Dreams are extensions of language (i.e. ideas, narratives, images, etc.) that are fixated on or connected to one’s unconscious. They are considered to have the ability to predict and/or solve challenges in people’s lives. If an individual is experiencing problems in his/her life, than certain figures (i.e. ‘archetypes’) will appear in their dreams to help them determine what is wrong (or provide possible solutions).
A book that comes to mind is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; where four ghosts visit Ebenezer Scrooge in his dreams. Similar to the archetypes in Carl Jung’s analysis, the ghosts help Scrooge to reawaken his kind heart. When Scrooge wakes up, he realizes that he must change and/or correct his wrongdoings; so that he can move forward with his life.
This story may be fictional, but do you think it is possible for people to change with the power of their dreams? 🙂
I believe that dreams are personal experiences that reflect deeper meanings and may be interpreted in many different ways. I also feel that they are generated from an individual’s imagination and creativity.
What are your thoughts on dreams? Have you ever evaluated the ‘meanings’ of your dreams?