While the entire dream would have to be looked at to understand the full message, here are a few symbols to look for in dreams that comment on our life purpose:
1. A dream character in a position of authority or with a title, such as a police officer, waitress, doctor, or shop owner. Whatever gifts these character possess are yours as well.
2. Special powers you have in a dream are often a reflection of or symbolic of skills you have in waking life, such as the ability to see spirits.
3. Parties, birthday parties, or celebrating Christmas in a dream can be about your birth and the gifts you brought with you.
4. Receiving a gift in a dream often shows us the gifts we are to use as part of our life purpose.
5. Ships in a harbor can be a pun on birth (berth) and thus alert us that the dream is addressing our birth.
6. Dreams that symbolically show the birth imprint, such as leaving a building (often through a narrow opening such as a window) or coming down from a high place also typically comment on our gifts. Other examples would be landing on earth from a space ship or coming down in an elevator.
If you want to know more about how dreams show our life purpose, you can listen to the archived episode of my radio show about dreams, healing and guidance, “So You Think You’re Awake,” where we focus on dreams about life purpose.