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Dream interpretation

Are dreams truly merely dreams? Or are they a gateway to understanding your soul?

 

"Even Supergirl has her kryptonite."

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That is a great question that i have been wondering about forever. I think dreams are a way to relax and have a moment to yourself. There could be two types of dreams. Ones that you can control and are about meaningless things like school. The other type is ones that you have and don't know what they mean. I think the ones that you don't know what they mean are the important ones, the ones that express who you are as a person.  
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I think that's a good way to look at it. 'Cause sometimes I'll have totally meaningless dreams that I don't even think twice about. Others will drive me insane (such as ones I've had recently) because I'll have no idea what they mean. I guess it's all on how you look at it. For instance, lately I've acquired a strange but probable belief that all dreams have some sort of menaing--say, a reference to your religion or even a test you're afraid of taking. I also think dreams reveal little bits about issues you may be having that you never really thought about before.

 

"Even Supergirl has her kryptonite."

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For me, dreams are all the things that happen in your subconcious. Like when I'm stressed about school or friends, I'll dream really helpless dreams where I'm all alone or something like that.

 

When I'm really stressed--about pretty much anything--I tend to dream about race cars. It's the worst. It's like my mind keeps going in circles and I'm asleep and awake at the same time and the cars go around and around and around. Never stopping. It's restless and it drives me insane. I think it's telling me that I'm worrying about something and I can't get it out of my head.

 

When I'm happy, I tend to dream things involving balloons or fireworks. I know that sounds totally dorky, but it's what goes on in my head.

 

Sometimes I dream of lobsters. I have nothing to do with lobsters and rarely get to eat it, but once in a while I'll dream of playing with lobsters.

 

I think it's the deep recesses of your mind, when you dream. Like showing you all the things you fear, worry about, love...everything. It's weird sometimes and other times it's frightening, but hey...it's just a dream! :smileyvery-happy:

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Neither, I think they are your brains way of working out all the problems we have. They especially have a way of bringing to the surface things you thought were minor but are actually bothering you more than you may have thought. At least for me.

twilight_fanatic_01 wrote:

Are dreams truly merely dreams? Or are they a gateway to understanding your soul?

 

"Even Supergirl has her kryptonite."

-A quote by moi


 

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Both of your answers I also deem interesting. I'd say debbook has a point when he/she says that dreams are the brain's way of working things out in our head. And I like Dreamer4Ever's perspective on that, as well.

 

I guess...dreams can be dreams, or they can be something more. It's all on the way you think about it.

 

"Even Supergirl has her kryptonite."

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twilight_fanatic_01 wrote:

I think that's a good way to look at it. 'Cause sometimes I'll have totally meaningless dreams that I don't even think twice about. Others will drive me insane (such as ones I've had recently) because I'll have no idea what they mean. I guess it's all on how you look at it. For instance, lately I've acquired a strange but probable belief that all dreams have some sort of menaing--say, a reference to your religion or even a test you're afraid of taking. I also think dreams reveal little bits about issues you may be having that you never really thought about before.

 

"Even Supergirl has her kryptonite."

-A quote by moi


As far as my experience with this subject, all dreams have a meaning,  although, it just depends on the level of importance you attach to that meaning.  They're basically unresolved, or extensions of,  situations of the conscious mind.  During a relaxed, uninvolved conscious mind period during sleep, the unconscious takes over.

 

You have to know yourself pretty well; what triggers certain thoughts and unconscious thinking, to be able to translate dreams into something understandable.  The subconscious mind is, for most people, unchartered territory.  There are color interpretations, symbolic interpretations, situational...a myriad of subjects that come into play when trying to figure out what the heck your dreams mean.  It's been a long time since I've read up on this subject.

 

But once you know how it works, interpreting dreams is fascinating.  You can solve a lot of the mystery that surrounds your everyday experiences and problems, that is if you can remember your dreams once you wake up.  Some people make a habit of writing them down, as soon as they wake, or wake themselves up to remember them at that moment.  There are ways to control your unconscious mind. Or your mind can control your physical body, as well.  It takes practice.  As they say, it's mind over matter. For some people, dreams play an important psychological part in solving persistent problems in their everyday life.

 

Type in Carl Jung - Dreams, into the book section on B&N...or Google it, and see what turns up.  He and Sigmund Freud had different ways of looking at dreams.   I would suggest Jung. But there are  a lot of other psychologist out there, today, who have written books on this subject.

 

Micayla....just don't eat too much pepperoni pizza's before you go to bed! :smileyvery-happy:

 

Kathy

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For a young person, you are extremely intuitive. I hope that you have a special  someone in your life with whom you can share your thoughts, concerns and philosophies. You are very interesting and perceptive and you would benefit from discussing your ideas with others who share your interests or are interested in your well-being.
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twilight_fanatic_01 wrote:

I think that's a good way to look at it. 'Cause sometimes I'll have totally meaningless dreams that I don't even think twice about. Others will drive me insane (such as ones I've had recently) because I'll have no idea what they mean. I guess it's all on how you look at it. For instance, lately I've acquired a strange but probable belief that all dreams have some sort of menaing--say, a reference to your religion or even a test you're afraid of taking. I also think dreams reveal little bits about issues you may be having that you never really thought about before.

 

"Even Supergirl has her kryptonite."

-A quote by moi


 

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Thank you! I have been told time-to-time by my parents and teachers that I am articulate...but I guess when one aspires to be a writer (or perhaps an artist or musician) the imagination works in ways that are sometimes difficult to understand. A lot of times I talk to my mom about these things, because I trust her immensely, and other times my best friend.

 

"Even Supergirl has her kryptonite."

-A quote by moi

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KathyS wrote:
You have to know yourself pretty well; what triggers certain thoughts and unconscious thinking, to be able to translate dreams into something understandable.

I really envy people for whom this is a study or a struggle. All my dreams are composed with the sort of sophisticated enigmas and shadow figures you'd expect from a precocious 8-year-old who'd just had "allegory" explained to him.