The Meaning Of Dreams

Nobody knows exactly the true purpose of dreaming. It’s possible that our dreams are used for humans to consolidate its memories for things that happened the day before. Once in the dream state, it’s also possible that our brain pulls information that we need and disregards the stuff that we don’t. Many researchers feel that our dreams are like a noise in the background that is thought out and organized.

This would mean that our dreams are simply the brain’s way of making sense of unexpected transmissions happening during our sleep. Depending on the person, some will have the ability to control their dreams better than others.

These are the people that can make situations in their dream by thinking of an event just before they pass out on the pillow. It is a proven fact that humans need sleep to function properly the next day. If you so happen to be sleep-deprived, you will be more prone to suffer from hallucinations or a physical breakdown.

Even with scientific study on dreams we really dont understand the true meaning of dreams. It’s really up to the dreamer to make a judgement call. For the most part we have the people who believe in dreams and the ones who don’t. It’s a hard debate to convince somebody when we don’t have actual proof.

Many people still think that we just dream so our brain filters out the junk we don’t need; where the rest think that it’s something magical.  If you allow your mind to open up and try to embrace your dreaming capability, your powers are endless.

 

Meaning Of Dreams

Remembering your dreams is the first step. The second step is trying to remember and record your dreams. To fully gain insight to your dreams, you must remember that dream interpretation is similar to riding a bike for the first time, or learning a new language. Starting this new exploration into to the mind requires little work, because here at Dream Dictionary, we’ve put together 5000 words and symbols for the dreamers needs.

If you are the person who forgets your dreams when you wake up, then you have to follow a couple of steps to get started. The first step is to make sure you don’t rush out of bed when you get up from your sleep. The very moment you wake up you must take your time and think what events happened in your dream. You must put down every single detail even if you don’t find it relevant. The second step is to have a dream journal by your bed and write down what symbols you remember. The third step is recall your dreams in a backward sequence. Basically, start from the last event or feeling that you remember, and then go as far back as you can possibly remember. You must keep the last thought sort of like taking a picture. Also, this takes time and practice, and can be quite frustrating at times. Once you become good, you will be able to strengthen your dream memory, and later on, it will become as easy as breathing.

Dream Meaning: Jung vs Freud

The two famous psychiatrists that come to people’s minds when we analyze our dreams are Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. These men single handedly changed the way we look at and interpret dreams and dreaming.

Even though Carl Jung was Freud’s predecessor, they both had totally different views on the whole matter. In today’s world we are more open to Jung’s way of looking at dream analysis and disregard Freud.

To make it simple, Freud believed that our dreams are manifestations of our deepest darkest sexual desires that we have hidden in us. Jung, on the other hand, had a more simple approach to it; he believed that we can all interpret our dreams ourselves and each dream has a meaning behind it. Though, it doesn’t necessarily mean we have darkest sexual desires attached to every symbol.

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. – Carl Jung

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
62 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Lucy
Lucy
2 days ago

I Dream every night of being in this beautiful house all alone. I do see a lake or stream. But I’m alone and have no clue why I’m there.

Ruby Buehler
Ruby Buehler
14 days ago

Two nights in a row I dreamed my ex-husband was back. it was so real that I woke up and felt the opposite side of the bed to make sure he wasn’t there. What could this mean. it scared me.

Michael Jacobs
Michael Jacobs
1 month ago

I have a recurring dream of going back to a pass workplace at the present. while there I see and talk to past friends, most of them have died. I even ask one in my dream, “I thought you were dead” which he replied “I am” in a very relaxed tone. I dream of many people who have died, quite often sometimes every night in different situations.

bob
bob
2 months ago

last night i had a dream of my brothers leg was falling off and it was just left with a bone sticking out which he had to run on and at the hospital he had to have a fake leg put on

Gina
Gina
4 months ago

Hi The Dreamer, I have been having a dream for the past 2 nights. My husband past away last year July from a palminary embulazim. My dream keeps changing scenes aswell. I am first in front of a door leading out a house and I hear my son crying and pleading. I stepped forward and saw a van then the scene changed to looking from above a horrific scene of a baby screaming and being shaken violently then change scene to being in bed with the new man in my life who is holding me tight which allows me to… Read more »

Jph
Jph
5 months ago

I had a unusual dream I was sleeping whit a white cat in my arms was incredible real whe I wake up my arms where in that position.

Lazaros
Lazaros
9 months ago

A few days back I had a dream were I was lying down on my back and I was surrounded by four women. Three of them were black and one was white. The white lady was busy feeding me glasses and I kept chewing but I did not get hurt. This is quite bizarre for me because I have never dreamt of something like this and I cannot stop thinking about this dream. I have been beating my head trying to figure out what could it imply. Please help

Kat
Kat
10 months ago

I have been having dreams about my current partner. I think I know the meaning of my past dreams so I’ll focus on my most recent dreams. The first one, I received a call from an unknown lady who said that he caught my partner cheating. In my dream, I was doubting her so she said, “You don’t want to believe? Why don’t you ask your partner directly?” Then she hung up. In real life, I saw that he was part of a facebook group that has members seraching for a lover or life partner. When I saw that, he… Read more »

Kat
Kat
Reply to  The Dreamer
10 months ago

Thank you for replying. I’ve been very concerned because I’ve been dreaming about my partner and since I remember my dreams even without writing them down, I think these dreams might be telling me something that perhaps I’ve overlooked or ignored about my partner.

Will
Will
1 year ago

This morning I dozed off and had this vivid dream. I was in a small boat with my daughter on a lake. The boat suddenly capsized. As I went into the water I saw clearly the edge of the boat submerging and realized it was not going to right itself, and that it was sinking with me. I couldn’t see my daughter and was worried about her. The water was emerald green and clear with sunlight filtering down. I had a life vest on, it was tight, but I was sinking fast, which surprised me. The water was only about… Read more »

William Bellomy
William Bellomy
Reply to  The Dreamer
1 year ago

Thanks for that. I have a lot going on right now, not sure what part relates to the dream though. I’m going to have to think about the life vest angle.

Last edited 1 year ago by William Bellomy
Jelke
Jelke
1 year ago

Hi, I’m Jelke. Last night, I had a strange dream. Before coming to a forum, I had written it down, so I’ll just copy and paste it here. If anybody could help me decode it, that would be appriciated. I woke up next to my girlfriend in her bed. I saw the bed was the wrong way around. I told her the bed was positioned wrong, so this had to be a dream. Her eyes and mouth turned into round, black holes and she grabbed me. Her arms extended and pushed me into a black hole so far that I… Read more »

Randall
Randall
1 year ago

I have changed jobs 4 times during my 30+ year career and was laid off from the first, third and fourth companies. My last layoff came in 2017 at the age of 60. I wasn’t happy about the circumstances and viewed that last exit as the death of my career, and I am now enjoying a new job but with a lot less money, and thought all was well until I started dreaming about layoffs roughly six weeks ago. These dreams occur almost every night and the one constant is that I have just been let go but can’t get… Read more »

Rose
Rose
1 year ago

Hi, Im Rose. Last night I dreamt of preparing for an event. As I dressed up and about to do my face and hair, I was surprised and got so worried to find me partially bald. The lower back and left side portion of my head, probably an inch above left ear has absolutely no hair. What does this probably mean?

Peter
1 year ago

I had a few friends over in my house, as you do! Socialising than another person who I knew extremely well showed up and left sooner rather them later, a quick visit. Later on in the evening, I asked everyone to leave. This was due to having work commitments the next day. Went to bed and fell asleep. In my sleep my father who had passed away came to me in my dream. He told me to move my money, which was in my house. On waking up, I moved my money into another hiding place before going to work.… Read more »

Nikole
Nikole
1 year ago

i imagined me and my friends as superheroes but i was the only princess wich was elsa after that it transitioned to me eating lobster with percy jackson characters and i was one of them but i dont know which one then after that it transitioned to us fighting against this unstoppable piece of paper so then i had to eat it to defeat it.what do you think it means?

genesis
genesis
1 year ago

Last night i had about multiple different of dreams but the only two stuck to me because they related to eachother . the first one was that my ex had texted me and i dismissed it by saying ‘why are you texting me you’re in a relationship ‘ then his girlfriend replied through his account talking about how hes not allowed to text girls because then he will cheat . after that he just kept on bugging and i told him i couldnt text him no more cause im in a relationship . then in my next dream my boyfriend… Read more »

Tanya Keating
Tanya Keating
2 years ago

My husband had a dream that he was in a swimming pool with me and most of his children but his oldest daughter kept standing near the pool and just looking at all of us with a disgusted kinda look on her face? He said every time he fell back to sleep and woke up that the same dream kept on repeating itself? What does this mean?

Beth
Beth
2 years ago

Dreams can easily be manipulated by bad spirits, so don’t put stock in what your dream might mean. For many years, I was focused on religion as a quest, a pilgrimage, a constant striving to be closer to God. I was too open to things that I thought could bring me closer to Him, instead of focusing simply on my faith in Him. I never would have messed around with a Ouija board, but I didn’t realize that a lot of the things that I was open to were just Ouija boards in another form. I was always looking for signs… Read more »

Bailie
Bailie
2 years ago

To be more specific.Me my sister and some random girl were riding on top of a plane, a nuclear bomb dropped so we landed and the girl disappeared ( her name was Natile and I did have a sister.I never met who sides named Natile). We got underground and got separated into groups, me, my sister, and my brother, in one group. My mom as my baby brother I’m another. Then my oldest brother by himself. We stayed underground for five years then got separated into.different groups again me, my baby brother, and my mom, in one, everyone else in… Read more »

Bailie
Bailie
2 years ago

I had a dream I traveled to India then got caught up in a war. I got separated from my family then had to stay underground for 10 years.

Carla
Carla
2 years ago

I’m 47 I have 3 adult children my dream is of my middle son just standing at the bottom of a long corridor, would really love some input about this, it’s the 3rd time I’ve had it now