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Clear Understanding Of Your Dreams Without Mostly Futile Dream Analysis

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Your nightly dreaming is possibly the most creative, spontaneous thing you do in your life.
These dreams present a wonderful opportunity to find missing and disowned parts of your true self.
When your self censoring mode is off in the dream state, certain people, symbols, feelings and meanings will emerge.
Often you awake from a dream quite puzzled about what you have experienced.
You may have managed to repress certain strong feelings in your waking hours but left unbridled and able to roam in the dream state, they will always emerge.
It may take some courage to face these holes in your personality but there is immense potential for self discovery when these dreams are experienced in the present moment.
It is possible to re-experienced the dream using the following technique.
Begin taking advantage of this simple but amazing technique to allow yourself to recapture these lost parts of your personality.
Choose a vivid dream you recall, whether it occurred last night or decades ago.
Often the more bizarre and confusing the dream may be, the more vital information it contains.
Make a mental note of all the individual parts of the dream.
All the people, places and things.
For example, I may dream that I was in an old blue truck that was parked outside a cottage.
On the seat next to me was a chain saw and a pair of work boots.
The sky was cloudy and it looked about ready to rain.
Approaching the truck and carrying a potted plant was someone who resembled a former teacher.
I awake feeling completely bewildered by this dream.
The old blue truck, cottage, seat, chain saw, work boots, cloudy sky, potted plant and teacher are all of supreme importance.
Our intent is not to analyze these parts of the dream, rather to re-experience them in the present moment.
We do not want to involve the intellect.
Remember that this dream is uniquely yours, created in your mind with meaning to you only.
Books which interpret symbols tend to miss the mark, because meaning is unique to the dreamer and the dreamer's life experiences.
Once you have made this mental list of dreams items, get grounded in the present moment.
One by one we are going to, in the now, become or re-experience each individual part of the dream.
This may sound difficult or strange so let me clarify.
Each and every part of the dream is originating from within, telling a story about you for you, relaying a message from your subconscious.
Follow patiently because this absolutely works! In my dream example, if I become or re-experience the old blue truck - really become it - I may say (as the blue truck) "I am dependable" or "I have never let you down before" or "I have given you my best years" and at the same time I am "blue" or sad or depressed.
You may be saying, "So, what does that mean?" Perhaps upon examining this previously puzzling dream, I have the following realization.
I am currently in a relationship where I feel that I could honestly say to the other person "I am dependable" or "I have never let you down before" or "I have given you my best years" but at the same time I feel "blue" or sad.
On some deep level, I feel that there is a certain amount of inequality in this relationship but I have never expressed these feelings because of the threat of a painful end to this relationship.
So I have managed to repress these feelings during my waking hours.
They are never totally repressed however and will arise in the dream state.
With this new found realization, I could approach this person with honest expression and possibly find a resolution.
With resolution, the dream item would then disappear from future dreams.
In my dream example, if I become or re-experience the cottage, really become it, I may say (as the cottage) "you are very welcome here" or "I will allow you to feel relaxed and provide comfort" or "I am where you can feel comfortable, relaxed and at your best".
You may be saying, "So, what does that mean?" Well, perhaps upon examining this previously puzzling dream, I have the following realization.
There is a person I have come in contact with, who is troubled and needs a friend but I have yet to reach out to this person.
If I were able to express my true feelings I might communicate to this person that "you are very welcome here" or "I will allow you to feel relaxed and provide comfort" or "I am where you can feel comfortable, relaxed and at your best".
I am too shy or have difficulties communicating, so I repress my true feelings.
They are never totally repressed however, and they indeed arise in my dream world.
With this new found realization, I could now take steps to express these hidden feelings by opening up to this individual.
In my dream example, if I become or re-experience the seat, really become it, I may say (as the seat) "I am here to support your weight" or "I want nothing from you - rest on me".
This may be another message used to communicate the repressed feelings in the above illustration involving the individual in need.
Multiple objects are often used for pressing issues.
The message...
reach out to the person...
now! In my dream example, if I become or re-experience the work boots, really become them, I may say (as the work boots) "my purpose is to protect you while you work" or "I will provide you with safety".
You may be saying, "So, what does that mean?" Perhaps upon examining this previously puzzling dream, I have the following realization.
In my workplace there is a new employee.
I have been assigned to work closely with this employee, but he/she is reluctant to make mistakes as part of the learning process.
I really have not expressed clearly that "my purpose is to protect you while you work" or "I will provide you with safety" and as a result this new person is having difficulty adjusting.
This realization could allow me to express these reassuring messages to this unsure newcomer and everyone would benefit as a result.
In my example, if I become or re-experience the chain saw, really become it, I may say (as the chain saw) "Do not misuse me" or "I can assist you greatly if used properly" or "take care of me and I can help you get your work done" or "I am running low on gas" or "I am useless unless you insure I have enough fuel".
You may be saying, "So, what does that mean?" Well, perhaps upon examining this previously puzzling dream, I have the following realization.
I am currently frustrated with my situation with a current employer.
I do not want to "rock the boat" and threaten my position with this particular company, so I have repressed my feelings.
They are never totally repressed however, they only arise in my dream world.
My present employer is not utilizing me properly.
So the statements, "Do not misuse me" or "I can assist you greatly if used properly" or "take care of me and I can help you get your work done" or "I am running low on gas" or "I am useless unless you insure I have enough fuel" are really my unexpressed feelings about my workplace! Now that I have identified how I truly feel, I can attempt to have my employer understand my feelings or find work elsewhere.
At least there will be a resolution.
If left undiscovered, I will tend to have a reoccurring dream or my fertile imagination may use a different symbol altogether to communicate the unidentified, unresolved feeling.
Until I get it, I can expect my subconscious to continue in its attempts.
In the same dream example, if I become or re-experience the cloudy sky, really become it, I may say (as the cloudy sky) "I am blocking the light from shining through" or "I am making things unclear".
You may be saying, "So, what does that mean?" Well, perhaps upon examining this previously puzzling dream, I have the following realization.
As I have begun to use the meditation techniques and have developed an ability to quiet my mind and become more objective to my thoughts, I now can truly see how "I am blocking the light from shining through" by letting my mind continue to wallow in negative thoughts.
I also recognize that "I am making things unclear" by letting confusion rule, rather than seeing the confusion as separate from who I am.
My continued use of the new found techniques will cause the cloudy skies to clear! In my dream example, if I become or re-experience the potted plant, really become it, I may say (as the potted plant) "I am alive and growing" or "I require little care and attention to thrive" or "soon I will outgrow this space I find myself in and will seek a larger space".
You may be saying, "So, what does that mean?" Well perhaps upon examining this previously puzzling dream, I have the following realization.
The meditation techniques I am learning have shown me that "I am alive and growing" and "I require little care and attention to thrive".
This realization fills me with joy and promises that "soon I will outgrow this space I find myself in and will seek a larger space".
I am discovering that I have previously limited myself and am now just beginning to allow my true potential to emerge! In my dream example, if I become or re-experience the teacher, really become him/her, I may say (as the teacher) "Learn from me" or "Listen to the wisdom I offer" or "Pay attention to what I offer".
You may be saying, "So, what does that mean?" Well perhaps upon examining this previously puzzling dream, I have the following realization.
During my meditation practice, I am learning to become inner rather than outer directed and "Learn from me" or "Listen to the wisdom I offer" or "Pay attention to what I offer" actually refer to my inner guide or teacher.
It's all there inside and the meditation technique is allowing me to access this inner knowledge.
Through this dream technique, I can continually make the connection from an otherwise irrelevant bit of information to an extremely important issue in my daily life.
Now there is understanding! I can begin to take the steps necessary to correct or resolve whatever the situation/dilemma.
You can see the immense potential here! As you continue taking inventory and creating your personal dream list and using this technique, the same kinds of realizations concerning your daily issues can be made in a flash.
This technique will allow you to discover so much about yourself.
Remember to keep your intellect outside of this technique, and simply be, and bring to life in the now, that person, place or thing.
Any dream will do, especially the dreams that tend to stay with and puzzle you.
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