Dream Interpretation - Understand
Your Hopes and Fears
Dreams are defined, loosely, as a "sequence of sensations, images, thoughts,
etc., passing through a sleeping person's mind" and reveal our hopes
They can reveal a lot about our personality and that's why dream interpretation
is considered so important and has fascinated man for centuries
Dream interpretation falls into several different groups that can be
• Dreams from the physical body
• Food (digestive dreams)
• Dreams from the spiritual realm
• Precognitive and future
• New Information and Knowledge
• Dreams of the deceased or spirit guides
With dream interpretation it is important to understand our dreams in
the context of our thoughts, conscious and unconscious, expressed or
Our dreams are free and unhindered
Dreaming can serve as an outlet for our thoughts and stimuli we repress
during the day.
Dreaming can serve as a platform to warn for the future, explain the
past, or even teach lessons about ourselves and how to grow and improve.
As we go to sleep at night and slip into our dream state, we are liberated
and can behave and act in a manner that we do not allow ourselves in
our waking life.
Let's look at dream interpretation and see what our dreams can
mean to us.
We will not present to you a Freudian or Jungian psychological approach
to dream interpretation, but a traditional, age-old and ageless system
for understanding what you dreams can mean to you.
• Commonplace Dreams
Here you can see a more cursory analysis to some of the commonplace
dreams that most people may have at one time or another. You may dream
of losing your teeth, seeing or riding a horse, or of flying. These
are all dreams shared by a great many people.
A mysterious element of dreams where people of diverse backgrounds,
of varying experiences, and of different ages can all share the same
This serves to remind us that we are all not that different as we may
Philosophers and psychologists have argued that our shared dream experiences
connect us as a human race. After all, we share similar concerns, hopes
• First Steps in Dream Interpretation
The first step in dream interpretation is to record your dream as soon
as you wake up. Have paper and pen next to your bed.
Should you see a dream, as soon as you awaken, write down what you saw.
Underline any important points (those that impressed you, and to which
you had a reaction - positive or negative.
• Obtain a Reliable Dreamer's Dictionary.
Readily available in bookstores or on the net, get yourself a reliable
• Determine the dream's main theme (or theme symbols)
All dreams have one underlying theme to which the dreamer relates. "I
dreamt of my mother last night" (where the dreamer's mother is deceased).
This describes the theme.
• An Example of Dream Interpretation
A dreamer dreamt of seeing his mother (deceased), and she was preparing
bread and sweets for him. While sitting in the kitchen with his mother,
the dreamer noticed the garden, and it was full of flowers.
Roughly interpreted, seeing one's dead mother could mean she actually
visited him (in sleep we are closer to the veil that divides the material
and spiritual world). The fact that she was preparing bread and sweets
may have meant that his efforts in life (personal of business) are coming
Seeing the garden full of flowers may have been the confirmation that
indeed, he is about to receive the credit and success for which he has
• The next step in learning to interpret your dreams
This can lead you into understanding your dreams, and applying that
understanding to address and confront your hopes and fears
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