Ever since I can remember I have had the most bizarre dreams that I couldn't figure out what the meaning was behind them, until an event would happen, and it would feel like all the puzzle pieces would suddenly fall into place. I researched many websites and books that claimed to interpret dreams, but none of the meanings made any sense or seemed to fit. After several frustrating years, I finally understood that dreams are not cookie cutter. They are unique and individually relate to the dreamer based on each of our unique life experiences. For example, I love big dogs, and if there is a large dog in my dream, it would be a peaceful, loving dream. Whereas another person may be scared of large dogs because they were bit by one as a child, so a dream with a large dog may be quite frightening.
For this reason, I offer dream analysis as one of my services, not to be confused with dream interpretation. I sit down with my clients and ask them about their life. Have there been recent developments that may be causing stress or anxiety or any other strong emotions? From there we analyze the different symbols as the client focuses on each one and describes how each symbol makes them feel. I find dream analysis comes easily to me because of my empathic ability which allows me to experience the dream and emotions secondhand and with an unbiased viewpoint.
A recent client of mine reached out to me because he was concerned about the intense and disturbing dreams he was having. He shared two of his dreams with me, which he has given me permission to share with you. In the first dream a lion was lose and was chasing people all over the streets. People were running and climbing on top of roofs to get out of the lion's reach. Once he made it to one of the rooftops, he looked down and saw others being mauled. This was a disturbing dream, to say the least. The second dream took place on an airplane. The airplane was experiencing intense turbulence and suddenly began crashing. Just before hitting the ground, the plane was once again under control and made a smooth landing.
After a brief conversation, I learned that he had been working increased hours at work, getting less sleep, and not having enough time to destress through sports like he was normally used to. Through our analysis, we discovered that the lion and the airplane represented stress and anxiety, physically, mentally and emotionally. However, as stressful as both the lion and airplane were, both dreams ended with his safety. There was no real harm coming to him, but his body was literally in shock, reaching out to him subconsciously asking him to slow down. He is happy to report that after this discovery and an adjustment to his schedule, the overwhelming dreams have stopped.
I would love to hear from you about what your dreams are and what they mean. What is your subconscious trying to tell you, and are you listening?
∞ Danica Simone ∞
Check out the video below, "Groove Grove" by Kevin MacLeod for the soundtrack to this post. Enjoy!
Title: Groove Grove
Artist: Kevin MacLeod
Genre: Jazz & Blues
Groove Grove by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)