What pops up in your dreams a lot? An animal? A tree? A house? A lake? An apple? Stairs? Woods? A person?
What do you think that symbol represents? What word comes to mind when you think of that symbol? Does this resonate with your waking life?
Pay attention to those recurring symbols. Not only for meaning but also to recognize in future dreams. This can help you to become aware that you’re dreaming and that is the start of lucid dreaming.
In Dream Town I was driving my car at 2 am to pick up my sister. I was very tired in the dream and I could feel that I was going too fast as I approached a curve. I tried to focus on the road but I was so tired I could barely open my eyes. I knew I needed to open my eyes to see where this curve was leading me. As I gave final exhaustive lift of my brow to get my lids open, they did. Only now, I was awake in my bed.
I dream of cars often when something is out of control in my life. There is something that I need to hone in on and remedy. In this dream, however, it wasn’t about control. It was about opening my eyes. There is something I need to open my eyes to. Something just beyond the curve that I need to see. If I don’t slow down and open my eyes, I’ll miss it. And that would be a shame. So open your eyes to all that is around you so you don’t miss what is coming for you.