3 Steps To Face Your Nightmares

3 Steps To Face Your Nightmares

Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” is a great song about a child and his nightmares, but there’s nothing great about shaking with fear and lying in a pool of sweat from having a bad dream. Nightmares can shake the strongest, toughest person to their core. That’s because they reveal our deepest fears. Some people feel once you’re…

How To Make Sense of Déjà Vu

How To Make Sense of Déjà Vu

So you’ve seen something you think you’ve seen before, somewhere. How? It’s a mind-bending concept. I remember this happening! But then another thought quickly follows: How did I do that? What? Wait . . . It’s tidier to lose the wonder and mystery of your experience and shove it all into a common term: déjà…

Go Deep To Interpret a Puzzling Dream

Go Deep To Interpret a Puzzling Dream

Sometimes you’ve got to go deep within your mind to understand and interpret your dream. They say nothing worthwhile is ever easy. And it’s not true. Many worthwhile things are easy: brushing your teeth and getting dressed, for example. Those things are so easy that they get taken for granted. They’re also very worthwhile. Plenty…

What Are Dreams?

What Are Dreams?

What is a dream? This isn’t an easy question to answer. There are a lot of different opinions and only a few points of consensus. Here’s one definition: Dreams are a phenomena that happens primarily when sleeping, whether remembered or not. They’re a type of communication between the subconscious mind and the conscious. This communication…

What You Know and Don’t Know

What You Know and Don’t Know

Part 1/7 “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.”   Donald Rumsfeld When former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said…

The Meanings of The Symbols In Your Dream Can Change

The Meanings of The Symbols In Your Dream Can Change

Here’s yet another reason why dream interpretation dictionaries and websites are useless for understanding the meaning of your dreams: the implications of the symbols themselves can change from dream to dream. The actual meaning of the symbol depends on the context of the symbols and events of the dream. The context changes between dreams. The…

Your Subconscious Often Talks In Archetypes

Your Subconscious Often Talks In Archetypes

And modern education has made you poorly equipped to understand it when it does One “good” thing about taking a literature course these days is the Internet. It can make it less time-consuming. Yet, as it is in many areas, the Internet is a double-edged sword. It cuts both ways. Literature courses often have onerous…

Quick Dream, Long Time

Quick Dream, Long Time

The time it takes to understand a dream can be much longer than it takes to have it. It’s one key point when it comes to dream interpretation. Unbound by physical constraints, unlike other information transmitted through your five primary senses, dreams are more than pictures: they’re communications affecting all the senses. You’re making a…

What Makes A Dream A Vision?

What Makes A Dream A Vision?

When you call someone a “dreamer,” it’s something of an insult. Yet, when you call someone a “visionary,” that’s high praise. Why? What’s the difference? There’s not that much beyond the way the word sounds, the connotation it carries. To many people’s way of thinking, dreaming connotes pie-in-the-sky fancies. Impractical ideas. Something that doesn’t work…

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