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Dream interpretation -- tips, tricks, and ideas

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What are dreams?

Dreams occur during the fifth stage of sleep which is termed REM (Rapid Eye Movement).

Sometimes developing with the aid of teas or dream pillows, dreams allow us to tap into the subconscious, revealing not only life events and issues, but also allowing us to relive our memories. Dreams also can guide us through decision-making by offering insights on a situation.

At the root of it, your subconscious knows what needs to be done in a given situation. It just needs a chance to present options. This is the ultimate purpose of dreams.

Types of dreams

There are six main types of dreams that individuals can experience:

Keeping a dream journal

One simple way to chart your dreams and learn to interpret them is to keep a dream journal. Recording one's dreams in a dream journal is a way to begin to understand and interpret them.

Note: Keep in mind that you are the only person capable of interpreting your dreams. After all, it is your subconscious.

Supplies

Keep these items on your bedside table. When you wake up, record what you can remember of your dreams before you even get out of bed. This will head off any chance to forget the details of your dream.

Sample dream journal entry

Date:
Unusual activities: (Include anything you may have done the day before to contribute to this dream (eating a giant pickle before bed may cause a dream of being chased by a green monster, for example.)
Type of dream:
Describe the dream:
Possible meanings:

As to interpreting the dream's underlying meaning, it is fairly simple if you keep a few suggestions in mind:

Note: Keep in mind that, with the exception of a few common nightmares, you are the only one who can decide what a dream means. Whateve wrote this book or that book on dream interpretation may have a different interpretation than you do.

Tip: If you are looking over your records and notice recurring nightmares, consider talking with a psychologist. There may be some underlying issues in your life that need to be addressed.

How to make a dream pillow

interpret your dreams Dream pillows are used as an aid to comfortable sleep and dreaming. They are easy to make if you feel you might need one.

Supplies

To make your pillow, decide on the size of the pillow (small, medium, or large). For a small pillow, you will need two 3 inch squares of fabric. For a medium pillow, you will need two 6 inch squares of fabric. For a large pillow, you will need two 12 inch squares of fabric. Measure and cut the fabric to the needed size.

Once you have the squares cut out, you need to select one or a blend of dried herbs for your pillow. Good choices might include:

After your herbal selections are made, stitch up the pillow. Leave one side open for filling. Stuff the pillow with the fillers to add comfort until it is loosely stuffed. Stitch the last side closed and place under your pillow.

Happy dreaming!

Further reading

You might also enjoy these books:

The Interpretation of Dreams The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud (Basic Books, 2010): This is a staple text on the significance of dreams in the psyche of humans. This translation is well-written. A classic, and an excellent resource.   Dreams Dreams by C.G. Jung (Princeton University Press, 2010): This is a collection of excerpts from Jung's lectures on dream symbolism and its relationship to the subconscious mind. This translation is well-written. A classic and an excellent resource.
The Dreamer's Dictionary The Dreamer's Dictionary by Stearn Robinson and Tom Corbett (Grand Central Publishing, 1986): A clear, concise pocket guide to dream symbolism. If you record your dreams in a dream journal, it is easy to look up each image in this book. It is truly an "A to Z" guide of dreams that feature everything from Abductions to Zoos.    

These books can be difficult to find since many are out of print. Some great places to buy used books online include:


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