Interesting dreams you have there.
I find it is hard to try to connect together dreams that have occured over a period of a few years. Therefore, one suggestion I have is that you start
keeping a journal where you can store your dreams, drawing, impressions about the dream, thoughts, anything really. It could be a nice fancy notebook,
or just an old school type on lined paper.
Over time I find it helps enormously to flip back through it (don't forget to place dates). Especially when identifying if you're having repetitive
dreams or dreams that are unusual. I usually circle them or put coloured tabs on the top.
You might also want to take a trip to the library and see what kind of dream books interest you. You will find that some are helpful and some are
rubbish. Freud's 'Interpretation of Dreams' seems to be a popular one.
There are few online dream dictionaries as well. But they tend to deal with one specific thing, such as 'black cat' or 'spider' and what that
could possibly mean in the scheme of things. Also, you are really reading a generic interpretation and it isn't very specific to your own
experiences. But it is helpful if you want to know what a waterfall signifies.
I find that armed with my dream journal and some books, I feel a bit more confident making up my own mind on what they mean. People can help suggest
things you might not see or miss completely, but most of the time I believe it really is up to individual interpretation. If you feels yours are
connected somehow, all the more reason to keep a journal.
Finally, there are some very good threads here on ATS on how to possibly control your dreams through lucid dreaming. But before you head down that
path - if you even want to do that - I think doing research and keeping that journal are absolutely neccessary and that you approach it with
discipline and care if you are serious about analysing them.
Dreams are fascinating things and I find that people that have vivid, colourful, imaginative dreams also tend to also be creative as well. Hopefully
you have some outlets when you are awake, such as painting or writing, as I find sometimes when I don't, all that pent-up creativity can seep over
into the dream state.
Good luck and I hope this helps a little.
[edit on 12-8-2006 by nikelbee]