We often think that dreams are our suppressed wishes in disguise. Its not completely false, dreams are sometimes related to what we wanted to do most in our lives and didn’t get the chance for it.
Dreams are a communication of body, mind and spirit in a symbolic communicative environmental state of being. Our brains are in constant activity. Different states of consciousness (like awake, asleep, alert, drowsy, excited, bored, concentrating or daydreaming) cause different brain wave activity. Our conscious mind, or the part we think with, our “window” into life, only takes up a very small portion of our brain activity. Other areas control things like breathing, heartbeat, converting light to vision, sound to hearing, balance when we walk, etc. etc.
And then there is the activity called dreaming. We dream all the time. Even while awake! But the process is functioning in our subconscious mind, out of view from our “window”. If defined precisely, they may not be referred to as dreams technically, but the activity is very closely related. During certain cycles of brain activity while asleep, we can “view” these dreams with our conscious mind and record them in our memory. (this is why we sometimes remember them).
Dreams are very efficient. Meaning, they can address multiple issues on multiple topics all in one story line! A dream can warn us of health dangers, predict the future, point out personality flaws (or credits) and solve a current problem all in one dream! Some dreams are worthy of repeated analysis, and just because we can come up with two or three interpretations, does not mean that only one can be right, in fact they could all easily be right.