I find if I record the details, and sleep on it, and then rexamine the messages and visual symbols I've come back with later, it adds a whole new level of meaning to the messages. (look at my blog for examples www.conduitofjoy.com
Like Rachara El, 98% of the time I journey with an intended question in mind, and the answers are to that question. I think it also works to journey for yourself without a question too, and bring back meanings. Sometimes it's easier to interpret for yourself by bouncing it off another person.
I love interpreting the symbols for deeper meaning!