Often appears in a dream when you are suffering from lack of self-worth. Also addressed here is the dreamer’s “responsibility to govern,” which means facing the problems and developing the capabilities to manage his own issues. In that sense, it addresses self-determination. Such concerns are surely influenced by the dreamer’s attitude toward power and acceptance. Freud is said to have dreamed as a young man that he was a public servant, which might help explain his ambitions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Closely heed the instructions or information given in a dream announcement. This is often a direct communication from your subconscious or Higher Self that needs immediate attention. Other factors in this dream may also prove important. Where does the announcement take place? Do other people stop to listen to it?... The Language of Dreams
You dream you are in a public place when you suddenly realize you are naked. Although many people feel shame, embarrassment or horror in the dream, others are untroubled about being exposed to public gaze.
The dream usually indicates that you feel intensely vulnerable in some area of your life. It may be that a relationship has stripped away your defences, leaving you emotionally exposed. Perhaps you feel uncomfortable about an occasion when you revealed more of yourself than you had really wanted. Sometimes the dream suggests that you haven’t yet found a suitable role in life.
If the dream is set in your office, it can signify underlying feelings of inadequacy about your work. You may be harbouring a fear that others will realize you are not as capable as they think.
Questions to ask yourself - and what to do when the answer is ‘yes’
Do I feel emotionally susceptible?
It may be that you have taken the role of victim in a relationship, so the dream is alerting you to the need to armour yourself. However, it’s also possible that you are feeling defenceless because the other person is seeing you just as you are. If you usually hide behind a barrier, this can feel uncomfortable. Yet being loved for who you are is the basis of emotional healing and may be exactly what you need.
Am I worried that I may have revealed too much of myself?
Perhaps you’re usually a little too reticent, so that what you said or did wasn’t nearly as explicit as you fear. Although it would be wise to watch for possible consequences your fears are likely to prove groundless.
Am I trying to find a suitable role in life?
Unless you’re lucky enough to have a vocation it can be difficult to find your niche in life. I suggest you seek advice from a careers counsellor.
Am I worried about my ability to do my job properly?
If you are struggling with some aspect of your job, it would be best to ask for help or further training. Perhaps, though, you need to give yourself more credit for your abilities. You may be magnifying your shortcomings at the expense of your confidence. Could it be that you have unrealistically high expectations of yourself?
To dream of certain brands/brand names indicates your needs and desires.
If the brands in your dream were luxury or designer ones, they could represent your hidden attempt to buy the attention of others. This dream can also suggest you are feeling envious of something in your waking life.... My Dream Interpretation
The Czech Republic’s central European landscape is dominated by the Bohemian Massif, which rises to heights of 3,000 feet above sea level. This ring of mountains encircles a large elevated basin, the Bohemian Plateau. In dreams, this country suggests strong traditions and a personal sense of noble heritage.... The Element Encyclopedia
The Dominican Republic was explored by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492. He named it La Española, and his son, Diego, was its first viceroy. The capital, Santo Domingo, founded in 1496, is the oldest European settlement in the Western Hemisphere. In dreams, it could suggest strong traditions but it may also suggest financial hardship mirroring the economic crisis of the Republic.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of this glossy top paint, or of enameled pots or decorative ware indicates that you are cultivating a new relationship which will turn out to be a hindrance instead of the help you anticipate.
Back off befofe you get let down.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(Coating; Glazier; Pride) In a dream, an enamelist represents someone who is proud of himself or who is arrogant and deceives himself about his greatness, wealth and attainments, or who mixes with and befriends stupid people and opens his heart to them.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Our name is the first thing we are conscious of possessing.
It is our sense of self and of belonging.
If we hear our name called in a dream, our attention is being drawn specifically to the person we arc. There is a suggestion that parents name their child so that the meaning of the name carries the biggest lesson that the child has to learn in life.
For instance, Charles means ‘man’, and Bridget means ‘strength’.
2- When we arc aware of other people’s names, we are probably also aware of the qualities that person has and it is those qualities we need to look at. When the name of a place comes up in a dream, we are considering the way we feel about that place, or something we know about it.
There may also be some word-play on the names.
3- Spiritually, when something is named it then has form and therefore meaning.
The name allows us to link with the Essential Self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream that you forget your name, or the names of others, you are under stress at work or school and feel overburdened with work. It may also indicate that you have forgotten your true self or your family roots.
To hear your name being called, indicates that you are in touch and in tune with your spirituality. It also makes you aware of your own uniqueness and highlights your individuality.
To see a familiar name written in your dream, symbolizes the way you feel about that person. Your intuition about them may turn out to be true. Sometimes names in dreams are ways of reminding us of people in our lives.
If you don’t recognize the name, consider whether it sounds similar to the name of a person you know, or one from a TV show or movie that has been on your mind. Also see “Name Tag”, below... My Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed that you couldn’t remember your own name, or that of someone you know well, the dream is warning you against an illicit affair or a questionable deal that you would find difficult to justify.
To be called by a wrong name in a dream portends grave difficulties on the personal side of life, but they will ultimately lead to better understanding.
See also Call.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you hear or see your own name, it means pay attention.
If another person’s name, represents qualities you associate with that person and need to actualize within yourself. Look up name under Alphabet and Numbers for numerological meaning.... The Dream Books Symbols
In dreams, you often hear the sound of your name; this suggests the opening up of possibilities for greater wisdom. Hearing someone call your name may also suggest that you are currently in the spotlight in your waking life.
If you are called by a name you do not know or recognize, then this may be an aspect of your personality you are trying to repress.... The Element Encyclopedia
Our name represents our sense of self, our essential T.
If name is altered: suggests a sense of change in the way we see ourself. Other people’s names: our feelings for that person; the quality we feel in regard to someone else with the same name, or wordplay or associations with the name.
A woman dreamt a friend asks her ‘Do you know where Chris is?*; she replied he was on the back seat. On waking she realises she is being asked ‘Where’s the crisis?’ Two weeks later she had a kidney infection—in the back seat. Names also suggest qualities, as in Peter, the rock; or one’s friend Pat may be pleasure loving, so we use the name or person to represent that quality. See wordplay, puns.
Place names: these can represent our feelings about the place, or be similar to personal names in their suggestion of something. Example: ‘On the other side of the road was a window with my wife’s ring and watch and other trinkets. I went to pick them up but a stranger put his hand over them. I then crossed the road to get a bus to Andover’ (Arthur P). Arthur’s dream wants to make sure he gets the message by saying hand-over and Andover.
Idioms: call someone names; clear someone’s name; have a bad name; not a thing to one’s name; in name alone; in the name of; make a name for oneself; name dropper, one’s middle name, name is mud; somebody who shall be nameless; or my name’s not . . .; worthy of the name; name in vain; lend one’s name to; name the day. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of a name tag symbolizes your own self-confidence.
To dream that you lose your name tag, or if it’s blank, this suggests confusion about your own self-identity.
If you dream of having the wrong name on your name tag, you may secretly feel that you’re not good enough, and worry that others don’t really like you. Try to improve your confidence level! Also see “Name”, above... My Dream Interpretation
Vision: Hearing your name or writing it on paper means receiving a pleasant message, but it is also a warning about making hasty promises or taking on responsibilities you have not thought through. Seeing your name written somewhere: you will be known to the public soon.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about your name is an appeal for more introspection and, at the same time, a warning about the danger of losing your individuality. Occasionally, the dream refers to your vanity and ambitions. Being “nameless” in a dream also warns about an immature personality.
If odiers have no name, it means you are not taking them very seriously. See Soul.... Dreamers Dictionary
Each name’s meaning derives from its root language. Patricia, for example, means noble (which is the origin of the word patrician). Try looking in a baby’s name book for more information along these lines.
Names can have symbols built into them.
For example, someone in your dream named Mr. or Ms. Heart can symbolize your own emotions, or a person you know who is very loving.
Receiving a new name in a dream indicates drastic change and personal transformations to the point of a figurative rebirth. In European and Judaic folk traditions, healers often gave people new names to fool the spirit of sickness into leaving the body. Similarly, in many cultures a child is given a new name after undergoing a rite of passage into adulthood. This name marks the child’s new role in that society.
A sense of individuality. Each person’s name engenders images and feelings to those who hear it. People often chose nicknames that are more appropriate representations of their true natures.
The development of, or initiation into, an esoteric or metaphysical path. Many people practicing such faiths adopt a new name that reflects their spiritual vision and other positive qualities.
Control over aspects of the self or a specific situation. Many ancient peoples in Europe believed that if you knew a person’s or entity’s true name (like that of a fahy), you would have power over it. By naming something in a dream, you may be trying to exert or develop increased command, and make that item or characteristic more concrete.... The Language of Dreams
(1) Pay attention to (hidden) meanings in personal or place names: for example, ‘Mr / s House’ (yourself, since house is a symbol of self); ‘Freetown’ (time you liberated yourself); ‘Hershe’ (‘he’ and ‘she’, your feminine characteristics, particularly if you are a man). Of course the meaning may depend on the context.
(2) If you are given a new name, this suggests it is time you entered the next phase of your personal development. (In initiation ceremonies initiates are / were often given a new name to mark their new status.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Forgetting one’s own name, or the names of others, is common in anxiety dreams. Being overburdened in waking life becomes so overwhelming that the dreamer feels unable to identify with his or her true self and can no longer recognize others.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Calling anyone by a nickname—or vice versa —in a dream is a caution to stick to well-established paths for yet a while; the old and new will blend better at a later time.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you wear ornaments in dreams, you will have a flattering honor conferred upon you.
If you receive them, you will be fortunate in undertakings. Giving them away, denotes recklessness and lavish extravagance. Losing an ornament, brings the loss either of a lover, or a good situation.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
1- It will depend on whether the ornament seen in a dream belongs to us as to what the interpretation is.
Dreaming of personal ornamentation (see Necklace and Jewels) suggests an attempt to enhance something that we have and value, but that we want to make more valuable. In dream terms this can represent either our feelings, emotions or ideas.
2- To be conscious of ornaments in a dream tends to indicate that our personal space can be used more fully and therefore bring us greater success. We arc not simply going back to basics but arc actively improving our situation.
3- Tangible and recognisable spirituality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Profit from the sale of property or some other asset is forecast in a dream of personal ornaments; but futile efforts are predicted if your dream featured a collection of household ornaments, unless you broke one (or more), in which case it signifies good luck.
See also Decorate.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(Decoration) In a dream, ornaments are a sign of poverty.
If one sees the world decorated for him and he is able to ask for whatever he wishes from it in a dream, it means that he will become poor, or that he may face destruction. As for unusual ornaments that are not recognizable, or decorated lands one does not recognize, then ornaments are a good sign, and the same goes for wearing customary or traditional ornaments one is used to adorn himself with.
(Also see Earrings; Gem; Gold; Necklace)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
They not only represent an excess of attributes but also— proportionally—taking care of your own image or home. You must pay close attention to the context of the dream because it can be indicative of either vanity or nobility, as well as austerity or loss.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
1- To be in a pub in a dream and aware of our behaviour indicates how we relate to groups and what our feelings are about society. We may feel that it is appropriate to use a public space to create new relationships, or to come to terms with our own sense of loneliness.
A public space where we can drop inhibitions has links with the Pagan need for festivity and celebration.
2- We all have social needs that can be met in convivial company, in a pub or bar.
The origins of the public house were the old inns, which were stopping-olf places for travellers. Any companionship was purely transitory. This symbolism is still present today in dreams. We arc in a place where we can rest and relax and nothing more is expected of us.
3- As a public place where shared values arc important, the public house can be a creative space. As a meeting place where few judgements arc made, it becomes a placc in which people can co-exist.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
In this dream you find yourself making love in a very public place; such a dream suggests that you feel your private life has been made public in some way or that people are speculating about your private life.... The Element Encyclopedia
This is a dream about communication on a grand scale, the pressure to get your word out into the world in a bigger way. Speaking in public is challenging for most people. For some, that challenge is so intense that even the idea of it can bring on a terrorizing attack of anxiety. Since there is a literal connotation with this symbol to the act of speaking, a dream that involves this activity will naturally point to an area in your life where your communication is being put on the spot.
A person speaking in public is usually a figure of authority on some level. In this way, a dream that includes this as an image is probably expressing some area of your life where you are in your authority or where your authority is being put to the test. This is especially so if you were the one doing the speaking.
If you were in the audience and someone else was talking, use that person as a character aspect of yourself to figure out what part of your personality has something to say. It could be that your desire for power and authority in your life is speaking to you through your unconscious in your dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of a publicist symbolize your inner advocate and champion. This dream is revealing your healthy -esteem and belief in yourself, which is the winning formula to true success. See Cheerleader.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of publicity signify a need for attention, recognition, acknowledgment and a desire to draw attention to yourself and your projects. Keep in mind that the person you most need to impress is you. Alternatively, dreams of publicity denote confidence and boldness.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A dream of reading something in print signifies a satisfactory solution to a current problem; however, if the publicity was about yourself or someone you know, the dream is reminding you that how you get on depends on how you handle other people—diplomacy is the watchword.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams