Last month, I wrote about several ways to record your dreams and the reasons that people decide to decipher their dreams. If you need a refresher, you can read Decoding Your Dreams: Part 1.
Through the many years of working with my own dreams, I have found that my dream interpretations are richer and more profound if I devote plenty of time to exploring the dream and gathering information about it. As I complete each step of the process, I stop and reflect on my results. Because dreamwork is a process that can awaken an individual to their true feelings and understandings of the world around them, it is something that can’t be rushed.
Also, understanding your dreams is emotional and psychological work. It is not a replacement for working with a therapist, but it is important to know that dreamwork can shake things up in your psyche, and a person needs time to integrate and appreciate these new awarenesses.