Dreaming, whether the day time, or night time versions perform the role of inspiration filled with metaphoric imagery encouraging us to implement the recommendations appearing in our dream states.
Dream analysis, and interpretation enlightening our path through life is the role of The Spirit of God in whom our source of inspiration is centred; the genius of God guiding us into a more rewarding, and fulfilling life serving the common good.
Ongoing, and unresolved inner conflict can often produce nightmares, jolting us to resolve those issues that need our urgent, and undivided attention.
Charles Dickens character, Ebenezer Scrooge amply demonstrates the night turmoil that resulted in this self centred person eventually facing up to his self indulgent life, and haunting demons leading to a change in direction in the manner in which he lived his life.
Biblical figures such as the Prophet Daniel record another element of dream interpretation, when the dreams of other people are interpreted when Daniel appeals to Divine Wisdom for assistance leading to the wise prophet's promotion as King Nebuchadnezzar advisor, and administrator for Babylon. We also note similar parallels in the life of Joseph in the court of the Egyptian Pharaoh.
In simple language dreams are an inspiration, or motivation that emerges into our conscious awareness to enable us to plot a more rewarding course through our life that will benefit not just our self, but also the common good of those with whom we share our life.
And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.”~Joel 2:28