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How Much Are Your Dreams Telling You?

By February 20, 2009 - 11:24pm
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Dreams are often hard to interpret, but decoding them can put you in touch with your intuition. Maybe you should try asking yourself a pointed question, like, “How can I lessen the stress in my life?” before going to bed, then record your dreams in the morning (if you remember them of course!). Before long, you’ll start to uncover insights that can heighten your self-awareness and help you make better decisions.

so, do you know what your dreams are telling you?

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I have had dreams that were premonitions of events that later happened. Some were of deaths in the family, or about people we hadn't heard from for a long time who then called out of the blue. It's weird.

February 24, 2009 - 5:18pm

I have heard the theory that actually everyone in a dream represents a part of you. That if there are five different people in the dream, for instance, they represent five different pieces of you as you try to work through an emotion or issue. Perhaps different parts of you are at odds over something in your life, for instance.

Of course, this doesn't help much if you're the only one in the dream.

Now here's something I want from my dreams: When it's a really good dream, I want my brain to realize it and to not wake me up until it's finished!!!

February 24, 2009 - 9:23am

I remember my Psychology professor saying that what is more important to remember about dreams is not as much the details, but the feelings that accompanied the dreams. Of course, Freud would have us believe otherwise!

For instance:
Susan: what were you feeling when you were Hillary's advisor, and found she was caught up in a sex scandal? (that is hilarious, by the way!). Were you angered, disappointed, relieved, excited for the drama, disgusted, terrified, embarrassed? How do these feelings mirror feelings you have in your real life?

Melissa: same question: how did you feel about this big teddy bear in the way of the door: trapped, afraid, manipulated, taken advantage of, blind-sided, trusting wrong person? In what ways do these feelings mirror your life (when you have the dream)?

For mine, the feelings that "no one is listening to me" is more important than the objects in the dream.

It's a basically a dream theory that your brain is working through the tough emotions that you are having during the day, and combining familiar people or objects. Many times, these people and objects aren't relevant; they just happen to "meld together", as your brain is capable of many things at once.

So, with Coach Virginia's suggestion to use your dreams to problem-solve or create more awareness, this same theory can also apply: how can you take charge of your emotions that are bothering you? Have you suppressed some feelings by not communicating with someone? Do you feel you have let someone down, or someone has taken advantage of you? Are you stressed, or not feeling accomplished? You can take action once you become aware of your feelings!

Sounds like I need to do some soul searching on why I feel "no one is listening to me"! I have a few idea, and I think it is some of my female friends who I feel like a third wheel when I'm around them. Now...how to take action on this...??

February 22, 2009 - 7:29am

I had a dream that a good friend of mine, who is pregnant and due mid-March, gave birth to a book instead of a baby. She was so excited, as were our mutual friends, but I kept saying "it's not a baby!" and wondering why no one was understanding.

strange, huh?!

February 22, 2009 - 7:10am
EmpowHER Guest

I seldom remember my dreams but when I do they are usually horrible nightmares. I don't have any knight in shining armor dreams. Pitiful.

I always appear to have a reoccurring dream about being in the house that I grew up in and having a large teddy bear in the way of the only doorway that would save my life from a burning fire. What does this mean?

I found a dream dictionary that you can use to take some things out of dream to try to interpret them. You can find that website here http://www.dreammoods.com/dreamdictionary/

February 21, 2009 - 11:06am
HERWriter Guide

I had a dream last night that Hillary Clinton was caught up in a sex scandal. I was involved as her adviser or as one of her team members. (not in the scandal itself, I might happily add!) I have no idea why or where that came from; I was still dreaming about it when my son woke me up to tell me it was 7am and he wanted me to get him his cup of milk!

I went downstairs wondering what this could mean?!

February 21, 2009 - 6:50am
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