Dream Interpretation


Ever feel like your dreams are trying to tell you something? Maybe they are. Many people have experienced predictive dreams, dreams with messages.

Some people have had family members who have passed come through their dreams. Is this real or is this just the unconscious mind sorting through memories and experiences?

Sometimes the dream reflects where you are right now in life. It may reflect your fears or hopes. Sometimes dreams are more mundane – they have to do with particular activities in the last few days.

Many times our dreams are not straight forward. They come in strange metaphors and images. This is not unlike intuition. How can you tell if particular dreams are ones with messages?

First, dreams that are messages tend to have a different quality to them. I find they are more vivid in colours and sharpness. They may repeat. Until you get the meaning of a particular dream, it may reoccur. Or you may find that it changes once you understand it.

Second, dreams that are about people who have passed may indeed be the person’s spirit coming through. The person usually feels very real. They may come to us in our dream state because it is an easy way for us to perceive them.

In our waking state, there are too many things interfering with the quiet messages – our minds, external noise, our protective mechanisms. Once we are asleep, it is much easier for our Higher Selves, Spirit Guides, and family in spirit to reach us.

That all being said, how do you remember and interpret your dreams? If you can’t remember your dreams, try keeping a dream journal. In the morning when you wake up, get your journal out and write down as much as you can remember.

In the beginning, you may remember a small bit of a dream. You may only write a few words. As you continue this practice, you’ll find yourself remembering more and more.

When I first started my dream journal, I hardly remembered my dreams. The earlier entries were only three or four sentences long. Within a few weeks, I had to stop writing all my dreams down because I was running out of time before I had to go to work. I started to remember four and five dreams a night and was writing for 45 minutes.

Dream interpretation is something that I do for my clients. When they describe their dream, I use my psychic abilities to get the meaning of the dream.

Here is one way that may help you to interpret your dreams. Ignore what the people look like in your dreams and pay attention to their qualities and what they are doing. How do you feel about what they are doing in your dream?

Then take their personality, what they are doing, and how you feel about it and them, and think about all the major people in your life now and in the past. Do any of them fit?

See how this might mirror what’s going on in your life right now. Dreams can highlight where we are stuck, where we need to work on ourselves, and sometimes what spirit wants to tell us.

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Selina Khan, Toronto Psychic Medium and Reiki Master
About the Author: Selina Khan

I'm a Psychic Medium and Reiki Master serving Toronto, Oakville, and worldwide. I help spiritual seekers & open-minded people get clarity, find meaning, and develop their own intuitive abilities so they can live up to their true spiritual potential and life purpose.

Looking for some help in your spiritual development? Selina offers Intuition and Spiritual Development Workshops, as well as one-on-one Spiritual Mentoring.

  • Erika March 2, 2012, 5:48 am

    I love my dreams. I dream every night. Sometimes I remember the story,colors, shapes,sounds, dialogues, monologues, smell, taste, even if the wind was blowing and its sound. Sometimes I remember just a fraction of it all and sometimes I dont remember anything. But every morning I wake up in a certain mood because of my dreams. Yes, I always remember how I felt. Even if I dont remember my dream, I know whether it was a good dream or not by the way I feel. And now the most interesting part: the following night, when I go to bed, I know I am falling asleep the moment I start to feel the same way as when I woke up in the morning. It lasts for a few seconds. Then I start to see the images, sounds, dialogues, etc. of my dream from the previous night. Sometimes I say to myself: ah…this is what my dream was about! I literally re-live my dream…I know I am falling asleep and it happens very fast. This is my pattern. It scared me at the beginning, but now I am enjoying it. Anybody with the same experience? Does it mean anything?

  • admin March 2, 2012, 11:49 pm

    Hi Erika! Thanks for your comment! I love dreaming too. It’s one of my favourite parts of the “day”. I too will sometimes wake up and not remember my dream, but have a feeling from it. Sometimes when I am falling asleep the next night, I’ll remember a bit of it too, just like you. I think that happens because our brain waves are slowed down and we can access the memory of the dream, which happened when we were sleeping in a slow brain wave state.

    Aside from a dream journal – which really does start to open you up to remembering your dreams – you can try telling yourself as you fall asleep that you will remember all your dreams when you wake up.

  • Jerod January 7, 2016, 2:56 pm

    Just wondering if anyone ever had the problem of not dreaming at all? I use to dream all the time and now hardly at all,I ask my family and friends and they’ve never had the problem before so I’m just wondering if I should see a doctor or someone else?

  • Selina Khan January 9, 2016, 2:57 pm

    Hi Jerod,

    It’s said that we always dream and that many of us just don’t remember our dreams. However, if you are experiencing sleep problems where you aren’t reaching the state where dreaming occurs, then that may be another reason. I find that I go through cycles where I remember dreams well, and then I feel like I don’t remember them much if at all. I have met people who tell me they never remember their dreams at all and I suppose they might say they don’t dream.

    If you are very concerned about your sleep, then you can speak to your doctor about it, but there may not be anything wrong with you because you don’t remember dreaming.


  • Bawwani March 22, 2016, 4:53 pm

    I recently dreamed someone that I met a long time ago. I didn’t see him for about 15 years. Then I had a dream of him in a very relaxed mood, looking very young and smiling. The next day I got an email that he passed away. When I had the dream he was in fact spending his last hours on this earth.
    This dream bothers me.
    Could you please kind enough to explain.


  • Selina Khan March 23, 2016, 4:21 pm

    Hi Bawwani,

    Thanks for your comment. Time doesn’t matter when it comes to how we remember our connection to others. Although you didn’t see this man for 15 years, you made enough of an impression on him that he wanted to connect with you in your dream state.

    It can be easier for spirit to connect with us on that plane rather than in our waking state as when we are awake we are distracted by what is around us and our minds are not as open to spirit’s subtle vibrations. He wanted you to know that he is at peace so when you received the email you would know that and take comfort in that.


  • Alysha June 15, 2017, 11:33 am

    I keep having car accident dreams, I am not always the one driving but it changes constantly. When I wake up I can feel the part of my body hurt in the dream. I also get sleep paralysis a few times a week and when I wake up my entire body is stiff and sore. I’m just wondering what these could mean?

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