This section is from the book "How To Intepret Your Dreams", by An Unknown Author.
This type of dream relates to your current "lesson in life," and if you learn how to interpret it, you'll find out how you are progressing. Think of it as taking a test and getting graded on it!
Our "true selves" are our souls, and not our physical bodies. You are a spirit/soul having a physical dream, not the other way around. Ever feel like your life is like a play, and you are acting out some role that you don't even understand, even surprising yourself with your actions sometimes? Bingo!
When we sleep, that proverbial "Veil of Forgetfulness" that prevents us from "cheating on the test" is lifted, and we are shown what type of progress we are making or not making and given guidance on what to do next.
We always have free will in our waking physical lives, though, and if we stubbornly refuse to finish our tests, then we have that rightóbut we are doomed to repeat it until we pass it; and each time we turn away from it, the next time it will be more unpleasant until finally we are forced to acknowledge it's importance for our growth.
The things we consider vitally important in our waking physical lives are not nearly as important as the TRUE reason we are here, which is to overcome our shortcomings so that we may get closer to our Source/God/Higher Power. Don't avoid learning the lesson or you will find yourself repeating the same tasks over and over again never making any progress.