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How to Interpret Dreams. Ill discuss several theories on dream interpretation. In an online article published in January 2005 entitled How Dreams Work, Lee Ann Obringer discusses a theory from Sigmund Freud, a leading dream theorist.

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How to Interpret Dreams I once had a dream where I was in the middle of a war. I was walking in between an exchange of bullets and missiles from both sides and as I looked to my left, I was shocked to find my father with me. Just as soon as I had begun shouting for him to protect himself, I see an arrow fly towards him, killing him. I woke up screaming, captivated by the imagery and what it all meant. That dream marked the beginning of my interest in dream interpretation. How many of you have had a dream that had you questioning its' meaning and where it came from? In a July 2009 online article entitled "Why Do We Dream? Top Dream Theories," Kendra Cherry states understanding dreams are important in helping solve problems, processing experiences, and providing insight. ...read more.


Now that we have talked about what theorists believe about dream meanings and their origins, lets discuss some of the most common dreams and their interpretation. Several common themes found in dreams are shown in this video that I am going to show you. In Lee Ann Obringer's online article, Obringer states that one of the most common dreams is one where the dreamer is falling. Obringer recognizes this dream as symbolizing a situation within that persons' life that is out of that person's control. Another common dream is being naked in a public setting or at a social event. The interpretation here, according to Obringer, is that there is something the dreamer is trying to hide and therefore feels exposed. According to the Why We Dream website, there is also a common nightmares shared by people where someone or something is chasing the dreamer. This indicates that the dreamer is running away from a problem that is bothering them. ...read more.


Does it remind you of any situations? According to the website Dream Visions, the brain draws from your own personal experience and memories to form dreams and that although you may have dreams that include other people, those people are actually symbols of who you are. Answering those questions will help you understand the dream in terms relating only to you, the dreamer. To sum up, I have discussed dreams according to experts in dream theory, common dream interpretation and how to interpret dreams yourself to better understand dreams and where they come from. The dream I had with my father dying, helped me identify a personal conflict within me that I was torn between, symbolized by the war. And the image of death in my dream helped me see a part of me that I was losing due to the choice I had to make. This new personal insight and inspiration was provided only through dream interpretation. With practice, anyone can learn the language of dreams and what they have to offer. ...read more.

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