Have you ever had weird dreams? Ones so interesting that as soon as you woke up from them you wanted figure out their meaning? Or even desperately try to fall back asleep so you could continue those amazing dreams? Or maybe you only remember one little segment and you spent the rest of your day trying to figure out these dreams.
Your dreams may be telling you something. Some instances may be more memorable, as some claim they don’t even dream at all. Philisophers, Psychologists and Scientists alike have wondered what our dreams are trying to tell us. Perhaps the most famous dream researchers of all, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung proposed a few common theories and points on dreams.
Sigmund Freud referred to a dream term called “Day Residue”. An example of this might be where you had a fight with someone on the road when they cut you off in traffic. After that day you might dream about being afraid to ever drive on your own again, for fear that you might experience a similar situation. Your dream with this day residue in it will show you that you can conquer that fear, whether you really feel that way or not!
Carl Jung, another famous dream researcher who worked very closely with Freud explored other ways of dreaming. He performed a lot of work on lucid dreams, the kind of dreams you can have where you are dreaming, and know you are dreaming. Maybe you are dreaming about a long awaited reunion with a lover, but know in your heart of hearts you are just enjoying the fantasy of dream land until you can see them in person again.
Jung, Freud, and other researchers also discussed hypnapompic and hypnagogic dreams. These are the dreams you have right before you wake up, and right before you go to sleep respectively. For example, when you wake up in the morning and feel like you need to call someone right away, chances are you were just dreaming about them a few minutes before you woke up.
These are just a few of the millions of examples of dream interpretation that can help you navigate the secrets of your subconscious, so that you can navigate the secrets of your day to day life as well.
What are your dreams really telling you?