Sunday, April 10, 2016

I is for Interpretations of Dreams

Interpretations of Dreams I hear and read a lot about interpretation of dreams. But let’s be clear, not every dream needs interpreting. Dreams can originate from that monster grande burrito with el-scorcho sauce you ate before going to bed. Little or no interpretation required. 

Dreams can simply be the result of your brain sorting through the day’s events or things you are going through. Some interpretation may be required. Then there are dreams that come from a higher source. For me, that higher source is God. Interpretation definitely required (Except for Knowing or Intuitive Dreams which is Tuesday's post)

Muy Importante Specific things in dreams like colors and setting can be relevant to a person’s culture, religion, heritage or other personal beliefs which could be very much different than your own.  
A Different Spin I do not have the time here to go into interpretation. But I did have an epiphany while writing this post. Sometimes things in your dream that could use a good ol’ fashioned interpretation can be meant for the person doing the interpreting to understand, then explain what it means to you. 

The colors and setting is something they know what it means. What I’m saying is the dream is dreamt in the way the interpreter can make sense of, then turn it around and explain it to you. 

Sure, there are wise people who have above-average insight when it comes to dreams and can do a pretty good job at interpreting some of the stuff in some dreams. 

However I have met a handful of people, just a few, that have this gift in a most powerful way. State your dream to them in thirty seconds or less, and they can tell you exactly what it means. They do this consistently with incredible mind-boggling accuracy.

Honorable Mention Illness or Death, Illumination, and Imprisonment 

Tomorrow J is for Jacob’s Ladder 

Question Do you, or have you sought someone or used Google, to help interpret a dream?

44 comments:

  1. One of my online friends likes to look up dream interpretations. I've done it from time to time. It's interesting to see the deeper meaning. Although, my dream this afternoon about dropping an omelet at work was just a work nightmare. My brain wasn't ready to leave the day job, I guess!

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  2. It probably helps to know a little about the dreamer as well. We all see things differently and I'm sure some of that spills over into our dreams.

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  3. I sleep so hard, I rarely remember a dream.
    However, I have woken up with a clear idea to do certain things which I normally would not have done.

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  4. I think about them and analyse them on my own for a bit, but have never really put any effort into getting an interpretation.

    Great post!
    Seena
    #AtoZChallenge- I is for Immunizations

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  5. I have not sought out anyone for dream interpretation. I think the worst dreams I have, and I mentioned them before, was the ones I am paralyzed with fear because of evil around me. My husband did mention one time why do I feel like a victim in these, which I hadn't thought of before. (He is by no means an interpreter of dreams just subjected to my moans and groans when these dreams happen). I would be curious on these dreams if there is anything that is an interpretation. They come randomly during all parts of my life so I can't even pinpoint to a stressful time etc. Otherwise, most of my dreams are me trying to deal with things going on in my life.

    betty

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    1. betty, I don;t have much fear in my dreams with the exception of terrifying free falls but those are pretty much in the past.

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  6. Mhm... I don't know about the dream being directed to the interpreter. I have a friend who's a psychologist and she interpreted dreams for me in a few occasions. She actually told me the dreamer is the best person to interprete their own dreams, because those dreams (as you also stated above) are closely connected to the dremer in terms of past life, beliefs, culture, religion... everything. To her, the interpreter is simply a guide, someone who can help decypher the dream, not someone who actually interprite it.

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Jazz Age Jazz

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  7. More fascinating stuff. Daniel in the Old Testament interpreted the king's dreams about the 7 years of plenty followed by the 7 years of famine. I don't think such dreams and their interpretations are so common though.

    Open Minded Mormon A-Z

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    1. Duncan, I agree. But I do believe God works through dreams mainly because in the daytime we are caught up in the busyness of life or we're just not listening.

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  8. I have not experienced in dreams. I have a good sleep. Once i woke up i forget. I try to make it remember many times but i am not able to do it...

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  9. Since I can't remember my dreams, I don't have to worry about interpreting them.

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  10. Brits always say that eating cheese will give you nightmares, but actually cheese is supposed to give you good dreams according to others. I had very vivid dreams last night and I think that is because I ate cheese :) I don't really remember colours from dreams though, so there's no way to interpret that sort of thing.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. I'll have to try a cheese quesadilla before I go to bed tonight.

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  11. How fascinating, I'd sure like to meet one of these clairvoyants! But first I need someone to help me remember my dreams ;)
    Cheers
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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  12. I used to be fascinated with dream interpretation when I was a teen.

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  13. I'm truly enjoying your dream posts.

    I try to interrupt my dreams through sources and from within. Usually I know when it is a "God Voice" as my sister calls them.

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  14. Rarely do I remember dreams, except for some of the more disturbing ones, which usually occur shortly before waking. I've never thought to try and interpret them, though. Interesting subject!

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  15. I know that dream interpretation has been around a heck of a long time, so there has to be something to it.

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    1. One day they say we'll be able to record our dreams and play them back. Freaky!

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  16. perhaps dream can be interpreted in a dream world only.

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  17. generally I can figure out what triggered a dream and why. I think it's like seeking a fortune teller or tarot reader - they get clues to figure out what you want to hear. Interesting though.....

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  18. I always try to find meanings for the dreams I have. Especially if they are weird, stick with me all day or if I'm going through a hard time.

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  19. I always try to find meanings for the dreams I have. Especially if they are weird, stick with me all day or if I'm going through a hard time.

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    1. Chrys, the weirder the more I look into them to see if there is anything there above and beyond normal dreams, if there is such a thing as a normal dream.

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  20. Like Joanne, I generally know what's up when I have weird dreams and try to do something about it. And if I have nightmares, I'm usually worried about something. Luckily I have a caring husband who listens to me when I discuss my thoughts. He also doesn't grumble when I wake him up in the middle of the night :) That doesn't happen too often, thank goodness. Great post, Stephen. Thank you.

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  21. I learned from someone that losing your teeth in dreams means that in your own life, you have been taking on more than you could chew. I actually have had dreams about losing teeth, and I would've had no idea what that was about if this detail hadn't been once interpreted for me.

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  22. I've never tried to get a dream interpreted... if I have a vivid dream I try to interpret it myself. Coincidentally, I read an article about dreaming today.

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  23. I use dream moods.com on a regular basis because I find they are accurate, at least for me.

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  24. The few dreams i remember, i'm not so sure i want to know what they mean! And i think i know what the ones where my husband is driving and takes us off a bridge mean.

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  25. Some years back, I looked up the symbolism of quadruplets in dreams, since I've had a recurring dream about giving birth to quads. I also looked up the dream symbolism of quints, something I've dreamt about too. I was relieved to discover they have non-literal symbolism, though since I'm getting older and thus more prone to naturally having multiples, I wouldn't be too sure!

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  26. I look up the symbolism in my dreams~ It is intriguing and can add a lot to a story!
    I like your I post~

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  27. I only mainly remember daydreams and can usually track the reason for those. When I write some really weird shit I might sometimes wonder about myself but otherwise I think I can leave interpretation by a third party alone.

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  28. It's great to have a reminder of taking note of our dreams.
    Thanks xx Rowena

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  29. DreamMoods.com! I go to it frequently. :D

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  30. I've bought dream interpretation books in the past to which I have referred and I have looked up dream concepts on Google. Sometimes I'll tell my wife about a dream I've had and she'll come up with a pretty good interpretation.

    Haven't seen the dream book for Dummies yet. I should check out that one.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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  31. My dad passed away over twenty years ago but I still dream about him beating the cancer and still being around. I love those dreams but I don't know what the meaning is.

    Susan Says

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  32. Hahaha I should have known there was a Dummies book on dreams. That's what I would need for most. Although I do know about the food rule.

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