Dreams are teaching stories.

The above image is from The Red Book an illustrated manuscript created by Carl Jung

Dreams are teaching stories that guide us to the inner world. They come from the unconscious and inform us what we need to become conscious of and integrate into our lives. In this way we become more fully alive and real. They are perfect and only need our ability to listen and understand their language. Just interpreting them on an intellectual level will not bring change. The symbolic language of the dream is very specific in its information and guidance for each of us. If we didn’t need to change, we wouldn’t need to have the dream.