Dreams are a favorite subject here at The Daily Awe (well, one of my favorite subjects, anyway). Dream interpretation is something I enjoy doing and seem to have a knack for. In fact, most seasoned dreamers are pretty skilled at dream interpretation just from experience.
The dream I had last night kind-of rattled me. It brought up some issues that I thought I’d worked through re: my MRE (most recent ex) and I woke up this morning feeling very sad. It didn’t take me long to interpret the dream although I’m still carrying it with me and wishing I hadn’t had it. To be honest, it’s left me a bit confused. However, I know it was necessary in order to heal.
Often times, emotional resolution comes through dreams. We work through issues from our past – things that are currently weighing on our subconscious that we may or may not be aware of during the hours we are awake. Dreams represent our inner thoughts and programming.
In our dreams, our actions and reactions are the vehicle our emotions use to convey a message, so it’s important we listen to them. Allow yourself to feel the emotions coming through in your dreams – they are raw expressions of your subconscious (inner being). Dreams are often where we find the answers to the questions that come to our minds when we are awake.
Emotional resolution dreams reflect a past or present situation that you hold an emotional attachment to. Your mind is processing the information. The single most important thing in dreams – far more important than the symbolism in them – is your emotions.
- How did you feeling during the dream?
- How did you feel after the dream?
- How do you feeling remembering the dream?
Your emotions drive the message. Forget all of the symbolism for a moment (although it can often times be important) and think about your emotions throughout. Then it starts to make more sense. Come to terms with the emotional attachment and then you will begin to heal.
The issues you don’t resolve during your awake hours will be processed and relived in your dreams. Dreams can help you release and heal situations that you are holding on to. Pay attention to the messages coming through in your dreams and you can work through unresolved issues, helping you move forward in life.
Use dreams to your advantage. If there is an issue you need to work through and can’t seem to do it consciously, ask for a dream to help you work it out while you’re sleeping. The progress made will come – maybe not instantly – but it will come.
Have a dream that needs interpretation? Send it my way and I’ll try to help you figure it out! But remember – we are the best interpreters of our own dreams.
If you’re looking for a good dream interpretation book, “The Dream Book: Symbols for Self Understanding” by Betty Bethards is a good one I use. The best dream book I’ve read – by far!