Tell your dream to a friend. Okay, so not everyone is interested in dreams, but many are, and if you find someone to swap dreams with, this exercise will work really well for both of you.
Tell your dream to a friend, and then ask him to summarise your dream in no more than a couple of sentences. Listen carefully to those two sentences. Perhaps even write them down.
For example, the summary might be something like, “You are lost and can’t find your way. You keep going round in circles”, or “You want to fly higher but people keep saying you can’t.”
Then ask your friend how he sees that summary applying to your life. Then ask yourself how that summary applies to your life. Between the two of you, you’ll strike gold. A friend, just one step removed from your situation, can often see more clearly than you.
Once you see the pattern of your life – the blueprint of your future – you can change it, if you wish, using dream alchemy.
Become the pattern maker, not the pattern.
[Extract from 101 Dream Interpretation Tips, Jane Teresa Anderson]