The Meaning Of Your Dreams: 7 Ways to Interpret Them

What Do Dreams Mean

What Are The Meaning of Your Dreams?

 

Dreams are a weird and wonderful concept, aren't they!! Do you ever wonder if there is a meaning of your dreams?

 

Some people swear blind that they never dream....whereas some of us seem to take a trip to the movies every night in our dreams!!!

 

I love dreams and always have!

 

For as long as I can remember I've always had super vivid dreams.

 

The kind where it's like I'm watching a gripping boxset back to back all night.

 

I always look forward to waking up and remembering my dreams so that I can interpret their meaning.

Why Do We Dream?

 

There are many concepts around dreaming and I'm not going to get too much into the nitty gritty of it all!  

 

I'm not a scientist LOL!

 

Dreams occur as a way for our brains to make sense of things that have happened in our life or are happening.  

 

Things going on for us that we are mulling over and which we want to figure out.

 

Someone we've met who has had an impact on us.  

 

A situation that is bothering us.

 

They are a way for the subconscious mind to problem solve and work things out.

 

The problem with our conscious mind is that it's too bloody loud!!

 

Always thinking. Always processing!

 

Sometimes, we really just need some downtime to give our conscious mind a break and let our subconscious mind take over a for a while.  

 

That's what dreaming helps us with.

 

As we sleep our conscious mind switches off and takes a break so that our subconscious mind can step in for a while and work things out.

 

Dreams are also a way for Spirit to communicate with us.  

 

To share guidance with us or visit us or help us through a problem.

 

For me, as someone who is highly intuitive, dreams are how I receive messages from Spirit as vivid dreaming is connected to clairvoyance.

 

As I said, I'm not a scientist but I know my own mind when it comes to dreams.

 

I've had years of interpreting them for myself and others; plus many a visitation in my dreams!

Why Does Spirit Communicate with Us in Our Dreams?

 

As I've already mentioned, our subconscious mind can't get a word in edgeways when our conscious mind is firing on all cylinders whilst we are awake!

 

This is the same for Spirit too and by Spirit, I refer to our Spirit Guides, Angels, Loved Ones, Ascended Masters, Archangels and our Higher Self.

 

Sometimes our conscious minds really stand in the way of us receiving guidance from Spirit during the day.

 

They make the most of our sleep time and use dreams to communicate with us!

 

Spirit communicate with us for all different reasons in our dreams.  

 

Mainly it's to help give us guidance and answers to the problems we are focussing on.

 

Sometimes they like to visit too.

 

I love visitations and always wake up with a warm fuzzy feeling of unconditional love!

 

Remember when you wake up from a dream and think "WTF was that all about?!?!

 

What a WEIRD dream!!"....yep, I say this all the time too even though I'm used to interpreting them!!  

 

They are so weird because dreams are full of metaphors and symbolism...it's how Spirit communicate with us via this language.

 

It's our conscious mind that overcomplicates everything.

 

It tries to look at the logical reasoning for that dream or that imagery which is why in order to interpret dreams you have to look at them without the logical reasoning of your conscious mind.

How to Interpret your Dreams - The Basics

 

As I've mentioned, I've been interpreting dreams for myself and others for as long as I can remember!!!

 

So I've learned A LOT about what they mean!! But that doesn't mean that it's hard for others to interpret their dreams.

 

The biggest piece of advice from me is to not overcomplicate the dream.

 

Take the logic out of it!

 

I'll break this up into sections so that the advice is easy to follow and you can use this to start taking more of an interest in your own dreams!

 

First and foremost though, if you really do want to learn more about your dreams, start keeping a dream journal!!

 

It doesn't have to be anything fancy....just an ordinary journal that you keep by the side of your bed and use it to write your dreams in when you wake up.  

 

I've been keeping a journal for about 6 months now and have really started to notice patterns in my dreams and reoccurring messages which I find pretty cool!

Imagery of Dreams
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IMAGERY

 

For me, imagery is THE biggest part of our dreams.

 

By imagery, I refer to all the visuals you see, the symbolism, the metaphorical imagery.  

 

We don't need to overcomplicate this though and the way I like to use the imagery I receive is to think about the very basic meaning of that image.

 

Sounds simple, yes, but remember that we can overcomplicate things with our conscious mind!

 

What does that image mean to you?  

How does it make you feel?

What do you think is the message?

 

Let's take a bike for example.  Bikes are a mode of transport. They are how you get from A to B.  

 

Bikes are also about balance, if you want to ride a bike then you have to keep it balanced unless you have stabilizers on it!  See how easy that is to interpret?

 

So if you have a dream about being on a bike, make note of where you are going, if you stayed on the bike, if the journey was easy or hard.

 

Another example and one that comes up a lot for people are trains.  

 

Trains are also about journeys. You take a train to go somewhere. They are very fast too and get you from A to B in a fast time!  

 

So in relation to trains, what are your dreams telling you?

 

Are you always stood on the platform and missing the train?

 

This will mean that you aren't taking the opportunities in life that you are being given.  

 

You are missing the boat so to speak. Or are you on the train and facing forwards and seeing where you are going?

 

This is a very clear message that you are on the right tracks so to speak and are going in the right direction!

 

Imagery also covers so much more too such as the weather.  Raining is about the emotions as are all water dreams and the cleansing of emotions.  

 

Sunny weather represents happy times and when it's windy be prepared for a rough time.  

 

The time of day is also an important factor to notice.

 

Daytime is about seeing a situation clearly and new beginnings whereas nighttime is symbolic of the subconscious and of things coming to an end.

What Are the Meanings of my dreams
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SITUATIONS

What were you doing in your dream?  Were you swimming? Going for a walk? Eating ice cream? Reading a book?

 

Every situation has a meaningful representation and you have to look at what that dream situation is trying to tell you.  

 

For example, swimming in a dream is about being immersed in your emotions and cleansing yourself whereas eating ice cream can represent needing to have more fun in your life.

NUMBERS

 

We've all heard of Angel numbers. Ways that Angels use to communicate with us due to the vibrational meaning attached to each number.  

 

I see numbers often in my dreams and make sure to pay attention to them when I do see them so that I can look up their meaning.

 

Numbers are a very clear message from your Angels and can appear in all forms.....on a train or bus ticket, on a door or in a book in your dreams.

 

Make sure to write the number down and in what context you saw it and how that number's meaning relates to the overall meaning of your dream.

 

A great website that I like to use to learn more about the Angel numbers I see daily is Sacred Scribes by Joanne Walmsley and you can learn more about the vibrational meaning of the numbers here.  

 

You can also look up every individual Angel number via this link too to learn more about what your Angels are trying to tell you!

WORDS

 

Spirit like to show us words in our dreams too.  

 

These can be a little bit more self-explanatory than numbers - what is the word you are given?  

 

Is it someone's name? A place? A word in a menu or a book or on a sign?

 

Think about what this word means to you and how it makes you feel.  

 

Even if it doesn't make sense to you, still make a note of it as you'll find that it'll become more significant in the coming days, weeks or months.

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PEOPLE

 

Other people tend to show up in dreams quite a lot.  

 

They can be those you know in real life, those you know who are now in Spirit, complete strangers or even celebrities!

 

Even though you may dream of someone you know, for example, your mother or your daughter, dreams with people don't always relate directly to that person.

 

It can actually be a symbolism for what the essence of that person represents such as the mother figure being nurturing and able to bring life into this world.

 

Strangers can be popular characters in dreams too and these can represent the unknowns around us or perhaps its more about noticing what they are wearing in the dream, what they are saying or what they are doing.

 

Celebrities can appear in our dreams too and the best way to interpret celebrity dreams is to see them as a mirror of yourself.  

 

You are idolizing this person (or not in some cases!) and so what you see in this celebrity is what you want more of in your life or who you want to become.  

 

See celebrity dreams as mirror reflections of yourself!

 

My favorite people dreams though are when I have visitations from loved ones!!

 

Spirit like to come through in our dreams every now and then because it's easier to meet us on the astral plane (Dream Land!) than in the present time.

 

Sometimes they like to just come through and say hi.

 

Other times they have a message for us or need to give us a gentle push for something!

 

You'll know when you've had a visitation though because you'll FEEL it!  

 

It's like you wake up with this warm fuzzy glow like the sort you have when you first fall in love. It's a wonderful feeling!

 

That's because Spirit represents unconditional love.

 

No matter what went on for you and them in this life they will ALWAYS love you in Spirit and that is no more so apparent than when you have a dream visitation from them!

JOURNALING

 

As I've already mentioned, if you really want to start getting to know the meaning of our dreams then keeping a dream journal will help!  

 

I keep mine at the side of my bed and write down my dreams when I first wake up (not always...depends on my toddler!) but the best time to write them down is definitely the first thing when they are still fresh in your mind.  

 

By writing your dreams down you'll start to notice a pattern over time of a recurring message or see transformations going on.

 

For example, in one dream you could be stood at the bottom of a hill looking up but over time you may find yourself at the top of the hill looking down which shows that you have taken the necessary steps in your life to move forwards and upwards.

Want to Know More?

 

I hope you've found this article interesting and that it can help you to start interpreting your own dreams!  

 

I've been doing it for as long as I can remember so don't get disheartened if you aren't sure of them at first.  

 

I do also offer Intuitive Dream Interpretations too via my own website and you can find out more information here.

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