You now have a better understanding of how to interpret and even adapt your own dreams. The next step is to look at how you can use your dreams as resources for success.
Here are three steps you can take to use your dreams to influence and change your waking life for the better.
Overcome Mental Blocks
Your dreams provide a wonderful prompt to work on overcoming resistance to change. Almost all enduring dream symbols owe to stagnation of some sort. So, you can use your dreams as invitations to face the things you’ve been avoiding.
In many cases, we stay in our comfort zone to avoid frightening change, but we also limit our growth.
Whether your dreams are telling you that it’s time to get out of town, find new friends, switch careers, or work on your self-worth, be grateful for what they can teach you.
In addition, notice how the dreams themselves change as you do, giving you subconscious feedback on your progress.
Open Your Mind And Look Deep Into Your Dreams
In this guide, we’ve started to explore what causes dreams.
However, the deeper you’re willing to go in looking for meaning in your dreams, the more they’ll be of use to you.
So, if you want to take your learning process a step beyond simply keeping a dream journal, try to subject your dreams to more analysis.
One way you can do this is by keeping a dream reflection dream, where you regularly summarise (in writing) what you take yourself to learn.
Some forms of psychotherapy (such as Jungian therapy) also places a strong emphasis on learning from dreams and can complement your journal work.
Connect Your Dream Signs To A Purpose
Dreams are a call to take action. To use your dreams as resources for happiness and success, formulate some specific practical plans every time a dream reveals something that you want or need from your life.
Here’s an example of how the process might work.
Suppose you dream about falling several times in one week, and you figure out that such dreams indicate a fear of some sort of vulnerability.
Next, you should ask yourself where you’re scared of being vulnerable. Perhaps you might realize you’re scared to apply for a course in case you don’t get in.
The next step is to work out (1) how to maximize your chances of getting in, and (2) what resources you need to bounce back if you don’t get in. So, you emerge with an action plan and a backup plan, ensuring you move forward no matter what.
Use Self-Hypnosis To Help You Take Control Of Your Dreams
Finally, you can choose to go even further with your dreams if you want to. Lucid dreaming refers to the skillset required to take control of your dreams.
In other words, you can change what happens in them, adapting scenario, or living out fantasies. There’s a limitless potential to learn more about yourself through lucid dreaming.
If you want to tap into your dormant potential, self-hypnosis is the perfect place to start. By tapping into your subconscious – the same part of you that produces dreams – self-hypnosis retrains your thinking.
The result is a new mastery of your dreams, making them consistently more educational and enjoyable.