A Dream Interpretation Project To Use
Below is a simple project that you can use to try and interpret your dreams or visions.
To make full use of this project, I suggest you first read all of the principles that i have included on this website. And if you want to know the FULL teaching and all the principles, consider getting my book Prophetic Visions and Dreams which will teach you all that you need.
Use this project to try and interpret your own dreams before you post your dream on the forum to ask for an interpretation. If you share some of the details of this project with me, including some of your own dream interpretations, then I will be able to help you more easily.
Your Dream Interpretation Project
I have found that it is often easier to interpret the dreams of others than it is to interpret my own. I am sure you have had the same experience. So I have put together a procedure that you can use, firstly for your own dreams, and then also for the dreams of others.
When you think about your own dream, you tend to get caught up too often in some of the things that are familiar to you. This is especially true where your dream contains people that you know. There is always the temptation to think that these people represent themselves in the dream, whereas this is very seldom the case.
So the best way to approach this is to imagine that you are interpreting the dream for someone else. This helps you to be more objective and to not be moved by the things that are obvious to you.
Download and Print the Project Sheet
If you bought the book, you were also given a download for the project sheet which gives you a place to record your dream and do most of what you find below. So go ahead and do this first before you begin.
Find the summaries of the principles and the dream symbol. Print these out and keep them on hand to refer back to as you do the project.
But first, you need to record your dream.
Step 1 – Record Your Dream
This is a very important step, and you must not bypass it. Most of the time when you try to remember your dream, you only remember the highlights and not the finer details. But some of those finer details may be needed to interpret the dream.
One of the best ways to remember more of your dream is to share it right away with someone that you know. This also helps you to seal it in your memory. So if you have just woken up, find someone close at hand and tell them your dream.
You will find that as you begin to share the dream, the pictures will begin to return to your mind, and you will probably remember some details that you forgot. If not, encourage the person to ask you for more detail, which forces you to think about it more and describe some of the things that you did not mention.
For most of us, when we experience something in life or pass through a place, we notice only certain things, but others do not seem that obvious. So if you were to tell someone what happened, you might leave out little details that you did not think were important. But if someone were to ask you for more detail, and you go back in your mind, you might then remember some of the finer points.
After that the best way to clarify your dream before you forget it, is to write it down in detail. Do not spare any details. Write down not only what you saw, but also any other senses that may have been involved. Also make a note of your emotions and feelings during the dream. What did you feel or think while the dream was taking place? This is very important, as we said under the subject of feelings and emotions.
And just in case there is anything that you might have forgotten, consider the main dream symbol groups that we mentioned and that are laid out in the symbols summary chapter. Here they are again without the fine points:
4. Colors or numbers
6. Feelings and Emotions
7. Spoken words
So as you write down your dream, keep all of these in mind and make sure that you covered details on any of these in your dream description. If you left any out, then go back and add the extra details.
Step 2 – Analyze Your Dream
Now that you have fully recorded your dream, you can take these seven symbol groups and write down any of them that were in your dream. Do not try to interpret them yet. Just write them all down so that you have a full list of symbols that were in your dream.
Ask yourself the following,
1. What people were in my dream? List each one in order.
2. What objects were in my dream? List each one.
3. What places did I see in my dream?
4. Were there any significant colors or numbers in my dream?
5. What events took place in my dream? In a way the whole dream was an event, but you need to summarize each single event and list it separately.
6. What did I feel in my dream? What emotions were triggered and what was I thinking?
7. What words were spoken in my dream? What did others say, and what did I say if applicable? This does not include any thoughts of yours that were not spoken out. List those under feelings and emotions.
It is important that you break your dream down like this, or you will tend to only interpret the main symbols. You might also want to interpret the dream in one statement or sentence, as though it only had one message. But there could have been more.
Sometimes our temperament plays a part in dream interpretation. Those who are more analytical tend to find it easier to break a dream down into fine details. Amiables look more for relationships and feelings, expressives for excitement and challenges, and drivers for work or responsibilities.
So try to not limit yourself while interpreting your dream. More detail is better at first, but do not get hung up on the details once the interpretation becomes clear. In the end you may find that there is only one basic message in your dream. Stick with that and do not get TOO analytical.
Step 3 – Interpret Each Symbol
Now that you have a full list of all possible symbols in your dream, you are ready to tackle the more difficult part of interpretation, which is identifying the symbols.
Before you refer to my list of symbols as a guideline, ask yourself the following questions with each symbol before you try to interpret it
1. Does this symbol have a real meaning to you that is more obvious than an allegorical meaning?
You should be able to identify two meanings for these – the obvious literal meaning, and the figurative or symbolic meaning.
2. Does this symbol mean more to you because of:
a. A relationship
Our natural emotions can often interfere with our dream interpretation. If you dream of someone close to you there is a temptation to worry or get excited that you dreamed something for them. You must put this out of the way before you can start.
b. A past experience
Our experiences change the way we view things. That may be why this symbol is there – to link with that experience. But it may be something different, so be open to this.
c. A desire
Seeing a symbol that is something you desire does not mean your dream is telling you that you will get this as a prediction. But it certainly may be a reason why this is in your dream. It may even represent that desire.
3. Are you familiar with this symbol – have you seen it or something like it before? Or is it different to anything you have seen in real life?
Your answer to this question will help you to decide if this symbol came from your spirit or just your sub-conscious. This is one of the ways of making sure that your dream was not just a natural one.
With these guidelines in place, see if you can come up with more than one possible meaning for some of the symbols. Write them all down so you do not forget them.
Step 4 – Categorize Your Dream
Now that you have analyzed your dream and broken it apart, you are probably in a better position to decide which of the main dream groups it fits into.
This is important, because as we saw, not all dreams need to be interpreted.
If your dream is a natural dream, then identify which of the natural dream types it fits into. To help jog your memory, here they are again:
a. Healing dream
b. Purging dream
c. Movie dream
d. Fantasy dream
a. Creative dream
b. Solution dream
c. Directive dream
d. Warning dream
e. Teaching dream
a. Dream from God
If it is this kind of dream, then is it related to the future? Does it give direction? Does it give warning?
b. Demonic Dream
If you feel it is from the enemy, then is it filled with fear, or does it show signs of divination?
Step 5 – Journal Your Dream
If you feel that this dream was from your spirit or inspired by the Lord, then the best way to learn more about what it is saying is to ask the Lord directly, using the process of journaling.
If you are not sure how to journal or have not journaled before, then review the principles that we have taught in other prophetic books, such as Perfecting Your Prophetic Ministry, or Prophetic Functions Made Easy.
There are other places where we have taught on journaling also. If you are a contributing subscriber of lescrause.com you will be able to find these by typing the word ‘journaling’ into the search box on the left and going through the many links that will be given to the subject.
Step 6 – Ask For Outside Confirmation
The final step if you feel you need it after going through this project, is to share both your dream and your interpretation with someone else who has had some experience in dream interpretation. Start with those who know you well, since they will be able to more easily identify your symbols.
Because others disagree with you does not mean that you missed it in your interpretation. But be open to suggestion, as you may be too close to the situation to see things objectively. An unbiased outside look may help you get to the root of what your dream is saying.
If you go through all of this project and follow through each step we have given, I know that you will see your dream come to life, and you will understand it in a way that you did not think possible at first. With a bit of practice you will get better. And soon you will also be able to help others interpret their dreams.
If you are called to the Prophetic Ministry, or a higher ministry leadership level, it is very important that you learn how to do this. Even if your passion is counseling others in their problems, you will find the interpretation of dreams is a valuable tool in your ministry.