The four types of dreams and their subconscious meanings
Your dreams have a meaning. They are a window into the subconscious mind and they not only give you guidance and direction but they also are trying their damnedest to bring the trauma up to the surface for you to finally address it once and for all. Dreams aren’t just subconscious vomit, they’re a path to wellness, only if you understand how to interpret them. Dreams are one of the biggest ways our subconscious mind tries to get our attention in a world full of busyness and distraction. I want to teach you how to understand them.
When it comes to dreams, there are four types you need to keep in mind. Once you decode which type of dream it is, you can then determine which wound it was trying to bring to the surface for you. From there, you can work to resolve the core wound through the principle of the opposite and essentially undo whatever was done to you in the past. Remember: there is a pattern and a meaning. Once you accept this about life, you will begin to see how who you are, how you are living, and the things you are scared of are no mistake and there is a way to overcome the trauma in order to self-actualize.
The four types of dreams and their subconscious meanings:
Back to the scene of the accident. This is where your brain takes you back to the most significant traumas, abuses, and problems. It is more like a literal memory, though some details may be slightly different. This feels like you are recalling, rather than making up a scenario. These kinds of dreams are begging to stop forgetting, glossing over, and sweeping it under the rug. You have to remember that it did happen in order to move forward.
Surreal. These dreams are like Salvador Dali paintings — completely unbelievable, not based in the here and now, and utterly imaginative and creative. This is where your brain is either rewriting the dream to inform you how could it go differently next time, or where you are imagining various scenarios in order for you to see the problem from a new perspective. These kinds of dreams are made up of storylines that could never or would never happen in reality and are largely improbable (ex: you defy the laws of gravity, time, you act completely out of character, etc). These help you have a greater, more global understanding of what happened in order to see it in a new light.
Confrontational. These dreams allow your mind to imagine what would happen if you were to see and confront the abuser, perpetrator, or problem. How would you react? What would you say? Would you stand up to it once and for all? There is another variation on this dream in which you are looking for the person/situation you need to confront but never find them — or them not finding you. It’s where you are trying so hard to get to them but there is some literal or imaginary barrier between you, preventing you from being able to hash it out. Chances are, if you are having dreams in which you cannot find someone or get to someone, you are not ready to hash it out with them because there is more work that needs to be done. Overall, these dreams help prepare you to actualize the confrontation in real life or make peace with whatever has happened.
Prophetic. This is where the energy of the dream was so strong and intense that it feels like a direct download from your higher power. The energy of these dreams lingers for days, weeks, or years afterwards, and they are providing some psychic insight as to what will happen or what you should do with your life. Upon waking, you desperately try to remember what the dream was about because it was so vivid and powerful. The energy feels like it becomes a part of who you are and it changes how you see or interact with the world going forward.
Keep in mind, the scenarios you are dreaming about may in fact have a far distant origin — your past lives. If you recognize the soul of a person, or a location, or a scenario, but you do not recognize anything else in the dream (such as their appearance, for example), this might be because your subconscious mind is trying to bring age-old wounds to your attention; things you have been wounded by before and are still living out in the present moment.
Of course you can and will have dreams of varieties other than the ones listed here. But these four archetypal dreams are the ones that will help you heal the wounds of the subconscious mind.
If you need further direction, schedule an Energy Reading appointment where I can help you to decode the meaning of your dreams and begin to see the subconscious pattern.