We all dream. Some says that they have never dreamed. But it is not true. Some can not remember what they have dreamed or recognized that they have dreamed. Some dream motifs people often have are falling, flying and fleeing. Do not ignore them, all have their meanings.
Ian Wallace, a psychologist interprets the interesting facts of dream:
Each night, we have about five dream episodes for seven or eight hours. Each episode lasts between 20 and 40 minutes. If we consciously remember our dreams, we will realize what they mean easily. Before going to bed, you tell yourself to remember the dream you have tonight. When you wake up, you go out of the bed soon and 50 percent of your recall also move out within five minutes. Within ten minutes, 100 percent disappears. If you remember your dream, try and lie for a minute and almost in your dream will be recalled.
The top five motifs of dream are being chased, teeth falling out, being unable to find a loo, being naked in public and feeling unprepared for an exam. So what do they mean?
- You are chased, you have some issue to confront but lack the confidence to do so.
- Your teeth fall out, you are experiencing self-doubt.
- You are unable to find a loo, you are always trying to look after the needs of others rather than yourself.
- You are naked in public, you are feeling vulnerable.
- You feel unprepared for an exam, you are judging yourself too much
Other common dreams are:
- You are flying, you are freeing yourself from something holding you back.
- You are falling, you need to relax and let go.
- You are being behind the wheel of an out-of-control vehicle and being late, you feel you fulfill an ambition and are missing opportunities.
- You are finding an unused room in your house, you have an undiscovered talent.
You can write down the main points of your dream and keep a dream log. Your different dreams may allow you to see patterns and give them context.
Sometimes there are some dreams that make you feel tired such as being chased. As you are waking, tell yourself to stay in the dream for a while longer. Gradually you can begin to influence the dream and even control them. If you are being chased, you can turn around and ask your pursuer what they want. This will help you realise what is troubling you in waking life.
A nightmare often makes you tired, worried or being in panic. But it is not bad totally. When you have issues you are not dealing with, you dream a nightmare and a higher emotional intensity and occurs. Your unconscious tries to get your attention by making your nightmare more vivid until you start attending to the issue. They are actually very healthy.