1- When we dream of something being bad we are being made aware that the dream object is now worthless or defective. Feeling bad can have two meanings; one in the sense of being naughty and the other not feeling right. We are off balance in some way.
2- Our thought processes are corrupt.
If we dream of food being bad, we are not taking sufficient care of our inner needs.
A bad smell in dreams could mean that our environment is not supporting us.
3- Acknowledgement of Evil through a ‘bad thing’.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Spiritually, anything that is bad or decaying has finished a positive cycle and is entering a negative one. Whilst a perfectly natural process, we do well to acknowledge this and dreaming of a ‘bad thing’ enables us to move on.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream of something being bad we are being made aware that the dream object is now worthless or defective. Feeling bad can have two meanings: one in the sense of being naughty and the other not feeling right. We are off balance in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Any violence or negative action in your dreams is typically a reflection of your own inner feelings.
According to Jung, negative actions in dreams symbolize the shadow or dark side of your nature. The shadow is everything that you are repressing or denying, the hidden side of yourself that you refuse to recognize. By conjuring up such images in your dream, your unconscious is urging you to bring these hidden feelings into the light of day so that they have less hold over you, otherwise you are in danger of projecting this ‘other self’ onto other people.
Dreams about violence, crime and other actions may not only reveal your inner feelings about yourself, they may also reveal your feelings about the situation around you or in some cases, your feelings about other people in your life. The type of negative action highlighted in the dream will be worthy of your attention if you are to fully understand yourself and your situation. Although disturbing, and unfortunately more common than positive actions in dreams, dreams in which the action focuses on bad or negative feelings, words and actions are seldom predictive, so you don’t need to worry that the horrifying events will be repeated in your waking life. Recurring dreams of committing rape are a different concern, suggesting violent urges that are in danger of spilling over into your waking life.
If this is the case, professional therapy and counseling is strongly recommended. See also ACCIDENTS, ACTION AND ADVENTURES; NEGATIVE EMOTIONS; NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of getting bad or failing grades is an insecurity dream. It symbolizes the dreamer’s feelings of not being good enough and a fear of not having a winning personality.... My Dream Interpretation
Points to trouble. On the other hand, it might be a sign that you can make good connections and have someone you can rely on. Always remember that what appears to be bad luck in the beginning often turns out later to be good luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a badge represent your identification with a particular role in life, and/or the need for proof of your status, authority or respectability. Consider the type of badge and its symbol of affiliation. See Certificate.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Whatever kind of security concerns you most, whether job, social, or financial, will be yours if you dreamed of yourself or anyone else wearing a badge.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Badges in dreams draw your attention to your right to be part of a team or group of people. It could also mean that you are being singled out for special recognition. The spiritual interpretation is that you need to be accepted, not just as yourself, but as part of a greater whole.... The Element Encyclopedia
Material aspects: To have our attention drawn to a badge makes us aware of our right to belong to a group.
If a badge is recognizable in a dream we perhaps should try to assess what our feelings are about the organization or group involved. Brooches are often formed of precious or semi-precious gems and can impart a particular message. You might like to consult the entries for gems / jewels, keepsake and jewellery.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A symbol of belonging, of which you have dreamed repeatedly, from which you feel rejected. How was the sense of belonging demonstrated? Was the badge given / awarded for something?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The badger is both well loved and much maligned. It signifies a hierarchical family structure and, because of its nocturnal habits, the basic wisdom belonging to the underworld.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see a badger in your dream could have two meanings. First, this dream may symbolize your persistence and final victory over your opponents. Second, it can also mean you are “badgering” and aggravating others.... My Dream Interpretation
The badger is a creature of the earth, so its power connects primarily to its ability to maneuver below the surface of consciousness. Badgers are tenacious burrowers, so part of their medicine is the ability to get to the bottom of things and keep going till a desired end is achieved. When a badger appears in a dream, it is time to get busy.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Define what you associate with the badger. For most of us, the play on words will feature strongly as a dream about badgers can often refer to badgering people, or feeling badgered and needing to get away from the influence of other people.... The Element Encyclopedia
An island in the Atlantic about 300 miles north of Venezuela, Barbados is circled by fine beaches and narrow coastal plains. In dreams it conjures up images of sunshine, sand and relaxation. Are you in urgent need of some of this in your waking life?... The Element Encyclopedia
Whilst individual dream work is rewarding and necessary to the growth of your understanding of dreams, you can sometimes overlook or be bewildered by certain aspects of your dreams. These are the natural limitations imposed by your blindspots, or over-involvement with the dream itself. These blindspots are those of your beliefs and values that are held as unchangeable; the over-involvement with the dream occurs when your emotional reaction to the dream or the dream images is still fresh enough that the necessary perspective one needs for some of the dreamwork can be missing. Other people can usually avoid these limitations because they are not directly connected to the dream material. They approach the dream with fresh eyes and ears, and with sufficient difference in life experience that they can provide the distance necessary for an accurate interpretation.
In short—even when using this encyclopedia—you may find that you get stuck every now and again when interpreting your dreams.
If this happens, you may want to share your dreams with a dream partner. Another approach would be to join a dream group that meets weekly or monthly.
Most of us have dream partners, and we don’t even know it.
Friends, partners, co-workers: all of them have probably heard us say at one time or another:‘I had the strangest dream last night!’ Such interaction is normal, and can be helpful and insightful; there can be problems, however, especially if your dream partner appears in an unfavorable light in your dream, or disturbing images appear in your dream that might make for uncomfortable listening
A dream group is a group of people who meet on a regular basis to share and help each another understand the meaning of their dreams. A group may consist of two or up to twelve members, although from five to seven individuals in this type of group works very well. Some are professionally facilitated or led by a well-experienced dreamworker; others are leaderless or egalitarian. Some‘organizers’ of the group charge a fee for participation; others don’t.
Each group has its own unique ethics and procedures, often based on those processes developed for doing dream group work over the past few decades. One of the most popular is Dr Montague Ullman’s‘If it were my dream’ technique, or variations on that theme.
Most groups don’t try to mimic the dream analysis or interpretation that would take place in a therapeutic situation; the intent is rather to provide a safe environment in which to allow a dreamer to be respectfully heard and questioned, respectfully listening to the dreamer, questioning them and ultimately helping them to come to a better understanding of what their dream is communicating.
Sharing dreams with a partner or with a group can be beneficial to everyone. But when you are dealing with something of such a personal nature, there have to be guidelines:
Everyone has to remember that dream sharing is NOT therapy.
No matter how tempting, do not interpret anyone else’s dream for them. All you will be doing is reflecting your own feelings about the dream.
Respect the dreamer’s experience of the dream, no matter how much you may personally disagree.
For the partnership or group’s work to be successful, the dreamers must feel comfortable enough to express as much (or as little) of their emotions as they want. Remember that the dreamer is vulnerable, and go to all lengths to ensure confidentiality.
Treat the dreamer with gentleness. When the dreamer wants to stop a discussion, they must be able to without feeling an excuse is necessary. Never pressure a dreamer to talk, no matter how helpful you may think it would be.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a group denote a power and energy that is much stronger than that of an individual.
If you are a part of the group, you will feel strengthened, empowered, and supported.
If you don’t feel that you belong to this group, then you are dealing with feelings of intimidation, domination, fear of losing your individuality, and freedom. See Crowd, Team and People.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A group – usually of people – is a number of different individuals often from different backgrounds with a common aim. Spiritually it is usually this aim that will bind them together. Gangs will develop signs and language peculiar to themselves and will tend to anarchic or criminal behaviour. In dreams, therefore, a group will largely be peaceable and a gang noisier.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Emotionally in dreams a group will tend to be supportive while a gang will be confrontational. Either can appear if we have problems in fitting in socially, and how we deal with them will provide information useful to us in everyday life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The presence in the dreams of well-characterized groups—whether ethnic, racial, national, or cultural—represents the qualities, attributes, or prejudices that you usually associate with these groups.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of a guy who you are crushing on in real life is usually just a straightforward reflection of your feelings for him.
If you dream that you’re in love with a boy who you don’t like in real life, your dream could be telling you that you are overlooking good qualities in that person that makes him worth crushing on. Or, it could mean that he has some personality trait (like being outgoing or sporty) that you wish you had yourself. Dreams about your boyfriend often reflect real-life issues and concerns you have with him.
If you dream that you have a boyfriend, but in real life you don’t, it symbolizes some sort of partnership or commitment. Maybe you want a boyfriend in real life, a common meaning, or maybe the boyfriend in your dream stands for a friend that you have commitment issues with.
If your dream boyfriend is loving, this is your mind’s way of telling you that you are a special person worth loving. You’re giving yourself some much needed affection and praise. Dreaming about an ex-boyfriend can suggest unfinished or confusing issues related to that old relationship. It doesn’t necessarily mean you still care for him, although it can. Often, it means that your current love relationship is awakening similar feelings that you had with your ex, either positive or negative.
If you dream of dating a friend’s boyfriend, your dream is actually about your friend and not the guy. Your friend has certain qualities that you wish you had yourself. Also, you may feel like you’re not as close to this friend as you want to be these days.
If you dream that one of your friends is dating your boyfriend, you may not be getting as much as you want out of your love relationship. This dream can also indicate that you are envious of a quality that your friend has - you wish you were more like her in some way.
If you dreamed about your boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, you may be comparing yourself to the ex.
The dream is warning you not to make the same relationship mistakes that ended their relationship.
If you dream of having a different boyfriend than you actually do, think of how this “other” boyfriend acted in the dream. It may suggest something you want from your boyfriend - a way you wish he would act, or some way in which you’d like him to change.
If you are a girl and you dreamed of being a guy, look up the meaning under “Gender” Also see “Breaking Up”, “Cheating in a Relationship”, “Crush” and “Stealing a Boyfriend”... My Dream Interpretation
Being part of a church congregation in your dream may be in some way connected to your moral attitude. Your mood, attitude and reaction to the service will be important when interpreting the dream.
If you were part of a regiment, orchestra or dance troop in your dream, this suggests a need for more discipline and communicative action in waking life. The people involved may also represent the people with whom you are working in real life. Was everyone in time, marching with purpose or keeping in step? If your dreams take you back to school, college or university reunions, your dream may be suggesting that you are in need of greater intellectual challenge and stimulation in waking life, and that you need to open your mind.
If you were attending a political rally this suggests some anger in your waking life that needs to be worked through.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream about a youth group refers to the merging of various aspects of your personality. It also suggests that you should try to enjoy yourself more and have confidence in your ability to interact with others.
If you didn’t get along with the people in your dream, this indicates that you are unsure of your social skills.... My Dream Interpretation