Nobody knows exactly the true purpose of dreaming. It’s possible that our dreams are used for humans to consolidate its memories for things that happened the day before. Once in the dream state, it’s also possible that our brain pulls information that we need and disregards the stuff that we don’t. Many researchers feel that our dreams are like a noise in the background that is thought out and organized.
This would mean that our dreams are simply the brain’s way of making sense of unexpected transmissions happening during our sleep. Depending on the person, some will have the ability to control their dreams better than others.
These are the people that can make situations in their dream by thinking of an event just before they pass out on the pillow. It is a proven fact that humans need sleep to function properly the next day. If you so happen to be sleep-deprived, you will be more prone to suffer from hallucinations or a physical breakdown.
Even with scientific study on dreams we really dont understand the true meaning of dreams. It’s really up to the dreamer to make a judgement call. For the most part we have the people who believe in dreams and the ones who don’t. It’s a hard debate to convince somebody when we don’t have actual proof.
Many people still think that we just dream so our brain filters out the junk we don’t need; where the rest think that it’s something magical. If you allow your mind to open up and try to embrace your dreaming capability, your powers are endless.
Meaning Of Dreams
Remembering your dreams is the first step. The second step is trying to remember and record your dreams. To fully gain insight to your dreams, you must remember that dream interpretation is similar to riding a bike for the first time, or learning a new language. Starting this new exploration into to the mind requires little work, because here at Dream Dictionary, we’ve put together 5000 words and symbols for the dreamers needs.
If you are the person who forgets your dreams when you wake up, then you have to follow a couple of steps to get started. The first step is to make sure you don’t rush out of bed when you get up from your sleep. The very moment you wake up you must take your time and think what events happened in your dream. You must put down every single detail even if you don’t find it relevant. The second step is to have a dream journal by your bed and write down what symbols you remember. The third step is recall your dreams in a backward sequence. Basically, start from the last event or feeling that you remember, and then go as far back as you can possibly remember. You must keep the last thought sort of like taking a picture. Also, this takes time and practice, and can be quite frustrating at times. Once you become good, you will be able to strengthen your dream memory, and later on, it will become as easy as breathing.
Dream Meaning: Jung vs Freud
The two famous psychiatrists that come to people’s minds when we analyze our dreams are Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. These men single handedly changed the way we look at and interpret dreams and dreaming.
Even though Carl Jung was Freud’s predecessor, they both had totally different views on the whole matter. In today’s world we are more open to Jung’s way of looking at dream analysis and disregard Freud.
To make it simple, Freud believed that our dreams are manifestations of our deepest darkest sexual desires that we have hidden in us. Jung, on the other hand, had a more simple approach to it; he believed that we can all interpret our dreams ourselves and each dream has a meaning behind it. Though, it doesn’t necessarily mean we have darkest sexual desires attached to every symbol.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. – Carl Jung
My husband recently passed away. The last two nights I’ve had the same dream where he is with me on the couch. He starts to get sick and vomits on my head. He died of end stage rectal cancer. What could this mean?
I Dream every night of being in this beautiful house all alone. I do see a lake or stream. But I’m alone and have no clue why I’m there.
Two nights in a row I dreamed my ex-husband was back. it was so real that I woke up and felt the opposite side of the bed to make sure he wasn’t there. What could this mean. it scared me.
I have a recurring dream of going back to a pass workplace at the present. while there I see and talk to past friends, most of them have died. I even ask one in my dream, “I thought you were dead” which he replied “I am” in a very relaxed tone. I dream of many people who have died, quite often sometimes every night in different situations.
last night i had a dream of my brothers leg was falling off and it was just left with a bone sticking out which he had to run on and at the hospital he had to have a fake leg put on
Hi The Dreamer, I have been having a dream for the past 2 nights. My husband past away last year July from a palminary embulazim. My dream keeps changing scenes aswell. I am first in front of a door leading out a house and I hear my son crying and pleading. I stepped forward and saw a van then the scene changed to looking from above a horrific scene of a baby screaming and being shaken violently then change scene to being in bed with the new man in my life who is holding me tight which allows me to… Read more »
I had a unusual dream I was sleeping whit a white cat in my arms was incredible real whe I wake up my arms where in that position.
A few days back I had a dream were I was lying down on my back and I was surrounded by four women. Three of them were black and one was white. The white lady was busy feeding me glasses and I kept chewing but I did not get hurt. This is quite bizarre for me because I have never dreamt of something like this and I cannot stop thinking about this dream. I have been beating my head trying to figure out what could it imply. Please help
Are you male or female? How and where was she feeding you?
I have been having dreams about my current partner. I think I know the meaning of my past dreams so I’ll focus on my most recent dreams. The first one, I received a call from an unknown lady who said that he caught my partner cheating. In my dream, I was doubting her so she said, “You don’t want to believe? Why don’t you ask your partner directly?” Then she hung up. In real life, I saw that he was part of a facebook group that has members seraching for a lover or life partner. When I saw that, he… Read more »
The unknown lady could be you or what is unconscious to you in the relationship. Phones are a symbol of communication that might be blocked. Cheating could mirror feeling cheated in some way in the relationship, an aspect of trust that has been broken.
The second dream seems to be mirroring what is currently transpiring in your life at the moment.
“Are they telling me that I should not pursue my partner anymore?” This is something you need to figure out and nobody else.
Thank you for replying. I’ve been very concerned because I’ve been dreaming about my partner and since I remember my dreams even without writing them down, I think these dreams might be telling me something that perhaps I’ve overlooked or ignored about my partner.
This morning I dozed off and had this vivid dream. I was in a small boat with my daughter on a lake. The boat suddenly capsized. As I went into the water I saw clearly the edge of the boat submerging and realized it was not going to right itself, and that it was sinking with me. I couldn’t see my daughter and was worried about her. The water was emerald green and clear with sunlight filtering down. I had a life vest on, it was tight, but I was sinking fast, which surprised me. The water was only about… Read more »
The dream is definitely symbolic that seems to contain a lot of unconscious elements to it. I am not sure what the dream is directly hinting at but it seems to direct you towards the emotional side of you, or what is unconscious. The depths of the oceans often connect the dreamer to the emotional unconscous, however the lake is a still body of water, a powerful feminine energy (sexuality/male) – becoming introverted; giving up on trying, or expressing oneself. I think this is why your daughter was on the boat with you; unless this has something to do with… Read more »
Thanks for that. I have a lot going on right now, not sure what part relates to the dream though. I’m going to have to think about the life vest angle.
Welcome. It remains hidden to you so it something that needs time to resonate within you. Pay attention to the events to unfold in the near future and keep an open mind.
Hi, I’m Jelke. Last night, I had a strange dream. Before coming to a forum, I had written it down, so I’ll just copy and paste it here. If anybody could help me decode it, that would be appriciated. I woke up next to my girlfriend in her bed. I saw the bed was the wrong way around. I told her the bed was positioned wrong, so this had to be a dream. Her eyes and mouth turned into round, black holes and she grabbed me. Her arms extended and pushed me into a black hole so far that I… Read more »
Hello Jelke welcome to dream dictionary. It sounds as if you experienced what some might call “false awakenings” or a dream within a dream (see article: dream within a dream). I dont see anything in the dream that would allude to it being symbolic, however Beds are symbolic in the sense that it connects you towards intimacy, relationships and the unconscious part of you (see bed dreams in the search bar). I did notice one part though that you mentioned bed was positioned wrong; a symbol that can be metaphorically related to your relationship. Question: Do you astral project or… Read more »
I have changed jobs 4 times during my 30+ year career and was laid off from the first, third and fourth companies. My last layoff came in 2017 at the age of 60. I wasn’t happy about the circumstances and viewed that last exit as the death of my career, and I am now enjoying a new job but with a lot less money, and thought all was well until I started dreaming about layoffs roughly six weeks ago. These dreams occur almost every night and the one constant is that I have just been let go but can’t get… Read more »
Hello Randall, thank you for the information as it better helps decode the dream. Question. Does the job you have now provides you with a company vehicle? Is the termination located at your new job in your dream? The office buildings might have appeared to be related to things we metaphorically build in our lives; a sub construct (mind/psyche) relating to principles, relationships, beliefs (see building dreams in the search bar). In your case this might related to your career, the feeling of discomfort as you walk (unconsciously explore) your past. If you notice everything is gone. What does this… Read more »
Hi, Im Rose. Last night I dreamt of preparing for an event. As I dressed up and about to do my face and hair, I was surprised and got so worried to find me partially bald. The lower back and left side portion of my head, probably an inch above left ear has absolutely no hair. What does this probably mean?
Events are actually considered very positive yet enigmatic symbols that direct you towards the unconscious self – unification or meetings of these unconscous aspects that are within the dreamer. Hair usually tends to related to our thoughts, wisdom, confidence, youth (see hair dreams) as a bald patch would be related to a loss or lack of growth within you. If you noticed it showed you on the “left”; opposite to right (positive) the left (lower back)is behind you, neglected or forgotten.
I had a few friends over in my house, as you do! Socialising than another person who I knew extremely well showed up and left sooner rather them later, a quick visit. Later on in the evening, I asked everyone to leave. This was due to having work commitments the next day. Went to bed and fell asleep. In my sleep my father who had passed away came to me in my dream. He told me to move my money, which was in my house. On waking up, I moved my money into another hiding place before going to work.… Read more »
Hello peter welcome to dream dictionary. These dreams are called precognitive dreams. “I knew its a warning but from my dead father does this actually happen often” In my experience yes. However, many of the symbols/images can be decoded metaphorically and is rarely spot on. I too have received warnings in my dreams from my granny before I was held up at gunpoint; maybe they specifically come when we might be in danger. Money is a very common gift to received from our dead loved ones (see receiving gifts from the dead) so I find that quite intriguing. Why? I… Read more »
i imagined me and my friends as superheroes but i was the only princess wich was elsa after that it transitioned to me eating lobster with percy jackson characters and i was one of them but i dont know which one then after that it transitioned to us fighting against this unstoppable piece of paper so then i had to eat it to defeat it.what do you think it means?
Last night i had about multiple different of dreams but the only two stuck to me because they related to eachother . the first one was that my ex had texted me and i dismissed it by saying ‘why are you texting me you’re in a relationship ‘ then his girlfriend replied through his account talking about how hes not allowed to text girls because then he will cheat . after that he just kept on bugging and i told him i couldnt text him no more cause im in a relationship . then in my next dream my boyfriend… Read more »
My husband had a dream that he was in a swimming pool with me and most of his children but his oldest daughter kept standing near the pool and just looking at all of us with a disgusted kinda look on her face? He said every time he fell back to sleep and woke up that the same dream kept on repeating itself? What does this mean?
Would you be able to provide me with more details if possible? I would be hard to say what it might be hinting at with little or no information. The only thing that stands out that he can examine is the fact that his daughter had reaction might relate to something that happened.
Dreams can easily be manipulated by bad spirits, so don’t put stock in what your dream might mean. For many years, I was focused on religion as a quest, a pilgrimage, a constant striving to be closer to God. I was too open to things that I thought could bring me closer to Him, instead of focusing simply on my faith in Him. I never would have messed around with a Ouija board, but I didn’t realize that a lot of the things that I was open to were just Ouija boards in another form. I was always looking for signs… Read more »
To be more specific.Me my sister and some random girl were riding on top of a plane, a nuclear bomb dropped so we landed and the girl disappeared ( her name was Natile and I did have a sister.I never met who sides named Natile). We got underground and got separated into groups, me, my sister, and my brother, in one group. My mom as my baby brother I’m another. Then my oldest brother by himself. We stayed underground for five years then got separated into.different groups again me, my baby brother, and my mom, in one, everyone else in… Read more »
I had a dream I traveled to India then got caught up in a war. I got separated from my family then had to stay underground for 10 years.
The underground would be a representation of the unconsciousness. It might imply unconscious fears relating to your family. Was their a divorce in your family? If not what could the separation remind you of. Going up the staircase is a positive symbol that might suggest you are out of this problem.