Have you ever woken up from a particularly vivid dream? Or do your dreams have recurring images or situations?
Dreams can be the messages from your inner, wiser self. They can draw your attention to certain issues or feelings that need to be resolved. Here, in this article, you will find tips on how to unlock the meaning of your dreams. Like all the recipes for life found in o5.com, this article can help you solve a problem, with life tips that are concrete and relevant.
Life Tip # 1: See your dream as a mirror
One way to interpret your dreams is to see every person, symbol, or image in the dream is an aspect of you. Let’s say you dreamt that you were on a roller coaster full of people, and at one point, you were brought into a dark cave. Ask yourself some questions. In what way is your life like a roller coaster? What kind of roller coaster is it? Does it feel strong and stable, or rickety and dangerous? Then look at the people in the roller coaster. Are they happy and having fun, or terrified? How do they represent your life right now? You can also look at the cave. Is it long and deep? Full of twists and turns? Can you see the light at the end? In what ways do you feel like that cave? Or what situations seem like that cave?
Each aspect of your dream can reveal the way you feel or interpret a situation. Sometimes you’ll notice conflicting messages, which very often are rooted in conflicting feelings. Or perhaps your inner self is trying to give you a different perspective.
Life Tip # 2: Do internal dialogue
Try having a ‘conversation’ with the people/ things in your dream. Write this conversation in your journal. For example, you can ask the people in the roller coaster, ‘How do you feel? Why do you feel that way?’ or ask the roller coaster, ‘What do like about being a roller coaster? What would you like to tell the people in the roller coaster?’
This is a structured way of mining your dreams for life tips, messages, or insights on an experience. It is also a way of tapping your inner wisdom, which very often is drowned out by the immediate feelings—panic, jealousy, fear, anger—that surge in a complicated situation.
Life Tip # 3: Look for patterns in your dreams
After thinking about the symbols, life tips, insights from a dream you may find there are parallelisms with other dreams. You may find, for example, that the roller coaster dream is part of your fear of losing control. This message may be found in other dreams, like getting lost in a forest or fighting with monsters. Look at those dreams for other life tips and messages, and try to find connections or build on their insights. You can keep a dream interpretation journal for this purpose. This is especially helpful if you have trouble decoding the key symbols in a dream. The meaning may not be immediately obvious, but by patiently and regularly interpreting your dreams you may be able to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
Life TIp # 4: Develop your Intuition
Your Inner Self doesn’t just speak up in dreams. By being more aware of your self, and developing your intuition, you will be able to pick up more “clues” and life tips from your every day life. You can develop your intuition through tarot cards, or praying to your guardian angels. Some religions also believe that spiritual fasting is one way to become more aware of the inner self.
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