Why you need to know the difference between analysing and interpreting dreams
- Created: Friday, 11 August 2017 17:47
- Written by Heather Sutherland
Earlier this week I happened to be listening to the Steve Wright show on Radio 2 as I worked in my office. One of the people that is sometimes on the show is a Dream Analyst. One of the callers to the show mentioned that she has a lot of dreams where she knows she needs to go to the toilet but can never find anywhere to 'go'. She said that sometimes the toilets are locked, sometimes they are broken or someone else is using them etc.
The dream anaylst said that this was a very common type ot dream - I agree
Then he said that the dream was about the dreamer - again I agree.
However, he then went on to say that we talk about "needing the toilet" so, in his opinion these dreams were all about the 'needs' that the dreamer has in her life - this is where I disagreed.
When most of us 'need' to go to the toilet, it's more about having to get rid of things from our bodies that are not good for us. In fact our bodies are usually trying to get rid of toxins and waste products that could do us serious harm if they are not removed.
So as an interpreter, rather than an analsyt of dreams what would I have said. Well, it would probably be more along the lines of "These dreams show you are aware of issues in your life that are not helpful to you and that you would be bettter withouth them. You have not been able to find the right people or processes to allow you to get rid of this 'stuff'"
Hopefully you will see from this example that given the same dream senarios, dream analysts and dream interpreters will offer very different advice. For an analyst dreams will only be generated from the dreamers psyche whereas an interpreter allows for the possibility that dreams can contain messages from the spiritual realm. Therefore it is important for you as a dreamer, and possibly as an interpreter, to be listening carefully to the Holy Spirit so that you will get the right message from the dream and don't assume that it is something that you have caused to have dreamed.