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Kelly Sullivan Walden is on a mission to awaken the world to the power of dreams. Known as America's premiere dream expert, she is the #1 bestselling author of I Had the Strangest Dream and It’s All In Your Dreams, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions, and the newly released Love, Sex, and Relationship Dream Dictionary. She is also a certified clinical hypnotherapist, inspirational speaker, and founder of Dream-Life Coach Training. Kelly been described as the lovechild of Oprah Winfrey and Lucille Ball and has reached millions of people with her inspiring message on national talk shows such as Doctor Oz, Ricki Lake, The Real, Bethenny, Huffington Post Live, Coast to Coast, and FOX news. Every Friday she hosts the DreamsUnzipped radio show on 1150 KKNW. She is also the director/founder of Chime In-(the Change Is Me International). For more information about Kelly and to receive a complimentary dream declaration meditation go to:
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Top 10 (Most Commonly Remembered) Sexual Dreams

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 10:21 AM

Whether we admit it or not, we all have love, sex, and relationships on the brain. Whether we're a CEO superwoman, a stay-at-home dad, or a tree-hugging hippie chick. If you have a pulse, you have an unconscious longing for belonging. As much as some of us would like to...

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What Does It Mean if I Don't Have Money Dreams?

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 3:38 PM

I know what you're thinking (I'm so psychic). You think because you don't recall dreaming about money there's something wrong with you, or you've not properly programmed your subconscious mind for success, right?


First of all, our dreams take place in the part of the brain known as the "association cortex" in the limbic region... not in the prefrontal cortex, where our day-to-day rational/logical thought resides.

In other words, the language of dreams is mostly symbolic and rarely literal.

So, if you're stressed about money in your waking life, you might find yourself dreaming of a leaky faucet, animals fighting over food, or your teeth falling out.

In fact, teeth falling out in dreams is believed to be directly associated with financial stress because on a primal level our pearly whites -- or lack thereof -- were associated with survival (if we didn't have teeth we couldn't eat). And in the jungle of our modern lives, without money, we fear not having the leverage to survive... much less thrive.

Money Dreams Preparing You for a Windfall


On the other hand, the telltale dream signs that indicate your subconscious (dreaming mind) may be preparing you for a financial windfall are:

Doors opening for you
Swimming without need for breath in the ocean next to a friendly whale (symbolizing that you're having a whale of a time in the cash flow department of life)
• A flood (symbolizing that the floodgates are open and you need to get ready to handle more abundance than you know what to do with)
• Being at a party (symbolizing the anticipation of a forthcoming celebration)
• Being given keys to an important room, house, or car (symbolizes the fact that you are allowing your drive to be aligned with your inner GPS which is steering you in the right direction).

Money Dreams Don't Mean What You Think They Mean... Know What I Mean?


Now, if you do dream about actual money, that doesn't necessarily mean that you are coming into financial wealth (sorry -- don't shoot the messenger). Remember, our dreams speak in the language of symbols. When you have a dream that features cash, a check, a credit card, or a winning lottery ticket, ask yourself the question:

"What does money represent to me?"

It could mean that you are finding a sense of self-value, respect, power, esteem, influence, freedom, and/or reward for work well done.

Money Itself Is Just A Dream!

Remember, money is the ultimate expression of how symbolically we humans think and operate (don't shoot the messenger). You might recall that once upon a time we used to trade cows for chickens, or horses for donkeys, carrots for apples. In fact, in third grade I used to trade my peanut butter sandwich for my friend's Hershey bar. (I definitely got the better end of that bargain!)

These days, most of us have traded in our "cash cows" (so heavy and smelly) for green slips of paper, or plastic cards with numbers (much more elegant) written on them that tell us what we are worth or what we have available to spend. Talk about living in a waking dream world.

Money Dreams Interrupted

Last but not least, we all dream between four to nine dreams every night. And most of us are jolted out of bed so quickly that the majority of our dreams are lost, discarded, and forgotten about so they never make it into our long-term memory bank.

Among those dreams left on the scrap heap could be the guidance to score your next (or first) fortune, the winning lottery numbers, which horse to bet on at the track, and/or where to move your investments.

True $$$ Dream Story

Bernard M. Wagner, M.D had a recurring dream about an obscure Biotech stock called ICOS. Because of this series of dreams, he bought about 40,000 shares of ICOS, using his entire life savings, for around $4 a share. When he sold the shares in 1998, they were worth $28 each, which works out to over $1 million in profits.

The moral here is don't take your dreams lying down.

Also, don't sweat it if you're not literally dreaming of money, because you most likely are, even if those dreams are wrapped in symbolism that might require some decoding (that's why you need me in your life).

No matter what, think about this:

If you have any amount of money in the bank you are among the top 8 percent of the world's wealthy. If you can read this message you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the world who cannot read it at all.

And the fact that you have the time, inclination, and wherewithal to worry about what it means if you dream about money... symbolically speaking, you've already won the lottery!

May your richest dreams all come...

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I Believe I Can Fly: The Truth About Flying Dreams

(3) Comments | Posted August 24, 2014 | 3:43 PM

• Have you ever dreamed you were flying?

• Have you ever dream of flying and wished you didn't have to wake up?

• Have you ever felt anything other than exhilaration in your flying dreams?


I had the honor of being interviewed by legendary rock DJ Shadoe Stevens. Shadoe is famous for originating KROQ, for taking over for Kasey Kasem's American Top 40, and for being Fred Rated in the 80's for a series of Federated commercials) -- and he shared with me about his love/obsession with flying dreams:

I'm always so disappointed when I wake up after one of these dreams. They are so amazing, I never want them to end.

As Shadoe described the way that he flies in his dreams (getting a running start, then a leap) he removed his shades, and I could literally see his crystalline blue eyes twinkle, as a smile peered out behind his cool demeanor... he looked more like a little boy on Christmas morning than an uber-ironic-iconic shock jock.

I shared with him that our flying dreams don't have to end just because we wake up. In fact, we might consider that on a parallel plane flying is our ordinary mode of transportation. Because dreams can connect us to multiple realities, we can, if we choose, dip in and carry the feeling of flying with us throughout our earth walk.

Wouldn't that be amazing?!?

Over my nearly 20 years experience, I've heard hundreds -- if not thousands -- of dreams like this. And in my experience, I tend to believe that when we fly in a dream we are connecting with our angelic/soul essence. If we don't leave these dreams on our pillows, this higher perspective can become our reference point for making decisions that uplift our spirit and the souls of those around us in this dimension.

Among other things, I believe our dreams of flying connect us with our innate feelings of freedom, joy, self-expression, lightness, confidence, creativity, and independence -- giving us the experience of how we can "rise above" our obstacles, see the world from a new, more liberated perspective, and break free from physical constraints and limitations. Think about it, from a sky-high view, even the most challenging circumstance appear small and manageable.

As we incorporate this broader way of seeing and being into our daily lives, the sky of our dreams--and the most joyous route to their fulfillment--begins to reveal itself to us.

On top of all that, I believe our flying dreams can help us to raise our vibration--and if you saw The Secret you know about The Law of Attraction being about the fact that your vibration is your inner magnet that brings unto you that which matches the energy you are sending out.

So what if marinating and meditating on the feeling of your flying dreams for a few minutes a day could actually help you to soar to new heights in your career, relationships, health, vitality, and wealth, not to mention the ways in which it can help you find out of the box solutions as you explore the vast expanse of your creative and spiritual potential! The sky is literally the limit!

Shadoe Stevens took a deep breath as he put his dark shades back on, and acknowledged that his flying dreams get at least partial credit for his trailblazing career.

Maybe they've affected me and my life more than I thought. I wonder how much more out of the box my life would be if I was even more deliberate about carrying the energy of my flying dreams into my life...

Join me (and Shadoe) by taking a deep breath while you encode the feeling of flying: freedom, liberation, and weightlessness into your cells, your bones, and your heart. Know that the universe in on your side... and that as you are lifted, all are lifted!


  • Are you a frequent (dream) flyer and member of the (dream) mile-high club?
  • If so, what kind of flying dreams do you have?
  • How do you fly?
  • How will you incorporate your flying dreams into your waking life?

I'd love to hear all about your flying dreams. Share away in the comment section below...and until we meet again... don't take your dreams lying down!

Oh, yes, here's a video for you where I elaborate on the virtues of flying dreams:

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What Does It Mean When You Dream of a Celebrity?

(3) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 10:41 AM


Do you ever dream of celebrities?

Do you dream of becoming a celebrity?

Have you ever considered that you are more like the celebrities in your dreams than you realize?

So, what does it mean when you dream of a celeb?


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Gaga Over Lady Gaga's Dream

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM


I recently had the dreamy experience of getting up close and personal with legendary radio personalities Heidi Hamilton and Frank Kramer of the Heidi & Frank Show. We had a stimulating conversation for Dish Nation at Hollywood's KLOS radio...

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The Light Side of the Top 10 Darkest Dreams

(1) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 7:31 PM

It's that time of year when the veil between worlds is thin.

"What worlds?" you ask.

The world of the so-called living and dead.

Halloween is the time to embrace the inevitability of death as a natural part of the cycle of life (if you are into Goth then you've...

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To Chase or Be Chased, That Is the Question

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 10:36 AM

As a child did you ever play the game "tag"?

I certainly did. I can still remember the screams and yelps of delight and fright as the sun went down on a hot summer night, sticky arms and legs from sweat, grass-stained knees, tousled near-dreadlocked hair...

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Like the Law of Attraction, How Do I 'Program' My Dreams to Manifest My Heart's Desires?

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 2:44 PM

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. -- Lao Tzu

Everyone who has seen the movie "The Secret" and talks with me about dream work asks me, "How can I program my dreams to create the...

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Embrace Your Inner Scarlett O'Hara and Declare You Will Recall Your Dreams

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 7:36 PM

"In the measurement world, we set a goal and strive to achieve it. In the universe of possibility, we set the context and let life unfold." -- B. Zander

The Founding Fathers of America didn't create the "Intention of Independence," the "Wouldn't It Be Nice if There Was Independence" or...

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The Best Book You'll Ever Read: Your Own Dream Journal

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 1:09 PM

"Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea forever." -- Will Self

The most powerful, life-changing book you'll ever read is your own dream journal. And keeping a dream journal...

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I Can See What You're Dreaming

(4) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 2:05 PM

Back in 1995 I was sweet-talked by my then-boyfriend into seeing the movie Strange Days, a sci-fi flick directed by Kathryn Bigelow, produced by James Cameron and staring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Lewis. I'm not a big sci-fi fan -- more the chick-flick type -- but I must...

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Though We Appear to be Sleeping

(85) Comments | Posted April 7, 2013 | 12:35 PM

"Though we appear to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream... that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are." -- Rumi

When you nestle yourself into bed, turn off the bedside lamp and close your eyes to your daytime reality, your...

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