So, you had that strange dream and woke up wondering what does it mean and than you google it to find a possible meaning.

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There are plenty of books, sites, even forums claiming they can interpret the true meaning of your dreams. But almost every of these interpretations are ended with something like this: -If you regularly do or see ✧the subject of interpretation✧; or if you just recently did or saw ✧the subject of interpretation✧; then your dream doesn`t have a special meaning.

So, I guess it is really common for our unconscious mind to work in a way that is just a revision of the things we are every day surrounded with, or a revision of things we have just recently encountered.

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According to Freud, the unconscious mind is a reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that are outside of our conscious awareness. The unconscious contains contents that are unacceptable or unpleasant, such as feelings of pain, anxiety, or conflict.

That means if you want a true interpretation of your dreams, instead of searching the answer on sites with questionable content, you will have to deal with your unconscious mind.

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Ok, but how do I do that?
Remember, when you are trying to figure out what your dreams mean, your unconscious will not spell it out for you. This is a job for your conscious to figure out.

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You can figure out your dreams only when your conscious mind starts asking questions.

  • What was the general mood of the dream, good or bad?
  • What the thing I was dreaming about means for me?
  • What does it symbolize for me when I am awake?
  • Is it about events from present time or is it something from the past?
  • What is my current life situation?
  • Is there anything unfinished I should resolve?

Those are some basic questions, and it is up to you to personalize them. I encourage you to dig and to think, and to ask yourself the right questions because your unconscious mind is active 24/7 and very often is giving you solutions of everyday problems. You just need to be aware and to understand the language your unconscious mind uses to communicate with your conscious mind.

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- Maya