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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)

Habits Of The Unsuccessful (Part 2 of 2)

Please read the first part of the article.

 

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They Give Up Easily

Successful people treat failures as stepping stones to success. Incompetent ones call it quits upon recognizing the first signs of failure.

At first, they may be excited to start an endeavor. But then they lose interest fairly quickly, especially when they encounter errors.

Then they go & search for a new one. Same story & same results. Incompetent people don’t have the persistence to go on and fulfill their dreams.

They Try to Bring Others Down To Their Level

Incompetent people envy other successful individuals. Instead of working hard to be like them, these incompetent ones spread rumors and try every dirty trick to bring them down.

They could’ve asked these successful ones nicely. But no, they’re too proud. They don’t want to ask advice. Moreover, they’re too negative to accomplish anything.

They Waste Their Time

These are the people who do not have the idea what to do next. They may just be contented on eating, getting drunk, watching TV, or worse, staring at the blank wall with no thoughts whatsoever to improve their lives.

It’s perfectly fine to enjoy once in a while. But time should be managed efficiently in order to succeed. There should be a proper balance between work & pleasure.

They Take the Easy Way Out

If there are two roads to choose from, incompetent people would choose the wider road with less rewards than the narrower road with much better rewards at the end.

They don’t want any suffering or hardship. They want a good life. What these people don’t know is that what you reap is what you sow. Efforts & action will not go unnoticed.

If only they would be willing to sacrifice a little, they would be much better off.

Now what successful people do

Successful people made it through trials & error. They never give up. They are willing to do everything necessary to achieve what they aspire for in life.

 

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Self-Growth: When Everything Falls Apart (Part 4 of 4)

Read the wonderful recent articles here:

Self-Growth: When Everything Falls Apart (Part 1 of 4)

Self-Growth: When Everything Falls Apart (Part 2 of 4)

Self-Growth: When Everything Falls Apart (Part 3 of 4)

 

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Form new beliefs

Once you dissolve your old beliefs, you will need to form new beliefs to take their place. Usually this means replacing limiting beliefs with empowering ones.

This is a process all its own, and it will take time to fully reinforce the new beliefs in your mind and heart. A helpful activity is to write out the old beliefs. Then write your new and usually opposite beliefs right next to them.

Example: Old belief, “I am not worthy of love.” New belief, “I am worthy of love. I deserve to be loved.”

Then simply keep reinforcing these new beliefs until they become a strong part of your foundation.

Begin rebuilding

This is the fun part! It can be a bit confusing, however. What do we build? And how? Especially if the destruction process was particularly painful and life altering, we may feel at a loss about where to begin again. And the answer is: let your heart lead you.

Think about what you really want your life to be, and then begin taking the steps to create it. That might involve getting an exciting new job, or moving to a new location, or building new relationships.

The important thing is to be sure that your old beliefs have been replaced by new, empowering ones. Otherwise you will simply re-create circumstances that don’t serve you.

You will eventually have to go through the destruction process all over again! Listen closely to the urging of your heart, and use them to guide you along the path to a better life.

This isn’t an easy process by any means

But it is oh so fulfilling and exhilarating if we embrace it and allow it to happen without fighting against the pain and fear.

Through our trials and challenges come new levels of growth, wisdom, and inner strength beyond our wildest dreams. We just need to stay with the process and watch for the rainbows after the storm.

 

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How To Determine What You Want In Life (Part 2 of 2)

Do not miss out the first part.

 

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However, this does not mean that you don’t use your head. People are born with both the mind and heart. Your duty is to live your best life and be in harmony with your mind and heart.

The poet Rumi wisely said, “Live completely in the head and you cannot feel the breath and rhythm of life. Live completely in the heart and you may find yourself acting like a love-struck fool with poor judgment and discipline.

It’s all a fine balance – the head and heart must forge a lifetime partnership if one wants to live a beautiful life.”

Listen to your instinct

Part of human nature is the mysterious and spontaneous reaction on things. Often times, these are called instincts. Your authentic self communicates with you and guides you via instincts. Instincts are those gentle nudges that urge you to act and follow a certain path. Your role then is to listen attentively.

Often times, we listen to what others say and allow them to run our lives. Parents often do this to their children. “We come from a family of doctors, so my son must also be a doctor.”

How often do we hear this from parents who have good intentions for their children? Parents unconsciously block the true expression of their child’s real self and calling.

Friends and critics will discourage you and point out the impossibility of your dream. Before heeding their advice, evaluate the accomplishments of the critics. Did they achieve theirs dreams? Do they dream big at all?

Remember

It is your destiny that is in line, not theirs. It doesn’t mean, though, that you will not listen to what other people say. Hear them out just the same. But the final decision should be yours.

There is only thing to remember: Every person, to live truly and greatly, must define how he wants to live and what his brightest life will look like.  Listen to your instincts and follow your heart’s desire. You will never go wrong.

 

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