Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious. Every night, every person on Earth experiences different dreams and sensations during sleep. Sometimes those imaginary images appear clear and understandable, and sometimes the subconscious tries to send us deeper and vaguer messages.
Dream interpretation has been around for centuries, and was first interpreted by people who were known to have spiritual powers. Nowadays you can find many articles online that cite various conclusions about dreams, but a lot of them don’t have science backing them up.
Psychologists believe that our dreams can tell us important facts about our lives and what goes on in our subconscious mind. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the important things you should pay attention to when you see them in your dreams.
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Emergency, warning, anger.
It is the symbol of the passion of love, the anger, the desires, the emotions, the kind that burns the heart down, the desire for devastation, a particular process of growth and a change that can affect everything.
Fire in dreams is interpreted as an emergency situation. A catastrophic development. The process of our life in every stage of our life that leaves nothing but the ashes! Based on how the fire appears in your dream, the interpretation changes like playing with fire is interpreted as a warning situation. And starting the fire the sign of anger!
Termination, change, ending.
Dreaming of death is more common than most people admit. As morbid as it feels, to dream of death usually symbolizes the ending of something.
Death is the termination of ego parts. There is the death of anxiety and anger. The death of a situation. There is the death of an idea allowing for the birth of another. Dreaming of death or dying can be a psychological aspect of working on tremendous changes in emotions.
If you dream of a distant fire, this means you desire for transformation. However, if you’re playing with fire or dream of starting one, this means you’re repressing your anger.
If you see death in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: Were you the one who died? Was it a loved one? These dreams can also be guidance from a departed loved one trying to give comfort.
Lack of control, danger, anxiety.
A very common dream is one in which the person feels like they are falling. This may be your subconscious’s way of telling you that things are getting way too out of control in your life.
You may be afraid of failure or that some of your riskier life choices may be coming back to bite you in the end.
If falling is a recurring symbol in your dreams, it is probably a good indicator that you need to focus on anxiety-fighting activities in your day-to-day life, such as meditation or yoga.
Growth, development, changes.
Both men and women can have dreams about being pregnant, surprisingly. This dream indicates that you’re birthing new ideas and creations into the world. It might also indicate your feelings about some other change or goal in your life. It can be geared to future projects and desires.
If you are pregnant in the dream that doesn’t mean you actually are (though it doesn’t mean you’re not). Dreams are typically metaphoric and symbolic. Pregnancy is often thought to represent a creative process. If there’s something like a project or goal you’re working toward, it may be represented by a dream pregnancy.
Immobility, growth, unrest.
Just as a vehicle can get stuck in the mud, a person can symbolically get stuck in the mud as well. If you are dreaming of mud, your mind is revealing that you feel stuck in your current life choices and that it may be time to break free.
Mud also symbolizes growth and rebirth. Much like a flower growing in soil, mud is your reminder that you too can start over with any aspect of your life that you are unhappy with.
You may also be feeling unsettled about things. This inner feeling of unrest is in direct correlation with the experience of being stuck, and likely requires a change of pace.
Concealment, secrets, disappointment.
If you dream about boxes, your subconscious is trying to reach out to you about concealment. Either you may fear that there is something important that is being hidden from you, or you may be keeping a secret from others around you.
Even more than that, if you open a box in your dream, it may be your way of saying that you are ready to reveal a secret.
And if you look inside the box to find it empty, you are likely experiencing feelings of disappointment in your life.
Fate, journeying, simplicity.
Life can be complicated with many metaphorical roads that we can potentially take. Dreaming about a single road is your mind’s way of telling you to simplify things.
Eliminate the drama that can quickly take over daily life. Instead, focus on your own specific journey.
Fortunately, you are someone who believes in fate and that your path is leading you somewhere very specific and wonderful. Don’t be afraid to embrace your journey, and enjoy the knowledge that everything will work out in the end.
8. CAR ACCIDENT
Stuck in problems, procrastination.
If you dream of a car accident, you need to pay attention, especially if you are the one involved in the accident. Such a dream may indicate that you have a lot of anger about something that’s bothering you and your peace of mind.
You need to pause for a second and take the time to solve what is on your mind because not dealing with the issue hinders you and doesn’t allow you to move forward in life.
In addition, it is possible that being involved in a car accident can foretell another factor that will hold you back in life, and it’s important to be aware of such an option.
Aging, appearance, health.
For many people who have experienced dreams involving teeth, they may have felt something much more akin to a nightmare, with their teeth either breaking or falling out.
Teeth symbolize a fear of getting older, and possibly even death. A great way to combat this fear is by trying to live each day to the fullest, and by leading a positivity-driven life.
This may also be your subconscious telling you that you are too concerned about your appearance and not enough about your health. After all, it isn’t about how you look so much as it is about how you feel.
Letting off, cleaning, moving forward.
Dreaming of waterfalls or a large body of water is a very good omen. Water symbolizes purity and cleansing.
In general, most of interpreters would agree that dreams about seeing a waterfall represent the process of letting of something. It could be the past as a whole; it could be sad memories, bad habits you stick to, old habits that require change, people in the life and so many more.
However, ask yourself the size of the waterfall or body of water. Was it in a bright location surrounded by trees or somewhere dark and dreary? This will give insight to how you perceive new beginnings.
11. BEING CHASED
Avoidance, unfulfilled dream, unresolved issues.
Dreams about being chased can have several meanings. People that tend to avoid conflict, who are afraid of ruffling feathers or causing issues will have the recurring dream of being chased.
Pay attention to what is chasing you, since it points to whatever you try to avoid in real life. Things like debt, addiction, talking out a problem with your spouse, or applying for jobs might be hidden reasons behind this dream. Or, it could point to an unfulfilled dream that keeps trying to chase you down because you haven’t worked toward achieving your goals.
Some scientists believe that dreams about running away from someone might just be our survival instincts kicking in since we had to run from predators at some point. If you have unresolved issues with someone, it might be your brain’s way of telling you to run to avoid a threat.
Boldness, release, positivity.
While many of us might wish we could fly, even more people have actually dreamed that they could. Flying shows that you are ready to make bold choices in your life.
There are a lot of pressures that come from the daily grind – either in your relationships or at work – and you seek some kind of release. You not only wish you could fly away from your problems, but you wish you could fly above them.
Keeping a positive attitude and making strong choices will both help you to gain this much-needed release.