Tunnels are very fascinating dream symbols that some think they connect the dreamer to their unconscious. In my own experience a subway tunnel emerged for me when I was transition from one phase in my life – from one stage to another. However this is not the case for everyone.
Like most dream symbols they are specifically designed for the dreamer during a specific time in ones life. What makes the tunnel such a highly symbolic image is the fact its located underground, that connects one part with another, shows light at the end, and the passage is narrow.
Since our dreams like to use images in metaphors relating to our lives what might the tunnel be suggesting?
- Passage or pathway
- One phase to another
- Birth canal
- Spiritual connection
Tunnel Dream Meaning
The tunnel can be directly linked to our unconscious mind – the reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that are outside of our conscious awareness. An image that could imply entering parts about who you are that is not fully understood, often related to a past experience that is not fully integrated with your psyche.
Tunnels are absent of light hence why it remains unknown and dark. Like most misunderstood feelings or emotions tunnels encourage the dreamer to navigate though the darkness in order to find light at the end of the tunnel.
Alternatively the tunnel might appear in your dreams as the connection between the conscious and unconscious. An image that emerges when you are finding more about yourself and who you really are in this world – a pathway to the unconscious. Depending the context of the dream the tunnel could be the gateway to explore a traumatic experience in your life.
Tunnels Spiritual Meaning
Metaphysically speaking what we might call our spiritual body or energy body might be connected to the image of the tunnel. Chakras from Sanskrit translates to “wheel” or “disk,” but references a spiritual energy center within the human body. The tunnel takes on a similar shape as a spinning whirling energy within – composed of 7 wheels vibrating in the body. The tunnel might be related to activation of one of these 7 chakras in your body.
Tunnel Dream: The Womb
Similar to the cave and underground passage that leads to somewhere unknown or unexplored. A symbol that relates to the impregnability of the unconscious – the inner search to find meaning in your life. Metaphorically speaking the cave similar to tunnels are symbols of the womb of Mother Earth, the place of birth, fertility and love. It can also be a phallic symbol or represent the vagina entering the womb.