reflection of dreams

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All dreams hold an underlying theme to which the dreamer relates. Dreams interpret one’s reality and thoughts through symbols and actions that take place within one’s dream. Dreams, nightmares, and even cases of déjà vu reflect one’s reality and thoughts and even the emotions one feels during that time period. Archetypes reflect one’s self in different ways. Every detail, even the minutest element in one’s won dream holds the importance and must be considered when analyzing one’s dream. Each symbol represents a feeling, a mood, a memory or something from your unconscious mind (“Dream”). Look closely at the characters, animals objects, places, emotions, and even colors and numbers that are depicted in one’s dream. Even the most trivial symbol holds significance (“Dream”). Dream dictionaries, along with one’s own personal experiences, memories and circumstances serve to guide one through a meaningful and personalized interpretation. With practice, one can gain an understanding of the cryptic messages one’s dreams are trying to tell oneself (“Dream”). As everyday life becomes more stressful and traumatic the human being needs to allow one’s self to use dreams as a safety valve or curative tool (Kenneth). It is almost as though one’s own dream dictionary is stored in an accessible form (Ball). Archetypes represent one’s self even if one doesn’t know it. The Self is the Archetype of potential (Ball). The Self always presents itself, but has been hidden behind the necessary development of the personality. It becomes a symbol of wholeness which we are able to work with to create a sustainable future. It guides the inner self which one needs to understand and trust. When negative or destructive images occur connected with this part, one ... ... middle of paper ... ...ally neglects this side. Everyone has his or her individual Shadow, and it is nearly always the worst side of him that he or she has failed to recognize (Ball). Works Cited Ball, Pamela. 10000 Träume Symbole Und Ihre Bedeutung Von A Bis Z; München: Goldmann, 2005. Print. "Dream Dictionary (10,000 Dreams Interpreted - by Gustavus Hindman Miller)." Dream Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2014. "Dream." Dream Moods Dream Dictionary: Meanings For Symbols That Begin With A. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. Kenneth, John. "Modern Day Use of Dreams." Ezine Articles. N.p., 6 Dec. 2009. Web. 25 Apr. 2014. Lukeman, Alex. Nightmares: How to Make Sense of Your Darkest Dreams. New York: M. Evans, 2000. Print. Miller, Gustavus Hindman. 10000 Dreams Interpreted. Toronto: Coles, 1990. Print. "Welcome to Dream Forth!" Dreamforthcom Most Popular RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2014.

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