Dreams are interesting as they provide an insight into our sub conscious; they are a series of one’s thoughts, images and sensations that occur in a person’s mind during sleep.
During my childhood I used to experience the same dream over and over again. I was on a swing in my backyard tied to the orange tree swinging back and forth. I had no idea what this dream represented at the time but as I matured I wanted to know more and delved into dream interpretation.
Although, as I delved deeper into dream analysis I realised there were a number of different interpretations for the same dream, see below:
"To dream that you are swinging suggests that you are going back and forth in some situation or decision. You need to make up your mind. "
"To dream that you are swinging on a swing means you will soon have experiences full of change."
"If you are dreaming of yourself on a swing it could mean your emotions or life can be going up and down and you don’t know how you feel. So you could be happy one time but then suddenly sad."
All these resonated with me, but what it comes down to is your own interpretation. These are the questions you need to ask - How did it make you feel when you were on the swing? Were you relaxed, anxious or free? This will answer many of your questions and sometimes the action is only secondary and you need to investigate further to gain the true interpretation.
Your dreams are unique; no other individual can have your personal background, emotions, or your experiences. Thus, your own dreams can only be connected to your own "reality". With this in mind, it is important to draw from your personal life and experiences when interpreting a dream.
Once you have an understanding of your dreams, it has the power to unify the body, mind, and spirit. It provides you with insight into your own self and a means for further self-exploration. You will gain a better understanding and discovery or even "spiritual discovery" of your true self.