About Dream interpretation
Dream interpretation is the process by which one derives meaning from one’s dreams. This is an age-old practice that dates back to the ancient civilizations of Babylon and Egypt. Through time, various methods have been employed by different groups and individuals to unlock the hidden meaning of dreams. Dream interpretation continues to hold a significant following in modern times especially with the advent of newer technology to study the different sleep and dream processes. A major factor in the continuing public interest also is the rising field of paranormal psychology which has made considerable strides in understanding paranormal phenomena associated with the dreaming state and lucid dreaming.
There are many advantages that can be gained from dream interpretation. Dream interpretation can help one make considerable decisions in his or her life. During the dreaming state, one’s innermost desires and motivations are said to be more strongly manifested. External stimuli that distract one’s attention during the waking state are also absent during the dreaming state. Many people are thus under the belief that the mind functions more clearly during the dreaming state and the hidden or subtle messages contained in dreams can be help one make the right decisions.
Dream interpretation can also be effective in unearthing internal conflicts that need to be addressed by the dreamer. By properly interpreting his dreams, one can act on the conflicts that are being manifested in his dreams and thus promote his own psychological well-being. Repressed traumatic experiences which are subconsciously hindering a person from moving on with his life may be represented in dreams. In many cases, the subconscious is trying to make use of one’s dreams to call attention to the emotional and psychological blocks which are weighing him down.
The interpretation of dreams relies largely on the recognition that dreams and dreaming have a purpose in our lives. The main function, then, of dream interpretation is to facilitate the communication between the dream and the dreamer so that the dreamer can make use of the help offered to him by his dreams. For this reason, dream interpretation is not only considered an interesting activity but also considered by many to be an essential element to achieve a harmonious relationship between his subconscious and his conscious self