Things that Dream Convey

Things that Dream Convey


We've all had one or two impactful dreams throughout our lifetime. The impact that they have on our daily life have been researched for many years. There are many commonly-held dream concepts, some of which are a bit bizarre, involving things that aren't likely to happen in our normal lives.  Many even claim that they are like an entrance to other realms. So, what are dreams, and what can it reveal about our core beliefs and present state of mind? 

What Are Dreams?

Dreams are triggered during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) phase of sleep, which is when the brain is at its most active phase and is similar to the awake brain. The duration of our dreams, and the frequency varies for different individuals and are often triggered by our memories, understandings and recall of the unconscious mind.

The purpose of dreams can be diverse. They assist us in processing emotions, strengthen our memory, cleanse our mental space, and aid in the normal sleep processes. Although they appear as if they are not connected to our consciousness, these biological processes hold significance in our daily lives. Another fascinating part of dreaming is the fact that there are many common occurrences of the same dreams that take place throughout the individual experience. Common themes are: tooth loss, nakedness in public or being late to an important event, being crippled, flying or falling. Although dreams may be distinct for the dreamer, it's fascinating to see how many individuals have similar dreams themes.

What Dreams Tell Us?

While the way we remember dreams may have something to say about our personality, new studies suggest that dreams may provide a more comprehensive picture. They reveal the way our brains work in comparison to other people. Psychologists today are able to say that dreams reveal a lot about our neurobiology. This affects how we live our daily life. Through examination of dream journals in conjunction with Electro-encephalographs (EEGs), neurobiologists determined the same basic brain functions occur during dreaming as they do during conscious states, without the purview of executive function that is present in conscious life. When we enter the state of semi-consciousness or unconsciousness in sleep, our second visual cortex is activated and provides us with vivid images based on the events of the day or problems we might be dealing with in present life. This can be further explained by a counsellor, you can search for the Best therapist near me.

Common dreams, and what do they mean?

  • Being chased 

Dream: Running as fast as you can. It's still impossible to escape from what's in your path even if you don’t know what it is. 

Meaning: Just like you aren't able to shake off the person who is in front of you, it's likely you're struggling with the issues that affects your everyday life. It could be due to a romantic dispute, a business opportunity, or an unsettling feeling.

  • Flying

Dream: No matter if you're flying by yourself or in an airplane your head is suspended in the clouds. 

Meaning: Just like in your vision, you've likely overcome a major hurdle in your daily life. In the present you might be at ease, and free to make unfettered choices.

  • Falling
    Dream: Free falling from the sky, or you plunge right off the edge of a cliff. 
    Meaning: While the sensations might feel similar, these are two distinct types of dreams. The minor slip dream occurs when you're about to get to sleep and experience the final flicker (called myoclonic jerk) when your muscles relax. The other one, which is more dramatic, occurs when you're in deep sleep. The dream is often related to the feeling of being at a loss in your life, or a realisation that isn't in control of the circumstances.

  • Getting Late

Dream: It was your belief that you had enough time to make it to your deadline, attend your appointment, or go to your appointment. Now, you're supposed to arrive in just 15 minutes and things are not going as planned. The alarm did not go off. The phone is ringing.
Meaning: Whatever you're rushing to in your mind is an actual objective or landmark. It's likely that there's a real date coming up or perhaps some sort of arbitrary deadline (like receiving a certain income before thirty or forty years old) which is making you feel stressed out to the max.

  • Unable to find a toilet

Dream: You've taken to the streets like an insane person waiting in an incredibly long line to use toilets, you find your toilet that you've been waiting for is dirty or open to the world at large, not to mention, there's no water.

Meaning: If you can't manage business in your dreams there's a chance that you're literally blocked in your daily life. There's something that you're trying to get rid of, whether it's an unhealthy relationship or a job that is soul-destroying, and you're worried that it'll be messy (cue the poop-related humour). What do you do? Take it slow and hold it to the side.

When you're dreaming about certain things, it could mean different things or, as some scientists think, could be completely absurd. The interpretations will differ based on the person and what they're going through in their day-to-day lives. If you're experiencing vivid dreams and nightmares, or if you notice that your dreams become a problem in your sleep or you suspect that there's a cause behind the type of dream you're experiencing, talk to a Counselling psychologist or a Best psychologist in India.

Dream analysis is a healing technique that is most famous for its application in psychoanalysis. Dreams are "the royal road" to the unconscious, according to Sigmund Freud. He created dream Online therapy analysis, or interpretation of dreams as a method of accessing the unconscious. Psychologists and Online counsellors employ dream analysis as an element of therapeutic frameworks such as Jungian, Gestalt, cognitive therapy for behaviour, and art therapy. Since the principal purpose of analysis of dreams is to assist people in addressing the issues they are dealing with, it may be utilised to tackle a variety of mental health problems.