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Dream Interpretation Punished | Dream Meanings


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Punished | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Punished

Shot

1. If wound is self-inflicted, one is punishing oneself for some action one feels guilty about.

2. If someone else is shot, that per­son is being punished for some shameful action. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Whipped

1. Punished.

2. Make lighter. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Chest

(Bosom; Heart) Ifone has a broad and a nice looking chest in a dream, it means repentance of a sinner or being eager and willing to follow the truth and to comply with it, or it could mean making it easy to accept things that were difficult to absorb.

If a woman sees her beloved inside her chest in a dream, it means that she is suffering because of him or complaining about him, or if she is ill, it means that she will recover from her illness.

To have a broad chest in a dream also means giving preference to others’ needs. One’s chest in a dream also represents what one may conceal in it ofknowledge, guidance, heedlessness or it could represent a coffer where one hides his money. One’s chest in a dream also represents a guest, one’s wife, a rank, a position, magnanimity or generosity.

The narrowness of one’s chest in a dream represents heedlessness, or it could mean going astray, loss of money, or one’s stinginess. Ifone sees his chest turned into a stone in a dream, it means that he is a hard hearted person. However, a broad chest in a dream also could signify being unjust.

The chest in a dream also represents the house of worries and anxieties. Having chest pain in a dream denotes a sin one is being punished for, or it could mean being a spendthrift or generous in other than God’s pleasure, and the pain in the dream represents his punishment for it. Ifa man sees himselfhaving a woman’s breasts in his dream, it means that he will get married, or fall in love with a woman, or have a secret affair that will turn into a scandal.

(Also see Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Chest Pain

Having chest pain in a dream denotes a sin one is being punished for, or it could mean being spendthrift, or it could represent one’s generosity in other than God’s pleasure, and the pain represents the punishment for it.

(Also see Bodyl; Chest”; Pain)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Pleurisy

Inflammation of the chest membrane in a dream represents a sinnerwho is punished as a warning, and perhaps driven through his illness to induce him to repent for his sins.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Castration

Loss of masculinity and vitality. As a dream image, it is almost always a sign of repressed physical urges. Castration dreams refer mostly to inferiority complexes and feelings of guilt. In rare cases, castration points to a deep-seated denial of masculine sexuality. At the time of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, castration dreams were relatively frequent. Now, they happen relatively seldom, since our attitudes to sexuality have changed.

A woman is not likely see herself as a castrated man, and aggressive masculinity is today accepted by man and woman as an important part of themselves and does not need to be punished with castration. Castration dreams today are mostly seen as referring to work and vitality. Also, castration dreams dreamed by women and men are often a reference to their relationship.

If a relationship is problematic and a partner feels restricted, fantasies and images about castration are normal. Castration dreams, in rare cases, may also have a positive side: one is liberating oneself from burdensome tasks. See Donkey, Genital Organ, Sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Bailiff

also see Authority Figures in People

1- When a bailiff appears in our dream, we doubt our own ability to manage our resources. We are aware that we have overstepped the mark in a particular way and must be accountable to some type of authority.

2- We have put ourselves at risk and have not fulfilled our obligations. Unless we take responsibility for what we have clone we could be ‘punished’ by material loss and loss of status.

3- The bailiff in dreams signifies retribution or Karma of some kind.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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No

1- To be aware of saying no in a dream may be an important part of our growth process. We are capable of making decisions which go against the wishes of other people, without feeling that we are going to be punished. We arc coming to terms with rejection and are no longer fearful. We are capable of standing on our own two feet.

2- The right to refuse is an important aspect of making choices. We may have no coherent reason for refusal, except the right to say no. In terms of relationships, saying no in a dream suggests that on some level we know what is right for us.

3- Saying no in spiritual terms entails rejecting that which is not compatible with our progress.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Punishment

1- When a child recognises that he or she is not conforming to what is expected, the threat of punishment is often present. In later life, when there is fear of retribution from an external source, we will often dream of being punished.

Self-punishment occurs when we have not achieved the standards we expcct of ourselves.

2- When there is conflict in our lives, if we cannot resolve il we will often dream of being punished. This may be the only way out of our particular dilemma. We would rather suffer pain than resolve the difficulty.

3- The concept of Divine Retribution that is, being punished by a force greater than ourselves suggests a judgmental God. Spiritual punishment is much more, however, the idea of self-flagellation for not having achieved what is required of us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Scaffold / Scaffolding

1- A scaffold or scaffolding in a dream will usually indicate that there is some kind of temporary structure in our lives.

A hangman’s scaffold will suggest that a part of our lives must come to an end. We may, for instance, be aware that we have offended against some of society’s laws and beliefs, and must be punished. We also may need to look at our propensity to be a victim.

If scaffolding appears in dreams we should dccide whether it is there to help us build something new or whether we must repair the old. We need a temporary structure to help us reach the height we wish in either case.

If we are building new, that structure will support us while we build, whereas if we are repairing the old it will support the previous structure while we make the necessary changes.

2- Sometimes in dreams a scaffold will indicate an enforced ending. This can be death, but is more likely to suggest the death of part of our personality Rather than being able to achieve a successful integration, we actually actively have to stop the behaviour or activity which is causing a problem. We have to take the consequences of behaving in that way.

3- A scaffold suggests an enforced codc of spiritual behaviour and the need for self-control. Scaffolding indicates spiritual support.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Stone

1- Dreaming of stone can suggest stability and durability, but also a loss of feeling.

To be carving stone is to be attempting to create a lasting monument.

2- Stone has many connotations on an emotional level.

For stone to be broken up signifies being badly- hurt. Being turned to stone would suggest that we have had to harden up our attitudes. Being stoned could have two meanings. One is being punished for misdemeanours; the other is being under the influence of drugs.

3- Stone signifies the imperishability and the indestructibility of Supreme Reality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Sacrifice

(see Altar, Carcass)

Are you the one being sacrificed in the dream? If so, consider if you play the eternal martyr by denying your own needs and wants. Alternatively, for what exactly do you feel you should be punished?

Renouncing or forsaking something so that it can finally die away, especially an outmoded, harsh, or unrealistic self-image.

Feeling that your energy is abused, or efforts unappreciated, by others.

In the ancient world, sacrifices were made in order to gain divine favor. What is it that you must relinquish to achieve something better?... The Language of Dreams

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Prison

Being in a prison may comment on feelings of being persecuted or punished for doing something wrong.

A prison may also mention that you are imprisoned by your own thoughts or beliefs. Since a prison represents lack of personal freedom, it may point to a relationship that restricts your freedom, such as a bad marnage.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Devil

To dream that one has seen the devil, and thai he is tormented, or otherwise much terrified, signifies that the dreamer is in danger of being checked and punished by his sovereign prince, or some magistrate. And quite contrarily, ii he dreams he strikes the devil, or some person he believes to be possessed, and fancies he overcomes him, it is a sign he that dreams thus shall overcome his enemies with glory and satisfaction.

If any dream that he sees the devil, it is a very bad sign, for such a vision cannot bring along with it any good tidings to the sick it foretells death, and to the healthful it signifies melancholy, anger, tumults and violent sickness.

If any dream the devil speaks to H^n, it signifies temptation, deceit, treachery, despair, and sometimes the ruin and death of him that dreams.

To dream that one is carried away by the devil, is a worse dream; and yet no dream delights the dreamer so much as this, for being awakened he is ravished with joy that he is freed from so great an evil; for which he ought to return thanks to God, and beg of him that he would be pleased to send him his good angel to guard him, and fight against that wicked spirit which stands always sentinel to surprise us.

To dream you see the devil as he is drawn by painters! and poets, viz. black and hideous, with homsT claws, and a great tail, signifies torment and despair- To dream you see yourself with the devil, signifies gain.... The Complete Dream Book

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Drunkards

To dream one is drunk, is very bad for all, for it signifieth great folly.

It is only good to such as are in fear; for drunkards doubt or fear nothing.

To dream one is drunk is increase of estate, and recovery of health; but when one dreams he is drunk, without drinking any wine, it is an ill omen, and he runs the hazard of being disgraced by some bad action, and of being punished by law, If a man dreams he is drunk with sack, muscatel, or some other sweet and pleasant drink.

It is a sign he will be beloved by some great lords, and grow rich thereby.

If a man dreams he is drunk and vomits, he will run the hazard of losing his estate by the violence of his prince, who will force him to an account of his means ill-gotten; or if he be a gamester, be will lose all he hath formerly won.

If anyone dreams thai being drunk, he is very much pained at heart and in his viscera, it shows that his domestics or servants will rob him of his money, or destroy his fortune without his knowledge.

If a man dreams he is drunk with pure water, he will boast causelessly of his wealth, and vaunt of another person’s strength.... The Complete Dream Book

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Light

He that dreams he is in a ship, and sees a clear light afar off, shall be assured of a fair wind, and receive no damage by tempests, but arrive happily at his desired haven. When one dreams that he holds a burning light in his hands in the night, it is a good sight, and chiefiy to those who arc young; for it signifies that they shall prosper in love, accomplish their designs, overcome their enemies, and gain honor and goodwill from all persons.

To dream you see a burning light in the hands of another, signifies that the mischief done will be discovered, and the party punished.... The Complete Dream Book

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Monster

To see a monster or monstrous fish in the sea, is not good; but out of the sea every fish and great monster is good, because then they can hurt no more, or save themselves. And therefore, besides that our dream signifies that our enemies cannot hurt us, it saith moreover that the wicked shall be punished.... The Complete Dream Book

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Punishment

To dream of being punished for a misdeed is a portent of unhappiness.

If you are doing the punishing, the augury is a good one.... The Complete Dream Book

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Misfortune

Vision: Being involved in a calamity means you are afraid of being punished for something you have said or thought. Being an observer of somebody’s misfortune: you don’t feel confident and secure enough to meet the demands of everyday life. See Accident.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Pursuit, Chase

Vision: If you are chasing someone: you can’t make up for an old mistake.

If you are being chased: someone who has wronged you wants to make amends. In a man’s dream, being chased means he has not yet come to terms with the sexual prohibitions of his childhood. Unconsciously he still believes that sexuality is disgusting and is afraid of being punished.

Depth Psychology: Are you treating others unfairly? Are you hounded by guilt feelings? Or do you feel that prejudice or condemnation by other people is hounding you? Only you know if you are the perpetrator or the victim.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Virgin

Vision: A virgin in a man’s dream may refer to a project he has in mind at work; or it might mean that he would like to get to know a specific woman. Insulting a virgin with suggestive remarks: you will be punished soon for something you did.

A woman dreaming about a virgin: she would like to have more self-restraint and moderation in her life.

Depth Psychology: A virgin dream suggests that you have already taken the first step in your determination to change. Sometimes the virgin is a sign that you have remained true to yourself in love relationships. In spite of the influences around you, your soul remained unmarred. Your very essence remained healthy in spite of die troubles in youi life.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Punishment

To dream of being Punished signifies an unexpected pleasure at hand.... Mystic Dream Book

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Arrested

Dreams of being arrested symbolize a fear of being caught, found out, discovered, and punished. This dream can also reflect that you are blaming and judging others.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Hanging

If you dream you are hanging, then this represents that you have lost touch with the ground beneath you and are suffering the consequences. Perhaps you are feeling punished and judged cruelly. Your dream may be suggesting that you’ve been thinking too much and you are hanging yourself with your own -destructive thoughts of guilt and fear.

A drastic change is at hand.

If you dream of hanging your laundry, then you are exposing your secrets. See Kill.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Late

Dreams of being late represent a venting dream where you are releasing feelings of inadequacy. Being late in your dream also symbolizes that you are releasing your fear of getting into trouble or being punished for being unprepared and a step behind.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Tax

Dreams of being taxed usually signify that you are venting out feelings and attitudes about being punished for having something taken from you unwillingly. This dream also reflects your attitudes about sharing resources, about what you owe, and/or what is due you.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Time Out

Dreams of a time out can signify that you are being punished by your inner critic for being naughty, or your dream may be telling you that you need to pause to reflect, to become centered and refocused so that you can reemerge powerful and operating as your best. See Dug Out and Hide Out.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Leprosy

To dream that you have leprosy always indicates a very great future misfortune. Perhaps you have committed some crime to be severely punished by law. You will have many enemies. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams

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Bailiff

Psychological / emotional perspective: We have put ourselves at risk and have not fulfilled our obligations, or have not acted in an ethical manner. Unless we take responsibility for what we have done, we could be ‘punished’ by material loss and loss of status.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Eject

To be ejected means to be thrown out and in a spiritual sense suggests being punished for a misdemeanour.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Punish / Punishment

The concept of divine retribution – that is, being punished by a force greater than ourselves – suggests a judgemental god. Spiritual punishment is much more, however, the idea of self-flagellation for not having achieved what is required of us. When in dreams we are punishing another, the inference is that we are standing in judgement over them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Punish / Punishment

Psychological / emotional perspective: When there is conflict in our lives, if we cannot resolve it we will often dream of being punished. This may be the only way out of our particular dilemma. We would rather suffer pain than resolve the difficulty. Inflicting punishment suggests that we feel some aspect of our personality is out of alignment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Punish / Punishment

Material aspects: When a child recognizes that he or she is not conforming to what is expected, the threat of punishment is often present. In later life, when there is fear of retribution from an external source, we will often dream of being punished when there is no evidence of such. Self-punishment occurs when we have not achieved the standards we expect of ourselves and in many ways might be considered self-abuse.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Stone

Psychological / emotional perspective: Stone has many connotations on an emotional level.

For stone to be broken up signifies being badly hurt. Being turned to stone would suggest that we have had to harden up our attitudes. Being stoned in dreams is being punished for misdemeanours.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Claustrophobia

To dream that you have claustrophobia suggests that you are experiencing feeling of guilt. You fear that you will be punished for your past actions.... My Dream Interpretation

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30 Common Dream Symbols

Here are 30 different dream symbol that appear most common in the world and these dreams meanings.
Animals
Animals can usually be linked to survival or the instinct to keep going no matter how difficult things are. It can mean you’re holding things back that you should express. Dreams of an animal symbolize that you are connecting with your wild side, basic instincts and survival needs. Consider the type of animal. Babies
Babies most times just mean that you want to continue your life and family, and want to share your knowledge with your next of kin. They might also mean you’re holding something back. Something new comes into your life. A new idea or a new creative project at work. Symbol of new possibilities and potential for growth in multiple areas of your life. Lost
Being lost in your dreams may signify that you have lost your true purpose in life. It may point to soul loss or your disas- sociation from an important aspect of your personality. If the theme of being lost recurs, it may point to a need to seek guidance spiritually or psychologically. Naked
Dreams of being naked or seeing someone naked represent a desire for honesty and intimacy. It can also represent the fear of others knowing your private thoughts and feelings. If you are comfortable being naked, then you feel you have nothing to hide in intimacy. If you are uncomfortable, ashamed, or embarrassed, then this dream is telling you to do some ego-integration work, and begin the process of releasing your own judgments and criticisms. Trapped
If you dream of being trapped, it means that you feel confined and restricted in a friendship, career or romantic relationship. You may be feeling bad physically because of your emotional worries. This dream can also mean that your rivals will get the best of you if you are not careful. If you successfully escape the trap in your dream, you will triumph over your rivals and your relationships will improve in real life. Buildings and Houses
Building a house may signify construction of a new project in your business or building a totally new life. Building with Legos or building blocks may comment on needing to play with your ideas before putting them into action. Clothing
Clothing in general reveals the image that you want to project to the world. Each article of clothing reveals different concerns, qualities, beliefs, attitudes, and expressions Even the color and conditions of the clothing may reveal significant information.

For example, clothing that is tattered or torn may signify that you feel emotionally shredded by an experience. You may also be expressing a "poor me" attitude.

Cry
Dreams of crying symbolize that you are healing, grieving, cleansing, and releasing that which no longer supports you, as you make room for that which does support you. Consider that this might be a cry for help and that you would be wise to seek support to help you through this challenge you are going through. Keep in mind that you can’t heal what you can’t feel. Death
Dreams of death are very common in that it is the job of our subconscious mind to keep us alive, so your dreams are assisting you to process your fears of death and dying. If you dream of your own death, then you are contemplating the value and impact of your life. Dreaming of someone else dying is about transformation and change in your relationship with then, not necessarily a forecast of a literal death (though sometimes it does). You might also be venting out your fears of losing someone that you love. Often the dream of death represents the ending of chapter in a person’s life, and that a new cycle is about to begin. Keep in mind that the Native Americans believe that the most powerful way to live is as if death were always just over your shoulder. This dream is suggesting that you consider what aspect of your life is ending, how can you harmoniously participate in completing this cycle, and what new beginning is wanting to come into your life. Demons
To see demons in your dream, represents negativity and distress. It also forewarns of overindulgence. If you dream of being possessed by demons, you are feeling helpless about something. Dogs
Dogs are man’s companions and loyal " friends and thus can come in a dream to represent a real friendship, fteca dog’s extreme loyalty to its owner, the appearance of a dog can represent a tendency toward being too loyal to-your friends and thus sacrificing yourself and your needs. A dead dog can come to represent the death of a fnendship, and the birth of a puppy can come to signify the amval of a new friendship. A bite from a dog can be a response to an argument with a fnend. Dogs as guardians can signify the need for personal protection, or they may comment that you feel watched, as by a watchdog. Drowning
Sinking into the unconscious, helplessness, lack of planning in your life. Being washed away by the flow of emotions. Fear of being swallowed up by the unconscious. As in Suffocating, where the issue is to get more air, here it is a matter of being safe in the Water, about feelings and (emotional) needs that bring more energy and inner strength. Falling
Falling in your dream may come as a response to some failure. It may comment on feelings of loss of control. It may also be a response to falling from grace or falling from your stature in life. Falling dreams may recur when you have lost a significant relationship, or have faced a personal disaster in your career, or have been diagnosed with a particular illness. Fire
Fire is a punfying element that is destruc tive yet transforms everything eventually. Setting fire to your emotions may act as the cleansing agent of the soul. It can represent the passion that fuels the heart and the sacred ember of your sexuality. A fire in your house may relate to some anger that is destroying the peace at home. Fire may also signify destructive behavior on your part or that of another family member. Flying
If you dream you are flying so high that you can actually touch the moon and stars this portends many different types of global disaster that you may soon hear of. If you fly high with black wings you are warned that you are headed for a let down of magnitude. Flying dreams are normally a good omen and if the flight is pleasant, with no worries and anxieties, you can look for happiness and plenty to follow. Food
People often dream about food. All types of food are a consistent part of a dream life. Anything from meat to elbow macaroni comes up through our unconscious and leaves vivid memories upon awakening. Food is symbolic of a large variety of things. It could symbolize pleasure and indulgence. To the perpetual dieter, the dream could have a "compensatory" function where the food that is denied to the individual during the day shows up in the dream state. Dreams could additionally symbolize physical, mental, spiritual and emotional nourishment. Chased
Being chased by shadows shows the need to escape from something previously repressed, such as past childhood trauma or difficulty. To be chased by an animal generally indicates we have not come to terms with our own passion. Horses
A horse may offer its power to the dreamer as a vehicle for moving forward in life. Horse brings the attnbute of strength to deliver you to your destination.

For the hero, the horse cames him to his mission, perhaps over long distances, and thus it may signify the need to travel. A wild horse can represent unleashed and untamed power. Horses may also trot into your dream to indicate the need to stand your ground in a power struggle.

Jumping
  • The act of jumping can be somewhat ambiguous in a dream. It can indicate either jumping up attempting to attain something better for ourselves or jumping down, which can mean going down into the unconscious and those parts of ourselves where we may feel we are in danger. Jumping on the spot can indicate joy and has the same significance as dance (See Dance).
  • Repetitive movement of any sort in a dream usually indicates the need to reconsider our actions, to look at what we arc doing and perhaps to express ourselves in a different way. On a psychological level, jumping up and down in a dream may indicate being caught up in a situation without having the power to move either forwards or backwards.
  • In certain religions, spiritual ecstasy is induced by jumping. This is a way of employing the physical in order to reach the spiritual.
  • Also See: Jumping
Kiss - Kissing
Affection. In this dream you may be expressing feelings that are difficult to express during the day. Kissing is usually an indication of warmth, affection, and happiness. If you don’t receive enough love and affection in your daily life, then this could be a compensatory dream, where the dreamer is comforting himself. If you are kissing the object of your affection, the dream could be a form of wish fulfillment. Superstition based interpretations say that if you are kissing strangers, you may have a need to conquer. If the kissing is insincere, you are pretentious while if you see your partner kissing someone else, you may be afraid of infidelity. Money
Money in dreams does not necessarily represent hard currency, but more the way in which we value ourselves. This symbol appearing in dreams would suggest that we need to assess that value more carefully, and equally to be aware of what we ‘pay’ for our actions and desires. If there is a feeling of self-denial in our making savings, particularly to the point of miserliness, we may not have managed our resources properly in the past and are having to suffer for it now. We may also fear the future. If someone else gives us their savings, we are able to use their knowledge and expertise. Paralysis
  • When paralysis is felt in a dream we are probably experiencing great fear or suppression. Feelings that are emotionally based are experienced as paralysis in order to highlight the physical effect those feelings can have.
  • Imagination can often play tricks on us, and we experience as real some kind of reaction we would not normally allow ourselves. Paralysis is one such reaction.
  • Paralysis can signify spiritual inadequacy, inability to create movement, and inertia. There is a condition which sometimes occurs during development when we are forced into facing our own fears, and this can be experienced as paralysis.
Pregnancy / Pregnant
To dream you are pregnant signifies growth and development in your personal life. You may find that you are unprepared to act on it or to even discuss the matter with other people. It may also symbolize the birth of new ideas, projects, directions, or goals. To dream of being pregnant with a dying baby suggests an undertaking you worked hard for is suddenly doomed to fail. It denotes anxiety over things that are unfolding in ways you never expected. A pregnant woman having dreams of her pregnancy usually conveys her worries in various stages of her pregnancy. First trimester dreams are usually consists of small creatures, furry animals, flowers, fruits, and water. Second trimester dreams usually cover birth complications and self-doubt about motherhood. You may also dream of giving birth to a non-human baby. Finally, in the third trimester, you tend to dream of your own mother. When a man dreams of getting a girl pregnant, it is a warning that serious consequences may result from his sexual activities. Prison
Being in a prison may comment on feelings of being persecuted or punished for doing something wrong. A prison may also mention that you are imprisoned by your own thoughts or beliefs. Since a prison represents lack of personal freedom, it may point to a relationship that restricts your freedom, such as a bad marnage. Sexuality - Sex
Dreams of a sexual nature are very common and act both as an emotional release and a reassurance that everything is in order with your sexuality. Being intimate with a stranger is a fantasy that many people enjoy and this type of dream may indicate a wish for new experiences or experimentation. Intimacy with your partner in a dream acts as a reassurance of your love, and serves to strengthen your bond in your own mind. Snakes
The snake is a powerful dream symbol, associated with the feminine, healing and spirituality. Being bitten by a snake in a dream is actually positive, meaning you are accepting all parts of your nature as you grow into a stronger person. If you dream about you or an animal attacking, wrestling with or trying to kill a snake, you will have to defend your reputation against nasty gossip. If the attempt to kill the snake was successful in your dream, you will succeed against all hostilities. Spiders
In a dream, a spider represents a malicious woman, or a weak, perfidious and a distant man. A spider in a dream also represents a weaver, an ascetic or a monk. Ifone sees a spider in his dream, it may mean that he will meet a pious and a religious man. Weaving a web in a dream means becoming weak. A spider in a dream also could represent a pleasing wife. If one sees a spider hanging down from the ceiling in a dream, it indicates a severe winter in that area. Teeth
Hostility or an attack, such as when dream figures deliver "biting words" or "bare their teeth. " Losing teeth in a dream may reflect words said in haste, or losing the ability to speak candidly. Because this bony part of the body endures long after death, it has some associations with the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. In this context, losing teeth might equate to losing the will to live or having your personal power taken away. Rotten teeth equate either to the fear of old age, or someone whose words are filled with so much insincere sweetness that decay in that relationship is inevitable. Having teeth pulled out represents an end to suffering that is aided by an external force. Vehicle - Vehicles
If you dream of riding in a vehicle and someone else is driving, you will soon take a business trip at your bosses convenience. If you are riding in a vehicle where you or a member of your family are driving, then your trip will be for pleasure or personal business. Walking or Running
A running dream is basically a dream of escaping a certain situation, person, or thing. If you succeed in running away from, or elude a pursuer, then you will be able to change those things in your life that has you ‘on the run’. If you dream of the desire to run but cannot get your feet to obey it shows a lack of self confidence and perseverance on your part. Try sticking to your guns and see how much your life will change. Water
It is a mirror of your subconscious mind.

The quality of water often describes the situation of your emotions. Crystal clear, clean, adulterated, calm mostly provides strong insights about the state of your feelings.

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Punishing

(1) If you are punishing someone or something else (an animal, say), the latter probably represents a part of you - some quite respectable facultv or instinctive drive - that has at some time in the past given rise to guilt-feelings. Such antagonism between different parts of your psyche spells misery. Healing and happiness will come only if you learn to forgive and accept the repressed faculty or emotion and allow it proper expression in your life.

(2) The person you are punishing may represent someone close to you: parent or partner, or sibling. In this case be careful to distinguish three possibilities: first, that the dream is expressing (unconscious) resentment against the person; secondly, that what you are punishing the person for is a part of yourself that has been projected on to the person; and

thirdly, that the person, though recognized in the dream as someone else, nevertheless represents some part of you: in which case see (1) above.

(3) If vou are being punished, who is doing the punishing? A father figure or other authority figure (e.g. policeman or judge)? If so, you probably have an over-dominant super-ego. Did you as a small child see your parents in a sexual embrace and as a result incur the wrath of either parent? Some such traumatic experience could easily set in motion a self-punishing mechanism that will perpetuate itself as an autonomous function of your psyche until you choose to do something about it.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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Inquisition

Generally this is a negative dream, related to feelings of guilt and impotence.

It is possible that you feel unfairly punished or that you have carelessly judged someone around you.

INSECTS

analysis of a dream

Silvia dreamed: “I was laying in my bed when I discovered an enormous cockroach on the ceiling of my bedroom, just above my head. It was dark green, it emitted a faint buzz, and it moved its long antennae quickly, brushing my face. I felt panicked, but I didn’t dare move or shout for fear of startling it or that it would jump on me. I stayed immobile, with eyes closed, wishing it would disappear.” wishing it would disappear.”

Insects tend to reflect our fears or insecurities.

If they are gigantic, often it indicates the oppression we suffer from an authoritative figure, toward which we feel a series of emotions such as repulsion, fear, respect... It took Silvia several days to understand the meaning of her dream. It happened one day when she was meeting with her boss. He was pointing out a careless error and reproaching her for incompetence. The dark green suit he wore made her remember the dream. Then, she saw it clearly. Although Silvia worked a lot, she felt that it was never enough for her boss, who took every opportunity to criticize her work. The tentacles of the enormous insect brushing her reflected the sharp gaze of her boss, always waiting for the smallest mistake to tell her off. Although it was unfair, Silvia did not dare protest, she just nodded her head, hoping it would be over as soon as possible. She was afraid that her boss would get angry or, even worse, fire her.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Punishment

Often, this dream is provoked by feelings of guilt for something that has happened or something you have done. No matter if it is you who is punished or the one who punishes, it always reveals a sense of guilt, defeat, or resentment. You may also be punishing yourself. An individual that had traumatic experiences in childhood may constantly blame herself for her actions. In that case, the dreamer must liberate herself from the social or parental pressure that subjugates her.

Gypsy people believe that dreaming that you are punished reveals the guilt you feel for having neglected your personal relationships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Axe / Hatchet

Axes have a complex range of meanings. Their meaning must be determined from the larger context of any particular dream. Axes are symbols of execution (beheading), and can therefore represent anxieties about being punished or killed. We also speak about being “axed” from our position of employment (job anxiety). In ancient times, axes were made from meteorites, and they were associated with the divinities of the sky and the power expressed by rain (fertility), thunder (power), and lightning (illumination). In the hands of the dreamer, axes are thus symbols of personal power; how they are utilized shows how the individual is using or misusing his or her power.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

Punishment

You may have had a dream in which you committed a crime and found yourself being punished for your actions. You may have woken from such a dream feeling extremely relieved that you have not committed a crime or been punished, but lingering feelings of anxiety may stay with you. Try to identify your feelings about such a dream as they will help with the interpretation. Did you feel guilty or angry that an injustice had been done to you? If you can discover how you feel about the punishment, this may hold the key to the interpretation.

If you felt guilty, perhaps there is something in your waking life that you feel is wrong or is destroying your peace of mind.

If you are actually caught in the act in your dream and find yourself awaiting or being sentenced to punishment of some kind, this is a clear message of disapproval from your dreaming mind and a warning that if you don’t change your ways, you will be in danger of being found out in waking life. Try to identify who punished you in your dream.

If it was someone you know, you may be feeling remorseful towards them in waking life, but if it was someone you do not know, you may be feeling guilty about breaking a law or rule in waking life or showing disrespect for authority.

If a lynch mob attacked you, have you committed a crime against society in general by not paying your taxes or dropping litter? If you dreamed of being accused of a crime you did not commit and nobody believed your protestations of innocence, do you feel you are being treated unfairly in your waking life? When the punishment was pronounced in your dream, did you feel that is was out of proportion to the wrongdoing.

If you felt the punishment was far too severe, this suggests that you are feeling extremely guilty about someone thing you have done in waking life.

If you were whipped in your dream, do you feel as if life has dealt you some harsh blows?

If you were arrested in your dream, this suggests the need for some kind of restraint in your waking life, or a fear of authority in general.

If a crime scene or forensic team appears in your dream, your dreaming mind is encouraging you to understand your motives.

If you were chained, imprisoned or sentenced to death in your dream, see NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.

If your dream features the ultimate crime of murder, see NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Law Court / Prison

A law court in a dream may make you focus on your capacity to make fair judgments in complicated matters concerning work, friends or family members. It may also highlight your feelings of being on trial in waking life, or a sense of guilt about having broken a promise, or a moral or social law. Perhaps you are anxious about being judged by others or feel that there something that you should be punished for.

If you find yourself bundled into prison in your dream, perhaps with the clang of heavy gates swinging shut in your ears, this may be drawing a parallel with your sense of confinement in waking life. So, if you have any kind of dream about prisons or being jailed, ask yourself who or what is restricting your freedom in waking life. Do you feel suffocated emotionally by your partner or parents, or do you feel trapped in a dead-end job? Or has your own shyness locked you into a self-made prison in the waking world?... The Element Encyclopedia

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Guilt

Dreams can often remind you of things about which you should or already feel guilty in real life; they remind you of mistakes you may have made or offences you have carried out against others or your true self.

If you wake from a dream and feel you have committed a crime and are worried you might be found out, this suggests you should feel guilty because you are concealing aspects of your true nature and not being true to yourself in waking life. Dreams in which you commit adultery or bigamy may be wish-fulfillment but they may also be an expression of guilt, even if you have only thoughts of being unfaithful in waking life. Dreams in which you are paying alimony may not refer to divorce but to the fact that you need to pay for some misconduct in waking life. Dreams in which you are a criminal or have committed a crime also refer to some misdeed in waking life and, if a penalty is exacted, this will be based on your feelings of guilt and how severely you feel you ought to be punished.

So, if you are sentenced to prison or execution in your dream or beaten up or find yourself actually facing the hangman, electric chair, lethal injection, firing squad or the guillotine, this suggests strong feelings of regret. Alternatively, it may also mean that you are going to change your life and make a new start. Fines in dreams tends to refer to minor misdemeanors but bear in mind that money in dreams can sometimes be related to emotion; if you are pursued by a bailiff or debt collector, for example, this may indicate that you owe something to someone, perhaps affection, in waking life.

If you dreamed you were shoplifting, your dreaming mind may be reminding you of a minor offence you have committed in waking life but if you are involved in serious theft your dreaming mind is warning you that there will be serious consequences for your actions if you are discovered.

If you dream that you are blackmailing someone or they are trying to blackmail you, consider whether you are trying to force the affection of someone in waking life by threatening to leave them or by bribing them?

If you appear in court in your dream, this is another sign of guilt for some action or offence you feel you have committed in waking life. Try to identify who was judging you.

If the judge was a famous person and the press are present or you are lynched by a mob, you may feel condemned, not by yourself or another person, but by everyone you know. Dreams in which you have an allergy or a reaction to something you have eaten or put on or worked with are also expressions of guilt. Dreams in which you are confessing to a priest or condemned from the pulpit by a preacher are also symbols of guilt in waking life; they suggest your desire to absolve yourself or rectify a situation.

If you dream of being forgiven, this will be very comforting.

Dreams in which someone who has died appears in tears or is hostile to you may be suggesting that you feel guilty about your behavior towards that person when they were alive. Your dreaming mind has conjured up this image to encourage you to think about that person in waking life and perhaps admit your faults or misdeeds towards them.

If your dream leads you into temptation, for example succumbing to the charms of an irresistible stranger if you are in a settled relationship, this may reflect unconscious, hidden desires; it may also be warning you that you will be easily tempted when opportunity presents itself.

Finally, bear in mind that when feelings of guilt are experienced in your dream, they may be telling of repressed anger towards you or another person in real life. Dreams of anger may equally be connected to experiences of guilt, so be alert and careful when you try to interpret them. Whatever you feel angry or guilty about in your dream, you may find that the only way to regain your peace of mind is to put things right or make amends or new resolutions in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Punishment

Your dreaming mind may from time to time inflict punishment on you for thoughts and actions of which your waking self disapproves. In most cases, the dream symbols will be disproportionate to the ‘crime’. For example, if you have spoken thoughtlessly about a friend, you may find yourself being executed as you have murdered your friend’s good name. Your dreams may also reflect your belief that someone else deserves to be punished and the criminal being caught in your dream may be some one else, not you.

An angry mob can suggest aspects of your own personality, as well as public opinion.

If you dream of being lynched, ask yourself whether you have been behaving appropriately in waking life. Whatever the instrument of punishment or torture in your dreams, be it the gallows, cane, guillotine, gibbet or birch, you need to identify who is being punished and why they are being punished. Bear in mind, too, that the inflicting of punishment, especially if it is a beating, may reflect a tendency towards masochism. Those dream interpreters that draw on Jung’s theory that nightmares are concerned with the shadow consider scary dreams to be a form of self-punishment for the cravings and desires you suppress during the day.

If you dream that you are back at school and forced to stay after a lesson in detention because you have not worked or listened properly, this may suggest that you are not absorbing information or paying significant attention to something important in your waking life. The ultimate image of punishment in dreams is hell, so if you dream of being condemned to hell, suffering eternal torment or are damned forever, this may be a reference to a mistake you have made in waking life, or something you have said or done and the force with which you are rebuking or warning yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Father Figure

For some people it was the father who was the ultimate arbiter of discipline and authority when growing up and any appearance of your father in your dreams may remind you of punishments he may have dished out in the past.

If the father figure was absent when you were growing up or your father never punished you severely or unfairly, your unconscious may summon up a father archetype to bring to your attention immature attitudes that are holding you back.

Your older brother, uncle or boss may assume the dream role of the archetypal father, a benevolent provider and protector who uses his authority fairly and wisely; in dreams, such figures may appear to dispense invaluable advice. Bear in mind, though, that the father figure can also abuse his authority and if father figures appear as brutes in your dreams, they may have been pointing to your own brutishness and selfishness.

If you had an authoritarian father, a wellknown dictator such as Hitler, Stalin or Chairman Mao may appear in your dreams representing that relationship.

If you dream about your boss, this may simply suggest anxieties you have about your work. Dream bosses, however, can also represent aspects of your father and dreams of being fired can recall parental rejection.

If you ask for a raise in your dream, this expresses a need for more attention and love in waking life, whilst a friendly boss reveals a longing for less responsibility.

If you are the boss in your dreams, this represents your desire for more dominance in a waking relationship.

If you rebel against your boss in your dream, this can be a positive sign, as rebelling against parental authority or challenging authority that is dictatorial and unjust is a healthy part of growing up and becoming a self-confident adult.

Houses are often represented as images of the dreamer; so a dream of a landlord or landlady, or someone else who actually owns your dream house, may suggest you are not feeling in control of your waking life; or perhaps someone, such as a partner or parent, is being overly dominant.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Lessons And Learning

Dreams that focus on lessons and the business of learning are concerned with the acquisition of knowledge.

If a lesson is being taught by a school teacher, college lecturer or university tutor, your dream is turning the spotlight on the acquisition of knowledge or learning. The subject matter of the lesson will be of great significance here, as the implication may be that you can find fulfillment by stimulating your mind and exploring your creativity in this particular subject. On the other hand, the lesson may also be alerting you to the need to address a specific area of your life. For example, if you dreamed of learning a foreign language, your dreaming mind may not be encouraging you to learn a new language but to open your mind and try to understand the point of view of others.

Dreams of classrooms often indicate your relationship to authority.

If you are trying to avoid your teacher’s eye in your dream, you may be trying to avoid responsibility, whereas eagerly raising a hand suggests a desire for attention or to prove yourself. Your dreaming mind may also be urging you to think about what you really learned at school.

If you dreamed of being punished in class, such dreams may point to masochistic sexual pleasure but are more likely to suggest feelings of guilt about not meeting your responsibilities.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Sigmund Freud On Dreams

Sigmund Freud actually called dreams the “royal road to the unconscious,” That statement will probably remain true in psychology forever. Freud’s classic text, The Interpretation of Dreams, contains some of his finest work.

Freud believed every dream is a wish fulfillment, and he kept this theory to the end, even though he gave up his initial idea that all dreams have a sexual content.

For Freud, the concept of wish fulfillment didn’t necessarily imply that a pleasure was sought, because a person could just as well have a wish to be punished. Nevertheless, this idea of a “secret” wish being masked by a dream remains central to classical Freudian psychoanalysis.

Freud said, “Dreams are not comparable to the spontaneous sounds made by a musical instrument struck rather by some external force than by the hand of a performer; they are not meaningless, not absurd, they do not imply that one portion of our stockpile of ideas sleeps while another begins to awaken. They are a completely valid psychological phenomenon, specifically the fulfillment of wishes; they can be classified in the continuity of comprehensible waking mental states; they are constructed through highly complicated intellectual activity.”

It was not until Freud noticed how allowing his patients to freely associate ideas with whatever came to mind, that he really explored spontaneous abreaction. Freud himself suffered bouts of deep anxiety, and it was partly this that led him to explore the connection between association of ideas and dreams. In 1897 he wrote to his friend Wilhelm Fliess:

‘No matter what I start with, I always find myself back again with the neuroses and the psychical apparatus. Inside me there is a seething ferment, and I am only waiting for the next surge forward. I have felt impelled to start writing about dreams, with which I feel on firm ground.’

This move toward dreams may have come about because in allowing his patients freedom to talk and explore the associations that arose - free association - Freud noticed that patients would often find a connection between the direction of their associations and a dream they had experienced. The more he allowed his patients to go in their own direction, the more frequently they mentioned their dreams. Also, talking about the dream often enabled the patient to discover a new and productive chain of associations and memories.

Freud began to take note of his own dreams and explore the associations they aroused. In doing so he was the first person to consciously and consistently explore a dream into its depths through uncovering and following obvious and hidden associations and emotions connected with the dream imagery and drama.

Obviously previous dream researchers had noticed how the dream image associated with personal concerns, but Freud broke through into seeing the connection with sexual feelings, with early childhood trauma, and with the subtleties of the human psyche. He did this to deal with his own neurosis, and he says of this period, ‘I have been through some kind of neurotic experience, with odd states of mind not intelligible to consciousness, cloudy thoughts and veiled doubts, with barely here and there a ray of light.’

Using dreams for his self analysis, Freud discovered that previously unremembered details from his childhood were recaptured along with feelings and states of mind which he had never met before.

He wrote of this period, “Some sad secrets of life are being traced back to their first roots; the humble origins of much pride and precedence are being laid bare. I am now experiencing myself all the things that, as a third party, Ihave witnessed going on in my patients, days when I slink about depressed because I have understood nothing of the day’s dreams, fantasies, or mood.”

Without this powerful and personal experience of working with his dreams, meeting emotions and fantasies welling up from the unconscious, Freud would not have so passionately believed in his theories regarding dreams and the unconscious.

Of course, like much of Freud’s theories, he related dreams to sex. One of his basic views of dreams was that the purpose of dreams is to allow us to satisfy in fantasies the instinctual urges that society judges unacceptable such as sexual practices. This was partly the reason for the enormous opposition and criticism that he met.

During the period of his early life, only men were believed to have powerful sexual urges. When Freud showed that repressed but obvious sexual desires were equally at work in women this created a social uproar. Perhaps his second finding in regard to sexuality surprised even him. During his analysis of women patients, sexual advance or assault by the woman’s father was often revealed.

Freud struggled with this, wondering whether the assault was memory of an actual event, or a psychic reproduction of it. He eventually came to the conclusion that hysterical and neurotic behavior was often due to the trauma caused by an early sexual assault by the parent. Where there was not evidence of physical assault, then he saw the neurosis as due to sexual conflict or a trauma caused by some other event. This conflict was often manifested through dreams. This led to Freud being rejected by university colleagues, fellow doctors, and even by patients.

Another expert in the field of dreams and dream interpretation was Carl Jung.... Dreampedia

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