Unlocking the Secret of Your Sleep: The Ultimate Guide to Dream Interpretation
Your mind holds all the keys to reaching your fullest potential…
Everything that you need to know about yourself can be found in the messages provided by your dreams.
Dreams can reveal your unconscious thoughts, patterns, and opinions…
They often contain symbols and metaphors that must first be unraveled before the meaning comes to light.
Luckily, there’s a simple, 3-step process for interpreting your dreams so that you can access the hidden messages in your mind.
One of the most important steps in this process is the one that most people skip. And that’s a big problem. Forgetting this one key step can cause you to interpret your dreams incorrectly and lead you down a false path.
In just a moment, I’ll tell you what that step is, but first I’ll tell you why this is so important...
Dreams are a Powerful Tool for Unlocking the Secrets of Your Mind…
Using the interpretations of your dreams to uncover secrets about yourself or to guide your path is a common practice that’s been around a very long time.
In fact, ancient civilizations have been interpreting dreams for thousands of years. Originally, dreams were thought to be communications from the supernatural realm or interventions from a divine being.
Today, revealing the meaning behind your dreams has become a useful tool for self-discovery and problem solving. But why are dreams so helpful?
You see, dreams remove your biases to help you gain an objective point of view. Your subconscious mind, the one you can access while dreaming, can often hold secrets that your waking mind may not be willing or ready to hear…
I’m about to share with you the easy, step-by-step process for uncovering the meaning behind your dreams, including the four keys that you should pay attention to. We’ll also dive deeper into each key component of the dream and go over some of the common things people dream of.
If you’ve ever had that dream where you’re late for something important, or didn’t study for the final exam, or showed up for a presentation naked, you’re about to find out what those dreams were trying to tell you…
The Three Steps of Dream Interpretation
There’s a simple process for discovering the secrets your mind reveals to you while you sleep, and it involves three steps:
- Recording the details of the dream
- Identifying the four key pieces
- Applying what you’ve found to your own life
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1. Record Your Dream
One of the hardest parts about interpreting the meanings of your dreams is trying to remember what happened. Just five minutes after you wake up, you can forget more than half of the content of your dreams.
So that means you have to act fast. As soon as you wake up, write down as much about your dream as you can remember.
I find it helpful to keep a small notebook next to my bed so that I can quickly and easily create a record of my dreams. This is especially helpful when I wake up in the middle of the night and want to remember the dream I had.
Dreams will start to slip away the longer you wait. If you wait more than ten minutes, chances are you’ll have forgotten more than 90% of what happened.
Recording your dream as soon as you can gives you the best chance of remembering all the details that could unlock the secrets of your sleeping mind.
Describe, with as much detail as you can, everything you saw, heard, felt, or did during your dream. Break it down, step-by-step, so that you have something to come back to in the next part of the process…
2. Look for the Four Key Elements
Here are those four key elements of dreams that I mentioned earlier: Symbols, People, Emotions, Colors.
Before we dive into each of these components, please remember this:
The meaning of your dreams is HIGHLY personalized!
So while I provide some potential interpretations of these important components of your dreams, it is up to you to decide what each means for your experience. I’ll talk more about that in step 3, but first let’s look at the symbols…
Symbols are anything that stand to represent something other than themselves. For example, a bird can represent freedom, or a heart could represent love. There are inward-pointing symbols, which represent an aspect of the dreamer, and outward-facing symbols, which represent an aspect of the dreamer’s life.
Here are a few common symbols that appear in dreams. I’ve also listed a few possible meanings for each symbol.
This could signal a feeling that you’ve lost control, or it could also point to a sense of insecurity about something going on in your life.
Being naked in public
Dreaming of this situation suggests that you’re feeling vulnerable or embarrassed. It could also mean you’re anxious about an upcoming event that you feel will have a major impact on your life.
Being chased by something
This is often a sign that you are running away from fears or problems that are bothering you in your waking life.
This could symbolize a few different things: fear of change; feeling unprepared, conflicted, or overwhelmed; or that it’s better late than never.
Taking a test or exam
Dreaming of an exam or test can represent anxiety, fear of failure, lack of confidence, or feeling like you’re not ready for something.
Seemingly morbid dreams of death can represent a change that you’re going through in your life, an unknown that you’re facing, or an attempt to escape from something.
Symbols can come in the form of objects or events, but we’ll look at people a little bit differently…
An interesting fact about the people you see in your dreams is that every face is one that you’ve seen somewhere in your real life. Most likely, it’s just someone you passed by on the street and you won’t consciously remember them. But your subconscious does.
Pay attention to who the people are, what role they are playing, and how they are reacting. This information can also provide clues to the meaning behind your dreams.
Just like symbols, the people you see may have more meaning hidden underneath the surface. Who are these people representing? Other people in your life? Other parts of your identity?
But it’s not just the things you see that you need to pay attention to...
This aspect of your dream is most easily forgotten, and can also be the most useful for discovering the meaning of a dream.
The mood of your dream, or the feelings and emotions that you notice throughout, can provide major clues to your waking life.
Whatever your emotional body is experiencing in your dream is a reflection of the concerns and experiences that your emotional body experiences while awake.
Your brain is smart, and will connect the feelings of your day-to-day life with the feelings in your dreams.
That being said, try to pay special attention to the feelings and emotions that you experience while dreaming.
If you can start to notice this key part of a dream, you’ll begin to see the parallels. You dream about things that concern you, excite you, scare you, and ignite your passions.
While the feelings in a dream may be subtle, they are very important. The final key element to your dream can also be a subtle detail that may take practice to remember…
Colors can have special meanings in both waking and dreaming life. As you may already know, color is made up of energy vibrations that can affect the health of your Chakras.
Seeing certain colors in your dreams can be an indication that you need to examine one of your Chakras more closely. I’ll quickly review the colors that correspond to each Chakra, but check out the full article for more information.
- Root Chakra: Red
- Sacral Chakra: Orange
- Solar Plexus Chakra: Yellow
- Heart Chakra: Green
- Throat Chakra: Blue
- Third Eye Chakra: Indigo
- Crown Chakra: Purple
There are also more traditional color meanings that you may want to consider in deciphering your dream. Color can represent a multitude of things from emotions, to characteristics, to holidays, and more.
Here are a few examples of other ways in which colors can provide meaning…
Anger, love, blood, hospital, power, heat, fire, Valentine’s Day, stop
Energy, Halloween, changing leaves, vitality, enthusiasm, warmth, balance
Sunshine, happiness, warning, caution, imagination, hope, joy, optimism
Nature, money, health, envy, luck, springtime, life, fertility, growth, moving forward, harmony
Water, sky, trust, calm, self-expression, relaxation, devotion, wisdom, night sky, sincerity, fear, sadness, intuition, integrity, depression
Royalty, spirituality, imagination, luxury, cynical, mystery, future, leader
Now that you know what to look for in your dreams, you can now start to pull out the secret meaning behind them…
3. Make Associations with Your Own Life
Once you’ve gathered all this information from your dream, it’s time to apply it to what you are experiencing in your waking life.
This is the step I was telling you about earlier… The third step is extremely important, and it’s the one that many people miss when trying to uncover the meaning of their dreams.
You see, most people who try to interpret their dreams turn to a dream dictionary to decode the symbols and key details they remember. But people often forget that the meaning of your dreams is HIGHLY personalized!
For example, the color red is often seen as a symbol of love and passion. But it can also symbolize hatred and anger. How do you know which interpretation to choose?
The key is to make associations between the dream symbols and YOUR experiences. You have to take a look at your own life to see if there is something in the waking world that you have fallen in love with, or something that you’ve been angered by.
Remember that you are the best and most capable person of interpreting your dreams because you know yourself the best. If something doesn’t sound right to you, then it probably isn’t. Use your intuition during this part of the process to help find the meaning that fits with your life.
Dream dictionaries, color meanings, and symbol guides can all be great tools to help you interpret your dreams. Just keep in mind that they are the starting point for you to explore from, not the final say on what your dream means.
The key question to ask yourself is, “Does this remind me of anything from my own waking life?”
With this process, your dreams can provide insight into your subconscious mind. But what about your destiny?
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