Dream Interpretations

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Dreams are windows to our subconscious minds.  When we are able to recall our dreams and interpret them, we develop a deeper understanding of ourselves.  We can use our interpretation of our dreams to see what is troubling us and what it is we need to be at peace within ourselves.

Our dreams are our subconscious minds’ way of acting out our troubles, working through our fears, resolving problems from our pasts, and alerting us to things we should be aware of in our waking lives.  Many believe that dreams are used by those who’ve passed on, as ways to get messages to us or just visit with us.

The laws of physics do not govern dreams, so in dreams we are free to act out whatever needs attention without restriction.

Dreams are necessary to mental health.  Without them, we could suffer serious psychological effects.

If dreams are so important, can we find a way to make use of them in the waking world?  Is it possible to recall our dreams and examine them to help ourselves work through our issues more quickly?

Dream interpretation is an inexact science.  No two people share exactly the same brain or have had exactly the same experiences.  To interpret everyone’s dreams the same way would be a mistake.

Our dreams often contain symbols; or items, animals, scenes, even people that are not meant to be taken literally, but are symbolic representations of something else.

This might suggest that dream interpretation dictionaries, books, and websites would be useless; but perhaps not.  There do seem to be common themes in our dreams, especially among people with similar backgrounds.

The key is to examine your own dreams with an eye toward common meanings.  If you dream you’re driving a car and it suddenly careens out of control, you can probably conclude that you’re feeling as if something in your life is spinning out of control.  That basic interpretation would be common for many dreamers who live in a western society.

Beyond that, you should examine the symbols in your dream and consider what they mean to you.  If there is a snake on the seat next to you, decide what a snake means to you.  A snake is often considered a symbol of evil, or at least of something bad.

Consult dream interpretation materials to get an idea of common interpretations associated with your symbol, then decide what it’s trying to tell you.  With the snake, you may conclude that something “bad” or “evil” is affecting your life, sending it careening out of control.  With this knowledge, you can examine your life to see who or what you fear is affecting you this way and do something about it.

Your subconscious mind is able to see so much more than your busy waking mind can take in, and those things come out in your dreams.  Interpreting your dreams can help you to identify the people and events that are adversely affecting your life so you can work to neutralize their affect on you.

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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for DreamSTOP.com and has a B.A. in psychology and a minor in sociology. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. In Stephen's free time he loves sweating out his stress in Hot Yoga and enjoys cooking recipes he finds on Youtube.

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  1. I had a dream about getting in a hockey fight with another player from an opposing team. I took place in a hockey rink in Minnesota somewhere. I didn’t even know the kid I got in a fight with, but he was ugly. The refs threw us in the penalty box after the fight and my coach wasn’t very happy with me. The outcome of the whole fight wasn’t very good because my coach was mad and we were short-handed for two minutes. My adrenaline was pretty high at the time I had no fear I just wanted to win. One thing I could relate this dream to is my hockey practice. I started playing hockey again.

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