Meaning of Right Side Dreams | Dream Interpretation

Dream interpretations were found from 1 different sources.


The right-hand side (or something appearing on the right or coming from the right) can represent perceived or imagined: Giving or pushing.

Logic or rationale.

Masculinity.

Rigidity.

Conservative political views (as in “the right”).

Positivity.

Something else you personally associate with the right side.

Also consider the context and meaning of whatever’s on the right side.

Doing something right-handed when you’re actually left-handed can represent challenging yourself (perhaps unnecessarily); trying something new or in a new way; looking at something from a different perspective.

See also: Left Side; Enemy

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


Right Side | Dream Meaning

The keywords of this dream: Right Side

115 dream symbols found for this dream.

Affrighted

To dream that you are affrighted, foretells that you will sustain an injury through an accident. See Agony. {unable to tie this note to the text???} To see others affrighted, brings you close to misery and distressing scenes. Dreams of this nature are frequently caused by nervous and feverish conditions, either from malaria or excitement. When such is the case, the dreamer is warned to take immediate steps to remove the cause. Such dreams or reveries only occur when sleep is disturbed. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Affrighted

To dream that you are affrighted, be prepared that you may suffer injury due to an accident.

To witness others affrighted within your dream, a miserable and frightening situation will present itself to you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Backside

(Backside; Buttocks; Rump) In a dream, the backside represents the wife’s property and money, or it could mean one’s husband. Dragging oneself over one’s buttocks in a dream means becoming poor and needy. Hair growing over one’s backside in a dream means money or richness. Otherwise, if one sees no hair on his backside in the dream, then it means insolvency or bankruptcy. Shaving off the hair over one’s backside in a dream means fulfilling a promise, repayment of one’s debts or giving back a trust to its rightful owner.

(Also see Back)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Bright

Enlightenment... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Bright

1- To experience brightness in a dream means that some part of our life needs illuminating, often bv an external source.

2- We have the ability to use the brighter side of our personalities.

3- Dreaming of brightness symbolises the dreamer’s move towards spiritual illumination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Bright

See light... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Color, Bright

Problems becoming evident or exposed. ... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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Consider Common Dream Symbolism First

If there’s any such thing as a shortcut to finding dream meaning, this is it. The majority of dreams convey meaning using one of just a few forms of symbolism. So, chances are that your dream symbol represents something in your life or mind in one of the following ways, which you’ll begin to recognize as you interpret more dreams. When searching for a symbol’s meaning, always consider these most common forms of symbolism first.

Literal Translation
If the dream symbol (person, event, object, action, setting, etc.) exists in your real life, it might represent that actual element of your waking life. For example, your mother who was hugging you might represent a particular time she hugged you, or her affection toward you in general. Consider whether the dream symbol might represent the same thing in your current life, past, or imagined future, and whether your feelings about the dream symbol remind you of feelings you felt about something in your real life (perhaps recently).

Emotions
The emotions you feel regarding the dream symbol are probably the same as the emotions you feel about whatever the symbol represents in your real life. For example, if you feel overwhelmed by a swarm of insects in a dream, the swarm might represent your to-do list that feels overwhelming in real life. (See more about emotions in the Emotions symbol category.)

Abundance or Lack
A dream symbol can represent something that you feel you have too much of, do too much of, or want less of in your real life. Alternatively, your dream symbol could represent something that you feel you lack, do too little of, or want more of. If your dream contained a pleasant experience (such as relaxing on a beach), your subconscious mind could be pointing to your desire for more relaxation in your life. If your dream was unpleasant (such as someone judging you), your subconscious mind may have been focused on trying to avoid that kind of experience in real life.

Personal Symbolism
A dream symbol may convey meaning that you personally associate with it based on your experiences, feelings, and other influences (as described in Subconscious Influences on Dream Symbolism). For example, one person might associate a baby with vulnerability and someone else might associate it with growth.

A particular dream symbol may bring more than one meaning to mind for you. For example, money might bring to mind how fun it is to spend, but you might also think of money as power or a solution to financial problems. If the first meaning that comes to mind doesn’t seem to relate to anything in your real life and doesn’t resonate intuitively, explore additional meanings (TOOL: Caveman Explanation is helpful for this).

Importance
The symbols you tend to notice in a dream are often the most important ones. So a good place to start when exploring your dream is with the symbols that stood out. Symbols may stand out because they’re so huge you can’t miss them (like a boulder falling on your house) or they could be small details that happen to stand out in your mind (like the chipped rim of a teacup). Sometimes an important symbol is highlighted in the dream with a bright color, illuminated with light, pointed to with an arrow, or emphasized in some other way.

Urgency
If there’s a sense of urgency involved in the dream, the dream might represent an urgent matter that you feel needs attention in your real life (or one that you fear or imagine needing attention). For example, a dream about trying to put out a fire at work could point to a real-life problem that arose suddenly at work that you feel requires quick action to avoid catastrophe.

Subject Context
A dream might be about you or it could represent your perception of a friend or a recent situation—even in the media, on TV, or in a movie. For example, in a dream about a girl wearing a cheerful flowered dress, the girl could represent a happier version of yourself or your desire to feel more cheerful. Alternatively, she might represent a friend who was in a happy mood when you saw her yesterday, an upbeat song you just heard, or an optimistic character you saw in a TV show last night.

Time Context
A dream symbol could represent something in your past, present, or imagined future. Look for elements that bring to mind a particular time frame, either in the characteristics of the symbol itself or in the other things associated with it in the dream (people, activities, clothes, places, music, books, etc.). Time-related cues could include things like hair or clothing styles, a person appearing younger or older than their current age in real life, technologies of a different era, or personal cues such as the cowboy boots you wore at age seven.

Emotional Exaggeration
When a dream portrays a real-life situation that’s particularly emotional for the dreamer, sometimes the situation shows up as exaggerated in the dream. In other words, the subconscious mind may amplify the real-life situation, “making a mountain out of a molehill,” expressing how strongly you feel about the dream’s subject matter. For example, if in real life you saw a baby snake in your yard, and you’re very afraid of snakes, the snake might show up in a dream as a huge serpent attacking you. So, consider whether a particular dream symbol could represent a similar but less extreme situation in your waking life, about which you feel strong emotion.... Common Dreams

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Countryside

One’s natural feelings; a relaxed state; the forces of ‘nature’ in us; our moods—a rainy countryside would be a more introverted mood than a lively sunny scene. Country lanes: meeting what is natural in us—this may dis­turb the dreamer, perhaps being in the form of a wolf or animal. See lane; landscapes; farmer under roles; settings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Countryside

also see Places

When we dream of the countrvside we are putting ourselves in touch with our own natural spontaneous feelings. We may have memories of the countryside that invoke a particular mood state or way of being. We can return, without feeling guilty, to a very relaxed state.

There is, in most peoples’ minds, a type of freedom and openness about the countryside which is not necessarily available in towns and cities. It may signify a need to clarify our own feelings about our lifestyle.

The forces of ‘nature’ in us can be symbolised by scenes of the countryside.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Countryside

also see Dream Dictionary: Places

Dreams of the countryside can suggest a need for the dreamer to ensure they gain relaxation. They may be too highly strung and / or made to feel guilty when taking a break.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

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Countryside

The forces of nature in us can be symbolized by scenes of the countryside. We can return, without feeling guilty, to a very relaxed state. As our lives become more frenetic we need an image which induces good feelings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Countryside

Psychological / emotional perspective: There is, in most people’s minds, a type of freedom and openness about the countryside which is not necessarily available in towns and cities. Such an image appears shows we may need to clarify our own feelings about our lifestyle.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Countryside

Material aspects: When we dream of the countryside we are putting ourselves in touch with our own natural spontaneous feelings. We may have memories of the countryside that invoke a particular mood state or way of being.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Countryside

A sense of the natural, as in feeling natural. Nonrural people associate the countryside with relaxation.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Countryside

A blissfully peaceful landscape of meadows, trees and perhaps a brook and birds singing sweetly may express a wish for the good life for those who live in urban areas.

If the weather turns bad, this may warn against unrealistic fantasies and expectations. A view or vista of the countryside from a window suggests aspirations to a more natural way of life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Countryside

Country scenes in dreams refer to the forces of nature within you. When you dream of the countryside, you are putting yourself in touch with your natural, spontaneous feelings.

If you have memories of feeling relaxed and happy in the country, your dream may recreate this with images of freedom and openness, urging you to clarify your own feelings about the way you are leading your life.

If country lanes appear in your dream, this indicates a meeting with what is natural in you; in some cases, what you encounter on the path can be disturbing, such as a wolf.

In countryside dreams, hills, mountains and slopes are images of problems you may be encountering in your waking life; the dream will indicate how confident you are in dealing with them. Are you climbing confidently or with fear? Remember, too, that the higher the mountain in your dream, the more difficult the challenge ahead. Are you gripped by a fear of falling as you climb? This would reflect your waking fear of losing your position or your reputation.

Or did you reach the highest pinnacle of the mountain or cliff and bask in your sense of achievement? If you dreamed of descending a mountain, this could indicate your desire to come down to earth or your exhaustion with your continual upwards struggle. It could also indicate a sense of regret.

If you fell down a mountain, this mirrors fears in waking life that you are losing control of your career.

Dream impediments such as chasms, gorges, ditches or hurdles also indicate difficulties you need to leap or surmount. For Freudians, climbing over a stile, like straddling a horse, is a common dream image of sexual intercourse. A dream featuring a boundary or frontier may suggest challenge and criticism, or the ability to overcome problems. Dream fences and gates also imply restrictions of some kind, but they can also indicate a need for security in waking life. Open plains, prairies or moorland evoke the endless possibilities of the unconscious, both exciting and frightening at the same time. See also ELEMENTS and NATURE AND THE SEASONS for more information on natural dreamscapes.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Eyebright

Herb indicating clarity of vision and thought. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Facts To Be Taken Into Consideration Before A Mu’abbir Interprets A Dream

It is imperative that the mu’abbir or interpreter understands fully and properly every details of a dream seen by any person. He should be able to weigh it on the scale of the rules of interpretation.

If the numerous facts emerging from a dream are such that they correspond with each other logically then such a dream will be deemed as a genuine and authentic dream. But if the facts emerging from such a dream are such that they do not correspond with each other then the interpreter should reflect on the apparent meaning of the words. Whichever meaning is nearest to the rules of interpretation, such a meaning should be adopted

If a dream is of a complicated nature so that if cannot be weighed on the scale of the rules of interpretation then such a dream will be deemed as meaningless.

If a certain dream causes the interpreter to become dubious then he should appeal to the conscience of the observer of such a dream: If the dream concerns Salaah, he should question him about Sallah; if it concerns a journey he should question him about the journey; if it concerns marriage, he should question him about marriage. Thereafter, the mu’abbir will interpret to the best of his knowledge

The interpreter should be extremely cautious when interpreting a dream: If the dream evidences obscenity and indecency he should either use pleasant words when interpreting it or simply avoid interpreting it.

It is necessary for a mu’abbir to establish the biological and logical classification of thins and give its interpretation accordingly.

The biological and logical classification of things can be made as follows : (a) geneses (b) species (c) nature and characteristics.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Facts To Be Taken Into Consideration Before A Mu’abbir Interprets A Dream

It is imperative that the mu’abbir or interpreter understands fully and properly every details of a dream seen by any person. He should be able to weigh it on the scale of the rules of interpretation.

If the numerous facts emerging from a dream are such that they correspond with each other logically then such a dream will be deemed as a genuine and authentic dream. But if the facts emerging from such a dream are such that they do not correspond with each other then the interpreter should reflect on the apparent meaning of the words. Whichever meaning is nearest to the rules of interpretation, such a meaning should be adopted

If a dream is of a complicated nature so that if cannot be weighed on the scale of the rules of interpretation then such a dream will be deemed as meaningless.

If a certain dream causes the interpreter to become dubious then he should appeal to the conscience of the observer of such a dream: If the dream concerns Salaah, he should question him about Sallah; if it concerns a journey he should question him about the journey; if it concerns marriage, he should question him about marriage. Thereafter, the mu’abbir will interpret to the best of his knowledge

The interpreter should be extremely cautious when interpreting a dream: If the dream evidences obscenity and indecency he should either use pleasant words when interpreting it or simply avoid interpreting it.

It is necessary for a mu’abbir to establish the biological and logical classification of thins and give its interpretation accordingly.

The biological and logical classification of things can be made as follows : (a) geneses (b) species (c) nature and characteristics.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Fireside

A good omen, both for domestic life, and business affairs.

A prosperous year is in front of you.... Mystic Dream Book

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Fright

(Alarm; Shy) A fright in a dream means sickness or stress.

If a sick person or one who is suffering from stress is seized by fear in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness or dispel his stress.

(Also see Fear; Horse fright)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Fright

A sudden fright is a forerunner of a calm period of life in easy circumstances.... The Complete Dream Book

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Fright

The augury of this emotion depends on the action.

If you had a sudden fright it indicates an unexpected success in some current activity; if your feeling of fright was general and/or steady, it indicates that whatever your current fears are they will not materialize; however, if you dreamed of deliberately frightening another person, you can expect reverses due to your lack of judgment... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Fright

see Fear... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

Fright Or Frightened

A dream of contrary; the more dreadful your ordeal, the greater your success. Your business affairs will prosper if you persevere, whatever your present difficulties.... Mystic Dream Book

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Frightened

To dream that you are frightened at anything, denotes temporary and fleeting worries. See Affrighted. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Frightened

See Fear.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Front (as In Side)

Vision: Usually the front is showing you the “real, true side” one that is visible, a symbol of consciousness and reality. See Back (Side).... Dreamers Dictionary

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Hillside

You walk uphill: you will recuperate from illness... Chine Dream Interpretation

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Horse Fright

Shying, as in a horse fright, in a dream means hastening to undertake ajourney, moving quickly from one place to another, or substituting one school of thought for another, adopting a new ideology, or changing one’s religion.

(Also see Horse)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Human Rights

(See Destruction)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Inside

To dream of being on the inside or inside of something indicates a desire to become a part of a group. You seek comfort and support from others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Inside (in)

Spiritually, inside may have connotations of protectiveness and of a degree of introversion. Being inside suggests the need for some spiritual awareness, of being permitted to enter an inner sanctum.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Inside (in)

Psychological / emotional perspective: Being shut in suggests that we are emotionally restricted and may feel we cannot express ourselves properly. Going into a building in dreams, for example, suggests we should explore the structure of our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Inside (in)

Material aspects: In dreams, exploring the inside of something as opposed to the outside suggests that we need to explore motivation in some way. Being stuck inside suggests we are aware of circumstances around us that are preventing us from moving forward. This may, of course, be due to our own attitudes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Inside Out

If in real life you dream about anything being turned inside out, this indicates that whatever you are doing may be counter-productive. You may be feeling a sense of failure or believe that you are unable to achieve your goals. On the other hand, your dream may symbolize that you should turn around your behavior, because it’s taking you in a direction you don’t want to go.... My Dream Interpretation

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Insider Trading

Dreams of insider trading is a message from your subconscious mind to maintain your integrity. Keep in mind that the world is your mirror, and your attempt at manipulation will boomerang back at you; what goes around comes around. See Prostitute and Karma.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Intel Inside

The computer-processing chip that processes information at a rapid rate may refer to your innate intelligence. It may instruct you to go inside to find the answers. As its power is described in megahertz, it thus may point to the need to process the “big hurts” of your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Left And Right

You may have a dream in which left and right become significant.

If this is the case, bear in mind that if you are right-handed, the right hemisphere of the brain is thought to control the left side of the body and this part of the brain is instinctive, artistic and intuitive. The left side of the body therefore indicates these qualities and in dreams represents the parts of yourself that are less expressed, such as the unconscious. In right-handed people, the left hemisphere of the brain is thought to control the right side of the body, and this part of the brain is believed to be logical and functional. The right side of the body therefore represents the dominant, conscious and well-expressed side of yourself. Dreams can also use a play on what is right or left to suggest opposites or conflicts within yourself. The left usually suggests the external world of activity and the environment, whilst the right parts of your unconscious suggest struggling to express yourself. A few people might also find that in some dreams one side of their body represent the feelings and attitudes they absorbed from their mother, and the other side what they absorbed from their father.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Left And Right Side Of The Body

Typically, the left side of the body represents feelings, intuition and the irrational, whilst the right side suggests the rational and logical. The left side is also associated with maternal influence, and the right with paternal.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Left Side

The left-hand side (or something appearing on the left or coming from the left) can represent perceived or imagined: Receiving or taking.

Intuition.

Creativity.

Femininity.

“Going with the flow.” Liberal political views (as in “the left”).

Negativity.

Something else you personally associate with the left side.

Also consider the context and meaning of whatever’s on the left side.

Doing something left-handed when you’re actually right-handed can represent challenging yourself (perhaps unnecessarily); trying something new or in a new way; looking at something from a different perspective.

See also: Right Side... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Left, Right

Left:

if we are right handed, the left represents the less dominant or expressed side of oneself, or the parts of our nature we try to hide or suppress.

If we write or knock in a nail using our right hand, we will hold the paper or nail with our left. So left leg or arm frequently has this sense of representing the supponive but less dominant functions in us. Our confidence may suppon our activity as a salesperson, so may be depicted as being on the left.

Right:

the dominant, confident, conscious, exterior or expressed side of self; light­ness; correct social behaviour, moral.

Dreams can also use a play on what is right and left to illustrate a polarity or opposites. Our internal world of feel­ings, memories and values—the left; our external world of activity and environment—the right.

A secondary choice— left; the right’ choice at the time—right. Pans of self uncon­scious or shadowy—left; our conscious known self—right.

The immoral, selfish, wrong action—left; the moral, right ac­tion—right.

Example: ‘On my right are three monks, on my left sits a beautiful, shapely blonde. I am in the centre and I see a road, which leads to the right and a beautiful sunlit valley in the distance’ (from Dreams Your Magic Mirror by Elsie Sechrist). Here right and left represent not only choice between sexual pleasure and religious discipline, but also the polar opposites of spiritual and material. Although in the dream there is a movement to the right, to find equilibrium we often have to take a way between the opposites.

Idioms: two left feet; keep on the right side of somebody; in one’s right mind, in the right; mister right; set somebody right; right hand man; right in the head, stan on the right foot; give one’s right arm. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Nightmares And Scary Dreams: Frightening Dreams Are Your Friend

Even Nightmares Have a Helpful Purpose. A nightmare is easy to recognize: You wake up feeling anything from mild fright to a complete terror that can leave you screaming. Yet even dreams that scare you come to help. The topic of a dream may well bring up a serious and intense message. However, the message comes from a friendly source—your own psyche—whose purpose is to help and support you. No matter how serious or scary the subject of the dream, the communication from your psyche is an attempt to help you resolve the matter or get through a challenging situation.

WHY A DREAM TURNS INTO A NIGHTMARE. Most nightmares are simply mirrors of your internal fears and anxieties. Paradoxically, as the following reasons explain, it is those very fears and anxieties that “flip” a dream that is otherwise benign into a nightmare.

Think of a dream as a carriage transporting a needed insight about an important problem; the carriage is merely a vehicle for the helpful message. However, the topic of the dream terrifies you. The topic could be about a failing relationship or a career that is falling apart. Because of your terror, as you watch the carriage approach, the shadows of your fears make the carriage look scary. You do not notice the carriage is driven by your psyche, who approaches as a friend and just wants to help.

One way of coping with an anxiety or fear is to distance yourself from it—to push it away. This is a normal reaction. Yet the very act of distancing yourself from a scary topic that a dream may address is what “transforms” a normal dream image into a scary one. It is like a tasty dish that curdles, and your fear curdles the dream dish.

THERE ARE ONLY FRIGHTENED DREAMERS. Though it is natural to run from what scares you, the very act of doing so is what often creates a nightmare. That is why one way of looking at most nightmares is to say, “There are no scary dreams—only frightened dreamers.” If we could put aside all of our fears, there would be few nightmares or frightening dreams.

WHAT CAUSES NIGHTMARES. Mild to severe stress tends to be the main underlying cause of most frightening dreams.

• Daily Stress. Daily stress that ramps up your feelings is the most common reason behind a nightmare.

• Out-of-Control Fear and Anxiety. Like a wheel spinning out of control, negative emotions can unbalance your perceptions and lead to nightmares.

• Emotional Dissonance. The daily push-pull between competing feelings or choices is called “emotional dissonance.” If making a choice feels so unpalatable and impossible that no choice seems right, the pressure can drive you to the edge. This form of extreme anxiety, related to difficult or impossible choices, often invites nightmares.

• Physical or Mental Imbalance. Conditions like fever or depression can produce bad dreams. When the condition passes, the nightmares may disappear.

• Traumatic Events. Repeated bad dreams can happen after a painful event that leaves you feeling vulnerable, such as losing a loved one or the loss of a home after a natural disaster. As the psyche tries to digest the pain, the mind may replay the event as a nightmare. Such dreams are the psyche’s attempt to digest the painful feelings while you sleep. As a person heals and increases their coping skills, the bad dreams lessen and eventually disappear.

• The Nightmares of Those with an Artistic or Sensitive Temperament. Highly sensitive and creative individuals tune in more deeply to the world’s pain and suffering, and as a result, they often report nightmares. A man at a seminar shared his constant nightmares about war scenes and mangled bodies, even though he lived a normal life and worked as a bus driver. Digging deeper, he began to see that he was tuning in to the daily pain that he saw on the faces of his passengers. Witnessing their distress gave his sensitive heart emotional indigestion, which he experienced as frequent nightmares.

• Traumatic Stress. Those with a medical condition called post-traumatic stress disorder, such as combat veterans or rape victims, can have nightmares that are different in content and structure to regular nightmares. Experiencing extreme forms of trauma can produce nightmares that are more severe and that disrupt sleep cycles, which regular nightmares do not. While researching the nightmares of combat veterans, I created presleep stories as a sleep aid that attempts to restore the normal sleep cycles of combat veterans; details are available at InterpretADream.com.

NIGHTMARES: THREE TYPES

Like other dreams, nightmares can be distinguished by their origin and purpose. The most common nightmares engage your struggle to grow in character and personality. A few bad dreams deal with specific life fears, and fewer still predict actual tragic events.

1: The Most Common Type of Nightmare

A NIGHTMARE THAT UNVEILS A NEGATIVE CHARACTER TRAIT. Facing an unpleasant truth about yourself is never easy. Everyone glosses over shortcomings like anger, acting stupid, or failing at something, and no one wants to face a weakness. As a result, when a dream holds up a mirror about a trait that does not jive with your “I am great” image, your normal reaction is to say, “That can’t be me.” In colloquial terms, such nightmares expose your blind spots, which is an unpleasant experience for everyone.

For example, a man had a nightmare about a raging bull charging through his grocery store and wondered if the dream was a warning that vandals would soon raid his premises. Since most dreams are about you—the dreamer, he came to see that the bull was a metaphor for his short temper when dealing with employees. Seeing himself as an out-of-control bull was not easy, but the image produced the desired effect. The man softened his attitude and as a result, the atmosphere at the grocery store became more relaxed and as a bonus, his sales improved.

When a nightmare acts as a mirror of a not-so-great trait, it invites you to grow into a better version of yourself. After an initial “ouch,” you realize that the dream is an ally, helping you correct what could cause problems down the road.

2: A Scary Dream That You Meet Less Often

FRIGHTENING DREAMS THAT PORTRAY ACTUAL, SPECIFIC FEARS. One of the functions of dreaming is to process your emotions. When a fear gets out of hand, a nightmare that relates to that fear is the equivalent of a pressure cooker’s safety valve that allows the hot steam to escape. In this case, the experience of having the nightmare, in and of itself, becomes an outlet for your exploding feelings.

Acting like an emotional digestion system, fear-processing nightmares let you experience a fear as an external picture that your mind can examine and label. A “see it, name it, and label it” nightmare helps you digest your fear, and as a result, whatever tied you up in knots begins to unravel. Such nightmares handle actual fears, one piece at a time, until they disappear. You may encounter a sequence of nightmares during a time of enormous challenge such as a divorce or the sudden loss of a loved one. Then one day, a morning arrives when you feel a sense of peace. You do not know why you feel better, but you know you have turned a corner. Your dream digestion system—that you experienced as nightmares—has done its work.

Nightmares that deal with true fears come with a bonus. A bad dream that relates to a painful issue can include an insight about how to handle what frightens you. A woman kept dreaming of a terrified young girl who walks to the edge of a murky black pond in the middle of the night. As she is about to fall into the deep black water, she sees a light in the distance and becomes aware that the light can lead her to safety. Upon discussion, those images brought back memories of the dreamer’s terror of being raped as a young girl. The light in the distance made her realize that she could resolve the unexpressed pain that had been festering for years. Thanks to the dream’s metaphor of a distant light as a place of safety, the dreamer became aware that she needed a counselor who could help her confront the emotional leftovers of her childhood trauma.

3: Actual Warnings—A Rare Type of Frightening Dream

FRIGHTENING DREAMS AS TRUE WARNINGS. Most scary dreams are stress-related, a few may tussle with your actual fears, while a miniscule percent can be actual warnings about something dire. Nightmares can warn you about the possibility of a real tragedy that may involve death, serious illness, or a natural disaster—whether in your life, someone around you, or in your community. Or sometimes they are warnings about less serious matters.

LESS URGENT, YET TRUE WARNING DREAMS. Before examining frightening dreams that are dire warnings, let’s take a look at dreams that address issues which are not life threatening, yet still urgent. For example, a dream may give you a heads up about how your words hurtfully impacted another’s feelings that you missed, and as a painful issue, it becomes cloaked in scary images. Or, a dream may point out what will happen if you keep eating three desserts a day; seeing what you look like in a dream, with an extra fifty pounds on you, can be pretty scary. Or, a frightening dream may point out a topic such as an unpleasant relationship, that you have put on hold, which now needs attention. Because these less urgent issues deal with topics that make you anxious, the warning dream can still be experienced as a nightmare. Such not-so-dire warning dreams touch upon intense topics that are not life threatening, but can still intensely shake you up.

DREAM EXAMPLE: A FRIGHTENING DREAM ABOUT A NORMAL ISSUE—MY DAUGHTER IS IN A CAR CRASH. A mother dreamed that her daughter was in a car crash, and from a distance, she watched as her child was taken to the hospital. Afterward, a doctor announced that her daughter was okay. The dream felt so intense that the mother woke up terrified, fearing for her daughter’s safety. The mother brought up her dream at a conference. A conversation brought out how, at the time of the dream, her only daughter announced that she was about to relocate because her new husband had been transferred to a job a thousand miles away. Since mom and daughter had never lived more than a few streets apart, the mother experienced a nightmare that registered her shock and distress at the news. Nothing terrible had happened. The nightmare simply registered the mother’s reaction to the sudden, unexpected news of being separated from her daughter.

A TRUE WARNING NIGHTMARE ABOUT A POTENTIAL TRAGEDY. Though extremely rare, a nightmare can be a warning about an actual tragedy as a type of ESP dream, as in the following example.

DREAM EXAMPLE: A NIGHTMARE AS A TRUE WARNING—MY DAUGHTER IS IN A CAR CRASH. Another mother had several dreams that showed her only teenage daughter getting into a car with friends, then seeing the car in a deadly crash. Each time she had the dream, she debated whether to talk to her daughter about safe driving with her teenage friends but decided against it. Sadly, the repetitive dreams turned out to be an actual warning and she lost her only daughter. Meeting this woman at a seminar, I marveled at the grace with which the mother had resolved to learn about dreams, and to use future warnings for herself and loved ones. That took great courage.

Only the divine hand can know whether a tragedy foreshadowed in a dream can be averted. However, no matter how a predicted event turns out, such actual warning nightmares serve a constructive purpose. On the one hand, they give a dreamer time to build up their strength and cushion the shock of the actual event, if it comes about. On the other hand, according to stories exchanged in dream circles, such warning dreams can, at times, avert the real danger.

True dream warnings about dire events are extremely rare. They have noticeable features like repetition, intense emotions and literal details.

For more examples of nightmares and frightening dreams of every kind, have a look at the e-library of dreams at InterpretADream.com which is searchable by keyword.... A Little Bit Of Dreams

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Out / Outside

Any sense of being outside in dreams – in the open air – will suggest a degree of spiritual freedom. We are free from the restrictions of the mundane world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Out / Outside

Psychological / emotional perspective: Being shut out suggests rejection by others but if we ourselves are shutting something out then we are not prepared to include what is represented in our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Out / Outside

Material aspects: In the mundane world a sense of not belonging to a peer group can lead to a feeling of isolation, of being an outcast. In waking life we are aware of restrictions and boundaries that are not necessarily self-imposed. Any sense of being beyond some kind of boundary can mean one of two things: either we have deliberately put ourselves ‘beyond the pale’ or we have inadvertently offended against the rules of the society or group.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Outside

A dream which is set outside represents the huge possibilities available to you. You are surrounding by choices and freedom of direction.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Dream Symbols and Analysis

Outside

See “Outdoors”, above.... My Dream Interpretation

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My Dream Interpretation

Outsider

see Outcast, Vagrant / Vagabond... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

Passing Of Anything Beside Stools

The passing of anything unusual such as blood, worms, lice, pus etc. denotes that the observer of the dream will suffer loss in his wealth and family accordingly.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Playwright

The originator of a pretentious act... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Dream Dictionary Unlimited

President

One who is the head authority may be used as a substitute; research the name... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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President

(See Presiding)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

President

To dream of the president is associated with power and authority. It may depict your personal assessment of the president.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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President

Dreams of a president denote that you are stepping into leadership, standing in your authority and taking responsibility for your life. This dream could also reflect your issues and feelings about the government. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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President

To see the president of your country in your dream, symbolizes authority, power and control. It may also represent your own personal views and opinions of the presidents and his actions.

If you dream that you are the president, or that you are running for president, you will have quick success with your current short-term goals and plans.... My Dream Interpretation

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President

See Power, Politics, or Election,... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

President

Your own leadership ability; guidance.... The Dream Books Symbols

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The Dream Books Symbols

President

Dreaming about the chief of the company or the country suggests concerns about the status and security of one’s job or perhaps one’s opinion about the country’s leader.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Rear Side

(See Back; Buttock)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Reconsidering

İmplies the need to reconsider one’s options... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Residence

İf unfamiliar, research everything for clarity; see “house”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Right

1. Analytical, logical and rational thinking.

2. Correct action (as in “do the right thing”).

3. Justice served, goodness. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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New American Dream Dictionary

Right

The right side of the brain is associated with fluid intelligence, nonverbal reasoning, and creativity. In your dream you may be concerned with direction or being right. Either way right usually has positive connotations. You may be sending messages to yourself that you are on a right path or doing the right thing. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Right

Female, intuition, conscious; correctness; the artistic side.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Right

See left, right. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Right

The masculine side. Being active.

The logical and rational side. What is right, correct, fair—in contrast to the left (unfair).

According to Freud, “the normal,” in contrast to the left or perverse sexuality. Possibly a political symbol. See Left,... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Right

The right side of something represents that which is aligned with God and has divine authority. Dreams of the right side of the body denote power, dominance, and confidence.

If you dream of a right arm, then you are dealing with an issue that is crucial, important, and invaluable.

If you dream of a right hand, then this denotes superiority, and that you have a handle on things, as in a ‘right hand man’ is the man who gets things done.

If you dream of the right wing of the government, then this dream either is expressing your devotion or your dissatisfaction with conservatism.

If you dream of having the right to do something, then you desire to be worthy and allowed to be a part of an important club, or relationship. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern the meaning for you. Your dream may be showing you the right way of doing something, or that you are acting righteously. .... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Right

The right side represents the more dominant, logical side.

It is the consciously expressed, confident side that perceives the exterior world in perhaps a more objective sense.

It is to do with ‘rightness’ – that is, correctness and moral and social behaviour. Anything observed on the right side in dreams usually becomes more significant as we progress. Any pain experienced on the right side can also be interpreted in terms of drive. It also expresses the more masculine attributes. Movement to the right indicates that something is coming into conscious awareness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Right

See position... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Right

A dream in which the right side of anything, or a right turn or direction is featured, suggests that you are caught in a conflict between your desires and your morals. Let your conscience be your guide.

To dream of being right-handed if you are not, predicts a pleasant rise in social status.

If you dream of being right in an argument, you need to use logic instead of being ruled by emotion when it comes to arguments. Also see “Arguing”... My Dream Interpretation

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Right

A dream in which the right side of anything or a right turn or direction is featured suggests that you are caught in a conflict between your desires and your principles.

Usually the best solution to this type of problem is to let your conscience be your guide.

To dream of being right-handed if you are not predicts success in pending legal matters (if any) and/or a pleasant rise in status.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Right

The right side of anything indicates giving, creativity, intuition, God awareness; going in right direction; you are right.... The Dream Books Symbols

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Right

In addition to its directional meaning, being on the right can also mean being correct (e.g., to be on the right side of a situation). Being at the right hand of God also says one is in the righteous place of good instead of evil.

The right in a dream can also mean to stand up for one’s “rights” or “to right” (rectify) a wrong.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Right (as In Side, Turn, Etc.)

Vision: The right side—things placed on the right—always represents male energies.

A woman dreaming she has a ring on her right hand means she is ready to make a lasting commitment.

The right side is the good and positive side; turning to the right, making a right-hand turn means the right path has been chosen.

Depth Psychology: Right is the symbol of conscious intentions, actions, energies, creativity, and ambition. Do you feel you have the “right” to something, are right about something, are standing on the “right side”? See Left.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Right / Left

(1) Right / left may symbolize consciousness / unconscious. Movement from left to right or clockwise, therefore, may signify an increase of conscious awareness.

(2) Right / left may also symbolize intellect / intuition or thought / feeling; masculinc / fcminine; activity and assertiveness / passivity and receptiveness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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Right Arm

What one is able to grasp right now about spiritual and creative ideas.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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Right Hand

(See Food)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Right Or Wrong

Seeing someone as right or wrong can represent: A judgment you’re making against that person.

Having trouble seeing things from that person’s perspective or empathizing with them.

Feeling insecure or threatened by the person, their actions or viewpoints, or something else about them.

Feeling that the person has broken a rule of some kind.

An opportunity to release a similar kind of judgment you’re making against yourself.

See also: Judgment or Disapproval; Inferior; Superior; Disobeying; Advice or Opinion; Evil; Good; Bad; Weird... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Right Side

The right-hand side (or something appearing on the right or coming from the right) can represent perceived or imagined: Giving or pushing.

Logic or rationale.

Masculinity.

Rigidity.

Conservative political views (as in “the right”).

Positivity.

Something else you personally associate with the right side.

Also consider the context and meaning of whatever’s on the right side.

Doing something right-handed when you’re actually left-handed can represent challenging yourself (perhaps unnecessarily); trying something new or in a new way; looking at something from a different perspective.

See also: Left Side; Enemy... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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Right To Left

Going from mental to physical.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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Expansions Dream Dictionary

Right Turn

To see a right-turn sign is symbolic of turning towards wisdom, Eccl. 10:2... Christian Dream Symbols

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Christian Dream Symbols

Right. Legs

Symbol: Legs are a symbol of a steadfast person and of the “road of life.’’ It is important whether you are dreaming about the Right or the Left leg.

Vision: Running on healthy legs means success in life. Swollen legs are a sign of difficulties and stagnation. Breaking a leg: be prepared for financial losses or being reprimanded at the job.

A leg being amputated means inhibition and frustration in a present situation; either you are “stuck” or asked to wait and be patient. Dreaming about running: you are very ambitious, in a hurry to reach your goal, or running away from something!

Depth Psychology: Legs symbolize everything that has to do with the road and your life’s journey. Are you well grounded? Will your legs carry you the distance? Do you need “crutches”? Are you limping? Are you insured? Looking at a woman’s legs expresses sexual needs; hairy legs are a sign of masculinity or unexpected surprises. Unshapely or thin legs: completing a project is going to be difficult. See Foot.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Righteous Men

(See Scholars; Shepherd)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Righteous People

(Companions of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace; Followers; Successors) Seeing God’s blessed people and His righteous ones, or any of the early companions of God’s Messenger (uwbp), whether such a companion is known or not in a dream represents blessings in one’s life and denotes one’s correct following of their example, and their advice or comments in one’s dream must be heeded.

To see oneself as one of such true ones, or to enter their circles in a dream means that one is following their example and enjoying or suffering similar trials to theirs, then he will triumph over his enemies.

To see one of the companions living in a city in a dream also represents the joy, happiness, prosperity, and justice the inhabitants of such a city enjoy under the leadership of a righteous governor.

(Also see Companions ofthe Prophet; Scholars; Serving; Shepherd)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Road, Opposite Side Of

Crossing over to another reality; balancing.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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Road, Third On Right

Superconscious mind.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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Seaside

In dreams, the seaside or beach represents a new dimension of experience. The land symbolizes past experience and everything you have tried, and the water is the symbol of the new unlimited potential awaiting you. This image often appears in dreams when you feel you are through the worst of things; it is therefore a harbinger of hope, growth and change. See also On the beach in LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Self-righteous

See “pompous”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Side

To dream of seeing only the side of any object, denotes that some person is going to treat your honest proposals with indifference.

To dream that your side pains you, there will be vexations in your affairs that will gall your endurance.

To dream that you have a fleshy, healthy side, you will be successful in courtship and business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Side

Not the regular, but the uncharted, irregular route... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Side

Supportive feelings as by one’s side’; as well as; indica­tion of choice, as What side are you on?1 or Who’s on my side?’ Idioms: from all sides; let the side down, on every side; on the wrong side of 30; on the right/wrong side; on the side; pass by on the other side; pick sides; put to one side; side by side; side with somebody; take sides; take to one side; the other side (death); safe side, bit on the side; seamy side. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Side

Dreams of the right side signify strength, power, and the energy to manifest. Dreams of the left side signify receiving, allowing, flowing energy.

If you dream of taking sides, then you are integrating and grappling with your own conflicting needs.

If you dream of standing beside someone, then you are supporting them, and adding your strength to their position.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Sideburns

A dream featuring sideburns is generally a good omen. However, it also suggests that you need to be more straightforward in your approach in life. Be more direct and good things will happen.... My Dream Interpretation

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Sideswipe

(See Digging up the past)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Sidewalk

See “walk”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Sidewalk

1. If sidewalk is cracked or otherwise damaged, making walking difficult, life is perceived to be difficult.

2. If sidewalk is in good condition, one’s life path is perceived as easy. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Sidewalk

Almost always indicates security that one is longing for in order to get ahead, as in Shares, Bureaucrat.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Sidewalk

Dreams of a sidewalk represent your life path.

If the sidewalk is straight, then it represents the straight and narrow road.

If you dream of walking on the sidewalk, then this represents a safe place, perhaps the straight and narrow road that signifies safety in the midst of a hectic life, and that you are paving the way to your success. See Road.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Sidewalk

To dream that you are walking on a sidewalk, represents your steady progress and direction in life.

If the sidewalk is cracked, then minor and temporary setbacks are keeping you from achieving your goals. You may need to make some changes in your life.... My Dream Interpretation

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Sidewalk

Pathway. The smoother the way, the better trip you are making for yourself. An easier journey than on dirt, but not as fast as the road. See Path.... The Dream Books Symbols

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Sidewalk

The sidewalk is a safety zone.

If you step onto a sidewalk in dreams it can symbolize a job promotion. However, this symbol may also mean the opposite of what seems to manifest at first sight. Thus, if in a dream you walk on a sidewalk, you must not trust in the security you felt before; you could soon go through a difficult period. On the other hand, stepping off the sidewalk indicates that you are about to lose your current position.

If you act quickly, you still have time to rectify this.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Sidewalk

Streets are symbolic of moving through your social and community experience at a fairly fast pace.

The sidewalk is a similar symbol for your movement through your community, but at a more intimate level. It also represents the limits placed on you as you move about the world by being told where you must walk, so in this way it is symbolic of social restrictions. What you are doing in relation to the sidewalk in your dream is reflecting your relationship with these limitations and social conventions.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Sideways

1. One is heading in the wrong direction in life.

2. One is trying to avoid a confrontation. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Street / Sidewalk / Path

Life’s path. What is happening on the street is normal and available to everybody. Important is the condition of the street and possibly the direction in which you are walking. Who or what are you meeting on the street? What is your destination? Intersections symbolize decisions, street signs are an aid in finding direction.

According to Freud, sexual organs. According to Jung, the collective world of awareness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

Teetering On The Side

Changing your belief system. ... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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Expansions Dream Dictionary

Upright

A position of honesty... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Upside Down

Figurative position indicating a reverse from positive to negative... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Upside Down

One is wrong about something, particularly in mak­ing assumptions. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Upside Down

The potential for chaos and difficulty is being emphasized.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Upside Down

To dream that you or your surroundings are upside down suggests that there is some situation or problem in your waking life that you need to straighten out. It may also mean that your initial assumptions about a situation were completely opposite from what’s really going on.... My Dream Interpretation

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Wainright

Wagon-builder, industrious spirit... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Winning The Presidency

(See Bees)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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