“Dreams”: postcards from our subconscious

Did you know that by age of 60 you will sleep 175,200 hours, you will dream for 87,000 hours with 197,100 dreams in general?
There are people who remember their dreams but very few are aware of what their dreams mean.

Dreams are the secret inner theatre of the mind where you can feel your range of emotions to extreme levels, fly, indulge in wild fantasies, you can re-live memories distorted in weird and wonderful way  only to have them evaporate as soon as you wake up. And even when you try so desperately remember a strange and powerful dream it still gets snatched from your consciousness within minutes.

Dreams come from an inner place we call the subconscious mind and are presented to us in images which, when interpreted in the Universal Language of Mind, become personally relevant to our lives. In fact they are one of the ways in which our inner child, or our true self, tells us what emotions and fears are still lingering, or just coming afloat.

Technically dreams are a method that provides us with the opportunity to receive communication from our subconscious mind. All day long we are busy moving through our waking lives, taking in sensations from all around ourselves. During our nighttime our mind is relaxed and so our subconscious mind that holds all of our understandings which we have gained either through this lifetime or other lifetimes send messages to the outer self the only way it can. Our inner mind is our best friend, revealing to us the truth of our present state of thinking and expression.

Dreams often communicate in symbols, but it’s important to know that the objects and places in dreams usually don’t mean exactly what they do when we are awake, and most dream symbols are different for each person.

Occasionally dreams can be misinterpreted. In the subconscious mind, certain events can be overly intensified, or mere symbols can be terrifying. People should not assume that any particular dream may have the same meaning in two different cases.

When people want to interpret their dreams the first place they most look are in dream analysis books. But this can be a huge dead-end. The problem with dream analysis books is that the meanings they apply to symbols are impersonal. It is far more likely that dreams mean something different to you personally, because your experiences are unique. What a particular object or word means to two different people is clearly going to represent something entirely different.

But one thing is clear. If your subconscious is trying to tell you something, then somewhere deep down you already know the relevance of the dream. So why not just go inside yourself and find out? This is where the real power of dream analysis lies.

Dreams are very personal and the meaning of each dream is unique to the dreamer so, when interpreting a dream, it’s important to listen to your intuition and notice how the dream makes you feel. The most important component in dream interpretation is identifying the meaning that makes the most sense to you.

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