Dreams are considered to be a healthy part of our psychology. If a person is kept from dreaming, their personality will begin to change and rediscover itself for the better. A single night without dreaming will cause nervousness and irritability. If dreaming is prevented for a few days, definite psychological changes in behavior occur. Waking life depletes the brain’s supply of some very critical chemicals and during REM sleep (when we dream), these chemicals are replenished, which brings about emotional stability, increased memory and learning functions.
To understand your feelings and yourself more deeply, pay attention to dreaming. Dreams are the keys to the doorways within. Dreams also serve as a world that is limitless, and they are a place of amusement where you can enjoy yourself. The healthiest people are said to be those who are happy, so why not enjoy dreaming! Record your dreams and have fun with them. Let them amuse you. Maybe even learn how to lucid dream, which means you are aware you are dreaming and can control your dreams. Dreaming can even put you in a good mood that lasts throughout the day, affecting psychological structure and leading toward all sorts of positive encounters.
A Source of Knowledge
Dreams are a valuable source of information that’s available to anyone who desires to decode their symbolism. Dreams are a place where you can learn about yourself. Some say that dreaming is more honest than our waking consciousness and that in our dreams we reveal our true feelings—especially about the most important issues in our life. Finding the meaning of your dreams is very personal.
Multiple Levels of Meaning
Once you can understand how your own associations work, you will have the ability to interpret your dreams. It is often stated that dreams have multiple levels of meaning woven into a single dream. It is not uncommon to dream about an illness in the body. Sickness can certainly have a somatic influence on dreams.
Dream Dictionaries and Journals
Only you, the dreamer, can know for sure what your dreams mean. Dream dictionaries may help a little and a dream interpreter who has both metaphysical and psychological knowledge of dreams and their meanings can help you figure out your dreams for yourself. But only you will make the final decision about your dreams’ meanings. Everyone has their own associations and symbols that the individual mind thinks and communicates through dreams.
If you are interested in decoding your dreams, consider making your own dream journal and dream dictionary. In your dream journal, record your dreams. Keep it by your bed with a pen, so that you can write your dreams down immediately upon waking. Be sure to have plenty of room to add to your interpretations over time.
Understanding the Message
Whether you get to know your dreams more intimately through understanding the messages that come from the subconscious to the conscious mind, or not, dreams are an important part of your being that contribute greatly to health and happiness.