Dream Interpretation Guide, Part 1

Why Interpret Dreams At All?

Our dreams are where our deep inner subconscious communicates and plays around. If we can understand and interpret what our inner conscious is telling us then we can understand our deepest fears or even our deepest desires and wishes. This is beneficial whether we just want to engage in our truest selves or if we want to take informed action based on what we really want, myself included. We all have inner desires, but sometimes we numb and suffocate them because we’re afraid of what they really might mean for our lives. Over years, we suppress and numb our deepest desires resulting in us becoming alienated from our very self! I don’t want any of us to do that!!
Welcome to the journey of getting to know our deepest selves through interpreting our dreams.

First Steps Towards InterpretationRemembering Your Dreams

Knowing exactly what your dream was is the first step toward interpreting a dream…right? How many times have we woken up thinking of our dream and minutes later having it totally forgotten? We experience our dreams and know in the moment how important it is…but we forget.
To remember dreams, you can take simple steps before and after you sleep.
Before Falling Asleep
This one is easy. All you have to do is to think about remembering your dreams. That’s it. If you’re interested in Lucid Dreaming – which many of you probably are – the ritual before falling asleep can become really sophisticated. But in terms of starting small and remembering your dreams, all you need to do is focus on the idea of remembering your dreams.
Waking Up
Waking up is when the magic happens. The key reflex you will develop is running through all of your dreams when you wake up. A great tool is to have a Dream Journal. When you wake up, jot down the basic points of your dreams. I’ve found that I don’t really need to even write down all the details, at all. Just by writing down the major points of the dream allow me for it all to come back. Writing it down with pen and paper makes the dream real. It gets it out of your head and into the physical world.
After keeping a Dream Journal for even a couple nights, you’ll find that upon waking you’ll have started to develop the reflex of remembering the main points of your dreams when waking up.
Look over your Dream Journal. Think about some of the characters, the colors, the events of your dreams over a couple days or weeks. Begin to feel more familiar with the world of your dreams.
Once you’ve done this, you’re prepared to move on to Part 2 of the Dream Interpretation Guide.