The first thing to consider in interpreting your dreams is that it’s important to learn how to remember your dreams accurately. It is only when you have a clear picture of the dream with as much detail as you can remember that you can really see its inner meaning. There are several ways to help remember your dreams and they all center around the ability to recall them as soon as you wake up. Your waking mind is like an embarrassed child when it comes to dreams. The natural defense mechanisms that you have developed during the day to help maintain a positive attitude about yourself is the same mechanism that will immediately make you forget any details of a disturbing dream. Having a way to record that dream as soon as you wake up helps you to see it clearly before your waking mind has a chance to erase it. It’s important to write down all the details even ones that don’t seem to fit. Remember not to make it into a story or embellish it too much. There is a tendency to start interpreting as soon as you write things down. Avoiding that will allow you to capture all the details while you still can. There is one school dream interpretation that does not use dream dictionaries or books of symbolism. This method is based on the fact that your dreams are your own and are reflection of yourself. Interpretation in this method comes down to personal circumstances. It recommends spending a lot of time thinking about the dream you wrote down and paying attention to your feelings and thoughts about it.
Another form of dream interpretation uses a comparison between the events of the day before and the dream that you had. This doesn’t mean that the dream is going to tell you anything about the future but it will tell you a lot about your feelings about immediate events and how you react to them. What in your dream connects you to recent events? People often say that their dreams allow them to remember something about a recent event that they’ve forgotten, the most common being remembering where you put something that you previously lost. The question you’re asking is what in your dream relates to what you’re going through right now. Our minds have a fascinating way of dressing up and disguising recent events. This distortion is very important because it reveals a lot of your inner feelings and thoughts as well as shows something about your personality and the way you react to daily events. The important point with this perspective is to decide what the dream means to you. In many ways dreams of this kind can shed light on resolving issues and feelings about people that you will feel better about the long run
Another way to look at dreams is to analyze the emotions that you feel while you’re having them as well as your feelings later looking back at them. Concentrating on feelings rather than content of a dream gives you a better idea as to your emotional reactions some of which your conscious mind may try to avoid because they are uncomfortable. If there’s a particular feeling about a dream try to remember when you have last felt that in your waking life. This may give you some insight about the dream and your true feelings. It’s also important to look at your feelings about any symbols or strange things in those dreams. Distortions in dreams always have strong feelings connected with them and spending time uncovering those feelings will give you a lot of information about how you really feel.
The more you spend time interpreting your dreams the better you get at it. You’ll also begin to see reoccurring themes and feelings that represent unresolved issues in your life. They call dreams the doorway to your unconscious and the more time you spend going through that door better you will know yourself.
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