In my work with dreams and dreamers, the question that I am most frequently asked is ‘What does my dream mean?’ Although many people are interested in the dreaming process and how it can reflect a wider awareness of human consciousness, actually understanding the meaning of a dream is what most people want to discover. When a dreamer asks ‘ What does my dream mean?’ they are really asking a more powerful question, which is ‘What does my dream actually mean to me?’
Trying to find out what your dream actually means to you can often be a confusing and frustrating experience. Most dream interpretation sources offer a variety of meanings for a particular symbol. Although it can be interesting to explore the different viewpoints of Jung, Freud, the ancient Assyrians and many other sources that offer dream insights, it often results in a situation where you end up spending most of your time trying to resolve contradictions between the various opinions.
Using The Complete A to Z Dictionary of Dreams is different. Instead of looking at all possible opinions, it is firmly based on taking constructive action. The symbol definitions are practical and are a great way to ask yourself some fundamental questions that will move you into specific action. These definitions have emerged from over 30 years of working with dreams and by consistently working with dreamers to help them identify opportunities that will lead to healthy and fulfilling outcomes. Rather than delving into the more esoteric aspects of working with dreams, this dream dictionary provides a practical method of understanding what your dreams actually mean, so you can put them into real action.
There are a number of ways to use this dictionary. You can just dive right into The Dream Dictionary and look up the definition of a dream image that has particular significance for you. You can read through What Do My Dreams Actually Mean? to find out more about the practical aspects of what dreams actually are and why we create them. There is also information on the development of dream interpretation and on how symbols emerge.
To understand your dreams in greater depth, you can work your way through the examples of The Dream Connection Process, so that you can quickly and expertly explain what you are expressing to yourself by creating a particular dream By using examples, I show you how to define what a symbol means to you, how to ask yourself questions about its significance and how to create an action statement.
The Dream Dictionary contains over 12,000 definitions, from Aardvark all the way through to Zzz S, and when used as the basis for The Dream Connection Process, they offer an almost infinite number of interpretations. Each of the definitions is around 20 words long and enables you to get an immediate sense of what your dream imagery actually means to you.
Using the definitions from The Dream Dictionary as part of The Dream Connection Process will help you to be your own dream expert. By connecting your dream meanings to the reality of your day-to-day life, you will be able to make the most of any opportunities to turn your hopes and aspirations into waking reality.