It is a fact that we have been fascinated by dreams and their meaning, for a long time. At the end of the nineteenth century psychotherapist Carl Jung, best known for archetypes and the collective unconscious, made a conclusion that looking into dreams was opening a door into consciousness and the spirit world. But, there is a science behind what happens during sleep. A team of scientists at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratory in Kyoto, Japan, has explored brain scans. They identified the visual imagery of dreams. It was concluded that we watch our dreams in the same manner that we watch our waking world.
We must study how we participate in our daily activities, if we want to analyze the dreams. Are dreams a replay on the visual stimuli of what we perceive in waking hours or messages of guidance from beyond? What do these symbols mean?
Here are 10 things you should never ignore about your dreams
When we dream of water, it usually conveys the emotional state of the mind. Water is a symbol of cleansing and purity. To dream of waterfalls has a prophetic significance. This represents new beginnings as the old is washed out.
These dreams often specify the need to reach ambition. Where are you going? How are you getting there? Are you having trouble navigating through life? When we wake up, we have a feeling of freedom and also we feel that we are able to accomplish anything in our way.
Dreaming death symbolizes the ending of something. There is the death of anxiety and anger. Dreaming of death or dying can means psychological aspect of working tremendous changes in emotions.
If you see death in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: where you the one who died? Was it a loved one?
Dreams with teeth are very common. These dreams can be differently interpreted: pulling of teeth symbolizes something that needs to come out, while rotten teeth symbolize the holding of fear and anxiety. Dreaming of falling teeth is usually derived to new situations that cause stress: a new job, fear of loss, lack of power in a relationship, or lies that are being kept hidden.
In case you see teeth in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: how do you feel about your teeth? We use our teeth to nourish the body. How are we nourishing our lives?
These can symbolize the self and the different aspects of personality. There are different types of interpretations, depending on the type of house you dreamt. Houses are about security and comfort. An attic is a symbol for hidden memories, while a basement can mean intuition and the unconscious mind.
If you see houses in your dreams, ask yourself: how are you taking care of your body? How do you perceive yourself out in the world?
These dreams symbolize a major growth and development. It can be geared to future projects and desires.
In a case you are dreaming pregnancy, ask yourself these questions: what are you trying to create? What transformation are you encountering in your waking life? Dreams about pregnancy can bring fruitful ideas for a job or relationship.
Dreaming of adultery symbolizes sexual desires and urges that are repressed or are needing to be expressed. These dreams also carry abandonment and fears, or self-worth problems.
In case you have this type of dream, ask yourself: are you afraid of losing a loved one? Are you unhappy in your own relationship? How do you feel about your body and desires?
Dreaming with money is about luck and how we see our self-worth. Winning the lottery is a symbol for lifestyle changes. On the other hand, dreaming of giving money away is a fear of loss. Stress factors in our lives are often financial stability or losses.
If you see money in your dreams, you should ask yourself: did you lose your job? Are you in debt? What would you do if you won the lottery? Money symbolizes the flow of life.
Dreams of being naked connect to our fear of being exposed. If the dream is about someone else being naked it means “the naked truth” of a situation. Additionally, it can symbolize the loss of respect. Nakedness is about accepting flaws and imperfections
You should ask yourself, if you are naked in a dream: Are you afraid of being seen for who you are? Are you over exposing yourself?
Depending on the context of the dream, fire dreams can have several meanings. Seeing fire in a distance symbolizes desire and transformation. Playing with fire can be a warning of risky activities.
Ask yourself: do you avoid risky situations? Do you spend your day putting out fires?
Some episodes of our lives are represented by our dreams, and can be analyzed in millions of ways. The dreamer is the only one who can figure out the true emotional state of the dream.
“Dreams…are invariably seeking to express something that the ego does not know and does not understand.” – Carl Jung