Write your dream in as much detail as you can remember as if it is happening, “I am walking into the woods…” include color, details, and especially the feeling of the dream. What were your emotions?
Next, make three columns with the following labels:
Symbol My Interpretation Dictionary Definition
Make a list of the significant words, symbols, colors, numbers, and details. For example:
I am walking into the woods and feel confused and lost about where the trail is. I notice two deer at the edge of the forest, and then I see the trail head with a giant red mark on a tree.
In the next column using first thought/best thought, list associations with each word:
Symbol My Interpretation
woods forest, trees, would
trail path, direction
two pair, duo, balance
deer gentle, dear
forest wilderness, Forest Gump
giant huge, jolly green
red passion, energy
tree grounded, strength
Then go back and look up the definition in a dream dictionary.
Symbol My Interpretation Definition
woods forest, trees, would life, fertility, rejuvenation
trail path, direction progress in life
two pair, duo, balance balance, diversity, partnership
deer gentle, dear grace, compassion, gentleness
forest wilderness, Forest Gump transitional phase, follow instincts
giant huge, jolly green great struggle between you and opponents
red passion, energy passion, sexuality, rage
mark target ?
tree grounded, strength solidly rooted, family tree
Then read through the dream using the symbology rather than the specific images. For example.
I’m moving through a fertile, rejuvenating time in my life. I’m feeling lost and confused because I can’t see the forest for the trees. I’m trying to find my path and my direction in life. I see that there is balance ahead…possibly a partnership coming up. I must have compassion and be gentle with myself though this transition and trust my gut. And the green tells me to trust my heart chakra and don’t allow a struggle to occur between gut and heart. This is a passionate time in my life. I simply need to stay on target, stay grounded and rely on my roots to get me through this phase.
Share your dream with others and see what insights they have. Dreams can have multiple layers of meaning. You will know when you’re on the right track when you have somewhat of an aha moment as you’re working the dream. This is insight occuring. When the insight occurs, energy shifts in your body and you bring what was unconscious to the conscious shedding light on it. Your personal development will speed up dramatically and synchronicities will begin occurring…hold on and enjoy the ride!