Dream Hints and Insights. Learning to analyze dreams is a little bit like learning to drive a car. Applying the Five-Step Dream Technique (explained in later chapters) to analyze dreams is like learning to control a vehicle—how to turn on the engine, maneuver the wheel, the gas pedal, and the brakes. Once you get comfortable driving, you notice rules of the road and learn tips about oil changes, keeping tires balanced, and so on. What follows are a few rules of the road, including a list of tips about dream analysis. Some insights may even add a bit of zing to your daily trek—like watching for dreams about the future.