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10 Dream Symbols you should never ignore…

Here are 10 Things You Should Never Ignore About Your Dreams

Dreams of flying often indicate the need to reach ambition. Where are you going? How are you getting there? Are you having trouble navigating through life? Flying dreams tend to leave us recharged when we wake. There is a feeling of freedom and being able to accomplish anything in our way.
When we dream of water it usually conveys the emotional state of the mind. Water symbolizes cleansing and purity. To dream of waterfalls is a great omen. This represents new beginnings as the old is washed out.
If you see waterfalls in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: Is the waterfall a small one or a large one? How are you perceiving your obstacles? Is the waterfall in a dark jungle or a beautiful beach?
Dreams with teeth are very common. Not all teeth dreams symbolize aging. Pulling of teeth symbolizes something that needs to come out, while rotten teeth symbolize the holding of fear and anxiety. Dreaming of falling teeth are the most typical of all teeth dreams. They are usually derived to new situations that cause stress: a new job, fear of loss, lack of power in a relationship, or lies that are being kept hidden.
If you see teeth in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: How do you feel about your teeth? We use our teeth to nourish the body. How are we nourishing our lives?
Dreaming with death is more common than most people admit. As morbid as it feels, to dream of death usually symbolizes the ending of something. Death is the termination of ego parts. There is the death of anxiety and anger. The death of a situation. There is the death of an idea allowing for the birth of another. Dreaming of death or dying can be a psychological aspect of working tremendous changes in emotions.
If you see death in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: Where you the one who died? Was it a loved one? These dreams can also be guidance from a departed loved one trying to give comfort.

Dreaming of being pregnant symbolizes a major growth and development. It can be geared to future projects and desires.
If you visualize pregnancy in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: What are you trying to create? What transformation are you encountering in your waking life? Are you pregnant with possibilities? Pregnant dreams can bring fruitful ideas for a job or relationship.
Dreams of houses symbolize the self and the different aspects of personality. Depending on the type of house or the different rooms the interpretation can deepen. Houses are about security and comfort. An attic symbolizes hidden memories, while a basement can mean intuition and the unconscious mind.
If you see houses in your dreams, ask yourself: How are you taking care of your body? How do you perceive yourself out in the world?

Money dreams can allow us to wake with such gratitude. Dreaming with money is about luck and how we perceive our self-worth. Winning the lottery symbolizes a change in lifestyle while dreaming of giving money away is a fear of loss. Money dreams pertain to the core of our emotions towards the abundance and prosperity. Financial stability or losses are often stress factors in our lives.
If you see money in your dreams, ask yourself: Did you lose your job? Are you in debt? What would you do if you won the lottery? The relationship with finances is one that rarely leaves the mind during waking moments. Money symbolizes the flow of life.
Dreaming of adultery signifies sexual desires and urges that are repressed or are needing to be expressed. These type of dreams also carry abandonment and fears, self-worth issues, and an unconscious acceptance of a problematic relationship.
If adultery appears in your dreams, ask yourself: Are you afraid of losing a loved one? Are you unhappy in your own relationship? How do you feel about your body and desires?
Fire dreams can have several meanings depending on the context of the dream. Seeing fire in a distance symbolizes desire and transformation, while playing with fire can be a warning of risky activities. If you dream of starting a fire it symbolizes anger that is being repressed.
Ask yourself: Do you avoid risky situations? Do you spend your day putting out fires?
Dreams of being naked are very common. They connect to our fear of being exposed. If the dream is about someone else being naked it signifies “the naked truth” of a situation or foretell an illicit affair. It can also mean the loss of respect. Nakedness is about accepting flaws and imperfections. Just like in waking moments it is about how much is exposed to the world of the self.
If you are naked in a dream, ask yourself: Are you afraid of being seen for who you are? Are you over exposing yourself?
Dreams represent episodes of our lives that can be analyzed in millions of ways, and the dreamer is the only one who can figure out the true emotional state of the dream. These are only a few suggestions into the world of night visions; the mind, body and spirit are intertwined and how we perceive the self plays over and over during our sleep.
The mind will try desperately to dictate, through short visions, how our emotions are being played. Anxiety or joy can change the way we sleep. It’s up to us to truly be aware how we carry ourselves during waking ours.
“Dreams…are invariably seeking to express something that the ego does not know and does not understand.” – Carl Jung

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Slipping into sleep when you need to is made easier by subtly changing the way you use your bedroom.


Creating your ideal sleeping area all helps with natural healing, stress relief and a good sleep.

The way you use your bedroom can have a profound effect on your ability to get a good nights sleep. Your bedroom is your sanctuary. A calm and relaxing place, it’s your personal space, somewhere you chill and be yourself.

However, if you live in a bedsit or open living spaces, your bedroom may be the place where you study, eat or entertain your guests, as well as sleep.

If your bedroom is also included in your general living area, then you may find it difficult to switch off psychologically at bedtime. If this is the case for you, then you need to train your body that your bed is only associated with sleeping. Get into bed only when your really tired and on the verge of falling asleep. If you feel like reading or watching TV, then relax in a chair or floor cushions rather than sitting on your bed.

Making simple changes to the way you use your bedroom will help you into the habit of drifting off to sleep easily.

From the mattress you choose to aromatherapy, there are plenty of ways that you can prepare your bedroom for a restful nights sleep. Check out these pointers:

  • Keep it dark – we associate light with daytime and being active. If you find that light is disturbing your sleep, then use heavy curtains to keep your room dark, or perhaps use/try an eye-mask.
  • Reclaim your bed – you may be associating your bed with activities other than sleep. Try to separate your bed from other areas of your room, such as a desk, or easy chairs, by using a screen or a thin curtain.
  • The right mattress – an uncomfortable mattress or pillow can lead to back pain and a bad nights sleep. Mattresses and pillows should be replaced once the support in them has gone.
  • Lose outside noise – light is not the only form of distraction from the outside world. Traffic noise can be a huge disturbance but you can dampen the sound with heavy blinds or curtains.
  • Fresh air – Even in winter, fresh air is essential for a sound nights sleep. Stuffiness or smells can remind you of your day or unsettle you, preventing your mind from clearing itself and switching off.
  • Temperature – your body cools down during sleep. Opening your window or using a fan can help to drop the temperature of a room. This then helps to get your body prepared for slumber.
  • Silent night – to block out distracting background noises, try wearing ear-plugs or playing low-volume relaxing music. White noise, such as a fan, may also help to lull you to sleep.
  • Dream pillow – A dream pillow is a small sachet filled with aromatic herbs. When squeezed, the fragrances of the herbs within help you to drift into a restful sleep.

I hope this helps x