The DREAMS dream interpretation method

The DREAMS dream interpretation method consists of six profound components: the dream itself, the relationship of your dream to other previous dreams in your dreams journal to see if the dream repeats itself, is a continuation of a previous dream, or if there is any relevant connection that might give you a clue to the interpretation.

Joseph’s dream of heavenly bodies bowing to him, for example, was connected to his prior dreams of sheaves bowing to his sheaf. (Genesis 37:5–9) This makes it much easier to analyze the dream rather than delving too far when the message was previously disclosed in a prior dream. This dream was supposed to be a confirmation of the prior one.

The four remaining aspects are your emotions during and after the dream, your main actions or the actions of others in the dream, and the dream meaning based on the dream context and setting.

It’s crucial to figure out what you’ve been attempting to accomplish in your waking life, what you’ve been trusting God for, what you prayed for before going to bed, and finally, what you were doing or thinking about before night to aid grasp the dream setting and context.

Related: A step-by-step guide on dream interpretation.

The DREAMS Method.

Dream– Dream summary (Describe your dream in a few words).

Relation– Does your dream relate to any of your previous dreams in your personal dream journal.

Emotions– What are your emotions/feelings in the dream? (such as fear, joy, pain, rage, depression, fatigue, boldness, and so on).

Action– Your major action in the dream, or the actions of others. Running, falling, arguing, laughing, having sex, gossiping, and other activities.

Meaning– Dream meaning (interpretation) based on the dream setting and context you described below. (Aim to match all of the above.)

Setting– Dream setting and context– What is going on in your waking life? (What have you been trusting God for, what have you been attempting to do in your waking life, what have you prayed for before going to bed, and finally what you were thinking or doing about before bedtime).

Genesis 37:6-7
He said to them, “Hear this dream that I have dreamed: Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf.”
Genesis 37:9
Then he dreamed another dream and told it to his brothers and said, “Behold, I have dreamed another dream. Behold, the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.”

See some dreams examples interpreted using the DREAMS method here.

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