The Colored Pencil Method: Dream Interpretation Technique

You might find it hard to interpret your dreams. More often than not, what and who you see in your dreams are just symbols for something else. Usually, you will have to look up these symbols in a dream dictionary, but perhaps you would like to try out a new way of interpreting your dreams. It’s called ‘The Colored Pencil Method’ and is easy to do. However, although being easy, it can give you valuable insight into your dreams. In this article, we will tell you more about using colored pens or pencils to interpret your dreams.

Here’s How to Start Analyzing Your Dreams with the Colored Pencil Method

Using colored pens or pencils can help you to identify the key symbols and themes there are in your dreams. They will also help you to connect the different symbols in the dreams. 

What Supplies Do I Need to Do This Method?

It won’t cost you a fortune to use this method. All you need are either colored pens or colored pencils, whichever you feel more comfortable with. You can just use them on a blank sheet of paper, but if you have a dream journal, it’s much better to use them there. If you are interested in interpreting your dreams, it is a good idea to keep a dream journal by the side of your bed. As soon as you wake up, write down your dreams in the journal while they are still fresh in your mind. As the day passes, your dreams will fade so it is best to get them down as quickly as possible. 

Why Do We Use Colored Pens or Pencils?

In your dreams, you will see many different symbols, different people, and different actions. It is a good idea to write down everything that stands out and then put them into different color groups. This will help you to identify each of the various elements. You can leave the color part of the interpretation until later in the day if you don\t have time to do it when you get up. It is most important to get the details of the dream down first. Once you’ve done this, it is easier to piece the dream together. 

Use a few different colored pens to underline, highlight, or circle symbols that stand out. For example use one color for people, another for actions, and another for descriptions. When you have done this, it becomes easier to piece the dream together.

In addition, colors all have their own meanings and it can be relevant if you choose one color over another. Red, for example, can mean either passion or anger. You will need to look at the dream so as to get the true meaning. Yellow can mean hopefulness for the future while green can signify that you are happy with your life.

The Colored Pencil Dream Interpretation Method – Step by Step

All you need to interpret your dreams by the colored pencil dream interpretation method are just four simple steps. Once you master these, you will easily be able to understand what your dreams can mean/

Step 1: Write Down the Dream with as Much Detail as Possible

As soon as you wake up and the dream is fresh in your mind, write down everything you remember. It doesn’t particularly have to be in the order that things happened in the dream. Just write down what you remember as it comes to you. You can sort it all out properly later in the day. 

Step 2: Highlight Key Elements by Color

Once you have written down everything you remember and have sorted it out as to how events happened, it’s time to highlight different elements with different colors.

It is a good idea to separate the elements into three or four colors. Perhaps use one color for nouns and objects, another for feelings and adjectives, and another for verbs and action words. If you find anything else that you feel is important, use another color. There may be a person who sticks out in the dream. Give them a separate color.

Step 3: Think of Your Own Personal Associations

When you have decided what the main elements of the dream are, it is time to relate each element using free association. 

Perhaps you aren’t sure of how to do this, so we’ll give you an example:

Dream: Serving a friend a bowl of soup. You spill some on his lap and rush to clean him up. However, he is angry.

Use the color yellow for example to write down the verb and action words: 

Spilling – clumsiness, carelessness. Cleaning – making amends.

Use green for nouns/objects.

Soup Bowl – contains soup. Soup – Liquid, hot, delicious.

Use blue for adjectives/descriptive words

Anger – resentment, guilt.

Step 4: Make the Connection to Waking Life

Once you have made these connections in colors of your choice, it is time to relate the dream to your waking life. However, remember that there is no right or wrong answer. The example we have given could mean that you are not paying attention and probably have on your mind too many things. It is time for you to focus on one thing at a time otherwise you might not get everything done properly. Spilling the soup could arouse feelings of guilt. Has the hot soup burned your friend? This could represent carelessness as well as guilt. What are you guilty about in your waking life? It could relate to either home or work life. Perhaps you haven’t been paying enough attention to your partner. Maybe you have been taking credit at work and not allowing others to shine. You could be facing the consequences of your actions. Your friend being angry could be telling you that you are alienating people by your actions.

Remember: You can obviously look up the meanings of dreams in a dream dictionary, but this is just a guide. You yourself are the best interpreter of your dreams. Colors are one of the best ways to split up the dream into different elements so you can study them individually before putting them back together. 

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