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Dream Interpretation – How to Analyze Your Dreams

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Dream interpretation is first about understanding the symbols that occur in your dreams- and they will always have an individual meaning.

Second, you need to learn to break down the dream: to look at each symbol, and then put it all together again to get the meaning.

Your dream is as individual as you

I used to work as a newspaper reporter and frequently dreamed of newspapers– I’d see an entire article on print in front of me in my dream. It was like my unconscious side said:

“Hey, read this! This is a message for YOU!”

Sometimes the newspaper article would be one that I had written at work that day, now with spelling mistakes printed out in red – and the next day when I got the newspaper I would to my horror discover that the dream had been true!.

Though dreaming that you read an article is always about receiving a message written especially for you, this symbol probably showed up much more frequent to me than to someone who doesn’t work in media.

When I quit my job I stopped seeing newspapers in my dreams.

Dream Interpretation   How to Analyze Your Dreams

Analyzing the different elements

Your dream interpretation starts by analyzing the different elements of the dream. Let’s say you dream about someone breaking into your house. The intruders quietly passes the sofa in the living room, where your brother is sleeping, and go down to the basement, where they are searching in a trunk for some gold.

You wake up from this dream feeling very angry.

Let’s look at the elements of this dream:

  • The intruders
  • Your house
  • Your sleeping brother
  • The basement
  • The trunk with gold

And – importantly – the feelings this dream created.Reading about the symbol of a house in a dream you realize the house represents you and the basement your secret/hidden side – the place in you that doesn’t show from the outside and that is available to very few people. Hidden in the deep of your basement is another secret- the trunk with gold. This can represent a valuable (it’s gold!) idea or something else that you find too precious to show off to the world.

Now – what’s your brother doing in this dream? Is he the older brother that always used to protect you? Or maybe his profession is a police man or in security? Your protection, your defense has been sleeping – and your precious secret was revealed because your defense system was down.And that made you angry!

Another example

Annette constantly dreamed about her boss, so frequent that it started to bother her. She even dreamed that she married him.In another dream the two of them were standing on the top of a skyscraper and then took off together in a helicopter.

The elements of this dream:

  • Anette
  • The boss
  • A skyscraper
  • A helicopter

Anette admitted she is a very ambitious person. To her – in this dream – not even sky – the top of the skyscraper – is the limit. Looking at what her boss means to her Anette explains that she admires him and the job he does. In the dream they are on equal terms – they have both reached the top. And they travel towards new adventures in a very exclusive way, in the company’s private helicopter.Anette had a serial of dreams where the message was the same: She was just as good as her boss.

Through the dream interpretation she got the confidence to move on to her dream position and to live the fabulous life of her dreams!Annette constantly dreamed about her boss, so frequent that it started to bother her. She even dreamed that she married him.In another dream the two of them were standing on the top of a skyscraper and then took off together in a helicopter.The elements of this dream:

  • Anette
  • The boss
  • A skyscraper
  • A helicopter

Anette admitted she is a very ambitious person. To her – in this dream – not even sky is the limit. Looking at what her boss means to her Anette explains that she admires him and the job he does. In the dream they are on equal terms – they have both reached the top. And they travel towards new adventures in a very exclusive way, in the company’s private helicopter.Anette had a serial of dreams where the message was the same: She was just as good as her boss. Analyzing these dreams she got the confidence to move on to her dream position and to live the fabulous life of her dreams!