Your dreams are an excellent gauge of the various vibrations present in you and they indicate if you are dominantly in a positive vibration or in a negative vibration.
Your dreams are highly indicative of the various subconscious vibrations (feelings/emotions/thoughts that are present in you that you are not facing up to consciously), and thus can guide you towards bringing awareness to these patterns.
As you become more stable in your “awareness power” you will start becoming more and more conscious of the details of your dreams, especially the details that are significant to guiding you towards understanding a certain pattern in you.
The reason why you have nightmares
If you are prone to having nightmares or bad dreams, the spiritual reason is always the presence of several “strong” fear-based vibrations in you that have not been released from your energy space.
Spiritually speaking, a nightmare is an indication of a strong negative vibration, as compared to a “bad dream” which is relatively less intense. People who consciously release suppressed/unconscious patterns of fear through awareness, over time, notice the lessening of bad dreams and increase in the amount of positive dreams.
When your dreams are dominantly positive it’s a confirmed indication that your vibration is free of negativity to a huge extent.
Allow your fears to come into the light of awareness
The unconscious instinct of the human mind is to “shy away” from looking at images/thoughts that create fear.
However, when you are afraid of something you end up fueling its power because your fear indirectly gives attention to it.
For example, you might fear ghosts (due to some fear based stories you heard in your childhood or after watching some horror movies that paint a completely misplaced picture of reality) and you are unwilling to face up to this fear, even though you are an adult now, because you are still clinging to your past responses. So this fear continues to stay within you because you don’t bring the light of awareness to these images/thought-patterns in your mind.
When you are sleeping, your resistances are down, and the mind can now freely run its stored up contents – so it brings forth all the thoughts, that you fear, in a dramatic mix causing the production of graphic nightmares.
The only way to release a fear is to stay with it consciously. To allow the mind to run its images/thought-patterns, with respect to this fear, while you stay in a space of awareness without shying away from it.
People who misunderstand how realities get created think that staying aware of a fearful thought will cause the manifestation of it, but in truth when you bring a “conscious awareness” to a fear-based thought you are essentially not allowing it to influence your vibration, and thus it does not become a player in attracting your reality.
Fears that you try to run away from are the ones that have the capacity to become a point of attraction, in some way, because, unless a negative vibration is dissolved in the wisdom/intelligence of your awareness, its energy keeps attracting some form of manifestations onto it (Nightmares themselves are just “manifestations”, or creations, of your fear based vibrations).
Stop nightmares by staying aware of your dreams
Whenever you wake-up you will always have some recollection of the dream that your mind played out. The more the depth of your awareness the more vividly you can remember your dreams.
Some people claim to have “dreamless” sleep, it may be a rare possibility that happens when the mind is unusually silent (or is being suppressed in some way into silence), or may be they are just not aware of their dreams due to low level of awareness in them.
Under normal circumstances, the mind is bound to have thoughts and it’s bound to manifest dreams based on the content of its thoughts.
It’s best to stay in the bed for a few minutes and just allow the recollections of your dream to run in the space of your awareness. You will be able to detect emotions/feelings, thoughts and energy movements in your body that are indicative of the “vibration” of your dream.
Stay with your awareness rooted in these movements and you will get a very clear indication of the exact thought pattern in you that instigated that dream.
If it was a nightmare, you will clearly know which particular fear in you manifested into that particular nightmare.
Allow the images/patterns to play out in your mind while staying as a relaxed space of awareness without “distracting” yourself from facing them. It will feel uncomfortable in your body when these low vibration thoughts are playing out in your mind, but don’t let that be the reason for you to fear these thoughts, just stay with your awareness fully allowing these patterns to play out.
The silent intelligence present in this space of open awareness automatically starts bringing a dissolution to the energy of these negative thought patterns though it can take a while (may be a couple of months or so) before these thoughts fully ebb away in intensity, depending on how much momentum they have.
As you stay in the space of awareness there may be insights within you that help you see through the falseness in these fear-based dreams or you might be inspired to read/watch something that guides you towards becoming free of your belief/identification with these patterns.