Many events in our lives have visible and invisible effects on our mind and most of the time, we are unaware of what disturbs our consiousness. Dreams are the portals through which our conscious percieves the decaying thoughts within our subconscious. They are the doorways to the deeper, more advanced regions of the mind and a gateway into an individuals subconscious.
Since our brain is considered the Central Processing Unit of our Body, recurrent dreams or regular nightmares can have a strenuous affect on our entire being and at some point of our life, it becomes relevant to interpret and uncover the hidden meaning behind our dreams. The reasons for repititive dreams lie within ones own self and hence it is vital to shoulder our own responsibility and try to understand them through careful and thorough self-examination.
Analysing or interpreting a dream is not a tedious task. Upon doing so, we can expect to understand our most passionate and intimate emotions which had, in the past, been locked away in the curvatures of our minds. Strong emotions could well be related to personal matters such as a untimely death of a family member or failing an exam. These feelings resurface when we begin to comprehend the meaning of our dreams and are faced to deal with the actual underlying problem. The desire to willingly remember a dream is not impossible, all we need to do is practice recalling them when awake.
We all have a unique personality and are connected to our reality through both the conscious and subconscious. Our subconscious mind may trigger our sixth sense while our concious might practically foresee a potential danger. What we think of and ignore or intentionally ignore and avoid thinking about is portrayed in the form of dreams and since we are all unique, with our very own unique thoughts and actions, therefore it remains upto us to identify the reason for our positive and negative dreams. Interestingly enough, most of the informative websites for dream interpretation are based on 50% to 60% of possible meanings of dreams, compiled together after years of research and studies on individuals like us.
Unlike normal dreams, Lucid dreams can be brought upon by hypnosis, drugs, mantras or relaxing music. In this method, once asleep, the individual makes a consicous effort to be aware of his surroundings in order to understand his dreams. If he tries to hard, he may be awakened entirely by the effort and may loose faith. Yet again, if he succeeds, his mind remains awake while his body rests or in other words, he attains an awakened conscious in his sleep.
Lucid dreams look and feel realistic. Most of the times, individuals manage to gain control over what they wish to dream about, where to go and who to meet. They can awaken from their dreams at will if they expect danger ahead or face fear of any kind and they can also stop dreaming at will, if they feel that their dream has elapsed its expected time-frame, has changed location or involves unexpected people or situations. Some individuals have mastered the skills of lucid dreaming to such an extent that they can let a dream run its full-course or begin dreaming about something entirely different. Such experienced lucid dreamers practice journaling their thoughts and dreams together, as they are aware that collaborating both can give them better insight into their subconscious and visualised dreams.
For beginners, the draw-backs of lucid-dreaming would mean restless nights and fear of unearthly creatures, spirits and ghosts, hence it is recommended to begin slow. On the contrary, the positive aspect of lucid dreaming, includes health, body and mind benefits. The practice, primarily, initiates a deep desire to understand the working of our subconscious mind in order to benefit from dreams and learn from them. Such dreams can be a stepping stone or our ladder of success in upcoming, new or proposed business ventures and may well offer insight, practical ideas, tips and benefits of persuing a certain investment or long-term goal.
Repeated dreams, on the other hand, usually mean that we have not been able to clearly percieve, what our subconscious is trying to tell us repeatedly and as opposed to learning from our dreams, we allow our mind to take complete control over us while asleep.
When we interpret our own dreams, we are infact, unlocking the many secrets that overwhelm and gnaw at our subdued sunconscious. No matter what, how and when we dream, it remains an understated fact that we are all unique individuals and our mysterious dreams merely portray our own reality and persona.