ARE you having the same dream over and over again?
Have you ever stopped to wonder what is says about you and your state of mind?
Our dreams are in fact reflections of how we perceive our everyday experiences, a top dream analyst has revealed.
Not only this, but they also give away how we compare these experiences to everything else we have seen or done in life, Jane Teresa Anderson told The Sun Online.
In fact, the act of dreaming is essential to our health and wellbeing because it enables us to better understand our emotions.
So if you want to get to the bottom of what those dreams mean, your best bet is to look no further than what you have done in the last few days.
Jane has previously revealed what your most common nightmares really mean.
Now she’s lifting the lid on what your dreams say about you – and how you can deal with any underlying issues.
Stumbling upon an unused, empty room while you’re in the Land of Nod is a sign of unexplored potential, Jane said.
“You are becoming aware of a talent, skill, or potential that you haven’t used,” she told The Sun Online.
“There’s new room to grow.”
So how can you harness this and make the most of the opportunities life throws at you?
Jane explained: “Visualise walking into that unused dream room, mentally clear it of any cobwebs or junk, open its windows to let light in, and breathe big expansive breaths.
“This dream alchemy exercise will trigger your realisation of how you can use more of your potential in life, and give you the inspiration to do it.”
Chances are most people have endured this one.
You’re falling and all of a sudden you jolt awake before you hit the ground.
While it may get the heart racing and leave you in a bit of a panic, there’s not as much to worry about as you might think, explained Jane.
She said: “Be guided by what happened to cause the fall.”
If you let go of a cliff edge, you should look at what you are letting go of in your life; if the ground crumbled beneath your feet, look at what is shifting in your life.
If you were climbing and lost your grip it could indicate that you’ve lost sight of your goals, while falling into a black hole could indicate depression.
Jane added: “These are not precise interpretations, they’re examples of how to question your dream and find the connection in your life.
“Explore your dream – is it time to let go and face your fears, to firm your ground, to fall trustingly into the unknown, to change your goals, to explore your sadness, or to fall in love with life?”
If you regularly find yourself reaching great heights and soaring through the skies in your dreams, the key to understanding them is focusing on how you feel when you wake up.
In some cases they can signal wanting to escape from issues you’re facing in life, Jane said.
While for others they are a way of getting a better view of what is going on, to help you resolve difficulties or tricky things you face.
She said: “Did you feel excited about your flying achievement, are you reaching a new higher potential in your life?
“Or did you fly into obstacles – do you doubt your ability to do something amazing in your life?
“Visualise flying high and looking down on your life to see it more clearly.”
If, in the depths of your slumber you find your teenage self is wracked with angst and stress over exams, chances are life is getting a bit on top of you.
These dreams typically indicate a person is feeling unprepared and anxious about something in the waking world.
Jane said: “What, in the last couple of days, were you feeling or fearing being unprepared for?
“Were you feeling tested in some way?
“Do you prepare to perfection because you fear what might happen if you didn’t, or do you often feel tested and insecure?”
Jane says it is important to understand what you are feeling unprepared for.
She added: “Can you relax your standards in life and open up to more spontaneity, to embrace the unknown, or is it time to decide what you want and prepare for it?”
Finding yourself in public completely naked is something we all dread, dream or no dream.
Dreaming of wandering about in your birthday suit, though potentially a funny tale to tell pals, is actually a sign of something deeper.
It can mean you’re not feeling comfortable in your own skin, and may be struggling with confidence and self-esteem.
Jane said: “Do you feel or fear being seen for what you are?
“Not in the flesh, but being seen for what’s in your heart and mind and soul? Is public image important to you, and why?
“Is it time to be more transparent and honest, or to feel good about your natural authentic self rather than try to hide behind an image? Or are you feeling vulnerable, and in need of protection?
“Explore these questions and you’ll know what to do.”
The land of nod aside, most people can relate to the sheer terror of needing a pee but not knowing where the nearest toilet is.
But when that frantic fear enters your sleepy mind, what does it mean?
On a practical level, it may just be your body’s way of telling you to wake up and get to the bathroom pronto.
But it could also mean you are struggling to let something go.
Jane said: “Do you feel you can’t find any privacy to let go emotionally at some level? Are you carrying some sh*t and can’t find a way to let it go?
“This dream can come up when you have a full bladder or bowel, but when you wake up and don’t need a toilet you know it’s symbolic.
“What is blocking you from finding privacy and letting go?
“Perhaps book a massage or some time to yourself to relax and release what’s blocking you in your life.”
Another one that too many will believe is much more like a nightmare.
You’ll find yourself waking in a cold sweat – your tongue frantically sweeping your gnashers to check each one is present and correct.
But, what does it mean?
“Be guided by how you felt in the dream,” Jane said.
“Were you embarrassed, shocked, vulnerable, hesitant to open your mouth, or devastated that you couldn’t put them back in?
“Do you fear what comes out of your mouth or feel embarrassed or regretful about something you’ve said?
“This is probably about communication and confidence. Visualise yourself with sparkling strong teeth speaking sparkling confident words.”
Enduring an agonising dream where you face losing a loved one is incredibly distressing.
But rest assured it is not a premonition, Jane said.
“Dreams are all about you, the dreamer, not about the people you are dreaming about,” she explained.
“They reveal your thoughts, beliefs, and feelings, especially your unconscious ones.
“Look deeply into your dream, what thoughts, beliefs, and feelings does it reveal about you?
“Is it time to add more vitality into your life, to re-energise something you love that has been drained, or is it time to let go of something you have cherished so that you can birth something new into your life?”
You go to speak to someone, to make a point, and silence… nothing comes out.
Dreaming of losing your voice may be a sign you’re worried about speaking out, Jane revealed.
She said it is important to focus on how you felt in the dream.
“Did losing your voice save you from speaking out, or did it prevent you from saying something important or from calling for help,” she said.
“Did you feel a need to speak out, or did you fear speaking out, in the couple of days before the dream?
“This dream can also come up when you’re having a nightmare and trying to call out for help for real – when we sleep, our muscles are prevented from moving much, so we can’t shout out.”
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