How To Efficiently Learn From Your Dreams

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Remember this: there’s always a reason why you have a certain dream. 

You can dream about anything; why that particular thing?

If you have similar dreams over the course of two or three days, it’s normal. If these similar dreams stretch on for weeks and months, you should ask yourself why. That’s a heckuva long season in your life.

It might be because you’re not learning the lessons that you need to learn from your dreams.

Why aren’t you learning what you need to?

You might be getting stuck on a particular thought or belief that doesn’t match reality. Perhaps the issue is multifaceted and complicated. Maybe you’re only seeing part of the problem. There could be a lot of reasons.

How can you efficiently learn the lessons? 

Oftentimes, learning takes place automatically. The system we have built within our body works. We have the dream, learn the lesson, and nothing further happens. 

This works fine when the information isn’t complicated. The information intertwines with what we already know.

What happens when we’ve got to change something we do? What if it’s something we dread doing? Change can be welcome and easy, but it’s not always that way.

In those situations, learning needs to be more active.

For starters, you’ve got to understand what the dream was about. Try using the Three-Step Dream Interpretation Process. It doesn’t have to take long. Once you practice doing it, you can do it in minutes. 

This is the first step to understanding what dream psychologists call latent dream content. Understanding what the dream or dreams are about is the first step to doing something. 

What happens when you’re stuck

That doesn’t mean you can’t get stuck. 

Some problems are stubborn. They can take years to resolve or improve.

You can brainstorm solutions. You can read books, read articles on the Internet, and watch video after video on the topic.

You can hire experts. You can ask your friends.

Depending on the problem, none of those actions guarantee that you’ll fix it.

You’re the one who must convince yourself you’re doing something about the issue. 

Interpret the dream. Take the warning or comment from yourself seriously. If you do that, you’ll go about facing your challenges as efficiently and as smartly as possible.


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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