Dreams can be strange and even bewildering on the surface. However, under closer examination, they can shed light on many aspects of our lives. In this 3-part series, you will learn about: (1) the three different theories of why you dream, (2) what your dreams may be telling you, specifically through the lens of the psychodynamic dream theory, and (3) the possible meanings of your specific dreams. Through symbols and metaphors, your dreams provide you with insights about your authentic self. Through exploration of your own dreams, you may gain insight on subconscious hopes, desires, anxieties, and fears. Deciphering what your dreams mean may open up a world of self- understanding if you open your mind to the possibility.