Throat aches may suggest an inability to express yourself verbally, whilst dreams of injury or strangulation to the throat almost always relate to current pressures in your life. Such dreams do not always urge you to speak your mind but they do remind you to be aware of those dynamics around you that are affecting you, as well as urging you to be honest with yourself about how you feel about what is going on. Chest aches indicate withheld emotions and back aches blocked anger.
The sensation of pain in a dream may be a warning against taking unnecessary risks or an attempt by your dreaming mind to urge you to take a more positive approach to life. Dreams in which you are fatigued or racked with aches and pains may signify that in waking life you are worrying needlessly over problems that really aren’t that important. Take a more relaxed approach. Sometimes, however, your dreaming mind will inflict a pain dream almost as an act of revenge over some supposed fault or misbehavior in waking life. For example, if you are on a diet and have slipped recently, your unconscious may punish you in dreams that have the sensation of pain. Perhaps one of the most horrifying pain scenarios in a dream is to be impaled. Whether this is caused by a slip from a high spot onto railings or a vampire stake through the heart, such a dream refers to the pain of unwanted intrusion or enemies in real life.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Feeling peace and love in one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The brush represents strong erotic desires, but it may also mean that you are too simple-minded, or surrounded by simple-minded people.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Also see Bodyl; Chest”; Pain)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(1) Feelings in dreams are not symbolic: they represent nothing but themselves. They are feelings you really do have, even if you have shut them out of your consciousness.
(2) Feelings and moods in dreams are more often negative than positive: grey rather than sunny, violent rather than peaceful. This is because dreams express feelings you have repressed out of fear. Dreams have a therapeutic purpose, and that is why they bring to your attention those parts of you that are painful.
(3) Occasionally, however, a dream may express a beautiful positive feeling: glorious erotic fulfilment; blissful oneness with life; love, even for people who have hurt you. Such a dream may usually be understood as indicating the direction in which you should be moving.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
To see others in pain, warns you that you are making mistakes in your life.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Extreme unhappiness, sorrow.
3. Lack of balance, usually emotional.
4. An annoyance. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Body’; Chest pain; Lungs; Teeth; Tooth)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream you are in pain, it shows that you are punishing yourself over a useless cause or inconsequential action on your part.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Pain is either a sign of emotions stressed to the limit, or that someone has hurt yon. Where in the body is the pain? Look up that entry to determine its meaning. See Body, Injury, Wound.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream you are in pain it shows that you are punishing yourself over a useless cause or inconsequential action on your part.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The greater your suffering in your dream, the more successful you will be in real life.
To lovers, it is extremely fortunate. See ACHE and ILLNESS.... Mystic Dream Book
According to some oracles, this dream shows that a minor business can make you very unhappy. However, other superstitions ensure that you will receive an unexpected sum of money.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The color of the paint will tell you more about the meaning of your dream... Christian Dream Symbols
If someone else is doing the painting, then a friend or associate is hiding something from you.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A dream of artist’s paint signifies important changes if it was watercolors.
To dream of lacquer, gilt, or shellac predicts a passionate new love affair.
See also Deo orate.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the paint in your dream was more artistic in nature, the impulse being expressed may connect to your desire to be creative. Paint itself is the stuff with which this form of alteration is executed. Symbolically, it should be considered as the raw material of change of an expressive nature.
The control you are able to exert over this elusive liquid medium will illuminate for you how effectively you may be utilizing your current creative resources.
The more control you are able to access, the more effective your expressiveness is likely to be and the more effectively you will be able to manifest your desired intention.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If we are painting large pictures we may need to adopt a more global perspective. Colour in a painting is also important, as is the subject.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be looking at paintings in dreams indicates that we are questioning or paying attention to different ideas and concepts. Painting as in decorating suggests we are making recognizable changes in how we think and feel.
A picture that we ourselves have painted might have more emotional impact than an old master – an old master can also suggest our attitude to the past.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of painting a house suggets you are a creative person and you will find success in a project. Or, this dream could mean you are covering up something.
To see a painting in your dream, represents your need for self-expression.
The painting is symbolic of your intuition and inner realizations. Also see “Body Paint”... My Dream Interpretation
To have paint on your clothing, you will be made unhappy by the thoughtless criticisms of others.
To dream that you use the brush yourself, denotes that you will be well pleased with your present occupation.
To dream of seeing beautiful paintings, denotes that friends will assume false positions towards you, and you will find that pleasure is illusive.
For a young woman to dream of painting a picture, she will be deceived in her lover, as he will transfer his love to another. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A newly painted house or building denotes success in some endeavor.
If you are doing the painting you will soon secure a good position of employment.
If you see beautiful oil paintings this will denote false friends bearing witness against you.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
A newly painted house or building denotes success in some endeavor.
If you are doing the painting you will soon secure a good position of employment.
If you see beautiful oil paintings this will denote false friends bearing witness against you.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream of hitting your opponent in rapid fire may suggest that you are emotionally hurtful and may need to forgo your pride and be first to put down your weapon.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you injured yourself while playing paintball in your dream, this foretells a rise in your social status.
If your dream mainly focused on seeing many colors of paint, important changes are coming in your life.
If you got paint all over your clothes, this suggests you might be too easily offended by criticism about you.... My Dream Interpretation
A painter in a dream also represents someone who conceals his acts, or hides his true face. He also could represent alcoholism, falling in love, marriage, or having children. Some of the painter’s works are beneficial while others are harmful. All depending on the quality of his work, its objectives, balance, resemblance to the object painted and authenticity.
The characteristics of such a person in the dream may be that of a hypocrite in wakefulness, or an ostentatious person, a toadying person, a hypocrite, a panegyrist, or a lauding person, though he mostly looks as a good, sincere and a hard working person.
The value of his paintings varies depending on the subject treated.
A painter in a dream also represents a person who loves flattery, self-adulation, an eloquently speaking person, a liar, one who fails his promises, or he could represent strength and authority.
(Also see Architect; Artist; Paintings; Weaver)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of seeing a painter at work.
The painter may be painting a bouse, fence, sign, or a picture; the omen is the same in each instance.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: The painter means you want things in your life to change. You would like to start over and give your life and love relationship more “color.” See Painting and the chapter on “Colors in Dreams.” Painting (a House or Wall) When dreaming about painting a house or a wall, the color of the paint is important. White paint: you are feeling threatened or pursued by another person. Brightly colored paint (particularly red): soon you will have reason to rejoice.
Black paint: a warning of impending illness.
(See the chapter on “Colors in Dreams.”)... Dreamers Dictionary
Folklore: Luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. A long prosperous life (to have a painting).
3. Object of gossip (to have paint on clothing).
4. To obtain a different or fresh perspective. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The picture in the painting will give you more insight into its meaning... Christian Dream Symbols
A dream may depict this as a painting; subtle feelings or realisations; a view we have of or about something. Any form of artistic expression: self expression; expressing one’s feelings or intuitions; one’s inner situation; creative ability. Painting, decorating: expressing feelings; the impression we give to others; what ‘colour’ we are painting things, in the sense of painting a very black picture; a cover up. We can paint the town red; paint too rosy a picture. Or we might be working at changing our appearance or lifestyle. See photographs. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To be looking at paintings in dreams indicates that we are questioning or paying attention to ideas and concepts of which we have not been consciously aware.
Painting as in decorating suggests we arc making recognisable changes how we think and feel.
2- Bccausc painting has such a lot to do with self-expression, the way that we are painting in a dream may be important. If, for instance, we are painting miniatures we may need to concentrate on detail.
If we are painting large pictures we may need to adopt a more global perspective. Colour in a painting is also important (see Colour).
3- We are creating a spiritual scenario.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The color of the paint gives additional significance to the context of your dream.
For example, red paint implies the shedding of inhibitions and painting the town red.
To dream of being splattered by paint signifies over-sensitivity to criticism and shrewd remarks from people around you.
To see a painting in your dream signifies your need for self-expression.
The painting reflects your inner feelings and thoughts.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreaming of a house being painted indicates that information previously kept from you will soon come to light.
If you dream of being an artist and painting a picture that is beautiful and happy, then you have the power to create whatever circumstances you want the most in life.
A dark, foreboding painting, however, indicates a pessimistic outlook on life, and therapy might be of great assistance.
If you watch while someone else paints a picture, you may have the feeling of being on the outside looking in and need to take control of your life - again, depending on the atmosphere, circumstances, and other symbols in the dream.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
In general, it means that you love your work.
If you spill paint on yourself instead, others will criticize you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A new image can also cover over an older one.
A building or a room can be reinvented with fresh color, or that which was old and dingy can become clean with a fresh coat of paint. Seen in this fashion, painting will always connect on a symbolic level with the emergence of something new and expressive as a replacement of something old or lacking vibrancy.
Dreaming of painting a room in your home should be explored through the symbolic meaning of that room.
The outside of your home connects to your persona, the part of yourself that you show to the world.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The significance of this symbol lies in the reason for painting.
The dreamer may be expressing creativity or artistic talent.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Painting has a lot to do with self-expression, and what you are painting and the colors you are using are important.
If you are painting a miniature, perhaps you need to concentrate on small details.
If you are painting a nature scene, perhaps you need to spend more time in the fresh air.
If you are painting larger pictures, perhaps you need to see the larger picture. The actual image that you are painting in your dream may symbolize the way that you are visualizing your current situation in your waking life.
If you are painting as in decorating, this could suggest making changes in the way you feel about yourself. It could also represent changes in your appearance or lifestyle. See also COLORS; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
The colors in the dream are very important—see the chapter “Colors in Dreams.” Seeing a beautiful painting in your dream means that happiness is on the way. What else do you see in the picture? What are the colors? See Colors, Picture.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about painting means self-realization and self-fulfillment. Are you “painting” your future? What does it look like? “Is the “handwriting on the wall”? Do you paint over things you don’t like? What does “as pretty as a picture” mean to you? See Colors, Picture.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Also see Painter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See also Land.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you purchased or sold a house through the agent in your dream, this predicts an increase in material wealth, possibly through inheritance.... My Dream Interpretation
The topic and rules of the reality show in your dream may also represent the rules you play by in your life.
If you dream of watching a reality show (but not participating), you may feel that others are passing you by in some way. Try to get more involved in things.... My Dream Interpretation
The presence of a reality show in your dream world may be an indication that you are manipulating something or overdramatizing a situation, or you feel that you are being manipulated in some way by some occurrence in your life.
If you are dreaming about someone you have watched on a reality show, you may be over-identifying with the drama in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To consider many houses in a dream may symbolize many potential mates, or potential paths in life.
To dream of a realtor who sells your house indicates that you desire a break with your past.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(Also see Suppressing one’s anger)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it simply isn’t possible to interpret your dream this way, the next step would be to sit down with a pen and paper, think of your dream and begin to doodle. In some cases, the symbols that flow from your pen may relate to your dream or provide a point from which you can interpret it.
If this still doesn’t help, you can of course just let the dream go, but if the dream continues to nag at you, it is likely that it had something important to say. Many dream psychologists believe that there is no such thing as a meaningless dream, so if the images in your dream were so fantastic you simply can’t make sense of them, the following technique may help. Just before you go to sleep on the night after having a surreal dream, try to recall the symbols you had difficulty understanding; it is often the case that the dream you will have on this second night will contain the same message as the first dream, but perhaps expressed in symbols that are easier to comprehend. This technique is applicable with any difficult dream, not just dreams that contain elements of the fantastic or the surreal.... The Element Encyclopedia
If your body or face is distorted in your dream, it suggests you suffer from low self-esteem or have a body image issues, but if other people are distorted, is there someone in waking life that you distrust? Sex reversal dreams may suggest wish-fulfillment or simple curiosity, as well as the need to explore your anima or animus. A painting or a sculpture coming to life in a dream may be inviting you to become less inhibited. Is it time to become more animated and show the creative side of your personality? One object transforming into another can mean a wish to make changes in waking life; the two objects involved may suggest what direction that change will take. For example, a pen turning into a book may point to a desire to stop gathering information and to get to grips with the task in hand.
Talking animals may signal a need to draw on the instinctive side of your nature for inspiration and encouragement, whereas animals transforming into humans suggests the opposite: a desire to transcend instincts of which you may feel ashamed. If, however, a person transforms into an animal, this may suggest a desire to explore the deeper levels of your unconscious.
If you, or someone else, in your dream transform from a person into a plant or tree, this may suggest a need to withdraw from the world for a while. On the other hand, it could warn against being rooted to the spot, or being unwilling to make changes. The transformation of a plant into a person suggests some form of awakening, as when inertia finally gives way to action.... The Element Encyclopedia
According to Freud, fantasies develop in childhood in response to sexual desire and aggressive impulses. Jung also claimed that fantasy developed very early in life as a safety net to help the child deal with real conflicts in the family, conflicts that may be too difficult or painful to deal with directly. Jung observed that childhood fantasies include many mythological themes that may be inherent in everyone. He believed that fairy tales and myths do not differ fundamentally from dreams and speak in the same symbolic language. The archetypal images stir something in the unconscious part of yourself; they are dramatic symbolic projections of your identity.
In dreams, fantasy is unrestricted and moral judgment is suspended. Dreams can therefore reveal your most secret desires and the fantasies you experience in your dreams say a lot about you, often helping you tackle problems you might normally repress or deny.
If you can understand what your dream is highlighting, you can gain important insight into yourself. Fantasy dreams highlight problems, offer solutions, show what aspects of yourself may be limiting your progress and help you discover new approaches. In other words, fantasy dreams, like all dreams, can help you change and progress. See also MIND, BODY, SPIRIT; NIGHTMARES; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are merry or in merry company signifies a time of pleasant engagements and profitable affairs; but again, it could also be compensatory wish-fulfillment. To feel peace in your dream indicates an end or a resolution to an emotional issue or inner conflict. It also suggests that you have reached a new level of stability and calmness. Alternatively, the maddening quietness may refer to the calm before the storm. To dream that you have pride denotes that you need to stand up and fight against attacks to your integrity. You may soon be challenged. To dream that you are tipsy signifies your carefree nature and jovial disposition. To see others tipsy in your dream denotes that you need to be careful as to choice of friends, as their actions or words may reflect on your own character.
That Loving Feeling... The Element Encyclopedia
The person who has symptoms in the dream should feature prominently in your interpretation.
If it is you, then a general sense of sexual shame is being explored.
If the person in your dream is someone other than you, use the character-aspect concept to associate what part of your own personality or decision-making process is emanating out of a shameful place.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams