(Also see Stew)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is an indication of stable relationships and firm commitments.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
3. Good times. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the canteen is full, you are capable of quenching your own thirst and tending to your own needs.
If the canteen is empty, you are going through a creative dry spell, processing feelings of lack, and you are thirsting for acceptance, support, and/or creative inspiration. See Thirst.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2. Feelings of being overwhelmed, drained.
3. Conﬂict in domestic affairs. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Division often points to the individuality of the dreamer, because individuality is indivisible.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The Poseidia Institute of Virginia Beach, Va., have run a number of group ‘mutual dreaming’ experiments. Although the Institute suggests very positive results, a critical survey of the dreams and reports reveals a lack of hard evidence. Like other areas of ESP dreaming, it can seldom ever be willed. But the dreams did show themes related to problems regarding intimate meeting. Also, some of the dreams were directly about the goal of dream meeting, as in the following example.
Example: ‘I find the group of people I am looking for. There were maybe six or more people. They were asleep on mattresses except for two or three. These were awake and waiting for me, and wearing small pointed hats such as Tibetan Lamas wear. In the dream I realised this meant they had achieved sufficient inner growth to remain awake in sleep. We started to communicate and were going to wake the others’ (Tom C). See dream as a meeting place.
the dream as extended perception Even everyday mental functions such as thought and memory occur largely unconsciously. During sleep, perhaps because we surrender our volition, what is left of self awareness enters the realm where the nine-tenths of the iceberg of our mind is active. In this realm faculties can function which on waking seem unobtainable.
1- Extending awareness to a point distant from the body, to witness events confirmed by other people. This is often called out of body experience (OBE), but some of these experiences suggest the nature of consciousness and time may not be dualistic (having to be either here or there). See out of body experience.
2-Being aware of the death or danger of a member of family. Kinship and love seem to be major factors in the way the unconscious functions. See dead people dreams.
3-Seeing into the workings of the body and diagnosing an illness before it becomes apparent to waking observation. Dr Vasali Kasatkin and Professor Medard Boss have specialised in the study of such dreams. In a recent dream told to me, a man looked back into a bedroom and saw a piece of the wall fall away. Waves of water gushed from a main pipe.
The dreamer struggled to hold back the piece of broken pipe. Within two weeks his colon burst and he had to have a major operation. See meditation.
4-Access to a computer-like ability to son through a massive store of information and experience to solve problems. These dreams are often confused with precognitive ability. Prediction does occur from these dreams, but it arises, as with weather prediction, from a massive gathering of information, most of which we have forgotten consciously. Monon Schatzman, in a New Scientist anicle, showed how subjects can produce answers to complex mathematical problems in their dreams. See dream process as computer; creativity and problem solving in dreams.
5-Tapping a collective mind which stores all experience, and is sensed as godlike or holy. See dream as spiritual guide.
It seems likely that before the development of speech the human animal communicated largely through body language. Some dreams suggest we still have this ability to read a person’s health, sexual situation, intentions and even their past, through body shape, posture and tiny movements. See postures, movement and body language.
See Cayce, Edgar; collective unconscious; wife under family. See also hallucinations. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Depth Psychology: This little flower is reminding you of an emotional relationship from the past; or you feel terribly neglected by someone you like very much.... Dreamers Dictionary
See also Flowers.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
• Your sense of responsibility is overwhelmed and you feel you’re in danger of forgetting something important in your waking life. You may feel you’re not up to the job you’ve been given to do.
• It can also symbolise an unconscious desire to leave something behind e.g. you forget where you live because you don’t want to go home.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: You have maneuvered yourself into a difficult situation because you are on the wrong track or were led astray. Find a solution—quickly!... Dreamers Dictionary
• Sometimes dreams of being lost can relate to changes in your life that you’ve not yet adjusted to or acknowledged to yourself e.g. an unwanted divorce.
• Have you lost your way? Are you lacking in purpose and direction? Facing the confusion and getting help to clarify your options should get you back on track.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
The dream may also mean getting out of an unpleasant situation in good shape, but don’t “run over” other people and expect that they will accept your plan or idea. Running over somebody with your car: your carelessness will cost you money.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being run over by a train, ear, or machine: you have maneuvered yourself into a situation that vou can’t handle.... Dreamers Dictionary
It reveals your desire to get moving after a state of rest. The intention of activity, the start of projects with renewed vigor. To get up after a fall signifies the strength to want to move forward despite difficulties.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your dreams often feature themes of illness or loss of strength and you are concerned by these, see your doctor by all means; the chances are, however, that you feel unable to meet some internal or external commands in waking life. In your dreams, your unmet goals and high standards are making you ill. But dreams in which you have boundless energy and physical power seem to be telling you that you are capable of far more than you realize. In some cases, as with people who are seriously ill or disabled, dreams of extraordinary energy and good health are compensatory or wish- fulfillment dreams.
If, in your dream, you are weak because you have lost weight, this can suggest concern about body image but it can also indicate possessive, demanding behavior from the people in your life. Conversely, gaining weight and strength may show an excessive need for their approval and a childish need for instant gratification. Finally, if other people are watching either your feats of strength or growing weakness in your dream, this suggests that you are preoccupied with themes of competition. Who or what are you trying to compete with, surpass or vanquish?... The Element Encyclopedia
The vegetable in dreams has a positive meaning, since it announces success in negotiations and satisfaction in love. It also provides the accomplishment of the most hidden desires, in general, the end of some type of badness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To hear others repeating them, implies dissembling among your friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dream that you are yourself repeating incantations for some ulterior purpose, it betokens an opportunity that you will have for an underhanded act which will bring you temporary success.... The Complete Dream Book
(Also see Drunkenness; Marijuana)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dream may also represent the unification of formerly separate or opposite aspects of yourself, such as the masculine and feminine sides of your personality.... My Dream Interpretation
Changing into any animal form reflects moving backward into more primal ways of thinking and behaving.
The type of creature portrayed in the dream will help you to determine what aspect of your personality is returning to this wildness.
Communion with the astral realm. Shamans often transform into animals to travel in the spirit world.
Because folklore portrays this as a lunar phenomenon, this may be an alternative emblem of the moon.
Taking after your family in ways that are not necessarily complimentary.
The ancients often believed that lycanthropy was hereditary.... The Language of Dreams
If you dream that you are reduced to Begging in the streets, it shows that your affairs are prospering.
To dream that you are accosted in the street by a Beggar is a sign of difficulty ahead; if you assist the person, you will overcome your trouble by means of a good friend who will help you.... Mystic Dream Book
Depth Psychology: Are you suffering from feelings of inferiority or have others not satisfied your ego?... Dreamers Dictionary
If the dwarf is pleasant in personality and appearance, it means you will be popular and rise to the top in life.
It is also an omen of excellent physical health and good finances in your future.
If you dream of someone you know becoming a midget, their friendship is positive and will bring you many pleasures.
If you dream of ugly or mean midgets, a real-life situation is currently making you feel confused or distressed.... My Dream Interpretation
2- Precious metals are usually found in nuggets in a raw state. Often gold will represent the masculine, and silver the feminine. So, to find either in a dream signifies finding a part of ourselves that we did not know existed. It may be in a rough state, but with work can be made into something beautiful.
3- Spiritually a nugget will represent knowledge, power and psychic ability.
It is the kernel of an idea or concept.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dreamed of adjusting a radio dial or television remote control to find a particular station or channel, perhaps your dreaming mind portrayed you as trying to tune into your intuition. A dream in which you channel surf may suggest your waking restlessness or boredom. As well as helping us stay abreast of current events, radios and televisions also offer mental stimulation and DVDs and VCRs allow us to record anything we want at a time that suits us.
If you dreamed of listening to a radio broadcast, TV program or trying to record a specific program, always try to recall its subject matter.
If it was a faithful replica of a something you saw and heard on television or radio last night, your dreaming mind is simply playing out the images again in your sleep or perhaps reproving you for watching rather than living life.
If it was a variation of the program’s theme or you felt deeply involved with the program (which may or may not have been an exact rerun of the original), the chances are that it reveals a facet of your waking life, or news from within yourself. Did you identify with one of the characters, or with a specific situation or topic in the show, because you have found yourself in a similar state in the past or fear that you will in the future? Alternatively, if you dream about radio or television program but do not feel that involved in the action, your unconscious could be providing you with light relief from waking anxiety.
If you see yourself on TV, your unconscious may be attempting to communicate emotions and ideas that you feel unable to express in waking life. The image may also arise from a desire for attention or recognition from the people in your life.
If you received static instead of a clear signal, this suggests an inability to make contact with your innermost thoughts. The image would be intensified if you watched a DVD recording of a program, as this indicates memories that are recorded or deeply embedded in your unconscious.
The purpose of TV or radio programs such as talk shows, soap operas or movies—is to entertain, enlighten and divert us from our everyday lives. Your unconscious may have used the plot or situation from an entertainment show of this kind and used it as a vehicle to replay an event in your past or to act out a current concern. Modern dream superstition suggests that if you enjoy dreaming about watching television, you will be successful in life; but if you are bored or upset by what you see, you will be led astray as your lack of concentration will mean you are unable to achieve success.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a young woman to think she is a target, denotes her reputation is in danger through the envy of friendly associates. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A feeling of being a “target” or the object of gossip and unfriendly attention.
3. Aspect of life is being neglected. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Hitting the center of the target means good luck; missing it, bad luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To be shooting at a bull’s-eye could be interpreted as a search for perfection. I’o be aiming at a person could suggest either hatred or sexual desire.
2- Most of us need some kind of motivation in life, and a target as a symbol of our intellectual aspirations may not make much sense until we studv the context of the dream. In a work sense a sales target might suggest our goals arc imposed on us by others. On a more personal note if we were setting someone else a target in dreams, we would need to understand that the other person in the dream is a reflection of part of ourselves.
3- Spiritually a target can have the same significance as the mandala (see .Mandala) and represent the Self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A change of residence.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream of hitting the target, then this is an affirmation that you are right where you are supposed to be, prepared and on track.
If you stray far from your target, then you have allowed yourself to be distracted and this is a sign that it is time to get back on track with your goals, life visions and aspirations.
If you dream of Target, the store, then you are focused on what beliefs you are buying into and looking for a good deal. See Goddess Artemis.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The soul is in the middle, surrounded by spirit, mind, body and finally environment.
To be shooting at a bull’s-eye could be interpreted as a search for perfection. You might also like to consult the entries for arrow, goal and shot / shooting.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be aiming at a person could suggest ‘targeting’ them on an emotional level for our own gratification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we were setting someone else a target in dreams, we would need to understand that the other person in the dream is a reflection of part of ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. Intellectual movement; thoughts and concepts. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Searching for orientation. Are you appearing on TV yourself? Or what are you watching? It is important to know what kind of program is running—the program mirrors your mood.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A television may indicate that it is time to “tell a vision” for the future that you have been carrying around in your mind.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: The TV indicates callous and impersonal coldness, negative emotions that will only spoil your day.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of being on television, then this signifies prominence, success and recognition. Perhaps you are preparing to become more public with your work, mission or life’s purpose. See Actor and Celebrity.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is as though the dreaming mind requires a recognizable intermediary in order to accept the information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream that you are playing a role in the TV show (or appearing on the TV news), something from your unconscious is about to be revealed. It can also mean you are getting ready to play a new role in your life and go down a new path. Seeing things on a television in dreams may also represent memories or scenes from your past.
To dream of seeing static or “snow” on a TV screen represents your refusal to see the truth in a situation. You might believe in someone who is deliberately trying to deceive you.Finally, the show on television may represent worried or troubled feelings you are having in a real-life situation. Also see “Game Show” and “Reality Show”... My Dream Interpretation
If you were pleased or impressed, the dream suggests that you are proceeding along the right lines; otherwise, it carries a warning that you need to resist a tendency to be too easily influenced by others.
Make your own judgments.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is possible that you are observing yourself in an objective manner. In this case, what appears on the screen will tell you a lot about your subconscious. On the other hand, dreaming that the television is on while you are sleeping signifies that you do not control your energy in an appropriate manner. You have a lot of information, but you do not manage to process what is truly important. (See THEATER)
Modern oneiric superstition says that if you enjoy watching television in dreams, you will achieve success. If, on the contrary, the feeling is unpleasant or it bores you considerably, there will be people who will lead you astray.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The line between what is truth and what is fiction is continually blurred, and this has increased with the advent of so-called reality television.
The proximity between yourself and the television in your dream should be considered to represent your current relationship to the impact that television and its content is having on your life. Some people never watch TV, while others are addicted. Where you fit on this continuum will affect how you view this symbol in a dream. First examine the landscape of the dream for an accurate, contextual theme of what messages the dream might be offering you. Then filter this through the perspective that television always presents manufactured truth. Ask yourself how you might be being manipulated by what other people think as opposed to your own authentic notions about life. It may be time to turn the television off and start living life in real time.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are unable to choose which video to play, you need to examine your choices in life or work and give good thought to where you want to go.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A vacant premises or car park can be a suggestion of things to come, although the emptiness may feel desolate whilst you are waiting.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The same is the interpretation of coconut, onion, leek, garlic, ginger, carrots, radish etc.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
According to Jung, usually a reference to eroticism.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
For a young woman to dream that she is preparing vegetables for dinner, foretells that she will lose the man she desired through pique, but she will win a well-meaning and faithful husband. Her engagements will be somewhat disappointing. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Nourishment—usually physical, often spiritual.
3. Modest ﬁnancial rewards. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The shape and type of vegetable and the overall content of the dream need be considered when making interpretation. See also: Food... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of fruit is a complimentary dream to dreaming of vegetables.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If long as carrot, male sexuality: if a woman’s dream, feelings about sex with male; if male dream, his own sexuality. Onion: something to cry about; also the different layers of oneself—inner self, outer self. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If this is a play on words, your subconscious is saying that for some reason you have begun to feel as productive as an inanimate, uprooted vegetable. Get up and become an active participant in life again!
Each vegetable in a dream has a different interpretive value.
For example, a carrot is a masculine emblem that also represents vision and luck. Additionally, as an omen, carrots symbolize forthcoming wealth, health, and happy marriages.
Dreaming of eating celery is an omen of love and affection. Cauliflower growing in a garden foretells increased business prospects, corn might depict a “corny” personality or the promise of improved finances, and beans carry a magical overtone thanks to the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk.”
Root vegetables denote grounding, a connection to your family, and the staples of both spiritual and mundane life.
Jungian: Because vegetables get nourished by all the elements, they represent the depths of the subconscious, the deepest roots, and the fundamental self.
Societal, cultural, or religious limitations. Many vegetables have been shunned because of one of these contexts, such as tomatoes being thought poisonous, or potatoes not being eaten by Puritans because they are not in the Bible.
Eating vegetables in a dream is a portent of odd luck and coincidence on the horizon.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Particularly in women’s dreams, vegetables are a symbol of erotic needs and desires. As a man, do you prefer a young and fresh “thing”?... Dreamers Dictionary
To see vegetables that have withered or aged is an indication that you are sad.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The colour may also be important.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are a vegetarian in your dream, this represents a separate opinion or attitude. A vegetable steamer denotes the preserving of important elements. See also VEGETABLES AND FRUIT.... The Element Encyclopedia
In general, fertility and readiness are associated with ripe and succulent fruit. To see fruit in your dream may therefore signify a period of growth, abundance, sweet reward and financial gain. However, if you dream of fruit that is past its ripeness, it is said to represent a missed opportunity or a loss of fertility. You are thought to be concerned with nourishment, fullness or abundance if you dream of vegetables; or feel you are lacking these things if the vegetables are spoiled or of poor quality. According to Freud, dreams that feature vegetables and fruits may be of a sexual nature, depending on the shape of the vegetable and your feelings in the dream. For Jungians, vegetables are symbols of personal growth indicating the need for spiritual nourishment.
Interpreting the symbolism of fruits and vegetables in your dream depends on how you feel about them in daily life; whether you like them for their taste and nutritional value, or find them dull and boring. You may be projecting a need to feed your body or soul, or reflecting on a dull and not very satisfying part of life. The number, shape, color, taste and type of vegetable or fruit and the overall content and feeling of your dream also need be considered. See also FOOD AND DRINK.... The Element Encyclopedia
In dreams, vegetables can symbolize the most basic human emotions. There may also be an allusion to your diet; in waking life you may not be getting enough fiber, cereals and vegetables. Bear in mind, too, that your own personal associations and preferences concerning specific vegetables will influence your interpretation; for example, if you were forced to eat spinach as a child, you may associate it with punishment. If, however, you have taken personal associations into consideration and they still can’t help you interpret your dream, it may be that your unconscious was drawing from a wider source of symbolism.
For example, if you dreamed of a long, rigid vegetable such as a leek, carrot or cucumber, this could be a phallic symbol referring to intimacy issues in waking life. Also consider the words associated with vegetables such as ’cool as a cucumber’, ’mushrooming’, ’dangling a carrot’, ’peas in a pod’ and ’hot potato’. Because many vegetables grow in the soil, they also have numerous associations with death and rebirth, often being considered as a powerful symbol of spiritual growth. In the broadest sense, vegetables are a connection to your family and community, and represent the goodness you can take from earth.
Vegetables force you down to the depths of your unconscious.
Eating vegetables signifies the taking in of fundamental spiritual nourishment, and in this sense, cooking vegetables can be seen as an alchemical process.
If the vegetables in your dream are overcooked, this could suggest that you are concentrating too long and too hard on a particular problem, or ’overcooking’ a relationship by allowing it to become claustrophobic. On the other hand, cooked or prepared vegetables could refer to ideas which are developing or simply offering themselves to you, ready for growth and nurture. Growing vegetables indicates fertility and renewal. Rotting vegetables are a symbol of death and endings but they are also the precursor to renewal and growth. Seeing rows of neatly planted vegetables in a dream could mean the loss of freewill or the imposition of too rigid a sense of order in your life. Wild vegetables, by the same token, symbolize disorganization. Frozen vegetables show a state of suspended emotional animation, whilst processed vegetables have had some, or all, of their nutrients removed and suggest the dominance of style over substance in waking life.
The color of the vegetable will also be significant. A common dream image presents a variety of vegetables in great abundance for the dreamer to feast on suggesting a desire to enjoy the goodness of nature. However, such dreams may also reflect concerns about your lack of money or abundance. As with fruits, don’t forget that the color, shape, number and condition of the vegetables in your dream will all be significant. See also COLORS; NUMBERS; SHAPES.
If a vegetable, or group of vegetables, featured strongly in your dream and you’d like to know more about the symbolism of vegetables, it might be worth doing some research on the historical, cultural, religious and medicinal significance of specific vegetables to enrich your interpretation. The list on pages 646-48 of specific vegetables and their meanings in dreams is by no means comprehensive.... The Element Encyclopedia
For instance, a patch of brambles can suggest irritating snags to our movement forwards, whereas nettles might represent people actually trying to prevent progress.
The image of vegetation also links with the forest (See Forest).
2- While the obstacles we create may cause difficulty, there is also an underlying abundance and fertility that is available to us. In dreams, a pictorial image can help us to understand this.
To be clearing vegetation, for instance in a vegetable garden, can suggest clearing away that which is no longer of use to us.
3- Vegetation in a dream symbolises abundance and the capacity for growth on a spiritual level.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The dream indicates your hope that your efforts and hard work will “flourish,” and that you will receive just rewards for your labor.... Dreamers Dictionary
To be clearing vegetation, for instance in a vegetable garden, can suggest clearing away that which is no longer of use to us.
If vegetation is sparse enough in dreams for this to be noticeable there is a lack of emotion or passion in us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, a patch of brambles can suggest irritating snags to our movement forwards, whereas nettles might represent people actually trying to prevent progress.
The image of vegetation also links with the forest and with the archetypal image of the jungle.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of a future vision that is foretelling a particular event, then you are perhaps predicting the future.
If you dream that your vision is impaired, then your subconscious mind is giving you the message that you have been short-sighted, and that it is time to step back and see the big picture.
If you dream of having better vision than you normally have, then this dream is showing you that your instincts and intuition is right on; that you are seeing the truth. See Precognitive Dreams and Wish Fulfillment Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The term “vision” can also be used in the sense of an apparition, which in a dream could indicate that a spiritual message is being given to the dreamer.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
3. Possible health issue. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Possible health issue.
3. A need to focus on current issues. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If persons appear to you in visions, it foretells uprising and strife of families or state.
If your friend is near dissolution and you are warned in a vision, he will appear suddenly before you, usually in white garments. Visions of death and trouble have such close resemblance, that they are sometimes mistaken one for the other.
To see visions of any order in your dreams, you may look for unusual developments in your business, and a different atmosphere and surroundings in private life. Things will be reversed for a while with you. You will have changes in your business and private life seemingly bad, but eventually good for all concerned.
The Supreme Will is always directed toward the ultimate good of the race. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- In the half-awake, half-asleep state just before and just after sleep many people experience very strong images which are remembered in a wav that dream images arc not. These could also be called visions.
3- Spiritual manifestations, or rather, manifestations of Spirit, are acccptcd as visions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary