1 Ask for spiritual help, trusting that whatever you need, you will be given.
This establishes your foundation and affirms your intention of resolving the situation.
2 Know as much as possible about your situation.
This acknowledges your situation and engages you in the process.
Do the best you can with what you know.
Make the best decision possible with the information you have.
3 If time allows, reflect on this decision and let it “sit” for a day or two.
Pay attention to any responses you may havemental, physical or emotional,
in waking life as well as in your dreams.
4 Write down your decision and the date in your dream journal.. If you don’t have a dream journal, write the decision and the date on paper convenient to locate and keep. IMPORTANT Be sure to write only one decision. It is essential that you are state your decision clearly.
5 Before you go to sleep, ask for a dream to evaluate the decision you have written down.
6 Keep paper and pen handy in order to jot down notes immediately upon waking.
Next to your bed or in the bathroom are good places to have paper and pen ready.
Do not rely on your memory to retain the dream, no matter how vivid it was.
Dreams are rapidly forgotten.
7. Review the website links About Dreams and Getting Started. These will guide you in listening to your dream and talking it out. Understanding dreams is more about listening than analyzing.
8. Reread your dream to identify symbols and images. Don’t rush to interpret. In particular, note how you felt in the dream. Ask yourself when you feel like that in waking life. Note the general theme of the dream is it positive and encouraging or alerting you that things are not going well? Pay special attention to anything “new” in the dream, such as a baby, marriage or purchase.
Examples of symbols affirming your decision:
friendly gatherings, especially with people who are energetic and whom you are fond of
congratulations, awards, praise
moving forward toward something positive
approval from a respected (not feared) authority figure
growth such as flowers blooming or lush gardens
peaceful, sunny setting
wedding scenemarrying someone you admire or desire to emulate
wearing clothes that are especially becoming to you, bring out the best in you and are appropriate for the occasion or event
Examples of symbols contradicting your decision:
unfriendly people, discomfort with the people around you
war zones, battles, conflict
aggressive animals or insects attacking you
car problems, such as no brakes, crashes, no control over steering or someone you dislike in the driver’s seat; driving in the wrong lane or not entering or exiting the correct highway ramp
downward movement, such as falling, tripping, problems with steps or ladders; difficulty climbing a mountain or hill
searching for your car, keys, wallet or handbag
at the airport problems locating your ticket or passport, checking in, taking care of your bags
dirty water, unhealthy food or conditions
eating junk food; too much food on your plate
wedding scenegetting married to the wrong person, someone totally disagreeable to you
wearing clothes that are uncoordinated in color, style or else inappropriate for occasion or event
9. Even though you may not reach a full understanding of your dream, if you talk it out, you are likely to grasp some meaning and know if your decision was beneficial or not. Remember that deciding to do something you consider to be good may not be the best use of your talents and resources at this time, and in fact, may prevent you from a new venture currently unknown to you.
10. Write down your conclusion or resolution about your understanding of the dream message. Describe how you will apply this new insight, how you will live out your intention that has been affirmed and go for it! If the dream warns you not to carry out your decision, rethink your situation and make a new decision. Repeat the process outlined in these guidelines and ask for a new dream. If your leaves you uncertain, repeat the process and ask for another dream.