Only a very small percentage of us understands the meaning of dreams. Dreams hold much importance and opportunity for our self-growth, improvement and self-discovery. This article is a guide to dream interpretation.
Most of us dream
But only a very small percentage of us understands. As i said, dreams hold much importance and opportunity for our self-growth, improvement and self-discovery.
Many mystics of both Eastern and Western origins are aware of the fact that dreams hold a wealth of untapped knowledge. Because of its inherently vague nature, dreams and the art of interpreting them never entered mainstream sciences.
Jungian psychology is the closest mainstream science that took dreams seriously.
This article is a concise description of the method of dream interpretation that I use. There are several points and guidelines to take note.
The dreams are often symbolic representations of what we are experiencing or are about to experience in the near future. I find that my dreams often convey messages of occurrences that will most likely happen within a month or so.
Different Characteristics of Ourselves
Usually the people that we encounter in the dream symbolize the different aspects/characteristics of ourselves. For example, a woman may represent a feminine aspect of oneself even when one is male in the waking hours.
Much of our repressed tendencies also tend to manifest themselves as characters in dreams as well. Have you ever wondered why we sometimes appear and behave so differently in our dreams?
My take is that dreaming offers an outlet for us to be ‘somebody else’ that we never had the opportunity if we are awake.
Emotions Says a Lot
Often how we feel and the emotion we felt during the dream reveals and conveys much about the meaning of the symbols. Intuition and the willingness to examine ourselves with brutal honesty are two very important factors for successful analysis.
Below is a list of commonly encountered symbols. In my opinion, we should always take into consideration the fact that symbols hold certain semantics. Meanings that are specific to individuals. Thus the interpretations of symbols are not generic. Therefore there can be no hard and fast rules with regards to dream analysis.