2. Commitment, dedication.
3. If walking among a crowd, one feels admired. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For others it may highlight their attitude to family responsibilities or to parenthood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the baby you are taking care of is crying, you are lacking understanding from others.
If you dream that someone is babysitting you, you are frustrated that others try to manage your life for you - you want more freedom.... My Dream Interpretation
What are you baking and from what recipe?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Another dream that comes to pregnant women due to the somewhat antiquated phrase “bun in the oven.” Needs no further examination in this situation.
Simmering pots: Ideas that are “slow cooking” to perfection. Watch closely, however, so that your conceptual dish does not burn or boil over from lack of attention.
If something comes out of the oven undercooked, contemplate current plans or ideas to see if they’re well thought out. Otherwise you may find the whole thing is “half baked.”... The Language of Dreams
(See Betty Crocker foods.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you are combining different elements that normally don’t blend, this indicates that you should search for the relationship between two independent objects or events. Sometimes these seemingly non-complementary items could show beneficial results.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(2) Since ‘pregnane / and related words such as ‘birth’ and ‘baby may be used metaphorically, the baking in your dream mav represent the opening of a new phase in your personal development, a new idea, a new perspective on life or new attitude towards (yourself and) life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you bake bread, soon you will obtain great profits, since this symbolizes nourishment and health.
According to ancient superstitions, this dream has good omens. However, to dream that you burn the bread predicts a miscarriage.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A great outlook is ahead for you.
To see a bakery in your dream signifies richness and success.... My Dream Interpretation
Vision: Seeing a baker: a present worry is going to be resolved; something changes for the better. Seeing a baker baking bread: be careful, people want something from you. Seeing a baker s oven actively being used: you can expect improvement in a financial matter; the same is true also when you are the baker, baking. See Cook.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about a baker or baking indicates that a change will take place for the better. So—don’t stop dreaming about baking! The baker may reminds you of people with similar last names.
The oven means that your financial situation will improve. Seeing embers stands for harmony in all areas of your life.... Dreamers Dictionary
Financial concerns, specifically with regard to savings.
A source of wealth, possibly your own hidden talents and potential.
Robbery of: Feelings of vulnerability and betrayal. Having your hard work or good ideas undermined or usurped by an opportunist.... The Language of Dreams
If you see a happily barking dog in your dream, this symbolizes pleasures and much social activity.
If the dog is barking ferociously, then it represents your habit of unnecessary complaining about people and the situations around you. It could also mean unfriendly companions.... My Dream Interpretation
See also Dog and Animals.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The seriousness of the investigation will depend on the capacity of the vessel. Ultimately he will be liberated from their clutches.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of breaking into someplace, you will suffer losses due to foolish or careless behavior.... My Dream Interpretation
If you drop or smash things in your dreams, this indicates that you are letting go of—or need to let go of— some project, relationship, person or idea. Be sure to analyze the significance of what is being dropped or smashed. Another explanation for dreams of breaking things is that you are expressing some dismay or regret at how you let something slip through fingers.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of someone else breaking up with you, you may have low self-esteem or feel alienated from others. This could also be a straight-forward fear of rejection.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are choking on food, then it may be an expression of your guilt about something.
To dream that someone is choking you, means you are suppressing your feelings - you have difficulties in showing your fear, anger, or love. Alternatively, you may feel that you are being prevented or restricted from freely expressing yourself.
If you dream that you are choking a person, you have feelings of aggression towards someone. You may also be trying to prevent something from being said or revealed. Also see “Heimlich Maneuver.”... My Dream Interpretation
If you are choking someone else it can symbolize hatred for that person.
If you are being choked in a dream the source can be the worries of the world and a pursuit of wealth, Matt. 13:22. If you are watching someone get strangled it can be a warning about a physical or spiritual attack on that person... Christian Dream Symbols
Something that is so sugar coated that it is impossible to swallow. Look further here and uncover the truth.... The Language of Dreams
If choking another, hatred of that person.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
It is very important that you restore the sense of identity in order to regain freedom of action. (See DROWNING)
Superstition believes this dream announces sadness and poor health.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are choking someone else, consider that you may be trying to stifle a particular way of communicating in the world that may be out of control or not serving you in some way.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
You feel stifled by people or circumstances and are not in control of either. Choking in dreams also suggests an inability to express yourself properly in waking life. There may be some kind of conflict or indecision about whether or not you should speak out or hold your tongue.
If you struggled to breathe in a smoggy or smoke-filled atmosphere of a polluted dream environment, this could suggest that you are finding your reallife circumstances claustrophobic and stifling to your individuality and personal growth. Or do you feel that the demands of your job or lifestyle are killing your curiosity and creativity? If you were strangled by someone, this suggests you may be holding back feelings as most of our feelings create sounds, such as laughter or crying; an attack on the neck is thus an attempt to stifle these emotions. Whatever you decide caused you to fight for air in your dream, be it a positive or a negative influence, your unconscious was probably warning you to broaden your horizons and let some metaphorical ‘fresh air’ into your life. See also NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a known young person, or if an old man compliments him in a dream, it means attaining success at their hand.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: The dream reveals your need to make certain matters in your life easier or more palatable (experiences, disappointments, insights), allowing you to adapt better to responsibilities and demands. You will do so if the meal you are cooking in the dream turns out well.... Dreamers Dictionary
If there is discord or a lack of cheerfulness you may expect harassing and disappointing events to happen. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the food is well cooked in the dream, then it means money and profits. Cooking raw meat in a dream and finding it hard to cook means getting involved in something that will not mature. Otherwise, if it does cook, and ifone can eat from it in the dream, then it means success. Cooking mutton in a dream means living an honorable life, being generous and earning lawful money.
If one cooks beef in his dream, it means living a comfortable life using the labor of tradesmen. Ifone sees himself cooking lion’s meat in a dream, it means that he will rise to leadership over unjust people, though one will have to maintain his vigilance and live in constant fear.
If one sees himself cooking dog’s meat in a dream, it means that he will manage a lowly job.
If he cooks the fat with it in a dream, it means that he will earn unlawful money. Otherwise, without the fat, it means that he will perform a lowly job and remains poor and deprived.
If one sees himself cooking a bird in a dream, it means governing or managing a business or earning lawful money from associating with rich and noble people.
If one cooks his meal with vulture’s meat in a dream, it means governing or trading with non-intelligent or heedless people and earning unlawful money.
(Also see Pot; Stew)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- To be able to move forward in our lives we may need to blend ccrtain parts of our existence in new and original ways in order to succeed.
Dreaming of cooking highlights this. We may need to nurture a new ability.
3- Cooking can symbolise creativity. There is a delightful fable which tells how God baked the various ethnic races into being.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that you have difficulties cooking means that you need to stop exerting so much energy getting people to accept you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A man’s dream may be a way of refocusing on a creative problem.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is a promise of material comforts in the near future.
A dream of cooking broth or soup predicts an eventual rise to a position of great power.... My Dream Interpretation
If you do not serve enough food, frustration, incompletion of responsibilities.
If nobody is happy in the dream, disappointing events are to be expected, often in connection with a loved one.
To see food cooking, avoid gossip.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A dream of cooking broth or soup predicts an eventual rise to a position of great power.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If food is burned it means that despite your good will, you still have a lot to learn. Cooking also symbolizes the desire to transform the harsh reality into something more “edible.” On the other hand, if you dream of cooking for others, it can denote your intention to influence them. Maybe you want people to think something in particular or make them dependants from your care.
It is said that this dream portends multiple visits of your friends in the future. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If someone else was cooking for you or helping you in the kitchen, you may regard this person as a source of emotional support. A cookbook denotes the many opportunities and ways you can use to reach your goals. To dream of a cookery school represents a means of becoming aware of the many ways you can offer your help and support to others in life.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a young woman to dream of using a cooking stove, foretells she will be too hasty in showing her appreciation of the attention of some person and thereby lose a closer friendship. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Bodyl)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a woman, wearing a crown means marriage to a foreigner.
For a man, wearing a crown in a dream implies overcoming false allegations.
If a merchant sees himself wearing a crown in a dream, it means loss of business and influence.
If a ruler sees himself wearing a crown in a dream, it means failure in his religious commitment.
If a king sees his crown being taken away from him in a dream, it means that he may be killed or lose his kingdom.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Death)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- One’s own death can often be used in dreams to explore others’ feelings about us.
3- Death is a transition from an awareness of the gross physical to the more spiritual self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To think you have quit dram-drinking, or find that others have done so, shows that you will rise above present estate and rejoice in prosperity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The same happens when you use makeup yourself. Distorting your image can prevent you, momentarily, from seeing your own shortcomings. But sooner or later the mask will disappear and your disguise will not hide the truth any longer. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you do not, in the dream, accept the drink, make sure you do on the next occasion; or relive the dream, only this time taking the drink and swallowing it. In this way you may come to identify what it is that is being offered.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If she dreams that she fails to drink clear water, though she uses her best efforts to do so, she will fail to enjoy some pleasure that is insinuatingly offered her. See Water. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
3. Beware of accidents caused by carelessness or alcoholic drinking (to drink liquor).
4. Celebrations in the ofﬁng (social alcoholic drinking).
5. Possible alcoholism, loss of reputation (drinking too much alcohol). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself drinking cold refreshing water from the regular water tab in a dream, it means comfort and joy.
(Also see Cup; Drink; Mug)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: You have a severe craving! Is it desire or passion or addiction? Are you trying to satisfy physical needs or spiritual desires?... Dreamers Dictionary
If drunkenness is the theme, the dreamer is losing control of responsibilities and wishes to be relieved.
To see someone else drunk, the dreamer looks upon that person as an irresponsible dependent. Drinking water or milk in a dream is often the result of a bodily need, either thirst or hunger.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you are thirsty in your dream, it may be that you are thirsty as you sleep; if this doesn’t apply, a dream thirst suggests that you may be feeling emotionally parched in waking life, as water is a symbol of the emotions. Generally, if you are drinking something sweet, this may suggest a longing for more affection in waking life, whilst dreaming of a stronger drink may suggest a need for more energy or a stronger approach to a problem.... The Element Encyclopedia
A single glass indicates the need for a short vacation.
To break a glass means that you are going to have to suddenly change plans you have made.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
And Allah Subhanahoo Wata’ala knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same applies if the water is not sweet. But it the water is brackish and muddy, it means he will suffer from some ailment or disease whose seriousness will depend on how brackish or muddy the water is.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dream context will help you with your interpretation, as will your waking-life relationship with alcohol.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To eat bacon means triumph over enemies.
If you are smoking or curing bacon, someone close to you will become ill.
Biscuit / Cookie: There will be great rejoicing.
Boiled or Roast Meat: You will tend to be melancholy and dwell a lot on the past.
Brandy: Indicative of living “high off the hog with little thought for tomorrow and little regard for your friends.
Bread: To smell bread means you will be given an opportunity to make some money.
A loaf of bread handed to you could mean a new child on the way.
To slice bread is to divide up your luck into small amounts.
To eat fresh bread is to enjoy good friendship.
To eat stale bread is to open yourself up to possible sickness.
Butter: You will have good fortune mixed with sadness. Wealth to come, but at a price.
Cabbage: To dream of eating cabbage means you will receive good luck.
To dream of cooking cabbage means you will go into debt.
Cake: Eating cake means good luck. Strangely, if a woman dreams she is eating wedding cake, it means she will have a period of bad luck.
To make and bake a cake means you will bring your own luck.
Capon: You have been deceived in your affections.
Champagne: Symbolizes money.
A bottle of champagne is the chance to make money.
To drink champagne is to receive money.
To toast a newly married couple with champagne is to be assured of success in business.
Cheese: Vexation; frustration, but final success.
Chocolate: Eating or drinking chocolate means that you will soon be going through an illness, though not a serious one.
Coffee: To drink or smell coffee is a sign of long life.
Corn: Corn on the cob indicates coming financial gain. Corn growing in a field means you will have a good and happy marriage. Popcorn means a sudden, unexpected windfall.
Cream: If you are drinking cream, you will receive an unexpected gift.
If you spill cream, you will have to pay an unexpected bill.
Eeels: Malicious enemies.
Egg: A wealth of family love.
Flour: To see flour, either packaged or at the mill, means it is a good time to invest, but don’t put all your money into one thing.
Ham: You will meet a very jolly person.
Honey: You are being falsely sweet to someone and it shows!
Jam / Jelly: To dream of putting up jam preserves means you will develop good friends among your neighbors.
Lettuce: To dream of lettuce is good, according to the Gypsies.
For a woman, it signifies a wonderful time to come with her lover(s).
For a man, it signifies the attention of a number of beautiful women.
Liquor / Liquers: You may do something you will very much regret afterwards.
Macaroni: A symbol of great distress.
Milk / Milking: To dream of drinking milk indicates you will be very lucky in love.
To dream of milking a cow means you will have to work at winning the person you desire, but you will eventually be successful.
Millet: A sign of poverty
Mustard: There will be a number of family quarrels.
Oysters: To dream that you are eating oysters is a very favorable sign, usually signifying a large family.
If you are married, your spouse will be very much in love with you and you will have several children; if you are not married, you soon will be and then will go on to have children.
Pancakes: Seeing, cooking, or eating pancakes means that some of the things you presently think of as curses in your life are going to turn out to be blessings.
Pastry: To be eating pastries means you will miss an important appointment. You could suffer illness at a most inconvenient time.
Rice: As with millet, a sign of poverty.
Salad: Various embarrassments.
Salmon: A sign of deceit.
To eat salmon means you will discover the deceiver.
Salt: You will be recognized for great wisdom.
Sausages: You will be accused of interfering in some one else’s love affair.
Soup: You will return to good health.
Vinegar: You will labor in vain for a while.
Wine: To dream that you are drinking wine is a good omen. It prognosticates health, wealth, long life, and happiness.
If you are in love, you will marry the person you adore.
If you are married, you will draw especially close to your spouse.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
(Also see Feast of Immolation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If she dreams of forsaking a friend, she wilt find that as time passes her lover will be less attractive to her.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream of missing the animal shows you will have much loss and troubles with your business.
If a woman dreams of hunting she will shortly find a mate, should she kill the animal she will make a happy marriage.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To see your reflection in a looking-glass means that you will be neglected in marriage and you will have bad luck in financial affairs.
If a woman sees her lover in a looking-glass, it is a sign that she will have grounds for a breach-of-promise suit.
A married woman seeing her husband in a mirror may look forward to anxiety through his possible dishonesty.
It is a warning against coming indiscretions if a woman sees the reflection of a man other than her husband in the looking-glass.
For a man to see the reflection of women he does not know means that he should guard against entangling alliances.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: Pay attention to how you feel: are you walking with purpose and having fun? Are you tired and feeling worn-out? Are you going up or coming down? Is the trail easy or difficult? See Cliff, Climbing, Mountain, Path, Slope.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you have trouble climbing, you will have to fight against envy.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Feelings of being adrift, reliant on others for goals and ambitions.
3. Taking advantage of others. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Fear of uncovering damaging secrets about others. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Objecting to something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one is kicked in a dream, it means that someone will demean him in public, or cast down his achievements, or despise him for his poverty, or show haughtiness in dealing with him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To kick at a person in a dream is a symbol of anger directed towards others... Christian Dream Symbols
To dream that you are crowned king, you will rise above your comrades and co-workers.
If you are censured by a king, you will be reproved for a neglected duty.
For a young woman to be in the presence of a king, she will marry a man whom she will fear.
To receive favors from a king, she will rise to exalted positions and be congenially wedded. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Feeling someone else is in command. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the king is pleased with someone in a dream, it means that God Almighty is pleased with him, and if the king is angry with him in the dream, it means that God Almighty is displeased with him. Ifone sees the king frowning in a dream, it means that he fails to properly perform his prayers or show true religious devotion. Ifone sees him smiling in a dream, it means profits in one’s material as well as spiritual life.
If one sees that God Almighty has appointed him as a king over a land, it means that he will receive such a regency, should he qualify. Later on, unrest will bring tyrants, or dictators to justice, while people of knowledge and piety will survive and regain their authority.
If one sees himself as a calif or as an Imam in a dream and should he qualify, it means that he will receive such an honor, rank, trust and fame in the land, though his vice-regency will not become hereditary. However, it is a bad omen ifhe becomes a calif in the dream and does not qualify for such an appointment. In such a case, and by contrast, he will be humiliated and dispersed, and his own helpers will become his su periors, while his enemies will rejoice at his misfortune.
If one sees himself as a king in a dream, though in reality he does not qualify, it means that he may die quickly, and the same is true if a sick person sees himself turned into a king. Ifhe is healthy, it means that someone in his family may die shortly. Seeing a king in a dream also denotes exposing hidden secrets.
If a philosopher or a fortuneteller sees himself transfonned into a king in a dream, then it denotes glad tidings should he not complain about it in his dream.
If a slave sees himselfbecoming a king in a dream, it means that he will be set free. Ifone sees himselfbecoming one of the great kings ofthis world in a dream, it means that he will attain worldly success in his life, though it will be accompanied with religious failure. Ifthe person is a natural con artist, itmeans that he will be captured and imprisoned.
If a man sees himself awarded a knighthood that is suitable only for woman, then it means his death. Ifone sees the kingreprimandinghim in a dream, it means peace between them. Ifone sees himself arguing a case with knowledge and wisdom before a king in a dream, it means that he will win his case and receive what he came for.
If one sees himself complaisant with the king about his case in the dream, it means that he will lose his case and the judgment will go the king’s way. Ifone sees himself walking with a king and rubbing shoulders with him in the dream, it means that he will oppose the king or disobey him.
If he sees himself following the king in a dream, it means that he will pursue the king’s traditions during his lifetime or after his death. Ifone enters the king’s palace prostrating in a dream, it means that he will be appointed in a leadership position and receive the king’s pardon.
If one sees himself mixing with the king’s harem, or sleeping with them and should there be signs of comfort, trueness, or wisdom in his act in the dream, it means that he will enter the king’s inner circles. Otherwise, should he in the dream fear the consequences of what is happening, or if he lacks trueness, or if he slanders them, or indulges in what is unlawful for him to do, then should he reach the king’s door, it means that he will triumph against his enemies inside that palace, and they can cause no harm to him.
If in his dream, the king gives him a gift, it means that he will win victory and honor in his life to equal the value of that gift. Ifthe king gives him a brocaded silk garment in the dream, it means that he will give him a wife from the royal family.
If the king speaks to someone in a dream, it means honor, fame, wealth after poverty, release from jail, expansion of one’s business, or victory over one’s enemy.
If an appointed governor sees himself looking into a mirror in a dream, it means that he will be dismissed from his post.
If an appointed king sees someone who looks like him sitting in his throne in a dream, it means that he will beget a son. Ifhe divorces his wife in a dream, it means that he will abdicate his throne.
To see oneself sleeping with the king in the same bed and without a curtain between them, and if the king leaves the bed while one remains resting therein in the dream, it means that his mixing with the king will incur jealousy, or that he will inherit him.
If one leaves the bed before the king, it means that he will escape from a great danger. Ifone sees himself sleeping alone in the king’s bed in a dream, it means that he will marry a woman from the governing family, or that he may spend from his own money for the sake of a woman in that palace.
If the bed is in the palace though unknown in the dream, it means that he will become a member of that government. Ifa kinghears his subjects praisinghim in a dream, it means that he will show good qualities. Ifhis subjects shower him with money in a dream, it means that they speak ill of him or cast blame at him.
If they shower him with sugar in the dream, it means they speak nicely of him, and if they shower him with stones inthe dream, it means that they will speak harshly of him.
If one sees the people paying obeisance and bowing to him in a dream, it means that they will stand humbly before him.
If they prostrate themselves before him in a dream, it means that they truly praise him. Ifa king sees himself following the opinion of a woman in a dream, it means that he will lose his 242 kingdom or fall victim to depression, or that he will be thrown into jail.
If he opposes her in the dream, it means that he will escape from a great danger.
If a king sees himself walking in a dream when a common subject comes near him and whispers something in his ear, the commoner here represents the angel of death ‘Izrall, and it means that the king may die a sudden death. Eating from the hand of one’s servant in a dream represents the growing of one’s authority, increase of his business, knowledge, or wisdom. Ifa king sees himselfpreparing a banquet for guests in a dream, it means that his opponents will come to argue their case, though he will win over them.
If he sees himself placing food on the table in a dream, it means that a messenger will come to see him concerning a dispute.
If the food is sweet, then the problem will end nicely.
If the food is greasy, then theproblem will be a lasting one. Sourfoodthen means steadfastness. Eating on the table of ajust and a righteous king in a dream means blessings and honor. Ifthe king is seen walking alone in the markets in a dream, it means that he is a humble, just, and a strong ruler.
A sick king in a dream represents weakness in his faith and injustice toward his subjects. Ifthe king is carried over people’s shoulders in a dream, it means lack of faith and lack of attendance to one’s religious obligations, or weakness in his ruling.
If the king dies and does not get buried in a dream, it means that the king and his subjects are deviates.
If he is buried and the people walk away from his grave in the dream, it means that one will pursue something of no benefit, unless God Almighty decrees otherwise. Ifone sees the king’s head transformed into a ram’s head in a dream, it means that the king is ajust and a kind ruler. Ifhis head is transformed into a dog’s head in the dream, then it represents his vile nature.
If his chest turns into a stone in the dream, it means that his heart will become like a rock. Ifone sees his own hand turn into the king’s hand in a dream, it means that he will receive a leadingjob. Ifone sees the king flying with wings in a dream, it means that his authority will spread. Ifhis fingers increase in shape or number in the dream, it means that his greed and injustice will manifest. Any dream about a deceased king will manifest in his successors or in his progeny.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A king is also symbolic of God, and Christ, 1 Tim. 6:15, Isa. 43:15... Christian Dream Symbols
To see a king in rags denotes that malicious gossip about your private affairs may do you personal harm and cause you many losses; best keep your private affairs, private.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The word God was here equivalent to ‘the collective psyche*. So the king or queen may represent our relationship with our fellows. See people. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If she receives a gift or other special courtesies from a king, she may look forward to a happy marriage.... The Complete Dream Book
If you are a man dreaming of a king, you are dealing with authority issues, either your own, or that of someone you work with.
If you are a woman dreaming of a king, then you may be looking to be rescued.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A personality such as an emperor may indicate that some of the father’s attitudes are alien to the dreamer, but should perhaps be accepted. When the king is old or on the point of dying the dreamer will be able to reject outworn or old-fashioned family values.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of being a king is a desire to rule others.
To see or talk to a king indicates that the dreamer needs the direction and guiding influence of someone powerful as a king. This is usually interpreted as the father of the dreamer. With elderly people it would mean a consultant or adviser.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If your dream concerned the playing cards of this denomination, see Cards.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(1) A king may symbolize your father - or your subjective image of your father.
(2) King may be a symbol of the self. So may king and queen together, representing a union of opposites in the psyche - for example, conscious and unconscious, masculine and feminine qualities, etc. See also Couple.
(3) If the king and queen are chess pieces, and the king is under threat from the queen, this may symbolize (in a man’s dream) a mother- attachment that is threatening to smother his individuality and independence; or a threatening - because repressed and neglected - anima; or (in a woman’s dream) the repression of the animus. (On anima / animus, see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6))... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the dreamer is young, the king could represent his father or another similar figure; on the contrary, for an adult, it corresponds to the dreamer. In this case, the dream could announce that you are reaching maturity, or professional success. Carl Jung used the strange and symbolic language of the alchemists for many of his interpretations. In this sense, the king is the personification of work. Its appearance in dreams, on the other hand, could have diverse meanings.
If he is sick, it represents out of place attitudes and sometimes conflicts between reason and instinct; if he is decrepit, it signifies a limited conscience; and if he fades or comes with his mother, it is the return to the subconscious.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The king is an archetype that represents the height of temporal male power and authority. He represents the father figure in your life, or the dominant ruling power—the part of you that is in control. Both benevolence and cruelty in their extreme expressions are associated with this archetype. Whether your kingdom is a corporation, community, family or your own life, such dreams suggest the need to rule compassionately.... The Element Encyclopedia
See Dictator / Ruler. May also represent the Great Father and Great Mother.
The Great Father is the symbol of an aware and elevated consciousness. You are standing with great awareness in the world. In fairy tales, as well as in dreams, the self usually has a royal beginning, from which it is separated in order for it to master the adventures in the world.
The king also means wholeness and completeness.
The Great Mother is symbolized in the dream as a queen, always representing the image of wholeness. In the end she represents the integrating power of nature. Furthermore, the image of the queen as the fertile mother always addresses the self of the dreamer. Implied here is the idea that we should rely on our own abilities, care for ourselves, and find a Home within ourselves.
Kings and queens also represent one’s masculinity (animus) and femininity (anima). Such archetypes are not only persons of authority, but they also represent the image of a loved one (idealized and elevated masculinity or femininity). According to Freud, often the symbol of parents who are seen as overly powerful.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are the king or the queen: you are either thinking too highly of yourself, or trying to hide your feelings of inferiority. Being crowned: a significant goal can be reached in a short time.
Depth Psychology: The king is a symbol for the “father” in you, and also of conflicting feelings—superiority on one hand, inferiority on the other.
The queen is a symbol of the “mother” in you, but also your desire to make others dependent on you. See Emperor.... Dreamers Dictionary
If fate has seemed against you, good fortune will befall.... Mystic Dream Book
For instance, we may be too introverted when in fact we need to be paying more attention to external matters.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are awakened by the knocking, the news will affect you the more seriously. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A new opportunity - or money - may be presented to you.
If you were doing the knocking, the dream is warning you against loose talk and trusting in shady friends.... My Dream Interpretation
Alternatively, you may have been knocking on wood in a superstitious attempt to ward off misfortune. Another interpretation suggests that your attention is being called to whom or what was knocking, perhaps some aspect of yourself that needs to be allowed in.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Opportu nity (“knocking at the door”).
3. Mystery or fear. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Adventuresome disposition.
3. Good luck and wealth are in the ofﬁng (to be licked by a dog). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the situation is extremely unpleasant, then the dream may reflect the fear of having your personal space invaded.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
For up or down see under chapter on general guides for interpretation.
And for left or right see those entries.
Otherwise see under separate listings, as Landscape, Eyes, Flowers, or whatever.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream of looking in a glass, in married foiks, betokens children; in young folks, sweethearts.
For as the glass does represent their likeness, so does tove show them their like in affection.
For a youns; woman to dream that she looks in a glass and there sees her own face, esteeming it to be very handsome, shows her to have a great opinion of her own beauty. Also for one to dream that he sees himself in the water is death to the dreamer, or to some familiar friend of his.... The Complete Dream Book
To see oneself in water forecasts the dreamer’s death or that of a friend (Artemidorus). This dream can be directly traced through ancestral memory back to the legends of mythology.... The Fabric of Dream
To a lover, it shows that the swreetheart is not really faithful. Do not be led away by soft speeches or flattery, but find out the real motive under the surface. ... Mystic Dream Book
If he ejaculated by the demand of his vision, it is from the Devil’s doing.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
2. Possible contempt for person thought about while masturbating.
3. Sexual insecurity.
4. Sexual curiosity about others. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Restriction : It symbolises firmess and steadfastness. And restrictions are of various types.
Restriction in the Majid: Restriction in the majid or in the act of salaah or in the path of Allah means the persons will be firm in matters of Deen and he will abstain from committing sins.
Restriction in a City, House or Village : He will marry Soon.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If an employee sees himself milking a cow or a goat in a dream, it means that he will marry his employer’s wife.
If a poor person sees himself milking a goat or a cow and drinking her milk in a dream, it means financial stability.
If he is rich, it means that he will rise in station. Milking a camel in a dream means receiving a significant gift from a person in authority.
If the milk turns into blood in the dream, it means that he will acquire illegal funds. Milking any domesticated animal in a dream also means marriage to a righteous person, or bearing a blessed child.
The element of milk in a dream also can be interpreted as deception.
(Also see Dairyman; Milk; Trader)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are attempting to milk a cow but there is no milk in the udder: a project you are determined to do won’t work out, because you don’t have the energy to cam’ it through. See Cow.
Depth Psychology: Take your luck into your own hands!... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of breast feeding, see Breast Feeding.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is also a symbol of fertility and familial well-being.
To see someone milking a cow signals a time of prosperity and a strong feeling of satisfaction.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
For a woman to see a wounded or dead one, her disagreement with a friend or lover is signified. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Repressed or “stuffed” emotions (note what is being packed).
3. To cling to unresolved feelings or behavioral patterns that are no longer helpful (as in to “carry too much baggage”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If there are no major changes going on in your waking life, it could be that your subconscious is organizing itself in preparation for letting go of emotional “baggage”. Some interpretations say this type of dream is a hint from your subconscious that you are involved in too many activities, and may need to pack some of them up and put them away.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
1- When we dream ol” packing suitcases, as though going on a journey, we arc highlighting the need to prepare carefully for the next stage of our lives. There is a need, or want, to get away from past ideas and difficulties.
To be packing a precious object very carefully, indicates we are aware of the intrinsic value to ourselves, or others, of what is represented by that object.
2- We need to establish some kind of order in our lives.
To dream of packing suggests an internal selection process must be undertaken in order to decide what is important to us.
3- We need to make a choice about relevant spiritual information and decide what needs to be retained.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Internal and external influences are about to change your daily routine. Whether these influences are from your surroundings or self-initiated can be determined by the rest of the dream symbols.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of packing suggests an internal selection process must be undertaken in order to decide what is important to us.
To dream of unpacking suggests qualities which may have been hidden from view.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be packing a precious object very carefully indicates we are aware of the intrinsic value to ourselves, or others, of what is represented by that object.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is a repressed desire to travel or to leave one’s present home, occupation, or a person.
If the packing is never completed, the dreamer is frustrated over something in everyday living.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If this is the case for you, then you may be expressing anxiety about attempting to control that which is ultimately uncontrollable by imagining that you can prepare for any outcome by having the right things with you.
The same meaning applies if this is not a recurring dream experience for you, but is likely to be associated with a specific life experience that is causing you anxiety. You can only prepare so much and then you have to let go of the outcome.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If in a dream one finds difficulties in parking a car, the portent is of a message from a long distance that will hamper an existing or future love affair.... The Complete Dream Book
The I-Ching calls “the keeper of keys” (the valet) a design of a person that has possessions in great measure.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream about not being able find a parking space, you are having trouble finding your place in life. You are still searching for your talent or the special niche where you belong.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of difficulty in locating a parking space implies your inability to find your place. You may still be exploring and discovering your skills or a niche where you are likely to excel. On the other hand, it may suggest business and lack of time to accomplish important tasks.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A dark and scary lot where you fear being mugged is usually a warning type dream and it could actually be a true dream, in as much as it may be telling you to stay away from dark parking lots or take extra care when one must be used.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If a dream has a parking lot in it at any point, consider that as a thematic lens through which to view the entire dream; you are in some sort of holding pattern while an issue is being worked out before you can resume your journey in life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you find yourself in a garage or a parking lot, two different inferences can be made. Consider the dream’s content and mood in it as well as your current dilemma or situation in life.
The parked car could represent a period of inactivity and indecision.
The dream could be pointing out that you have been idle for a period of time and that it may be good time to “get a move on.” The more positive interpretation of this dream might be that the parked car is symbolic of a reflective period or mood. You may be in “park” for a while so that you can rest, relax, and regroup while thinking things over.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To be searching for your car in a parking structure in a dream indicates that you may reach your goal or a setback of reaching your goal which depends on the outcome of your search.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A man who dreams of trying to make peace between another man and his wife who are quarreling should be warned of similar quarrels with his own wife, if he marries the girl to whom he is engaged.... The Complete Dream Book
(Also see Shaving; Temples)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the microphone is not working, it could suggest that there is a fear of not being heard.
If the audience is unruly and they appear not to be listening, your dream may be expressing the fear of not having command over your audience.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A person speaking in public is usually a figure of authority on some level. In this way, a dream that includes this as an image is probably expressing some area of your life where you are in your authority or where your authority is being put to the test. This is especially so if you were the one doing the speaking.
If you were in the audience and someone else was talking, use that person as a character aspect of yourself to figure out what part of your personality has something to say. It could be that your desire for power and authority in your life is speaking to you through your unconscious in your dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you think the celebrity represents a quality in yourself you’d like to foster, don’t assume you have to copy them and follow their life path. Remember dreams only depict the essence of something; the way you choose to put that energy to work, and how it appears in your life, is entirely up to you.... The Element Encyclopedia
The oven, like the Kitchen, is one of the most frequent symbols of transformation. Danger lurks when the fire is going out.
According to Freud, the symbol for women and the female body.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Particularly when we want to be soothed we like to be rocked.
The gentle movement can allow us to be in touch with our own centre. So to be rocking someone is to be soothing them. Conversely, to be rocked is to be soothed.
3- Rocking is a symbol of transition.
To move to and fro suggests both hesitation and desire. Rocking is also a fertility symbol.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2. A warm, happy environment.
3. A short sadness, then contentment (to see an empty chair). ... New American Dream Dictionary
To rock an empty chair means that there will be many hard times.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To see a vacant rocking chair in your dream foretells of grief and estrangement.... My Dream Interpretation
To see someone else in a rocker predicts unexpected bliss for the dreamer. Empty rocking chairs, sorrow or separation from a loved one or a termination of an agreement.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
2. An inability to take life seriously or own up to responsibilities.
3. A strong need or desire for comfort, tender care, feelings of extreme fragility. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see a mother, wife, or sweetheart in a rocking chair, is ominous of the sweetest joys that earth affords.
To see vacant rocking-chairs, forebodes bereavement or estrangement.
The dreamer will surely merit misfortune in some form.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The age indicates maturity or the lack of it.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you dreamed that you were being selfish, you are a good and dependable friend.... My Dream Interpretation
2. One is “shaking things up.” 3. One is afraid of someone. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If she avails herself of the opportunity, she will stand in high favor with friends.
If she finds she must reach up to shake hands, she will find rivalry and opposition.
If she has on gloves, she will overcome these obstacles.
To shake hands with those beneath you, denotes you will be loved and honored for your kindness and benevolence.
If you think you or they have soiled hands, you will find enemies among seeming friends.
For a young woman to dream of shaking hands with a decrepit old man, foretells she will find trouble where amusement was sought. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is a sign of commitment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream of shaking hands with persons whose social station is beneath yours, it is an indication that your lover will honor you for your kindness and straightforwardness.... The Complete Dream Book
A suggestion to become smaller, more childlike.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If a person is shrinking, then it is a personality trait that is either lessening or needs to be moderated downward.
If it is you that is shrinking, look for ways in which you need to hold back or where you may feel disempowered in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Lack of conﬁdence.
3. Need to escape situation or realities. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Someone is pulling one down.
3. Something important in one’s life is ending. ... New American Dream Dictionary
An opportunity for self-knowledge. See Submarine, Swamp, Diving.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see someone else sinking would suggest we are aware of a difficulty which perhaps needs our help. We may feel we are losing ground within a relationship or situation. What we are sinking into could be important.
To be sinking in water would suggest a particular emotion is threatening to en,gulf us.
To be sinking in sand or a bog indicates that we feci there is no safe ground for us.
2- A sinking feeling in dreams usually suggests worry or fear. Emotionally we arc unable to maintain our usual happiness. We may feel that we are not in control, and that we cannot maintain forward movement.
To see an object sinking may suggest that we are about to lose something we value.
3- Both spiritually and physically, to be sinking is to be getting into a situation where we are unable to see clearly or to perceive the best course of action.
For sensitives, this may be when the negativity of others threatens to overwhelm us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Not realizing that you’re retreating from the real world, or a situation, only to be in worse trouble.
In quicksand: Losing your identity to a group, corporation, or set of circumstances. Alternatively, having your mobility or normal escape mechanisms impeded by a person or situation.
Feeling hopelessly swallowed up by problems, emotions, or a relationship.
If this is not a frightening or uncomfortable sensation, it may be that you are traveling into your own subconscious, the animal nature, or Super Ego, and integrating the content.
If a boat is sinking, this can symbolize the end of a relationship, partnership, or other joint efforts, particularly profitable ones.
In mainstream religions, six is often associated with evil, such as the number of the Beast (666) in the Book of Revelation.
Protection. Tlie six-pointed Star of David, the emblem of Judaism, was frequently used as a protective talisman, bearing specific potency against evil.
An alternative type of crystal symbol, as many natural crystals have a hexagonal form.
May also be considered a number of completeness, as creation took six days, with God resting on the seventh (see Seven).
Among some Native .American tribes, this is the number of mental or emotional strength.... The Language of Dreams
For sensitives, this may be when the negativity of others threatens to overwhelm us.
The entries for drowning, emotions, quicksand and water will provide additional information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see an object sinking may suggest that we are about to lose something we value.
A sink as a water receptacle symbolizes the way we hold onto our emotions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see someone else sinking would suggest we are aware of a difficulty that perhaps needs our help. What we are sinking into could be important.
To be sinking in water would suggest a particular emotion is threatening to engulf us.
To be sinking in quicksand or a bog indicates that we feel there is no safe ground for us. Becoming conscious of a sink or basin suggests that some kind of cleansing is necessary.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(2) It may be a symbol of depression or despair.
(3) It may symbolize being ‘swallowed’ by vour mother (or your mother-attachment) who (or which) prevents you from achieving a properly separate existence or independent identity.
(4) The water may represent either emotion or the unconscious; therefore sinking may represent being swamped and overwhelmed by emotion or unconscious processes (which will usually be emotional).
(5) If a ship or boat is sinking, this may symbolize the end of something in your life (e.g. a relationship).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Some astrologists assert that dreaming of sinking means you have spent too much on purchases.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. Indecision. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream that you are sitting on a tall seat, you will have good luck.
If it is short, it foretells disappointment.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The dream probably evokes unhappy feelings or conditions from the past, as the person used rocking to cope with their past distress, it occurs as an habitual accompaniment of the distressing dream. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If the child is agitated, excited or acting in a manner to injure themselves during the sleep walking, then it may be a sign of emotional distress.
The same applies to adults. Many sleep walkers perform complex acts without coming to harm.
A young Ponsmouth boy drove his father’s car 27 miles before waking in Southampton.
The police checked his story and did not charge him. But sometimes severe injury is inflicted either upon themselves or others. During a dream phone-in on London Broadcasting Company, a man told me his experience of smashing through a glass window, cutting an artery and nearly bleeding to death. In America and England homicidal acts have been committed while the person claimed to be sleepwalking, and the people involved were acquitted of murder.
Because of such powerful activity during sleep, many people who experience this type of sleep walking are worried about what they might do to a partner sleeping next to them.
In most cases one wakes as the contact is made, or the involved person wakes one, but the element of risk cannot be denied. Where such worry exists, hope can be gained by understanding what was observed with many men who began to sleep walk after war combat. In their cases the movements, speech and emotions were observably connected with trauma occurring during their war experience.
The self regulatory process in dreams was thereby attempting to release the tension, horror or emotional pain of the events. Where these emotions could be met consciously, perhaps with the help of a psychotherapist, the sleep movements stopped. This suggests that dramatic activity while sleep walking has similar roots, and can be dealt with. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If so, try to seek the people and activities that can give your life more purpose and a deeper meaning.... My Dream Interpretation
1- Smoke in dreams suggests that there is a feeling of danger around, especially if we cannot locate the lire.
If we are smoking. we are trying to control anxiety.
If we smoke in real life, but recognise in dreams that we no longer do so, we have overcome a difficulty.
If smokers give it up in everyday life, they will often have many dreams focused around the issue of smoking.
2- Smoke in dreams can represent passion, although it may not have ‘flared’ properly into being. Smoke can also represent either cleansing as with incense or contamination.
3- Spiritually smoke signifies prayer rising to heaven, or the raising of the soul to escapc from space and lime.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If we are smoking tobacco or any other substance, we are trying to control our anxiety.
If we smoke in real life, but recognize in dreams that we no longer do so, we have overcome a difficulty. Smokers who are attempting to give up in everyday life will often have many dreams focused around the issue of smoking.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. If smoking a cigarette, one may want to give the habit up.
3. If smoking is enjoyable, one is trying to escape cares, pressures.
4. Phallic symbol. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The smoker misses smoking. He can not smoke during the day, and therefore he smokes in his dreams.
If you are dreaming about being surrounded by other people’s smoke, you may be experiencing some confusion and anxiety in daily life or in regard to a particular situation. Smoke or smoking usually depletes people of energy and hampers ones ability to think clearly and act directly with the issues at hand. See also: Cigarettes... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
(1) Smoking may be a substitute for other satisfactions, or a mechanism whereby we blot out certain things (e.g. emotions: fears, anger, etc.) from consciousness, and the dream may be telling us something about these things. (See Introduction, page 24).
(2) Alternatively, the dream may be asking us to question the self- image that our smoking helps to create or confirm.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The media has always portrayed smoking as glamorous and sexy, though that is changing. Those who smoke may have a relationship with their smoking that runs the gamut from frustratingly addictive to apathetically indifferent to the consequences. Health-conscious nonsmoking individuals can be quite virulent in their objections, and many states and cities have banned smoking in public places altogether. Given these radically different perspectives, if a cigarette features prominently in your dream, you must use your own associations with smoking to arrive at an accurate interpretation. No matter what your personal focus is, the health risks associated with smoking make the symbolic meaning connect to making choices that are not impacted by your knowledge of the consequences.
The factor of addiction is an important element to consider. Smoking can represent any choice in life that is not healthy, but is difficult to avoid.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The suffocation is either do to internal forces or an external situation.
The dreamer may experience great difficulties when it comes to free self expression. They may have difficulties in expressing their fear, anger, love, or any other powerful emotion and are literally choking on them in their dream. Choking in your dream suggests that you are having problems in communicating your thoughts, needs, and feelings. Additionally, smothering may imply that the dreamer can not accept certain situations in their life and is feeling suffocated by a current problem.
To interpret this dream accurately consider all of the details in it, think about your daily life and those things that cause you great stress and restrict your freedom. Finally, try to connect your dream with your daily life experiences and unlock the symbolism that the dream holds for you.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you are preparing a meal in your dream kitchen, this may suggest a quest for love and affection.
If you are frying food in your dream, there is the constant risk of getting burned; the smoke billowing around your kitchen may be warning you that a problem could get worse if you avoid it or don’t deal with it. Cinders or a grate in your dream kitchen can represent ruined hopes as well as the potential of projects yet to be born.
If you dream of a kettle, even though its spout it is a symbol of male sexuality, it suggests that someone can get hurt if passions are not handled carefully. On the other hand, it could also indicate your present mood: steamed up and about to explode. At the other extreme, the image of a broken kettle may mirror feelings of emptiness, as if all zest for life has gone.
If you are cooking with pots and pans, the association is with male or female sexuality, depending on whether the pot or the handle is featured.
When a cup is seen to represent female sexuality, drinking out of it is erotic wish-fulfillment.
If it is hurled across a room by a man, it may express fear of, or anger towards, female sexuality; if by a woman, the dream suggests that the dreamer is using sex as a weapon. For Jungians, the cup is a homely symbol of the abundance of life’s opportunities; it is also a symbol of self-realization in that it is an echo of the Holy Grail. A full or overflowing cup often symbolizes excitement and new opportunities, but an empty or smashed cup indicates the opposite.
Cutlery in dreams may suggest a desire for domestic security or the taming of aggression. Spoons may have a similar symbolism to cups, but they can also represent a desire to be spoonfed. A teaspoon may be telling you to take things in one step at a time. A silver spoon may refer to someone you envy. A colander or sieve may be seen as standing for the process of developing a new outlook on life and sifting out unhelpful attitudes and ideas. See also EVERYDAY THINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia
The words of a deceased person in a dream are always true.
The same goes for birds speaking in a dream and their speech denotes glad tidings, prosperity, knowledge and understanding.
If an animal talks with someone in his dream or tells him “I saw a dream... “ then if the animal refrains from relating such a dream, it means a fight, a battle, losses, or an argument.
If a dog, a panther, or a falcon speaks to someone and tells him a dream in a dream, it means glad tidings, great earnings, benefits and joy. In general, birds talking to humans in a dream mean benefits and rising in rank.
If a snake speaks gently with someone in a dream, it means that he will receive benefits from an enemy.
If a beast talks to someone in a dream, it means his death. Ifone’s head or nose talk to him in a dream, it means that whoever these two members represent in one’s life (See Body’) will suffer from an adversity.
If a tree speaks to someone in his dream, it means benefiting from that line of thinking.
A talking tree in a dream means a fight, or the end of one’s exile.
The speech of a tree in a dream also could mean exaltation. Whatever a baby says in a dream is true. It also could mean falling into sin.
If a godly and a spiritual person sees a baby talking to him in a dream, it means that he will witness wonders or a miracle, or become a witness to an unbelievable agreement.
The speech of inanimate objects in a dream always means good, provides a lesson or gives advice. Animal talk in a dream also represents punishment and suffering.
The talk ofone’s limbs in a dream means trouble from one’s relatives, or it could mean committing a sin.
The speech of moving shadows in a dream means evokingjinn or evil spirits. Being possessed by such spirits and speaking on their behalf in a dream signifies temptation, trouble, corruption and evil. Any words that agree with God’s revelations in a dream must be hearkened to and complied with.
The opposite is also true. Ifa limb talks to someone in his dream, it denotes advice one will receive from a relative. Animal talk in a dream denotes leaning toward friendships and finding peace in the company of pious people, or it could mean working to earn one’s livelihood.
If a wall speaks to someone in a dream, it means a warning of separation, or it could mean renouncing the city and seeking to live in the wilderness, near uninhabited ruins, or near a graveyard. Hearing a voice commanding one to do something in a dream means glad tidings. Hearing God Almighty on the Day of Judgement in a dream means rising in station, performing good deeds and nearness to one’s Lord. Listening to the Holy Words of God Almighty in a dream also denotes the spread ofjustice and righteousness, and such a dream could represent a ruler who cares for his subjects.
If a godly and a pious person sees that in a dream, it means that he will renounce the world and seek the comfort and the blessings ofthe hereafter.
(Also see Exhaustion from speaking; Listening; Sounds of animals)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the message is in fact rather mysterious, look to other symbols in the dream to see what it actually means.
If the speaker is male, then the message from your Higher Self is being filtered through your intellect, and if female, through your supportive mind (emotions and intuition).
If someone is speaking to you and yet you don’t hear what he or she is saying, then there is some sort of situation in your life that you don’t understand, and which you need to understand. Again, for the actual message, look to other symbols in the dream.
If you are the one doing the speaking, this is a dream of contrary. Again, it’s a message from your Higher Self that you need to understand.
If you are giving the message to others, the message is designed not only for you, but for those close to you as well. See
If you dream that you or someone else is giving a speech, this is a harbinger of increased social and professional status.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If what you say does not make any sense, it means that you are trying to attract others’ attention, which is evidence of an emotional dissatisfaction. On the contrary, speaking with logic and common sense is a way of organizing thoughts. To dream that you communicate in a foreign language that you don’t know could suggest a need to analyze your projects from different points of view. Finally, if you don’t understand the words you hear, the dream is manifesting your fear of rumors. (See MOUTH, YELLING, and TONGUE)
To talk to animals in dreams is an omen of suffering; with other people, of risk and danger; with superiors, of happiness; with enemies, of health. To speak to your mother is a good omen.
If you dream that someone speaks badly of you, this predicts beneficial projects.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Screeching of a pen)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the dreamer has these issues in her daily life, then the fear experienced during the day may be entering her dream state. However, most people that have a dream about being stalked are not stalked in reality.
The dream is symbolic and brings up issues regarding persisting problems or prevailing difficulties.
The dream could represent one side of the dreamer’s personality attempting to catch up with the other.
For example, if the dreamer is doing something hurtful to himself or has a bad habit or addiction, the stalker in the dream may represent that negative part of the dreamer’s personality or life.
The dream stalker could represent your conscious, a prevailing problem, or a goal that you have been putting off and unable to pursue.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you are the one who stalks someone, this implies you do not trust others to solve a problem that affects you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If one’s mother is alive, it means that he will migrate with her to another country, or it could mean that she will be deprived of her son.
If the socks are new and have a clean smell in the dream, it means that one regularly pays his due alms, that he is praised for his character and that his money will grow in a lawful way.
If his socks are old or emit bad odors in the dream, it means that he withholds paying the obligatory alms tax, that he is uncharitable, worthy of blame and that his wealth will quickly disappear.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A light stocking means grief; a dark stocking means enjoyment; a stocking with a hole symbolizes loss; a silk stocking symbolizes wealth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: The stocking stands for a desire for sex and an intimate relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
For a young woman to see her stockings ragged, or worn, foretells that she will be guilty of unwise, if not immoral conduct.
To dream that she puts on fancy stockings, she will be fond of the attention of men, and she should be careful to whom she shows preference.
If white ones appear to be on her feet, she is threatened with woeful disappointment or illness. See Knitting. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of si!k stockings bodes no good to either man or maid.
It is an indication of coming pleasures through dissolute companionship with members of the opposite sex.
If a woman finds a hole in her stocking she should think twice before throwing herself too heartily into a love affair that may leave an unforgettable impression upon her.
Cotton stockings seen in a dream are a forerunner oi some untoward event that wfll seem to prove the reality of life.
Net stockings are a precursor of the revelation of some secret that you would wish to keep hidden.
Wool stockings presage a message from someone of the opposite sex who wishes you well. Half-length stockings (See Socks).... The Complete Dream Book
If you dream of fancy or sexy stockings, then you have a desire for attention and validation of your sexiness and feminine appeal.
If you dream of stockings that are hung by a chimney, then this represents receptivity, deservability, and the expectation of gifts, blessings and good tidings to come.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see someone else putting on stockings, relates to some romantic situation - you may be jealous of someone or worry about getting/keeping somebody’s interest in you.... My Dream Interpretation
Putting them on—profit and security.
Taking them off—changing conditions Torn (or runners)—minor financial difficulties.
Mended or darned—domestic contentment Holes in them—new adventures Silk or nylon—money luck Woolen—security Cotton—friendly pleasure
See also Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The legs do the walking, so consider how you are walking the walk in your life when stockings are featured in a dream.
The context of the dream will offer distinctions for your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are buying drinking straws indicates that you are trying to buy your way into a situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Sexual urge. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- Emotionallv we all have needs which arc left over from childhood. These mav be unfulfilled desires or the need to be whole and complete. This need can surface in dreams as sucking something.
3- The snake which sucks its own tail (See Ouroboros) is a potent image of spiritual completeness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The dream may also be a metaphor for “sucking up” to someone.
To dream that someone is sucking on you, suggests that you are feeling drained, physically and/or emotionally. You feel that you are too much of a giver in a situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: A swing means your moods are constantly “swinging back and forth.” In a man’s dream, it also might imply that—if married and having an affair—he can’t decide between his wife and his lover.
The dream is a warning: make a decision now and be more assertive.... Dreamers Dictionary
(See Exams, Pop Quiz, Quiz.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To hear others talking loudly, foretells that you will be accused of interfering in the affairs of others.
To think they are talking about you, denotes that you are menaced with illness and disfavor. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To hear others speaking in a loud voice denotes that you will be falsely accused of malicious gossip.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
2- We arc perhaps afraid of not being listened to properly and this anxiety can express itself through hearing someone else talking.
It is not necessarily the words that are important, more the sense of what is being said.
3- Psychic communication.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To hear others speaking in a loud voice denotes that you will be falsely accused of malicious gossip.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
It is not necessarily the words that are important, more the sense of what is being said.
If we cannot hear them properly we are perhaps not ready consciously to accept the information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are talking on and on in your dream may foretell of bad news about someone you care for.
To hear others talking loudly in your dream signifies that you will be accused of not minding your own business and butting into other people’s affairs.... My Dream Interpretation
If you have difficulty in talking in your dream, this suggests repressed anger, difficult feelings or an absence of social contact in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
The dreamer was single, so the subject of the talk may have been bothering her. Perhaps the most prolific and creative of sleep talkers was Edgar Cayce. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
During the course of a normal night of sleep, the human brain switches between deep and light sleep, and dreaming sleep, several times; confusional arousals occur when the brain becomes divided, literally, between sleeping and waking. Part of the brain wakes up, but another part remains deeply asleep. During a confusional arousal, a sleeper may talk, sit up in bed, scream, or even leave the bed and wander around—the proverbial sleepwalking, although that is less common than sleeptalking. Because development of the sleep stage switching mechanism occurs during the period from infancy to about ten years old, confusional arousals are most common in this age group. Current research confirms the validity of popular lore about sleeptalkers and sleepwalkers—that one should not attempt to awaken them. Despite the open eyes, despite the calm or agitated talking, sleeptalkers are deeply asleep. The recommended strategy is that there is no need to yell or try to wake up someone who is sleeptalking; just make sure they are safe and comfortable. In the morning, the sleeper will not remember their episode. See also Sleep disorders entry in NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia
The Lion King represents the return of a true king to power so thai balance in the world can be restored. He may suggest that you are wishing or seeking to use your strength to pursue something for the good of all.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The self, as defined by Jung, is both what we are consciously aware of, and the massive potential remaining unconscious.
The self has no known boundaries, for we do not yet know the end of what the mind is capable of, or what consciousness touches out of sight of waking.
The mass of experience and awareness which lies in the background of our waking awareness is like an inner guiding factor which, apart from expressing precise pieces in the form of remembered facts and events, guides us, if we listen, through intuition, feeling states, dreams or illumination. Its symbols are: a ring, a square area, a great tree, Christ, a shining being or animal, a talking animal, a strange stone or rock, symbols like the cross or mandala, a round table, God, a guru, an elephant, a crowned or shining snake. Here are some examples of the self in dreams.
Example: ‘1 am climbing a tree to get a stone. This stone has special powers that flower. I’m nearly there when I look down and notice that there aren’t any branches on the left side of the tree. This causes me to consider the possibility of falling and that in turn leads to a fear of climbing any higher. I wake with my heart beating strongly, but little feeling of fear.’ Example: 41 lopk into the third square, it was filled with an iridescent blue colour, shining and beautiful to look at, a beautiful substance. I felt it had to do with religion, but I couldn’t quite grasp it.1 Example: ‘I was in a small town with a group of men. We were standing in a small square praying. As I prayed I realised I could fly.’
Awareness of what the self holds is important. It contains what is our own personal wisdom and insight regarding life in general and particular.
It is not full of creeds and dogmas and conflict as are organised attempts to express the spiritual. But it does have its dark side.
To grasp the stone with special powers, understand the significance of the iridescent blue square, or find real uplift in prayer as these dreams depict, we need a clear rational mind which allows intuition and feeling but is not relinquished or lost in the immensity of the self. Touching the vastness of our being we may feel ourself to be vast, all knowing, a guru. In this state, Jung says, a person loses all sense of humour and drops ordinary human contacts. Functionally what happens is that as a defence against meeting our pain and childhood trauma as we enter this vast storehouse of our being, as a way of escaping the self responsibility for our condition, one might fly off into feelings of loving all things, of knowing the mystery of it all, of being the Buddha.
The problem is that while it might be true we are in essence the Christ, or have wisdom, these realisations are distorted by the undealt-with childhood traumas and longings. See aura; mandala. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The dream may be a metaphor for some goal, person, or values which you have lost track of.
To dream that you are being tracked, indicates that you need to be more careful and stand up for yourself. You need to be on your guard and become more defensive.... My Dream Interpretation
A Practical Goal
The practical goal of dream interpretation, as I see it, is to find the value in each dream so you can then apply it to improve yourself and your life. A dream’s value may be profound and life changing, or as simple as the realization that eating sweets too close to bedtime can trigger nightmares. Whatever the content of a dream, you can learn from it. So as you explore your dreams, keep the following objective in mind:
Find the value in your dreams.
Quotation: Nancy Wagaman. “The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary”... Dreampedia
If you dreamed of being a viking yourself, you have the strength to deal with the challenges life will bring you.... My Dream Interpretation
The Vikings were a fearsome nation of traders and explorers who crossed the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and Northern Europe early in the last millennium. We still connect to their powerful mythology led by the Norse god Odin through the collective unconscious. In modern media mythology, Vikings are ferocious warriors and conquerors.
A dream about a Viking is to be calling upon this masculine-principle form of power to enter your life in some circumstance that is asking you to be more decisive and action-oriented.
The most universal image of a Viking for people today is of a rugged sea traveler who is large in stature and strong in every way.
If a Viking character appears in a dream, you may be being called by something from this mythology through the power of the collective.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The dream state alerts us to various ideas and concepts we should be looking at, although it may take us a little time to ‘wake up’ to them.
A wake signifies appropriate grief and watching over the body of a loved one so they come to no spiritual harm.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A wake such as this in a dream indicates we may need support to overcome a disappointment.
To seem to wake up in a dream can indicate that we have become more aware of our selves and have come out of a period of emotional withdrawal.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2- To wake up in a dream can indicate that we have come out of a period of mourning and withdrawal.
3- Spiritually, to wake up signifies becoming aware.
The dream state alerts us to various ideas and concepts we should be looking at, although it may take us a little time to ‘wake up’ to them.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To walk in pleasant places, you will be the possessor of fortune and favor.
To walk in the night brings misadventure, and unavailing struggle for contentment.
For a young woman to find herself walking rapidly in her dreams, denotes that she will inherit some property, and will possess a much desired object. See Wading. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Commentary on the pace that one is conducting one’s life at; the faster one walks, the greater the pace and corresponding stress.
3. If competing against other walkers, one’s position or standing in the race is revelatory, and if one keeps walking, then one’s feeling is that the problems will be solved.
4. To walk at night says that a person is willing to take chances. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The meaning of walking in a dream implies an expression of meekness and submissiveness before one’s Lord, and it could mean seeking to earn one’s livelihood. Jogging in a dream means victory over one’s enemy. Walking backward in a dream means reversing one’s decision, cancelling a commitment, or it could represent corruption in one’s religious practices. Struttingor prancing in a dream represents an ugly state of mind that is coupled with evil actions. Falling down over one’s face during walking in a dream means loss of benefits in this world and in the next. Tripping while walking in a dream means exposure of one’s ills, and suffering the consequences of wrongdoing.
To cause someone to trip while walking in a dream means ridiculing him, or delivering him a humiliating blow.
To walk earnestly and steadily in a dream represents one’s good intention. Travelling on foot in a dream means facing danger. Walking while bowing one’s head in a dream means longevity, or it could mean recovering from a long illness. Walking over the clouds in a dream means rain. Walking with a cane in a dream means old age, or an illness which will require the help of a cane. Hopping on one foot in a dream means losing half of one’s wealth. Having several feet in a dream means losing one’s sight.
If the governor sees himself having many feet in a dream, it means that he will be impeached from his office.
If one sees inanimate objects such as a tree, a rock or a mountain walking in a dream, it represents major adversities and plagues.
The movement of inanimate objects in a dream also means being dogmatic about one’s spiritual stand. Walking like animals in a dream means emulating ignorant people, seeking the unattainable, or being a hypocrite, unless if the animal is permissible for food, then such style of walking means offering good deeds.
(Also see Jogging; Prancing; Sound of walking; Strutting; Tripping)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If two people are walking together in a dream it symbolizes complete agreement, Amos 3:3... Christian Dream Symbols
If the path is strewn with branches and other brush, you will experience hardships. However, if you manage to get through the debris then you will overcome all your adversaries and make your fortune.
To walk in the night hours brings with it much discontent.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To be walking purposefully suggests we know where we are going.
To be wandering aimlessly suggests we need to create goals for ourselves.
To take pleasure in the act of walking is to return to the innocence of the child.
To be using a walking stick is to recognise our need for support and assistance from others.
2- Walking may be used as a relaxation from stress, and it is this significance which often comes up in dreams.
If we are alone then our walk can be silent and contemplative.
If it is in company, then we can communicate and converse without fear of interruption.
3- A spiritual walk is a journey of exploration into realms we do not know.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
T: The act of walking in a dream always represents your life at present. Where are you headed (see Four Points of the Compass)? What do you see? See Path, Street. Are you healthy? See Foot. What have you planned for the future? Analyze this dream carefully because it will provide good insight and tell you if your life is “moving’’ in the right direction!... Dreamers Dictionary
If the path is strewn with briars and other brush, you will experience hardships but if you manage to get through them then you will overcome all your adversaries and make your fortune.
To walk in the night hours brings with it much discontent.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If we are alone in our dream then our walk can be silent and contemplative.
If it is in company, then we are able to communicate and converse with anyone without fear of interruption.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be walking purposefully suggests we know where we are going.
To be wandering aimlessly suggests we need to create goals for ourselves.
To take pleasure in the act of walking is to return to the innocence of the child.
To be using a walking stick is to recognize our need for support and assistance from others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To walk in pleasant places, you will be the possessor of fortune and favor.
To dream of walking in the night brings bad luck and times when your feelings are not reciprocated.
To dream of walking on water means that you have supreme control over your emotions. Alternatively, it may symbolize faith in yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
If you shake dust away from your shoes as you are walking, this suggests that you are breaking successfully from the past. Dust is a symbol of the earth and if you are gathering dust on your clothes, shoes or in your hands as you walk, you may be thinking about the approaching of old age. A dream limp may suggest your movement is being crippled or restricted in some way in waking life.
Always consider how you were moving in a dream and try to make the connection to your attitude in waking life at present. Are you walking purposely in your dream and do you know where you are heading? If you can answer positively to both of these questions, this suggests a sense of direction and purpose in life. The opposite is true if you are lost.
If you were skipping or dancing, you are feeling carefree but if you are dragging your feet, this may suggest reluctance. Tripping or stumbling suggests making a mistake; jumping, taking a short cut; crawling, humiliation or extreme hardship. And if you could not move at all, your dreaming mind may be reflecting your sense of being at a complete standstill in your waking life as a result of your indecision.
Running in a dream suggests impatience to reach a destination. It can also indicate a desire to please others or to run away from them. See also ACCIDENTS, ACTION AND ADVENTURES.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are agile, this suggests you are coping well.
If movements flow, you feel in harmony with your emotions and your sexuality. If, however, you get stuck, feel stiff and cannot move easily, this could indicate that your personal development is held back by anxieties and fears. To dream you are walking is probably a comment on the pace of your waking life, and how well you are coping with all your responsibilities.
If you are walking confidently, it could indicate that you are in control and taking things in your stride. Consider your destination. Do you know what it is?
To dream that you are walking at night signifies discontent.
If you are limping, this refers to a lack of balance in some area in your life. Perhaps you feel that you are giving more than you are getting back at work, or in a particular relationship. To dream that you are marching suggests teamwork, or the need to involve yourself more with other people in order to achieve results.
If you were running or racing and keeping up with the others, this is a positive sign, but if you were falling behind or trying and failing to win a race, you need to rethink your schedule in daily life to relieve some of the pressures on you.
When specific activities appear in a dream, you might also need to consider whether or not you are filling your waking hours with productive and positive activities. It may be that changes need to be made. For example, if you dream of running, this could simply indicate your need to exercise more. Alternatively, it could suggest that you are exercising too much, and need to get balance back into your life.
See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS; LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
Make sure windows are closed and, if stairs are a hazard, doors locked. If you’re really worried about your sleepwalking, seek advice from your doctor and if someone you know is sleepwalking don’t try to wake them—just guide them quietly and gently back to bed.... Dreampedia
To walk on water, whether it is an ocean or a river in a dream also denotes good spiritual standing, religious assiduousness and strong faith, certitude and determination.
(Also see Riuer; Water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you use one in walking, you will be dependent upon the advice of others.
To admire handsome ones, you will entrust your interest to others, but they will be faithful. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To see oneself winking at someone in a dream means triggering an act one will regret.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The most effective way to work with dreams is to keep a dream journal. Date each entry as you go along, for you will begin to see patterns and recurring themes as the weeks go by. If you do not understand an important dream message, you will be given more dreams trying to get the same point across. So do not worry about losing a big lesson; you will be given the message again and again until you finally get the idea. The most important thing in learning to remember a dream is your intent to do so.
Before going to sleep sit on the side of your bed (if you lie down you may fall asleep before you finish the process), take several deep breaths and relax. Then say to yourself, “Tonight I want to remember a dream and I will remember a dream. As soon as I awaken I will write it down.” Then go to sleep with a pad and pencil beside your bed, expecting to remember and write down a dream as soon as you open your eyes. If you prefer, record your dream on a cassette tape recorder.
When you awaken, whether at 3:00 a.m. or right before getting up the next morning, immediately record any impressions, images, or feelings about the dream. If you do not usually remember dreams, you may have only a vague sense about it: a feeling of frustration, uplift, concern, peace. Just write down whatever you sense in the waking moment. If you have good recall of most of the dream images, put down everything in as much detail as possible: people, vehicles, scenery, objects, colors, shapes, numbers and so on.
If you do not immediately write down the dream, you will lose it. Do not think that you can go back to sleep and remember it later. You are in an altered state of consciousness, that half-awake half-asleep state when you first open your eyes. Until you learn to build bridges between levels of consciousness, you will not be able to recall your dream once you are fully awake. That is why you tell yourself you will remember and write down the dream.
By continuing to practice this technique of writing down material, bringing it back from superconscious to conscious mind, you are learning to bridge the gap between levels of consciousness.
You dream all during the night, but often your best teaching dreams occur between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m. or right upon awakening. Of course, if you are working the night shift and sleep during the day, your dream schedule will be adjusted to your biological rhythms. But dreams can come at any time whether during a nap in the afternoon or a catnap after dinner.
Using Dreams for Problem Solving
Even if you do not consciously use dreams for problem solving, you no doubt have had the experience of waking up in the morning with a clear and simple answer to a problem. You may not even remember a dream, but you know what to do in the situation at hand. This technique has been used for centuries to get insight. The conscious mind can struggle and wrestle with a problem, but when it is released to the superconscious mind, the greater infinite resources of consciousness, the answer effortlessly appears.
Deliberately programming your dreams for answers to problems, however, is taking even more control of the dream state and letting it work for you.
To use dreams for problem solving, again sit on the side of your bed before going to sleep. Take several deep breaths, relax, and bring the problem to mind. Whether it concerns relationships, career, health, inspiration for a creative project, or whatever, go over in your mind all the different parts of the problem that seem relevant. You have already thought about it, reflected upon it, but you are not sure which is the best direction, or the most positive solution. Feel into the problem as well as mentally reviewing it. Now mentally repeat, “Tonight I will have and remember a dream containing information for the solution to this problem. The problem concerns . . . (and briefly describe it as objectively as possible). I will now have this dream, and will recall, understand, and record it upon awakening. I open myself to the highest possible insight and guidance.” Then go to sleep, completely releasing the situation from your mind, resting in the expectation that you will receive the answer.
As soon as you awaken write down everything you can remember. Write down any general sense of the dream, feelings, impressions, as well as images. You may awaken with a clear recall of a dream which, upon analysis, gives a very definite answer. You may awaken with a strong sense of just knowing what to do. Or, sometime during the day, something in waking reality may trigger an image or impression from the dream, and you have your answer.
You may recall a dream that you cannot seem to figure out. Just record it, and continue the process the following night.
Avoid telling yourself that the process is not working, however. It is working; you just do not yet understand it. So if you do not have the answer you want upon awakening, do another little relaxation before starting your day. Suggest to yourself: “I have completely released this problem or situation to a higher wisdom within me. This answer is now presenting itself to me. I am open and receptive.” Then dismiss the concern from your mind. Holding on to it or worrying about it will block your insight. If you do not get the answer during the day, repeat the programming pro-cedure again before going to sleep. You should have the answer to any problem within a three day period.
Some people have said to me: “But I have tried to program dreams and it just did not work.” There may be a variety of reasons. First, anything that affects the chemistry of the body significantly—alcohol, drugs, barbiturates, Valium, sleeping pills—may completely botch dream recall. Your dreams will not be clear if you are able to remember them at all. A full meal right before going to sleep also affects dream life in a negative way.
Second, it is important to be relaxed when programming or asking for a dream. Do deep breathing and relax your body. Still the conscious mind enough to focus on the programming technique. Feel the desire to problem solve or get insight from your dreams. Don’t just mouth the words. You want the feeling of the heart center but the detachment and clarity of the third eye, so you are not reacting emotionally. Love yourself for creating the situation. It is a valuable teacher. Love yourself for now desiring to resolve and move beyond it. Love all persons involved for helping you learn and get to know yourself. When you approach problem solving through love, the answers are more readily available to you.
Third, ask yourself, “Do I really want to know what is best? Or am I trying to dictate the answer? Am I really open to the best and highest solution, or am I blocking my receptivity through fear?” Sometimes we ask for things that we really do not want to know. Particularly if the problem involves a decision over a major transition—leaving a relationship, changing jobs, taking self-responsibility—we may not really want to hear it. Ask, and you shall receive. But the asking must be an honest, open asking.
Finally, you may not be asking the right question. Questions should always have to do with insight into self, not how to change or manipulate others. If you are asking how to get your spouse to stop drinking, you are starting in the wrong place. Instead, realize that it is his or her responsibility to change, and all the love and support in the world may not be enough to help. The question should be: why have I created this situation for myself? What in myself needs to be changed to enable me to have a love-filled, joyous life? Through a need to be needed, a martyr syndrome, poor self- image or a number of other things, you may feel stuck in a situation. You can be assured of only one thing: with genuine self-insight the situation will change. You may have to leave it, you may not. But above all you must desire wisdom, not limiting ideas about self and others.
Remember the greatest thing we can do for another is to honor his or her inner power to make decisions and choose the kind of life he or she wants to live. We are all free to make our own mistakes. That is the only way we learn. When you are too concerned with shaping up someone else’s life, you can be sure you are copping out on your own lessons. If you are saying to yourself, “If so and so would just change, then I would be fine,” that is handwriting on the wall that you are avoiding self-responsibility.
So, ask for insight into self. Release others to learn their own lessons. You certainly can pray for others and send them love. But do so in the way that you are honoring their higher self, giving them the energy and freedom to make their own decisions, to determine their best life path, whether or not it may include you and your expectations and desires.
Kinds of Dreams
There are six basic kinds of dreams, and often you will remember snatches from several of them. As you begin to work with dreams more and more, you will recognize the differences and determine the value each is offering you. I call these different dreams clearing house or clutter, teaching, problem solving, precognitive, prophetic or visionary, and outside interference.
These dreams clean out the input from the day, sorting through mental and emotional clutter, rerunning experiences. Often the mind is still running a mile a minute when you first try to go to sleep. You are worried, anxious, stressful. These dreams begin the process of releasing useless concerns and integrating helpful ones. They help body and mind begin to relax.
If you meditate before going to sleep, stilling and focusing the mind, the clutter dreams are usually unnecessary. If you practice briefly rerunning the day in your mind, blessing, releasing and forgiving self and others, you are ready for a higher level of awareness in the dream state. Also, your energy will be higher and your dreams will be clearer.
You usually have one important teaching dream a night. This gives you information on problems you are facing, or shows you higher teachings from advanced levels. You are prepared for what is going to happen during the next 24 hours. Often a dejâ vu experience is remembering what the superconscious mind stored in the subconscious memory back during the dream state. You already knew you were going to say something in a certain way, or that a particular person was going to do or say something. Most dreams are concerned with what you are presently going through and how best to deal with situations and relationships.
You may find yourself sitting in a classroom, giving or hearing a lecture, or walking with a teacher in some beautiful surroundings. You may be hearing information you never knew before and have good recall of it upon awakening. Many discoveries and inspirations have come from higher levels of these teaching dreams.
These are dreams you have programmed or asked for. You may be seeking insight on understanding a difficult relationship, solving a scientific mystery, or asking for the plot of a new novel. All knowledge and information are available to you when you learn how to tap it. Learning how to program dreams and understand their messages is one of your most valuable inner resources.
This dream gives you a glimpse of something in the future. It is different from the cieja vu experience, because precognition is usually concerning someone other than yourself. Precognition means foreknowing. There is a special sense or feeling to the precognitive dream. As you learn to recognize it, you will know which images are symbolic and which may happen to be literal precognitive events. It is a psychic level phenomenon.
Most precognitive dreams are given to awaken people to expanded dimensions of the mind. Often non-meditators will have them, for then they are forced to ask how they know such and such about a particular person. The mind, of course, is not bound by time. Hopefully these dreams direct your attention inward so that you become more interested in developing and learning about the inner self.
Prophetic or visionary
This dream comes from the highest level of the soul. It is a message from God or the God-self and concerns spiritual growth. It comes from the mystical level of awareness. It may have a personal message or may contain a universal truth. The vision is on a much larger scale than you commonly associate with dreaming. It has a totally different quality of awareness about it. You know you are awake, aware, yet also realize you are in the dream state. Prophesies of old and mystical teachings have come through the visionary level of consciousness. A vision has many qualities within it: insight, understanding, expansion, realization of the oneness of all life, power and love. I may have only one vision a year, but it is always worth waiting for.
This dream is produced when something in your physical environment is causing enough disruption to get incorporated in your dream story. For example, you dream you are very hot and awaken to find too many covers piled on top of you. Ringing phones, barking dogs, cold feet on your back—anything can be a part of the dream, with no real message from the superconscious or higher self.
Also, if you fall asleep watching television or listening to the radio, any or all of that information can affect your dreams. It is always best to sleep in a quiet, restful environment. There is enough blaring into the subconscious throughout the day without adding more to it during your sleep time.
Indigestion or a full bladder also affects dream images. Just be aware when interpreting dreams that you may be picking up such outside interferences.
Anatomy of a Dream
Dreams often present themselves in three steps. First they give the time reference for the problem, situation or program you are running. For example, if you are shown a house you lived in when you were a child, the house represents an old program or awareness of self that started way back then.
Second, they will show you how the problem is manifesting itself now in your life and present awareness—what is surrounding it.
Third, they will present the solution to the situation, or how to learn from and move beyond the program or problem that is limiting you.
Most teaching dreams will follow this format. If you remember seeing a car, house, school or person of your past, that is usually part of the first phase of the dream.
Understanding Dream Symbols
The most curious thing about dreams, perhaps, is they speak to us in symbols. These may seem strange, but once we understand the meaning they are much clearer than our usual way of attempting to communicate with ourselves and others.
Why, you may ask, do I have to go through all the symbology in dreams? Wouldn’t it be easier just to get the straight message? Communication among people is difficult at best. So many things are open to misinterpretation because of blocks and perceptual filters.
My guidance has said that dreams are given symbolically because once you know your own symbols you cannot mistake the message. You will know instantly what is being given to you and you will understand it totally. Actually symbols are like shorthand and are much easier to interpret than verbal conversation.
Working with dream symbols might be compared to playing the piano. When you first begin you are certain that this has to be the most awkward and complicated thing you have ever undertaken. But after a routine of regular practice, your new skill becomes a natural, flowing easy part of your life. Or, take the computer industry. If you do not understand computer language, it all seems foreign and difficult. If you hear someone speaking a language different from your own, it is the old ‘it’s all Greek to me” feeling. If you speak, read and write Greek, however, it is another story.
So think of working with dream symbols as just learning another language. They are a higher, more accurate, more integrative level, that enables you to become aware of self as an interdimensional being.
The Starting Point
There are primary dream symbols which usually have the same meanings. A good place to begin is to realize that everything in the dream is you. You are the producer, writer, actor and director. People in the dream usually represent qualities within yourself you have projected on to them. Male and female figures represent your own masculine and feminine energies. A child represents your child part, an aged person an old part of self, either one that is wise or a part that is dying because you have outgrown it. Animals represent feelings you have about specific animals or the characteristics associated with them; for example, a wolf is danger, like the wolf in sheep’s clothing; a fox is cunning and craftiness.
A house, building, store or other structure is you. If it is large, it indicates great potential and awareness of opportunities and/or inner resources. If the rooms are cluttered, you obviously are not keeping your house in order. If some of the rooms are dark, they are parts of the self you do not know or understand. The attic or upstairs represents the spiritual self, the ground floor the physical or everyday self, and the basement the sexual or subconscious self. The various rooms and how they are decorated and arranged indicate that particular aspect of your life; bathroom—cleansing, eliminating, releasing; dining room—nurturing, fellowship, and so on.
Any vehicle—a car, plane, spacecraft, boat—also represents the self. It is your mode of traveling or being in the world. A car is your physical vehicle and indicates how you are traveling in everyday life. Going backwards, downhill, the wrong way? Got a flat tire? Are you speeding ahead in perfect control? A boat or ship is your emotional vehicle and lets you know what is going on in your emotional life. Are you being tossed upon the seas of life, going up and down? Are you in dry dock? Are you at the helm? Do you have an anchor?
An airplane or any airborne vessel is your spiritual vehicle, and if you are on your way to the airport, you know you are preparing to take off to new spiritual understanding.
A motorcycle or bicycle means you need balance in your life.
Water represents the emotions, fire is purification, air is the spiritual self and earth is the physical self (or degree of grounding).
Once you begin to recognize a few basic symbols, then you begin to look for colors (you do not dream in black and white), clothes, people, scenery, objects, sizes, shapes, numbers, words, letters and so on. Everything has its own significance. Fences or road blocks indicate that creative thinking is needed to get beyond a particular problem that is now facing you. The kind of road on which you find yourself traveling represents how smooth or rough your journey is at present. If you are on a freeway it is easy going. If a bumpy road you are getting there but it is a little rough at present. If you are paving a road you are making your way easier for the future.
Any symbols given to you—whether in fantasy, meditation or guided imagery—are all the same. They are coded messages from self to self. When you “get the picture,” you understand the situation.
You Are The Final Word
Remember that you are always your own best interpreter. You are the final word on the meaning of a symbol for you.
Do not be so gullible that you eagerly accept another’s interpretation. This is giving away power and neglecting the refinement and trust of your own inner resources. If the symbol in the dream dictionary does not feel right, look it up in an unabridged dictionary. Often meanings are there you have never considered before, and a little bell will ring in your head when you read one of them. The definitions offered in this book are generalized and if they do not apply to a specific situation, you need to keep looking, reflecting, and meditating upon a symbol until it reveals its true meaning to you. And by working them out, they become so simple that you know you are always being guided by your own higher self or the God within you.
Common Types of Dreams
Nothing is off limits in the dream state. We are open to experiencing all levels of self, all fears, frustrations, suppressed images, unknown territory, visionary insights. We will become more comfortable with all dream images when we learn to welcome them, whatever they are, as symbolic messengers of self.
There is no such thing as a bad dream symbol. The most grotesque or frightening dreams have the most positive insights once they are worked out. Remember, dream images are just trying to get your attention, so do not resist them. Seek to recognize the insight so you can move on to more joyous awareness. Many people have the following common types of dreams:
A dream known to most all of us is the nightmare. It is one of our most valuable teaching dreams because it shows us a fear that has been blown way out of proportion or something we have suppressed that is affecting us negatively. Often we do not remember the happy dreams. But the frightening ones will make more of an impression and we will be more inclined to work them out.
For example, a man had a recurring nightmare that a large rat was eating away at his neck. He would awaken screaming and clawing at his neck to remove the rat. Upon analysis, he discovered that the neck represented the throat chakra. He was not verbalizing his needs, and the suppression was gnawing away and resulting in self-destructive behaviors. The rat was an insecure part of self that was betraying him. We must always nurture the inner self, taking care to verbalize and express what it is that we want and need. After he began to take assertive steps to resolve these problems both at work and in his personal relationships, the rat dream no longer continued.
Whether earthquakes, flood, fire or tidal wave, a disaster indicates a sudden change in some area of your life. A flood means an emotional upheaval and an earthquake means a big rearrangement in your affairs. They usually indicate turning points or opportunities to take advantage of a new direction. See specific disasters in Part II.
Sex is a big part of many dreams, and usually has little to do with the literal meaning of intercourse. Usually it indicates learning to balance the male and female polarities of our being. Remember that each one of us is both male and female, manifesting itself in a particular body.
To have sexual intercourse in a dream represents a merger of energies. If having intercourse with a man, it is a merger of masculine energies within the self; with a woman it is a merger of feminine energies. If you are a female (or male) and dream of making love with another female (or male) you actually know, it represents taking within the self qualities you associate with the particular individual. Making love with a member of the same sex usually has nothing to do with homosexuality.
Also, having intercourse in a dream with members of your family does not indicate a desire for incest. If making love with your father or mother, it represents a merger of wiser, nurturing qualities of the masculine or feminine self; with a son or daughter, an integration of the more childlike or youthful qualities of self. Remember all persons in the dream are an aspect of you.
A sexual dream accompanied by an orgasm may indicate a need to release and balance physical energy, and this is a way the body has of restoring equilibrium. We must remember that we are physical, sexual beings and this part of the self needs to be honored.
If you find yourself in a costume, it usually represents a past life. It may be that a problem you are facing now was the same one you were dealing with in another time and place. Remembering and understanding the dynamics of the costume dream will help you gain a perspective on whatever is presently confronting you.
The direction in which you are traveling indicates whether you are on the right track. If you are going up in a dream—up a mountain, up a road, ladder, staircase, elevator, whatever, you are going in the right direction. If you are going down, it is the wrong way. If you are going both up and down, your energy is scattered and you need to get centered. Going around in circles speaks for itself. If you are going to the right, you are following the path of intuition and guidance. To the left is the intellect and reason.
One man asked if he should participate in a conference and got a dream showing him riding on a down escalator, so steep that he had to heave his briefcase in front of him in order to hold on. Wrong direction, not in support of his study and projects at hand. Another example: a woman was considering the purchase of a certain automobile. She was shown the car sitting down at the bottom of a hill, and she had to walk down crowded streets to get there. She did not buy the car, and a much better offer came up within a few days.
Flying dreams are great fun, and usually mean you are consciously out of the body. If you can gain control of a flying dream you are free to go anywhere you like. You may think yourself in different places in time/space and instantly be there, or you may transcend dimensions. If you are flying around and then start losing altitude or think you are going to crash, it simply suggests that you have a fear of exploring higher dimensions and breaking out of limits. Try again the next night.
If you dream you are falling, you are probably having a bad landing coming back into the body. We all leave the body at night. If you jerk as you are dozing off, it is a bad exit. If you wake up and cannot move or talk, it means you are half in and half out of the body. We cannot move until we are totally in. Think yourself down to your feet. This will ground you.
We leave the body at night, or transcend physical awareness, to be taught and trained. The physical or third dimension is illusion; the dream state is reality. Through meditation and working with dreams you will never fear death as you will experience the fourth dimension and be as comfortable there as you are in the third dimension here.
Nothing in a dream is obscene once you understand the meaning. Nothing is meant to insult you or offend you, but to get you to look at a level of self or limitation that you have avoided. Work it out and usually you will find a great deal of humor behind it.
Like a movie rerun, there is a message you are not seeing. Recurring nightmares mean that you have not dealt with a particular fear. Recurring fence or barricade dreams mean there is a limit you imposed upon yourself that you have not yet recognized and removed. These are most important to write down and work out. Once you get the message they will stop.
Snakes frequently appear in dreams, and are power symbols. They represent the kundalini energy, or life force. One woman dreamed that a snake entered her lower body and moved up through the body trunk to the throat. The snake stuck in her throat, and she started choking. She awakened horrified. At first glance this does seem a bit unnerving, but actually it was a perfect explanation of what was happening in her life. The kundalini power is housed at the base of the spine. So the snake enters her body and begins to move upward. As we awaken energy it moves up through the various chakras. Her energy was flowing well until it reached the throat center, and there it stopped, causing choking. She was blocking energy in that center, and not verbalizing her needs and feelings. She was choking off communication because of fear and a poor self-image. This dream explained that her inner power was alive and well, and through releasing the blocks in the throat center by verbalizing and not suppressing she would get past present limitations in relationships with others.
When you dream of coins or dollar bills, it represents changes coming into your life. Small coins, small change. Lots of bills, big changes.
These dreams concern how well we are taking care of our inner garbage. Are we letting go of unneeded thoughts and experiences? Are we releasing the past so that we are able to live fully in the present? Difficulty in elimination or constipation indicates suppression. Diarrhea suggests forced elimination whether ready or not, and we are out of control in the process. A stopped up toilet means you are not releasing, flushing out negativity and wastes.
I had a dream with three stopped up toilets sitting out in the open. This was letting me know that I had to clean up my act mentally, physically and emotionally. I was now aware of things to do, priorities to establish, because the toilets were totally exposed for all to see.
Blood and Guts Dreams
Blood in a dream means loss of energy. If you are being stabbed, note the area of the body and check the corresponding chakra to see how you are losing energy. If you are being murdered or are murdering someone else, you are killing off a part of the self. This may be an aspect no longer needed, or a part that you are failing to nurture that is still valuable to self-growth.
A death means the ending of the old and making way for the new. A death seldom means a literal death. Rather it suggests the dying of a part of self necessary in the process of growth and regeneration. It may also mean you are dead inside and need to awaken feelings and sensitivity. So check carefully the symbols in the dream to get the message.
Chase Dreams. If you are being chased, or trying to run away from something, you are avoiding looking at a problem. If you cannot get your legs to move or are moving in slow motion, you will soon have to confront the fear you have been avoiding. When you are being chased, you are putting yourself through unnecessary anguish and pain. Remember to turn around and confront whatever aspect of self is chasing you, make peace with it, and the drama will end.... Dreampedia
If one sees a wrecking ball hitting him in a dream, it means that he will receive a strong message which will be carried by a strong and a merciless emissary.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The transformation you are in the midst of is a shock to your system, and this dream is giving you the message to be gentle with yourself as you move through this rite of passage. See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams and Wreck.... Strangest Dream Explanations