In the literature of dreams exist countless theories regarding their
meaning. Which theory are you to believe? Each dreamer must eventually face this
question. You can't believe in every theory as such a view would only lead to
madness. You must personally decide the meaning of dreams, and their
relationship to waking life. Some believe dreams lack meaning. Others believe
they express omens from the gods. Still others believe they contain messages of
repressed desires. What do you believe?
Each viewpoint on dreams arises from a bed of beliefs. Beliefs making up a
theory, a theory of dreams. Your beliefs act like a lens focusing all that you
see, both physically and while you experience dream sleep. So decide on those
theories, those ideas you will use when looking inward. Your dream beliefs
reveal which brand of lens you use when looking inward. They will reveal what
kind of tint you put on your dream time experiences.
I have never found an ultimate theory, an ultimate explanation for the
experience of dreams. I have found a multiplicity of explanations that seem to
work for different people. Perhaps, we are each meant to have a different theory
of dreams. A unique perspective where we have taken ideas from different
theories to create a lens that can look inward.