The Meanings of Dream Symbols
Dreams are usually not literal information, but symbolic in nature.
The meanings of these symbols are different for each person. unless, of course, they are astral projection dreams or precognitive dreams.
Dream Analysis is great way for people to understand what their dreams are actually communicating.
At Novus Spiritus we believe our subconscious, where our dreams are created, is an untapped resource for helping on our life's journey and a part of who we truly are.
Dream analysis is a great tool to help us understand our subconscious and help us reconnect to be our true selves. That in turn helps us grow spiritually.
Dreams fill in the “gaps of the unknown” in our quest for “I know where my life is going.”
After reading and experiencing all that could be found on the subject of Dream Analysis, including books by Sylvia Browne, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung and books referencing Edger Cacey's work, most people believe that dreams should be regarded as the subconscious.
We at Novus Spiritus and Sylvia Browne, herself, in reference to in her mind theory, call our dreams the Super-Conscious.
The reason dreams are in symbols is because the mind works in symbols. For example, we don’t learn by reading words. Instead, we are creating associations of text to symbols or meanings.
Our memory works better using associated symbols to what we want to recall. This is demonstrated with Memory Enhancing Training, where we are asked to think of something, usually something silly or outrageous, and then associate it with what we want to remember.
Programming the mind works best if with imagery and/or symbols. For example, when learning, practicing or enhancing a sport, we get the best results if we use imagery or symbols to show the mind what and how we want to perform.
Types of Dreams
"There are universal symbols but you can’t use symbols in a cookie cutter fashion, symbols are not the same for all."
The first thing in Dream Analysis is to determine the kind of dream;
When interpreting a message or release dream, we use a simple technique of replacing the symbols with a Gestaltian type of meaning from the dreamer. This is done by asking the dreamer questions to determine their meaning of the symbols.
With some intuitive, creative thinking the story of the dream is retold with the dreamer's meanings replacing the symbols to interpret the message of the dream.
Then we validate and counsel the client. It’s a lot of fun and clients are amazed how accurate, useful and empowering the messages are.