by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
Did you ever have a dream that seemed so bizarre that you weren’t sure what it meant? Our dreams are the gateway to our subconscious mind which can reveal a lot more to what is going on in our lives than what we can interpret from the dream.
Our dreams are played out in metaphors because the reality behind these metaphors can often be overwhelming.
For example, if an office manager is dreaming about his secretary opening and closing file cabinet drawers, then the act (and motion) of pushing a drawer in and out would represent this manager’s inner desire to have sexual intercourse with his secretary with the metaphor of sex being the in and out motion of file cabinet drawers by the secretary. Another example would be a man who sees a building-sized tire about to roll over him. This dream doesn’t mean something bad is about to happen to this man. The tire represents the stressors in his life that are overwhelming.
As a Psychology major in college with a Masters degree in Human Services, I’ve taken an advanced class on the Psychology of Sleep and Dreams. As a child and family therapist, I’ve used dream analysis to help my clients overcome obstacles in their lives but recently, I have seen an interesting twist that has not been covered in dream analysis: which would be metaphysical and spiritual interpretations.
SPIRITUAL PSYCHOLOGY: Blind people have dreams. In conventions for the blind, they often segregate themselves as being born blind versus being advantageously blind (where blindness occured after being able to see). My advantageously blind Psychology of Sleep and Dreams professor stated that once he went blind, he still retained the ability to see in his dreams, but after a while, his dreams became more sensory related to touch, smell and sound versus visual cognition.
Most dream analysis websites give wonderful explanations of what any symbol represents in your dreams. The two I use most often are DreamMoods and Glamour Dream Analysis. The one thing they lack are spiritual and metaphysical interpretations of what these symbols might mean.
For example, in a typical dream analysis, climbing up a ladder usually represents a promotion or a new level of achievement but a spiritual or metaphysical interpretation may also indicate ascension or a DNA upgrade.
I have also found that once you have cleared most fears in your life, your dreams become more predictable of the future. For example, my ex moved 1,200 miles away from me with my daughter. Shortly afterwards, I had a dream where I was walking to my car with my daughter in the same state that she moved to, but the car was covered in an egg shell. A few weeks after the dream, I was offered a job in the state where my daughter was living and moved back there on Easter weekend. The egg shell represented Easter (eggs) and I arrived on Easter day to see my daughter!
The bottom line is to address whatever is going on in your subconscious mind in order to get to the point of where your dreams become prophetic or futuristic. In doing so, you’ll learn a lot about yourself, your fears or inner desires. We may never have completely prophetic dreams as daily occurrences and obstacles seem to bring us back to dreaming in metaphors about something that occurred that particular day, but at least we can address these issues or try to find a positive outcome for why we are having these dreams through dream analysis.
What do you dream about? Do you have repetitive dreams? Are your dreams spiritual or metaphysical? Have you ever dreampt about UFO’s or being aboard one? What do you think these dreams mean? Comment below!
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About the Author:
Gregg Prescott, M.S. is the founder and editor of In5D and BodyMindSoulSpirit. You can find his In5D Radio shows on the In5D Youtube channel. He is also a transformational speaker and promotes spiritual, metaphysical and esoteric conferences in the United States through In5dEvents. His love and faith for humanity motivates him to work in humanity’s best interests 12-15+ hours a day, 365 days a year. Please like and follow In5D on Facebook as well as BodyMindSoulSpirit on Facebook!