potential to prompt nighttime dreams that contain responsive solutions or answers. The chapter teaches to compare one's emotions in their dream with their pre-dream, waking-life emotions to discover whether their waking-life emotions accurately reflect how they feel about the issue in their dream. Researchers claim that emotions in dreams, though often exaggerated, are most often more accurate than the person's waking-life appraisal of emotions about the issue in the dream.