The Wonder of Dreaming
Dreams are the language of communication between the conscious and the subconscious, they are a way of integrating them and by doing so we become more spiritually aware.
We spend about 30% our our lifetime dreaming. If we tap into this huge resource, we can self-guide ourselves in dealing with our lives. The result, is a more "aware", truthful, and harmonious living.
Dreams, if you like, are the domain where it is possible to "experiment" with probable outcomes, or realities, in a safe manner. I believe that since they are also a product of our own personal mind, which is constructed or shaped through our perception, belief system and experiences; we each have and will develop our own personal dictionary of interpreting our dreams.
There are, therefore, "universal" symbols as well as individual or personal ones in a dream. What I refer to as universal symbols, are symbols that have a universal meaning which the collective, or people in across any culture or background, see in their dreams. If you like, they are present in our collective conciousness, the human-family mind, and are shaped by our common aspirations, needs or experiences. (See right column).