What does it mean to see an upstream in a dream?

Upstream Dream Meaning: From 1 Different Sources


Dreams of swimming upstream signify that you are following your instincts and boldly asserting your beliefs regardless of the flow of the rest of the world. Consider whether or not your struggle is worth the price you pay. Alternatively, this dream may reflect that you are being rebellious just for the sake of it. See Salmon.

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Upstream | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Upstream

Walleye

1. Determined (salmon upstream). 2. Dead. ... walleye dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Animus

The male within the female, shown as a man in a woman’s dreams. Physically a woman is predominantly fe­male, but also has a clitoris and produces some male hor­mones. Psychologically, we may only express part of our po­tential in everyday life. In a woman, the more physically dynamic, intellectual and socially challenging side of herself may be given less expression. Apart from this, some features, such as innovation and creative rational thought, may be held in latency. These secondary or latent characteristics are de­picted by the male in female dreams. In general we can say the man represents the woman’s mental and social power, her ability to act creatively in ‘the world’. It also holds in it an expression of her complex of feelings about men, gained as experience mostly from her relationship with—or lack of— father, but also from a synthesis of all her male contacts. So the whole realm of her expenence of the male can be repre­sented by the man in her dream, and is accessible through the image. Good relationship with or marrying the man: shows the woman integrating her own ability to be independent and capable in outwardly active terms. This makes her more whole, balancing her ‘female’ qualities. It also shows the woman meeting her experience of her father in a healing way. This enables the woman to have a realistic relationship with an actual man. It also bnngs a sense of connectedness be­tween her conscious self and what she senses as the ‘commer­cial’ world. See father in this entry. To be in conflict with the man, or unable to make real physical and pleasurable contact with him: suggests difficulty in meeting what may have been a painful or threatening expe­rience of father. This can lead to lack of ability to make clear judgments, and lack of decisiveness in areas outside feeling values. She is prone to acceptance of collective or long held social norms without question; family or national attitudes not applicable to present situations; and reasoning’ which actu­ally arises out of emotions connected to such family or social norms. Actual relations with men will be difficult, or entered into simply as a duty. Emotional or intimate merging with a man is threatening because it brings the woman close to the conflicts and pain connected with father. Sex may be possible but not a close feeling union. See man. Christ Although people generally think of Christ as a histori­cal figure, in dreams Christ is not this at all. He is a powerful process in the human unconscious. In the west we give this process the name of Christ, but the process or archetype is universal and has various names in different cultures. Some­times represented in dreams as a fish or a big man, in general the Christ is an expression of the dreamer’s own potential— what they can become in their life. But it also depicts what might be called a sense of the forces of symbiosis or co­operative activity operative in human life and the cosmos. There are at least four aspects to Chrisi as depicted in dreams. The Sunday school or Church Christ: depicts social norms, the generally accepted morals and social rules. This Christ’ comes about because the Church tends to represent tradi­tional values, and also the attempt to press people to live these values. The dreamer may have a childlike relationship with this Christ or, if attempting to be self responsible, be in con­flict with it. Some people find this Christ has a castrating role in their life, and flee in horror. In fact this aspect of social indoctrination may lead to such a burden of guilt and sup­pression that it can create psychic cripples. Trying to do all the right’ things may lead us to the point where ‘we can’t say no to a glass of water without a pang of guilt*. Two of the great forces which push at the human soul or psyche are social pressure, such as the moral norm, and biological pressures, such as the sex drive, individuals may fight a lifelong battle with one or the other of these. The social cnminal typifies battle with the first; the ascetic, battle with the second. The ideal Christ: the psychological process which causes us not to take responsibility for our own highest ideals; our own yearnings for the good, our own most powerful urges arising against what we see as evils in the world. This influ­ences us to wait for a sign from Christ in our dream in order to gain authority, or to overcome the anxiety associated with the drive. We want God to say we should act in a cenain way because we are not willing to be self responsible. Example: I stood outside a castle. It was closed and guarded by soldiers in armour. Wondering how to get in I thought that if I dressed and acted as a soldier I would be allowed entrance. It worked and inside Christ met me and said he had important work for me to do’ (Sonia). The closely guarded secret is Soma’s own impulse to do some son of socially creative work. She doesn’t want to acknowledge the impulse as her own; it is much easier if she can say ‘Christ told me to do this’. In this way she avoids direct encounter with opposition. The unofficial Chnst. Example: A fierce battle was raging with bullets flying. I immediately fell down and played “dead”. It wasn’t that I was hurt in any way, but I didn’t want to be at any risk in the fight. As I lay there, I saw a tall well built man in soldier’s uniform walk to me. He gave no sign of any fear concerning the bullets, and quietly knelt beside me. I felt he was Christ, but was confused by him being a soldier. He placed a hand on my back and gradually worked his fin­gers under the shell of a large limpet type creature that I had never before known was parasitically attached to my back. I could feel him pull it away, but knew its tentacles still ran right into my chest. He then sat me up and told me how I could rid myself of the tentacles and so be healed’ (Peter Y). Peter had a debilitating psychosomatic illness at the time of the dream, causing pain where the tentacles ran. The shell is his defence against feeling his own hurts and inner conflicts. The dream shows him contacting a strength which is not afraid of his internal battlefield of conflicts, and can show ways of healing real human problems. The healing rests upon the dreamer’s conscious action, not Christ’s, suggesting the dreamer taking responsibility for his own situation. Peter real­ised he had been avoiding his own internal battlefield, but felt he had met a strength which would support his efforts to find healing. In fact he met his conflicts and grew beyond his ailments. Peter’s conflicts were between his love for his chil­dren and his sexuality. This Christ is our undammed life; the flood of loving sexuality; the strength to burst through social rules and regulations because love of life pushes us. It doesn’t give a hang about bullets, death, nght or wrong, because it has a sense of its own integral existence within life, and its own lightness and place in eternity. The integral or cosmic Christ. Example: ‘I am a journalist reponing on the return of Christ. He is expected on a paddle steamer going upstream on a large river. I am very sceptical and watch disciples and followers gather on the rear deck. The guru arrives, dressed in simple white robes. He has long, beautiful auburn hair and beard, and a gentle wise face. He begins to tap a simple rhythm on a tabla or Indian drum. It develops into complex intermingling of orchestral rhythms as everyone joins in. I now realise he is Christ, and feel over­whelmed with awe as I try to play my part in the music. I’m tapping with a pen and find myself fumbling. A bottle or can opener comes to me from the direction of Christ. I try to beat a complementary rhythm, a small pan of a greater, universal music’ (Lester S). Each of us has a sense of connectedness with the whole, with the cosmos. We may be little aware of this sense, our scepticism may deny it, as Lester’s was doing. But finding it can enrich the rest of our nature. The sense bnngs with it a realisation of taking part in the unimaginably grand drama called life. It gives a feeling, no matter what the state of our body, crippled or healthy, that we have something that makes any faults in body or achievement insignificant. It doesn’t take all the difficulties out of life, but it is a good companion on the way. In dreams and religion Christ is also represented as the son of the Cosmos or God. This aspect of Christ is cosmic, from beyond the Earth. This is a process in the cosmos which the unconscious senses and presents under the image of Christ, or other figures in different religions. It is possible that there is an innate process in human beings to do with love and symbiosis which humanity became aware of at a particu­lar stage in the development of consciousness. This becoming aware was expressed in what we know as the histoncal Jesus. See religion and dreams; the self within this entry. ... animus dream meaning

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Salmon

The salmon signifies abundance and masculinity and is phallic. In its fight to mate by swimming upstream it can also symbolise the sperm. Often a salmon can appear in a woman’s dream as a symbol of her wish for pregnancy. In common with most fish when they appear in dreams, the salmon signifies our basic urges most often the need for survival. By- being able to put in effort we reap the rewards of our actions. In mythology the salmon signifies knowledge of other worlds (the lands beneath the sea) and of other-worldly things. This refers principally to the subconscious. ... salmon dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Swimming

also see Drowning1- Dreaming of swimming has much the same symbolism as immersion (see Immersion). To lie swimming upstream in a dream would indicate that the dreamer is going against their own nature. Swimming fish can have the same symbolism as sperm, and therefore can indicate the desire for a child. Swimming in clear water indicates being cleanscd. whereas dark water could symbolise the possibility of depression. 2- Swimming in water will always be symbolic of the emotions, whereas swimming through the air connects with intellectual ability. I’o dream of being a good swimmer shows the ability to be able to handle emotional situations well, whereas being a poor swimmer in a dream could indicate the need to learn how to handle our emotions in a more positive way. 3- Swimming uses a lot of energy in getting from one placc to another. Symbolically it suggests that spiritual energy is being used up when we are moving towards a certain goal. ... swimming dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Salmon

Gives gender - specific: The salmon signifies abundance and masculinity and is also phallic. In its fight to mate by swimming upstream it can also symbolize the sperm and may do so in men’s dreams. Often a salmon can appear in a woman’s dream as a symbol of her wish for pregnancy, whether this is a conscious wish or not. ... salmon dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Swimming

Material aspects: Dreaming of swimming has much the same symbolism as immersion. To be swimming upstream in a dream would indicate we are going against our own nature. Swimming fish can have the same symbolism as sperm and, therefore, can indicate the desire for a child. Swimming in clear water indicates being cleansed, whereas dark water could symbolize the possibility of depression. ... swimming dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Flow Or River

The course, path, or flow of something (such as your life, or a particular process, project, or relationship in your life). The passage of time. The “path of least resistance” (since that’s the path water usually takes). A river that’s flowing well can represent things flowing well or going easily somewhere in your life. You floating in or flowing with a river can represent peace, contentment, “going with the flow,” an attitude of acceptance, surrendering to a higher power, cooperating, or using your current circumstances to your benefit. Fighting against the current or trying to go upstream can represent “going against the flow” somehow in your life. A dry riverbed can represent challenging circumstances, especially ones that hinder your progress.

See also: Water, Body of; Flood; Canal; Waves; Fountain; Squirting; Leaking; Wind; Swirl or Eddy; Valve... flow or river dream meaning

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

River

Universal Landscape: Emotional flow. Dreaming Lens: Were you in, near or on the river? Did it feel safe? Were the rapids swift or gentle? Did you want to cross it? Were you able to cross it? Were you traveling downstream? Were you fighting to move upstream? Was the river running dry? Did you know where it lead to, or originated from? Were there any boats or other people present?Personal Focus: Any dream that involves water connects to emotions. In the case of a river, the essential meaning relates to the expression of feelings and emotional flow. All rivers eventually deposit their contents into the ocean, the symbol of all that is unconscious. This adds the perspective of emotions that move freely across our conscious awareness as they travel back to their ultimate mysterious source. The intensity of the river’s flow in a dream is a direct barometer of the level of emotionality of your life that is being expressed by this image. The force of a river can run the gamut from a babbling brook to a torrential powerhouse. The volume of water involved can also vary greatly. A dry or barren riverbed indicates a lack of expression and a desperate need for emotional content. One that is overwhelmed by flooding might point to a situation that may feel dangerous and threatening to the stability in your life. An obstacle that blocks a river, such as a dam, reveals some level of emotional blockage. All of these distinctions will figure prominently into an accurate interpretation. The underlying message to be considered when a river appears in a dream is that of surrender. Over time, the path of a river has enormous impact on the land surrounding it. With a mind of its own, it carves its way with force and determination. Symbolically, a river would be the emotional experiences in life that rush upon you. While sometimes frightening, if you surrender to them, you will be carried to the next destination on your journey, possibly even your heart’s desire. Rivers often appear in dreams when you need to let go of things in your life as they are and go with the flow. A river is in charge of the journey it takes you on, often pushing you up against obstacles or inviting you to maneuver around them. The call to action here may indicate a need to trust your feelings, no matter how frightening they may be. Human beings, by nature, resist change and are often overwhelmed by the sense of vulnerability that comes with it. Your unconscious mind may be calling you to relinquish control and move gracefully from where you are to where you are going. ... river dream meaning

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream

Swimming

Universal Landscape: Moving with effort through an emotional transition. Dreaming Lens: Were you swimming or were you watching someone else swim? Was there a specific purpose or destination involved, or were you swimming for pleasure? How difficult was it to stay on your course? What sort of body of water were you in? Were you swimming above the water or down deep fully immersed?Personal Focus: Water represents the emotional realm of our feelings, both conscious and unconscious. Swimming is specifically about progress and making your way through the emotional territory in your life. The intimate connection suggested by being immersed in water makes this an image that reflects your personal emotional journey as an individual. The effort of propelling yourself forward is completely self-motivated and generated exclusively by your own body. This reveals how effectively, or ineffectively, you are pushing yourself through an emotional challenge in your life. The ease, pace, and depth of your swim offers a great deal of texture for you to investigate. The harder you have to work, the more effort is required to arrive at your destination of emotional growth. How fast you are moving will inform you of the speed of the process you are undergoing. The level of immersion communicates the emotional territory through which you are traveling—being on the surface reflects the emotions you are aware of, whereas swimming underwater implies deeper areas of feelings that reside in your unconscious mind. The body of water you are in plays a strong role in arriving at an accurate interpretation. Small amounts of contained emotion connected to single issues in your life will be reflected by images of man-made constructions, such as pools or spas. A natural body of water expands the symbolic meaning to processes that are shared with others. The ocean represents the collective unconscious and an emotional connection to the human race. A lake might be more personal, but is reflective of your life as a whole. Water that flows, such as a river or a stream, connotes issues of emotional flow and the expression of your feelings. Swimming upstream might mean that the current challenge is significant and requires effort. Moving with the current or tides could indicate that surrender to the emotional shifts is taking place. The fear of drowning can represent being overwhelmed by the transition you are in. Swimming laps might point to facing a recurring emotional issue that you are confronting over and over again. Competitive swimming could indicate that your struggle is both visible to others and may be producing elements of performance anxiety. ... swimming dream meaning

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream

River

lucky numbers: 06-08-11-17-21-36cataract with rapid clear water: an adventurer threatens your domestic happiness. murky: the flow of life is neverending and never smooth. creek, wading in a dry: new experiences; taking a trip of short duration. others: another is enjoying what you had rejected as insufficient. drifting on the, in a boat: imminent danger; take a decisive hand in your life. enemies committing suicide in a: a long-desired move is imminent. falling into a: danger is awaiting your misstep; seek professional advice. children: are passing from one growth period to the next one. sweetheart: a restful break to al ow feelings to soar above the conflicts. fishing in a: change of environment brings contact with person of influence. flooding, a: wil receive good news concerning pending lawsuits. escape from a: long-lasting lawsuits through indiscrete actions of others. being unable to: disil usionment when you correct your faults. fording a river: security is on the other side, find the right ford. palisades, of a: cautious optimist wil guide you through obstructers. embankment, being on a: wil hear news of the engagement of your love to another. others: engagement wil be cal ed off from your obsession with personal ease. riding the rapids: gaining strength against a repressive relationship. swimming in a: meet the imminent danger directly and head to the source. upstream: your actions go against your instincts; reverse them to coincide. throwing someone into a: wil be befriended by another more faithful friend. walking the shores: inspirations is at hand; grasp it. water, of clear: good business practices coming to fruition. dirty: disgrace for disputing another’s tainted emotional state. ... river dream meaning

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days

Rowing

lucky numbers: 14-15-18-27-35-36canoe, in a: wil receive a promotion. club, a: wil need to curb impulsiveness against a strong rival. Erg, on the: be persistent toward your goal. kayak, in a: the promotion you expected goes to another. others: don’t confide secrets to friends, but impress them with your competitiveness. people: headed toward misfortune with your high-strung irritability. in a race: advancement within own position. racing shell with another: others assist you, if you work in unison; against you, if not. with eight: success, where others have failed, is in synchronicity. with four: wil be reassigned to another territory with a new team. upstream: contradiction with your superior at work. yourself: others have become aware of your considerable abilities. ... rowing dream meaning

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days

Trout

lucky numbers: 21-25-29-34-37-38buying: advancement through a presentation, with your amiable and courteous demeanor. catching: wil receive improvements in finances. others: looming doubts bring misfortune in love affairs. cooking: wil quarrel with relatives over alarming news. eating: your troubles wil be over. fish market, at a: advancement within own position. swimming upstream: with freedom comes responsibility. ... trout dream meaning

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days