Dreams often have a much deeper meaning than assumed. The same dream image has different meanings for different people. This is why we need much more than a dream-dictionary to make sense of it.
Most of the time dreams reveal aspects of ourselves that we are not very aware of. It presents them as other people, places, or objects, like a magic mirror, where different part of our self can be interacted with and experienced.
Other times, dreams give you valuable information about situations you are confronting in life, that you may not be able to see with your day-to-day mind, but are aware of it at a deeper level.
Dreams are great tool to learn about our inner world. The dynamics of this inner world are always reflected in our everyday life.
For example, if you need to slow down a bit and rest, you may get a dream about someone being lazy. In real life, you may catch a cold. and be in bed for a few days, or something would happen that would make you stop what you are doing. Usually you get the dream first, and if you understood that your ‘wiser’ self is telling you to slow down, and you listened to the advice, then the cold, or other events may not be necessary.
But how can you get the meaning of the dream? Especially since ‘lazy’ is something bad you don’t want to identify with.
Well, the answer could be as easy as trying to find the neutral, non-judgmental idea that ‘lazy’ could represent.
This may not happen in one step, but a few, as in the following dialogue:
- What does lazy mean?
- Someone who doesn’t do things they need to do, but prefers to rest.
- So what is the less judgmental aspect of that ?
- Someone who rests.
Well, it’s not always as easy as that, you get the idea.