Dreams give us the opportunity to look into our subconscious mind and can allow us to better understand personal psychological transformation when we are awake. Much of the scientific study of the interpretation of messages given to us in our dreams are based on the work of Carl Jung, a highly respected psychologist and psychiatrist who believed that dreams are full of symbols that come from the unconscious.
Interpreting your own dreams can give you an interesting insight into the entire psyche. If you’re ready to take a look, keep a journal by your bed and write down what you remember about your dreams as soon as you wake up (because most of the time you forget your dream only a few minutes after waking up). To improve your ability to remember your dreams, set a goal to remember your dreams every night. It may also help to stay away from drugs and alcohol and limit what you eat 2 to 3 hours before going to bed.
Below are twelve very common symbols that appear in dreams, along with a brief description of the meaning of each one. Dream analysis can be an interesting and fun method of self-reflection and conscious self-development, but always remember that all dreams are very personal and esoteric in nature. Carl Boys State
“It makes no sense to believe in systematic instructions already prepared for the interpretation of dreams. No symbol of the dream can be separated from the individual dreaming it, and there is no definitive or direct interpretation of a dream. – Man and his symbols
1- TO BE FOLLOWED – SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT
We often remember dreams in which we were chased because it makes us feel fear and anxiety. The message in these dreams is usually about what you are running away from. The mind gives you a clue that something needs your attention, something that you are not dealing with, but that you should deal with.
2- PEOPLE – SELF-CHARACTERISTICS
Seeing people in a dream is a representation of the different aspects of the self. This can give the dreamer an idea of personal characteristics that require attention. If you dream about certain people, it can indicate what interpersonal issues you need to work on, or if you are detached from a particular aspect of yourself.
3- HOME – THE DREAMER’S MIND
There are several layers of consciousness that make up the mind. In a dream, it is believed that a house with its different floors and rooms, which relate to different aspects of the psyche, is a representation of the dreamer’s mind. For example, a basement may represent something that has been neglected or not generally accepted by the dreamer when he is awake; and bedrooms may represent intimate thoughts, feelings, and memories. Home activity means that the dreamer uses the structure of the mind to gather and interpret information.
4- FOOD – KNOWLEDGE
In the physical world, food nourishes and energizes our bodies. In the dream world, food is a representation of the nourishment of our mind or simply knowledge. Dreaming of food can also be interpreted as the mind being “hungry” and seeking new knowledge and intellect.
5- SCHOOL – LEARNING
When a school or class is present in a dream, or when you dream about different aspects of schooling, such as taking an exam, it means the learning process. This can be interpreted as a need to learn something from a past or present situation, or as a need for self-examination.
6- NUDITY – HONESTY AND OPENNESS
When a person appears naked in a dream, it means that some aspect or emotion of the dreamer is expressed openly and without restriction, even to the point where the dreamer feels exposed or vulnerable.
7- SEX – SEXUAL EXPRESSION, UNION, AND CREATION
When we dream of a sexual relationship, it can represent the union of unconscious desires and emotions with conscious recognition. Dreaming about sex can also symbolize the creation of new intimate relationships with others or with oneself. In many cases, sexual dreams are merely an outlet for sexual expression.
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