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What do our dreams try to tell us?

Updated on September 9, 2011

Dreams come from the subconscious part of our mind, and because when you're asleep your subconscious mind doesn't have to battle with the conscious part of your mind. It is easy for our subconscious to break the barrier because our emotional side is not challenged by our logic. Sometimes it is difficult to interpret our dreams or what they are trying to tell us. The subconscious sends messages in the form of dreams or even strange, unusual dreams which we are a participant or observer.

What type of dreams do we have?

Prophetic and Recurring
These are two different types of physic dreams.

Prophetic dreams are the ones that give you a glimpse into the future. These dreams are the ones you will need to keep a record of and try to interpret them.
So for instance if a friend dreams about you going somewhere or something happening and then similar events in the dream happen in real life, that is a prophetic dream. So the next time someone dreams about you, ask them for details, it may be nothing. Perhaps it's something silly, but it could be important.

Recurring dreams are ones that happen repeatedly. This kind of dream will have the same theme or series of event throughout. If you ever have one of these dreams your subconscious mind is telling you that there is an issue you need to resolve or something worrying you that you need to examine within yourself.

Other types of dreams


Nightmares are still classed as dreams, experiences during sleep that stimulates intense emotion of fear. Nightmares do serve a purpose. If you experience some kind of conflict going on in your life, that's when they normally arise. An example of having a nightmare would be feeling the sensation of falling, which indicates being overwhelmed with emotion. Nightmares usually stop when these situations or emotions have been addressed in waking life.

Lucid Dreams

These dreams are ones that the sleeper is actually aware of in the dream state. The dream is so vivid it seems real, even though the events and characters will be greatly exaggerated. People will often manipulate the outcomes due to being aware of dreaming. As such it is thought these are not messages of deep symbolic value.


These occur when we are awake and is classified as a level of conciousness between sleep and wakefulness. Our minds begin to wander and we lose our level of awareness an what's happening around us. Studies show that we have the tendency to daydream an average of 70-120 minutes per day. Daydreams often start with a compelling thought, memory or fantasy about the future which lets your imagination run wild.
In daydreams, the creative side of our brain is dominant. Things that are deeply worrying to you will surface by acting themselves out in daydreams - So the next time you fantasize about a bad situation, turn it around consciously to create a positive outcome.


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