Have you been hearing music playing in your dreams? Music in dreams typically indicates how you connect or harmonize emotionally with yourself & the world around you.
Everyone likes music, but not everyone likes the same types of music. This is because certain types of music create different emotional states of mind for different people. They may even create different emotional states of mind in the same individual at different times in one's life situations.
For example, if I was sitting in my office working on a blog, alternative rock would distract me personally. Music of a softer tone however, like classical or ambient music would calm my mind providing me with a more suitable setting for productive work. On the flip-side, if I was to go to a concert with friends later that evening, I'd be more receptive and in the mood for alternative rock music. This is very much the same in dreams.
Below are some questions I want you to ask yourself the next time you attempt to analyze a dream where you encounter music playing. These observations will grant you insight into the emotional tone of your dream. This may also point to what may have triggered the dream during your previous day's waking endeavors.
- What type of music is playing in the dream?
- How did this type of music playing in the dream make you feel at the time?
- How does this type of music normally make you feel while awake?
- Is the music playing from an artist, or is the music something you've never heard before?
- If the music has lyrics, what do the lyrics say?
Sometimes your subconscious mind will make up it's own music and lyrics. Dreams where the music has words (especially lyrics of original origin) are of immense interpretation value. This is because they grant the dreamer direct access to the subconscious mind's creativity and the message it's trying to convey through the dream.
Some final advice I'd like to convey is that you should be very mindful of the type of music you have playing when falling asleep. Many individuals like to listen to music while falling asleep. The type of music you're listening too while drifting asleep can have a direct implant on the outcome of your dreams. It can subliminally plant mental suggestions directly into your subconscious mind which may later manifest in your dreams as pleasant or unpleasant dream symbols.
If you're an individual that requires music to fall asleep, my advice is to listen to music which doesn't contain a multitude of direct mental suggestions. I personally prefer white noise or music that contains no actual words. This is because lyrics can sometimes suggest unwanted moods to the dreamer - like depression, anger or sadness.