What do your dreams tell you
4 Things That Our Dreams Tell Us about Ourselves
Scientists and psychologists, old and new, tell us that dreams reveal critical aspects about ourselves. Dreams are a reflection of your recent state of mind, future possibilities, and changes that you have experienced.
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So when you dream about something inane, such as a candle burning inside the freezer, or a cow taking you hostage inside the barn, which is actually the grocery store, you may be able to learn something about yourself. While there are different theories about interpreting dreams, we'd like to share some general insights that may help you unravel your nighttime wanderings.
1. Dreams Provide Information About Your Health
Dreams come from your subconscious, and oftentimes your subconscious knows more about the inner workings of your body than you do. That's why you should pay close attention to your dream. Is there some part of your dream that is giving you difficulties? Maybe you're trying to turn your laptop on, and you just can't make it work. Or you are cooking in the kitchen, but the stove doesn't heat no matter which knobs you turn.
These could be indications that something about your health is out of control. Your mind is trying to tell you something inside you isn't working correctly.
There's another way to look at this. If you are having terrifying nightmares that are disrupting your sleep, you could have a health problem. In particular, you could have a mental health problem, such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD.
2. Dreams Can Show Our Predictions to Future Situations
Have you ever had a dream that seems to be telling the future? It may actually be your subconscious predicting an outcome of something you know is going to happen.
For instance, if you dream about living in a big house next to a lake, your mind could have leaped to a hopeful conclusion that your new job leads to success and a new future home.
Sometimes something happens to you, and then you recall a dream that you think predicted that incident. In those cases, it could be that you are remembering only one aspect of the dream that fits reality. There may be other aspects of the dream that didn't come true at all. Is it a future-telling dream, or is it a coincidence? We'll let you decide.
3. Dreams Inform You About Your Mindset
One of the most striking aspects of dreams can be the unusual setting. Remember the cow in the barn, except the barn was actually the supermarket? That type of changing setting may be an indication of not where you are but rather what you are thinking. If you dream about your workplace, it could mean your brain is always thinking about work. If you dream of a school, you could be thinking about something in life that you need to learn. If your dream takes place in your childhood home, it could be an indication that you are holding onto a way of thinking that is entrenched deeply into your past. The supermarket example could be an indication that you are often hungry.
4. Vivid Dreams and Stress
If you are having dreams that are more vivid than usual, it could be stress-related. Heightened stress floods the brain with adrenaline and other neurotransmitters. These can remain activated during your sleep, which can create vivid dreams. You are not sleeping normally because stress negatively impacts the ability to fall asleep. Your brain, and its dreams, are keeping you alert, so you can be prepared for whatever it is that is causing you stress.
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The Secret Meaning of 60 Common Dreams, According to Experts
It's not always obvious what your dreams are telling you, but the art (and science) of dream interpretation can set you on the right path. What does it mean when you dream that you can't find your shoes? What does it mean when you can't see in your dream? Should you be worried about your marriage if you dreamt about getting a divorce? From endless falling to alien abductions to that common naked-in-a-crowd nightmare, almost all of your dreams can tell you something about yourself that you may not have realized. Read on for the meaning of 60 common dreams and sleep a little more soundly tonight.ESstock/Shutterstock
A dream in which you cheat on your spouse or partner does not necessarily mean that you're thinking about being unfaithful in real life. According to J.M. DeBord in his book, The Dream Interpretation Dictionary, that dream could be rooted in a broader range of feelings about wanting to escape or try something different. He gives the example that "the thought of quitting your job and living on an island crossed your mind, and the desire is growing in you to actually do it." Or this dream could represent the idea of jumping into a new artistic project or exploring new intellectual pursuits.
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If you've had a dream where you're inexplicably speaking with a southern drawl, cockney lilt, or some other accent you don't naturally have, it could be positive or negative—depending not on the type of accent, but the way people in the dream react to it. DeBord posits that using an accent that draws positive attention could mean you are feeling a sense of "confidence or sophistication" while an accent drawing a negative reply may mean "you feel insecure or persecuted."Shutterstock/Veera
In The Illustrated Dream Dictionary, Russell Grant explains that cats are largely bad omens and may be a sign of deception or disloyalty among those closest to you. A black cat, in particular, may indicate signs of illness to come, "but chase one away and you may get a surprise stroke of good luck." What did cats do to deserve this??bbernard/Shutterstock
Grant says dogs generally symbolize friends and can indicate good times ahead, but a snarling dog may indicate that someone close to you may not be trustworthy. If a dog actually bites you in the dream, "a so-called friend is up to some trickery which can harm you," he writes. A barking dog could be a signal of danger on the horizon, potentially legal trouble.Marko Aliaksandr/Shutterstock
If you dream about being abducted by aliens (assuming you weren't actually abducted and tricked into thinking it was a dream), it may mean that you are encountering something in your life that is unfamiliar or even hostile. Craig Hamilton-Parker writes in The Hidden Meaning of Dreams, "Your first step should be to find out what it is and get to know this neglected aspect of yourself. For example, you may be behaving in ways that are 'alien' to you or have feelings that are 'unlike you.'"Ekaterina Pokrovsky/Shutterstock
Sure, it might be that you are anxious about an upcoming flight, but being at an airport in your dream can also symbolize a time of transition or change. "Airports are points of departure, such as when you're leaving behind old beliefs or practices or a time of life," according to DeBord. It could indicate that you are ready for change or start something new. It's time to take off!restyler/Shutterstock
Like losing your teeth, losing your hair in a dream (assuming you aren't already bald) can mean a sense of lost vigor, helplessness, or exposure. But it can also have positive connotations. DeBord explains that baldness "can indicate a clean mind, especially if the head is shiny and spotless." It may also relate to a sense of conformity, "because hair is a strong visual identifier" and may connect to a sense of losing oneself in a corporate culture or organization.sirtravelalot/Shutterstock
If you are getting athletic in your dream or playing in a competition, it may not mean anything special—if you do those activities in your regular life, that is. But if you don't regularly participate in sports, it could indicate that you may be pushing yourself in life and must "take care not to overdo things," according to Grant. It may also mean you are feeling competitive or see rivals in your midst of whom you should be wary.YAKOBCHUK VIACHESLAV/Shutterstock
As with sports, if you're someone who bakes or cooks a lot in your waking life, doing so in a dream might not mean all that much. But it could have deeper significance otherwise, according to Hamilton-Parker, who says whipping up something in the kitchen in a dream could "represent plans you are nearly ready to put into action." Baking might even be an indication that you are pregnant or have the urge, whether conscious or not, to conceive.Merydolla/Shutterstock
As you might expect, armor in a dream indicates that the dreamer is emotionally protecting themselves in their interactions with others. Hamilton-Parker recommends examining from where this need for protection may be originating and what could be fueling this fear. With a little introspection, he suggests, "you may discover you need not be so guarded."Shutterstock
If you dream about someone you like (or even love!) it could just go to show how passionate you are about them. But there's also some nuance here. If you dream your partner is with someone else, it doesn't necessarily mean they've been unfaithful. It could simply mean you no longer feel as passionate about your life as the people around you seem to feel about theirs.Shutterstock
If you die in a dream, or feel like you're dying, it doesn't necessarily mean that you're afraid of dying in life or have a terminal illness you didn't realize you had. It may just mean that something in your life is coming to an end: "Dreaming about death often means that you feel something is coming to an end in your life," dream analyst and the host of The Dream Show podcast, Jane Teresa Anderson, told news.com.au. "But that being said, how you react to the death in the dream can mean different things."Shutterstock
If you experience death in a dream but feel at peace, "you have an 'out with the old and in with the new' attitude" and "it could be something that you're ready to let go from," according to Anderson.Shutterstock
Alternately, if you feel a pang of anxiety or even panic at the thought of death in your dream, Anderson told the outlet that it may be that "you're not quite there yet" and uncomfortable with letting go.Shutterstock
It may be that events in your life are swirling around you or that you've lost a job and with it, your feeling of being in control. The result might be that you dream of losing your teeth. Psychologist Ian Wallace told The Independent, "Your teeth symbolize how confident and powerful you feel, so some situation is causing your confidence to crumble in waking life."Shutterstock
This dream could mean you're hoping to hear from someone. Birds have been symbols of delivering information going back centuries, and their appearance in your dreams could be an indication that you are expecting to hear from someone or receive a message. Psychologist and dream expert Michael Lennox wrote in his book Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream that these beliefs go back to Nordic mythology, where Odin, the head of the pantheon, was accompanied by a pair of all-seeing ravens that "would travel through the world of men and bring back important information. "iStock
If you're dreaming of flying in a plane, your dream is trying to tell you that you are feeling the effects of fast changes in your life. Lennox wrote, "Because of the dramatic way an airplane leaves the ground and speeds toward a destination, it is connected with any sudden transition in life." It may not just be alerting you to the changes you're going through, but that change "is needed or wished for." He continued, "As a plane is our world's fastest mode of public transportation, it connects symbolically to those moments in life where change is rapid and total."Shutterstock
Lennox's book also notes that amputations or missing limbs are a typical theme that appear in dreams and indicate some sense of lacking in ability or mobility. If you're missing feet, it "relates to an inability to be grounded on your path, whereas missing an entire leg or both legs connects to being completely stopped on your path."Shutterstock
A more extreme absence that you might experience in a dream is the loss of your head. According to Lennox, that's a sign of "an eradication of a thought process, or to your sense of identity."Shutterstock
If you are being intimate with a coworker in your dream, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have a crush on them. Anderson said that it more indicates that they have "positive qualities you admire" and "welcome in your own life."iStock
Wallace told The Independent that unused or empty rooms might be telling you that you've got untapped talents. "The more time that you spend exploring your dormant talents, the more likely that you will find other doors opening for you in waking life," he said.txking/Shutterstock
If that unused room is accompanied by feelings of discomfort or fear, it might represent something very different. "If you go into the room and it's spooky or scary, that means in the past one to two days you've realized something about yourself that's unexpected," Anderson said. "It can be something old that you haven't look at before. It could be any aspect of your life—your job, a relationship—that you've shut the door on. It's about trying to open that door, even if you're scared."Shutterstock
If you've got an out-of-control car in your dreams—maybe you're trapped in one or have one coming at you—it may mean that "you don't have enough control over your road to success," Wallace said. He also recommended, "Instead of trying to over control the situation…relax your grip and allow your fundamental instincts and drives to steer the best path for you."Shutterstock
But a car in one's dreams could indicate the opposite, as well. Wallace explained, "The car represents your ability to make consistent progress toward a specific objective." So if a dream features a car progressing steadily and consistently, things might be moving along just as they should be in your life.Shutterstock
Ever dream that your car was lost or stolen? The lack of a car has a symbolic resonance about one's career or ability to get where we want to go. "If we dream about searching for our car, then we have lost our drive and ambition in waking life and are looking for ways to recover it and continue on our journey," Wallace wrote on his website.Sergey Uryadnikov/Shutterstock
Animals can vary in their significance and how they make you feel. A fierce bear doesn't mean the same thing as a high-flying hawk. But according to Lennox, any time an animal appears it may be an indication that your dream is "asking you to stop trying to think your way through a situation and turn instead toward your instinctive nature for an answer."Shutterstock
Having a house in your dream usually connects back to your sense of self, with different rooms representing different aspects of your personality. So dreaming of an attic usually relates to your intellect or memories—and a "musty, dirty atmosphere means you are in realms that you haven't visited in a while," said Lennox, which can indicate "unhealthy avoidance."Shutterstock
Dreaming about a baby is usually a sign that you're reflecting on burgeoning potential or "some new chapter in your life that is just beginning and has yet to unfold into full manifestation," Lennox explained. Of course, since a baby is also helpless and needs to be cared for, it can also refer to responsibilities you feel you have.Shutterstock
If your dream consists of you being literally unable to find your shoes, chances are you're having difficulty deciding what your take is on a topic, whether that's an important decision you have to make or an ideological position you need to assume.Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock
If you've misplaced something of value in our dream or spend the dream trying to find something and fail to do it, it may be that we feel a sense of lower value in our life. Wallace said, "If we are looking for our purse or wallet, then we are reflecting on our value to others as we may feel that we have lost some self-esteem in waking life."Shutterstock
If you dream you're searching for someone, it may not have to do with that person, specifically. "When we search for other people in our dreams, we are trying to reconnect with aspects of our own identities that we have lost touch with," Wallace explained.Shutterstock
If you have a dream about striking it rich or winning the lottery, you're feeling pretty good about life or have gained a "sudden awareness of the richness of the self," according to Wallace. "This richness can be an understanding of the wisdom the dreamer has gained, or a realization of their value to others." In other words, not so much material as spiritual wealth.oneinchpunch/Shutterstock
If you dream of falling in love or a having a passionate tryst, it may be because you lack this kind of intimacy and passion in your waking life. Wallace has said that dreaming about falling in love "can be triggered when we are about to fall in love with a potential lover in our waking life, or in an existing relationship, where inadequate love is being received and our uniqueness seems to be ignored."Shutterstock
We've all likely felt the sensation of falling in a dream. Though this might make you think that you need to get a tighter grip and hang on, according to Wallace, the opposite is true. It's a sign that "you are hanging on too tightly to a particular situation in waking life. You need to relax and let go of it."Shutterstock
While falling is an indication that something is amiss, flying in a dream is usually a sign that you've freed yourself from something frustrating or difficult. Wallace explained that the feeling of flying "suggests that you have released yourself from circumstances that have been weighing you down in waking life… Although you may regard this feeling of liberation as just luck or coincidence, it is usually because you have managed to make a weighty decision or risen above the limitations of a heavy responsibility."ae0fcc31ae342fd3a1346ebb1f342fcbYuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock
Flying might not always be a pleasant experience, however. If you're flying in a dream but feel scared or see an object or obstacle in front of you, it may be that you feel something is holding you back or preventing you from accomplishing something you are attempting. "You feel that something is taking off but it's not quite there yet," said Anderson. "It could be a relationship or a job—it's the details in the dream that really explore your feelings on a deeper level."Shutterstock
If you miss a plane or train in your dream, leaving you standing on the platform or tarmac, it may be that you feel you are being weighed down by too many other commitments. "You may be taking on too much in your waking life in order to achieve the fulfillment you desire," Wallace said about this symbol. "You can reach your goals more effectively by being more aware of your deeper priorities, and leaving unnecessary baggage behind. Listen to your own internal rhythms instead of constantly trying to beat the clock."Shutterstock
Your subconscious might be feeling frustrated that you can't connect with someone in your life the way you used to—and this may manifest itself in a dream in which you are dialing a wrong number. "This suggests that a logical way of communicating with someone, or a specific personal behavior used when being with a particular person, is not really working anymore," said Wallace. "It is also experienced in dreams about computers or calculators where the dreamer keeps pressing the wrong buttons. This reflects that what they are doing in waking life just doesn't really add up."Shutterstock
You're standing in the middle of a crowd, at work, or in some other public place, and you're completely naked. Though it's a relief when you realize it's just a dream, you might want to think about your feelings of vulnerability. "Being naked in public suggests that there is a situation in waking life that is making you feel vulnerable and exposed," Wallace has advised. It might be time for you to take an improv class or seek another way to get comfortable opening up to others.Shutterstock
Just as being naked indicates vulnerability, having bare feet gets to a similar sense in your subconscious—but with a more direct connection to the steps you are taking in life. It can "indicate issues around how you are maneuvering through your current life choices," Lennox explained. "If you are exposed to the elements, it leaves them vulnerable to injury. This can have a great impact on your journey and how you get to where you intend to go."ANN PATCHANAN/Shutterstock
Suffering blindness in a dream usually hints that you're overlooking something in your life or worry you aren't able to see something. Lennox said, "By dreaming of the inability to see, you may be expressing areas in your life that you may be blind to…You may be dreaming of a situation in your life, or your personality, where you have a blind spot. You may have to go beyond what the eyes can see in a situation to determine how to respond authentically."Shutterstock
While some might dream of fights or athletic competition, if you are someone who has board games appear in your dreams, you are more likely someone who prefers "a civilized approach to expressing competitive impulses and conflict-solving skills," according to Lennox. If you're playing Monopoly or Scrabble in your mind, it may be a sign that you prefer some emotional distance to actual confrontation, and the more structured, rules-based logic to conflict that board games bring.Shutterstock
While we might usually think of bombs as a destructive force, often when explosions happen in your dreams, it shows that you are experiencing or ready for major change. Lennox advised looking at the specific context in which a bomb detonates and how effectively it destroys its target.
"Whatever or whomever was hunted or destroyed will supply you with the meaning you should assign the symbol," he said. "The area of life that is suggested by the target is the area of your life that needs a drastic change."Shutterstock
Another classic dream scenario is the feeling of showing up for an exam and realizing you are totally unprepared for it. Maybe you feel like you studied for the wrong subject or you can't even understand the words in front of you, but the likely source of the feeling is that "you are critically examining your own performance in waking life," per Wallace.Shutterstock
Having the unprepared-for-an-exam dream can also be a sign of something positive: you are a high performer who is used to working hard and doing things right. That's the conclusion of Anderson, who has said that those who have the dream are usually the people who perform well and that "it's your fear of being unprepared that actually drives you to being totally ready to perform."Shutterstock
If you have a sense that you're not addressing your own needs, a typical dream you're likely to have is one in which you're trying—and failing—to find a toilet. "Toilets are what we use to cleanly respond to some of our most fundamental needs, so there is an issue in waking life where you are finding it a challenge to clearly express your own needs," said Wallace.Shutterstock
Dreams of needing to use the bathroom likewise can mean that "you literally want to let the crap out of your life. It's about decluttering and letting go—you want to release something or someone," Anderson explained.Shutterstock
Of course, it may be that you actually do need a toilet, and your subconscious will alert you to this fact with dreams of water or in which you are seeking out a bathroom in vain.Shutterstock
Dreams can sometimes torment you by showing you being accused or actually committing a crime. These situations usually arise from a sense that you're hiding something from yourself in your waking life—and it isn't always something negative. "The crime we have committed usually represents a conscious choice that we have made in waking life to ignore some of our individual needs and talents in order to gain social acceptance," Wallace explained.Shutterstock
If you have a large house in your dreams or spend your dreams going through doors and discovering new spaces, it "indicates that exploring the initial possibility will lead onto a number of other exciting opportunities and give you the chance to expand well beyond where you are just now," said Wallace. His advice? "You need to be open to opportunity and not close the door on any chances that you create. As you begin to explore one talent, you often start to become aware of other possibilities for using your unique abilities. "Shutterstock
If you're running away from something in your dream, "There is an issue in your waking life that you want to confront, but you don't know how to," Wallace posited. Your dreams may be trying to tell you that it's time to face your fears and pursue what you've been putting aside.Shutterstock
If you're ready to move into a new chapter in your life or to make a change—but without losing touch with your past—the image of a bridge is likely to appear in your dreams. According to Lennox, a bridge "relates to the connections we make in life, hence the warning in the phrase 'don't burn your bridges.'" If the water below is especially rough, it might mean you're uncomfortable with the change.Shutterstock
If you're feeling a creative spark or an innovative idea just struck you, then you may dream of a candle or candles. "When we light a candle, we are committing an act of creation," Lennox explained. A candle can reflect the beginning of some important event or relationship in our life or a sense of creative richness. Of course, if the candle is blown out, it can mean the end of something.Shutterstock
If you're climbing in your dream, straining as you make it up the side of a mountain inch by inch, it may be a signal that you are someone who likes a challenge or the opportunity to take a journey that, while difficult, promises a reward at the end.Shutterstock
Back to the dream house: If you're exploring a closet or looking at what's inside a cabinet, it could mean that you are hiding something or ashamed of it. "What you discover in a closet should be viewed through the focus of something you are hiding from or not wanting to face," Lennox said. "A full or overstuffed closet may point to avoidance issues that need attention."Shutterstock
Images of a farm or cowboys can indicate that you have a self-reliant nature. Lennox explained, "Working on a farm points to a call to action to dig deeper and take responsibility for getting your needs met. Owning a farm connects to how responsible you are to your self-nurturing and perhaps the dependence of others upon you for such needs. "Shutterstock
If you've filled your schedule with too many things and are overwhelmed by your to-do list, you may find yourself dreaming of divorce. Don't despair that a divorce dream is trying to tell you that your actual marriage is over. According to Wallace, it may simply be giving you the message that "you are trying to balance your commitments and honor the promises you have made to other people. It can be difficult to service all these obligations and it can become very easy for you to start to feel out of balance."
Whether you've taken a new job or agreed to attend an event where you are not totally sure what will be expected of you, a sense that you are committing to something which you are unsure about may manifest in a dream where you're marrying a stranger.. "Not knowing the identity of the bride or groom suggests you are unsure what you are really committing yourself to, and that you doubt that you will have much time for yourself if you take on these commitments," Wallace explained.Shutterstock
If you're someone who responds to being part of a team or being part of something larger than yourself, you might have dreams where you're a professional athlete, according to Wallace. A dream where you're competing in the big leagues, "reflects their acceptance into a wider society where in order to have their skills and talents recognized, they will have to work as part of a team, and this will help them to ultimately achieve their goals."Shutterstock
If you find yourself unable to speak in your dream, Wallace said it may point to "an unresolved tension in our waking lives where we really want to say what's on our mind and to speak and be heard." He advised addressing the situations in waking life where we feel "ignored or have no way to make our opinions heard" to see if there is a better way to communicate.
What your dreams say: 10 typical nightmares and their meaning Some we hardly remember, while others wake us up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat.Frequent nightmares indicate overwork, strong emotional stress and exhaustion of the nervous system. Sometimes nightmares occur during depression, so your subconscious mind releases all the feelings and emotions accumulated during the day through dreams.
Let's look at the most common stories and tell you what they can mean.
RUNNING FROM THE PURSUANT
If someone is chasing you, you probably regret something you didn't do or want to run away from problems, leaving your own fears behind. Remember, did you make promises to someone that you forgot about? If you fix everything, you will definitely not see such dreams in the near future.
FEELING OF PARALYZING FEAR, IMPOSSIBILITY TO ESCAPE
If you dream like this, you probably feel depressed. It seems to you that you are in a situation from which there is no way out. And no matter what decision you make, the problem will still not be solved. Try asking your family or friends for advice - they may be able to tell you what to do.
DISASTER, END OF THE WORLD, OR ALIEN INVASION
Significant changes are about to take place in your life. Morally, you are not yet ready for them, so you experience doubts, uncertainty and fear of the unknown. If you are watching the end of the world from the side, then this is a harbinger of peace and prosperity. However, if you suffered from cataclysms or died, then a dream can warn of illness, failure in school or work, or material losses.
Such a dream is very common and usually means a loss of control over the situation. You feel like you don't have the strength to deal with what's going on in your life. Or you are too afraid of condemnation from the outside. We have to work hard in order to be able to overcome difficulties and with honor withstand the pressure of gossip, troubles and losses.
LATE TO A VERY IMPORTANT EVENT
If you had such a dream, take time to rest! Your brain is trying to tell you are emotionally overwhelmed. Too many events are happening around, and you just do not have time to react to them. You are trying to adapt to them, but so far it is not very successful. So you dream that you are always late for something.
If you fall from a height, you are most likely confused and don't know what you want. It may also indicate that you have failed and now you cannot cope with your problems, you are afraid to stumble again. Such a dream shows that you violated your own principles under the influence of another person and began to move in the wrong direction.
APPEARING NAKED IN PUBLIC
Such a dream is usually associated with feelings of embarrassment or shame. Perhaps you are nervous about the upcoming event and believe that you will definitely fail in front of everyone. You just lack confidence. Do not wind yourself up in vain, everything will be fine :)
WAVES BREAKING ON ROCKS OR SWIMMING
Do you feel that you are drowning? It means that you are overloaded. Too much has been thrown at you right now. And you, exhausting yourself, are trying in every possible way to cope with everything at the same time. Remember that stress is very dangerous for the body - if you have such dreams, then it is better to postpone business and relax a bit.
If you are driving in a dream, it means that you are struggling to take control of the situation, just like driving a car. Or take responsibility for some action. And if you are a passenger, then you should take a closer look at who is sitting next to you. Usually these are the people you care about the most.
LOSS OF SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT
Most likely, you feel that you pay little attention to important aspects of your life, such as rest or self-care. Consider such a dream as a reminder that it's time to remember your beloved. It can also mean the loss of one's own "I". Perhaps you should rethink your life and decide what is really important to you.
Nightmares are not always bad. But if you have a terrible dream, then something inside does not give you rest. According to psychologists, if the nightmare is interpreted correctly, it will allow us to see some truth about us that we vaguely feel, but do not want or cannot accept.
It may even happen that it is in a nightmare that your brain finds a solution to some problem. And then it only remains to thank the bad dream for help.
when and on what days do you dream
The father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud said: “The more strange a dream seems to us, the deeper meaning it carries.” It is not for nothing that we used to call night visions with subtext prophetic dreams. They, like an internal oracle, not only suggest what is wrong, but also indicate where to run. Human consciousness is critical: sometimes it devalues events that are important for his internal development, forcing him to perceive them as something insignificant.
Haven't called your parents in a while? Nothing, then, - calms the mind. Didn't talk heart to heart with the children? Time is like that. But the psyche can not be deceived - recognizing an obstacle that creates problems for the inner "I", it sends us signals in a dream when consciousness loses its vigilance. She pushes the "owner" to concentrate on something, to rethink, hints at the correct outcome. After all, prophetic means predictive.
But a person cannot always distinguish when he has prophetic dreams, and when the brain simply draws meaningless pictures. Experts say it is possible to learn to recognize dreams with meaning and understand why they dream. You can even calculate when the "dream prophecy" will come true.
- It depends on what phase the dream was in, - explains numerologist and esotericist Anton Ushmanov . - It is conditionally possible to divide a dream into 3 intervals - the beginning, the middle and the end. If a prophetic dream had a dream in the first phase, then it will come true within a year. If in the second, in the middle of the night, then - within 6 months. If in the third, closer to the morning - for a month. If you saw a prophetic dream just before dawn, it will come true within 12 days. And if, before sunset - during the day.
In addition, it is useful to know on which days of the week prophetic dreams occur.
What is a prophetic dream
Prophetic dreams are usually viewed from two positions - scientific and esoteric. From the point of view of science, sleep as such is the result of the work of the brain, which, as you know, never sleeps. Throughout its life, the human supercomputer has been busy modeling reality based on experience gleaned through receptors, hearing, smell, sight. The human brain processes a million signals per second. But while we are awake, we cannot realize the results of this “revision” - consciousness interferes.
— At night, when our rational part is resting, the brain calmly processes all the information for the day through the subconscious mind, — explains the process psychologist Lyubov Ozhmegova . - And we see the images that the subconscious shows.
Just with their help, according to psychiatrist, psychotherapist, dream specialist, author of the first scientific Internet dream book in Runet Yaroslav Filatov , the brain helps a person understand how this or that situation will develop. In fact, the models that the brain builds are the very prophetic dreams.Dreams are nothing more than information processing. Photo: pixabay.com
“Some people say that the brain predicts in a dream,” says Filatov. - But it would be more correct to say - it models: the state of objects, the reactions of people. Brain models are built constantly, and in a dream they appear to us.
Esotericists and followers of spiritual practices associate the phenomenon of prophetic dreams with reading information from space.
“It happens unconsciously,” Alena Arkina, an energy therapist, author of the life reconstruction method, shares his thoughts. , - Possible scenarios in real life are read.
— The most important thing in prophetic dreams is that, having seen them, a person can draw conclusions, realize the reasons for what is happening to him, get answers to questions, — summarizes the psychologist-hypnologist Alexandria Sadofyeva.
Why prophetic dreams occur
Mystic Denis Banchenko is sure that prophetic dreams occur for three reasons. First, when a person was too close to an important event. Secondly, when the "genius of the earth" directly pushes him to pay attention to this or that situation. And thirdly, when consciousness reaches such a level of development that it itself conducts an information signal from the outside.
- A person can capture the vibrations of space in the form of a beam of information (a future event), - energy therapist Alena Arkina explains . - In parallel, there is an infinite number of options for the development of events. And a person catches one of them in a dream.
This happens when the brain and subconscious are trying to show the most probable scenarios for the future. But why does our supercomputer and inner self need this? Why should they show us where to go and where to spread the straw?
“The brain is busy helping us to survive every minute,” psychiatrist Yaroslav Filatov reminds . If nothing bad happens, it doesn't mean that there are no dangers. And the task of the psyche is to reveal our capabilities and abilities that will help in development. From the fulfillment of these tasks, prophetic dreams are born.
In other words, in order for a person to “receive a hat” less during wakefulness, the psyche tries to get through to him at night.
- Dreams are dreamed by all living beings who have a soul - assures esoteric Anton Ushmanov . - At night, we get the opportunity to live through some of the negative scenarios, "digest" them in a dream in order to avoid or learn how to cope live.
On what days prophetic dreams come true
It is believed that empty dreams are dreamed on the first day of the week. There can be many emotions and experiences in them, but not very prophecies. But if the dream that occurred on Monday is vivid and memorable, you can try to decipher it. Perhaps he will suggest a solution to some minor life task, but you should not look for a deep decisive meaning in it.
Dreams on Tuesday may come true. And, quite quickly - within two weeks. If the Tuesday dream is with a plus sign, it is better to make every effort to make it come true. And if with a minus sign, on the contrary, it makes sense to try to make sure that the dream does not come true. In fact, Tuesday is the day of choice, when you have to decide whether you want the dream to turn into reality or not. The consequences of inaction can be very unpleasant.
On Wednesdays, as esotericists say, there is not much trust in dreams. They are mostly empty. You don't have to trust them too much. In dreams that occurred on Wednesday, as a rule, there are no prophecies, but there are “bells” regarding your character and personal qualities. They can be a revelation. Try to figure out what the psyche signals: this will help to work on yourself.If the dream you had on Monday is vivid and memorable, you can try to decipher it. Photo: pixabay.com
"Dreams from Thursday to Friday are prophetic" - this is how people think. And experts say it's true: Thursday's visions openly hint at the future and indicate how this or that situation will develop. Prophetic dreams that appeared on Thursday will come true within three years. Often on Thursdays, romantic, fabulous visions come. But in fact, they are far from romance as such. She is just a symbol. Even in such dreams, you need to look for important life prophecies.
Friday dreams are usually very ordinary. Deciphering them is just a waste of time. But if you dream of a romantic plot on Friday, it directly hints at a relationship with your soulmate. A bad dream "about love" does not bode well in reality. So be vigilant and take action.
Saturday sleep should be analyzed more carefully. It may come true before noon. In addition, esotericists say that a dream that occurred on Saturday can predict not only your future: you can see in it what awaits your loved ones. I often have nightmares on Saturdays. They do not need to be afraid, but worth taking into account.
Sunday sleep can be "ordered". If you concentrate well and formulate a desire (or question), you may dream of exactly the situation that worries you the most. Sunday dreams are often prophetic and come true quickly. Often on Sundays, good prophetic dreams are dreamed, predicting prosperity.
Popular questions and answers
What do you need to know about prophetic dreams in order to learn how to understand them? Here is what experts answer the most common questions about prophetic dreams.
Who has prophetic dreams?
According to psychiatrist Yaroslav Filatov, the most likely to see prophetic dreams are introverts - people who are closed and reasonable. They know how to delve into themselves, look at the little things and draw conclusions. In other words, prophetic dreams are for people who are sensitive to themselves, the signals of their body and to others.
— And prophetic dreams are often dreamed of by those who trust their intuition, — adds psychologist-hypnologist Alexandria Sadofyeva . — And for those who are going through a difficult situation, whose internal resources are focused on solving a vital task.
People of science are convinced that in order to see a prophetic dream, no special abilities are needed. At the same time, esotericists assure: a predisposition to extrasensory perception increases the chances of getting more prophetic dreams.
- The date of birth also plays a role, - says esoteric Anton Ushmanov . - People born on the 2nd, 9th, 15th, 18th, 20th of any month, as well as those born in February, September and October, are more inclined to perceive prophetic dreams than others. But there is a category of people who cannot have prophetic dreams. These are people who take intoxication, lead a dirty lifestyle in terms of hygiene and thoughts, in other words - in ignorance, greedy and prone to gossip. All this interferes with the perception of dreams or distorts their meaning. In addition, subtle entities can connect to such people in order to broadcast what is not really there.
How to understand that a prophetic dream?
— A prophetic dream clearly echoes reality, says dream specialist Yaroslav Filatov . - It is about significant events for us. This is either a warning or a prediction.
But a prophetic dream may not come true. For example, if a person, having seen something terrible in a vision, in reality will actively influence events in order to avoid trouble. And then the prophetic night vision, as it were, is no longer prophetic.
- A prophetic dream can be recognized by the feeling with which you wake up - teaches psychologist-hypnologist Sadofyeva . - It is bright, lively and can be repeated with a certain frequency.
If a dream does not find parallels in everyday life, the recognition of the “degree” of its prophecy can be trusted to intuition and feelings. With this, mystic Denis Banchenko assures , women cope better than men.
“Women have a more developed right hemisphere of the brain and the sensory sphere,” he explains. - They usually feel that the dream is prophetic. And it's not just a feeling, it's a signal.
Well, if the signal did not happen, you can analyze additional signs: and prophetic dreams have them.
— A prophetic dream is distinguished by its detail, — energy therapist Arkin lists . - A person, waking up after a prophetic dream, can even remember tastes, smells, describe in detail events, textures. If a dream left an indelible imprint, an emotion, then it is prophetic.
When are dreams prophetic and when are they not?
People of science who follow Uncle Freud's ideas say: man himself can make his dreams prophetic. Suppose you dreamed of a classmate with whom you had not communicated for many years. For what? What for? What does this dream mean? If nothing is done, it will turn out that absolutely nothing. But, if you call an old friend and talk heart to heart with her, the dream will become prophetic. Another thing, what exactly did the brain and psyche want to say with this dream? Perhaps he is a hint of a lack of communication, or perhaps a reminder of a mistake that should be corrected long ago. By the way, for our inner "I" there are no small topics. This "oak" consciousness believes that the meaning of a prophetic dream is global, pretentious and terrible. For the psyche, which collects the human gut bit by bit, everything is important. And what devalues consciousness - especially.
“I urge you to actively transform what is happening in your favor, to rethink reality,” psychotherapist Yaroslav Filatov agitates . - I dreamed of an old friend - we call him. You need to allow yourself to make dreams prophetic. Poke around in them, pull out meanings, interpretations from them. But remember, sometimes a dream is just a dream. That's what Sigmund Freud said.
Is it possible to distinguish a prophecy from a figurative picture? Psychiatrists and psychologists say yes.
— The feeling of sleep matters, explains Alexandria Sadofyeva . - If you woke up with a clear understanding of "this means something" - it makes sense to delve into the dream. And if your previous day was filled with a variety of events, then your REM phase (dream phase) will be a little longer than usual, and your dreams will be richer. Since the brain processes information during the REM phase, dreams are nothing more than processing information, sorting it by significance, redirecting it to one or another memory area.
"Not prophetic" dreams leave almost no emotional response in our souls. And very quickly forgotten.
- A simple dream - even if it was emotional, is erased from memory. - clarifies Alena Arkina . - Details are not remembered.
How to make a prophetic dream come true?
Esoteric Ushmanov advises to turn to god, guardian angel and ancestors for prophetic dreams. Mystic Denis Banchenko recommends resorting to meditation and sleeping in places with "displaced space", whatever that means. Psychologist Alexandria Sadofyeva sends hypnologists for installations for prophetic dreams. And dream expert Yaroslav Filatov answers this question as follows:
- You need to sincerely wish, tell yourself: I will try to remember everything and wake up with the memory of a dream. Might work.
When a person attunes himself in this way, a so-called sentinel center is created inside his psyche, which prevents the images that come in a dream from slipping away. He seems to cling to them and pulls them to the surface. In this state, with an activated sentinel center, a person can even influence what happens in a dream. Have you heard of lucid dreams? It's just about them.
— So that the brain does not wander anywhere, you can give it tasks before going to bed: for example, “let me dream about the resolution of this or that situation” — and describe it, — energy therapist Alena Arkina adds . - If you do this every night, then over time you will learn to control dreams and receive answers to requests. This is a painstaking, but very interesting work to unlock the potential of a person.