Meaning of Factory / Office / Processing Plant Dreams | Dream Interpretation
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To dream of these types of building, filled with people slaving away on computers, production lines or machines, might be a reflection of the obsessive worker part of your personality and any anxieties that you may feel about being a workaholic. The conditions in the factory, office or plant will symbolize the health of your creative drive.
If the conditions are hideous like those in a sweatshop, are you working in a highly paid job that discourages your spirit? If the factory is high-tech or manic, consider how it reflects your love of the work you do. See also SCHOOL AND WORK.
66 dream symbols found for this dream.
It is important to analyze the other oneiric symbols for a correct interpretation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Carder; Cotton)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
What is the background to the dream? The most imponant aspects of your everyday life may have influenced the dream or feature in it. Briefly consider any aspects of your life which connect with what appears in the dream. Example: ‘1 have a plane to catch. I get to the plane but the suitcase is never big enough for my clothing which I have left behind. I am always anxious about stuff left behind. I wake still with the feeling of anxiety’ (Jane). When asked, Jane said plane flights had been a big feature of her life. She had moved home often, travelling to different pans of the world, leaving friends and loved ones behind.
What is the main action in the dream? There is often an overall activity such as walking, looking, worrying, building something, or trying to escape. Define what it is and consider if it is expressive of something you are doing in waking life. Activities such as walking or building a house need to be seen as generalisations; walking can simply represent taking a direction in life. When you have defined the action, look for further information under the other headings in this book, such as swimming or sitting.
What is your role in the dream? Are you a friend, lover, soldier, dictator, watcher or participant in the dream? Consider this in relationship with your everyday life, especially in connection with how the dream presents it. Where possible, look for the entry on the role in this book. See dreamer.
Are you active or passive in the dream? By passive is meant not taking the leading role, being only an observer, being directed by other people and events, If you are passive, consider if you live in a similar attitude in your life. See active/passive.
What do you feel in the dream? Define what is felt emotionally and physically. In the physical sense are you tired, cold, relaxed or hungry? In the emotional sense do you feel sad, angry, lost, tender or frightened anywhere in the dream? This helps clarify what feeling area the dream is dealing with.
It is important also to define whether the feelings in the dream were satisfyingly expressed or whether held back.
If held back they need fuller expression. See emotions and mood.
Is there a because’ factor in the dream? In many dreams something happens, fails to happen, or appears . . . because! For instance, trapped in a room you find a door to escape through. All is dark beyond and you do not go through the door ‘because’ you are frightened of the dark. In this case the ‘because’ factor is fear.
The dream also suggests you are trapped in an unsatisfying life through fear of opportunity or the unknown.
Am I meeting the things I fear in my dream? Because a dream is an entirely inward thing, we create it completely out of our own internal feelings, images, creativity, habits and insights. So even the monsters of our dream are a pan of ourself.
If we run from them it is only aspects of ourself we are avoiding. Through defining what feelings occur in the dream you may be able to clarify what it is you are avoiding. See nightmares; dream as spiritual guide.
What does the dream mean? We alone create the dream while asleep. Therefore, by looking at each symbol or aspect of the dream, we can discover from what feelings, thoughts or experience, what drive or what insight we have created the drama of the dream. In a playful relaxed way, express whatever you think, feel, remember or fantasise when you hold each symbol in mind. Say or write it all, even the seemingly trivial or dangerous’ bits. It helps to act the pan of each thing if you can; for instance as a house you might describe yourself as ‘a bit old, but with open doors for family and friends to come in and out. I feel solid and dependable, but I sense there is something hidden in my cellar’. Such statements portray oneself graphically. Consider whatever information you gather as descriptive of your waking life. Try to summarise it, as this will aid the gaining of insight.
Try amplifying your dream You will need the help of one or two friends to use this method.
The basis is to take the role of each part of the dream, as described above. This may seem strange at first, but persist. Supposing your name is Julia and you dreamt you were carrying an umbrella, but failed to use it even though it was raining, you would talk in the first person present—I am an umbrella. Julia is carrying me but for some reason doesn’t use me.’ Having finished saying what you could about yourself, your friend(s) then ask you questions about yourself as the dream figure or object. These questions need to be simple and directly about the dream symbol. So they could ask Are you an old umbrella?’ Does Julia know she is canying you?’ ‘What is your function as an umbrella? ‘Are you big enough to shelter Julia and someone else?’ And so on.
The aim of the questions is to draw out information about the symbol being explored.
If it is a known person or object you are in the role of—your father for instance—the replies to the questions need to be answered from the point of view of what happened in the dream, rather than as in real life. Listen to what you are saying about yourself as the dream symbol, and when your questioneKs) has finished, review your statements to see if you can see how they refer to your life and yourself.
If you are asking the questions, even if you have ideas regarding the dream, do not attempt to interpret. Put your ideas into simple questions the dreamer can respond to. Maintain a sense of curiosity and attempt to understand, to make the dream plain in an everyday language sense. Lead the dreamer towards seeing what the dream means through the questions. When you have exhausted your questions ask the dreamer to summarise what they have gathered from their replies. See postures, movements and body language for an example of how to work with body movement to explore a dream meaning.
Can / alter the dream to find greater satisfaction? Imagine yourself in the dream and continue it as a fantasy or daydream. Alter the dream in any way that satisfies. Experiment with it, play with it, until you find a fuller sense of self expression.
It is very imponant to note whether any anger or hostility is in the dream but not fully expressed.
If so, let yourself imagine a full expression of the anger. It may be that as this is practised more anger is openly expressed in subsequent dreams. This is healthy, allowing such feelings to be vented and redirected into satisfying ways, individually and socially. In doing this do not ignore any feelings of resistance, pleasure or anxiety. Satisfaction occurs only as we leam to acknowledge and integrate resistances and anxieties into what we express. This is a very important step. It gradually changes those of our habits which trap us in lack of satisfaction, poor creativity or inability to resolve problems.
Summary To summarise effectively gather the essence of what you have said about each symbol and the dream as a whole and express it in everyday language. Imagine you are explaining to someone who knows nothing about yourself or the dream. Bnng the dream out of its symbols into everyday comments about yourself.
A man dreamt about a grey, dull office. When he looked at what he said about the office he realised he was talking about the grey, unimaginative world he grew up in after the Second World War, and how it shaped him.
Further information on using these techniques can be found in Tony Crisp s work The Instant Dream Book, published by C.W. Daniel. See amplification; plot of dream; adventure of the dream world; dreamer; postures, movement and body language; settings; symbols and dreaming; word analysis of dreams; wordplay and puns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
An eggplant in a dream also represents the element of arrogance, self adulation, perfidy, cheating others, and a man with many faces. As for fishermen, seeing eggplants in a dream means a good catch, joy and success.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If there is an accident in an power plant, and you can’t handle internal tension, this indicates repressed urges—see Termination, Attack, Fire, Surf, Kidnapping, Defloration, Flame, Violence, Greed, Harem, Skin Rash, Wire (High-Tension), Hooker / Prostitute, and in part Elf.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the conditions are hideous like those in a sweatshop, are you working in a highly paid job that discourages your spirit? If the factory is high-tech or manic, consider how it reflects your love of the work you do. See also SCHOOL AND WORK.... The Element Encyclopedia
Folklore: Usually a sign of good fortune.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If Flowers are seen, it is a very good sign.... Mystic Dream Book
For example, if you dream of breast implants, you have a desire to uplevel your femininity, sexiness or attractiveness.
If you dream of receiving an alien implant, then you are venting your feelings of being violated and influenced in non-supportive ways. See Venting Dreams and Cosmetic Surgery..... Strangest Dream Explanations
An idea of ‘reality’ in the sense of what is probable, and what would be dangerously out of norm, has been formed. We gather information in ways little recognised. How our parents relate to their environment and to other people is all recorded and leamt from, bringing about enormous ‘programming’ affecting how we act in similar circumstances.
As explained in the entry on the dream as spiritual guide, we have great ability in ‘reading’ symbols, ritual, an, music, body language, architecture, drama, and extracting ‘meaning’ from them. So we have immense stores of information from these sources. Work done with people exploring their dreams over a long period suggests that some of these information resources are never focused on enough to make conscious what we have actually learnt. Sometimes it is enough simply to ask oneself a question to begin to focus some of these resources. Such questions as what social attitude and response to authority did I learn at school? What feeling reaction do I get when I am in the presence of someone I know well? These may help to bring to awareness aspects of information gathered but remaining unconscious. These unfocused, or unconscious, areas of information can explain why we have apparently irrational feeling responses to some people or situations.
the body A lot of what we call the unconscious are basic physiological and psychological functions.
For instance in a modern house, when we flush the toilet, we do not have to bring a bucket of water and fill the cistern again.
A self regulating mechanism allows water to flow in and switches it off when full. This is a clever built-in function that had to be done manually at one time. Nowadays we have built into some dwellings fire sprinklers or burglar alarms. Through repeated actions over thousands or millions of years, many basic functions, or functions only switched on in emergencies, have been built into our being. We do not need to think about them, just as we do not have to give awareness to the fire sprinkling system or toilet each time we walk through a room or flush the toilet. They are therefore unconscious.
Research with animals in connection with rewards and conditioned reflexes has shown that by gradually leading an animal towards a certain performance by rewarding it each time it gets nearer to the goal, it can do the most amazing things. It can increase the circulation of blood to its ear, slow its heart, and in fact influence body functions which were thought to be completely involuntary. Where human beings have learnt to use some of these techniques—such as raising the temperature of an arm at will, or helping to increase the efficiency of the immune system—the actual processes still remain unconscious. In general, however, the body’s functions are thought to be outside our awareness, and so are one of the areas of the unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A wilted leaf means troubles.
A green leaf means rejuvenation, fulfillment of a wish.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A plant often represents a part of the dreamer.
It is a symbol of growth, naturalness, but also that which is slow and logical.
This dream image often suggests the need to plant something, pointing to the development of the dreamer’s talents and abilities.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A vine refers to instability and fears that interfere with your life.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about a creeping vine means that you are insecure and fearful, and these feelings are getting in your way.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of a manufacturing plant, then this dream is about efficiency, and youmass production of your ideas, visions and plans. See Flower and Garden.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A person, their life, or their quality of life.
Life force, nature, or a higher power.
Doing good work, or producing good or useful things.
Consider the plant’s characteristics, context, and what that stood out about it (for example, a sick plant might represent a perceived imbalance in your life, and a thriving plant might represent vibrancy).
If a particular part of the plant stood out, consider its individual meaning.
Consider also the type of plant.
A palm tree might represent a warm climate or a relaxed feeling (or a desire for such).
A fruit tree or flowering plant might represent productivity or creativity.
A prickly cactus might represent a threat, obstacle, or irritable person.
See also: Planting; Seed; Sprout; Root; Stem or Trunk; Branch; Leaf; Garden; Lawn; Field; Tree; Flower; Vine; Farming; Landscape... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
A dream of repotting, watering, feeding, or setting out plants is a promise of a contented homelife in comfortable circumstances.
See also Foliage, Flowers, Garden, and Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If one sees himself planting in other than a fertile ground in a dream, it means that he engages in sodomy.
(Also see Crop; Seeds)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of planting and sowing fruit or vegetable seeds it symbolizes God’s blessing, Ps. 107:37-38... Christian Dream Symbols
An investment for long-term results, the idea of “reaping what you sow,” or looking forward to results from effort you’ve invested.
Nurturing (a person, project, etc.) or participating in the process of life.
Patience to allow a process to take its natural course.
See also: Plant; Farming; Seed; Sprout; Garden... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
A tree that grows in the dream represents one’s dealing with others. In this sense, it could either grow or die.
The branches of a tree represent one’s brethren and children.
(Also see Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Personal, emotional growth.
3. Progress in affairs and plans. ... New American Dream Dictionary
1- Because of the process of growth and decay that plants go through naturally, they become a symbol for progressive change.
If the plants are cultivated, then we should be aware of our ability to cultivate potential.
If the plants are dying we may have reached a stage where there is no more advantage within a situation.
2- If the plants are growing wild, there is a part of us that needs freedom.
If they are grown in regimented rows we are aware of too much concern for the views of other people. Many plants have both healing and magical qualities. Equally; without proper knowledge, plants can be harmful.
3- Plants in a spiritual sense signify the life forcc and cycle of life. Because they die only to grow again, they also suggest death and rebirth.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A dream involving plants may be a trajectory of your thoughtful and affectionate nature. In particular, indoor plants hints of life hurdles that may be inhibiting your growth potential. You are not poised to execute your daily undertakings with absolute independence.
Dreaming of plants may likewise suggest a fervent wish to be closer to nature.
If you are alienated from your children, then the plants can be seen as a symbol for your estranged children.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If they are grown in regimented rows we are aware of too much concern for the views of other people. Many plants have both healing and magical qualities. Equally, without proper knowledge, plants can be harmful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the plants are cultivated, then we should be aware of our ability to cultivate potential.
If the plants are dying we may have reached a stage where there is no more advantage within a situation. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If your dreams often feature lush plants, you have a very caring and loving nature.
If you dream of being attacked or eaten by a plant, you may be worried about pregnancy or fertility issues. Or, the dream could signify your fears about a hidden part of yourself that you are trying to reject and push back into your subconscious. Finally, this dream can represent a feeling of being overwhelmed emotionally by a powerful woman in your life, such as your mother or an aggressive friend.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of medicinal plants assures joy and success. To plant them, perseverance in business and your profession.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Plants, and herbs in particular, have many ancient associations. Climbing plants and honeysuckle symbolize ambition; ground elder suggests powerful ambition. Although deadly nightshade is no longer considered a murder weapon, its association with death is still strong. Is there someone against whom you harbor strong feelings? Thistles and brambles are prickly symbols that hint at antagonism on your own part or on the part of others.
If you dream of weeds, they are a powerful symbol of lies and falsehoods. See also FLOWERS; TREES.... The Element Encyclopedia
Firmly associated with kissing at Christmas, mistletoe was once believed to have great healing powers and symbolized wisdom. Today the dream is likely to have sexual overtones and may signify your attraction to someone in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
A nuclear power plant may comment on a destruc- rive potential in your immediate environment that could easily destroy your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
It is a symbol for your own ability to do this, which is part of the human mastery. In a dream, this image is revealing your current relationship to power, energy, and resources.
A power plant is used by the larger community, so one in your dream may be reflecting energy that relies on other people in your life. Such a dream is asking you to consider where you are getting your energy from.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Renewal or rebirth.
Personal healing or growth.
A factory that reshapes metal into a final product might represent a novice becoming an expert or a baby growing up into an adult.
A plant that refines raw ingredients (such as a mill or oil refinery) might represent refinement (such as of character, skills, or discernment).
A plant that recycles old materials into new products might represent transforming an outdated belief into an updated one.
See also: Making or Building; Factory; Workplace; Business... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
A new convert to christ; an adopted child to new parents... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
2. A need to heal an emotional injury, likely from a relationship.
3. Possible health issues.
4. Feelings of not belonging, newness to a place and people or set of circumstances. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Wild thyme)... Islamic Dream Interpretation