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!