Once I finally figured out that my dreams contained messages for me I realized that I knew virtually nothing about dream analysis or symbols. What does a snake mean? How about walking down a country lane in the moon light on a clear summer night? I wanted to know more, to see if I really was on the right track concerning the messages in my dreams. I started doing a lot of reading and buying books and finally ended up with two or three books that I refer to quite regularly.
In the morning or during the day after having a dream, I would sit and write out all I could remember about it. Often times, I did not start out remembering a lot, perhaps just that I had a dream about a house on fire. As I wrote this down and thought about it I would ask myself questions such as "Where was I, nside the house or out? How did I feel? What was I doing/wearing? Was anyone with me? What time or day was it, morning or night?" The more questions I asked, the more vivid the dream became and I was able to remember much more.
When I had the time and privacy I would then go through my dream looking at all the things that stood out in my mind. I would then try to figure out what these things meant, what did they symbolize? What does a house stand for? What does fire mean? By going through these steps, I was able to not only understand the messages my inner self was sending but was also able to understand the who and what that makes me who I am. It has been said that each person in your dreams is actually a reflection of yourself. If there is a hostile, angry person in your dreams, it could be reflecting a side of your personality that you need to come to terms with. It has been, and continues to be a very enlightening spiritual journey of immense personal growth.
Here is another dream that I had just recently. I invite you to dissect it and see what you can discover from it. My analysis will follow in my next blog. Good luck and happy dreams!
Had a dream last night that Mike Holmes came into our house (which was sort of this house and sort of not) and, after looking at a few of the problems in the front room, decided to help us renovate. (The funny thing was that the problem in the front room as mainly a bad wallpapering job). Mike decided that he needed to move the stairs going to the second floor back to where they originally were. The house in my dream was now a two story home facing a street kind of like where my grandparents lived in a tiny community in Saskatchewan. Mike lived fairly close, just a few fields away with his wife. The house had stairs going up at the far end but the second floor was apparently only half open. The front half, closest to the street had been boarded over but we didn't know this. When Mike opened up part of a wall, we were shocked to see first a work shop and then a big room beyond. The work shop was straight from the 1930's when the house was built and still had quite a bit of cool stuff in there. I remember, on the left hand side of the room there was a shelf of old lanterns and light bulbs. There were lanterns of every size and description and the light bulbs were huge compared to today's as well as completely round. They were about the size of a baseball and had no metal neck on them. They all came with attached wires. There was also a mint condition old gas can up there. On the right, there was another shelf that contained a variety of old tools like chisels, planes and hand saws. This work shop area was first and then, through a doorway (with no door) I could see beyond to a large room that I automatically knew was a bedroom/sitting room overlooking the street. There were windows in the room so that, looking from the workshop, I was looking into a bright, open room. (The workshop had no windows like it was actually built in a hallway.). In the dream, I go outside and look up and I can see the windows to the room with plants growing on the sill).