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Dream Symbols And Their Meanings For You
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The symbols found in dreams have different means for different people. In my opinion no one could possibly interpret your dream unless they really knew you very well. In truth, most people do not even know themselves well enough to interpret their own dreams.

The best way to find out the meanings of your dreams and really get to know yourself is to keep a dream journal. Go back and read your entries every now and then and look at your life and the events you have gone through or witnessed.

After awhile of doing this you will begin to recognize what your own dream symbols mean to you personally. Only then will you truly be able to find out what your dreams are telling you.

I highly recommend that anyone who is interested in dream interpretation keep a dream journal, but dont just write out a chronology of what took place in your dream, describe your feelings too. As mslemom pointed out, the feelings you have in a dream are just as important (more so sometimes) than the actual symbology.

What is amazing is when you go back through your dream journal later on and you dont even remember having some of the dreams! That is a weird feeling, but it really does happen.

Share your thoughts about dream symbols and what they mean to you.

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I don't think I really dream that much. I hardly ever remember any dreams and even then I can just recall a few small details. Is it normal for a person not to dream every night?

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jaycat Wrote:I don't think I really dream that much. I hardly ever remember any dreams and even then I can just recall a few small details. Is it normal for a person not to dream every night?

Actualy I think that everyone dreams every night, but it is common for people not to recall their dreams. I read that somewhere
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KillerClown Wrote:Actualy I think that everyone dreams every night, but it is common for people not to recall their dreams. I read that somewhere

You are correct on that. It is true that everyone dreams most every time they sleep, but yes, it is very common for people not to recall their dreams.

The best way to increase your dream recall is to keep a dream journal. One theory for why this works is that your actions of writing down what you can remember from your dreams assigns some sort of increased value of your dreams to your conscious mind. I have personally found that this does work. The more that you write about your dreams the more you will start to remember them.

If you dont recall your dreams very often try to write down what you do recall when you can. Over time you will be able to recall more and more and will in turn become more connected with your inner self.

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I think that you are correct, trueghosttales, when you say that dream symbols are a very personal concept. I have never thought much of dream symbolism books because of that belief.
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#6
I definitely agree that dream symbology is different for most everyone. I've read in lots of dream dictionaries that spiders are supposed to symbolize something good in dreams, but not for me! They are always trying to trap me and harm me. Spiders give me the freaking willies too. I can deal with the little ones well enough, but anything bigger than one of the little jumping spiders just makes my skin crawl. Me and me mate got spider bit about a year and a half ago by one that had crawled into our bed while we were asleep! :shock: . It was really venomous too. He got it on the knee and I got it on the ankle. Our legs swelled up really big and we had to go to the hospital. It took about 4-6 months to completely get over the bite. I was really sick for about 2 weeks because I could not take several types of antibiotics. I have a nasty scar on my ankle even now that will probably never go away. Nope, spiders bode ill for me in dreams.
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#7
Hello witchywoman

You are absolutely right. Symbolism in dreams means different things to different people. Not only that but they can mean different things to the same person at different times in their life.

That is why those dream dictionaries are good for entertainment, or at best looking at how people think of dream symbology (the intro and preface mainly).

To one person a snake could represent evil, while to another it could represent something as simple as nature.

Some people think (and many books teach) that only certain things in your dreams may be symbols. I disagree (as do many other books) and believe that EVERY thing within our dreams are symbols. Our sub-conscious mind is communicating with the conscious and the two even intermingle at times.

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#8
I forget my dreams to quick to write them down.
Any suggestions?
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#9
...bring life to an old thread...

The best way to improve dream recall when waking up is to wake up slowly. Abrupt wake ups can decrease dream recall. So, if you are woke up by a shrill alarm, or if you open your eyes right away you are less likely to remember your dreams.

Try to wake up slowly and keep your eyes closed for a few minutes as you think about your dream. Keep a notebook close to your bed so that you can write down whatever you remember right away. A person can remember a lot about their dream when they wake up but then just a little while later they will realize they have forgotten most if not all of it.


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#10
My grandfather passed away in 2003 and I often dream of him in times of stress. Before I didn't realize why but through repeated dream encounters and many attempts to understand why he was in them, I came to see it as his way of reassuring/supporting me. Almost as a reminder to stay focused and determined on what's important. That's the interpretation I've come to at least.
 The woods are lovely, dark, and deep. And I have promises to keep. Miles to go before I sleep. 
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