Try willing your brain to reward you with the memory of your dreams the morning you wake. Write them down. Learn from them. Most importantly, make sure you are listening.
Why can't dreams just come out and say what they want point blank? The reason is that there is no system to the language of the subconscious.
Through the formation of words, we build structures communicating the thoughts we are experiencing. There is a limit to this communication, but it is expanded through our body’s own language. There is a chasm. Between what we say and how we are positioned on that chair. Between what we are thinking consciously, and what we are interpreting unconsciously.
The unconscious has no such system. It is cryptic. It speaks not through a system but with imagery. It is symbolic. It is subjective. It is debatable. It is metaphorical. We try to assign meaning to it but it cannot be spoken in absolutes. The problem lies in the absolutes. Although we find comfort in the definite, there is none in the art of dream analysis nor in anything to do with life. We must embrace the unknown. The darkness. The mystifying. Fright and terror needs to be replaces with intrigue. Trepidation with excitement.
Dreams have an ambiguous nature not to be irritating, but to reward you with that light bulb moment. The moment which forces you to think really hard about what the precipice of your mind is trying to communicate to you, the forefront. If it was in plain terms, we wouldn’t pay attention to it. It is only when we delve deeper, that we get the gift of an epiphany. Those moments of real clarity, where the mirror in front of our faces becomes less fogged. This is the moment we all get from realising the symbolism of our dreams. And this is why it is so important to dream.