What Your Daydreams RevealWritten by Joi Sigers
Let's take most common type of daydream first: worry. We all know this one on a first name basis. Your loved one is 15 minutes late and your thoughts run to negativity like a moth to light. If he or she were an hour late, anyone would be concerned, but if 15 minutes is all it takes to call out negativity patrol, it would pay to take a closer look at yourself and why this is so.
Does above scenario sound a little too familiar to you? If it does, I would almost bet that you've experienced a tragedy in your life that really hit close to home, one that was completely unexpected. Actually, if 15 minutes is an accurate measure, it's safe to say you've endured more than one such disaster. Nothing can bring about insecurities about your present and future quite like your past. (Once bitten, twice shy = once hurt, twice cautious). Sometimes just realizing this will quiet fears and negative thoughts.
Next time 15 minute mark hits (or any trigger, for that matter), tell your subconcious that you know why it's "going there" and then replace negative, worrisome thoughts with positive ones. Focus on how great it'll be, for example, when he/she does show up!
If you tend to spend a lot of time daydreaming about far away places, you may need a change of scenery. People tend to fantasize a lot about beaches, especially in winter - but before you call for a U-Haul, realize that you probably just need to mix things up a little. Sometimes a trip to a nearby town will do trick. (Take it from someone who lived on beach, even beachcombers fantasize about far away places - snowy mountains and houses with fireplaces are just as enticing!)
Do you tend to think really negative thoughts, just out of blue? For example, while doing a household chore, do you start imagining worst-case-scenarios? If you answer in affirmative, you're to be commended for realizing it and owning up to it. You certainly aren't alone! This type of daydream indicates that something is missing in your life. While you probably aren't full-fledged depressed (which could be treated with a trip to doctor), there is something that you're not getting. Whether it's enough attention or love from your loved ones or appreciation for what you do, there are negative forces around you and they're manifesting themselves in your thoughts. Sometimes it's as simple as feeling bad about yourself: feeling old, unattractive, overweight, etc.
Secrets of Dream AnalysisWritten by Joi Sigers
Have you ever written yourself a letter in which you unload your concerns, worries, hopes and deep-felt thoughts? Probably not....though Dr. Phils of our world would probably applaud practice as deliciously therapeutic in quest for self-awareness!
Each time you enter world of dreams, you are, in essence, writing yourself such a letter. Your subconcious mind, without distractions of day, puts your life, your feelings, your emotions, your hopes and your plans all together. All insight you could hope for is right there, ripe for analyzing!
Examining nightly excapades which occur behind your eyelids will give you all of insight and inspiration you need. Like swallows to Capiatiano, you'll return again and again to your dreams to give you answers you seek.
How can Dream Analysis actually help you?
First of all, it helps to understand that what occurs in our minds when we are fully asleep is reflective of emotions and thoughts we have while fully awake......granted sometimes they suffer in translation, but our emotions are certainly at root. The basic feelings make their way from our consciousness to our unconsciousness.
The difference is that when we are awake, we are too blamed busy to stop and say, "I'm wrapped tighter than a plus-sized woman in spandex.......I need some down time." We just keep getting after whatever it is that's stressing us out and don't take any time to really look at condition of our psyche.....something that quite often isn't in as good working order as we suspect.
However if you're having particularly troublesome, mad-as-a-hatter dreams, you can discern that you need to take a good long look at your lifestyle. Are you too busy? Are you being pulled in more directions than you can possibly stretch without snapping? Is there something in your life which is more bothersome to you than you gave it credit for? Try to work some time into your day that's all about relaxing, whether it's yoga, golf, walking, reading....whatever you can do that gives your brain a break.