Drawing water from the well and seeing impurities and filth in such water means the person doing so will pollute his wealth with haraam wealth.
If the water is muddy, you will be in danger and gloom will occupy Pleasure’s seat.
If you see it rise up in your house, denotes that you will struggle to resist evil, but unless you see it subside, you will succumb to dangerous influences.
If you find yourself baling it out, but with feet growing wet, foreshadows trouble, sickness, and misery will work you a hard task, but you will forestall them by your watchfulness.
The same may be applied to muddy water rising in vessels.
To fall into muddy water, is a sign that you will make many bitter mistakes, and will suffer poignant grief therefrom.
To drink muddy water, portends sickness, but drinking it clear and refreshing brings favorable consummation of fair hopes.
To sport with water, denotes a sudden awakening to love and passion.
To have it sprayed on your head, denotes that your passionate awakening to love will meet reciprocal consummation.
The following dream and its allegorical occurrence in actual life is related by a young woman student of dreams: ``Without knowing how, I was (in my dream) on a boat, I waded through clear blue water to a wharfboat, which I found to be snow white, but rough and splintry.
The next evening I had a delightful male caller, but he remained beyond the time prescribed by mothers and I was severely censured for it.’’ The blue water and fairy white boat were the disappointing prospects in the symbol. ... water dream meaning
If she dreams that she fails to drink clear water, though she uses her best efforts to do so, she will fail to enjoy some pleasure that is insinuatingly offered her. See Water. ... drinking dream meaning
For instance, there may be unresolved anger or guilt we still hold and the only wav we can deal with it is within a dream sequence.
2- Memories can remain buried for years and often when people who have died appear in dreams, we are being reminded of different times, places or relationships which will help us to deal with present situations.
3- To dream of dead people may suggest a link of a spiritual nature to our long-forgotten ancestors.... dead people dream meaning
If you think you are a water-carrier, you will rise above your present position. ... water-carrier dream meaning
If one gives his workers or a needy person little money when they merit more, it denotes his disobedience to the commands of God Almighty, or straying away from the prophetic traditions.
If one is denied what he is asking for in a dream, it means failure in his religious practices, suffering from the consequences of challenging others and arguing about religious laws, or it could represent one’s perilous pursuit of heedless thoughts.
If a sick person sees himself paying his debts in a dream, it means his death or the spoiling of his wealth.
If he is healthy, then it denotes a case of mental derangement, anger, lack of self-control or raising one’s voice unnecessarily.
If a poor person sees himself paying someone’s debt in a dream, it means that he will receive benefits. Receiving monetary compensation by a court order in a dream denotes lawful earnings.... giving dream meaning
2. Use whatever is available, however simple, to achieve one’s goals. ... water mill dream meaning
2- Psychologically we are not able to be part of a group until we have a certain level of maturity, so to dream of being with a crowd can denote our awareness of ourselves.
3- Organised Ritual is an important part of the progression to spiritual awareness.... club (people) dream meaning
2. Willing to take risks. ... water-skiing dream meaning
(Also see Hot water)... boiling water dream meaning
(Also see Bathhouse; Drink; Hot)... hot water dream meaning
(*Pillory: a wooden board with holes for the head and hands in which petty offenders were formerly locked and exposed to public scorn).
.... interpretation according to the varying conditions of people dream meaning
(Also see Noria)... water wheel dream meaning
To dream that the tank is full is an omen of prosperity, but if the tank is empty then will you experiences losses in either your business or other financial affairs.
A leaking tank is also a sign of loss.... tank (water, etc.) dream meaning
To be standing in water suggests that an old emotional wound may be holding you back from possible joy. It also cautions acceptance of the past, especially of things that cannot be changed.... salt water dream meaning
If the old person is male – depending on the gender of the dreamer – he will stand for either the self or the animus.
If female then she will signify the great mother or the anima. All father figures, or representations of the father, will often appear old as if to highlight their remoteness.
A group of old people often appears in dreams. Usually this signifies the traditions and wisdom of the past – things sacred to the ‘tribe’ or family. Older people usually stand for our parents even though the dream figures may bear no relationship to them.... old people dream meaning
To think you have quit dram-drinking, or find that others have done so, shows that you will rise above present estate and rejoice in prosperity. ... dram-drinking dream meaning
(Also see Drink)... cold water dream meaning
If a person sees a dead person giving him something of this world it mean he will acquire livelihood from an unimaginable source. And if he sees himself giving a dead person clothes normally worn by living persons and he accepts such clothes and wears them it means he (the giver) has a short life span.... accepting from or giving to the deceased something dream meaning
(Also see Water)... distilled water dream meaning
And Allah Subhanahoo Wata’ala knows best.... drinking the milk of a she-ass dream meaning
The same applies if the water is not sweet. But it the water is brackish and muddy, it means he will suffer from some ailment or disease whose seriousness will depend on how brackish or muddy the water is.... drinking water dream meaning
And Allah, The Pure and Sublime knows best.... giving the dead roti, bread or a ring dream meaning
(Also see Death)... giving up the ghost dream meaning
To see oneself as one of such true ones, or to enter their circles in a dream means that one is following their example and enjoying or suffering similar trials to theirs, then he will triumph over his enemies.
To see one of the companions living in a city in a dream also represents the joy, happiness, prosperity, and justice the inhabitants of such a city enjoy under the leadership of a righteous governor.
(Also see Companions ofthe Prophet; Scholars; Serving; Shepherd)... righteous people dream meaning
To walk on water, whether it is an ocean or a river in a dream also denotes good spiritual standing, religious assiduousness and strong faith, certitude and determination.
(Also see Riuer; Water)... walking on water dream meaning
The water represents the fetus and the jug represents the mother’s womb.... water jug dream meaning
If he dreams of drinking all the water it means his life span is completed; he should now prepare for the hereafter.
If he drinks the water partially it means he still has a number of years to live.
The same interpretation is given if, instead of water, the contents of the bowl or dish is thareed*.
(*Thareed: Pieces of bread steeped in broth)... water in a dish or bowl dream meaning
If a person sees himself as watering an orchard or irrigating a land from the water contained in such a tumbler, it means his matrimonial life will be one of happiness and prosperity. The, if he sees the orchard or land yielding fruits or crops it means his wife will bear him children. But if he sees someone else watering his orchard or land it is a dream which is regarded as abominable and loathsome.... water in a glass tumbler dream meaning
If one finds the water level low, and if the waterside is covered with crusts, mildew, decay and produces a fetid odor in the dream. it means drought and adversities.
The city’s reservoir in a dream also represents its governor. Whatever condition it portrays in the dream, be it good or bad, will be exhibited in his work. In a dream, all gauges that are used in measuring the water level have the same interpretation.
(Also see Water)... water level dream meaning
If the water is dirty it symbolizes deceit. Springs may also symbolize the blessing of the Lord, Deut. 8:7 ... springs of water dream meaning
When someone close to us dies we go through a period of change from relating to them as an external reality, to meeting and accepting them as alive in our memories and inner life. In the next example the man has not only come to terms with his mother’s and his own death, but also found this inner reality. Example: A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs Molten who died in 1956.
The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it was my mother.
An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days’ (Mr M). ... dead people dreams dream meaning
If you are crawling through the pipe yourself, it is a symbol of birth.
If the pipe is clogged up, it usually points to a problem with freely expressing your feelings. See Constipation.... pipe (water / sewage pipe) dream meaning
Wanting to arrive and be liked (see Applause, Approval).
If a politician is giving the speech, it— almost without fail—has something to do with lying and egotism.... speech (giving a) dream meaning
A single glass indicates the need for a short vacation.
To break a glass means that you are going to have to suddenly change plans you have made.... drinking glass dream meaning
A young person dreaming of a film star may not be ready for the responsibility of a real relationship.
2- Famous people, pop or film stars may also serve in dreams as a projection of the type of person we would like to be. We may, for instance, in real life be shy and withdrawn, but need to be admired and loved.
3- Spiritually, as we reach for perfection we need to ‘work through’ various aspects of our personality. Sometimes we arc able to reject such aspects as not being appropriate for the life we live.
For instance, we may realise that the destructiveness of a public life would take its toll within our own lives.... famous people / film star dream meaning
To eat bacon means triumph over enemies.
If you are smoking or curing bacon, someone close to you will become ill.
Biscuit / Cookie: There will be great rejoicing.
Boiled or Roast Meat: You will tend to be melancholy and dwell a lot on the past.
Brandy: Indicative of living “high off the hog with little thought for tomorrow and little regard for your friends.
Bread: To smell bread means you will be given an opportunity to make some money.
A loaf of bread handed to you could mean a new child on the way.
To slice bread is to divide up your luck into small amounts.
To eat fresh bread is to enjoy good friendship.
To eat stale bread is to open yourself up to possible sickness.
Butter: You will have good fortune mixed with sadness. Wealth to come, but at a price.
Cabbage: To dream of eating cabbage means you will receive good luck.
To dream of cooking cabbage means you will go into debt.
Cake: Eating cake means good luck. Strangely, if a woman dreams she is eating wedding cake, it means she will have a period of bad luck.
To make and bake a cake means you will bring your own luck.
Capon: You have been deceived in your affections.
Champagne: Symbolizes money.
A bottle of champagne is the chance to make money.
To drink champagne is to receive money.
To toast a newly married couple with champagne is to be assured of success in business.
Cheese: Vexation; frustration, but final success.
Chocolate: Eating or drinking chocolate means that you will soon be going through an illness, though not a serious one.
Coffee: To drink or smell coffee is a sign of long life.
Corn: Corn on the cob indicates coming financial gain. Corn growing in a field means you will have a good and happy marriage. Popcorn means a sudden, unexpected windfall.
Cream: If you are drinking cream, you will receive an unexpected gift.
If you spill cream, you will have to pay an unexpected bill.
Eeels: Malicious enemies.
Egg: A wealth of family love.
Flour: To see flour, either packaged or at the mill, means it is a good time to invest, but don’t put all your money into one thing.
Ham: You will meet a very jolly person.
Honey: You are being falsely sweet to someone and it shows!
Jam / Jelly: To dream of putting up jam preserves means you will develop good friends among your neighbors.
Lettuce: To dream of lettuce is good, according to the Gypsies.
For a woman, it signifies a wonderful time to come with her lover(s).
For a man, it signifies the attention of a number of beautiful women.
Liquor / Liquers: You may do something you will very much regret afterwards.
Macaroni: A symbol of great distress.
Milk / Milking: To dream of drinking milk indicates you will be very lucky in love.
To dream of milking a cow means you will have to work at winning the person you desire, but you will eventually be successful.
Millet: A sign of poverty
Mustard: There will be a number of family quarrels.
Oysters: To dream that you are eating oysters is a very favorable sign, usually signifying a large family.
If you are married, your spouse will be very much in love with you and you will have several children; if you are not married, you soon will be and then will go on to have children.
Pancakes: Seeing, cooking, or eating pancakes means that some of the things you presently think of as curses in your life are going to turn out to be blessings.
Pastry: To be eating pastries means you will miss an important appointment. You could suffer illness at a most inconvenient time.
Rice: As with millet, a sign of poverty.
Salad: Various embarrassments.
Salmon: A sign of deceit.
To eat salmon means you will discover the deceiver.
Salt: You will be recognized for great wisdom.
Sausages: You will be accused of interfering in some one else’s love affair.
Soup: You will return to good health.
Vinegar: You will labor in vain for a while.
Wine: To dream that you are drinking wine is a good omen. It prognosticates health, wealth, long life, and happiness.
If you are in love, you will marry the person you adore.
If you are married, you will draw especially close to your spouse.... eating / drinking dream meaning
The more of them you see, the more fortunate your dream.
If they are in rags, it indicates difficulties, but if you tackle your problems boldly, you will pull through.... aged people dream meaning
A grown-up dreaming about a young boy is a sign of immaturity and the desire to be forever young and without responsibility; it can also be a suggestion that honest wTork and commitment to duty is the only road to prosperity. Meeting a young person who is very attached to you: you are admired or loved by a stranger.
Depth Psychology: A young man represents the masculine/intellectual side of your personality.
See Youth.... young people, adolescents dream meaning
If the tank is dirty, then this represents ill-health, and that you are due for a cleansing of your negative thoughts and feelings that may be poisoning your mind, body and spirit.... tank (water) dream meaning
If you dream that you are excelling in this sport, then you have a degree of mastery over your feelings and emotions.
If you dream that you are not doing well at this sport, then you are working toward emotional understanding, but you still feel at their effect. See Surfing.... water sports dream meaning
To dream that you are buying drinking straws indicates that you are trying to buy your way into a situation or relationship.... straws (drinking straws) dream meaning
If you dream that someone confronts you with a water gun, maybe they are trying to tell you something that you’re not hearing, or you might feel that person is pushing their feelings onto you.... water gun dream meaning
If you are scared going down the slide, you may feel overwhelmed by emotions or problems related to someone of the opposite sex.
If you are happy on the water slide, you are nervous about a challenging situation but you have the confidence that you will ultimately handle it well.... water slide dream meaning
If you do not, in the dream, accept the drink, make sure you do on the next occasion; or relive the dream, only this time taking the drink and swallowing it. In this way you may come to identify what it is that is being offered.... drink / drinking dream meaning
The dream context will help you with your interpretation, as will your waking-life relationship with alcohol.... drinks / drinking dream meaning
A healthy relationship to your emotional expression does the same. Look to how well you are connected to fluctuations in your emotional expression of water-heater features in your dream.... water heater dream meaning
Creating something new (such as an idea, a work of art, or a business).
A new or additional responsibility.
Your subconscious mind exploring what it would be like to actually give birth or have the responsibility of a baby.
See also: Fetus; Baby; Pregnancy... birth, giving dream meaning
Alexander the Great: Conqueror, empire building, warrior archetype.
Aristotle: Influential greek philosopher, the importance of asking questions and challenging conventional thought.
Bell, Alexander Graham: Inventor of telephone, communication, networking .
Bonaparte, Napoleon: French emperor, tactician, warrior archetype, exile.
Columbus, Christopher: Explorer, led europe to the americas, new territories to discover, new potential.
Confucius: The founder of confucianism, wise old man archetype.
Copernicus, Nicolas: Priest, astronomer, taught heliocentricity, the world revolves around the sun.
Daguerre, Louis: Pioneer of photography, vision, impressions, image change.
Darwin, Charles: Biologist, formulated theory of evolution, survival of the fittest.
Descartes, René: Rationalist philosopher and mathematician, logic, reason, ı think therefore ı am.
Edison, Thomas: Inventor of light bulb, illumination, insight.
Einstein, Albert: Physicist, theory of relativity, greatness achieved by power of the mind.
Fermi, Enrico: Father of atomic bomb, ultimate weapon of destruction, the last resort.
Fleming, Alexander: Penicillin, advances in bacteriology, immunology and chemotherapy, strengthening your defenses.
Ford, Henry: Industrialist, revolutionized mass production, the repetition of the production line.
Galilei, Galileo: Catholic astronomer, accurately described heliocentric solar system, visionary, conflict of authority with freedom of thought.
Gutenberg, Johann: Developed movable type, printed bibles, communication, the printed word.
Machiavelli, Niccolò: Author of the prince, archetype of the manipulator.
Marconi, Guglielmo: Inventor of the radio, communication, words, reaching a large audience.
Marx, Karl: Social philosopher, marxist communism, class struggle.
Michelangelo: Painter; sculptor, architect, diversity, energy, talent.
Moses: God’s messenger, leader of people out of slavery.
Muhammad: Prophet of ıslam, founder of major world religion, military and political leader, pure ideals, indomitable will.
Newton, Isaac: Physicist, theory of universal gravitation, laws of motion, universe working like clockwork.
St Paul: Proselytizer of christianity, dogma, tradition, rules and regulations.
Plato: Greek philosopher, intellectual focus on spiritual concepts rather than physical elements of life.
Shakespeare, William: Playwright, understanding of complete range of human emotions, stupendous output.
Voltaire: Writer and philosopher, crusade against tyranny and bigotry, the importance of tolerance.
Washington, George: First president of the united states of america, the basic rights of the individual, david versus goliath.
Watt, James: Developer of steam engine, new possibilities, travel.
William the Conqueror: First king of modern england, beginning a new project, invasion.
Wright, Orville and Wilbur: Inventors of airplane, longing to escape, fly away or reach new heights... influential people in world history dream meaning
This kind of dream tends to be outgrown by the time one reaches the age to leave home, but it can and does re-emerge if you are thrown into difficult, new or challenging situations in adult life. It should be seen as a reminder of your ability to survive tough circumstances, even when you feel out of your depth.
The dream can also arise among adults who find themselves not only in a difficult new situation, but in a situation that does not allow them to express their own concerns.... breathing under water dream meaning
The opportunity to satisfy a yearning, thirst, craving, or desire (such as a thirst for knowledge or a hunger for life).
See also: Dish; Drinking; Container; Glass... glass, drinking dream meaning
A tube or conduit.
The means by which something gets from one place to another.
See also: Drinking; Sucking; Passageway... straw, drinking dream meaning
For Jungians, wearing clothes of the opposite sex may signal the dreamer’s need to express the anima (female aspects of the male nature) or the animus (male aspects of the female nature). For Freudians, a child dressing up in adult clothes, particularly if the clothes are those of the opposite sex, may suggest childhood rivalry with one parent for the affections of the opposite sex parent.
If you are simply changing outfit in your dream, this may suggest altering your mode of behavior, role or mood.
If you astonish yourself by shopping for, buying and wearing unusual clothes in your dream that you would never normally wear in waking life, then your unconscious may have been suggesting that you have become too set in your ways and outlook, and that it is time to open your mind up to new opinions. Is it time for you to break out of your rut and for other people to sit up and notice you?
On the other hand if you dress casually in waking life and dream of wearing a business suit, your unconscious may be urging you to adopt a more business- like approach.
If you were surprised by the color of the clothes in your dream— either your own or those belonging to someone else—then see if that color has significance for you (see COLORS).
If you find yourself dressed in expensive designer clothes you couldn’t normally afford, this may also be simple wish- fulfillment, especially if you are fashion conscious.... dressing in other people’s clothes dream meaning
Water is also a symbol of the spiritual life force. In most cultures there are tales of healing waters and in dreams, as in baptism, to be immersed in water is to be spiritually cleansed. As the governing element of the Zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, it is said to endow people born under that sign with the feminine qualities of gentleness and changeability.
Dreams of entering water suggest refreshment, healing and beginning something new. Deep water, pools and lakes are symbols of the unconscious or of being out of your depth, while shallow water represents a lack of energy. To dream of drawing water from a tap or well, or to be drinking it is in general a positive and creative sign. However, to spill water suggests setbacks. Flowing water signifies peace and security. To be immersed in water suggests pregnancy and birth or new beginnings, and coming out of water also suggests a fresh start. Fast-flowing water suggests lively encounters and fastmoving action; deep, still water suggests hidden depths, whilst also possibly warning against a person of few words with a hidden agenda.
If you see your reflection in water, this suggests the transient nature of life since the reflection can easily be lost.
The imagery may serve as a caution against trusting unworthy friends or projects.
If, in your dream, the water is dirty or muddy, it means your feelings are influenced by outer circumstances, worries, material problems, or values. If, however, the water is clear and sparkling, it symbolizes faith, honesty, hope and joy. Have you dreamed of boiling water? If you have, this may indicate the need to let off some steam. Is anything welling up that needs your attention? If you are on the water, for example in a boat, this suggests lack of emotional commitment, whilst to be in the water but not moving suggests fatigue.
If you dream of the elements of water and air clashing—such as strong winds creating a stormy sea—the symbolism suggests you might be contemplating human emotion in general, with all its ebb and flow from rage to calm and rage again. Finally, don’t forget that dreams featuring water may simply be triggered by raging thirst or a full bladder while you sleep.... the element of water dream meaning
The following list is merely a starting point, being far from comprehensive, but if any of these well-known figures appear in your dreams, try to find out why. They are such vivid and colorful examples of the potential power of good or evil in waking life that their appearance in dreamland should be taken extremely seriously as a powerful message from your unconscious.... good and evil people in dreams dream meaning
If you can’t identify the person in your dream, this suggests that your self-esteem needs a boost. A garland of flowers given or received has similar, though more formal, associations.
If you are sending or receiving a wreath of flowers, this may be connected with feelings of guilt, hostility of loss that you need come to terms with.
If you are giving dead flowers in your dream, this represents something you want cut out of your life because you no longer have anything more than dead feelings towards it.... giving and receiving flowers dream meaning
In some cases, dreams that focus on food and drink may arise out of nocturnal hunger or thirst but, more often than not, such dreams provide symbols that refer to other appetites; these could be, for example, our desire for spiritual, emotional and intellectual nourishment, or for sensory or sexual gratification. For Freud, food represented sexuality because he considered the mouth to be the primary erogenous zone. Most dream analysts, however, follow Jung’s lead and suggest that dream food represents the qualities you are taking in, or need to take in, to yourself for personal, emotional and spiritual development. In other words, the dream is trying to compensate for your feeling of being malnourished in some aspect of your waking life and it could be pointing to a physical, intellectual, spiritual or emotional source for this hunger.
Dreams of being thirsty, drinking or drunk, cooking, comfort eating or dining out, fasting or gorging can send you powerful messages about your current state of psychological well-being.
If a specific food was highlighted in your dream, this might also be significant; different types of food can mean different things. As always when interpreting dream images, it is important to examine what your personal associations with that food are first.... food and drink dream meaning
If you dreamed of a reunion with someone from the past, this suggests that you are looking back to the past too much and should be looking ahead to the future. To dream of dead people is a testament to the influence those people still have in your life; they may be dead, but they possess an influence on you. They may also represent your feelings about death. See also SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... people from your past dream meaning
Dreams are a universal feature of the human mind. Carl Jung even believed that visions in our dreams offer glimpses into universal archetypes, instinctive primordial images derived from a collective unconscious built into the very structure of the human brain. You might think, then, that even blind people could tap into this instinctive pool of primordial images and see them in their dreams.
There have been studies into whether or not congenitally blind people dream in visual images, but the findings have been mixed— some studies conclude that congenitally blind people do not dream in visual images, whilst other reports conclude that may do. The general consensus is that although people who are blind certainly do dream, their dreams are believed to be visual only to the extent that they can see, or could see before their blindness, in their waking life. People who are blind from birth are believed to have dreams that are primarily auditory, with their other intact senses participating to about the same degree that they do in a sighted person’s dreams. Such people are not thought to dream in visual images. People who are legally blind but are able to see blurs of movement, light and color would have a visual dimension to their dreams matching what they see when they are awake.... blind people and dreams dream meaning
According to Jung, swimming towards land suggests a desire for rebirth or renewal, but swimming against the tide suggests personal struggles.... traveling and water dream meaning
Your emotions or inner state (turbulence, tranquility, etc.).
An area that you feel holds secrets (perhaps within yourself).
Swimming or floating in a body of water can represent freedom from your usual limitations or stresses.
A body of water rising over your head (or you being pulled under water) can represent a feeling of overwhelm or “trying to stay afloat” in real life.
A calm body of water can represent peace or relaxation.
For more clues, consider the context and condition of the water.
See also: Water; Waves; Flow or River; Swimming; Floating; Underwater; Flood; Pool... water, body of dream meaning
A DREAM CHARACTER AS A MIRROR: YOU SEE ONLY YOURSELF.
The most common purpose of a dream person is to mirror your own behavior and traits.
DREAM EXAMPLE: MY SISTER BEHAVED BADLY. A woman dreamed of her sister having a temper tantrum. In real life, her sister was capable of a grand explosion or two. The dreamer noted how insensitive her sister appeared in the dream as she spewed venomous words, and she suddenly remembered the verbal mudslinging that she, herself, had engaged in with a co-worker, the previous day. She realized that the dream scene described her, not her sister. Though normally professional and constructive, the previous day she lost her cool and her dream mirrored how she had appeared to coworkers. The dream made her realize that a kind word would have gone much further to resolve the situation than anger. When you see someone behaving badly in a dream, take a breath and fess up. In the end, most of the people that you dream about signify parts of yourself.
TO SEE WHETHER A PERSON IN A DREAM IS A MIRROR OF YOU, PLAY THE “TWO PLUS TWO” GAME
A DREAM PERSON AS A MIRROR OF YOU. “Projection” is a psychological term that describes how easy it is to see—in others—what you hide about yourself. Take the driver on the highway who weaves in and out of lanes, shouting at others about driving too slow or being in the wrong lane. He notices others’ poor driving habits but is blind to his own. That is called projection. Instead of glaring at your own fault, you notice it in others.
Most people hate to admit to shortcomings like having a bad temper, eating or drinking too much, or not living up to their ideals. As you conveniently push away negative images of self in a dream, you let an actor “stand in” for you, to demonstrate the negative behavior that you hide from yourself. To further distance yourself from the flawed person that you don’t want to recognize as really you—the stand-in takes on the appearance of a family member, a friend, or a stranger.
To explore how a dream person can mirror you, try this exercise. It is named the “Two Plus Two” game because you select two qualities and two shortcomings in a main dream character and then explore those traits in yourself. This is how it goes.
1. SELECT A DREAM PERSON.
• Select a prominent dream character who appeared in a recent dream. Choose someone who confused you or stimulated an intense reaction.
• Without thinking too much about it, list two positive traits and two negative traits about the dream person.
• Even if the dream character is a stranger or a well-known person who you do not know, you still have a notion of what they are like from their actions, appearance, and body language. Base your selections on those impressions and your reactions to the dream character.
• If the person is someone you know, list their actual traits that come to mind.
2. COULD THIS BE YOU? After listing the dream character’s positive and negative traits, be bold. Examine the same traits in yourself. See which ones, if any, might apply to you at this time. Keep in mind that a trait may be relevant to you for only a limited time, or relate to you only in a specific situation. For example, you may normally be talkative, yet when troubled, you brood in silence. As a result, even though friends may describe you as chatty, a dream about a quiet person might portray you during a troubled phase.
3. BUT … WHAT IF THE PERSON IS NOT A MIRROR? After taking a good look, if you can sincerely conclude that the dream person’s traits do not match yours, the character may not be a mirror of your traits or actions. Examine the alternative options about what dream characters may represent, as listed below.
DETERMINE WHEN A DREAM CHARACTER IS NOT A MIRROR OF YOU
Most of the time a dream person mirrors your personality and actions. However, there are exceptions. When a dream person does not fit as a mirror, explore these alternatives.
Alternative 1 of a Dream Person Who Is Not a MirrorCHARACTERS MAY BE ACTING OUT A RELATIONSHIP DYNAMIC. Whether a dream relates to your relationship with a boss, an associate, family member, friend, or a love interest, people in dreams sometimes indicate how that relationship is going. Never ignore the story line; the story line is your first indication of who or what the dream is about. How characters behave in the dream plus the story line can unveil hidden motives, show how others see you, and reveal hidden agendas—yours and theirs.
When, in real life, you feel confused about a relationship, look for a dream that may mirror what is going on and shines a spotlight on the situation. A dream about a relationship can advise you how to handle others or invite you to tweak your own attitude or behavior.
Alternative 2 of a Dream Person Who Is Not a Mirror
A DREAM CHARACTER PORTRAYS AN ACTUAL PERSON. Once in a while a dream is truly about someone else. Such a dream may show the person acting and looking as they normally do. Or, it can be a metaphoric scene, but you recognize the topic and the qualities of the dream character as being related to someone else. A literal dream about another puts you in touch with their issues, reveals their talents, or gives insights about your role in their life. A woman who dreamed that a friend was contemplating suicide made a quick phone call. Thanks to the heads-up, the dreamer steered the friend back onto a positive track.
Alternative 3 of a Dream Person Who Is Not a MirrorA DREAM CHARACTER GIVES DIRECT AND CLEAR GUIDANCE. A man or woman in a dream may at times directly present the information that you need, such as a family member pointing out where you misplaced a lost object or a mechanic working on a car part that needs to be replaced in your car. When that happens, no interpretation is necessary. Sometimes only the thought is implied, yet even if no words are spoken, the dreamer knows the intent. Whether words are spoken, thoughts implied, or a dream character demonstrates the information visually, the guidance can be direct and clear.... people in dreams: when are they mirrors of you? dream meaning