Dreams Are So Damn Weird... Here's Why you Should Interpret Them
You ever have a dream so weird that when you wake up, you're a little haunted by it? Like it follows you around all day like the smell of bacon in your hair? Yes, I know that was a weird comparison, but let's take a moment to appreciate that the whole concept of this blog is about weirdness.
As far back as there have humans have dreams, there has been a deep desire to understand their meaning. People have always wanted to unravel the cryptic, strange and weird messages that show up in the landscape of our unconscious and dreaming minds. There is a sense that the abstract and absurd contain some elusive wisdom or guidance that can be applied in waking life. And while this can be true, it is very difficult to understand why one may dream of their teeth falling out or showing up to an important event naked and where is the only one who can speak English.
The thing is, even science is unclear on the reason why we dream, let alone the purpose of our unconscious meanderings. Some say it is a function of the mind, detangling itself from the events of the day or even the past. Others conclude that dreams are merely a nonsensical firing of nerve cells in the brain, expending excess energy. Some even say that there is no apparent reason for dreams and that they aren't anything to take notice of. In any case, the common thread in this kind of thinking is that dreaming is only a biological function of the organic human machine.
But, if you're here reading this, I think we can continue under the assumption that dreams are made up of more than just unused electrical byproducts of the busy modern brain. If you're like me, you know there is more to it. There is something underlying the biological functions of a resting brain.
Like you, I have had dreams that clearly connected to events in my waking life. Things that were happening in the conscious world that my dreaming mind redressed in weird and unusual metaphors. Then there have been times when I dreamt things that I couldn't understand. There wouldn't be an obvious connection to an event in the past or the present. In other words, there would be no bunny trail in the snow for me to follow. No clear path to an answer or, at the very least, something I could make sense of. So, that led me to dream interpretation. Learning to examine, analyze and demystify the often cryptic contents of my sleep time adventures has helped me to navigate my waking world with an extra level of awareness. Also, it's just super fun to analyze my dreams because sometimes I get unique advice, messages or event spirit visitation.
Dreams Provide Guidance - Sometimes, the things you dream about are actually meant to be interpreted as a sign. They can be a way for your subconscious to give you a message or an indicator of something coming up in your life.
For example, if you're dreaming about moving away from home, it could mean that you're ready for a new chapter in your life. It could also mean that you're yearning for change and must make big decisions about moving forward.
If you have recurring dreams, it could mean something in your current situation needs to change. For example, if you have a recurring dream where someone is standing over your bed while you sleep, this could tell you that someone close to you is trying to control or influence your decisions without letting you know what they're doing.
Dreams Can Protect You From Danger
When we sleep, our minds are more open to the world around us. Our minds are also more receptive to the supernatural—which means that when we're dreaming, it's easier for us to connect with our spiritual side and receive messages from beyond.
Have you ever had a dream that was so vivid it felt like it was real? You were running from something, or you saw someone trying to hurt you. It felt so real that when you woke up from it, your heart was racing, and your body felt like it couldn't breathe. Well, turns out there's a reason for that—and it's not just because you had an anxiety dream about your test tomorrow! Dreams have been used for centuries by people around the world as a way to protect themselves from danger.
In ancient cultures, people believed that dreams were messages sent by spirits and gods. The Celts thought fairies would appear in their dreams to warn them of danger. They also believed that dreaming of someone who had died meant they would die soon. The ancient Egyptians believed that dreams were messages sent by the gods. If someone dreamed about an enemy, they often interpreted it as meaning that their enemy was planning something bad against them or their family. They would then take precautions against whatever danger they thought might be coming their way based on what happened in the dream.
Dreams aren't just for interpreting what might happen in the future—they can also help us avoid danger right now.
Dreams Can Help You Resolve Problems
We all know that dreams can be powerful. They can help us explore our deepest desires, unearth hidden facets of ourselves, and generally make us feel like we've got a little more control over our lives.
But did you know that dreams can also help us solve problems?
In fact, some studies have shown that dreaming about a problem actually helps people resolve it. The logic is simple: dreaming about something that's bothering you allows your brain to process it while you sleep. And when you wake up in the morning, your brain has already worked out a solution!
This isn't just a theory—it's been proven in numerous scientific studies. For example, one study found that participants who were asked to write down their thoughts on an issue before bedtime were much more likely to come up with creative solutions during the night than those who didn't write at all. Another study showed that participants who wrote down their thoughts on an issue before going to sleep had significantly fewer nightmares than those who didn't write anything down at all!
So next time you find yourself struggling with an issue or problem in your life, try writing down what's bothering you before bedtime so your brain can work through it while you rest.
Dreams Can Inspire
Artists, painters, and writers throughout time have used their dreams as inspiration for their work. Many have even documented the dreams that inspired them to create a particular piece of art or literature.
The following is a list of famous people who have been inspired by their dreams:
Leonardo da Vinci - The artist was known for his detailed sketches and paintings. He was often inspired by his dreams, which he would record in his notebooks.
Walt Disney - Walt Disney used his dreams as inspiration for creating some of the most iconic animated
films of all time. His dream about Mickey Mouse prompted him to create "Steamboat Willie," which was released in 1928 as one of the first Mickey Mouse cartoons ever made.
Pablo Picasso - Pablo Picasso used many different sources for his artwork, including classical paintings from museums around Europe and Old Master paintings from artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn and Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. He also drew inspiration from his own dreams and visions when creating new pieces of art during this time period.
Dreams can also inspire writers! Edgar Allan Poe wrote many of his short stories after having vivid nightmares that inspired him to write about them later in his life. For example: "The Tell-Tale Heart" was inspired by a nightmare about being buried alive in someone else's grave, while "The Fall of the House of Usher" was based on a dream about being trapped inside a dark house filled with rats and spiders with no way out (and no one to help you). The point is dreams can be powerful inspirations for artists of all kinds.
If you are interested in interpreting your dreams and exploring your subconscious mind, then keep a dream journal by your bed. This will help you create the habit of remembering your dreams and trigger a deep analysis. There is no better tool to explore the things that matter most to us than our own imagination. Dream interpretation is a journey of discovery and an invitation to be more present in your life.
What insight have you gained from your dreams? Share them in the comment section below.
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