Dreaming is the communication between our conscious mind and our unconscious mind, Dreams are the bridge that allows movement back and forth between what we think we know and what we really know. Dreams let us play out painful or puzzling emotions or experiences in a safe place. Dreams also allow us to process information or events that may be painful or confusing in an environment that is at once emotionally real but physically unreal. “Dream analysis is a key component in the process of becoming whole as a person,”. Dreams reveal a person’s “deepest desires and deepest wounds”. So, analyzing your dreams helps you gain a deeper understanding of yourself.
How To Analyze Your Dreams
One of the biggest myths about dream analysis is that there’s a set of stringent rules people need to follow. But every person is unique, so there are no formulas or prescriptions.
Dreams can only be understood in the larger context of the individual’s unfolding and self-discovery. However, there are several guidelines that can help you see your dreams more thoughtfully and dig deeper into their meaning.
Identify how you were feeling in the dream
For example, asking yourself: “Was I scared, angry, remorseful, etc.? Do I still feel those feelings the morning after? How comfortable am I feeling these feelings?”
C.G. Jung referred to dreams as “feeling-toned complex of ideas.” In other words, according to Sumber, “We are always being called by our unconscious self to feel into our ideas, thoughts and actions so as to gain a deeper sense of who we are and where we are going in our lives.”
Identify recurring thoughts in your dreams and daily life
Examples of recurring thoughts: “They are going to kill me.” “I don’t understand.” Or “I’m not going to make it.” Next, ask yourself if you’ve had these thoughts throughout the day. If so, in what situations have you had these thoughts?
Put down the dream dictionaries
You’ve probably come across dream dictionaries that feature specific meanings for objects. while there may be some universal meaning for these symbols, the key is to figure out what the dream means to you.
“While there may be a trace of collective meaning for certain universal symbols that do have some bearing on our internal analysis and growth, We are far more interested in where the dreamer goes with the symbol and what the dreamer connects to as a result of the dream.”
So, even though there may be some universal elements, symbols have different meanings for different people. “We believe we are all unique and carry very personal histories that impact the symbols, objects, tastes and smells that we associate with a particular dream story or event.”
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