Many years ago I went to evening classes in dream analysis. We were told that when we go to bed we must tell ourselves to remember our dreams and when we wake up we must concentrate on the dreams in order to remember them and then write them down. I have been doing this ever since and get a lot out of it. I have also read books on the subject and here’s one:
How to Interpret Dreams:
This book is published by Simon and Schuster but doesn’t say who wrote it. However, it’s very informative and has sections on why we dream, how to remember dreams, meanings of dreams, nightmares, lucid dreams, telepathy in dreams and prophetic dreams.
Meanings of some common dreams:
- Walking around naked but no one notices – a need to express yourself
- Teeth falling out – fear of getting older
- Travel dreams – your journey through life
- Carrying luggage – you have too much emotional baggage
Remembering and Writing Down Dreams:
If I wake up in the night having had a dream and decide to wait until morning before writing it down, by the time I get up I’ve forgotten the dream. However, when I wake up if I concentrate on the dream and go over it several times and imagine myself writing it down, then I’m more likely to remember it. So why do this? Well, the messages in dreams can be relevant and important in your waking life.
Problem solving dreams:
I have researched my ancestors and am not always sure I am on the right line. Having discovered my 3 x great grandmother was Susannah Allen and I thought I had found her parents but wasn’t sure about it. However I had a dream telling me one of the ancestors was called Masters. So I did some more research and found the right parents for Susannah Allen, and her mother’s maiden name was Masters.
Telepathy in dreams:
The book says this is more common in women than in men and I find women are happier to talk about it. I have dreams about what friends are doing, and this ranges from trivial things to serious problems and although this might be about something private I see it as a privilege to have the spiritual connection with them.
The book reports Abraham Lincoln forseeing his own death and prophecies of Nostradamus which have come true. I once had a dream where I was told I would meet someone called Nina. Several days later I met Nina at a meditation class. She was pleasant but I never saw her again. I’ve also been told in a dream that Theresa May won’t last long but this was several years ago and she’s still holding on.
Some people say they never remember their dreams but I have always had vivid dreams, often very detailed, some symbolic and others prophetic. Whatever the subject of the dream I enjoy writing them down and analysing them. I have often gained inspiration from dreams and have used them when writing stories and articles. How to Interpret Dreams is published by Simon and Schuster and if I find out who wrote it I will let you know. Maybe I will be told in a dream.