Dreams contain symbols through which our unconscious mind speaks to us. We can use them to help us resolve conflicts and find new approaches to obstacles in our lives. For example, if you dream that someone kidnaps your children, you might take it as a sign that you should spend more time with them. It might also mean that you believe that someone is stealing your ideas. Or perhaps it means that you’re being too serious should be more playful. Dream have played a crucial role in science, art, and religion as well. Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleyev’s periodic table was dream-inspired. The plot for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde came to Robert Louis Stevenson in a dream. As did the melody for “Yesterday” to Beatle Paul McCartney. Spanish artist Francisco Goya used his nightmares as the basis for many of his later works. Muhammad heard his prophetical call to found Islam in a dream.
How can you relate a recent dream to a current problem?
Source: Roger von Oech’s Creative Whack Pack