Why Study Dreams?
I believe in dreams, for my brain works sharpest when I am asleep”
Have you ever slept on a problem and awakened with the solution the next morning?
Most people have, and here you will find tips for developing this innate skill. Researchers now explore how the mind works in sleep to assess and solve creative, personal, and career problems. But for centuries at least, people have had a saying for this extraordinary problem solving skill we tap into at night: “Sleep On It” is a common phrase in many languages: “La unit porte conseille,” and “La notte porta consiglio,” are the French and the Italian versions. Even when you forget your dreams, ideas come to you as you awaken or as you step into your steamy shower. Did you know that you can actually write down your question before you turn out the light and reliably awake the next morning with all or part of the solution in mind, either in a dream, or in the shower!
Your mind works actively every night reviewing what you learned the day before, working out new points of view and solutions to the problems you face. To fully harvest all that mental labor however, one must learn the language of dreams–visual metaphor. Once you learn to put into words the visual images of your dreams, your waking mind is much quicker at catching on to the parallels in your waking situation. By example, and through discussion of the Dream Interview method, this site will help you get to the very personal, very practical meanings and solutions your dreams offer you every morning.
What you will not find here is a focus on the paranormal, new age, and dogmatic or superstitious dimensions of dreaming. We shall focus all our energies on using the products of our sleeping brain to improve our insight and abilities to assess and solve life’s personal, professional, and creative issues.
In our dream blogs you will find references to the latest research in the meaning and uses of dreams and many applications of the Dream Interview Method of interpretation. After being disappointed in the rigidity or the vagueness of other methods of interpreting dreams I developed this method of interpret aiming att creating a transparent, non-dogmatic, secular approach in the form of a dialogue between dreamer and interpreter (interviewer) that focuses on revealing the insightful metaphors within the dream and at helping the dreamer find ways to apply those insights to his or her life. Most often, we do not have the luxury of a dream analyst, or even a friend to interview us, therefore the dreamer plays both roles, methodically asking herself the carefully crafted dream interview questions crafted for each major dream element. My posts and my books will describe and demonstrate this approach.
As you finally understand the practical aspects of your dreaming mind, you will be flabbergasted at how accurate, insightful, and useful your dreams can be! Give it a try, and let us know how you have implemented your dream-generated insights into your relationships, your self-confidence, and your career!