The importance of dreams is often underappreciated. But the truth is that they hold a lot of meaning for people. You might not realize it, but every time you have a dream, you’re passively soaking in the subconscious meanings around it. Through dreams, your unconscious communicates with you about things that are on your mind. They act as a filter for everything that is going on in your life at any given moment. For example, if you’re having trouble with a certain person or relationship, your subconscious might be trying to tell you something about that person through your dreams. On the other hand, if you’re feeling happy and content with life, then your unconscious probably doesn’t have anything to worry about.
Know the different types of dreams
There are many different kinds of dreams. And many of them are unique to you, based on your experiences and personal preferences. Some common types of dreams you might have include:
Dreams about a past life - If you’re having dreams about a past life, it means that you’re trying to process something from your subconscious that is related to a past life experience.
If you keep having the same dream over and over again, then it’s probably worth exploring. But to do that, you first have to recognize it as a dream. The easiest way to do that is to keep a dream journal. Every night, take some paper and a pen and write down everything you remember (no matter how small). Don’t censor yourself - write everything down, even the stuff you might not remember in the morning. Generally, dreams of eating glass indicate betrayal and lies.
Over time, you’ll start to notice recurring themes and recurring dreams. Once you’re more aware of what’s happening in your dreams, you can start to interpret them for their deeper meanings.
Decipher dreams that are symbolic and represent your relationship with someone
You might have dreams about people that are symbolic for your relationship with that person. For example, if you dream about a friend, it might be a sign that you’re subconsciously thinking about that friend or that you’re missing that person in your life. On the other hand, if you dream about someone who doesn’t have any significance, then it might be a sign that you’re trying to tell yourself something. For example, if you keep dreaming about the CEO of your company but you never seem to have any conversations with him, it might mean that you’re ignoring something that you need to pay attention to.
Understand how dreams help us process emotions and events from the past
Dreams are more than just a series of images that you’re watching. They’re also a way for your brain to process emotions and events from the past. A lot of time, dreams are just a way for your brain to process things without the burden of real-life worries. For example, you might dream that you’re walking down the street and you see someone who reminds you of a specific event from your past. In this case, the dream is serving as a filter to help you process the event from the past in a way that is less painful.
Help you understand your dreams by interpreting them for a specific message or lesson
Now that you know how dreams help you process emotions and events from the past, you can start to use that knowledge to understand your dreams. One simple way to do that is to start looking for deeper messages in your dreams. For example, you might have a dream that involves a very specific event. In this case, the dream might be trying to tell you a lesson about that event.
As you can see, a dream has a lot of meaning, assuming you know how to interpret it. However if you don’t know how to interpret dreams, then you’re missing out on a great way to learn about yourself. It’s important to realize how important dreams are. Even if you don’t believe in them or you think they’re just made up, dreaming is something that happens to everyone. It’s a great way to process feelings and emotions and also a great way to process memories from the past.