The Missing Key
The idea that our dreams may hold hidden messages and insights into our lives has led many to turn to dream dictionaries and other resources in an attempt to decode their own personal dreams. However, while these resources can be helpful to some extent, they often fall short of providing accurate and meaningful interpretations of our dreams. Anything read online or in a book will always be biased to the authors beliefs and steer you away from your own interpretation.
When it comes to dream interpretation you might think it’s just a matter of looking up your dream symbols and finding what it means to you but the truth is there is so much more to that.
The key to unlocking the true meaning of our dreams lies not in looking up keywords in a dream dictionary, but rather in finding our dream baseline.
What is a Dream Baseline?
A dream baseline is the individualized set of symbols, emotions, and themes that are most commonly present in your dreams. Every person’s dream baseline is unique, and it is shaped by their personal experiences, emotions, and beliefs. By identifying your dream baseline, you can begin to develop a deeper understanding of the messages that your dreams are trying to convey.
Think of what a normal dream is for you? Is it in black n white? Do you see yourself in 1st person or 3rd person? Are there common themes or people that always show up etc. As you start diving deeper into your spirituality and dreamwork practice it naturally opens you up to other types of dreams that can be more spiritual in nature, prophetic or even past life dreams. Interpretations for each dream type is completely different so by knowing your dream baseline and then figuring out the dream type you can get most accurate dream interpretations.
The Best Dream Dictionary to Use
The problem with relying solely on dream dictionaries is that they often provide generalized interpretations that may not be applicable to your individual experience. For example, dreaming of a snake is commonly associated with fear or danger in many dream dictionaries. However, if you are studying yoga it may relate to the coiled snake represented in Kundalini. Or if snakes have positive associations for you, such as being a symbol of healing or transformation, then this interpretation would not be accurate.
Dream dictionaries and google don’t consider any of this so it’s very essential to put those inaccurate resources and do some exploration on your own interpretations without the bias of those sites! The best dream dictionary to use is the one you create yourself!
Do Some Digging
To find your dream baseline, start by keeping a dream journal. Every morning, write down as much detail as you can remember about your dreams from the previous night. Look for patterns and common themes that are present in your dreams. Pay attention to the emotions that you feel in your dreams, as well as the people, places, and objects that appear. Over time, you will start to notice recurring symbols and themes that are unique to your dreams.
Once you have identified your dream baseline, you can begin to interpret your dreams in a more meaningful way.
And if you want more support in working with your dreams I have an introductory course that will guide you every step of the way. Check it out: Dream Healing: A Journey through the Chakras.