There are many ways of interpreting a dream and one can very easily find generic dream interpretations online for every possible dream scenario. I do believe though that these should be taken with a pinch of salt and that the symbols that appear in our dreams are very personal and contextual.
When I have a particularly powerful dream, I like to look it up online first, to try and figure out its significance. Undoubtedly, certains dreams have universal symbolism that can be used as a foundation to understanding a dream. The rest I think is up to the dreamer.
Last night I had a dream that energised me and left me with good feelings. In my dream, I gave birth to a baby girl and it was difficult to walk and climb stairs because my body still felt fragile. The baby girl spoke as fluently as an adult. When she cried, she could only be comforted and soothed by me. When I took her into my arms, a smile of contentment settled on her tiny mouth. One of my aunts who mothered me more than my own biological mother ever did when I was young, commented in my dream on how beautiful she was. Her eyes shone brightly with intelligence and self-assuredness.
The baby girl is me. It’s the little girl or my inner child who is now being heard for the first time. The dream is symbolic of my recognition of her and how this has impacted on her. The little me back then felt ugly and ashamed all the time. I was an early talker but the abuse made me retreat into a shell of shame and ugliness. In my dream, the little girl had a voice because I am looking after her now. I am the only one who CAN. I have listened to her, that’s all that she wanted; she wanted to be heard. I am mothering her and she is smiling.