Below a Dream Therapist shares the perspective of the interpretation of dreams
Can the dream interpretation process be a valid method for self-growth?
My answer is Yes.
But to answer the question of how can the interpretation of dreams help with personal self-growth?…well… to be frank, I have no straight answers.
All I can say is that the guiding hand of the intelligence of the soul or higher self or Source works in mysterious ways. The dream interpretation process can help you uncover the magic of the intelligence of the soul.
An understanding of the interpretation of dreams is the most direct way of tapping into this cosmic intelligence. This is one of the easier methods when compared to other means such as clairvoyance training and other psychic developments. The reason for this ease is that most of us dream at some point!
Interestingly, the dream interpretation process can also be applied in other areas too. It can be and has been used successfully to interpret the symbols of our clairvoyant vision while in meditation. Understanding the symbology can assist one in bridging a transition to higher and more abstract means of knowing.
There are certain skills that I feel are important for the successful dream interpretation process. One of which is a developed intuition. Unfortunately, this faculty is something that no dream interpretation software or tool can have. It is something that only we ourselves can nurture in the interpretation of dreams.
Intuition is what binds and creates recognizable connections to the seemingly unrelated dream visions and symbols.
The dream interpretation process reviews the structures of the connections into a cohesive and meaningful message.
Intuition is not mental reasoning. It is simply that inner knowing of feeling and sensing, that is beyond logic and reasoning.
Intuition is in fact a real cognitive process. Unfortunately, our modern civilization is heavily ‘mental-rationalization driven’ and therefore is not in the capacity to validate a higher-order process such as intuition. In another word, we have been placing too much emphasis on logic, proving, and reasoning. In the dream interpretation process, we are allowed to be able to rely on our intuition and spiritual connection.
Intuition, sometimes it doesn’t tell you the outcomes of events. In my case, it is simply an inner knowing that explains and provides answers. There is a flow and ease.
If the thoughts are those of how superior one really is and is smacked with elitism and pride, then one better takes a closer assessment, before getting too carried away. These thoughts might not be intuitions. If they imply things like “You will be rich and famous if you do this’ or ‘she must be wrong as I am smarter’, do double-check. That thought may be coming from the part of the ego/personality associated with body-mind survival.
Take a breath, connect to that which feels truthful and calm and you will yield results. The interpretation of dreams is very much an art and not hard science, much like meditation it can provide some insight where you may need it the most.