Free and Professional Dream Analysis and What Dreams Mean
DREAM CONTENT - Why you dream about specific topics
DREAM CONTENT IS NOT RANDOM, YOU DREAM ABOUT SPECIFIC TOPICS. Dream content has two components: (a) Images you see and experience and (b) Questions you ask yourself, directly or indirectly. Your mind answers any questions you ask yourself and uses the images from daily life to create the answer, like a Charades game transmitted as a dream, using a visual image to convey a different meaning, just like in a game of Charades. Check out how dream content happens.
The Brain Carefully Selects Dream Content. Ever wonder why you dream about a topic or see a specific dream symbol? You pass a store window during the day and see a red shirt; that night you dream about the red shirt. Your best friend gets a great new car and a few nights later you dream you have one just like it. You see a movie about a fireman rescuing a family, and a few night later, you are a fireman in a dream rescuing a family member. Is that a coincidence? No, the mind carefully picks story topics and symbols to create a precise message. The psyche, the part of the brain that never sleeps, selects images from your memory bank which is a storehouse of what you observe every day. The psyche picks images that relate to emotions it wants to get across to you in a dream plus the message in the dream story. Whether you saw the image yesterday or years ago, the mind carefully selected the image to match the message. Like a game of Charades that gets a message across to players without using words, the psyche selects images to convey meaning without words.
Daily Images are the Building Blocks of Dreams. When you saw the red shirt in the store window, it crossed your mind that you would look sexy wearing it, which made you feel good. Then you realized you had no one to show it off to, so you walked on. That night you dreamed about the red shirt, but the dream was not about the red shirt. The red shirt made you feel good, so the shirt took on an association of feeling sexy, making the dream a story reminder that it was time to get back in the game and find a new partner. When you saw the friend’s new car, it occurred to you that you would have progress in career before you could afford a car like his. The dream about your friend’s car became a message about dusting off your career goals to advance yourself. When you watched the movie about the fireman's daring rescue, you admired the hero for helping others. The dream of seeing yourself helping a family member became an invitation from your soul to look into volunteer work or think about how you could help others. Not everyone can be a fireman, but everyone can be a hero to someone!
What Is On Your Mind At Bedtime? Take note of your thoughts and feelings as you fall asleep, as one of the hints for dream recall. What is on your mind at bedtime is the first clue to a dream's message. Dream stories and their images are not random; you dream about what is on your mind and what stirs your feelings. Think of a dreams as a conversations with yourself that continues through the night, and ends up as a dream memo in the morning, with a new insight. Quickly note what’s on your mind as you fall asleep. The next morning, jot down the dream as well as summary phrases about the main events in your life such as "wondering about career" or " having trouble with so and so". You may show the world a brave face every day, but your pillow knows what you really think and feel, and that’s what you dream about.
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