I once had an opportunity to study dreams and their significance to our lives. There are numerous interpretations by the way from one dream to the other yet at the end, it always goes back to the dreamer himself/herself to check the dream's relevance to his/her present stage. Understanding dreams therefore varies from one perception to another.
" Interpreting our dreams goes back to ancient times- to around 3000 BC. The Egyptians of that time saw the dream-world as an extension of their reality and sometimes recorded their dreams in hieroglyphics. Dreams were seen as prophetic, as signs of warning and advice.
The ancients looked on dreams as messages from God; they considered all dreams to be extremely significant. Men and women who had vivid dreams were thought to be blessed.
Many cultures believe that while we are dreaming your soul is wandering. If you are woken up too suddenly your soul may not return. Alarm clocks are feared instruments. " (from The Dreamer's Dictionary through Pennon Publishing)
Thus may we all nourish ourselves by knowing the relevance of our dreams to our waking life.