Originally Answered: i need help interpreting my dreams?
*sighs* okay well...... your dreams are as unique as you are. A good psychologist (no kidding) would probably be abe to help you get in tune with yourself, as per life experiences, to figure out why you dream SOME of the things you dream, and WHAT they mean.
Most times, we are simply working out our problems (i.e, thoughts, anxieties, worries, fears, concerns, even our passions) through our dreams. It's basically like all the thoughts we block during the day..... kinda do what they want at night while we're sleeping lol
BUT... (in my opinion) a psychologist will not be able to guide you as to correctly interpreting you 'spiritual' dreams as per (whatever religion that you are). they may offer suggestions, but only you know both YOU and your beliefs well enough that you could 'understand' your mind/thoughts concerning those things. besides, depending on your religion a certain symbol could have an entirely differnet ... 'definiton'. like, some people interpet elephants as wisdom. suppose in your religin elephants were evil, and you dreamt of one.... for someone to interpret your dream as a sign of wisdom would be incorrect. understand?
I'm sure there's people that will disagree with me, but here's my opinion:
FIRST rule: Don't make too much out of your dreams. Most times, its just daily stress working its way out of you. If you do have a dream that just "wont leave you alone".... then write it down.
SECOND: Look up some of the meanings of key symbols in your dreams.... like, an apple, or a big house or idk... a giant scary iguanna or something lol. (whatever you dreamt of). Attaching definitions to symbols is helpful BUT they are only a blueprint. 5 people could dream of a bridge, and for all 5 it could represent something entirely different. In essence, you gotta "go with your gut"...
THIRD: be logical and practical and introspective about your dreams. Dont make everything all one big flaky mess or read too much into it. Be honest enough with yourself that you can admit your fears, bad habits, attitudes etc to yourself if thats what your dreams telling you. No shame in admitting you have things you need to work on personality-wise - we all got them. Only if we are honest with ourselves can we recognise our error, and change.
FOURTH: Partner with some people (friends perhaps) that can perhaps share some insight into your dreams.
While sometimes one person may have the complete and correct interpretation, everyone has a valid opinion. And other people may see in you or your dream, what you cannot.
**** Also, as a rule of thumb, I usually try never to interpret my own dreams, or the dreams of a close friend or family member (unless they really ask for my thoughts on it) as well, sometimes i feel that perhaps i am not such a neutral party. human nature tends to use knowledge of situations and force personal opinion as an interpretaion and thats not always the correct answer OR a healthy one.
*Sometimes, when asked i have interpreted for friends, or my own dreams, but i try fervently to be of clear conscience, keep my personal thoughts far out of it, and listen to instinct and what my spirit tells me.
you may think this nutty, but well... to each his own.
I think its always good to remember, that no person is the 'authority' on interpreting; and different people have different methods, as well as different insights.
Best bet is to ask, get feedback..... and what issue (or theme) is most stressed by those who've given their insight, accept as the answer (unless, there's jack squat and your spirit like, completely pukes it out lol.... like, says 'no way!'). in any case, this is my opinion. I'm sure other people could offer you something different. Take it all with a grain of salt. And Good Luck.