Vision: If you are crossing a raging river in a small boat: you are facing great difficulties right now, but things will get sorted out.
Depth Psychology: A small boat makes it possible for you to reach “the other side”—even if you have to depend on something or someone. Have you made reaching your goal more complicated than it has to be? Are you acting too slowly? See Boat, Ship, Yacht.... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: A small bowl is a symbol of abundance. It holds the essence of eternity.
Vision: Holding a bowl in your hands: someone will make an offer soon. Receiving a bowl as a gift: a happy family life. Seeing a full bowl: expect either an invitation or the visit of a friend. See .Armor, Container.
Depth Psychology: An empty bowl: step back and think—is it time to replenish your depleted inner resources?... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Looking at a box: you are wasting too much rime grieving for the loss of your youth, and by doing that you are missing the advantages that are part of getting older. Holding a box in your hand: stop for a minute and think about whether—in the future—it will be worth sacrificing yourself for your relatives and friends. Seeing an open box: be careful, someone wants to steal from you. Somebody giving you a box: expect a pleasant surprise in the near future. See Box, Crate (Large), Package.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Seeing yourself as small is a sign of your inferiority feelings.
If other things or people appear small: you did not make a great impression on them. See Tall, Big. Are you making yourself smaller than you really are? And if so, why? Are you trying to make problems smaller than they are in reality? See Midget, Shrinking.... Dreamers Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Childhood is a time when smell is very significant. Many smells that are associated with that time, e.G. Baking bread, burning oil, flowers, school dinners, can still be very evocative for us as adults.
A pleasant smell could represent happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell can hold memories of particularly traumatic times.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To be conscious of a smell in a dream usually means that we are trying to identify an object or its source. Most other senses are sharpened in dreams, but the sense of smell is made available only if a specific interpretation is needed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Freud points out that what is distant in time may be represented in a dream by something that is spatially distant. Thus, something that looks small may stand for something in your remote past.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you are watching a video or television movie and are able to follow the story, note that the main character in the movie represents yourself. Whatever sort of program you are watching, if you are able to follow it in your dream, it relates to you and your present problems or situation. Relate it to the universal and personal symbolism given in the earlier part of this book.
If you are unable to choose which video to play, you need to examine your choices in life or work and give good thought to where you want to go.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
This modern-day invention of moving pictures captured through a portable and ubiquitously accessible format pervades our culture in such an enormous way that there are literally dozens of ways in which the concept of “video” connects to other elements of symbolism. At the heart of it, video relates to our ability to create in our own image the experience of being human. We make movies and those movies become a permanent record of our journey. Once the lofty realm of only a privileged few, the technology of video has been made accessible to the masses. There are two sensibilities that must be considered when this symbol appears in a dream.
The first is the creative impulse to capture an element of life unfolding.
The ability to record, pause, fast-forward, and watch at your leisure instills a sense of control in the meaning of video in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are using a video camera, suggests that you need to be more objective in your decisions. Focus on the task at hand and try not to let your emotions cloud your judgment.
To dream that someone else using a video camera, indicates that you are reflecting back on your past memories. You may be trying to learn from previous mistakes or relive the good and bad times.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are playing a video game, represents your ability to manipulate others into doing what you want them to do. Sometimes this dream also is suggesting that you are trying to escape from problems in your real life.
If you dream of being a character inside a video game, it means you are feeling controlled by others.... My Dream Interpretation
Video games are symbolic of total and utter escapism and mindless thought. They are a modern phenomenon that will have very different symbolic meaning based on your personal relationship to them.
The diehard gamer will have a joyous experience of that escapism, while a critic might hold a more judgmental perspective. Where you stand on this continuum will provide the full picture for your interpretation. There is a perspective of video games that connects to a type of skill building; however, those skills have very little practical value outside of the realm of playing the game repeatedly. This is where the element of mindless thought enters into the symbolic meaning of video games.
The presence of a video game in a dream is an ironic appearance of detachment and should be considered as a possible defense against whatever the unconscious mind may be attempting to express.
If someone in your dream is playing a video game, understanding the character aspect in you that the person represents will identify what area of your consciousness is avoiding reality.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of a video store suggests that you are emotionally stressed, and you are trying to think of new ideas and look for the various choices out there for you, to find the one that will make you happier.... My Dream Interpretation