Mato Kinze gave you very very good information.
Originally Posted by Vee
Has anyone ever spoken to their spirit guide in a dream?
For a number of years i have tried to speak to my spirit guides in my dream and also solve problems in my dreams. But it hasn't worked.
Has anyone on this forum done it and how did they achieve it?
If you are desperate to contact your guide through dreaming, you must first learn how to lucid dream.
One must learn to read before they can finish a full novel.
Look into meditation Vee. Also, starting tonight or whenever you have a quiet moment, breath in quietly and slowly with your eyes closed. Make a heartfelt statement to your guides, "I would really like you meet you. Please lead me in a direction where I can. I want to hear you and know you." Continue to do this each day, you'll find your way. **** Side note to "Happiness"
The dog in your dream may very well be your totem animal. Yes, basically a guide in the form of an animal. Each animal represents certain qualities or lessons they bring with them to teach you. I've had a lion come aboard recently. Beautiful face it has!
Faithfulness and Protection
The Dog is a symbol of the small becoming the great.
People with this totem have great spirit
and a great ability to love.
It takes a lot to break a dog spirit.
People with a Dog totem are usually helping others or serving humanity in some way.
Dog medicine embodies the loving gentleness of best friend and the fierce energy of protector.
You will have a deep understanding and compassion of human shortcomings.
Study the quality of the breed of dog that has entered your life:
is it a hunter, a protector, a companion, playful?
Each of these qualities will give you insight into the qualities needed for your own life.
A Dog totem is a great spirit booster. http://www.linsdomain.com/totems/pages/dog.htm