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      Fumbling Around . . .

      Hello, dreamers, I just arrived.

      I'm not here because I'm a lucid dreamer. I have had very little dream recall of my own for decades.

      Back when all my dreams were about growing up, I developed an interest in interpreting dreams. I always told people that I don't interpret lucid dreams or daydreams . . . and I still feel pretty reluctant to interpret them.

      It's not that there's anything wrong with lucid dreams or daydreams. It's just that I made up my own method of interpreting, which doesn't seem to work as well with dreams that are heavily influenced by a dreamer who is aware they are dreaming, and capable of manipulating the setting, scene, characters, and that sort of thing.

      So why am I fumbling around in a site geared towards lucid dreaming?

      I do still have a strong interest in interpreting spontaneous dreams. The kind where you feel you weren't aware you were dreaming. The kind where your subconscious mind seems to be the producer, not your conscious mind. And I can see that some of the dreamers hoping for interpretations in the forums are posting those kind of dreams - so I would like to give dream interpretation a try again, and thought maybe I can start with a few of those.

      Also, pretty graphics, and maybe I can learn a thing or two from people who understand lucid dreams better than I do.
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      amateur!

      It's rare for a person to have a lucid dream where they are able to consciously manipulate every aspect of the dream, so I'm sure your method of interpreting dreams would work for lucid dreams.

      What is your method for interpreting dreams?

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      Oh, hi dolphin!

      You're right, maybe I could help with some lucid dreams. But I think I need to learn more about them!

      I'm not sure I can describe my method precisely, since every dream is different, but I can try to clarify. I noticed a few things about how people describe their dreams, and I use that to my advantage as much as possible.

      Firstly, almost everyone begins describing a dream by describing the setting. For example, "I was in an old mansion with a lot of rooms".

      I try to take this setting, and turn it into a sentence that the mind would be saying if it were describing the dreamer's life (usually their life right now). For example, "My life is like a neglected, complicated place right now." That seems to me to make it easy to know what the dream is in reference to. If there is no setting, often the first character described can provide a clue to what the dream is in reference to. For example, "This cat was growling at me", might be the mind's way of saying, "I'm feeling threatened by a certain situation." And the situation may be clarified later on, ie. "I knew it was my neighbor's cat." This might clarify that the threatening situation references the actual neighbor, or there may be even further clarification with a statement like, "But it wasn't my real neighbor," which may lead me to believe that the neighbor represents another person, event, or part of the self.

      My whole interpretation will usually flow from that very first setting, character, or other clue, and all of the symbols, characters, events, and scene changes will relate to that story line, or plot. I don't like to deviate away from it!

      Another thing I find very useful is incorporating the details dreamers give me about their waking life when they're describing their dreams to me.

      I notice that dreamers almost always drop clues that are extremely relevant to the dream without even knowing why they are doing that. A dreamer will frequently divulge that the day before (or the year before) they were thinking about a thing, have no idea how it relates to the symbolism of the dream, and yet feel compelled to add those details naturally. I just think that it's because the mind knows what the dream was referencing, and so it's natural to mention that when describing the dream.

      I think of a dream as a play, which is produced by the subconscious. I think a dream has a structure, and it has a message, just like any play.

      The scene is set first, and then the play commences with plot, props, costumes, lighting, etc.

      I hope I answered your question clearly enough! I don't always get good feedback using this method, but a lot of times I have.
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      Amateur! Welcome to the forum!

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      Thank you! I rubbed your lamp, and wished you'd have a good day.
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      You're welcome! Your wish is my command! Whatever this member wants; I must agree. From now on, I will have a good day, indeed!
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      ha ha, I feel powerful, yet somehow weirdly guilty . . .

      and confused as to whether feeling guilty is appropriate. I'm sure it's fine, though.
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      Do you wish to feel guilty? *points to self* Hello! I'm a genie! Well, technically, I've been both a genie and a master as well as a genie teacher, only in my lucid dreams. Don't worry I don't mind you're fine.
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      I only wished for you to have a good day! The guilt just comes natural.
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