This article is first in a series on dream interpretation.Â If you haven’t yet, please consider reading the article on how to remember your dreams so you can easily maximize your benefits from this article.
The first, and most common type of dream isÂ referred to asÂ ‘Release’ dreams. These are dreams where you are drifting through them andÂ there is absolutely no rhyme or reasonÂ to what is going on. These are the most important, and can be the most helpful kind of dream. As you go through the day, youÂ worry about this, stress about that, and create all kinds of emotional worry that doesn’t really offer you much benefit. When you sleep, your brainÂ scans through you recent memory and decides what’sÂ important, and what isn’t.Â According to Nobel Prize winner Francis Crick, the reasonÂ these kind of dreams can seem so chaotic isÂ due to theÂ physicalÂ matrix structure ofÂ the brain. You mightÂ have a memory about your neighbors dog which happens toÂ be physically right next doorÂ to a memory of somethingÂ your third grade teacher said.Â Your brain will decide that both thoseÂ memories might be taking up valuable space in your brain, so theyÂ might get fired off at the same time. As a result, you have a dream about being in third grade, and your neighbors dog isÂ yelling at you for not understand long division.
BecauseÂ these are the most common,Â they are naturallyÂ the most useful. Simply because your brain is telling you what not to worry about. If you brain has decided you don’t need to worry about something, whyÂ should you, right?
One good way to handle these dreams is to pay attention to the images that you remember uponÂ awakening. What do they remind you of?Â How doÂ those thingsÂ make you feel? And what do those things remind you of? It’s important to ask yourselves these questions when you are still in the groggy waking upÂ stateÂ while you are still blinking the sleep out of your eyes. It might not be natural at first, but as you practiceÂ this, you will get better.Â The key here isÂ to acceptÂ whatever images come up in those first few moments. These are theÂ things that your brain has decided are not important enough to worry about. So whatever images and feelings associated with those imagesÂ come up, simply choose to release them.Â And if you happen to think about them later in the day, just remind yourself that your brain already decided that you don’t need to worry about those things any more, because they have alreadyÂ been taken care of. You can choose toÂ free up your thoughts to think about better things that will help you to get what you want out of life.
And when you decide to release your anxiety about things that are no longer important, you will notice that you will naturally decrease your stress. And when you do that you will start to notice less and less anxiety, which will lead to you not only to improve your physical healthÂ but toÂ improve your mental health as well.
And all it will cost you is a few minutes of focused releasing every moring. You can do that, right?
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