#30 in the series 33 Ways to work with your Dreams is one I rarely ever actually use. But I know many other excellent dream workers who use this one frequently with amazing results.
#30- Isolate the parts of speech.
If I dream about a bird, that may tell me one thing. But if I dream about a blue, angry, stubborn bird, that adds a completely new dimension to my understanding of the symbol of ‘bird’. The more thorough your dream recall, the more quickly and clearly the dream messages can be excavated.
Breaking apart a dream based on parts of speech may lead to some startling discoveries.
To use this method of isolating the parts of speech, write (or type) the dream out in its entirety. Then on a separate piece of paper, write headings at the top of columns- Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb and so on. Then as you read over your dream one sentence at a time, list the parts of speech in the proper column.
And finally, study the parts of speech list you’ve created. Does any of it remind you of something going on in waking life currently? Does any of the combination of words spark your memory of some event from your past? Is any of the terminology something that seems odd or out of place?
This type of inquiry can allow your logical mind, your left-brained thinking, play a more prominent role in the mostly creative, right-brained world of working with dreams.
Y’all let me know if this works for you. I know a few writer friends who find this way of working with dreams particularly juicy and productive!
I look forward to hearing from you in the comments, or on social media. I welcome your questions and if you want me to work with your dream, I offer email dream interpretations and private one-to-one dream coaching sessions!