Vision: Carrying a backpack means that problems will weigh heavily upon you and interfere with your everyday activities. See Luggage.
Depth Psychology: How much responsibility did you take on? What experiences from the past are you still carrying around? Have they becomc a crushing burden? A dream about a backpack is very important and—together with the rest of the images—ought to be explored in depth.... Dreamers Dictionary
The backpack has several possible interpretations. On the one hand, it is a symbol of travel that reflects a provisional situation. You probably feel overwhelmed and exhausted by routine and want a change in your life. On the other, it also represents the burdens you carry day to day. The condition of the backpack and how heavy or light it is will be key to the correct interpretation of the dream.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Anything that allows you to pack certain items for transport is symbolic of having access to various tools for living.
A backpack puts such helpful items easily at your disposal, with the implication of a journey on foot. Such a journey is symbolic of a trek into deeper places of your consciousness, and therefore the backpack is symbolic of the assistance you may need along the way.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Example: ‘I am a prisoner in a room with three boys aged three, five and fourteen. They seem to be my children. There are two prison warders, a man, a woman.
The man was subservient to the woman who holds the keys and keeps control’ (Carol J). There are five aspects to holding.
To control, as in controlling or holding one’s breath’; to be able to manipulate, kill or do something with what is held; this includes holding on to something for support or protection.
Ownership—this is mine, to share or not.
In touch with, knowing; having a grasp’ of.
Responsibility, left ‘holding the baby’; one’s situation.
Intimacy, taking to oneself, taking hold of oneself, as in masturbation; as in the following example: ‘I was in a large removal van with a woman sac on my lap. I held her breasts with pleasure1 (Tony C).
Idioms: Get hold of; have a hold over someone; hold back; hold in. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A dreaming emphasizing holding can have a multitude of meanings. We can hold things as an act of protection, ownership, as an act of control (“holding our breath”), intimacy, or responsibility. So one has to determine which meaning of holding is being expressed in the dream.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A dream about holding hands with someone means that you are needing and willing to develop close friendships. It may also mean you are feeling sexy, or want some physical affection. Your dream may also reflect anxieties about losing touch or drifting apart from that person.... My Dream Interpretation
Holding or grasping the sum and having fullcontrol over it means that the observer of the dream will acquire dominion (or Land) in proportion to the amount he grasps provided the sum is clearly visible and its rays are crystal clear.
If the light and rays of the sun are seen shining on someone the interpretation is the same as above.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream about a jet pack, or to see you or somebody else using one, symbolizes a sense of freedom where you had once felt restricted and limited. You have the power within you to rise above present difficulties.... My Dream Interpretation
If he sees himself as mounting a pack-horse while he is in the habit of mounting an Arab horse it means his status will decrease and his happiness will come to an end. But it his habit is to mount such a horse his status will increase and he will become happy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a package signify a mysterious offering will be coming your way. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern its meaning for you. See Mail, Letter and Gift.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of a package represents your hidden creative energy, skills and/or feelings.
If you receive a package in the dream, you are acknowledging certain feelings or gaining new resources. But if you are giving or sending a package, you may be projecting your feelings onto another and not dealing with them.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you receive a package predicts that you will find something unexpected. However, if you don’t open it it means the doubts you have about some project are confirmed, so you should abandon it before it crashes and burns. The content that you take out of the package could represent some aspect of your mind that you begin to be aware of, or your hidden talents. In this sense, the package symbolizes self discovery itself.
You will have a chance encounter with someone you have not seen in a while.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The real significance of a package is what is inside of it, which is often unknown. In this way, at the heart of this symbol is the excitement of possibilities and the mystery involved.
If the package in your dream is meant for you, it represents the acquisition of something new and the expectation that what you are receiving could be beneficial to you. Check the sensation of the dream itself; if there is fear or anxious anticipation about what the package might contain, it could be revealing a level of pessimism and fear-based thinking.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream you are packing your stuff and storing it, or packing to move, you may be concerned about significant changes that are going on in your life.
If there are no major changes going on in your waking life, it could be that your subconscious is organizing itself in preparation for letting go of emotional “baggage”. Some interpretations say this type of dream is a hint from your subconscious that you are involved in too many activities, and may need to pack some of them up and put them away.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Depends on dream. Already packed case: readiness to meet change. Packing and wondering what to take: decisions about what stance or attitudes are suitable to meet present situation or change; sense of an end in sight; attempt to be independent. Can’t pack in time: anxiety about details; feeling unready for change. Idioms: pack off; pack up; send somebody packing; pack one’s bags. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- When we dream ol” packing suitcases, as though going on a journey, we arc highlighting the need to prepare carefully for the next stage of our lives. There is a need, or want, to get away from past ideas and difficulties.
To be packing a precious object very carefully, indicates we are aware of the intrinsic value to ourselves, or others, of what is represented by that object.
2- We need to establish some kind of order in our lives.
To dream of packing suggests an internal selection process must be undertaken in order to decide what is important to us.
3- We need to make a choice about relevant spiritual information and decide what needs to be retained.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Packing your belongings: expect life-changing events with worries, a shift in attitude, or possibly a separation. Watching a stranger packing: expect a visit.
Depth Psychology: Internal and external influences are about to change your daily routine. Whether these influences are from your surroundings or self-initiated can be determined by the rest of the dream symbols.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of packing signify your attitudes and feelings about change, transition, and attachment to form. You are at the end of a cycle, or you are preparing for a new experience, and are taking what you want and leaving the rest behind.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Material aspects: When we dream of packing suitcases, as though going on a journey, we are highlighting the need to prepare carefully for the next stage of our lives. There is a need, or want, to get away from past ideas and difficulties.
To be packing a precious object very carefully indicates we are aware of the intrinsic value to ourselves, or others, of what is represented by that object.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Packing is about the preparation for something that is in the future and has yet to happen. This is a fairly common recurring dream image that many people report.
If this is the case for you, then you may be expressing anxiety about attempting to control that which is ultimately uncontrollable by imagining that you can prepare for any outcome by having the right things with you.
The same meaning applies if this is not a recurring dream experience for you, but is likely to be associated with a specific life experience that is causing you anxiety. You can only prepare so much and then you have to let go of the outcome.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream in which one is packing for a trip or in preparation for moving to a new residence may imply some significant change in the dreamer’s life. Perhaps a reorganization is in store or old issues or relationships are being left behind.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Psychological / emotional perspective: Parcels and packages in dreams can also represent the gifts and assistance that we receive from others. Whether we are directly receiving the parcel from the person concerned or whether we are simply aware who the donor is is worth noting.
It is something that we can receive with joy.
The wrapping may also be important, brown paper being more utilitarian than a more festive kind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we receive a parcel in a dream, we are being made aware of something we have experienced but not explored. At this stage, we do not quite know what the potential of the ‘gift’ is, but by exploration can find this out.
If the address is wrong or we discover that the parcel is not for us we have probably some doubts about our own abilities. When we are sending a parcel or package we are sending our energy out into the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Something we have experienced but not explored the impon of.
A parent may die, for instance, but we may not ‘unwrap’ the feelings evoked enough to see we have taken something to hean.
If we did we might find a regret at not expressing the love we felt while Mum or Dad was still alive, and we now want to be more daring in giving love. Also, one’s potential or latent skills; impressions or ‘gifts’ received from others—such as support, love, their example— but not made fully conscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- When we receive a parcel in a dream, we are being made aware of something we have experienced but not explored. At this stage, we do not quite know what the potential of the gift is, but by exploration can find this out. When we are sending a parcel or package we arc sending our energy out into the world.
2- Parcels and packages in dreams can also represent the gifts that one receives from others. It can often be important to note who is actually giving us the gift, whether it is being directly received from the person concerned or whether we are simply aware who the donor is and that it is something that we can receive with joy.
3- Parcels and packages can suggest latent potential and gifts or skills.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary