Do you believe in magic? Yes, everyday in our lives we are mystified with magic. Unaware as we are, every single thing in this world is filled with magic. The most proof of this is when our minds wander in the unconsciousness of the night, in the midst of the arms of Morpheus. That’s the reason we dream…
All of us dream. In fact, we dream on average of one or two hours every night. And we often even have four to seven dreams in one night. Quite interesting, right? So that you would want to know your dreams and unravel them your own. Be yourself a psychic and learn with me how to interpret your own dreams.
Certainly, the first phase of the interpretive challenge is for the dreamer to remember his dream! And to remember it in as much detail as possible.
Another which is sometimes capable of producing a similar result, is the use of the repetitive writing of a “suggestion” – (a command or request that you make of yourself) – to remember your dreams. You could, during the day, or in the evening, shortly before going to bed, write over and over again, on a piece of paper: “I will remember my dreams”, “I can remember my dreams”, “Please let me remember my dreams”, whatever suggestion you feel most comfortable with. As you keep on writing and writing this, the mind may enter a state of receptivity which will allow this idea to become firmly planted, and active, in your subconscious mind.
Next, of course – once a dream memory is brought to the surface – there is the matter of recording it.In order to make your initial recordings of dream content, depending on circumstances, you could: (1) Get up and write everything down in a notebook in your bedroom.. (2) Jot down some keywords in a notepad.(3) Note down your memories orally, with a tape recorder. (4)Later, when possible – the sooner the better – you should record the full dream memory in a DREAM JOURNAL, a notebook/diary whose primary purpose is to record your dreams.
After a dream is fully recorded, you may now interpret it yourself.
You should study the symbols and events in your dream, and see if you can find some connection between your dream and your “real world” life, or the things going on around you. Your dream may be trying to tell you something, show you something, or explain something to you.
As you study your dream, certain key dream images or happenings are sure to stand out – things that you will sense contain important hidden meanings. How do you get to those meanings? Sit and think for a while…
If you are able to, “free associate.” This means, just let your mind run free, and try to find all the connections that a word, image, or concept from your dream generates.
Let’s say you have just dreamt of a clown. Try to relax, and just write everything that comes to mind when you think of that clown: “Foolish, dumb, idiot, jerk.” Could this be the way you feel about yourself, or somebody else? (Remember, the clown could be a disguised form of somebody you know – or even yourself!)
On the other hand, you may come up with other associations for clowns, such as: “Circus, popcorn, family, fun, cotton candy”, tending to suggest that for you, in this dream, the clown is more like a symbol of family, maybe childhood, happiness, togetherness, and perhaps freedom (day off from school or work).
More than all these, however, it is honesty, open-mindedness and imagination which enable a person to successfully interpret his dream. These require the courage to see things as they are, not as we want them to be.
Another important key in the interpretation of dreams is patience. If a dream is very complex, and difficult to crack, at first, give it “fallow time”, let it rest. Ask your subconscious mind to work on it, while you go about the business of your life; then, after a day or two, or a week, get back to it, reread your journal entry and go over the dream details again, see if the dream is any clearer, now, if anything that was unintelligible, before, begins to make sense. If not, give it more time, still, and try again.
Another trick for cracking difficult dreams is to ask the subconscious mind to provide you with a “clarifying dream”, a second dream which will relate to the first, and help to make the meaning of the first one clearer.
In and of itself, interpreting dreams is a fascinating endeavor, like solving a mystery, or putting together a puzzle. But much more than that, it is a means by which the dreamer is able to be connected to the wisdom and insight of his subconscious mind; a means by which the dreamer is able to listen in on the mutterings of his inner depths, learning more about himself.
We are all artists in our dreams. But there’s more to the art of dreaming than just painting perfect pictures. There’s a profound, mysterious, wisdom working behind the scenes in our dreams. And that’s the magic in it. Now let me ask you again: do you believe in magic?