If you've ever had your dream interpreted by a dream worker, or even if you've been working on analyzing your own dreams, you've probably come across the problem of multiple possibilities and vague interpretations. After all the hard work, you find that the dream can be understood, or interpreted, in many different ways. This problem causes frustration, and worse, inconsistency and mistrust in the analysis.
The consequence; either we abandon trying to understand the messages in our dreams, or we reject them as insignificant and insignificant ramblings of the resting brain.
This ambiguity is the main cause of conflict and conflict between different dream research schools. The interpretation of dreams, for many scientifically curved researchers, is associated with the divination and spirituality of the parlor room. They argue that the message, or the interpretation, is so vague that it can apply to anyone, anywhere, anytime, and anywhere. for any situation. On the other side, dream workers who have a program that is less theoretically and physiologically related to the problem by interpreting the dream at "many" levels or suggesting that the message apply to a number of different areas or life simultaneously. No conclusion helps us extract the wealth of information, enlightenment and direction that our dreams offer.
After four decades of recording, studying and researching the dreams of both paradigms, I have cleared up the cause of this cloudiness. dreams are hard to pin down because our recall, and subsequently the report, is incomplete. We usually remember only a fraction of the dream; the most emotional, the most terrifying or the most bizarre fragments that remain with us when we wake up. We then hasten to write these isolated and incomplete scenes. Once written, we rarely try to remember additional details before analyzing them
. This is tantamount to tuning a movie for one or two scenes, then assuming we understand – from the few minutes of the story – the plot, main characters, problems and ending. We then proceed to the writing of a review or synopsis of this "film" that we have seen.
So, how do we determine if we remembered the entire dream or just a fragment?
Although sleep and dream seekers report that dreams vary in length, detail, and content, depending on the stage of sleep and the point in the sleep cycle where we are awake, the length and structure of the dream always the determining factor to assess its completeness. The very fact of waking up (or being awake) during a dream almost guarantees an incomplete dream relationship. We often remember only a scene, an image, a feeling or an ephemeral thought while our dominant conscious mind is working quickly to convert impressions and images into images. language
by allowing us to wake naturally or slowly and gently. cycle the chances of a whole dream being remembered, increases. However, we do not all have this option. The next best idea would be to give us instructions, before we fall asleep, to remember our dreams in detail and in their entirety.
More opportunities than I can tell now, I spent almost an hour recording a dream in my diary in the middle of the night. By the time I had finished writing I was completely awake. On average (for me), a complete dream is between 350 and 1,500 words and can be considered as having a beginning, a middle and an end; or more precisely, an introduction, a plot and a conclusion.
If, in your dream report, you do not find a solution, a conclusion or an end, you probably do not have a complete dream. to save them?
Are incomplete dream reports valuable?
Yes! Absolutely. Even a partial dream report provides us with new information. It shows, or hints at (at least) what problems we are or will have to deal with. It can provide an answer or solution to a problem that we have struggled with for a while; he can warn us of a health problem of which we are not yet aware; or any number of problems that require our attention. And, of course, the greatest value of a fragment is its context and position in a series of dreams. If you've been dreaming about penguins, nuns and tuxedos for days, weeks or months and you remember a dream fragment where you dance on a black and white checkerboard, you can deduce that the problem is addressed is still in progress, and / or not yet solved satisfactorily.
But, Terry, you can protest, even my complete dreams seem to deal with multiple problems, or can be interpreted in different ways. Dreams only seem to address several issues simultaneously because the problems are related or interconnected. However, with a detailed analysis of statistics, words and elements, it becomes very clear where and in what area of your life the issue, situation or information needs to be applied.
To demonstrate this, let's look at a sexual dream; the type of dream most likely to cause people distress and concern because they fear the meaning or possible implication of such a sensitive and passionate subject. When it comes to sexual dreams, I often hear things like; do I have something that is wrong with me? Am I secretly or unconsciously attracted to my boss? Does that mean I'm really gay? Do I need more / less sex? With this type of dream, an incomplete report can wreak havoc and cause all kinds of stress. So let's try to eliminate vagueness or multiplicity.
In a dream, there are elements common to sex such as the actual act, a bed, parts of the reproductive body, and so on. If the dream is loaded with this type of imagery, and few others, the message may indeed be sexual. If, on the other hand, there is only a brief mention of sex, or a brief scene, and that the majority of the elements of the dream relate, say, to household references ( which may include a bed), the issue addressed a family or family situation. Sex could be a way to pay attention to moving your buttocks, harmonizing two aspects of your family life, etc.
But by examining the frequency of elements and words in a dream relationship, and focusing less on images, we can understand the problem that our subconscious wants us to pay attention to.
Every piece of a dream adds to our knowledge of ourselves, our lives and our future. Quite often, however, the information retrieved is incomplete. Our dreams, being the tenacious and tenacious little creatures that they are, will continue to send us messages until we finally have, or until a more urgent problem arises. .
Consider, just for a minute, how easy our lives are could be if we just paid attention to the wisdom of our dreams; how much better we would be prepared for those life events that can often knock us out or send us off; and how much more productive we could be if we realized what holds us back, tying us up or obliterating our minds. And it can be easier. All we have to do is work on improving our dream recall and reporting capabilities so that we can transcribe the complete instructions provided by our personal life coach.