How Accurate Are Dream Reinterpretations?

You’re taking a fresh look at an old dream in your dream journal.

Sometimes dreams make more sense days, weeks, months, or even years later than they do the morning after.

When it ruminates in your mind, deeper meanings come clear.

Or even if you don’t think about the old dream again after you write it down, you gain perspective.

There could be a lot of reasons for this.

You could have improved at dream interpretation.

You could know yourself better.

Other dreams and realizations could have shed some light on the symbols in that particular dream. You’ve become enlightened in that way.

Maybe there were aspects to the old dream you didn’t consider before. You simply didn’t look deeply enough at all of it. Other parts may have distracted you.

Or, perhaps, you’ve had a flash of understanding and inspiration about the old dream.

It’s not uncommon to improve the longer you do any activity. There’s no reason dream interpretation would be an exception.

There’s no reason why the dream reinterpretation or expansion of the old interpretation couldn’t be very accurate.

Many times it’s not an actual reinterpretation. Sometimes you’re merely expanding on an understanding you had about the dream from before.

As time goes by, one gets perspective on their old problems and the situations they were in. It’s the same process. For the same reason, one person can have all kinds of insights into their friends’ problems and have no idea what they should do about theirs.

One uncovers meaning in the subconscious imagery, experiences, and feelings. They find personal truth, sometimes. They also can find individual permutations of universal truths too.

Sometimes it’s the assumptions someone makes which change with experience. When those assumptions change, old dreams can be reinterpreted or have their meaning expanded in a new light.

Especially when you’re looking at dreams you had months or years ago, it helps if you make or keep notes about what was going on in your conscious life. Putting yourself back in the shoes of where you stood when you had the dream can aid in shedding light upon the dream.

When it comes to dream interpretation, your interpretation can definitely improve.

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James Cobb, RN, MSN, is an emergency department nurse and the founder of the Dream Recovery System. His goal is to provide his readers with simple, actionable ways to improve their health and maximize their quality of life. 


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