There are common dreams. Falling, naked, drowning, invisible, flying… you know the drill. And dream analysis helps us understand them. We’ve all heard what these mean.
A feeling of overwhelm, stress out of control
Exposed, guilty, vulnerable
Overwhelmed with emotion
Loneliness, rejection, feeling unnoticed
High expectations, positive possibility
That, however, is just the surface of what all of these mean. Dream analysis takes you deeper into not only what the images in your dreams represent but where they may come from, what has led to them, and what you can take away from them. So how are these reflections of our actual feelings? And why do we even dream at all?
Dream analysis begins with the dream
Some scientists are of the belief that our dreams really have no function other than just as a by-product of a biological process. That’s a lot of words to say that they are something our body produces, not our imagination.
And then, of course, there are other experts who view dreams as an extension of our waking consciousness and a manifestation of a variety of factors:
· Working through the situations we experience in our waking life
· Bridging the past, present and future of our existence
· The brain’s way of preparing itself to face life’s challenges or deal with danger
Whatever you believe, dreams are delicate. They can be affected by what has happened in your day, your life, what you fear, hope for, anticipate and wonder about tomorrow. They are like fabric — porous and supple, fluid and open — the fabric of you, the essence of who you are.
Of course there are those waking dreams — the hope, desire, wish for tomorrow. They fill us, fulfill us, and push us to attain them… or so we hope…
Ah, yes, hope.
But we are talking about those things we realize in our moments of sleep. And, yep, we have our daydreams, which we seem to lose as we leave childhood — a shame, really. A good daydream can set us free and create a sense of immense ease and joy, even inspiration. Daydream analysis may be the next step in dream analysis evolution, but for now, we’re going to think about what we see when we close our eyes, lose ourselves, and drift into the beyond.
The wonder, beauty of the dream
Dreams are more than our synapses firing while we slumber. Dreams are, well, wonderments. Because they are such amazing, fantastical things analyzing them opens doors that can be life changing. Why do some of us dream in black and white and others in color? Why do we have dreams that go between both things? Why do we have nightmares? How is it that certain people show up in our dreams out of nowhere?
Dreams are part of the Sleep Club ethos, the magical intersection that leads to a healthy, inspired awake life. We’ll be taking a journey into that world on every possible level as well as dream analysis and what that really means. But beware… if you want your dreams professionally interpreted take the time to find the real deal dream analysis expert. Unfortunately, there are a lot of frauds out there and as we’ve mentioned, these wonderments of sleep are fragile and delicate. Looking at them in depth is a journey through our psyche and doing so haphazardly can truly derail you emotionally.
Be patient. Dream interpretation and analysis can feel a bit existential and transformative. But it’s also akin to 1-800-PSYCHIC if you go down a path with someone who promises you something that isn’t well thought out and true.
So, dream. Dream on. And why do we dream in color vs. black & white and vice-versa?
Well, sleep on it and we’ll get back to that in time.