UU minister Jeremy Taylor writes, in "The Creative Impulse in Dreams":
There is an archetypal creative impulse woven into the fabric of every dream. Sometimes this creative energy is clearly visible to the dreamer, but more often it is hidden by the emotional experience of the dream. It may require an unusual effort of imagination (often aided by the suggestions and assistance of other people) to bring the dream's message more fully into the light of conscious self-awareness, but with careful study, we often find dreams provide solutions to problems the conscious mind is grappling with to no avail.
See more of Taylor's writing about dreams on his website.
Read Dreams vs. "Dreams" by Dr. Angela Morgan, a blog post on HuffPost Healthy Living.
Read "Dreams, Nightmares, and Visions," a sermon given by Matthew Johnson-Doyle, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockford, Illinois, September 15, 2013.