If a young woman is vexed over undoing or fastening her corset, she will be strongly inclined to quarrel with her friends under slight provocations. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
His also reported as saying that anyone who invents a lie linking it to him or his (own) father or friend, he will not even smell the sweet fragrance of Jannah.
His also reported as saying: “There are three persons whom Allah will punish severely on the Day of Qiyaamah : a person who relates a false dream : he will be made to tie a knot between two grains of barley which he will never be able to do; a man who paints a picture of animate objects; he will be made to put life into them which he will never be able to do; a man who leads a people in Salaah while they dislike him”.
It is advisable for a person who sees an unpleasant or disturbing dream that he spits thrice on his left side as soon as he wakes up and thereafter seek Allah’s protection from the accursed devil. Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) and his followers used to do likewise.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A relative, loved one in danger: the temptation is to believe the dream is presaging a real event. Our concern for children and loved ones, but more often our fears regarding them, create most of such dreams.
A woman told me a dream in which her daughter was strangled while at university. In processing her dream the woman wept strongly as she met feelings of fear about her daughter leaving home and living independently at university. See attack; predictive dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
in front The future; what is seen and understood; what is being confronted. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If we are the active and central character in our dreams, then we have a positive, confident image of ourself.
The role we place ourself in is also the one we feel at home with, or one which is habitual to us.
If we are constantly a victim in our dreams, we need to consider whether we are living such a role in everyday life. Dreams may help us look at our self image from a more detached viewpoint. We can look back on what we do in a dream more easily than we can on our everyday waking behaviour. This helps us understand our attitudes or stance, a very growth-promoting experience.
It is important to understand the viewpoint of the other dream characters also; although they depict secondary views, they enlarge us through acquaintance. See identity and dreams.
What we ourself are doing in our dreams is an expression of how we see ourselves at the time of the dream, our stance or attitude to life, or what could be generalised as our self image. It typifies what aspects of our nature we identify with most strongly.
Example: My husband and I are at some sort of social club.
The people there are ex-workmates of mine and I am having a wonderful time and am very popular. My husband is enjoying my enjoyment’ (quoted from article by the author in She magazine).
The dreamer describes herself as ‘a mature 41- year old’.
The dream, and her description of it, sum up her image of herself in just a few words. She sees herself as attractive, sociable, liked, happily married. She is probably good looking and healthy. But the dream carries on. She and her husband ‘are travelling down a country lane in an open horse drawn carriage.
It is very dark and is in the areas we used to live. We come to a hump-backed bridge, and as we amve at the brow of the bridge a voice says, “Fair lady, come to me.” My body is suddenly lying flat and starts to rise. I float and everything is black, warm and peaceful. Then great fear comes over me and I cry out my husband’s name over and over. I get colder and slip in and out of the blackness. I wake. Even with the light on I feel the presence of great evil. From a very positive sense of self, she has moved to a feeling which horrifies her. How can such a confident, socially capable woman, one who has succeeded professionally as well as in her marriage, have such feelings? The answer probably lies in the statement of her age. At 41 she is facing the menopause and great physical change.
The image of herself she has lived with depended, or developed out of, having a firm sexually attractive body, and being capable of having children. Losing whatever it is that makes one sexually desirable must change the image others have of one, and that one has of oneself.
The hump of the bridge represents this peak of her life, from whence she will start to go downhill towards death, certainly towards retirement. So she is facing midlife crisis in which a new image of herself will need to be forged.
To define what self image is portrayed in your dreams, consider just what situation you have created for yourself in the dream, and what environment and people you are with. Example: I am a shy 16 year old and am worried about my dream. In it I am walking along the school’s main corridor. I try to cover myself with my hands as a few pei pie go by, not noticing me. Then a group of boys pass, pointing and laughing at me—one boy I used to fancy.
A teacher then gives me clothes. They are too big but I wear them because I have nothing else’ (HM). Adolescence is a time of great change anyway, when a lot is developing as far as self image is concerned. Her nakedness shows how vulnerable she feels, and how she has a fear that other people must be able to see her developing sexuality and womanhood.
It is new to her and still embarrassing, particularly with boys she feels something for. She tries to cover up her feelings, and uses attitudes she has learnt from parents and teachers, but these are not suitable. So we might summarise by saying that the situation she places herself in within the dream shows her present uncertainty and sense of needing clothes—attitudes or confidence —of her own. See identity in dreams; individuation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
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
In ancient cultures we occasionally find hints regarding the unconscious, but not definite statements as were presented by Freud. In the dream theories worked out by the Iroquois American Indians, they believed that through dreams the hidden or unconscious area of the psyche makes its desires known (see Iroquoian dream cult).
The Greek stories of the Underworld also clearly depict common unconscious activities.
In general, however, many ancient peoples developed concepts of exterior agents such as devils, angels, spirits and God to account for phenomena which today we connect with the unconscious.
The first philosopher to talk clearly of an aspect of the mind being unconscious was Leibnitz. He observed that one often recalled at a later date some detail of experience which at the time one was unaware of. One must therefore have observed it unconsciously. So in general the word means anything we are not generally aware of in our being.
Freud’s concept of an unconscious element of human nature which influenced conscious behavior was strongly resisted. It was disturbing to many people and questioned the idea of humans being the ‘captain of their soul’.
The Freudian slip has become one of the popular examples of the influence of the unconscious. Saying to guests arriving at one’s house, Tm so sorry—I mean glad—you could come’ suggests one’s real feeling was sorrow at their arrival, not gladness. There is a story of a faculty member of Oxford University who asked the guests at a function to toast the queen, but his actual words were ‘Let us toast our queer dean.’ However such slips might be seen as attempts to conceal our real feelings, rather than evidence of unconscious motivations.
Taking into account not only Freudian and Jungian approaches to the unconscious, but something of more recent research, the term unconscious must be taken to represent many functions and aspects of self, rather than something we can neatly define. Therefore, we might think of the term as being like the word ‘body’, which means a whole spectrum of organs, functions, chemical processes, neurological events, systems, cell activities, as well as one’s experience of these. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A symbol for immense, massive energy. This dream image may also refer to your personal drive and power, force, and ability for achievement. Either you carry out your actions too strongly or not strongly enough.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Our emotions may be ‘flaring up’ and need directness of communication.
3- Beacons may light the way to spiritual enlightenment and on to spiritual sanctuary.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The human is aware of the need for a safe space, and this symbolism comes across in dreams quite strongly.
The images used could be anything from a snail shell to an umbrella. Usually dreams about shelter highlight our needs or insecurities.
2- The other image of shelter is protcctiveness that is, a more active participation in giving shelter or sanctuary.
If we are giving shelter to someone in dreams, we may be protecting a part of ourselves from hurt or difficulty.
If we arc being given shelter we are conscious of the fact that there is protective power in our lives.
3- Shelter in the spiritual sense suggests sanctuary a space wherein we will not be harmed but can be ourselves.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
It is something which has penetrated our defences and is now making us uncomfortable. Splinters may represent painful words or ideas. YVc may be holding on to ideas which cause negative feelings.
2- To be part of a splinter group in a dream suggests feeling sufficiently strongly about something to break away from mainstream thought.
To hit something which splinters is to rccognisc that we are all composed of parts which make a whole.
3- The sense of belonging to a group of like-minded people can only come after we have recognised our isolation or, in some cases, fragmentation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2- Oddly enough vinegar is a svmbol of life, both because it preserves, and also because it is something which is left after a change of its original state. In dreams this symbolism can come across very strongly.
3- The preservation of spiritual life and all that we hold dear to us is symbolised by vinegar because of its preservative qualities.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you’ve been dieting lately, this is likely a circumstantial dream that requires no further examination.
Tilings in life perceived as sweet to obtain, even though not necessarily good for you.
For example, success can be quite sweet, but at what cost?
Because candy is strongly connected with dental work, this may be an indicator that your words are either too sugary, or not amiable enough, depending on what’s happening to the candy in the dream (see Teeth).
A happy portent of social pleasures on the horizon.... The Language of Dreams
Growth, health, and rejuvenation as the color most strongly associated with the season of spring. Take care, however, that growth is always tempered with conscientious pruning to yield more fruit.
A need to emphasize, or reconnect with, the natural world regularly in your life.
A manifestation of jealousy or spite (e.g., the “green-eyed monster’).
Feeling that it is the right time to move ahead with your plans (e.g., “getting a green light”).
Moldy, rotting green represents the things you’ve neglected in your life.
If a light green color is dreamt of in a stone, this symbolizes having strong faith and godly devotion.... The Language of Dreams
In northern Europe, this tree is strongly affiliated with god figures, including Jupiter, Thor, and Zeus, giving it a masculine overtone, with the acorn becoming an emblem of fertility.
Strength, firm foundations, and longevity. In folk beliefs, the oak’s roots delve as far into the earth as its branches reach toward the sky.
An oak filled with acorns portends a promotion and financial increases.
Braver}’ and charity that benefits others. In Rome, any hero who saved the life of a citizen was crowned with a wreath of oak leaves and acorns.... The Language of Dreams
In European and Victorian American folk beliefs, certain aromas indicate the presence of a spirit (see Ghost), especially favored colognes and perfumes of deceased family members.
Bitter aromas indicate anger, jealousy, and harsh attitudes. This scent can also indicate an attempt to cover up something foul.
Sickly sweet scents reveal insincerity, dishonesty, and hypocrisy.
Light, pleasant aromas are usually associated with positive emotions.
For example, a gentle rose fragrance may symbol ize tender love, and the aroma of honeysuckle may indicate accomplishment (e.g., the “sweet smell of success”).
Memories: Some people respond very strongly to aromas, and can relive experiences through scents appearing in their dreams.... The Language of Dreams
Symbolic of flexibility and tolerance because of its supple branches.
Wishes and magic.
An ancient willow wand, topped in a star, and carried by the Greek goddess Helice was a cosmic emblem connected strongly with the moon, divination, and the Mystery traditions.
Pain’s abate. Herbally, willow bark is a substitute for aspirin.
The weeping willow represents personal mourning or sadness. Remember the lesson of the willow, however, that also shows us how to bend without breaking. Do not let grief break your spirit.... The Language of Dreams
A color strongly associated with the element of air, this represents the mind and your ideals.
Bright: An extroverted personality who gains much energy from being around people and is very upbeat.
Depending on the shade observed, this may also symbolize cowardice.
Jaundiced yellow reflects the need to get some sun, metaphorically stressing a reconnection with one’s masculine, logical nature.... The Language of Dreams
If one dream that an eagle Lights upon his head, it signifies death to the dreamer; and the same if he dreams that he is carried into the air by an eagle.
If a woman dreams that she brings forth an eagle, it portends that the child she goes withal will be a great person, and have many persons under his command.
If one dreams that he sees a dead eagle, it signifies death to great peers and profit to the poor.
To see an eagle flying over a stone or a tree, or in a high place, is good for those which would undertake business; but to those who are in fear, it is evil; also it signifies the return of him that is in a far country. And if his flight be far, and at ease and pleasure, it is good and signifieth that the business shall have an end, but not so sootl An eagle flying strongly, and failing upon the head of him that dreameth, certainly signifies to kings, princes, and mighty and rich personages, death; but to the poor it is good, for they shall be welcome and received of all rich men, from whom they shall receive great profit Oftentimes it causeth changing one’s country, and going to another nation.
The eagle threatening, signifieth the threatening of some great personage. But to dream of his being gentJe, or giving anything, or to dream that he spake, hath been found a good dream by experience.
To see an eagle that is dead is good for a servant and him that is in feart for it denotes the death of the master and threatener; and unto others it shows that a stop shall be put to their affairs, for a dead eagle can do nothing.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: The dream is strongly suggesting that you make a decision—it will determine vour future.
To what direction is the road sign pointing? See Four Corners of the Compass, Path. Is it pointing to the Left or the Right? If it is pointing straight ahead, keep on going the way you had planned from the start!... Dreamers Dictionary
The message from the unconscious is to find your place of power and soak in it until the offending person or thing falls away naturally.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you have lost your legs or become crippled indicates that you are afraid of losing control over the direction of your life. You may be struggling with a lack of courage or the ability to stand up for yourself.
To dream of losing just one leg, or having one leg shorter than the other, indicates a lack of balance in your life. You may also be pursuing a path half heartedly, still carrying doubts about your choices. Standing up on two legs is often cited as a symbol of the difference between a human and an animal.
To dream that you cannot stand on your legs may also represent a feeling that you have lost a high position in life. You may have become controlled by animal desires, or you may feel that others are treating you with less respect than you deserve.
To dream that you have more than two legs represents divided interests. Each leg may try to pull you in opposite directions and you feel torn between possible actions. You may have taken on too many tasks at work and are struggling to keep up with conflicting responsibilities.
To dream of crossed legs symbolizes a barrier between you and others. This barrier may be emotional or intellectual, indicating closed mindedness.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you witness someone being abducted in your dreams then you can expect to get some unexpected news.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
It is these correspondences that may first appear in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For there to be a rebel or anarchist in our dreams suggests that we have allowed that part of ourselves a ‘voice’. We can then understand it and decide on the validity of the feelings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The release of birds, for instance at funerals, has the symbolism of letting the soul go free.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The images used could be anything from a snail shell to an umbrella. Usually dreams about shelter highlight our needs or insecurities. You might also like to consult the entries for shells and umbrella.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we ourselves are threatening someone in dreams we perhaps need to seek out the source of our own negative emotions and what it is we feel so strongly about.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the dwarf was mean or unhappy, however, beware of false friends. Be very careful of who you confide in.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To the Babylonians, Phoenicians, and Assyrians, it was honored as a symbol of fertility.
In Native American tradition, the fish is a symbol for mystical secrets, for it can swim to the deepest regions of the ocean and explore its hidden knowledge.
In British lore, it was believed that eating fish before lovemaking could enable a couple to conceive a child.
The early Christians used the fish as the symbol for the Christ Consciousness. It was widely believed that this symbol resulted from the Greek acronym for \”Jesus Christ, Son of God.\” But there is also the fact that the coming of Jesus ushered in the Age of Pisces the Fish, which encapsulates the mysticism, love, and happiness to which all world traditions ascribe to the fish.
In Scandinavia, fish was considered an aphrodisiac, and was popularly consumed on Friday, the feast day of Freya, Goddess of Love - and in her honor Friday was a day dedicated to lovemaking. There are, therefore, many possibilities if you dream of a fish - all good, even if the fish was a greatly feared one like the shark.
If there is a possibility of a pregnancy, dreaming of a fish could mean that a child is on the way, and the pregnancy and birth will be uneventful and result in a healthy baby.
If the dreamer is in love but is not yet sure about the beloved’s feelings, dreaming of a fish strongly indicates that the feelings are indeed reciprocated.
Dreaming of catching fish, either with a pole or with a net, indicates success and prosperity ahead. Seeing fish swimming in a clear pool indicates that a number of secrets about yourself and the world around you are going to suddenly become clearer.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you do get involved with this person, be careful!... My Dream Interpretation
A positive dream indicates a happy home life, while a scary or negative dream reveals trouble at home.... My Dream Interpretation
A dream that strongly features blue may symbolize your spirituality and optimism for the future.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of finding a dead body means you have been careless in a recent endeavor.
To dream about detached or dismembered body parts, suggests that some situation is falling apart in your waking life. You are experiencing loss.
If you dreamed of your body changing into something else, please see “Shapeshifting” in this dictionary.
If you dreamed of switching bodies with somebody else, look under “Body Swapping” below.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of being in a cocoon, this strongly represents your need to rejuvenate and restore your body, mind and spirit.... My Dream Interpretation
If one color stood out in your dream, the meanings are as follows: Black is an unlucky omen unless it is featured in a funeral or other appropriate situation - then it forecasts difficulties to be overcome.
If you feel happy in a dream that features the color black, the blackness could imply your hidden spirituality and divine qualities. Blue represents truth, wisdom, heaven, eternity, devotion, tranquility, loyalty and openness.
A dream that strongly features blue may symbolize your spirituality and optimism for the future. Brown signifies good luck with money and comfort at home. It can also symbolize feeling closer to nature. Green is the color of health and good fortune.
It is a lucky omen in dreams. Gray indicates fear and confusion.
If everything in your dream is gray, you may feel emotionally distant or detached. This is a common dream to have if you’re feeling sick. Lavender represents a time of transition - things aren’t very exciting right now. Orange means the dreamer has a lively and outgoing nature. You will have a fascinating life with broad horizons and many interests. Pink represents love, joy, sweetness, happiness, affection and kindness. Dreams that strongly feature the color pink often signify being in love or healing through love. Pink dreams are an omen of success in relationships. Purple symbolizes personal transformation and spiritual growth for the dreamer. This dream often foretells happy social affairs. Red symbolizes sensuality and power.
A dream featuring bright red can sometimes be a warning to watch your temper. White in dreams represents purity, perfection, peace, innocence, awareness and new beginnings. You may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life. Success will be yours. Yellow symbolizes that you are now, or will soon be, experiencing a time of happiness and good energy.... My Dream Interpretation