For me, it’s very rare that I see myself in my dream. They’re usually in first-person, but when it’s not it’s like a video game. You can feel that you’re there, but you’re not there… for example, I can see myself; at the same time, it feels like I can control myself as-well. It’s very difficult to explain, but I suppose an example could be like playing an Episode story and making choices haha.
As far as languages go, I only speak English. I do however understand Twi, which is a dialect under the Akan language - my parents native language. I could speak it if I wanted, but I always feel shy when I do haha. When I see my parents in my dreams talking to each other they’d talk in Twi rather than English, as they do in real life. Or even to me sometimes, depending on certain things. Oh, and as a side note, I think it’s impressive that you are able to know and speak that many languages! 4 seems like a lot haha, but the sky’s the limit, as some would say.
Anywho, I often hear from others that their dreams are sometimes a manifestation of a vision of their inner emotions, thoughts, and problems. I could agree on a similar level.
And so, the dream dictionaries are available to us. I know a lot of people who use them. In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with using them but I’m split on them for a particular reason to be honest.
While I agree that as vague as most of them most of them are, I have to admit… some of the information that they have provided have been surprisingly accurate to whatever I am dealing with in the real world. But when it comes down to the core, I feel that only we can interpret it to the purest extent, no matter the resources available to us. I feel that dream dictionaries can serve as a guidance towards interpretation, but not a final interpretation. In my opinion, there is no one who knows ourselves better than us.
I suppose the difficult part is exactly that: figuring out what the dreams mean to us as an individual.
So, the way I interpret them is fairly simple. I’m sure everyone’s will be different, but for me, interpreting dreams is all about the connection to the day to day activities the roots behind it. When I’m confronted with a situation, I try to see a connection between what occurred in the dream and that particular problem. I think about the important events that occur, the objects that I stumble upon and the environment that’s being explored. For example, I had one dream where my family car was being repaired by mechanics. What was interesting was that they weren’t actually repairing it. They were damaging it further, by placing ant farms into the car and letting the car be the ants’ home. At the time, I saw this as a representation of the problem I was dealing with in real life becoming too much of an issue (which it was), and I needed to take care of quickly and effectively.
If I don’t see a connection, or I’m not dealing with any problems, then I go over what happened over the past few days. Maybe a TV show or a movie that I enjoyed recently triggered the dream. If I still don’t see a connection, then I resort to dream dictionaries as a last resort and go on from there.
Dreams are like music with lyrics. They may have a meaning, and I think only as individuals we can truly define what it is, for ourselves.