Dreams.com offers eight specific techniques for interpreting your dreams. Here is dream interpretation technique eight…
Dream Interpretation Tip #8
Fantasize an outcome to an unresolved dream. You can do this through meditation, writing, drawing, or any other way that fits for you. Through fantasy, the conscious and subconscious parts of our minds can work together to draw valuable conclusions.
A client of mine had an extremely disturbing nightmare from which she awoke before it had resolved. Though she was still scared of the images, she agreed to finish the dream with my guidance. This is the dream and the ensuing fantasy:
I am in a forest. There are lots of people around. Although they are sitting upright with their eyes open, staring, I sense they are dead. Suddenly they stand and begin to walk toward me, encircling me, staring not at me but through me, their arms outstretched as if reaching out to grab me. As they move steadily toward me, tightening the circle, I awake in fear.
Through guided imagery (similar to meditation but with a facilitator) I directed my client back into her dream. This time, as the circle tightened:
They’re coming closer and closer. I’m scared. I can sense they want something from me but I don’t know what it is. I have nothing to give them… but… LOVE. I suddenly realize I’m holding a handful of crystals. I put one into the cold hand of one of the people and close his fingers around it. The hand turns warm and his eyes come to life! He turns and walks away. One by one I repeat the process until each of them has become warm and alive and has gone on his or her way. I am at peace now.
She came out of the fantasy feeling warm and alive herself, empowered by having walked through her fear. We were able to interpret the dream and identify the conflict in her life that the dream was portraying, and the fantasy enabled her to see what action she needed to take to resolve it.
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I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams.
– D. H. Lawrence