Often appears in a dream when you are suffering from lack of self-worth. Also addressed here is the dreamer’s “responsibility to govern,” which means facing the problems and developing the capabilities to manage his own issues. In that sense, it addresses self-determination. Such concerns are surely influenced by the dreamer’s attitude toward power and acceptance. Freud is said to have dreamed as a young man that he was a public servant, which might help explain his ambitions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of bathing someone, it shows the need to nurture or to have an intimate connection with another person. We may have knowledge which can help or heal.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream of being in the bath, it may indicate the need for cleansing of some old feelings, the need to relax, to let go. We have an opportunity to contemplate what has occurred in the past and to adopt new attitudes.
To be wearing a bathing costume denotes a degree of permitted exposure.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The meaning of this dream depends entirely upon what is happening.
If it is in tbe open and the water is clear, then it shows success in business. But if the water is dirty, or muddy, or choked with weeds, then you may expect difficulty and trouble in you* work or profession.
If you are yourself taking a Bath indoors, it is not a good sign. I f the water is cold, it shows sorrow; if hot, then separation from some friend or loved one, perhaps a quarrel if steam is seen.
To see yourself naked is a good sign in itself, but you must not be in water. See CLOTHES.... Mystic Dream Book
1- When we dream of being in the bath, it may indicate the need for cleansing of some old feelings, the need to relax, to let go. We have an opportunity to contemplate what has occurred in the past and to adopt new- attitudes.
2- “I’o dream of bathing someone shows the need to nurture or to have an intimate connection with that person.
3- Communal bathing depicts innocence and sensuality combined.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Being in a bath, or taking many baths, reveal an intense interest in the opposite sex.
To bathe with other people, gossip about the dreamer may be disturbing.
For a widow or widower, remarriage. Bathing in clear water, business expansion or renovation about the home. Physiologically, dreams of bathing may be due to physical discomfort. Psychologically they imply a guilt complex.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Bathing in the river or sea and not experiencing any fear, panic or humiliation suggest deliverance from afflictions: if the observer of the dream is grief stricken, his grief will be removed an replaced with happiness; if he is suffering from a disease or sickness, he will be cured; if he is in straitened circumstances, Allah will grant him relief; if he is afflicted with debts, Allah will have them fulfilled; if he is imprisoned, Allah will grant him freedom. All this is in the light of this Qur’anic verse wherein He commands Ayyoob (AS) : Strike with you foot. This spring of water is for bathing, cooling and drinking. And We granted him his family and doubled their number as a special grace from ourselves and a commemoration for all who have understanding.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
At the heart of it, the bathing suit is about modesty.
The very act of swimming, immersing oneself in water for sheer pleasure, brings with it a likelihood of nakedness. Culturally, however, we are compelled to cover up. In this way, a bathing suit is a symbol of that modesty and the desire to keep a certain amount of protection. There is also an implication associated with this symbol of a connection to water that may not be present in the dream itself.
If you are wearing a bathing suit, then you have in the past or may in the future connect yourself to water, the ultimate symbol of emotional expression.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Symbol: Dreams about bathing and swimming are always symbols of cleansing and renewal.
Vision: Dreaming about swimming outdoors: everything is looking up because you are gaining strength and endurance. Taking a bath in cold water: your health is good, but you need to be more active. Taking a bath in hot water: illness or problems.
If the water in the tub is clear: a danger is passing, a situation is clearing up. Swimming in a lake with many waves: use your skills to solve a difficult problem and you will succeed! Swimming in murk)’ water points to a negative environment. See Brook, Foam, Water.
Depth Psychology: Dreams about swimming or bathing always point to an emotional cleansing, like a rebirth. Even if other people are bathing or being bathed, the dream always means your own renewal and cleansing.... Dreamers Dictionary
You dream you are in a public place when you suddenly realize you are naked. Although many people feel shame, embarrassment or horror in the dream, others are untroubled about being exposed to public gaze.
The dream usually indicates that you feel intensely vulnerable in some area of your life. It may be that a relationship has stripped away your defences, leaving you emotionally exposed. Perhaps you feel uncomfortable about an occasion when you revealed more of yourself than you had really wanted. Sometimes the dream suggests that you haven’t yet found a suitable role in life.
If the dream is set in your office, it can signify underlying feelings of inadequacy about your work. You may be harbouring a fear that others will realize you are not as capable as they think.
Questions to ask yourself - and what to do when the answer is ‘yes’
Do I feel emotionally susceptible?
It may be that you have taken the role of victim in a relationship, so the dream is alerting you to the need to armour yourself. However, it’s also possible that you are feeling defenceless because the other person is seeing you just as you are. If you usually hide behind a barrier, this can feel uncomfortable. Yet being loved for who you are is the basis of emotional healing and may be exactly what you need.
Am I worried that I may have revealed too much of myself?
Perhaps you’re usually a little too reticent, so that what you said or did wasn’t nearly as explicit as you fear. Although it would be wise to watch for possible consequences your fears are likely to prove groundless.
Am I trying to find a suitable role in life?
Unless you’re lucky enough to have a vocation it can be difficult to find your niche in life. I suggest you seek advice from a careers counsellor.
Am I worried about my ability to do my job properly?
If you are struggling with some aspect of your job, it would be best to ask for help or further training. Perhaps, though, you need to give yourself more credit for your abilities. You may be magnifying your shortcomings at the expense of your confidence. Could it be that you have unrealistically high expectations of yourself?
The Czech Republic’s central European landscape is dominated by the Bohemian Massif, which rises to heights of 3,000 feet above sea level. This ring of mountains encircles a large elevated basin, the Bohemian Plateau. In dreams, this country suggests strong traditions and a personal sense of noble heritage.... The Element Encyclopedia
The Dominican Republic was explored by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492. He named it La Española, and his son, Diego, was its first viceroy. The capital, Santo Domingo, founded in 1496, is the oldest European settlement in the Western Hemisphere. In dreams, it could suggest strong traditions but it may also suggest financial hardship mirroring the economic crisis of the Republic.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dropping the facade, attitudes or feelings we may mask our real emotions with in everyday life—a child may scream if someone it dislikes gets near it, but an adult will probably tolerate the nearness, or refrain from expressing displeasure; desire to be seen for what one is; expression of natural feelings or desire to be intimate; revealing one’s true nature. Anxiety about being nude: fear that others know what you really feel and desire; feeling vulnerable and one’s weaknesses are exposed; guilt about being a human animal with sexual characteristics and urges. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Freud assumed that dreaming of being nude was linked with sexuality. It is, however, more to do with self-image. We have a desire to be seen for what we arc, to reveal our essential personality without having to crcate a facade, lo interpret a dream of walking down a street naked will depend on whether we arc seen by other people or not.
If we are seen by others, there may be something about ourselves which we wish to reveal.
If we are alone we may simply have a wish for freedom of expression.
2- Nudity signifies innocence. It may be that there is a situation in our lives which requires honesty and truth.
If we arc sufficiently secure within our own self-image, we will not be afraid of being ‘stripped’ in public.
Dreaming of appearing nude, for instance in a strip show, could suggest we have anxiety about being misunderstood. We arc conscious of the fact that we are prepared to be open and honest, but others may not understand.
3- Nudity can suggest a new beginning, a rebirth.
It is the paradise state and the state of natural innocence we all, at one time, had. It can also represent renunciation of the material world.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Material aspects: Freud assumed that dreaming of being nude was linked with sexuality. It is, however, more to do with self-image. We have a desire to be seen for what we are, to reveal our essential personality without having to create a facade.
To interpret a dream of walking down a street naked will depend on whether we are seen by other people or not.
If we are seen by others, there may be something about ourselves that we wish to reveal.
If we are alone we may simply have a wish for freedom of expression n for both men and women, returning to a sense of innocent pleasure and appreciation of the human body can be perceived in dreams as nudity.
If in dreaming of someone of the opposite sex they are naked but we are not, they may be more vulnerable than we are.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- To be in a pub in a dream and aware of our behaviour indicates how we relate to groups and what our feelings are about society. We may feel that it is appropriate to use a public space to create new relationships, or to come to terms with our own sense of loneliness.
A public space where we can drop inhibitions has links with the Pagan need for festivity and celebration.
2- We all have social needs that can be met in convivial company, in a pub or bar.
The origins of the public house were the old inns, which were stopping-olf places for travellers. Any companionship was purely transitory. This symbolism is still present today in dreams. We arc in a place where we can rest and relax and nothing more is expected of us.
3- As a public place where shared values arc important, the public house can be a creative space. As a meeting place where few judgements arc made, it becomes a placc in which people can co-exist.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
In this dream you find yourself making love in a very public place; such a dream suggests that you feel your private life has been made public in some way or that people are speculating about your private life.... The Element Encyclopedia
This is a dream about communication on a grand scale, the pressure to get your word out into the world in a bigger way. Speaking in public is challenging for most people. For some, that challenge is so intense that even the idea of it can bring on a terrorizing attack of anxiety. Since there is a literal connotation with this symbol to the act of speaking, a dream that involves this activity will naturally point to an area in your life where your communication is being put on the spot.
A person speaking in public is usually a figure of authority on some level. In this way, a dream that includes this as an image is probably expressing some area of your life where you are in your authority or where your authority is being put to the test. This is especially so if you were the one doing the speaking.
If you were in the audience and someone else was talking, use that person as a character aspect of yourself to figure out what part of your personality has something to say. It could be that your desire for power and authority in your life is speaking to you through your unconscious in your dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of a publicist symbolize your inner advocate and champion. This dream is revealing your healthy -esteem and belief in yourself, which is the winning formula to true success. See Cheerleader.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of publicity signify a need for attention, recognition, acknowledgment and a desire to draw attention to yourself and your projects. Keep in mind that the person you most need to impress is you. Alternatively, dreams of publicity denote confidence and boldness.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A dream of reading something in print signifies a satisfactory solution to a current problem; however, if the publicity was about yourself or someone you know, the dream is reminding you that how you get on depends on how you handle other people—diplomacy is the watchword.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams