Today, once again, we’ll look a 2 items on our list (33 Ways to work with your Dreams)
#17- Look for the standout symbols
Even in very strange dreams, something can stand out as more odd than the rest of the components. These oddballs practically scream out for you to pay attention to them. I won’t try and suggest examples of this because the variations are absolutely endless.Think about a dream you’ve had recently and isolate the most bizarre part. If you cannot, then pick the most bizarre one or two parts.
Oddballs in dreams tell us something very specific. They’re like a flashing arrow that says, “Start here.” or “hey, you! This is important.” The standout symbols can help you filter out a single starting place from which to begin to untangle the wild complexities in a dream.
Once you’ve selected the standout in a dream, use this next strategy to gain new insights from it.
#18- Apply the 6 Magic Questions
This set of questions works because we assume that every aspect of a dream is an aspect of the dreamer. When you apply the 6 magic questions, you take one part (the standout symbol you’ve chosen to work with) and you journal the following as if you were that character, action, or thing. The only guideline here is that it isn’t a good idea to be yourself from the dream or to be a person from the dream who you actually know in waking life. Otherwise, choose any other aspect of the dream to fill in the blanks and journal the following:
- I am the (blank).
- As the (blank), my purpose is ______.
- I like being (blank), because _____.
- I dislike being (blank), because _____.
- As (blank), my biggest fear is _____.
- As (blank), my greatest desire is _____.
Seriously, y’all, this can be a very moving experience. I encourage you to try it once and see. Learn more about the 6 Magic Questions here.
Sweet Readers, I hope you’re enjoying this post series. 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!