I was watching Dr Oz the other day when I was home sick and he had dream specialists on his show. I found some of the information they provided to be quite insightful and although I don’t typically remember my dreams I paid attention to some of the tips that one of the specialists gave. First, when you remember a dream it is because you wake up in the middle of it so you need to make sure to wake up carefully.
1) Put a journal with a pen at your bedside.
2) Get a soft waking alarm, not a crazy loud buzzer.
3) Do not move when you wake up. The position you are in is the position you were dreaming in and the best position for dream recall.
I followed these tips this morning and was actually able to remember a dream I was having. It was a bit strange so pardon the ambiguity “I was riding in the back seat of a taxi cab talking on my cell phone and taking pictures with my camera. While driving we passed a friend that was supposed to be picked up and I asked the cab driver to go back and the cab driver got angry and drove faster and did not go back.” I was then awakened by my alarm.
- Accomplishing something, moving forward, or getting somewhere in the context of your life, with the help of someone else
- The way you have moved forward during a certain time in your life
- A transition between two events or phases (represented in the dream by the origin and the destination)
To see or use a cell phone in your dream indicates that you are being receptive to new information. It also represents your mobility. Alternatively, the dream signifies lack of understanding. Perhaps you are having difficulties getting through to someone.
- The idea of focusing on or examining someone or something
- Remembering or a desire to remember
- Capturing something in order to keep it or take it away with you, as a snapshot captures a moment, scene, or expression
- Safe-keeping or keepsakes
- An ending or a phase coming to a close in your real life
- You standing up for yourself and making needed changes in your life
- Guilt or feeling that you’re abandoning someone or something, such as your responsibilities
Once I made sense and remembered what happened I jotted it down and decided to look up the key points that may possibly mean something (to my life). The specialist had also mentioned that dreams always have something to do with analyzing events of the previous day. Right now, I have a LOT going on family wise, career wise, even education wise and since I have a better understanding of how dreams work this dream actually makes a lot of sense. I used this website to decipher my dream http://www.thecuriousdreamer.com/dreamdictionary/ and maybe it can help you to decipher yours too! Good luck!
A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird’s chest.
After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, “I’m sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away.”
The distressed woman wailed, “Are you sure?”
“Yes, I am sure. Your duck is dead,” replied the vet.
“How can you be so sure?” she protested. “I mean you haven’t done any testing on him or anything. He might just be in a coma or something.”
The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room. He returned a few minutes later with a black Labrador Retriever. As the duck’s owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then looked up at the
vet with sad eyes and shook his head.
The vet patted the dog on the head and took it out of the room. A few minutes later he returned with a cat. The cat jumped on the table and also delicately sniffed the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room.
The vet looked at the woman and said, “I’m sorry, but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck.”
The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman. The duck’s owner, still in shock, took the bill. “$150!” she cried, “$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!”
The vet shrugged, “I’m sorry. If you had just taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it’s now $150.”