Destination DreamspaceConfidently Follow Your Intuition By Unlocking The Clues From Your Dreams
MODULE 5: The Story Arc
Today’s lesson is the last lesson in Destination Dreamspace! The information in this module will help you start to pull together all of the dream elements and meanings you’ve learned about thus far and show you how to start to apply meaning and context to your dream symbols.
Before You Start:
- Have a pen and paper handy to take notes.
Congratulations! This your last lesson in the Destination Dreamspace course!
Last week you learned a little bit about dream symbols and you’ve been able to identify a few of the symbols from your own dreams as well as pop into the Facebook group and leave some feedback on other dreams in the group about what you think the symbols mean.
In today’s Lesson, you’re going to learn how to pull together everything you’ve learned over the last four weeks and use my simple dream interpretation formula to decipher what exactly your dream is trying to tell you.
Everyone Dreams Differently
One thing that is important for us to understand is that we all have our own specific dream style, but there will be one or two that tend to occur the most for you. The more familiar you are with your own dream style, the easier it’s going to be for you to start to interpret your own dream symbols.
Types of dream styles include, but are not limited to:
- Highly symbolic
- One liner
Some dreams tend to be very abstract. What I mean by that is they’re disjointed, they don’t necessarily follow a logical, chronological storyline. They’re highly symbolic and feature things that wouldn’t ordinarily occur in everyday life.
Other people have very logical, chronological dreams with a very distinct storyline that is easy to follow and makes total sense from a storytelling perspective.
Some people have lots of dialogue in their dreams, whereas other people may have one or two really memorable lines.
Sometimes we experience our dreams as though they are happening to us, and other times we experience them from the standpoint of an observer.
Dream Interpretation Framework
Now it’s time to talk about my dream interpretation framework and how you can use it to understand what everything means. You’ll get a downloadable set of instructions for this that you can keep once this lesson is over – it’s located under the downloads section beneath the lesson.
1. Make a list of all of your major dream symbols. The better you get at this, the more symbols you can add from the dream, but to start off – just pick the most obvious ones.
2. Next to each symbol, write how you felt in relation to it during the dream. Be sure to include any and all details about how it appeared, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant.
3. Look up the meaning of your symbol in the dream dictionary. If there’s not a definition for that specific symbol, lookup one that may be similar. For example, if you can’t find “galley cook” look up “chef” instead.
4. Underneath your first description, write the definition of the dream symbol you found, as well as any personal associations you may have.
Here’s an example from one of my own dreams:
I dreamed that I’d gotten a tattoo on my leg and I wasn’t happy about how it looked.
Tattoo: I was angry b/c I wasn’t happy with the way it looked
To dream that you have tattoos represent your sense of individuality and the desire to stand out in a crowd. You want to be unique and different from everybody else, particularly if you do not have any tattoos in real life.
Now associate the feeling with the dream meaning:
I was angry because I wasn’t happy with my sense of individuality.
Here’s another example from a client of mine’s dream:
She dreamed about walking around a giant pond filled with waste water and she was trying really hard to avoid falling in.
Sewer Water: I was worried about falling in and trying to avoid it
To see sewage in your in dream represents your rejected or shameful emotions. It also symbolic of low esteem.
Now associate the feeling with the dream meaning:
There are rejected and shameful emotions that I am avoiding because I’m worried about the consequences of facing them.
Here’s a third example:
Black Dog: It chased me across the yard and I was scared
To see a black colored dog in your dream symbolizes the shadow aspect of a friend. The dark side of someone close to you is being revealed and you are able to see through to their true intentions.
Being Chased: To dream that you are being chased signifies that you are avoiding a situation that you do not think is conquerable. It is a metaphor for some form of insecurity. In particular, to dream that you are chased by an animal represents your own unexpressed and unacknowledged anger which is being projected onto that animal.
You are angry about some negative qualities your friend is exhibiting but are afraid to confront the friend for fear of the consequences.
There’s actually two symbols here – the black dog and being chased, so you want to look them both up.
Symbolism Tells a Story
After you’ve looked at the meaning of each major dream symbol as well as what it may mean to you on a personal level, you can start to piece them together to create a story.
Cause & Effect
Does one symbol in the dream exert an effect on another symbol?
Example: If you dreamed that military personnel shot down a UFO, they were the cause of the crash. So you would look up the meaning of:
Soldier: To see or dream that you are a soldier signifies discipline, structure, rigidity and your staunch attitude. You are imposing your opinions and feelings on others.
UFO: Dreaming that spaceships are falling out of the sky and crashing into earth implies that your ideas may be too outlandish and far-fetched. Perhaps you have set unrealistic goals for yourself and you are just setting yourself up for failure.
Applying What You’ve Found
Once you’ve written out all of the dream symbols and their meanings, apply them to what you’ve been going through in your daily life. Are there any personal associations you may make with the dream symbols given that connect even more dots?
The End: Time to Wake Up!
And that concludes lesson 5 of Destination Dreamspace!
Your final homework assignment is to download the Dream Interpretation Worksheet below, choose three dreams from your dream journal and follow the interpretation formula.
Post the results in the Facebook group, and use your newfound skills to help at least twi others with their dreams.
Everything that you’ve learned up to this point will give you the fundamental tools and knowledge that you need to become an expert at interpreting your own dreams. The only thing left for you do now is continue practicing. And you’re welcome to stick around and continue participating in the dream forum on Facebook for as long as you like!
- Download the Dream Interpretation Worksheet.
- Choose three dreams from your dream journal and follow the interpretation formula.
- Post the results in the Facebook group, and use your newfound skills to help at least 2 others with their dreams.
I’m very active there and do my best to comment on all of the dreams posted. Other members are welcome to test their dream skills on yours as well.
Have a question? Post it to the Facebook group. I try to respond to questions daily.
COMPLETE YOUR ASSIGNMENT
Congratulations! You’ve completed the course!
Upon completion of Module 5, you should be equipped with all of the tools you need to connect with you intuition through your dreams.