Did you dream last night? Is a vivid dream you had last week still on your mind? Or perhaps you woke up and couldn’t remember what you’d dreamt about even though it was so good you didn’t want it to end. Dreams are a common part of everyone’s beauty rest. In fact, it’s estimated that we’ll spend about six years dreaming during our lifetime. With so much time spent dreaming, doesn’t it make sense that our dreams are somehow relevant to our life? Find out why we dream and if dreams act as a bridge to our emotions…
The meaning of dreams has been a classic debate in scientific laboratories and psychologists offices for thousands of years. In the earliest centuries, interpreting dreams occurred in the context of religion and philosophy. Then came the famed psychologist Sigmund Freud, who believed dreams were wish fulfillments arising from our unconscious psyche.
Today, researchers are more inclined to believe that dreams are simply the result of physiological stimulations that occur during sleep. With no one clear answer, what can we really learn from our dreams? Are they truly prophetic, or something much simpler?
What does dreaming with baby mean?
Dreaming of babies may represent an immature aspect of yourself or a new aspect of yourself that is still maturing or developing. It may also symbolize a part of you that is feeling neglected or needs to be nurtured, loved and accepted by you.
Alternately, a baby may represent someone that is acting like a baby or someone who is naïve or innocent (possibly you).
Dreaming with snakes
Dreams about snakes can mean many different things to different people, depending on the type, location, what it is doing and your association with snakes in waking life.
What does dreaming with cheating mean?
Dreams of a cheating partner are among the most common dreams reported. These dreams are often so emotionally disturbing that it’s not unusual to accuse your partner of cheating when you wake up. In reality, cheating dreams are often related to your own low self-esteem or guilty conscience.
Dreaming with killing
To dream of killing someone or that you are being murdered may suggest that your unconscious is trying to kill off an unpleasant or unneeded aspect of yourself.
Dreams about murder may be releasing repressed rage or anger towards someone or something, possibly yourself. You may want to put an end to your relationship with the person being murdered.
What does dreaming with airplane mean?
Dreams about airplanes, like dreams about all modes of transportation, may be addressing the path you are on in life, how fast you are moving and how much you are in control of your life. Consider what the plane is doing, who you are and where you are on the plane for further insight.
Flying dreams are one of the top 10 dream themes reported by dreamers and may symbolize feeling “high”, being happy in general or feeling good about something specific in waking life.
What does it mean to dream of Death or Dying?
Dreaming of death or dying may symbolize a phase in your life has come to an end and something new is beginning.
What does dreaming with mother mean?
What does it mean to dream about your Mother or Mother-in-Law?
If you are a woman, your mother or mother-in-law may be representing an aspect of yourself that you need to examine more closely.
If you are a man, your mother or mother-in-law may represent your anima, or the feminine aspects within you which are often repressed and need to be accepted and incorporated within as part of the process of individuation or becoming whole.
What does a dream about a Wedding mean?
The meaning of Wedding dreams may vary depending on whether you are already married or want to be and how you feel about marriage in general.
What do water dreams mean
Water is one of the most common dream symbols and is usually associated with the emotions and the unconscious. Large bodies of water (ocean, lake, pool) usually represent the unconscious itself.
Dreaming with Shoes
What does it mean to dream about Shoes?
A dream about shoes may symbolize how you are moving forward on your career path or spiritual path in life.
What does dreaming with driving mean?
Dreams about driving may represent the control you have over where you are going in life. Remember that the Driver is the one making decisions about the direction taken and how fast you get there. Are you driving or are you a passenger?
Dreaming with bathroom
As in waking life, when in the bathroom in a dream you are often dealing with the unpleasant, intimate aspects of life: relieving yourself, elimination of wastes, cleansing yourself, etc. In dreams, additional obstacles or unfortunate circumstances are usually a factor. These might include: being unable to find the bathroom, a lack of privacy, having no toilet paper available, a dirty bathroom or a clogged or overflowing toilet.
What does dreaming with knife mean?
Dreams about knives may suggest that there is something in your life that needs to be cut out; you may need to cut ties or sever a relationship with someone; or a habit or negative behavior needs to be stopped or ‘cut out’.
May suggest cutting something into smaller pieces to make it easier to deal with, digest or understand.
Dreaming with Family
Family members in a dream can mean many different things. They may simply be themselves and the dream may be dealing with some aspect of your family life or your relationship with these family members. Consider the dynamics and interpersonal relationships within the dream and how they may be different from waking life. There may be an important lesson to learn about yourself and/or your relationship with your family.
Family members may also be representing aspects of yourself. For instance, your mother may be representing your own maternal instincts and your father may represent the authoritarian or the aspect of yourself that tells you what you should do. When you dream of your parents, siblings and cousins, etc., ask yourself what trait or characteristic comes to mind when you think about them – they may be representing this aspect of yourself or be telling you that you need to incorporate this aspect into yourself.
What does dreaming with naked mean?
The clothes we wear in waking life help identify us – they represent how we want others to see us. Clothes also hide our imperfect bodies, and metaphorically, our emotional and psychological imperfections. When we aren’t wearing clothes we are stripped of our identity and others can see us as we really are.
If you experience negative emotions when naked in your dreams
Dreaming with Teeth
In waking life teeth have two purposes; to chew our food to take in nourishment and to make us look better. Dreams about teeth then, may suggest there is something you need to chew over or think about more or you may be concerned about your appearance and how other perceive you.
What does dreaming with clothes mean?
The clothes you wear in dreams may represent the side of yourself that you choose to show the world; your outer personality or Persona. Consider the parts of the body that are being covered up or revealed for further insight into what you are concealing and/or revealing to others. Also consider the color of the apparel or item of clothing.