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We just need to learn the language
Dreams may be our brains way of telling us something
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
By Darin Watkins, WSU News
That is the message from Rob Snyder, an instructor with WSU’s Philosophy department who believes the secret to unlocking the meaning of our dreams may lie within us.
"Only you can interpret your dreams,” said Snyder. "It’s all about getting ahold of the language our dreams are trying to speak.”
Snyder believes that dreams are necessary for us to maintain our conscious understanding – not only to guide us, but to allow us to operate in our waking world. Without the deep sleep where dreams take place, our brains begin to lose the ability to recognize reality.
"Dreams can help us psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually deal with our realities,” said Snyder.
Our dreams are often compilations of our experiences, whether it is from what we’ve seen, read or even imagined. Snyder offers workshops for people to chart out the images from their dreams in a way that helps them to see a bigger picture, and a different meaning than what might be interpreted strictly on face value.
"Before I go to bed, I tell myself that I am ready to listen and to remember my dreams,” said Snyder. "By jotting down just a few details when I first wake up, I am amazed at the vivid recall I can have about the dreams I’ve experienced overnight.”
By listening to the messages of our dreams, Snyder believes we can hear the best guidance possible – that which lies within ourselves.
"Our dreams are very real. We just need to learn the language that is being used,” said Snyder.
Snyder’s presentation was made possible by APAC as part of employee appreciation week. View a full list of other activities at the website.