Now that we have gone through all the stages of sleep and are now in REM, we are ready to dream. What makes us dream and what could those dreams possible mean.
While we are asleep, our subconscious is wide awake scanning though the file folders of our personal lives, but at the same time giving us knowledge, inspiration and advise. This part of our subconscious sends messages though visual images and symbols in the form of dreams.
Since millions of us share the same language, live in the same cultures and share the same media, symbols will hold the same meaning. These symbols would be called Archetypes.
Some examples of these are: mother – birth and nurturing, father- provider, computer/telephone – communication, monsters- fears.
Once you crack the code of what the symbols mean, you are well on your way to better understanding. The objects and symbols can mean many different things, depending on the environment and beliefs of the dreamer. Keeping a journal and writing down the memories, including, time of day, are there trees, other people and so on.
Not all dreams have the same meaning for everyone. Using a dream dictionary will help interpret dreams better. For this article I have been using 2 books I currently own. (Dream Secrets by Lucy Gillis and The Complete Dream Dictionary by Pamela Ball)
Here are some common symbols that most people will share or hold close to themselves in some way
Accident: Someone is too self critical. also see car
Car: Represents the body, a good running car implies a healthy body, a car in need of repairs may imply medical attention is needed.
Wings: concerned with flight and freedom, can also be protective An angels wing depict the power to transcend our difficulties often through the protection of greater knowledge. A broken wing indicates that a previous trama is preventing us from taking off.
Water: is indicative of cleansing ans washing away troubles
Fire: implies passion, temper and emotions. Smoldering means someone is repressing emotions, ablaze is things may be getting out of control and if someone puts a fire out they are cooling tempers.also see ashes, burn, smoke, torch.
Bridge: if someone crosses a bridge, the will overcome difficulties, if it is old and in need of repair, somone may have to work hard at acheiving desired results, but will suceed, if a bridge is new and strong someone willl suceed with ease.
Cake: A cake is a sign of forthcoming fulfillment and satisfaction
Fog: Things are unclear. If it is over land, a personal relationship lacks in communication, over water, there is emotional confusion, and if it is lifting, there will be clarity for someone.
What are some of the symbols you recall from a dream, do the appear in other dreams? Is there a symbol; in your dreams you want to know about? Ask and I will tell.