What do dreams about shooting robots, falling off cliffs, going to school naked and being chased by animals all have in common? They reveal bits and pieces of your life.
Michael Schredl, from the Central Institute of Mental Health sleep laboratory shares the following, "In dreams, new information is combined with old information... in a creative way so that new solutions might emerge."
As a dreamer, every night you are have the chance to learn things about yourself. It may seem difficult at first to determine what your dreams are telling you, but once you get the hang of it, I can bet you will be more than willing to end the night early to get some shut-eye.
Dreams reveal your stress level
Most everyone has had a dream where they were late for an important event. This dream normally occurs just days before the event takes place. Even though your body is sleeping, your mind is still stressing about the events in your life. Take some time to relax and see if that changes how you dream.
If your car is in your dream, this could be a sign that your health is in question. The car might symbolize your body. So if your car is destroyed, dented or is in need of a wash, your dreams might be telling you to take care of yourself.
Dreams reveal future possibilities
Have you ever had a dream and seen it come true? Even though you aren't in complete control of your life or your dreams, what you see at night could hint at what might happen in the future. So, if you have dreams about having children, studying abroad, or moving, you could be getting a glimpse at your future plans.
When you are feeling like an outsider, your dream may reflect that feeling. Being vulnerable allows your mind to make the most of your worst fears. Being naked on the first day of school comes to mind. Your lack of control over a situation is manifesting itself in a dream.
Dreams reveal your personality
How are you portrayed in your dreams? Are you content and happy? Or do you like running around after the constantly changing scenes? Our dreams may be a way of describing our personalities to our subconscious mind.
Dreams reveal your creative side
The movie Terminator and the sewing machine are both things that were discovered through a dream. Who knows? You might become famous because of something you dreamed up the other night!
How often do you have dreams with animals in them? Often times your relationship with animals in your dream describes habits that you have. If an animal is chasing you in your dream, this could mean that your habits are taking over your life and you need to regain control.
Dreams reveal how you are changing
Death represents change. When someone dies, they are, in essence, moving on. If your dream portray death, your mind could be telling you to change.
Dreams reveal your stress level
Most everyone has had a dream where they were late for an important event. This dream normally occurs just days before the event takes place. Even though your body is sleeping, your mind is still stressing about the events in your life.
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