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Dream symbols - teacher

People says things like "I don't go to school so why did I have a teacher dream." But they fail to realise that we all learn new things everyday and we all learn by example.

TEACHERS IN DREAMS:Understanding dreams is not so difficult. In practice dream symbols translate into certain words within the English language. For instance a "teacher" dream may simply translate into a word such as "inspire". In that way the dream picks out one of the most important roles of a teacher - inspiring someone so they can wish to learn. If you were thinking about how inspiring someone has been to you and how they have helped you then the teacher dream definitely relates to that.

In practice teachers have several symbolic meanings. Here is the full list.
- "inspiring" (We copy the people we admire. We unconsciously believe that they do the right thing. We take their example and use it to inspire us towards our own goals. Have you been inspired by someone recently? )
- "role model" (A teacher has a wider role in life as they pass on to their students the right way to behave. If you really respect someone then you follow their every word. You may start to want to copy them as you believe that they know the right way to do things)
- "the best way to express an idea" (Have you been trying to put across an idea to someone? Have you been thinking about the best way to express something and put across an idea in an interesting and inspiring way)
- "doing the right thing" (Many people try to do the popular thing. That's not always the right thing to do. We can teach people some very bad habits if they are constantly indulged. Sometimes you need to stick up for what's right. You need to teach people the hard way through tough love. You should not let children get away with murder all the time. Sometimes you have to discipline them. If a theme like this has been relevant in your life then it may be this that has caused your teacher dream. You simply need to do the responsible thing.)
- "someone who always knows best" (Can you think of someone who always knows best and who thinks that they are right and never need advice. A teacher dream may link to that person and their inability to listen and learn)
- "teaching your own child" (Teaching dreams can link to specific situations which come up more frequently than others. You may get a teacher dream when you have been thinking about your own role as a parent and your wish to help your child in their studies. Have you decided to spend some quality time with your child and really help them?)
- "I knew the answer" (A dream of a teacher may simply be your way of saying "I knew the answer to that problem yesterday. In this way you felt you knew best and wished to put across your ideas regarding this issue.")
- "gaining an insight" (Did you gain an insight into something yesterday? Throughout the day we assume different roles. When you think about some problem deeply then you are in your role as teacher - knowing what is best and trying to put across your ideas.)
- "becoming a better person" (We seem to get teacher dreams when we are thinking about loftier matters. If you woke up with a new respect for yourself and life in general then your dream may link to the teacher inside you - always learning and always thinking about the world you live in.)
- "frustrated because someone is unwilling to take advice" (Sometimes you can try as much as you like but someone will not take advice. Were you frustrated by someone's unwillingness to listen yesterday?)
- "knowing you need help to sort something out" (A teacher dream can be caused by you thinking through a problem. Knowing you have to sort something out concentrates your mind. The dream links to you learning by experience. Its a lesson in life!)
- "a readiness to learn" (Have you recently had a new willingness to learn?)
- "knowing someone needs to learn" (Are you helping someone with their school work? Do you think through the best methods to put across ideas? Were you thinking "what is the best way for him to learn this" yesterday? You were literally thinking about the best way to teach something.)

Its a fallacy that dreams capture unconscious thoughts - dreams represent thoughts that we are all too aware of. A typical dream would translate into the types of thoughts that we might write down in a diary or tell a best friend. Dreams represent your key thoughts which pinpoint the problems right now. Try to write down some quotes which capture your feelings right now and try to include the words and phrases above. For instance one dreamer who had a dream about a teacher had been thinking how best to put across her ideas. So by looking down the list above we find that two of the words or phrases were relevant: Firstly "inspiring" and secondly "the best way to express an idea". So we find that the dream could easily link with this new effort to improve her expression and make her ideas more interesting.

Dreams can represent very sophisticated thoughts. Take the following dream "I was trying to tell a principal and teacher how to build a road". In real life the dreamer had been very frustrated with his father who was unable to take advice. He always knew best and just never listened. So by looking at the dreamers real life situation we can deduce that the dream captures the following rather sarcastic feeling - "my father is impossible. He never listens to advice. Its like talking to a teacher – he always thinks he knows best!"