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Easy Dream Interpretation



by Carole Cravath - 

Dreams are a mirror for us. They reflect back to us our thoughts, attitudes, and feelings. They show us specific behaviors and ideas about ourselves and our lives that need our awareness and consideration.

They can reveal to us how to resolve problems, relate to specific people, give us new directions and show us things we weren't aware of. Dreams also give us creative ideas, intuitive information and solutions.

To understand dreams, we need to learn the language of the right brain, which is our vehicle for dreams.

The right brain speaks to us in:
1) Images/Symbols
2) Feelings
3) Intuitive Knowing
4) Allegories, Double Meanings, Puns, Pictures, Metaphors, Parallels
Most dreams apply to our inner or outer personal lives. The symbolic meanings of scenarios, characters, landscapes, and actions are messages from our inner self to help us.

Symbolic interpretation can be translated into valuable insights, instruction and breakthroughs.

To decode the symbols of the Creative Mind, and understand the dream, we must realize that it is not confined to logical sequences or literal meanings.

All parts of the dream are symbolic for things that are going on in our consciousness or our personal lives.

For example, if you're seated in a movie theater, what you see upon the screen is not entertainment (as in real life) but a representation of something that's happening in your life, a scenario of the past, present or future played out for you to become aware of. 

If you are watching a comedy where someone is being laughed at or ridiculed, those feelings might relate to a time when you felt teased or embarrassed and need to come to terms with that experience and let it go.

If you are being chased in a dream, you aren't in actual danger, but possibly are "running away" from a problem, fear or situation in your life that you need to face.

What is it? Your inner self is telling you that it's important to deal with it now; that's why it has created this dream.

Going through a doorway in waking life means entering a room or leaving it, but in a dream, it means a new door is opening for you, a new project or relationship is coming.

A desert in the dream state is not a physical place. It means you are going in a barren, fruitless direction in relation to a person, project, job, attitude or decision in your life.

Stop and determine in what area of your life this is happening. It may represent a relationship you're better off without, time to leave a job you dislike etc.

Usually the pictures, images and scenarios in a dream represent the Abstract Connotation of a concept or image. 

For example, a bridge in waking life is a physical object we walk across.

In a dream, a bridge represents the abstract form of the concept, as in BRIDGING (Bringing Together) 2 opposing forces, 2 parts of the self, a conflict being resolved, or don't" burn "bridges. 

The message is cooperation, coming together, seeing both sides, etc. Usually our dreams speaking to us about the most pressing current issue we are dealing with.

Other examples of abstract interpretations that dream situations and pictures convey include: a baby means the birth or appearance of something new in your life (usually not a real baby or pregnancy); trees signify growth, beauty, strength; bathroom dreams imply that an inner cleansing of some kind is needed; and death usually portrays something that is no longer useful, and needs to die. 

Each color you see has a personal meaning to you. Our dream symbols have a universal interpretation as well an individual one that applies only to us. Focus on what the car, storm, spoon, elevator, rug, or scenario means to you.

People in dreams may be familiar or unknown.

If you know them, it probably pertains to that relationship. If unknown, focus on the qualities of that dream figure because they reflect you and the personal qualities and behaviors your inner self wants you to pay attention to.


To begin interpreting the dream, do the following:
1) Write down all the major aspects if the dream.; a house, people, a party going on, an argument, being trapped, singing; whatever happened in your dream. Every part of your dream is a symbolic (not literal) message. 
2) How did you feel in the dream? What emotions were prominent? This is a big clue that can illuminate the overall meaning. 
3) Note the people in the dream and make a list of their qualities, behaviors, and words. How are they like you? 
4) What do you think the various elements of the dream mean? You can dialogue with each part of the dream and ask it why it has appeared. 
5) Intuitively, what do you feel the dream means?

Give Meaning to Each Symbol

A simple example of a dream's meaning is the following: You are driving in your car and can't slam on the brakes when you need to. You wake up in a cold sweat. The dream likely means that you must slow down in some area of your life, or need to be clearer about a decision before proceeding. Stop, and reassess.

Record your dreams, give a meaning to each symbol (component of the dream) and intuit the overall meaning. Practice daily, and you will be surprised how easy it is to understand your dreams.

About Author: CaroleCravath (B.A.) has been teaching Dream Interpretation Workshops for 15 years and does private consultations. She also teaches The Perceptive Awareness Technique Workshops, which link the Intuitive and Conceptual Minds for rapid control of higher awareness in 3 days. 


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