Dr. Kissel on Dreams
Q. I attended your dream workshop. I am very sure that people will want to hear just how very important your dreams really are.–Donna Lopatka
DR. KISSEL RESPONDS: It is hard for some people to accept that their dreams are more than nighttime ramblings of subconscious/brain processes. However, once people realize their dreams are full of important messages and meanings, they are not only delighted to have the aid and advice provided therein, they also have a wonderful new and better working relationship with their subconscious.
Dreams are a psychological treasure trove that once you start to decipher their meanings, you have insights and understanding about yourself and your life that would otherwise not be available to you. That is unless you learn to dialog with your subconscious the way I teach all my clients as well as in MIND MASTERY. The Ohs and Ahs and other thrilled exclamations about their discoveries as my students and clients recognize their dreams meaning speaks reams of the value of dream interpretation.
Dreams are the subconscious speaking to us in its own language: They are metaphorical, analogous, and symbolic and sometimes a play on words and puns. There is the manifest and latent content, and it is our responsibility to learn to translate the language of dreams, for they are not meaningless. In fact when my clients share their dreams with me, which I encourage them to do, they almost always offer ways for us to progress in the therapeutic process.
I have never known anyone who works with their dreams who has not been greatly entertained and helped in myriad ways. They have been warned, they have been given powerful insights, and they have had the kind of revelations that changed their relationships and their lives; they have been given advice and guidance in making wise decisions and when they pay attention, it pays off in more ways than you can imagine.
Pay attention to your dreams. Write them down the moment you awaken or you will either forget them or contaminate them with conscious mentation. Develop a dream dictionary of recurring symbols and deciphering their meanings.
There’s so much to learn about how to translate and interpret your dreams, the dream workshops I conduct lasts a whole afternoon, a nd we just begin the process of analysing your dreams. Just know that books that list meanings of are not to be relied on and actually can deflect your attention from the all important details and mislead you about the true message.
I wish you happy dreams.
TTFN from Elaine