Lake dream meaning
Anytime water appears in our dreams whether it be a large body such as an ocean, or something as small as your neighbourhood pool — the iconic image of water points towards the dreamers emotions.
Unlike the vast ocean in our dreams that bridges the unconscious conscious emotions, the lake however contains a very mysterious and spiritual properties within it.
The lake in our dream represents the feminine energy, a powerful symbol of sexuality that contains a deeper meaning if the dreamer is male. What cannot be seen underneath in our dreams becoems home to the mystical side of the dreamer that needs to be explored. Another powerful meaning of what a lake represents in our dreams would reflect abundance and fertility, but can also be a symbol of death and rebirth within the dreamer.
How the lake appears provides many clues to help point the dreamer closer to the meaning.
Spiritual meaning of lakes in dreams
To properly understand the true significance of the lake in your dream you will first need to break down overlooked details such the stillness, mood and color.
One of the reasons why the lake connects to fertility would be due to the fact that fish are inseparable from the lake. Fish in our dreams is known to be one of the most iconic symbols that connects with spiritual side of the dreamer. The fish are like messengers within the water that come from the unconscious mind — just because you may not have seen them in your dream you might be getting closer to this hidden part of you.
The lake also has a strong connection with the dreamers sense of idenity. Taking into consideration its reflecting power, the lake in your dream become a mirror for self-contemplation as well as a chance for revelation. In a psychological sense the lake in your dream can also be seen as a creative source of power.
Did you swim in the lake?
Swimming in a lake in your dream symbolizes a rebirth within the dreamer; a connection with the unconsciousness and divinity. Swimming in dreams is a very positive sign that tranquility and calmness will soon emerge in your life.
Lake dream meaning
If the lake is calm in your dream it becomes a positive omen reflection the mind of the dreamer. Unlike the oceans rough and turbulent waves that donates emotional imbalance, a calm lake reflects tranquility and mystery. Whenever the dreamer swims or observes in the lake at night it becomes more mysterious; a connection with unconscious feminine and the forceful yin energy, the dreamer is now becoming balanced.
Another positive symbol would emerge when the dreamer will notice a beautiful lake. In our dream a beautiful lake represents a part of the mind that is responsible for the creative, tranquility and divine. It’s natural beauty reflects some area of the dreamer that is now becoming explored.
Difference between a pond and a lake
In our dream there is a major difference between a pond and a lake — ponds in our dreams are often seen as symbols of transformation because of its connection with frogs, tadpoles, koi fish etc.. The pond in your dream emerges when change is on the horizon. Drowning in a pond in your dream suggests that this particular area in your life is emotionally consuming you stopping you from transitioning.
Biblical meaning of lake in dreams
The lake of fire appears in both ancient Egyptian and Christian religion as a place of after-death punishment of the wicked. The bible makes reference to the lake with Luke 5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret. However, in Revelation 20:14 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire“.
The biblical meaning of a lake in your dreams can go either way depending the context; a lake filled with fire would be a negative omen, but one that is peaceful and calm connects you to the higher source.