DO’s and DONT’s when Interpreting Dream Symbols

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Some people take dream interpretation seriously. For them, there should be a fixed set of rules on how you should go about interpreting dream symbols. It is not as simple as just opening a dream dictionary and taking note of all the meanings.

There are rules as to what dreams needed interpreting and how to interpret them. There are also things that need to be avoided when analyzing dream symbols:

The do’s of interpreting dream symbols

When interpreting dream symbols, you should:

  • write down your whole dream on a journal; look for dream symbols later to avoid omitting an important element
  • use a tape recorder to narrate if your room is too dark
  • remember that dream symbols may mean differently for every individual
  • consider the impact as a clue as to how important the dream symbols are and the dream itself is
  • relate the meanings to yourself and your life

The dont’s of interpreting dream symbols

You do not have to interpret everything in every dream. If you have been thinking about the person or the event that you have dreamed of, chances are you are just experiencing a continuation of your thought process. Here are things you should avoid doing when interpreting dream symbols:

  • taking everything as symbols – there are dreams that are just literal and have come from your subconscious
  • interpreting dreams you have when you were under medication, under the influence of alcohol or drugs or very ill
  • interpreting dreams you have right after falling asleep
  • interpreting dreams you have that are related to a film, story, conversation and images that were in your conscious mind right before sleeping
  • write down your whole dream on a journal; look for dream symbols later to avoid omitting an important element
  • use a tape recorder to narrate if your room is too dark – remember that dream symbols may mean differently for every individual
  • consider the impact as a clue as to how important the dream symbols are and the dream itself is
  • relate the meanings to yourself and your life

If you take note of the do’s and dont’s of dream symbol interpretation, you can separate the prophetic from the mundane. Free your mind from alcohol and medication before sleeping.

Make sure you do not get too affected by a movie or a book so that what comes in your dreams are true prophecies or, at least, messages from the outside or from your inner self.

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