Understanding and interpreting the meaning of your dreams can become a powerful tool that increases your self knowledge and personal wellness, even helping you to achieve long lasting success in your life. Examining a dream will reveal a deeper understanding of who you are and where you are going in your life. But interpreting dreams is much like learning a new language. Nothing is what it appears to be on the surface. Dreams are a reflection of your inner world and your subconscious mind provides the dream symbols. Symbols in dreams can represent many different things depending on the context of the entire dream, and one's personal feelings and association with each symbol. All symbols, images, characters and objects, and landscapes within a dream are actually a mirror of your inner world. Dreaming is like the mind's mirror because everything is a redlection of the dreamer. The landscape are symbols that reflect the inner arhictecture or current mindset as you move through life. Dream symbols can be understood better if you approach them the way you would interpret the metaphors or a poem or song lyric. In poetry, one word or symbol can capture a deep feeling or essence of an unspoken idea, feeling or concept. Dreams use symbols that best capture ideas that can help you open up to a deeper understanding of yourself, your waking life and inner world, and will help you to resolve unconscious conflict. Before analyzing your dream, it is important that you write down as much information as you can remember. Even small or incoherant details, or even feelings experienced in the dream can all be useful in the interpretation process. Dreaming moves us in the same way a powerful movie would, so the feelings that we are left with become an important way to understand what might be currently going on behind the scenes within your life. Be open to the guidance that your dreams provide via its rich and sometimes bizarre symbology. Dreams often use cryptic symbols as a way of tricking the conscious mind into exploring the unknown or to get one's attention regarding an issue or emotion that is being repressed. Dreams act like a secret code because often it is the only way that the emerging information can break through our conscious waking mental defenses. Often, the bizarre symbols in a dream can teach us about ourselves and guide us through a current situation in our life. Symbols often reoccur in our dreams or the same dream may repeat itself in order to get our attention or to indicate an important issue that must be acknowledged or resolved. Whatever the dream scenario or landscape, it is usually a reflection of the inner world or external landscape or situation in waking life, but in the form of the metaphors or symbols. Clues within the dream world come forward to reveal many sides or aspects of you, often through other dream characters. Inspiration for our dreams often manifest from a side of the psyche that developed before language in humans. Symbols are the language which dream use, since this was the way in which humans originally communicated, and this has stayed a part of the collective consciousness that is a part of each and every individual conscious mind.