“Your interpretation seems right to me. You really have a wonderful gift to share. I’m impressed that there is a wiser version of me handling things behind the scenes. It’s so cool! very comforting to know. “

We spend a third of our life sleeping, which gives access to enormous creativity. REM or rapid eye movement proves that everyone dreams every night. When we dream, parts of cognition decrease, and the mind is released from the logical bottleneck placed on it during the day. Subjectivity decreases and we are able to explore existence in a more objective way. Ideas are contrasted and condensed in ways that change the way we understand ourselves. Those who actively work with their dreams notice how much synchronicity intensifies. Dreams allow us to see how we organize our thoughts. Ultimately, we begin to see how our thoughts shape our reality.

About dreams and It’s Meaning

Understanding the meaning of your dreams can become a powerful tool in increasing self-awareness, well-being, and helping you change your experiences to achieve lasting success. Dreams reveal an understanding of who you are and where you are going as if a part of your mind knows you better than you do. Interpreting dream is a bit like learning a new language because nothing is what it appears to be on the surface. The ABCs of dream analysis is simple if you keep these basic ideas in mind as you approach your dreams to guide you:

All the symbols, characters, even the landscape, and the lighting are, in fact, a mirror of your inner world. Dreaming is like the mirror of the mind because everything is the reflection of the dreamer. The landscape and symbols reflect your “internal architecture” or your current state of mind as you move through life. Symbols in dreams can be understood better if you approach them the way you would interpret metaphors in a poem. In poetry, a word or symbol can capture the deepest “essence” of an unspoken idea or feeling. For example, a storm in a poem can suggest overwhelming emotions, just as dreaming of storms or water shows the mood and emotional condition of your inner world. However, we tend to dream about what we are not experiencing, so you may believe that you are in charge of your emotions. To dream of a tornado suggests that at some level you feel motivated by feelings that you are not having. Dreams use symbols that better capture ideas that can help you open up and resolve unconscious conflicts.

If you can use the ‘Everything reflects me’ perspective, you can begin to decipher how dreams try to awaken you to your potential for greater fulfillment. For example, teeth fall out at monumental stages in our life, and they are also associated with communication, credibility, and chewing on something. If your teeth are falling out in a dream, ask yourself: Am I not making a necessary change or transition that better reflects my growth? Or is my credibility and the way I express myself to others a problem now? Other people in dreams reveal aspects that are intended to be adopted or rejected. Think of an adjective you would use to describe this person so that you understand the part of you that is being explored. Also, explore our dictionary of dreams.

Before you analyze anything, it is important that you write down as much information as you can remember. In some cases, you may only have one feeling. Dreaming moves us in the same unspoken way a movie does, so the feeling that remains is important to understanding how it can remain unexpressed. Since the dreaming mind and cognition behave differently, and the dreaming mind is moved by associations that affect our emotions, often remember that only emotion can evoke the rest of the dream. Another technique for remembering dreams is to capture a single symbol before waking up and tagging it. For example, you can remember a bear. If you keep that word, you can often narrow it down to the direction of everyday left brain cognition. Because these two parts of our mind behave so differently, which is why people have a hard time remembering their dreams. Waking up with the word kept in mind can also help you remember the rest of the dream. If you wake up from a nightmare and are scared, you can have an unhealthy relationship with change – and the nightmare becomes a positive message that something powerful is being released for your exploration. Dreams are never bad. They are like a cinematic representation of what is going on inside you. Fear can be seen as a release mechanism which, when activated, can free you from habitual behavior that blocks your growth.

Be open to advise, even if it’s weird. Dreams use cryptic symbols to prompt consciousness to explore the unknown. They act as a secret code because it is the only way that emerging information can breach your defenses. Oftentimes, these bizarre symbols can teach you a lot about your untapped ability to overcome crises. It is not important to remember all the symbols because the message is repeated frequently. Using various scenarios, the dream usually describes the same situation in different landscapes. Exploring a single dream sequence can become a snapshot of possible paths through conflict and resolution. In this way, dreams light up the path in front of you.

Clues crop up in dreams that reveal emerging sides of you, usually through other characters. When you wake up, you might wonder why this person was in your dream. Explore the adjective that best describes the person and how that quality can be active or inactive in your current approach. The most bizarre symbols are often the most important, so don’t ignore them. The inspiration of our dreams is manifested on one side of the psyche which developed before language and which therefore speaks in symbols. Dreams are based on memory, but they also describe future events with a sort of omniscient perspective. Calm your dreams like a compass and a map. If you can start to decipher your dreams, you can accelerate your growth to achieve lasting success and well-being.

Introduction to dream interpretation

You spend a third of your life, the same time spent in your career, exploring existence in a confused world of dreams and symbols. As if you have entered a world of mirrors, everything you encounter becomes a reflection of you. Taking the time to understand your dreams allows you to take ownership of your life. When you are facing a crisis, dreams reveal the way forward, activating self-knowledge and the direction of life.

Since Freud and Jung’s time, enormous data and research has validated the models they wrote about, revealing how dreams demonstrate organizing force in the psyche. Recurring dreams are a message that you are not “receiving” some sort of message.

Once the dream is understood and the message applied to make changes in your life, the dream does not repeat itself and the dream life moves to the next stage of its development. The more this information is ignored, the more aggressive and conflicting dreams become. Dreaming allows you to test your development while avoiding the real-life crisis that can result from being away from whatever fate has in store for you.

During more than 4 decades that I have worked as a dream analyst, I have observed the power of the subconscious mind to break down all barriers to provide deep direction to the dreamer. As if one aspect of the brain has an understanding that transcends the notion of time and self-awareness, dreams function as another sense organ that allows the exploration of potential.

Dreaming was described as a guide” from the one you know inside.”

Since you are reviewing the daily events in your dreams, you probably cannot see the special nuances that make the dream different from what you have experienced. However, research shows that the mind processes this information specifically because it can impact you in ways you haven’t recognized. When the opportunity for transformation hits the walls of your beliefs, self-awareness always finds productive ways to breakthrough. This process of self-enlightenment can be heightened when you take an active approach to understand your dreams.

Freud called the dream “a particular form of thought”. He suggested that dreams only seemed enigmatic as a way to allow transformative information beyond the walls of active defense mechanisms while we are awake. Dreams allow us to understand existence from a larger perspective, and Jung understood dreams as the compensating mechanism that balances the one-sided ego consciousness. The dream occurs in a part of the brain that developed before language and therefore communicates through images. Acting as the mirror of the mind, they offer an objective view of who you are and contain clues to your unrecognized desires and potential.

Therapists use dreams to uncover clues to understanding the motivation of a client in crisis.

People can spend weeks or months trying to explain why they are unhappy or dissatisfied. A dream boils down perfectly to certain enigmatic landscapes. This is why understanding dreams is so important when people are in therapy. Dreams are an evolutionary mechanism that allows you to evolve in a changing world. Understanding your dreams can have a profound impact on your ability to experience happiness and success.

The challenge you might face in understanding the language of dreams is recognizing that everything that appears in the dream is a reflection of you. The characters represent unrecognized aspects that you associate with them. Even the landscape, ambiance, and objects evoke a personal meaning designed to touch you in the same silent way that cinematic art and drama can move.

Dreams offer a unique and strange perspective, but more importantly, they can emotionally and inexplicably lead you to a shift in perspective. So even though you may not remember your dreams, they change you deeply. Since they often reveal the exact opposite of what you believe to be true about yourself, understanding the language of dreams will provide you with an indispensable tool in undermining the power of self-awareness.

Types of dreams

Musings

You spend an average of 70 to 120 minutes daydreaming or fantasizing from a perspective that transcends normal perception. Between consciousness and the state of sleep, there is a space that lets the imagination wander. As your level of consciousness decreases, you lose your sense of identity. You can revisit the past or explore the future and in doing so, get closer to the limits of the dream landscape. All the while, consciousness keeps pulling you back to the present.

Lucid dreams

Lucid dreams occur when you “wake up” dreaming. Sometimes that sudden feeling of knowing that you are dreaming allows you to do fantastic things, like fly over the houses you see. Many people wake up in a dream to stay in this lucid state and explore how they can influence dreams. This ability to achieve the lucid dream state is an important initiation into the realm of the power of thought and its ability to influence events. Real studies of brain activity during dreams prove that the dream is indeed lucid.

Nightmares

The nightmare usually makes you wake up in a panic with a pounding heart. Not wanting to go back to sleep, the dream memory seems very real. Sometimes a dream may reflect real trauma or an unresolved crisis, although the nightmare is always AWAKENING to learn to let go. Whether you are trying to overcome a real-life crisis or to transcend irrational fear, the dream is a “safe place” to explore these difficult ideas. You may not be able to recognize that “you are on the wrong track” and therefore the nightmare may reoccur until the situation is resolved. Nature seems to strengthen the strength of all of her creatures. By keeping it genuine and open to growth, it only asks you to let go of what you can no longer serve.

A nightmare can be as simple as “leaving something behind” as you run to your destination. It can be as scary as experiencing death or dismemberment when you wake up to the thought of letting go. Dreams of death incorporate the death of old aspects of the psyche in preparation for something new to appear. Dreams of death are often followed by dreams of the unknown child, the emerging part of the psyche that is unknown, but in need of care and nutrition. More than any other dream, the nightmare will bother you so deeply that it cannot be forgotten. It’s a natural mechanism that forces you to face the truth about how you hide from life. Once these feelings of fear are transformed into genuine power, the nightmare will never return. Nightmares are a positive sign that power is awakening in the psyche.

Recurring dreams

Recurring dreams are stories or themes that repeat over weeks, months, and even years. Sometimes they confuse you because they seem irrational. Dreams seek to wake you up to what you are not experiencing, and the hero’s journey to well-being through the dream landscape is explored in The Mythology of Sleep: The Awakened Power of Dreams. Dreams have a way of confusing consciousness, as an important aspect of transformation. Sometimes a recurring dream can be extremely scary. Since dreams suggest what you don’t recognize in everyday life, anything you avoid or don’t face will remain the subject of your dream until it is resolved. Like nightmares, once the puzzle is solved and the aspect is brought into consciousness, the dream will not repeat itself. Even the scariest dreams are meant to awaken you to your true nature.

Healing dreams

Oftentimes, vehicle doors or the upper and lower rooms of a house represent aspects of the body, delivering a message about your health and well-being. The front door may suggest arms, while the back doors may represent legs. Lighting or electrical circuits can be neurological, while water problems can suggest psychological, vascular, or “plumbing” problems. The top floor of a building can represent the head, while the rooms below can suggest various parts of the lower body.

Protecting a “treasure” can mean cracking down at the root of the disease, while finding a key is often the key to well-being. If you experience an “illness”, where it occurs in the body is as important as the reason. If your left leg is in pain, seek your representation in dreams of doors on the ground floor, or in the lower left part of a structure or vehicle. Sometimes, before a physical manifestation occurs, you are warned in advance of excessive indulgence or things that may affect your well-being. Many therapists recognize the repression at the origin of the disease. Since dreams portray what you are repressing, they are a profound tool for achieving well-being and balance.

Prophetic dreams

The “dream cycle” is very similar to the “myth cycle”. In our ancient stories, the hero is tested in exotic landscapes, finding clues in fantastic places. The adventure allows them to discover the truth about the two, their identity and their destiny. Likewise, the changing landscape and the clues in a dream cycle capture the essence of why we dream. When we observe that a dream “transforms” into different landscapes, the dream is described: “it looked like the same dream, but then it changed …”

The dream cycle usually presents the idea of ​​transformation in three stages:

a) The first show you as “the hero” in the face of a challenge in today’s life.
b) The second shows the past and the role it played in creating this condition.
c) Finally, you get a weird clue as to how you can transform yourself to find the future. This part contains unusual images that will allow you to discover your true identity and, consequently, your destiny.

In Part 1, you explore the conflict in question and receive symbolism that can help you understand it objectively. The second landscape usually represents family members and symbolisms from the past, depicting how the current crisis was created. The third part of the dream is usually the most bizarre, as the transformative aspect of the psyche pushes it beyond its static sense of identity. This part can be prophetic or, compared to future events, it will present real information that can be validated.

Dreams can be called the mirror of the mind because they have a special predisposition to reflect aspects of themselves in an intriguing or strange way. The “novelty” or bizarre imagery of the dream landscape provides the innovative perspective needed to achieve the transformation. The third part of the dream offers information about the “missing link” in overcoming conflicts or crises.

Understanding your dreams will mean more to you when you recognize how dreams have a strange way of breaking through the walls of consciousness. The synchronistic aspect of the final setup may simply be the result of your subconscious mind knowing what is going to happen before you consciously gather the information.

Life-Changing dreams

During times of active transformation, you will experience Big Dreams or Cosmic Dreams, rich in mythological associations. They often portray an encounter with universal archetypes, such as The Great Mother or the Sage. These dreams affect you so emotionally and seem so vivid that you remember them for years. In many ways, you would call them life-changing. Revisiting these dream themes to contrast the symbolism with ancient mythology can present you with a deeper understanding of its message.

Dream treatment

Before bed, make a conscious decision to remember your dreams and seek advice. In fact, it improves your ability to remember a dream.

A healthy and balanced diet, in addition to a regular sleep routine, will improve the memory of your dreams.
Have a notebook or tape recorder by your bed to immediately record the dream.
Since dream images occur in a different part of the brain, you will notice how allowing your day-to-day thoughts to intrude on it will make it harder to access dream content. Practice staying with the dream, before you think about what to do that day. If nothing else, capture the feeling of emotion that the dream invoked and use it as a common thread to allow the dream images to return.

Write down all the details you can remember. It is not important to capture all aspects as there are many parts of the dream landscape that will reveal the same message in different ways. Start slow, capturing the weather, the scenery, and any details you can remember. Dreamscape lends itself well to associations, so even if you are unsure of the correctness of the symbolism, at first you can use any words or images that come to mind. This will allow you to begin to recognize the deep contribution that always comes from within.

When you can easily remember your dreams, start looking for the less obvious symbols, such as the time, lighting, colors, and numbers.

You dream of the kinds of things that consciousness prefers to keep “below the surface”. Don’t get frustrated when you can’t remember the content. If accessing this information were easy, it wouldn’t be your dream topic. Sometimes finding the right words seems difficult, so try drawing pictures. Explore the “taste” of your dream and the feelings it created.

The most important part of dream processing is the practice of recording information before your mind moves to analyze it. Approaching the content as objectively as possible to record the details will allow you to review it later. While it may seem unnecessary, discussing the content with a friend or partner can sometimes help you figure it out.

Remember that the subconscious is speaking “cryptically”, specifically to allow repressed information to appear, so record everything.

Suppose the dream knows more than you do. Collect pictures and symbols and let the dream become your guide. The dream tries to offer a new perspective on what you don’t recognize in your daily experiences. Once the dream message begins to unfold, try to apply it to the situations you are facing.

The aspects of the dream that seem the strangest will, over time, provide the deepest clues to who you are and what your destiny is.

Analyze the dream

Approach the symbolism objectively and identify the scenario, characters, symbols and theme of the activity. Usually, it will take a series of dreams before you start to see how conflict and its resolution are described by your unique associations. As the story is unique to you, the symbolism will also be personal, although the Dictionary of Dreams can guide you in the general direction.

Believe that the information is relevant and that it is being revealed to you in the only way it can be expressed. The dream may appear beyond the reach of your memory. You can begin to observe how concrete belief structures prevent this emerging information. You dream of a more fluid awareness and need to use a similar fluid awareness when retrieving content.

Explore the dream in pieces: a) I was in a car that came off a bridge; b) I was at the station with a strange man and I forgot my luggage; c) There were several children playing in a garden which I entered through a door into a strange house. All of these symbols describe essential elements of your position in relation to your growth. The car describes your “driving to get ahead” or your motivation. A station is a place of growth that shows your desire to go to a new place or to transform yourself. Unknown characters represent unrecognized aspects of you. The strange man maybe the idea of ​​unrecognized “masculine” traits, such as assertiveness or the movement towards independence. Children can represent young or emerging sides of you, which are also represented by the unknown house. Forgetting the luggage or “things” you are carrying is a common theme from a growth perspective. The other symbolism will reveal how you approach change and what it takes to move forward.

Without judging the content in advance, write it down immediately. Observe the words individually and objectively. You will find that in most cases, they are saying the exact opposite of what you believe to be true about yourself.

In dreams, all symbols are relevant, no matter how ridiculous they may seem. In addition to things, look for colors, times, and numbers.