Meaning of Interfering Dreams | Dream Interpretation

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A feeling or fear of interference in your real life (such as by a person, the weather, etc.).

Consider what process was interfered with, what the process represents (a relationship, project, communication, etc.), and the motivation behind the interfering.

See also: Interrupting; Bothered, Being; Invaded, Being; Sabotaged, Being; Betrayed, Being; Telling on Someone; Bothering; Invading; Sabotaging; Blockage or Obstacle; Gossiping; Privacy

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


Interfering | Dream Meaning

The keywords of this dream: Interfering

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Invalid

To dream of invalids, is a sign of displeasing companions interfering with your interest.

To think you are one, portends you are threatened with displeasing circumstances. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Picnic

To dream of attending a picnic, foreshadows success and real enjoyment. Dreams of picnics, bring undivided happiness to the young. Storms, or any interfering elements at a picnic, implies the temporary displacement of assured profit and pleasure in love or business. See Kindred Words.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Saffron

Saffron seen in a dream warns you that you are entertaining false hopes, as bitter enemies are interfering secretly with your plans for the future.

To drink a tea made from saffron, foretells that you will have quarrels and alienations in your family.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Talking

To dream of talking, denotes that you will soon hear of the sickness of relatives, and there will be worries in your affairs.

To hear others talking loudly, foretells that you will be accused of interfering in the affairs of others.

To think they are talking about you, denotes that you are menaced with illness and disfavor. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Elevator

1. Making great strides in one’s endeavors.

2. Life’s chal­lenges and opportunities, which are controlled by which floor the dreamer presses.

3. If elevator is stopped, it indicates one is interfering with one’s own success.

4. If elevator is descending, then so is the dreamer.

5. Uplifting experience. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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New American Dream Dictionary

Infanticide

Desire to kill the child inside one who is interfering with emotional progress. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Busy

(Involved; Occupied) Seeing oneself busy in a dream means marriage to a virgin girl, interfering in others’ business, or changing one’s profession.

If the new job is satisfactory in the dream, then it means prosperity, marriage, children, or worship.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Hyena

(Hog-like wolf) A hyena in a dream represents a fierce, an unjust and a perfidious enemy whose actions stem from the directives of an evil and an ugly old witch.

If one sees himself eating the meat of a hyena in a dream, it means that he is bewitched and does not know it, though subconsciously, he will desire and seek to be free from such an evil spell. Riding a hyena in a dream means marriage.

A lame hyena in a dream represents a witch, or the wife of an unknown person, a jobless person, a loafer, or a cheater. Riding a hyena in a dream also means gaining authority.

A hyena in a dream also may denote exposing one’s secrets, interfering in people’s business, effeminacy, a hermaphroditic person, a wretched wife, or an ugly, treacherous and a disloyal woman. Thus, when interpreted to means a woman, it means that one may marry such a woman. Shooting a hyena with an arrow in a dream means corresponding with such a woman. Throwing a stone or a walnut at a hyena in a dream means slandering a woman. Hitting a hyena with a sword in a dream means lashing at such a woman with bad words. Drinking hyena’s milk in a dream means suffering losses at the hand of such a woman through betrayal. Stabbing a hyena in a dream means doing business with such a woman, or managing her business, or getting married to someone in her family. Getting hold of the skin, bones, or hair of a hyena in a dream means taking advantage of such a woman and using her for her money. Ifit is a male hyena in the dream, then it represents a criminal and a despised person.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Invitation

An invitation to lunch or dinner in a dream means taking a long journey.

If in the mid-afternoon, it signifies a rest or taking a break from a troubling job.

If it is an invitation to dinner in the dream, it means betraying someone under the cover of darkness.

If one sees himself planning to invite people to a lunch or to dinner in a dream, it means that he wants to do business with them, or perhaps enter their circles. Consequently, he will be blamed for interfering or entering such a venture.

If one sees himself hosting a dinner at his house, and the guests have finished eating in the dream, it means that he will preside over them.

If a sick person sees such an invitation at his house in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness. Serving food to guests in a dream means the returning home of a dear person from a long journey.

If one sees himself sitting at a table covered with all types of food and fruits in a dream, it means that he will be called upon to serve his Lord and to win paradise.

(Also see Food; Guest; Hospitality; Table)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Involved

(Occupied) Seeing oneselfinvolved or busy in a dream means a marriage to a virgin girl, or interfering in others’ business, or it could mean changing one’s profession. Ifthe newjob is satisfactory in the dream, then it means prosperity, marriage, children, or worship.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Tickling

Tickling someone in a dream means interfering in his business, or denying him access to it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Voice

In a dream, the human voice represents one’s reputation or fame, and its strength or weakness reflects one’s state of mind or the condition of his health. Raising one’s voice in a dream means unjustly presiding over a crowd of people. Hearing a human voice in a dream means chairing an important responsibility.

If the human voice emanates from an animal in the dream, it denotes great benefits and particularly if the animal speaks pleasing and soothing words or words of truth.

If one raises his voice above the voice of a man of knowledge, a shaikh or a teacher in a dream, it means that he will commit a sin.

A weak voice in a dream represents a man. Intentionally lowering one’s voice in a dream means being indebted to someone, or it could mean humility.

If a man of authority or a policeman lower his voice in a dream, it means that he maybe dismissed from hisjob, or he maybe reprimanded or disciplined for his misconduct.

The sound produced by the ringing of coins in a dream represents temptation, allurement, or a fight between stockbrokers or money exchangers.

The clank of money in a dream also means either good or bad news, or it could mean hearing good words, a wise speech, or words one likes to hear more about, if they are given as a sign of friendship or as a dower.

If the clanking of money is made in jest in the dream, then it represents a fight one does not wish to end.

The sound of a hornet represents a person who defames or discredits others, or whose evil cannot be removed without acquiring the help of a like person.

The bleating of a ewe in a dream means kindness shown by one’s mistress, his wife, or by a gracious man.

The bleating of a billy goat or a ram in a dream means happiness and prosperity.

The neighing of horses in a dream means receiving guidance from a noble person, or it could represent a courageous soldier.

The braying of a donkey in a dream means hideousness, or the ugly character of a despicable enemy.

The braying of a mule in a dream means a hardship which is combined with a difficult person, or itcould mean vain talk, or indulging in suspicious acts.

The mooing of a calf, a cow, or a steer in a dream means a riot.

The gurgling of a camel in a dream represents a blessed journey, a pilgrimage, a successful business trip, or toiling and hardships.

The roaring of a lion in a dream represents alarm, esteem, fear, or being threatened by someone in authority. In general, the sound of animals in a dream connotes adversities or fear.

The neighing of horses in a dream means an invasion or might.

The barking of dogs in a dream means vain talk, interference in others’ business, regret, intending to harm others, hostility toward others, or dissonance.

The blaring of a leopard in a dream means coquetry, vanity and wantonness.

The blaring of a lynx in a dream means a false promise from an unsteady, oft-hesitant, or a greedy person and taking advantage of him.

The cooingofpigeons in a dream means lamenting, or having marital intercourse.

The chirp of swifts in a dream means good words or an admonition from a wise person.

The croakingoffrogs in a dream represents the ringing of bells, feeling overjoyed, employment for a teacher, rising to leadership, or it could mean hearing harsh words.

The hissing of a snake in a dream means a warning or a fight with someone who hides his enmity.

The braying of a donkey in a dream means cursing one’s adversaries.

The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats or boasts.

The yowling of a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation and insinuations.

The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love and peace, or it could mean harm one could suffer because of an interfering person or a robber.

The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one’s homeland.

The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning to escape, to move from one field into another, or it could mean suffering from jealousy, perfidy or lies.

The howling of a wolf in a dream means a robbery, or fear of a brutal thief.

The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent, a forthcoming evil, women’s cries for help, or the cry of people who abandoned all hope.

The sound of a pig in a dream means taking advantage of a stupid enemy and stripping him of his money.

The sound of an ostrich in a dream means hiring a trustworthy and a courageous servant, or bringing a new employee into one’s business. Most dream interpreters dislike to interpret the meaning of the sound of peacocks or chicken and note that they mostly mean sorrow and distress, while others interpret the cawing of crows to mean separation or announcing someone’s death. However, in dream, any ugly or coarse sound represents sorrow and distress while any pleasant sound in a dream represents happiness and joy.

(Also see Invisible caller)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Lucidity, Awake In Sleep

Sometimes in the practice of deep relaxation, meditation or sensory deprivation, our being enters into a state akin to sleep, yet we maintain a personal waking awareness. This is like a journey into a deep interior world of mind and body where our senses no longer function in their waking manner, where the brain works in a different way, and where awareness is introverted in a degree we do not usually experience. It can be a frightening world, simply because we are not accustomed to it. In a similar way a measure of waking awareness can arise while dreaming. This is called lucid dreaming. During it we can change or wilfully direct what is happening in the dream in a way not usual to the dream state.

Example: 4I had backed my car into a big yard, a commer­cial area. My wife, two of my sons and I got out of the car. As we stood in the yard talking I realised there was a motorbike where my car should be. I said to everyone, “There was a car here a moment ago, now it’s a motorbike. Do you know what that means? It means we are dreaming.” Mark my son was now with us, and my ex-wife. I asked them if they realised they were dreaming. They got very vague and didn’t reply. I asked them again and felt very clearly awake’ (William V). William’s is a fairly typical lucid dream, but there are features which it does not illustrate. During the days or weeks prior to a lucid dream, many people experience an increase in flying dreams.

The next example shows another common feature.

Example: In many of my dreams I become aware that I am dreaming. Also, if anything unpleasant threatens me in the dream I get away from it by waking myself (Alan). Lucidity often has this feature of enabling the dreamer to avoid un­pleasant elements of the dream.

The decision to avoid any unpleasant internal emotions is a common feature of a per­son’s conscious life, so this aspect of lucidity is simply a way of taking such a decision into the dream. Some writers even suggest it as a way of dealing with frightening dreams. Avoid­ance does not solve the problem, it simply pushes the emo­tion deeper into the unconscious where it can do damage more surreptitiously. Recent findings regarding suppressed gnef and stress, which connects them with a higher incidence of cancer, suggests that suppression is not a healthy way of dealing with feelings.

Another approach to lucidity is that it can be a son of playground where one can walk through walls, jump from high buildings and fly, change the sofa into an attractive lover, and so on. True, the realisation that our dream life is a differ­ent world and that it does have completely different principles at work than our waking world is imponant. Often people introven into their dream life the morals and fears which are only relevant to being awake in physical life.

To avoid a charging bull is cenainly imponant in waking life. In our dream life, though, to meet its charge is to integrate the enor­mous energy which the bull represents, an energy which is our own but which we may have been avoiding or running away’ from previously. Realising such simple differences revolutionises the way we relate to our own internal events and possibilities.

To treat lucid dreams as if they offered no other attainable expenence than to manipulate the dream en­vironment, or avoid an encounter, is to miss an amazing fea­ture of human potential.

Example: ‘In my dream I was watching a fern grow. It was small but opened out very rapidly. As I watched I became aware that the fern was simply an image representing a pro­cess occurring within myself which I grew increasingly aware of as I watched. Then I was fully awake in my dream and realised that my dream, perhaps any dream, was an expres­sion of actual and real events occurring in my body and mind. I felt enormous excitement, as if I were witnessing something of great importance’ (Francis P).

It is now acceptable, through the work of Freud, Jung and many others, to consider that within images of the dream lie valuable information about what is occurring within the dreamer, perhaps unconsciously. Strangely, though, it is almost never considered that one can have direct perception into this level of internal ‘events’ with­out the dream. What Francis describes is an experience of being on the cusp of symbols and direct perception. Consider­ing the enormous advantage of such direct information gath­ering, it is surprising it is seldom mentioned except in the writings of Corriere and Han, The Dream Makers.

Example: After defining why I had not woken in sleep recently, i.e. loss of belief, I had the following experience. I awoke in my sleep and began to see, without any symbols, that my attitudes and sleep movements expressed a feeling of restrained antagonism or irritation to my wife. I could also observe the feelings were arising from my discipline of sexual­ity. Realising I did not want those feelings I altered them and woke enough to turn towards her’ (Francis P). After the first of his direct perception dreams, Francis attempted to use this function again, resulting in the above, and other, such dreams. Just as classic dream interpretation says that the dream symbols represent psychobiological logical processes which might be uncovered by dream processing, what we see in Francis’ lucidity is a direct route to self insight, and through it a rapid personal growth to improved life experience. Such dreams provide not only psychological insight, but very fre­quently a direct perception of processes occurring in the body, as the following example illustrates.

Example: ‘Although deeply asleep I was wide awake with­out any shape or form. I had direct experience, without any pictures, of the action of the energies in my body. I had no awareness of body shape, only of the flow of activities in the organs. I checked over what I could observe, and noticed a tension in my neck was interfering with the flow and ex­change of energies between the head and trunk. It was also obvious from what I could see that the tension was due to an attitude I had to authority, and if the tension remained it could lead to physical ill health’ (Tony C).

An effective way to develop lucidity is frequently to con­sider the events of waking life as if they were a dream. Try to see events as one might see dream symbols. What do they mean in terms of one’s motivations, fears, personal growth? What do they suggest about oneself? For instance a person who works in a photographic darkroom developing films and prints might see they were trying to bnng to consciousness the latent—unconscious—side of themselves.

A banker might feel they were working at how best to deal with their sexual and personal resources. In this way one might actually apply what is said in this dream dictionary to one’s outer circumstances.

The second instruction is, on waking, at a convenient mo­ment, imagine oneself standing within one’s recent dream. As you get a sense of this dream environment, realise that you are taking waking awareness into the dream. From the standpoint of being fully aware of the dream action and events, what will you now do in and with the dream? Re-dream it with con­sciousness.

For example the things you run from in your nor­mal dreaming you could now face. See dream processing for fun her suggestions. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Eating / Drinking

Bacon: To slice bacon indicates the coming death of a loved one.

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.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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Chick

Vision: Feeding a chick means a happy family life, because family members help each other. Eating a chick: melancholia is interfering with your sense of fun. Killing a chick: you are unfairly accusing an innocent person. See Hen.

Depth Psychology: The chick in your dream is a sign of your anxieties: you either think you are worth less than others (which is wrong), or you are playing the martyr.

It is time to make some changes!... Dreamers Dictionary

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Eagle

Symbol: The eagle is seen as the “king of the air”!

Vision: Dreaming about an eagle means that you are yearning— unconsciously—for freedom.

An eagle flying high in the sky: you have ambitious plans, and with courage and vision you will increase your independence.

The eagle catching prey: you feel physically inferior in the presence of a stronger person. Seeing an eagle in a cage: you are feeling restricted by friends or by your environment. Being attacked by an eagle: either you are in considerable danger or you are interfering with someone’s plans. Seeing an eagle land close to you: the impending death of a good friend.

If the eagle is sitting on top of your head, you can’t solve a current problem “in your head.”

Depth Psychology: The eagle is a symbol of freedom and always points to a tendency toward intellectual “flights of fancy.” If the eagle is flying high in the air: you want extraordinary intellectual powers; also far-reaching decisions are possible. See Bird.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Games, Playing

Vision: Dreaming about the lottery: be prepared for dishonesty and don’t have too many illusions. Flaying a game for money: deceit and quarrels ahead. Playing a game of cards: you are holding on to old cliches; or you are caught in the throes of an all-consuming passion that is “devouring” you. Playing a game of dice: your carelessness and naive trust in people is going to cost you dearly. Playing billiards: a planned meeting is running into difficulties. See Chess.

Depth Psychology: The dream may be a warning to change your careless lifestyle, which is interfering with your personal growth, or a challenge to lighten up and not take life so seriously. Other symbols in the dream will provide additional information and you know better than anyone else if you are too serious or too casual.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Mole

To dream that you have a mole on your face or body suggests that something is interfering with your self-esteem or that you are unable to win the approval of others.

If you dream of getting a mole removed, you are feeling more confident about your abilities to make friends, or not worry unnecessarily about what people think.

To dream of seeing a mole - the animal - symbolizes destruction and unforeseen danger. You may be secretly plotting against others, are getting caught up in secret rivalries.

If you catch a mole in your dream, you will overcome your enemies and rise to success.... My Dream Interpretation

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Goldenrod

If your dream featured it growing, you are being cautioned against interfering in the personal affairs of others; however, if you picked it or it was indoors in a vase or floral arrangement, it predicts a new influential friend.

See also Colors, Flowers, Fo~ liage, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Ointment

Ointment may symbolize healing. There isn’t a fly in it, is there? If there is, it will represent something in yourself — an old habit that you won’t let die, or a negative attitude — that is interfering with the healing processes in the unconscious.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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Barrier

Like walls and fences, it is symbolizing the inaccessibility of something. The repetition of this image points to the inability to move forward on the path undertaken. The area you cannot reach because of the barrier is the higher reality you want to achieve. Something is interfering with your path, preventing you from getting what you really want in life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Roof

The roof is the top of a building; in this way it connects to the mind and thoughts in the consciousness that the building represents.

If the roof is not in good shape, then elements from the outside will get in in a way that can be damaging.

If this is the case, you may feel that you are not protected from the thoughts of other people interfering with your own ideas about things.

If you are standing on the roof in a dream, you desire to get a higher vantage point by connecting to the highest level of thoughts you can have about a situation. This higher vantage point is a powerful place to be, but it also puts you in the position of being able to fall off, so a dream about falling from a roof connects to the risk associated with having vision.

If the roof is in disrepair, your thoughts are not in alignment or are out of integrity.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Mole

A blemish on the body suggests that something is marring or interfering with the dreamer’s personal esteem or that the dreamer is unable to obtain the desired esteem of others.

A mole can also refer to a ground-dwelling rodent. It may represent thoughts arising from the dark depths of one’s subconscious mind, unearthing hidden agendas that need to be brought to light.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

Debt

In your dreams, debts may represent something you owe to yourself, such as time to relax, but they may also be a symbol of the debt that others owe you. For example, do you feel that you deserve more respect, consideration or attention from others in waking life? On perhaps you are in debt to someone or are in danger of becoming emotionally bankrupt or destitute?

A dream in which you were bankrupt or refused admission to something because you did not have enough money is a symbol of frustration in waking life. The lack of money in your dream could indicate people who are interfering in your life, obstacles standing in your way or your own lack of confidence.

Dreams of going bankrupt or becoming a pauper may also refer to the loss of cherished non-financial resources, such as talents, looks or friends.

If such a dream traumatized you, ask yourself what your lost dream riches could symbolize: the love of your friends, your self-respect or your energy reserves? Your dream may be urging you to take some kind of action to avert a real-life financial, emotional, physical or professional decline.

If you have a dream in which you leave valuables with a pawnbroker, this represents the sacrifices you are prepared to make in order to achieve your goals. The pawnbroker may also represent someone whom we admire but whose advice or example is questionable; a pawnbroker can also serve as a symbol of low self-esteem.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Destruction / Loss Of Control

Dreams of your own death or the death of a loved one do not mean that you or someone you love are going to die; they do, however, require you to take stock of your health and the way you manage your life. Many dream experts believe that dreaming of your own death can signify a rebirth, the shedding of the old and a new beginning. In many cases, these dreams represent being involved in painful relationships or unhealthy habits or situations that have a destructive effect on you. Dreams of actually killing or murdering someone or being killed or murdered yourself in a dream are not very common, but if you do experience such dreams they may indicate deep and unresolved emotional and psychological conflicts that are interfering with your emotional and psychological health in waking life. There is a part of you that feels dead or out of control or there is a part of your life that you wish would disappear. Such dreams of murder or killing can also express violent and powerful rage. What is making you feel so angry in waking life?

Dreams that present you with undisguised imagery—the roof falling in on you, or your car stalling on a motorway—may be warning signals to pay greater attention to the care and maintenance of yourself and the things around you. Other common images in nightmares and bad dreams include: menacing strangers, clifftops, dark woods, alleys, forests, heights and depths, land or sea storms, earthquakes, tidal waves, terrorist attacks, outbreaks of disease, friends or family who suddenly become cruel, dangerous, old or ugly, guns, knives and other weapons threatening you, car or plane crashes and being lost. All these scary images leave you with a sense that your place in the world is uncertain or shifting. You are out of control in a big way and your sense of self is eroding. Dreams in which your whole world is rocked or changed are clear symbols of fear, anxiety and a crisis in confidence. Dreams in which you sink slowly but inevitably into quicksand or are swallowed by an angry lion usually represent feelings of being overwhelmed in waking life. Dreams in which you are drowning have a similar interpretation. See also STAGES OF LIFE.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Dreams And The Grieving Process

Dreams that focus on the early stages of mourning after the loss of a loved one are often dreams in which the dead person is still alive and well, and continuing to participate in your life. You may, for example, dream of having breakfast with them or taking a walk in the park, just the same as you did when they were alive. The reason for this is that your dreaming mind has not yet accepted the person’s absence from your life. This is a natural and healthy type of dream to have in the first phase of mourning as it allows your dreaming mind to escape the pain of reality. Some dream analysts describe such dreams not as denial, but as a catalogue of all the memories the survivor has of that person.

You may well find that feelings of hostility or anger feature in these dreams because, along with deep feelings of sadness, there are also feelings of fury that the person you cared about has left you. You may have dreams that express how guilty you feel; for example, you may dream that you are once again tending your sick relative but your attention is focused elsewhere and you can’t make them feel comfortable; similarly, you may dream that you become sick yourself or try to prevent the death happening.

At some point, however, your dreams will begin to reflect the grief and awareness that your loved one has died. Perhaps you dream you are at a restaurant and suddenly realize you need to eat alone because your partner isn’t delayed. Such dreams are often characterized by deep sadness and tears, and it is quite normal to feel depressed after having one of these. You may find yourself revisiting earlier stages of your grief again at this time, and it is very common for dead people to come into dreams to let us know it is time to stop mourning. Even if your spiritual beliefs lead you to believe that the person who has died is still with you, you still need to go through the grieving and healing process, acknowledging all the good and bad feelings you had about this person and what their death means to you. Dreams can help you with this process and experts believe it typically takes around two years to fully pass through all the stages of grief.

But what if you are still having vivid and emotional dreams of a departed loved one ten years after their death? It’s possible that you are still holding onto feelings of love and anger. Perhaps you are stuck with your grief or are simply unable to process it. For example, you may dream that a loved one keeps turning up and shouting at you.

If you have always been taught that showing emotion is a sign of weakness, then such a harmful and narrow stereotype is interfering with the natural processes of grief. Your dreaming mind will therefore highlight the issues that are stopping you completing the grieving process and moving forward with your life.

If you find yourself unable to resolve ‘unfinished business’ and move beyond feeling stuck in the grief process, consulting a therapist could be helpful.

Bear in mind that that for which you mourn may not be solely your family, friends and pets. You grieve for what you have lost and your dreams may express your sense of loss concerning important objects, such as a home; important relationships, such as the end of a marriage; important projects, such as losing a job you loved; important dreams for the future, such as the loss of a baby due to a failed IVF attempt or miscarriage; and important feelings, such as the loss of trust if you have been the victim of a violent crime. Make note of whom or what you are mourning and try to ascertain which stage of grief you are in. Do your dreams reflect this and do they give you a suggestion for how far you might begin to accept the loss?... The Element Encyclopedia

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Anchor

Something or someone you consider a source of security, steadiness, or support.

Something or someone you perceive as a source of burden, delay, or limitation.

A feeling or fear of being hindered in a process.

Getting in your own way or holding yourself back.

See also: Boat; Heavy; Interfering; Slow; Dock... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Betrayed, Being

Dreaming that someone has betrayed you or is a traitor can represent feeling suspicious of them in real life, exploring a worst-case scenario, or feeling paranoid in general.

Your loved one betraying you can represent: insecurity about your ability to hold their interest, or fear of them cheating on you; jealousy about your loved one paying attention to a pastime other than you (having nothing to do with actual cheating).

Someone other than a romantic partner betraying you can represent someone in your life you don’t trust or you feel has betrayed you (such as a person, yourself, or God).

See also: Interfering; Lied To, Being; Agreement, Breaking an; Dishonest; Trust; Telling on Someone; Sabotaged, Being; Abandonment; Catching Someone; Leaving a Person; Cheating; Trickery... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Blockage Or Obstacle

An impediment to your progress.

An obstacle to meeting a goal.

Control, especially of a flow or process (as a valve controls the flow of water by blocking it).

Lack of control (as a blocked water pipe causes a loss of control that results in flooding).

A stoppage or holdup in a process (such as “writer’s block”).

A way to fix a leak (such as of information) or stop a loss (such as of wasted effort).

See also: Breakwater; Divider; Interrupting; Interfering; Sabotaged, Being; Closing; Problem; Denying; Tight; Closed... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Bothered, Being

Someone bothering you can represent someone or something bothering you in real life or in your mind, such as a person, problem, stressful situation, or feeling (such as guilt or something “nagging at you”).

See also: Interfering; Bothering; Interrupting; Invaded, Being; Problem; Tormented... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Bothering

You bothering someone else could represent: A feeling or fear that you’re bothering or pestering someone in real life.

Wanting something from that person in real life (such as an object, information, approval, or feedback).

Feeling a need for something that person represents (for example, bothering a police officer represents a desire for protection).

Also consider the context and your feelings about and motivation for bothering the person.

See also: Interfering; Bothered, Being; Interrupting; Invading; Problem; Tormented... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Controlling

Trying to control or have power over a person or situation can represent: Compensating for a feeling of powerlessness, victimization, loss of personal power, or fear of losing control of a situation in your life.

A wish for more control due to a situation feeling out of control or overwhelming.

Anger or vengefulness toward the person or situation (indicating an opportunity to work through an underlying issue).

See also: Controlled, Being; Interfering; Interrupting; Invading; Stalking; Trickery; Bothering; Attacking; Privacy; Violence... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Glove

Self-protection, as in protecting yourself from harshness or threats (since gloves protect a person from cold temperatures, germs, etc.).

The masking of a person’s identity or motivations (as gloves mask a person’s fingerprints).

A person’s denial of their own humanness or unique self (such as trying to feel no compassion or trying to act anonymously).

Hidden or undiscovered abilities or strengths (represented by hands).

Disguised or hindered potential to achieve (as gloves can decrease dexterity).

See also: Hand; Finger; Fingernail; Protected, Being; Cover; Interfering; Bothered, Being; Clothes... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Gossiping

A desire to feel a connection with the person with whom you’re sharing gossip.

A desire for acceptance, feeling included, or feeling more important.

Crossing someone’s boundaries (as in trying to “get into their business”).

Using information as a currency or weapon.

Trying to gain power (or take power away) from others through revealing secrets, information, or misinformation.

A judgment of the person you’re gossiping about.

A desire to be closer to the person you’re gossiping to.

Someone gossiping about you can represent a feeling or fear of judgment, hostility, or a loss of privacy.

See also: Interfering; Telling on Someone; Lied To, Being; Lying... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Interrupting

A real-life situation or process in which you were interrupted or are afraid of being interrupted.

Perceived lack of respect or courtesy on the part of the interrupter (or whatever the interrupter represents in your real life).

A feeling or fear of a crisis or sudden problem.

A real-life intrusive environment (such as noise, wind, or visual distraction).

For more clues, consider who was interrupting, why, and how you felt about it.

Someone constantly interrupting you by dropping by to visit can represent a perceived lack of thoughtfulness, bad timing, or desire to connect with you.

Being interrupted when you’re speaking can represent a feeling or fear or not being heard or respected.

See also: Quitting; Hesitating; Interfering; Ending; Blockage or Obstacle; Cut Off; Bothered, Being; Bothering; Privacy... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Invaded, Being

Being invaded or intruded upon can represent an actual, feared, or imagined: Compromise of your boundaries (physically, emotionally, or mentally).

Interruption.

A person “getting into your business” or insinuating their way into a situation.

See also: Fight; Interfering; Bothered, Being; Attacked, Being; Violence; Privacy; Controlled, Being... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Invading

Invading or intruding on others (such as invading their privacy or intruding into their personal space) can represent: Insensitivity.

Self-righteousness.

An intention to help or rescue.

A desire for more power or control.

A desire to retrieve something you’ve lost (such as your dignity).

Feelings of hostility.

A desire for revenge.

Consider also your motivation for invading, and others people’s reactions.

See also: Bothering; Interfering; Interrupting; Attacking; Privacy; Controlled, Being; Fight; Violence; Invaded, Being... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Privacy

An issue of (physical, emotional, or mental) personal boundaries.

Feeling that you need more personal space somehow in your life, or perhaps more time to yourself.

Consider also the context and your motives for wanting privacy.

See also: Hiding; Interfering; Watching; Divider; Curtain; Invaded, Being; Controlled, Being; Stalking; Cover; Security; Lock; Secret; Quiet; Avoiding... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Sabotaged, Being

A feeling or fear of sabotage or betrayal.

Feeling a lack of trust for a particular person in your life.

Feeling like people or things are against you or not supporting you.

Sabotaging yourself somehow in real life.

See also: Interfering; Betrayed, Being; Interrupting; Telling on Someone; Blockage or Obstacle; Sabotaging... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Sabotaging

A desire to stop something (a person, process, etc.), perhaps because you disagree or feel threatened.

Feeling hostility toward or fear of whatever is represented by the thing you’re sabotaging in the dream.

Passive aggression or resistance to authority.

A desire to compensate for a feeling of powerlessness.

Sabotaging yourself somehow in real life.

See also: Interfering; Interrupting; Betraying; Betrayed, Being; Disobeying; Sabotaged, Being... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Telling On Someone

Rules.

The ideas of “right” and “wrong.” Justice.

Your general intention to “do the right thing.” An attempt to maintain order somewhere in your life.

Fear of being told on by someone else.

A feeling of self-righteousness.

Someone telling on you can represent: someone in your life whom you feel or fear you can’t trust; feeling guilty about something you’ve done or you’re considering doing.

See also: Interfering; Warning; Gossiping; Betrayed, Being; Sabotaged, Being; Trust... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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