This article is an example of Dream Interpretation. It is presented in a step-by-step manner.
Before we begin, there are some tips to take note while doing Dream Interpretation. They are:
1. Although not always the case, the people that we encounter in the dream usually represent the different characteristics of ourselves. For example: a child may represent a childhood or childlike aspect of oneself. Much of our repressed tendencies also tend to manifest themselves as characters in dreams as well.
Dream offers an outlet for us to be ‘somebody else’ that we never had the opportunity to be in our waking reality.
2.Usually the emotion we felt during the dream reveals and conveys much about the meaning of the dream symbols.
3. The dreams are often symbolic representations of what we are experiencing or are about to experience in the near future. I have found that my dreams often convey messages of occurrences that will most likely happen within a month or so.
OK, let’s get on with the Dream Interpretation.
Scenario of the Dream
Jack(the dreamer) opens a door and is walking into a room. He senses an invisible presence. He cannot see it but felt and heard its eerie presence.
The following Symbols are found in the dream scenario
Door represents opportunity. Open door may mean the opening of an opportunity.
Room represents certain part of Self.
Invisible Presence is a tricky one. It may be representing an aspect of self that is still not fully known to the conscious personality of the dreamer (Jack).
The following is the interpretation of the dream
Jack entering a room indicates that he is accessing an aspect of himself. He is still not fully aware of this part of himself (as indicated as the invisible presence). His opening of a door however indicates that an opportunity to know more about this aspect of self is now becoming available.
True enough, weeks after this dream, Jack has a corresponding occurrence in waking hour reality.
We can now see how understanding our dream can be of good use. Dream serves as a mean for us to discover the part of ourselves that under normal circumstances will go un-noticed.
Below is the description of a useful practice:
If a waking hour drama unfolds not long after the dream has occurred, compare the reaction that one has during the occurrence to the content, feeling and emotion of the dream. Harnessing one’s innate intuition, the links from waking hour drama to dream symbolism can be discovered. Once the links are discovered, one can realise the rationale within us that triggered certain emotions which in turns triggers certain reactions and behavioural patterns.
I hope this article has been useful. Thank you for reading.