Dreams have a meaning !!

"One day I discovered to my amazement that the popular view grounded in superstition, and not the medical one, comes nearer to the truth about dreams. I arrived at new conclusions about the meaning of dreams by the use of a new method of psychological investigation, one which had rendered me good service in the investigation of phobias, obsessions, illusions, and the like, and which, under the name "psycho-analysis," had found acceptance by a whole school of investigators. ... Experience had shown us that a cure and a consequent mastery of the obsessing ideas did result when once those thoughts, the connecting links between the morbid ideas and the rest of the psychical content, were revealed which were heretofore veiled from consciousness. The procedure I employed for the interpretation of dreams thus arose from psychotherapy." -Sigmund Froyd, Dream Psychology: Psychoanalysis for Begginers

5 facts about dreams.

1. We only dream of people we already know.
Our minds can not discover new faces. In our dreams we see real faces, real people that we have seen during our life but do not know or do not remember them. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces throughout our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters our brain to utilize during our dreams.

2. We forget 90% of our Dreams
Within five minutes after you wake up half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10 minutes you forget 90%.

Why can't i remember my dreams?

The recall of dreams is extremely unreliable, though it is a skill that can be trained. Dreams can usually be recalled if a person is awakened while dreaming. Women tend to have more frequent dream recall than men. Dreams that are difficult to recall may be characterized by relatively little affect, and factors such as salience, arousal, and interference play a role in dream recall. Often, a dream may be recalled upon viewing or hearing a random trigger or stimulus.

Do animals have dreams ?

The ability to dream indeed seems to be embedded in the biology of many animals in addition to humans. Scientific research suggests that all mammals experience dreams. The range of REM can be seen across species: dolphins experience minimal REM, while humans are in the middle of the scale and the armadillo and the opossum (a marsupial) are among the most prolific dreamers, judging from their REM patterns.

Chinese intepretation of dreams

A standard traditional Chinese book on dream-interpretation is the Lofty Principles of Dream Interpretation compiled in the 16th century by Chen Shiyuan (particularly the "Inner Chapters" of that opus). Chinese thinkers also raised profound ideas about dream interpretation, such as the question of how we know we are dreaming and how we know we are awake. It is written in the Chuang-tzu: "Once Chuang Chou dreamed that he was a butterfly. He fluttered about happily, quite pleased with the state that he was in, and knew nothing about Chuang Chou.

Pregnancy

Dreams about Pregnancy
Meaning and Interpretations of your Dream about Pregnancy

If a girl sees that she is pregnant, it is a sign that she will soon meet the man of her life, although it will be an omen of adversity.

When a pregnant woman sees such a dream about pregnancy, expect some worries.

Another interpretation says that if a woman dreams that she is pregnant and it happens in reality, it is a sign of good fortune.

If a woman dreams about pregnancy while she is not actually pregnant, denotes she will be unhappy with her husband.

Teeth

Dreams about Teeth
Meaning and Interpretations of your Dream about Teeth

An ordinary dream of teeth augurs an unpleasant contact with sickness, or disquieting people.

If you dream that your teeth are loose, it has a meaning that there will be failures and gloomy tidings.

If the doctor pulls your tooth, you will have desperate illness, possibly meaning that it will be lingering.

An interpretation of a dream where you have your teeh filled, is that you will recover lost valuables after much uneasiness.

To clean or wash your teeth, foretells that some great struggle will be demanded of you in order to preserve your fortune.

Dogs

Dreams about Dogs
Meaning and Interpretations of your Dream about Dogs

To dream of a vicious dog, denotes enemies and unalterable misfortune.

To dream that a dog fondles you, has a positive meaning of great gain and constant friends.

The interpretation of a dream about owning a dog with fine qualities, is that you will be possessed of solid wealth.

To dream of small dogs, means that your thoughts and chief pleasures are of a frivolous order.

To dream that a blood-hound is tracking you, you are likely to fall into some temptation, in which there is much danger of your downfall.

Dead

Dreams about Dead
Meaning and Interpretations of your Dream about Dead

To dream of the dead, has usually a meaning of warning.

If you see and talk with your father, some unlucky transaction is about to be made by you.

Be careful how you enter into contracts, enemies are around you.

Most of the interpretations of such dreams denote that you need to look to your reputations after this dream.

To see your mother, warns you to control your inclination to cultivate morbidness and ill will towards your fellow creatures. A brother, or other relatives or friends, denotes that you may be called on for charity or aid within a short time.

Snakes

Dreams about Snakes
Meaning and Interpretations of your Dream about Snakes

To dream of snakes, is a foreboding of evil in its various forms and stages.

To dream of snakes wriggling and falling over others, has a meaning that denotes struggles with fortune and remorse.

For a woman to dream that a dead snake is biting her, foretells she will suffer from malice of a pretended friend.

The interpretation of a dream of you killing snakes, is that you will feel that you have used every opportunity of advancing your own interests, or respecting that of others. You will enjoy victory over enemies.

Cockroach

Dreams about Cockroach
Meaning and Interpretations of your Dream about cockroach.

A dream about cockroach means that your friends or family will annoy you with details, while if you work you will have a small incident with colleagues.

If you dream that you kill a cockroach, it means that you will manage to crush your enemies very quickly and all at once. If you fear the result, it is advisable to find more allies in your plans.

For entrepreneurs who will see in their dreams a dead cockroach, they will win the competition and make more money.

Water

Dreams about Water
Meaning and Interpretations of your Dream about Water

To dream of clear water, foretells that you will joyfully realize prosperity and pleasure.

If the water is muddy, you will be in danger and gloom will occupy Pleasure's seat.

If you see it rise up in your house, denotes that you will struggle to resist evil, but unless you see it subside, you will succumb to dangerous influences.

If you find yourself baling it out, but with feet growing wet, foreshadows trouble, sickness, and misery will work you a hard task, but you will forestall them by your watchfulness. The same may be applied to muddy water rising in vessels.

Naked

Dreams about Naked
Meaning and Interpretations of your Dream about Naked

To dream that you are naked, foretells scandal and unwise engagements.

To see others naked, foretells that you will be tempted by designing persons to leave the path of duty. Sickness will be no small factor against your success.

To dream that you suddenly discover your nudity, and are trying to conceal it, denotes that you have sought illicit pleasure contrary to your noblest instincts and are desirous of abandoning those desires.

Flying

Dreams about Flying
Meaning and Interpretations of your Dream about Flying

To dream of flying high through a space, denotes marital calamities.

To fly low, almost to the ground, indicates sickness and uneasy states from which the dreamer will recover.

To fly over muddy water, warns you to keep close with your private affairs, as enemies are watching to enthrall you.

To fly over broken places, signifies ill luck and gloomy surroundings. If you notice green trees and vegetation below you in flying, you will suffer temporary embarrassment, but will have a flood of prosperity upon you.

Fall

Dreams about Fall
Meaning and Interpretations of your Dream about Fall and Falling

To dream that you sustain a fall, and are much frightened, denotes that you will undergo some great struggle, but will eventually rise to honor and wealth; but if you are injured in the fall, you will encounter hardships and loss of friends.

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