The Meaning behind Dreams

One of the best ways to find out the meaning behind dreams is to focus on dream themes. Dream of Drowning

Dream Themes

A dream is like a novel - it has an introduction and a storyline and it all builds to an end or conclusion. If you only focus on dream symbols in dream analysis, it's like reading only one of the chapters. To identify dream themes, write the dream down in your dream journal. Once you've written down as much of it as you can remember, try to look at it from a different perspective.

If you take out all the minor details - the names, places and things - and only leave the action, what is the dream really about? For example, something precious may be destroyed in your dream. Or you may have a dream that you're drowning. Ask yourself what specific area of your life does this theme tie into?

In the case of something being destroyed, it may be that a significant relationship is falling apart. Or in the case of a drowning dream, you may feel totally overwhelmed with too many tasks in your work life.

If you find the answer and have an ah-ha! feeling, you know you have stumbled on the meaning and message that your dreaming mind was trying to convey to you. If, however, the answer is not immediately clear, perhaps the dream symbols in your dream may lead you in the right direction. Browse through our dreams dictionary for ideas.

Remember that each dream is unique to you as an individual with your particular personality and life circumstances, and might translate into a totally different meaning than anyone else would assign to it. Trust yourself and your intuition when it comes to exploring your dreams. It is simply a matter of asking yourself questions, working your way through the dream and eliminating other possibilities of meanings.

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