I was reading this awesome article on Dream Analysis and Freud is apparently very wrong. Dreaming of a Cigar doesn't necessarily mean you have Penis Envy. The cigar could mean numerous things, relative to each dreamer. All you have to do is make a list of your dreams for a period of a month and look for patterns. This doesn't only mean looking for themes, it also relates to remembering color tones prominent in your dreams. And believe it or not, but some people realy do dream in Black and White and yes colors mean many things-
1. Red: Danger / Rushing In / Sexual / High Energy
2. Blue: Calmness / Peace of Mind
3. Black: Fear / Anger / Depression
There is this awesome thing called Lucid Dreaming where you train yourself to become aware of the fact that you are dreaming. If achieved, you can control your dreams and live your wildest fantasies. Imagine being able to open a door in the middle of a nightmare and stepping into a sunlit mountain top with umm... Penelope Cruz or whoever you wish. Then you can choose to play Monopoly or whatever you want. WOW!
It isn't easy to this... in fact it take a lot of misses and a few hits to achieve this state. But it can become a habit. One of the tips apparently is to remind yourself before sleeping to wake up in a dream. It almost works. I tried it a few times and found myself controlling a Bullet Thunderbird 350cc down some street in Naples. Now I don't know how to ride a bike, nor have I ever seen Naples, but I loved the feeling.
Dreams are connected to the position you are sleeping in. So if you want to hold your dream for a little longer when you wake up, slow down the waking process by not shifting position, keeping your eyes closed and vocally narating as many elements of the dream as you can remember. The brain stores a dream in a temporary section, by speaking it aloud, you transfer the memory to a more permanent section. Pretty cool eh? Try it tonight!
Speaking of dreams, pay a lot of attention to your recurring dreams. They are telling you something... keep track of colors, themes, weather conditions, people and whatever else that doesn't evaporate in the saucepan of your waking life.
Finally, if you can't sleep, don't call me... coz I'll be dreaming.