I hope you enjoy reading through and find the dictionary of symbols helpful.
Having kept a dream diary for ten years. I have found that dreams give me answers and direction when asked for. I hope that you find this interesting and help's you to explore and examine your dreams (if you don't already).
If anybody has any insights or questions then please email me.
Now we all dream although not everybody actually remembers their dreams, this can be for a number of reasons, stress being one of them. We in fact have about 5-8 dreams of a night.
There are many different types of dreams this is a very brief summary:
Most actions begin with a thought. An invisible interaction with our 'self'. We are connected to ourselves and it is this connection which is open when we dream. We are closer to our true selves, we are closer to spirit.
All things begin unseen (spirit) and then become visible (manifest). A seed grows in the soil before it appears shooting through to the sunlight. Now a dream can sometimes gives you a preview of things to come, we are then seeing events as they are about to unravel.
Our sixth sense sometimes kicks in during our sleeping hours, hence the 'warning dreams', if you dream your going to have a car accident, then take it easy for a week, be aware. Listen to the warnings from yourself
We use dreams to understand, to bring things forward into our conscious mind that need dealing with and to explore ourselves.
an image which we identify a particular force or concept with.
There are archetypes which have specific meanings, a good example of this is the tarot cards, each card represents a particular force/energy.
Now each image (if you wish it too) will act as a message. A dream can contain alot of information for you, from you.
Dictionary of Symbols - small at the moment but
Find a book/journal that you really like to record your dreams in. Keep if by your bed with a pen. This can be a great support.
Best to write your dreams down as soon as you wake up so you can record as much detail as possible. Eventually you will build up a database of your own personal symbols and be able to identify your dreams.
You could also record other things that you things that you think are relevant. If you saw a rainbow or a magpie - that kind of thing.
Dreams are the message place of yourself, all images mean something, instead of reading letters, we're reading symbols. Some have very specific meanings and some are personal to the person or culture.
You need to divide your dreams into parts then understand each piece to understand the whole.
I dream that I am in Canterbury and there are all these new age shops, I go in one and see these lovely stickers of gold fairies that I want to buy, I put them down and look for my money then I can't find the stickers. I'm picking up cards looking for the stickers, all of which are beautiful but I wanted the fairies and then this woman says to me 'funny how everything you need is right there and we don't use it'.
I think the most important part is the woman saying to me that I have everything I need. I need to use the skills I have to get some direction. We really do have everything we need inside, sometimes we just don't know it and it takes a difficult situation to pull that out of yourself.