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Dream Interpretations (Part 2 of 2)

Learn to interpret dreams. In case you miss out the previous article, read it below:

Dream Interpretations (Part 1 of 2)

 

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Common dream symbolism

Water – associated with emotion.
Ocean or any large body of water – often represents the subconscious mind. The state of the sea often is an indication of the emotional state as well.
Eating/digesting– Trying to understand an issue/situation.
Walking – associated with learning and assimilating.
Path, road or pavement – symbolizes life or spiritual path/journey.
House – symbolizes our self. Within the house, the various rooms could represent the various aspects of self.
Snake – symbolizes knowledge.
Tree and forest – subconscious feelings that governs our emotions.
Bridge – a transitional phase or period of transformation / change.

Sample Interpretation

Below is an example of a dream and its interpretation. Like any other types of skills, dream interpretation is an art in which one’s proficiency improves with experience.

Dream

Miss A was visiting a foreign country. She boarded a train that has a stop in a shopping complex that meanders through mountains and terrains. She remembered telling the train driver that she wanted to alight in the shopping center. By doing so, she can find her way home.

Instead of alighting at the intended destination, she alighted at a strange place. She had difficulty getting to her destination. She contacted her partner (boyfriend). Though they communicated through the phone, she was still stuck and lost in that unfamiliar place. By this time, she was starting to get depressed. In the moment of depression, she woke up from the dream.

Symbolism involved

Foreign country means unknown knowledge, new experience. Train means accelerated learning and understanding. Through mountains and terrains means ups and downs. Find the way home means spiritual path. Train-in-charge means guiding aspect. Her partner is male, means mental aspect. Shopping center station, means an intermediate stage that must be attained.

Interpretation

Miss A is currently experiencing and/or learning something that is still unknown to her. It is something that is rather difficult for her to grasp and apply. She is/will be experiencing some feelings of ups and downs. However, if understood, the newfound understanding and knowledge could significantly accelerate her self-growth and discovery. However, for the time being, it is something not within her experience yet. As symbolized by alighting at a strange place instead of the designated station. When she tried contacting her male partner (which symbolizes using her mental reasoning), she was still confused and thus became depressed.

 

Well, that’s all for a quick lesson in dream interpretation. I hope it is informative and beneficial.

Happy Dreaming…

 

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Dream Interpretations (Part 1 of 2)

Dreams

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.

Interpretations

This article is a concise description of the method of dream interpretation that I use. There are several points and guidelines to take note.

Symbolic Representations

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.

Common Symbols

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.

 

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Dream Interpretations (Part 2 of 2)

Dream Big (Part 3 of 3)

Dream big!! Read the previous articles:

Dream Big (Part 1 of 3)

Dream Big (Part 2 of 3)

 

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If you want to dream yourself into the perfect relationship, don’t worry that you are currently single. You are imagining, dreaming, visioning. Let go of constraints, fears doubts. Let go of limiting beliefs. Have fun. Play!

If you’re stuck, some questions to ask about your life five years from now are: Where am I living? What is my vocation? Am I married? Do I have children? What kind of car do I drive? How is my health like? What do I do for fun? Where do I travel?

If you have trouble letting go of the doubts try feeling your dream

In five-years, how do you feel when you wake up in the morning? How do you feel when you are working, playing, traveling. As you feel into your life, you may begin to get glimpses of what this ideal life looks like.

If so, let yourself drift deeper into those glimpses. Let yourself explore the scenes that are lit up in your imagination.

Another trick you can try is to imagine someone else’s ideal life

You can dream an ideal life for your spouse, or child, or a good friend. You can also try creating the ideal life for a fictional person. Become the author of this character’s life. Make it a really juicy life!

What would their dream life look like 5- years from now? It’s likely that parts of the life you create for them are what you would like to have in your own.

Still having trouble dreaming?

Here are some other ideas: Make a dream life collage. Ask a good friend to brainstorm your ideal life with you.

Take some time to write down your five-year dream. Keep the description out and visible so you can add to it, change it, allow it to grow and morph as you settle more fully into your ability to dream big. But keep your dream to yourself, at least in the beginning.

As you start to dream again, your dreams and your ability to dream are fragile. They need to be nurtured and protected. There are very few people that know how to treat dreams.

So if you must share them, make sure you do so with someone that you trust will treat your dreams and you with tenderness and love.

Next time we’ll look at what you can do once you have some big dreams. Until then, dream on!

 

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Dream Big (Part 2 of 3)

Dream big!! And do not miss out the previous article:

Dream Big (Part 1 of 3)

 

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If your body reacts with anxiety or fear. Fast heart-rate, shallow breathing, tightness in the chest or solar plexus, etc. You may have discovered a limiting belief that has been hidden within you.

I don’t have enough money.
I don’t have enough education.
I’m not smart enough.
I don’t have the credentials.
It will never pay the bills.
It’s never been done before so it probably can’t be done.
It’s greedy, or selfish.
People think I’m crazy.
It’s too risky.
It’s not spiritual enough.
I don’t have any extra time.
Some people might be hurt if I do it.
I might mess it up, or do it wrong.

This is just a small sampling of the limiting beliefs available for our use. There are hundreds of them, and thousands of variations. Whatever they sound like, form they take, specific words they use, limiting beliefs have but one purpose and that is to keep you small, to prevent you from dreaming big.

We’ll look more at limiting beliefs in future issues but for at least the next few minutes. But hopefully longer than that! I’m going to encourage you to let go of those beliefs. Allow yourself to imagine the biggest dream you possibly can.

Let go of all the “yeah buts”

Let yourself drift back to that uninhibited dreaming space you had as a child. We’re not concerned about whether or not these dreams ever come true. Right now we just want to rekindle the dreaming ability.

Take a moment now and enter your dream-world to imagine your life in 5-years? Let go of the rationalizations. Remember, you’re dreaming, tapping into your imagination, creating a vision of your ideal life.

So if you want to dream yourself into a vacation home in Hawaii, don’t worry about how much it will cost or where the money will come from. If you want to dream yourself into a new career, don’t worry about your lack of education, or your age, or an economic downturn.

 

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Dream Big (Part 3 of 3)

Dream Big (Part 1 of 3)

The Ability to Dream Big

We still have the ability to dream big, no matter how old or young, no matter where we live. And no matter what our family believed and taught us to believe. However, most of us need to clear the cobwebs off our imagination. And that’s just what we’re going to do.

“I’m going to be an astronaut.”

“I will be a movie star.”

“I’m going to be the President.”

“I’m going to own a chocolate factory!”

What were your childhood dreams?

Why is dreaming so important?

Dreams play a significant role in determining the grandeur or limitations of life. You’ve heard of the “glass ceiling.” Dreams are the glass ceiling we create for our own life. We can create a ceiling just above our head or somewhere out at the edge of the Milky Way!

When that glass ceiling is very low, it often is because we’ve allowed our dreams to be created for us, either by others or by our unconscious mind. Who do you know who chose a career because their parents “suggested” it? Who do you know that stays at a job they hate because it pays the bills?

Think about your own life

How much room do you have until you hit your glass ceiling? What parts of your life could use some dream expansion?

Your imagination needs to be used regularly or it will atrophy. In the same way that you keep your heart and lungs healthy by walking, or your biceps strong by lifting weights. You need to exercise your dream muscle to keep it in good shape.

But before you can really begin working out your dream muscle, you need to know what gets in the way.

All of us carry limiting beliefs

Some we may be aware of. Others may lie hidden beneath the radar of our awareness. Read through the following list of beliefs slowly. Ask yourself if any of them seem familiar. Notice how you feel when you read each one.

 

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Dream Big (Part 2 of 3)

Dream Big (Part 3 of 3)