The impression that our dreams are wish fulfillments is based on Sigmund Freud’s method of dream interpretation. He concluded that dreams are wish fulfillments after analyzing various dreams and relating them to the dreamers’ lives.

Freud observed that those who are hungry had dreams about eating bread. Those who were in love with someone dreamt about making love with the desired person. This is why he concluded that our dreams are mere wish fulfillments.

However, his suppositions were incorrect. Carl Jung managed to prove that our dreams follow a different logic because they are produced by the unconscious mind.

Jung’s discoveries help us enter into contact with the wise unconscious mind that produces our dreams. The unconscious mind can help us attain all our goals. Therefore, the unconscious guidance helps ‘our dreams’ become true.

The real meaning of dreams can be understood only when we respect the dream logic and the symbolic meaning given to the dream symbols by the dream producer; the unconscious mind.

Those who are hungry and dream about eating bread are receiving a symbolic message. The bread represents salvation. Therefore, the bread has a spiritual dimension. The bread will feed the dreamer’s hunger and also save him or her from despair.

Those who dream about making love are receiving a symbolic message too. Other people in dreams represent parts of the dreamer’s personality. Making love in dreams means that the dreamer completely agrees with a certain part of his/her personality, which is represented by the person who is making love with him/her in the dream.

In case the dreamer is in love with the person who appears in the dream, this dream has a different meaning. The unconscious mind gives objective information about the person we love in our dreams. Thus, when someone has a dream about making love with a special person, this dream is a future prediction.

If the dreamer already has a relationship with someone else, this dream must work like an alarm. It shows to the dreamer that he/she will betray his partner. He must understand what is happening to him, to his relationship, and to his life.

Therefore, the impression that our dreams are wish fulfillments is false. However, the word ‘dreams’ is globally interpreted as the realization of hidden desires, even though Freud’s definition of the meaning of dreams was incorrect.

Fortunately, our dreams are not mere wish fulfillments. Our dreams are more important that what Freud had believed. They give us real information and real solutions to our problems.

Thus, you can make ‘your dreams’ become true by following the wise unconscious guidance in your dreams. Simply ask the unconscious mind how to attain your goals, and write down your dreams in a dream journal. The unconscious mind will give you many answers and lessons.

Author's Bio: 

Christina Sponias continued Carl Jung's research into the human psyche, discovering the cure for all mental illnesses, and simplifying the scientific method of dream interpretation that teaches you how to accurately translate the meaning of your dreams, so that you can find health, wisdom and happiness.

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