One of the most overlooked features of a dream is that it is functionally a narrative. In the same way that a movie has a beginning, middle, and end, a dream does as well. Dreams are telling a story that in some way is related to wholeness.
Why we frequently have difficulty in ascertaining the storyline of a dream is because its language is unfamiliar to us. We expect a linear rational story which makes immediate sense. Dreams however are non-linear and not necessarily sequential. Coupled with strange imagery and visceral impressions, symbols, play on words etc. dreams are like entering a new world with a completely different set of rules and a differing language.
It takes time, patience and a considerable amount of hard work to become adept at dream interpretation. A first step into understanding how dreams work is to consider that the narrative of a dream has four main […]