Ok, we’ve all woken up from time to time wondering what the hell we’ve just dreamt, and much of the time it’s a mish mash of often weird imagery that doesn’t seem to make sense.
One moment you’re in a cave eating cupcakes and the next you’re on a rollercoaster with your granddad. What does it all mean?
There’s lots of different ways out there which people teach about how to interpret your dreams, and I’m going to through my version into the hat for consideration. Loic, it’s time to take notes!
Let me first say that this technique was designed using bits from various methods and from a lot of the NLP study that I’ve undertaken.
So here’s where people make a mistake with dream interpretation, they muddle the conscious thought together with the unconscious thoughts and try to weave some sort of strung story from the random images.
Make sure you have a pen and notebook right next to your bed. Dream images are easily forgotten.
When you are in a dream state, your conscious mind should be resting and unconscious. The images popping into your brain are just a bunch of random images. It’s only when you start waking up that you start to remember the last dream you had, and immediately your conscious mind starts to try to take over by stringing all the random images together to create a logical story. This is just your conscious mind trying to make sense of the randomness.
This technique detaches the conscious thought process to just look at the images and what they mean.
The first thing to do once you wake is to immediately write down the significant things you can remember from your dream. Don’t try to make sense of it, just jot down a few items that seem significant, around 4-7 maybe.
It could be objects, events, places, landmarks, anything really, just trust your mind and write down only those which you can remember.
What does this mean to you?
Next part is to look at each one of those items and ask yourself, what does this mean to me? Everyone ascribes meaning in different ways, so it’s important to define this part for yourself, not in context to the other images or the dream, but just the item by itself.
For example, you might dream of a bustling park. For me a bustling park means a place of childhood memories, but for someone else, it might mean an opportunity for making money. (A busker might use this meaning)
So for each item, define its meaning to you.
What does this mean in relation to your life?
Then once this is done, take a look at your items and use your instinct to determine which area of your life this dream might be about. It generally falls into one of the major categories of
Once you have decided, you then take each of the items you’ve written down and their meanings, and ask yourself, what does this item mean to me in relation to my Relationships/Family/Wealth/Work/Health or whatever area of your life you’ve chosen for this dream.
Again, do this for each item.
Once this is done, you can then ascertain an overall meaning of the dream by linking your in-context meanings (the last part), and then you’ll end up with something that should make a lot of sense to you.
This is a powerful technique and has on more than one occasion helped me to make good decisions in my life.