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      Dream interpretation

      Hello! This is my first post and I'm excited to get some advice for how to make my dreams even more phenomenal . For some reason I've always had the unusual talent of being able to lucid dream. In fact growing up I had incredibly vivid dreams that I could not only remember, but also repeat and develop for nights in a row. However since I've started smoking my dream recall has been quite significantly reduced along with this ability to have such incredible dreams; but I'm not too concerned about fixing that. Anyway, I never knew this was in fact lucid dreaming until my boyfriend started talking to me about how he wanted to learn to become aware of dreaming. I was confused at first because I assumed that everyone was able to live in their dreams like I could, but after I realized I had this unusual talent, my thoughts have switched not only to becoming even more lucid, but to dream interpretation as well. I've often been left questioning and pondering my dreams for hours after waking due to the incredible detail that occurs in my dream. So my question is how can I use being lucid (if I can...) to better understand and interpret my dreams? I know not all dreams are explainable, but dreams are a window to the sub-conscious and therefore a way to better understand oneself; maybe there are answers there I can't find in waking life...
      ~thanks for any help =]
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      So basically, you want to interpret your dream while dreaming? Maybe you could, if you're lucid but you can't control your actions. If you can control your actions, that might influence the dream world, and the dream would lose it's meaning. But that's only my opinion.

      By the way, to Dream Views.

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      Quote Originally Posted by savylady64 View Post
      So my question is how can I use being lucid (if I can...) to better understand and interpret my dreams? I know not all dreams are explainable, but dreams are a window to the sub-conscious and therefore a way to better understand oneself; maybe there are answers there I can't find in waking life...
      Sometimes I have dreams with a disembodied voice. In one dream, I started interpreting this as being my subconscious, and I've continued with that thought ever since. So if I have a question while I'm lucid, I can just ask the voice/my subconscious "directly" and sort of share control of the dream to get an answer. I've heard of other people having a character or a copy of themselves which represents their subconscious so that they can talk face-to-face with it.

      Here's an example of a dream where I suddenly understood a concept/feeling which can't be communicated in the same way in waking life:
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      Quote Originally Posted by savylady64 View Post
      Hello! This is my first post and I'm excited to get some advice for how to make my dreams even more phenomenal . For some reason I've always had the unusual talent of being able to lucid dream. In fact growing up I had incredibly vivid dreams that I could not only remember, but also repeat and develop for nights in a row. However since I've started smoking my dream recall has been quite significantly reduced along with this ability to have such incredible dreams; but I'm not too concerned about fixing that. Anyway, I never knew this was in fact lucid dreaming until my boyfriend started talking to me about how he wanted to learn to become aware of dreaming. I was confused at first because I assumed that everyone was able to live in their dreams like I could, but after I realized I had this unusual talent, my thoughts have switched not only to becoming even more lucid, but to dream interpretation as well. I've often been left questioning and pondering my dreams for hours after waking due to the incredible detail that occurs in my dream. So my question is how can I use being lucid (if I can...) to better understand and interpret my dreams? I know not all dreams are explainable, but dreams are a window to the sub-conscious and therefore a way to better understand oneself; maybe there are answers there I can't find in waking life...
      ~thanks for any help =]
      ~~sav

      I read in my lucid dreaming book by Stephen LaBerge that lucid dreaming is one of the best ways to understand one's true self because you can utilize both your conscious and sub-conscious mind at the same time.

      Welcome to dreamviews! Hope to see you around more often!

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