Today, in 33 Ways to work with your Dreams, we’ll tackle 2 ideas at the same time; both involve stringing things together.
#12 String similar dream symbols together AND #13 String similarly timed dreams together
Looking at each of these separately will help you see what I mean. Ha! Did you see what happened there? I said we’ll be stringing things together but then the first thing I did is take them apart? Ah, I kill me sometimes.
Anyway, the first suggestion for today is to string similar dream symbols together.
That means when you dream of a red car in one dream and then it shows up again in a different dream later, it could help you connect the meaning of both dreams. I have a client who frequently dreams of babies that she is responsible for, but which are not her own. Another client often dreams of being up on top of tall buildings. The dreams are vastly different but the symbol is recurring. So, if you are working a dream and need a new perspective, try asking, ‘Where in another dream have I seen any of these symbols?’ Your mind is creative in that dreams pull from a vast library of images, but it doesn’t use them at random. Use similarities to clue you in on why your mind chose a certain symbol more than once.
Along the same lines, you could try stringing similarly time dreams together.
By similarly timed, I just mean dreams within a certain time frame. Because dreams are often connected to whatever issue or situation we are concerned with in waking life, it would be very useful to look at a group of dreams you during a period on your life. If you’re an active dreamer, you would look at dreams you have across a few days. And if you are an infrequent dreamer, you might look at dreams you have over a period of a few weeks. Write out each dream and then scan them for similarities. Maybe they all have a certain character or maybe the mood of the dreams is all the same. Maybe they all have water in them or the main character is running in all of the dreams. Whatever you discover is sure to help give you some insight into what your mind was trying to work out for you while you were soundly sleeping.
Do you have a recurring dream symbol? For me, it has changed over the years to reflect my own growth. For a long time it was a Lioness, and then it was several water spouts or tornadoes suddenly appearing. I’d love to hear about yours!
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!