What Do Transformations In Dreams Mean?

When properly understood, dreams can transform us.

But within the dream itself, transformations often happen.

Dreams aren’t bound by the rules of the waking world. The Laws of Physics don’t apply.

Dreams operate under their own laws.

The first law is that if you can think it, you can dream it.

The second one is that everything you dream about comes to you for a reason.

Transformation dreams can be weird.

A friend can change into a much-loved pet.

You can dissolve into the Earth, becoming part of it.

A stranger can turn into a wolf.

If it’s possible to think it, in a dream, it’s possible to do it.

A transformation in a dream suggests a relationship

When one thing presents itself in a dream and then turns into something else, your subconscious is suggesting a relationship.

Your conscious mind might not see the relationship, but your subconscious mind does.

When you’re trying to understand this dream, make a list of what both symbols mean to you.

If you dreamed about your friend who transformed into this dog, ask yourself what you friend and the dog mean to you. Your subconscious has identified a relationship.

Then, look for a relationship between the symbols.

How does the symbol make you feel?

What kind of emotion does the symbol promote within you? Note it.

Dreams, fundamentally, are a form of communication.

We usually think of communication as between ourselves and others, maybe one other person or the whole world outside of ourselves.

Dreams are different. They’re between the subconscious and conscious mind.

A message has a sender and receiver.

In self-communication, the sender is the subconscious. The receiver is the conscious mind. The message is the dream itself.

The thing is, the communication is not in English or any other spoken language. It’s in symbols.

It’s easy to take the receiver, also known as the listener for granted–even if the listener is you.

You shouldn’t. That, too, helps you understand your dream.

Communicating within yourself should be easier than communicating with other people.

When you talk to others, you’ve got to look to see how they’re taking what you’re telling them. Are they paying attention? Do they understand?

Nevertheless, look inward. Ask yourself how the dream made you feel?

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James Cobb, RN, MSN is the founder of the Dream Recovery System, a website dedicated to improved sleep, and helping people understand their dreams. 

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