Always trust your conscious understanding more than anything else. When a dream is showing that you have an adjustment to make, make a specific short Spiritual vow in your mind, out loud, or in writing, to affirm that you are doing this or that to never let this specific pattern get out of balance ever again.
Never waste time feeling bad about some pattern that you may have not been aware of. Just immediately adjust it in your attitude which will reflect instantly in your emotional body. You will instantly feel good because you have made the subtle adjustment and your specific vow and affirmation to never let this happen again. Always adjust your consciousness so it is totally in the Tao and completely clear to start your day.
The Integrated Ascended Master works with his dreams in an integrated and balanced way. He uses them to propel himself forward on his path to Self and God Realization. He realizes that dreams are an invaluable feedback system. It is like a morning newspaper printout of how we have been using our energies the day before. If we have been out of line somewhere, then our dreams will reflect this so we can make the proper adjustments and corrections in our thinking. This is how God would have us look at our dreams, as a mentor and friendly reminder to stack on track!