Everybody have their own dreams but not all people can make anything out of their dreams or even remember what they dreamed of. Some dreams are just random activity in the brain while one is in sleep but some aspects of the dream may have some sort of meaning and may be worthy of analyzing. A guide to understand your dreams and use them for personal development is a good idea since we always have dreams and we may have been taking for granted dreamsí abilities to help us.
The first step is to identify the strong feelings that the dreamer felt during the dream. Emotions are the key to the meaningful interpretation of dreams. It would be wise to ponder on the strength and power of the emotions that plagued the dreamer. Analysis of this could lead to more interesting conclusions and a totally different interpretation of the dream.
The next step to fully explore dream interpretation is to process the theme of the dream. Details of a dream may be interesting but they may be irrelevant because the theme is the sometimes more important. The overall theme of the dream may hold the key to its interpretation. To correctly pinpoint the theme of the dream, ask yourself several questions, like; what were you trying to do in the dream? What was constantly in your mind during the dream? These questions help you conclude what is the theme of the dream. The last step is to connect the conclusions to what is presently happening in your life. You would be able to surmise a lot from these. Sometimes, dreams are fruits of your subconscious mind, which take cues from the events, which are occurring or have recently occurred in the life of the dreamer.
Our subconscious may be going overtime trying to solve a dilemma or a situation, which is bothering us. Sometimes, our mind still works on a situation even if we are already at rest or sleeping. Despite this, one must bear in mind that not all dreams have meanings or have interpretations, which may be manifestations of our true feelings. Dreams have been classified as the following:
Digestive dreams are dreams that interpret or recall the events of the day or the thoughts of the dreamer which lay heavily on him. It may also interpret ideas and concepts, which the dreamer may have been pondering on. On the other hand, creative Dreams are dreams, which inspire individuals into making works of art, no matter what medium they may prefer. Not all individuals experience this kind of dream and not all of those who do experience the inspiration put it to good use. One way of trying to manipulate this kind of dream is to put the situation or question in the mind prior to sleeping. Some experts say that practicing this may soon yield results, which could satisfy you.
There is what we call anxiety dreams, dreams that interpret or release our anxiety and fears or problems every night no matter how much of it we actually remember. Problems or worries could manifest itself as someone or something chasing us. Also, nightmares are ore serious versions of anxiety dreams.
These actually represent a real cause of physical or emotional fear in the dreamerís waking life. Recurring dreams or nightmares however, are dreams, which are trying to force a message to our consciousness and are not making any headway. The best way to address these is to analyze the nightmare and take action regarding it.