Interpreting dreams in something that has been researched for as long back as man has existed. From Freud to your neighbor, everyone thinks they know what they mean. The truth is, everyone sleep visions, but they belong to us and only we can know what they mean.

The first thing you must do to learn what your dreams mean is to keep a dream journal. Put a pad and paper next to your bed that allows you to write down every detail of your thoughts as soon as you are able. Once you have a good record, you will be able to dive into them more deeply. With your records, you will be able to analyze the different aspects of the dream to find their meaning. There has been numerous researches done on their meaning, so much that you can find thousands of books online that will break it down by each section to help you interpret them.

Some researchers believe that the visions we have while asleep are messages from your subconscious. Your mind is making you aware that there is something happening in your life that needs to be resolved. The trances do not happen to solve the problems in your life, but help you to gain insight of things that may need to be addressed. Recurring dreams may be caused by something in your life that you have no control over. Other researchers believe that they are a continuation of the thoughts you had while you were awake, and some believe that they are a vision into the future. If you dream you are in a car accident, you will be, if your imagination tells you are pregnant, you probably are. This isn't true for most, but some have a firm belief that what we see at night are omens.

People believe that every aspect of a dream is significant, from the location, to the people involved and symbols and colors that you see. No one can say exactly what they are; everyone has their ideas and theories, and they are all different. The best thing for the sleeper to do is analyze their dreams and take away from it what is best for them and their current situation.

You can research what every piece of your fantasies mean; however, the books and research that have been done are a general overview. Everyone's life is different, and one person's image of being chased or falling may have a different meaning than someone else's. The most common dreams are being chased, falling, losing all of your teeth, taking tests, being naked in public and flying. The meaning to one may not be the same to another, use caution when attempting to interpret your dreams. They may not be a life changing message from your subconscious; it may have been caused by something that you watched on television that day, or it may mean that something in your life is unbalanced and needs attention. Only you can know what your thoughts truly signify.

Author's Bio: 

Jill Magso is a member of the Silva Team and contributes to spreading enlightened ideas and sharing teachings about meditation practices. The Silva Method encompasses a variety of powerful exercises that take you deep into Alpha and Theta levels of the mind so that you can work within your subconscious as well as your conscious mind.