Dreams are the visual images of your brain at work while you sleep. What your dreams are trying to tell you, in a bizarre language of their own, is that there are fears and phobias that are troubling you either in response to current events in your life or as a result of long held beliefs and opinions you have about yourself. Clue into those signals and you can learn more about the things that are stressing you out and find ways to correct them.
Have you ever gone through a period of high stress in your life and found it negatively impacted your sleep? Maybe you had some crazy dreams or nightmares. You knew they were tied to the fact that you were going through something emotionally painful. The same happens when the stress is less palpable and the dreams are just as meaningful. When we dream, the stories can seem surreal but really your dream are providing you symbols that can be interpreted to give you clues about what is going on in your subconscious. Psychologists ask you questions and make you talk about your life experiences to get to the same information already being played out in your dreams.
How to Find Out What Your Dreams Are Trying to Tell You
If you decode the symbols in your dreams you find out what is truly going on in your subconscious. Many dream symbol dictionaries have been developed to help you find out what certain symbols in dreams represent and they are incredibly accurate considering some of the absolutely strange things we come up with in our dreams. When you have a dream, make a note of everything you remember happening in the dream including the setting, the characters, and the emotions you felt. Look up the descriptions you wrote about in a dream dictionary and find out what the translation is for each dream symbol. Being able to act on direct signals from your brain is a fast route to self improvement.
As an example, many people have recurring dreams – dreams that run along a common thread. Dreaming about one’s teeth falling out is a very common dream. What your dreams are trying to tell you, in this situation, might have to do with fears and phobias having to do with your appearance or how others view you. You might already know that you are self-conscious about your appearance or shy in front of others but if you knew your brain was spending time on that issue while dreaming, could you use the information to work on your own self-esteem and use your dreams as a gauge of your success in making life-altering changes?
Dreams are not just fun stories and potential plot lines for blockbuster movies. What your dreams are trying to tell you is that you could be more than you are today if you focused on their meaning and used the clues to make improvements. They can be just the jumpstart you need to build a better you.