Dream Interpretation - Coggle Diagram
Questions to ask yourself
Is the dream for you or someone else?
Are you active in the dream?
Are you observing only?
For someone else
Do you recognise anyone?
Do they represent any characteristic?
Are they showing/telling you something?
Is the dream literal or symbolic?
Dreams are rarely literal
Wake up to pray for someone in danger
Proceed with caution
Speak to God first!
Speak face to face or phone
Symbolic dreams are more common
Usually have odd/strange things that standout
Are there any themes in the dream?
More than one dream in night
Usually repeating the same message
Job, hobbies, objects, animals
Mission field/sphere of influence
Type of dream
God speaks to both Christians and Non-believers
Christian dream types
Serve rulers & nations
There are seasons for dreams
You may dream every night
You may dream 1 or 2 a year
Key weapon for prophets
Scripture always First
Is the dream from God?
Most are of God
Bad dreams can still be of God just unsettling/not pleasant
Did it build up?
Did you share it at the right time/person?
Only share within your sphere of influence & authority
Authority is set by God
You will know when you have done this
Was it encouraging?
Did it bring comfort?
Come to nothing
Fight back in dream (lucid dreaming)
More common for children
Produce fear of dreams/spiritual
Squash plans/encouragements/wisdom/ insight from God
Remove enemy foothold
Details of dream
Pray to God
How did the dream make you feel?
Sad, happy, scared
Ask God first for the interpretation
Interpretation takes time
Weeks/months or years
Wait on God
Don't rush to share
Out of intimacy not methodology
Discover your own symbolic language
God speaks to you in a unique way
Symbols different meaning 4 different people
Can use symbol dictionary
Read around the subject
Read/study your bible
Spend time with God
Switch off tech
Be pure as possible
Everything in moderation
Keep a notebook by your bed at night
Write down your dreams upon waking
Give your dream a title
Write down day/date
Write as much detail as you can remember
Even if you wake in the night
You can type up later
Handy for sending to others
Travel dream journal
Understanding of symbols
The dream itself
Interpreting for others
Ask them questions
Should be two way conversation
Give interpretation but encouraging aspects too!