Dad Is Alive In Dream And Dead In Real Life | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Dad Alive Dead Real Life


AFTER-LIFE

Dreams of the after-life represent your awareness of a light at the end of the tunnel. You are recognizing a larger perspective of life beyond the confines of the ego, and that heaven is at hand now. See Death, Heaven and Reincarnation.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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AFTERLIFE

If you dreamed about having a life after death (being a ghost/spirit), this suggests that you are feeling disconnected in some way from life and society. This dream may be a calling for you to move on and abandon your outdated modes of thinking and behavior, and make a positive change in your attitude.... My Dream Interpretation

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ALIVE

If there is someone who is dead in real life that is alive in your dream, then you are realizing that your connection with him or her is still very much alive. See Awake.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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ALIVE

Excessive liveliness in a dream is a warning to guard your resources.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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ALIVE IN THE GRAVE

If a person sees himself as alive in the grave he will either be imprisoned or he will find himself in some straitened circumstances.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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ANESTHETIZED, COLD OR DEAD BODY

The image of an anesthetized body can represent a deadening of feeling, or a loss of passion and creativity in waking life. The same meaning applies to coldness of the body, with the implication of emotional coldness, lack of enthusiasm or distancing oneself from others.

If the coldness is in the lower part of the body, this suggests sexual coldness and again, lack of passion. Coldness in the chest (heart) suggests lack of feelings or feeling cold towards someone.

Cold feet indicate a fear of doing something or indecision. The image of a dead body in a dream depicts feelings and potential to which we have not given expression in daily life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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AURORA BOREALIS

1. Spiritually in tune with god.

2. Feeling peace and love in one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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AURORA BOREALIS

The appearance of the aurora borealis in a dream symbolizes an uplifting of the spirit and feelings of affection and passion.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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AURORA BOREALIS

If you dream of seeing the northern lights and experience a feeling of love and warmth you are probably having a spiritual experience and you should examine all the other symbols found in the dream, no matter how small they are. Usually this feeling of peace and love is an indication that your spiritual state is doing well, but if you are frightened or sad it may be an indication for you to come back into the light of God’s love and care.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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BURIED ALIVE

To dream that you are buried alive. denotes that you are about to make a great mistake, which your opponents will quickly turn to your injury.

If you are rescued from the grave, your struggle will eventually correct your misadventure. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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BURIED ALIVE

(See Burial)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CARRYING THE DEAD

if a person sees himself carrying a dead person in any manner other than the normal manner of carrying a bier or corpse it means he will carry a burden of haraam wealth. Some interpreters say that the same dream could mean that he is spending his wealth on some pervert.

If a person sees himself as carrying a dead person in a normal way it means he will either obey and follow the ruler of the time or he will take upon himself some of his responsibilities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CEREAL

The provisions for something new; see “food”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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CEREAL

Considering a more healthy lifestyle. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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CEREAL

(See Breakfast food)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CEREAL

A quick and easy food for breakfast, cereal may suggest that which brings nourishment and sustenance quickly. Eating a sugary breakfast cereal may comment on your gullibility as well as your poor eating habits.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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CEREAL

To dream that you are eating cereal symbolizes the start of a new endeavor, business venture, or journey. You may also be trying to get yourself more grounded and established in your life. It may simply mean that you are already planning what you will eat the following morning. Often, our minds are filled with numerous ideas that tend to be absorbed into our dreams.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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CEREAL

To dream that you are eating cereal, predicts the start of a new project or new stage in your life. It may also symbolize your need to restore yourself in some basic way.... My Dream Interpretation

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CHANGE OF LIFE

(See Old woman)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CORONA BOREALIS

(See Constellations)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DAD

To see your father in your dream, symbolizes authority and protection. It suggests that you need to be more self-reliant.

A dream that your father is dead forewarns that you need to proceed with caution in conducting your business.

To dream that your father is trying to hurt or kill you, it could reflect a real-life concern about how your father relates to you. Perhaps he has been restricting you in some way, or behaving in a way that threatens your emotional happiness.... My Dream Interpretation

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DADDY

An authoritative figure... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DADDY LONGLEGS

A relative who intends to do an evil work against the innocent... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DEAD

To dream of the dead, is usually a dream of warning.

If you see and talk with your father, some unlucky transaction is about to be made by you. Be careful how you enter into contracts, enemies are around you. Men and women are warned to look to their reputations after this dream.

To see your mother, warns you to control your inclination to cultivate morbidness and ill will towards your fellow creatures.

A brother, or other relatives or friends, denotes that you may be called on for charity or aid within a short time.

To dream of seeing the dead, living and happy, signifies you are letting wrong influences into your life, which will bring material loss if not corrected by the assumption of your own will force.

To dream that you are conversing with a dead relative, and that relative endeavors to extract a promise from you, warns you of coming distress, unless you follow the advice given you. Disastrous consequences could often be averted if minds could grasp the inner workings and sight of the higher or spiritual self.

The voice of relatives is only that higher self taking form to approach more distinctly the mind that lives near the material plane. There is so little congeniality between common or material natures that persons should depend upon their own subjectivity for true contentment and pleasure. Paracelsus says on this subject: ``It may happen that the soul of persons who have died perhaps fifty years ago may appear to us in a dream, and if it speaks to us we should pay special attention to what it says, for such a vision is not an illusion or delusion, and it is possible that a man is as much able to use his reason during the sleep of his body as when the latter is awake; and if in such a case such a soul appears to him and he asks questions, he will then hear that which is true. Through these solicitous souls we may obtain a great deal of knowledge to good or to evil things if we ask them to reveal them to us. Many persons have had such prayers granted to them. Some people that were sick have been informed during their sleep what remedies they should use, and after using the remedies, they became cured, and such things have happened not only to Christians, but also to Jews, Persians, and heathens, to good and to bad persons.’’ The writer does not hold that such knowledge is obtained from external or excarnate spirits, but rather through the personal _Spirit Glimpses_ that is in man.--AUTHOR. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DEAD

Death may be symbolized in different ways; see “blood”, “casket”, “asleep”, and “landlord”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DEAD

See Corpse.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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DEAD

(See Coffin, Corpse).... The Complete Dream Book

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DEAD

If you dreamed that you were dead, this is actually a positive omen. It symbolizes renewal and letting go of an old stage of life. This is also a common dream when you are getting over an illness, and are getting better. However, if you dreamed of dying slowly, you need to drastically change your routine and reenergize your life.

To dream that someone you care about is dead, suggests that you are lacking a certain quality that the loved one represents. Ask yourself what makes this person special or what do you like about them.

It is that very quality that you are lacking in your own relationship or circumstances.

To see dead people in your dream who you do not know in real life, forewarns that you are being influenced by negative people and are hanging around the wrong crowd. This dream may also be a way for you to resolve your feelings with those who have passed on. However, if you spoke with someone who is dead, you may soon hear very good news.

To dream of someone dead coming to life again suggests that you miss them and are trying to relive your old experiences you had with them. Also look up “Zombie”... My Dream Interpretation

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DEAD

(Person / Animal) / Death

(1) Does the dream contain a dead person you actually knew? If so, the dream may mean you should take notice of what he or she said or did, or of what happened to him or her. The dead person is ‘coming back1, not to haunt but to advise and help you.

There’s really nothing ‘spooky1 about meeting dead people in dreams. Such encounters may help you to fulfil a long-desired deep relationship, or to put something right. For example, you may learn to forgive the person and as a consequence get peace and healing for yourself.

(2) If a deceased partner or parent appears in dreams, (1) above may apply. Bear in mind also that the dead do live on - inside us; and that it is important to realize when this is a healthy and life-enhancing thing and when it is purely negative, stunting our own personal development.

If it is the latter, resolve to have it out with the person the next time he or she appears in a dream.

(3) If the dead person in the dream is actually a living person - and especially if that person is your partner or parent or sibling - the dream may be expressing unconscious resentment towards that person, or a desire to be independent. Feelings towards someone close are often ambivalent: love or respect mixed with fear or hatred or resentment or jealousy.

The usual conscious response to such a dream will be anxiety, and you may even feel anxiety in the dream itself. However, Freud was convinced that in such cases anxiety was a cloak for unconscious - because repressed - hostility’. (On the Oedipus complex) See also Murder.

(4) The dead person may be you (and could stand for you even if in the dream he is distinct from the dream ego). In that case, consider the following possibilities:

(a) What is being expressed in the dream may be your own anxiety’ about dying. Death is inevitable, and facing up to that fact may bring great rewards: self-acceptance; new values; a broadening of one’s personality’, compensating for past omissions or lopsidedness and utilizing hitherto neglected personal resources. This would be specially applicable if vou were in the second half of life.

(b) The message may be that y’our old self needs to be left behind. This mav mean that you must stop carrying around with yrou the crippling burden of vour past (irrational guilt-feelings and martyrdom complex, or any other negative self-programming); and, instead, you must open yourself to what the present moment is offering. Alternatively, the ‘old self5 may be old attachments, habits, ambitions, values, goals; in which case the dream is telling you that the only way forward for you lies through giving these up and looking deeper within yourself for better values, etc. (where ‘better5 means more in tune with your real self).

(Primitive rites of passage, which mark transitional stages in a person’s life - birth, initiation into adulthood, marriage, death - all contain death-and-rebirth symbolism and express a recognition that the dissolving - ‘death5 - of past attitudes is a necessary prelude to the development of new attitudes more appropriate to one’s new stage in life. The symbolic death of the initiate in these rites may also be seen as a descent of the conscious ego into the unconscious: it is the unconscious that provides the means for new growth - ‘rebirth5. See also Sacrifice.)

(c) It is just possible that, if your own death features repeatedly in dreams, it is an expression of an unconscious wish for death. Freud speculated in Beyond the Pleasure Principle that there might be, in everyone, just two contending basic drives: one towards life and love and pleasure (‘Eros’), the other towards death (Thanatos5). This is highly controversial, but it is indisputable that many people display a strong masochistic tendency.

Are you compelled to repeat a painful experience? Do you tend to interpret what other people say as a criticism of yourself? If so, you may be suffering from repressed guilt-feelings and an unconscious urge to punish yourself - which may sometimes take the form of a fate-neurosis and / or a wish (unconscious) to see yourself dead.

If you feel this applies to you, talk to a friend about it or consult a psychotherapist. See also Suicide.

A wish for death may be a retreat from life’s problems and pains, or a response to (a sense of) failure.

If this applies to you, bear in mind, first, that a very sensitive person may also be burdened with an over-severe conscience (the product, perhaps, of having a stem father or a sin-and- guilt religious upbringing). In that case, see the previous paragraph. Secondly, what makes a thing a problem is usually one’s attitude towards it. For example, suppose you have been made redundant.

If your reaction is to see this as a punishment, see the previous paragraph.

If you see it as failure, try to change your attitude or perspective by asking what creative purpose may be being served bv your redundancy: perhaps, for instance, the demolishing of an inadequate or false self- image in order to make way for the construction of one that corresponds more closely to your individual ground-plan or ‘destiny’.

(5) If the gender of the dead person is stressed, the meaning may be that your masculinitv / femininity or your animus / anima needs reviving.

(6) A dead animal in a dream almost certainly refers to some part of you - an instinctive force, perhaps - and the dream will be telling you either that this part of you (e.g. guilt-feelings or inferiority complex) ought to die, because its effects are wholly negative; or that it is a valuable but repressed part of yourself that you must now bring to life, to rectify an imbalance in vour personality.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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DEAD (PERSON)

1. An aspect of personality as represented by the dead person.

2. A need to resolve old issues—likely in relation­ships, often behavioral—and finally lay them to rest.

3. An overwhelming fear of loss.

4. Positive changes are in the offing.

5. A level of the unconscious is attempting to communicate with the conscious. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DEAD / DEATH

Dreams about the dead or about death are not usually omens of literal death, although they may indicate anxiety about death. Violent death may represent anger and aggression, although much depends on the more general tone or “atmosphere” of the dream. When the dreamer dies but is not particularly unhappy or distraught in the dream, death often symbolizes the letting go (or “death”) of an old part of the self or the destruction of a prior stage of life.

This kind of dream death is, in other words, a symbol of self-transformation.

A lifeless corpse, on the other hand, may represent a feeling of devitalization—a kind of death in life that comes from adhering to a lifeless routine. (See also Burial, Coffin, Crypt, Grave, Hearse).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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DEAD BODY

To see a dead body in a dream can be symbolic of spiritual death or someone who has been attacked by Satan, Ps. 110:6... Christian Dream Symbols

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DEAD BOLT

One is never to go back into whatever is behind that lock, for it is dead to them... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DEAD END

See cul de sac. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DEAD END

(see Alley, Corner, Highway, Path)

A futile path, which, if pursued, will only result in wasted energy.

Feeling trapped and unable to move. As such, an alternative type of cage emblem that offers at least one way out, namely, the way by which you came.... The Language of Dreams

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DEAD END

Dreaming of a dead end that is marked by a wall is showing that it may be time to re-evaluate a situation in your waking life.

A dead end can indicate that a current situation is not working out quite as you may have expected and a feeling of disappointment is likely if you are to continue.

To dream of a dead end that is marked by trees or an open space implies that there is another way to go that will produce a fruitful outcome.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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DEAD END

See Cul-de-sac.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DEAD END

If you dreamed of coming to a dead end street, your dream is telling you that you are following “a road to nowhere” in your real life. You must make changes.... My Dream Interpretation

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DEAD END

You have come to the end of one course of action; it is time to choose again.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DEAD END

In a dream, a dead end usually represents the obvious, namely the sense of one’s efforts coming to naught, or pursuing a line of research and reaching a “dead end.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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DEAD END

If you come to a dead end in your dream, your unconscious is telling you there is no way of escaping your fears, even though you feel that it is vital for you to flee. The same interpretation applies a number of similar dreams; whether you are caught in quicksand, forced to carry an impossibly heavy weight, suddenly become paralyzed, find yourself rooted to the spot and powerless to do anything, or find that your feet have become heavy or stuck in the mud when trying to flee someone or something.

If you have such disturbing dreams it is possible that you are facing some kind of emotional crisis in your life that requires a drastic decision; for example, whether you should leave your partner or not.

If you are being chased, identifying who or what was chasing you or why you need to escape may help you decide what course of action to take in real life.

If you don’t know who the person chasing you is, this may stand for certain unpalatable aspects of your personality which have been repressed but which are now forcing you to deal with them. Alternatively, your unconscious may be reflecting on your feelings of powerlessness in regard to a difficult situation in your waking life. Do you feel as if you are caught between a rock and a hard place?... The Element Encyclopedia

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DEAD HUSBAND OR WIFE

Many dreams of dead people come from women who have lost their husband.

It is common to have disturbing dreams for some period afterwards; or not be able to dream about the husband (or wife) at all; or to see the partner in the distance but not get near. In accepting the death, meeting any feelings of loss, grief, anger and continu­ing love, the dream may become as below.

The example both shows the resolution of the loss, but also the paradox felt at realising the meeting was an inner reality. Example: ‘A couple of months ago as I was waking I felt my husband’s arm across me and most realistically experienced my hand wrapping around his arm and turning towards him (which I had done so often in his lifetime) and saying “1 thought you had died. Thank God you have not.” Then I awoke alone and terribly shaken’ (Mrs I).

A critic might say this is only a dream in which a lonely woman is replaying memories of her dead husband’s presence for her own comfort—thus her disap­pointment on being disillusioned. Whatever our opinion, the woman has within her such memories to replay. These are reality.

The inner reality is of what experience was left within her from the relationship. Her challenge is whether she can meet this treasure with its share of pain, and draw out of it the essence which enriches her own being. That is the spiritual life of her husband.

The aliveness’ of her husband in that sense is also social, because many other people share memo­ries of him. What arises in their own lives from such memo­ries is the observable influence of the now dead person.

But the dead also touch us more mysteriously, as in the next example. Example: In a recent news programme on tele­vision, a man who survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore had been given a photograph of children by a dying soldier he did not know.

The man had asked him to tell his family of his death, but did not give his name.

The photo­graph was kept for 40 odd years, the man still wanting to complete his promise but not knowing how. One night he dreamt he was told the man’s name. Enquiries soon found the family of the man, who had an identical photograph. See husband under family. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DEAD LETTER DROP

A message that falls on dead ears... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DEAD MARCH

To dream of hearing this played portends good luck to one whom you care for. ... Mystic Dream Book

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DEAD OR DEATH

This omen depends upon the circumstances, but on the whole, it concerns other people, not the dreamer.

If you speak to friends or relatives who are Dead, it means news of some living friend or relation; if you touch or kiss them, the news will be of a sorrowful nature.

To dream of a Death means news of a birth.... Mystic Dream Book

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DEAD PEOPLE

1- Dead people we have known appearing in dreams usually refer back to strong emotions we have had about those people, whether they are negative or positive.

For instance, there may be unresolved anger or guilt we still hold and the only wav we can deal with it is within a dream sequence.

2- Memories can remain buried for years and often when people who have died appear in dreams, we are being reminded of different times, places or relationships which will help us to deal with present situations.

3- To dream of dead people may suggest a link of a spiritual nature to our long-forgotten ancestors.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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DEAD PEOPLE

To dream of dead people may suggest a link of a spiritual nature to our long-forgotten ancestors, and may deal with family patterns of belief. Loved ones who have died appearing in dreams show that the veil between this world and the next is very thin.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DEAD PEOPLE

Psychological / emotional perspective: Memories can remain buried for years and often when people who have died appear in dreams, we are being reminded of different times, places or relationships which will help us to deal with present situations.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DEAD PEOPLE

Material aspects: Dead people we have known appearing in dreams usually refer back to strong emotions we have had about those people, whether they are negative or positive.

For instance, there may be unresolved anger or guilt we still hold and the only way we can deal with it is within a dream sequence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DEAD PEOPLE

To see dead people in your dream, forewarns that you are being influenced by negative people and are hanging around the wrong crowd. This dream may also be a way for you to resolve your feelings with those who have passed on.

If you spoke with someone who is dead, you will soon hear very good news.... My Dream Interpretation

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DEAD PEOPLE DREAMS

Example: ‘My husband’s mother, no longer alive, came and slid her arms carefully under me and lifted me up. I shouted “Put me down! Put me down! I don’t want to go yet.” She carefully lowered me on to the bed and disappeared’ (EH). Most dreams in which dead people appear are expressive of our attempts to deal with our feelings, guilt or anger in connection with the person who died, or our own feelings about death. In the example the dreamer is feeling fear about being carried off by death.

When someone close to us dies we go through a period of change from relating to them as an external reality, to meeting and accepting them as alive in our memories and inner life. In the next example the man has not only come to terms with his mother’s and his own death, but also found this inner reality. Example: A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs Molten who died in 1956.

The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it was my mother.

An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days’ (Mr M). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DEAD PERSON

In the past, dreams about dead people were rather frequent; today they are relatively rare.

The land of the dead is that of the unconscious where the Shadow resides.

A dead person, according to Jung, is first and foremost a representative of unconscious incidents. See Death.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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DEAD PERSON / CORPSE

To dream of a dead person or corpse usually represents some aspect of your life that has died. It can refer to the death of feelings in connection with someone, to the depression that follows big changes in your life or to the feeling that you are going nowhere. Alternatively, the dead person may be a part of yourself that you want to leave behind or it could be a warning that you are taking too much from life and not putting enough back.

If you dreamed of the death of a loved one who is seriously ill or advanced in years, your unconscious may have been preparing you for their future departure from your life. By exposing you in the dream to emotions that will overwhelm you, your shock may be lessened and thus easier to bear.

Dreams such as this one may also be urging you to tell loved ones how much they mean to you before it is too late. If, in your dream, you felt no emotion at all when a loved one died, the interpretation is likely to be different, as it represents something in your life that is coming to an end or that should end. An alternative explanation is that you fear the death of your relationship, particularly if your partner has withdrawn emotionally from you in the waking world. A dream in which you became a widow or widower or suffer bereavement can indicate feelings of loneliness in waking life.

If you are in a relationship, such a dream may suggest that there is a lack of understanding or a communication breakdown between you and your partner. For dreams of a dead person see GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DEAD PERSON ENTERING THE HOME OF A SICK PERSON

Either his sickness will prolong or he will die soon.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DEAD-END

A project, a dream, or plans for the future will come to a dead stop. Other symbols in the dream should reveal whether you need to scrap these plans entirely or go back to the beginning and start over.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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DEAD-END

see Cul-de-sac... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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DEAD-FOLKS

To dream of talking with dead-folks is a good, auspicious dream, and signifies a boldness of courage, and a very dear conscience.... The Complete Dream Book

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DEADLINE

To dream of a deadline suggests a feeling of pressure to perform; it indicates an unhealthy attitude to your work or job. Difficulty meeting a deadline within a dream shows an unconscious desire to be free. Obvious deadlines, met with ease, indicate the ability to find emotional freedom from the pressures of work thus allowing you to continue in your job whilst maintaining balance in your personal life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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DEADLINE

To dream about having a deadline may suggest anxieties about a current assignment or project. You may need to stop procrastinating.

If you dream of missing (or being late for) a deadline, this symbolizes your fear of change. You might be nervous about seizing an opportunity, or unready/unworthy in your current circumstances.... My Dream Interpretation

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DEADWOOD

Symbolic of spiritual death, Jude 1:12... Christian Dream Symbols

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DEAD 

Take caution in your plans and reconsider how you are going about doing something. Listen carefully, a solution to a dilemma can be found. Peacefulness and acceptance can be achieved.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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DEAD’END STREET

You don’t know how to proceed, you have no solutions. This can be a positive image if you see yourself turn back. Learn from old mistakes. Often the image appears in fearful situations where you are being pursued. This fear can be overcome if you understand that you need to turn around (or back out) in order to free yourself.

If such a fear-based dream image appears, experiment with different behaviors. Changing your behavior almost always leads out of the dead-end situation.

The experience of a dead-end street is, from a developmental point of view, absolutely essential.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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DIGGING THE GRAVE OF A DEAD PERSON

If a person sees himself digging the grave of a dead person who is known to him it means he will follow in his footsteps in worldly as well as religious matters.

If he is unknown to him, he will pursue a matter wherein he will not succeed.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATEN / EATEN ALIVE

To dream of being eaten alive, represents a part of you or your life that you wish would leave you alone and stop creating a nuisance. It may also mean that your actions are disconnected from your emotions.

If you were eaten by an animal in your dream, also look up that animal in this Dream Dictionary for further meaning.

If you were eaten by humans, look up “Cannibals”.... My Dream Interpretation

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ELIXIR OF LIFE

To dream of the elixir of life, denotes that there will come into your environments new pleasures and new possibilities. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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EMBRACING A DEAD PERSON

If a person sees a dead persons embracing him, squeezing him or killing him it means he will attain a good old age.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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ENTERING AN UNKNOWN HOUSE WITH THE DEAD

Entering an unknown house in the company of a dead person means he will die soon and thus join the dead person.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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GIVING THE DEAD ROTI, BREAD OR A RING

It means a son will be born to him and he will die, or if he is wealthy he will lose his wealth.

And Allah, The Pure and Sublime knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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LIFE

(Bread; Clouds; Concealment; Rain; Soldiers; Vapor; Water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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LIFE AFTER DEATH

See philosophy of dreams; death; murder; out of body experience. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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LIFE AFTER DEATH

If you dreamed about having a life after death (being a ghost/spirit), this suggests that you are feeling disconnected in some way from life and society. This dream may be a calling for you to move on and abandon your outdated modes of thinking and behavior, and make a positive change in your attitude.... My Dream Interpretation

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LIFE AND DEATH STRUGGLE

The struggle for survival in dreamland is reflected in symbols such as quicksand, dangerous animals, wildfire, war and enemies; these all suggest the need to find a kind of security that cannot be taken away from you.

If you are prone to life-and-death struggles in your dreams, your dreaming mind is telling you that there is only one way to find the security that cannot be lost: you need to place value on things that are not material, as everything else is at risk. The things that cannot be lost reside in your heart and your spirit. This doesn’t mean you should stop focusing on the material in life; it simply means that you need to find peace and contentment by being more flexible and tolerant in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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LIFE COACH

Dreams of a life coach represent your connection with your higher wisdom, authority, objectivity, and empowered viewpoint. It would be wise to follow the guidance that is revealed in this dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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LIFE INSURANCE

Symbolic of salvation, Titus 2:13 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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LIFE INSURANCE

Dreams of life insurance symbolize a fear of death and change. You may be attempting to avoid the inevitable. Take heart in knowing that your life is eternal and your soul is immortal. Also, this dream can represent your willingness to take responsibility for your life, for your legacy and the well-being of your family, and that you are coming to terms with your mortality.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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LIFE JACKET

1. Feelings of security, personal safety.

2. Confidence in conflicts and confrontations. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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LIFE JACKET

To dream that you are wearing a life jacket symbolizes that you are in need of some support and reassurance.

To dream that you are not wearing a life jacket when you should be, indicates that you want to approach your problems and feelings head on, despite the notion that it may be painful or uncomfortable.... My Dream Interpretation

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LIFE JACKET

A life jacket keeps you afloat in water in order to save your life. Water is a symbol of emotions, and needing a life jacket in a body of water implies that an overwhelming amount of feelings is causing you great fear and / or discomfort.

The life jacket is therefore a symbol of your ability to surrender and not allow the overwhelm you are experiencing to do any damage.

If you dream of a life jacket, you are connecting to whatever will keep you safe while you ride out some difficult emotional experience.

If someone in your dream is wearing a life jacket, consider what that person represents as a character aspect of yourself, as that may be the quality that is needed right now to keep yourself afloat.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

LIFE RAFT

Dreams of a life raft represent your awareness that you have a helping hand when you need it most, a support system to get you through rocky times. Perhaps you are looking for a sense of safety in the midst of change and tumultuousness. See Raft.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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LIFE RAFT

Staying above water in an emotional sea, but just hanging in there. Look at how you are setting yourself up and make positive changes.... The Dream Books Symbols

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The Dream Books Symbols

LIFE SAVER

A life saver in a dream refers to safety and comfort in your life.

To dream of colorful candy life savers represents happiness and security.

To dream of floating in a life saver indicates that you feel as though you have been rescued.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Dream Symbols and Analysis

LIFE SUPPORT

Dreams of life support represent attachment to a form whose time has gone. This dream symbolizes an inability to let go and trust in the life/death/life cycle. Perhaps you are attempting to hold on or preserve a memory, an identity from the past, or maybe you are incubating while you transform into a new incarnation of yourself. See IV.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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LIFE-AND-DEATH STRUGGLE

Life-and-death struggles are common in dreams, but in some cases these dreams end with a struggle to avoid catastrophe. These are the sorts of dream in which almost every stranger turns out to be an enemy. Even the landscape of these dreams is laden with death traps, sharp ravines, wild fires, dangerous animals and so on.

If you have this kind of dream, the chances are you are fighting for survival in some aspect of your waking life. On the other hand, you may be the kind of person who makes ordinary choices and decisions as if their survival were at stake. For example, small disappointments or minor upsets send you into meltdown and you are frequently dissatisfied if some invisible inner standard has not been met.

If you are prone to life-and-death dreams, your unconscious is urging you to find a kind of security that cannot be lost. In other words, you need to look at things that are intangible and reside in your spirit and in your emotions, because everything else—since it is out of your control—is at risk. You need to develop greater flexibility and tolerance, and by so doing you can find contentment and peace.

If your life-and-death battle involves a war scene, the emphasis shifts.

Despite war’s disturbing and destructive nature, it can sometimes be represented as a cleansing process that represents a victory of good over evil. However, in dreams war is generally regarded as a warning that dangerous times lie ahead, as well as indicating inner conflicts and deep-seated grievances. An important aid for interpreting dreams of warfare is to remember whether you were on the winning or losing side.

If you were on the winning side, this suggests you are on the right track.

If you were on the losing side, what can you learn from the tactics of the winning side? Surprisingly, to dream that you are wounded in battle denotes that you have finally been accepted by your peers.... The Element Encyclopedia

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LIFE-BOAT

To dream of being in a life-boat, denotes escape from threatened evil.

To see a life-boat sinking, friends will contribute to your distress.

To be lost in a life-boat, you will be overcome with trouble, in which your friends will be included to some extent.

If you are saved, you will escape a great calamity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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LIFE-BOAT

A dream prognosticating success at the last moment (Raphael). ... The Fabric of Dream

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LIFE-INSURANCE MAN

To see life-insurance men in a dream, means that you are soon to meet a stranger who will contribute to your business interests, and change in your home life is foreshadowed, as interests will be mutual.

If they appear distorted or unnatural, the dream is more unfortunate than good.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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LIFE-PRESERVER

Figurative of the spiritual protection one wears; see “armor”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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LIFEBOAT

Saves one from drowning in their sea of troubles; see “lifeguard” and “boat”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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LIFEBOAT

1. Security, a backup plan.

2. Success over difficult or try­ing times, possibly great adversity.

3. A project or situation is seriously wrong.

4. Difficulties in the offing. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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LIFEBOAT

One way to extricate yourself from “oceanic emotions” and / or escape from the storms of life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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LIFEBOAT

also see Sea in Water

1- Dreaming of a lifeboat could indicate that we have the feeling that we need to be rescued, possibly from our own stupidity or from circumstances beyond our control.

If we are at the helm of a lifeboat we arc still in control of our own lives, but are perhaps aware that we need to offer assistance to someone else. Because die sea can represent deep emotion, in dreams a lifeboat may be of help in handling our own emotions.

2- Since a lifeboat requires a degree of dedication from the members of the crew, we may be alerted to the need for such selfless dedication in our lives. We may also be being made aware of the degree of skill we require to navigate life’s difficulties.

3- Spiritually we can only be ‘rescued’ by a greater knowledge and wisdom. There is always risk in undertaking a difficult task.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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LIFEBOAT

To be rescued by a lifeboat means you will gain a position of importance in your community... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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LIFEBOAT

This wonderful vessel is an omen of contrary in a dream.

If you see it on shore, then expect difficulties; if you watch it at sea, saving life, then all will be peaceful and quiet in your business affairs.... Mystic Dream Book

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LIFEBOAT

There is always risk in undertaking a difficult task. When we make mistakes or the risk is too great, spiritually we can only be ‘rescued’ by a greater knowledge and wisdom.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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LIFEBOAT

Psychological / emotional perspective: Since a lifeboat requires a degree of dedication from the members of the crew, we may be alerted to the need for such selfless dedication in our lives. We may also be becoming aware of the degree of skill we require to navigate life’s difficulties. Because the sea can represent deep emotion, in dreams a lifeboat may be of help in learning to handle our own emotions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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LIFEBOAT

Material aspects: Dreaming of a lifeboat could indicate that we have the feeling that we need to be rescued, possibly from our own stupidity or from circumstances beyond our control.

If we are at the helm of a lifeboat we are still in control of our own lives, but are perhaps aware that we need to offer assistance to someone else. You might also like to consult the entries for boat / ship and sea in water.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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LIFEBOAT

To dream of being in a lifeboat symbolizes a situation in which you will have to defend your reputation.... My Dream Interpretation

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LIFEBUOY

That which channels one in the right direction and gives them hope; see “water”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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LIFEGUARD

One who watches over another’s safety, either an authoritative figure or a guardian angel... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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LIFEGUARD

1. “Guarding” or “guarded” feelings.

2. A need or desire to be rescued from feelings of “drowning” or being over­whelmed.

3. A need or desire to be needed, to “rescue” situa­tions or people. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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LIFEGUARD

Symbolic of watching out for and protecting others, Ps. 41:1-2 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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LIFEGUARD

To dream that you are a lifeguard indicates that you are extremely careful about the emotional aspect of your waking life. This means that you are looking for someone to guide and support you while you discover your unconscious.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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LIFEGUARD

Dreams of a lifeguard represent heroism, -sacrifice, and possibly co-dependence.

A lifeguard in your dream also represents your awareness that you are protected by a higher being. See Angel and Hero.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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LIFEGUARD

If you dream of a lifeguard, this indicates you do not completely trust your own instincts. You want some help coming up with the answer to a personal problem. This dream can also symbolize the need for protection or nurturing in one’s life.... My Dream Interpretation

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LIFEGUARD

Guidance, protective higher self; safety in emotional waters.... The Dream Books Symbols

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LIFEJACKET

To see someone throw you a lifejacket in a dream is symbolic of rescue during desperate times, Ps. 6:4 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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MAKING LIFE EASY ON YOURSELF

If you know yourself, then your life works. You do not have problems in one-to-one relationships. You do not set yourself up to be rejected or dumped on, lied to or ripped off. You do not set yourself up to be bored or frustrated, for you are in tune with and following your creative life path. Remember that no one is going to take you by the hand and lead you step by step along the way. If you want insight, ask and you will receive. But you must make your own choices and decisions. It is your life. You are the writer, producer, and director, and you are playing all the roles. Create  whatever you want. You have total freedom. It is only your thoughts that limit you. Your dream symbols help you look at the very thought patterns that are governing your life. Dreams take you to a higher level of consciousness and understanding which has the power to transform your life and your world. The whole purpose is to see objectively the life situations you are creating, survey the limitations and obstacles imposed through your own beliefs, and understand how best to work around or eliminate them. As you work on your own growth, all others will benefit; they will see your light, your knowledge and your truth.  ... Dreampedia

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MARRYING A DEAD WOMAN

He will succeed in acquiring his pursuit regarding which he has lost all hopes.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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MOURNING THE DEAD

(See Lamenting)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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REAL ESTATE

Dreams of buying or selling real estate represents a change and/or advancement in your financial situation, prosperity, and expansion. Dreams of real estate represents real, solid, three-dimensional expression of your worth and value.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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REAL ESTATE

A real-estate transaction in your dream, whether purchase, sale or transfer, predicts an increase in material wealth probably through inheritance.

See also Land.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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REAL ESTATE AGENT

If you dreamed about a real estate agent (or if you were one in your dream), you will soon have a pleasant change of surroundings.

If you purchased or sold a house through the agent in your dream, this predicts an increase in material wealth, possibly through inheritance.... My Dream Interpretation

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REALITY SHOW

To dream that you are participating in a TV reality show, symbolizes your need to grow and expand as a person. Learn the value of endurance and perserverence.

The topic and rules of the reality show in your dream may also represent the rules you play by in your life.

If you dream of watching a reality show (but not participating), you may feel that others are passing you by in some way. Try to get more involved in things.... My Dream Interpretation

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REALITY SHOW

This relatively new form of media has come to dominate the television world, where unscripted life situations with real participants are being presented for your entertainment. At the center of this structure, however, is the fact that all of these experiences are being manipulated, heightened, and edited for certain perspectives to be perceived.

The presence of a reality show in your dream world may be an indication that you are manipulating something or overdramatizing a situation, or you feel that you are being manipulated in some way by some occurrence in your life.

If you are dreaming about someone you have watched on a reality show, you may be over-identifying with the drama in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

REALITY TELEVISION

See media and television... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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REALITY TV

Dreams of a reality show represent the glorification of real-life and proof that art imitates life, and that your real life is as fascinating as anything that could be televised.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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REALTOR

To meet a realtor in a dream represents a focus on yourself and your relationships.

To consider many houses in a dream may symbolize many potential mates, or potential paths in life.

To dream of a realtor who sells your house indicates that you desire a break with your past.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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REALTOR

Depending upon the feeling tone of this dream, dreams of a realtor can either represent opportunism, or it can represent that you are connecting with the aspect of yourself that is grounded and who is giving you a ‘reality’ check. Perhaps you are realizing all that you’ve been buying into, and you are dealing with issues of responsibility and ownership, territory and power. See Salesman and Property.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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REALTOR

One that’s searching for new parts of self.... The Dream Books Symbols

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REALTOR, MALE

Aspect of right-brain that helps to search for answers.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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REALTY SIGN

Research any words, i.E. “Sunset realty” means it is time to leave; “sunrise realty” means it is time for a new beginning... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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RELATIONSHIP DREAMS AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF YOUR LIFE

Dreams about relationships are extremely common. This is because the health and survival of your relationships is a primary goal for your unconscious; in your dreams it constantly reviews your relationship options, mulls things over and tries to identify what went wrong and how to do things better. It may also give you a glimpse of how different things might be if you married someone else, had an affair or got divorced.

Although the following dreams can occur at any stage of your life, you may find that the focus of your relationship dreams shifts during your lifespan. In your teenage years, dream scenarios in which you are suddenly thrown together with someone to whom you are attracted are very common. The goal of the dream is to help you determine if someone is or is not interested in you in waking life. By the mid-twenties, however, relationship dreams move beyond initial attraction and begin to explore who is or is not right for us. This is the time when strangers, celebrities and friends tend to appear as dream lovers and partners. You may find the images shocking but it is important to bear in mind that the images are unlikely to represent the real person and more likely to represent qualities that you are evaluating.

During your thirties and forties, romantic dreams focus on explanations for why relationships may have disappointed in the past and offer dreams that can show you what to go after or avoid in the future. Dreams in which your current partner or lover is unfaithful are extremely common at this time; it is as if your dreaming mind is urging you to pay attention to your relationship, and secure or safeguard what you have.

During your fifties and sixties, dreams shift their focus onto things you have learned to value in your life. Past and present partners become shorthand symbols for the quality or experience you had with them. For example, your first lover represents passion and excitement or the partner who was unfaithful represents someone who cannot be trusted. Although you may dream of people from your past, your dreaming mind is using them as symbols to refer to your current relationships. From your seventies onwards, dreams are more likely to zoom in on the very nature of love itself to help you gain a deeper understanding of love and affairs of the heart.... The Element Encyclopedia

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RISING OF THE DEAD

(Resurrection) Seeing the rising of all the dead on the Day of Judgment in a dream represents people attending to their daily business and seeking profits where some will win while others will lose.

(Also see Resurrection)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SAVING A LIFE

Being saved from danger in a dream means you may need to end an unhealthy relationship or situation in your life.

If you dreamed of saving others, this foretells that you will be appreciated by others for your good deeds.... My Dream Interpretation

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SEEING ONESELF DEAD

End of current lifestyle.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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SPEAKING TO THE DEAD

If a person sees himself as asking a dead person about anything regarding the dead persons’ or another’s condition then the answer of the dead person will be true to its word- whether good or bad- for the dead person dwells in the world of truthfulness (ie. Aakhirah) as opposed to the world of falsehood (ie dunya). Thus, he does not speak a lie in whatever report he gives.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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STAGES OF LIFE

In his 1930 essay ‘Stages of Life’, Jung postulated four stages of life— childhood, youth, middle age and old age—based on his own clinical observations.

He viewed youth as a period of expanding consciousness, middle age as a period of questioning long-held convictions, and old age as a period of increased introspection and preoccupation with self-evaluation. According to Jung, dreams are important tools of self-discovery for you, whatever your age or life stage.

This is because in every stage of your life you will face many challenges: emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical. These challenges can trigger fascinating dreams, some of which can help you to meet those challenges and pass on to the next phase of your development.

Jung believed that what prevents people from becoming independent, fulfilled and ultimately happy is their refusal to open themselves to change or to new and unfamiliar experiences that potentially threaten their sense of self. His approach to finding balance in every stage of life was through the analysis of dreams and a process he called ‘individuation’. Dreams are a powerful tool for self-discovery and individuation is a self-analysis, a self-discovery, a way of analysing your own reactions and responses at every life stage so you can discover what truths lie underneath your conscious and egocentric personality.

In this chapter you will explore dreams that are believed to be typical of distinct life stages; some dream analysts refer to them as ‘developmental dreams’. This is because they seem particularly to reflect the typical stresses, questions and issues you may face at specific times in your life. This makes sense as you would expect the dreams you had when you were fifteen to reflect the concerns of your life as a teenager, just as you would expect the dreams you have now to have evolved into a mirror of your current situation and age group. Bear in mind, however, that how the stresses and challenges of your current life stage is represented in the dream world depends upon your personal circumstances, your sleep patterns and your ability to remember your dreams.

Bear in mind, too, that it is possible to have any one of these dreams even if you don’t fit the life-stage profile that coincides with it.

Dreams of death will also be explored in this chapter, as death is the final stage or change that comes to us all. Although dreams of death may explore your feelings about death or represent potential you may have missed or not expressed in general, dream analysts believe that such dreams represent the ending of one phase so a new one can begin. They reveal forthcoming finalities such as the end of a relationship or career and should not be interpreted literally. Because in the past we were terrified at the idea of death, it also represents upheaval, calamity and the sense that things will never be the same again. It was something that could only be endured but never be understood. Today, as our attitudes towards death have changed, death in a dream represents a challenge that cannot be avoided and which must be confronted if progress is to be made in waking life.

The message is that some approach or attitude to life needs to be changed or adjusted; if you can find the courage to make that adjustment successfully, there can be a fresh start or a new beginning.

For dreams concerning childhood, see BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD. See also LOSS AND FRUSTRATION; NIGHTMARES; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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SURREAL DREAMS

Most dreams have an element of fantasy or the surreal in them, but when the events or images in your dream are so fantastic or have absolutely nothing to do with your waking reality, how do you interpret them? The first step would be to try to understand them literally. For example, if you dream that a wrist-watch is melting on your hand, are you making the best use of your time? If you dream of having eyes In the back of your head, do you need to watch your back in waking life?

If it simply isn’t possible to interpret your dream this way, the next step would be to sit down with a pen and paper, think of your dream and begin to doodle. In some cases, the symbols that flow from your pen may relate to your dream or provide a point from which you can interpret it.

If this still doesn’t help, you can of course just let the dream go, but if the dream continues to nag at you, it is likely that it had something important to say. Many dream psychologists believe that there is no such thing as a meaningless dream, so if the images in your dream were so fantastic you simply can’t make sense of them, the following technique may help. Just before you go to sleep on the night after having a surreal dream, try to recall the symbols you had difficulty understanding; it is often the case that the dream you will have on this second night will contain the same message as the first dream, but perhaps expressed in symbols that are easier to comprehend. This technique is applicable with any difficult dream, not just dreams that contain elements of the fantastic or the surreal.... The Element Encyclopedia

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SURREAL IMPOSSIBILITY

Flying pigs, people walking on water and other impossible or absurd occurrences in your dream suggest that you need to explore your creative impulses. Such dreams may also indicate that some situation in your waking life is fundamentally unworkable.

If your body or face is distorted in your dream, it suggests you suffer from low self-esteem or have a body image issues, but if other people are distorted, is there someone in waking life that you distrust? Sex reversal dreams may suggest wish-fulfillment or simple curiosity, as well as the need to explore your anima or animus. A painting or a sculpture coming to life in a dream may be inviting you to become less inhibited. Is it time to become more animated and show the creative side of your personality? One object transforming into another can mean a wish to make changes in waking life; the two objects involved may suggest what direction that change will take. For example, a pen turning into a book may point to a desire to stop gathering information and to get to grips with the task in hand.

Talking animals may signal a need to draw on the instinctive side of your nature for inspiration and encouragement, whereas animals transforming into humans suggests the opposite: a desire to transcend instincts of which you may feel ashamed. If, however, a person transforms into an animal, this may suggest a desire to explore the deeper levels of your unconscious.

If you, or someone else, in your dream transform from a person into a plant or tree, this may suggest a need to withdraw from the world for a while. On the other hand, it could warn against being rooted to the spot, or being unwilling to make changes. The transformation of a plant into a person suggests some form of awakening, as when inertia finally gives way to action.... The Element Encyclopedia

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SURREALISM AND FANTASY

When your dreaming mind conjures up fantasy images, you are being powerfully influenced by unconscious forces.

According to Freud, fantasies develop in childhood in response to sexual desire and aggressive impulses. Jung also claimed that fantasy developed very early in life as a safety net to help the child deal with real conflicts in the family, conflicts that may be too difficult or painful to deal with directly. Jung observed that childhood fantasies include many mythological themes that may be inherent in everyone. He believed that fairy tales and myths do not differ fundamentally from dreams and speak in the same symbolic language. The archetypal images stir something in the unconscious part of yourself; they are dramatic symbolic projections of your identity.

In dreams, fantasy is unrestricted and moral judgment is suspended. Dreams can therefore reveal your most secret desires and the fantasies you experience in your dreams say a lot about you, often helping you tackle problems you might normally repress or deny.

If you can understand what your dream is highlighting, you can gain important insight into yourself. Fantasy dreams highlight problems, offer solutions, show what aspects of yourself may be limiting your progress and help you discover new approaches. In other words, fantasy dreams, like all dreams, can help you change and progress. See also MIND, BODY, SPIRIT; NIGHTMARES; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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THE TREE OF LIFE

Spiritually and in dreams, the tree is a symbol of the Tree of Life; an ancient idea common to many cultures and mythologies. Often regarded as an all-nourishing, all-giving Mother, many myths speak of the Tree of Life or World Tree as involved in the creation of the universe.

Britain was once covered by mighty oak, lime and pine forests, and reverence for trees is a major feature within Celtic religion, reflecting a link between the upper and lower worlds. Druids had their teaching center in the midst of oak groves, and the words for wood and wisdom are similar (Welsh gwydd and gwyddon). The Celtic Tree of Life is one of the most popular and enduring motifs of Celtic art, found both on Northumbrian and Celtic crosses and on illuminated manuscripts. It is also portrayed variously as the Golden Bough, vine, or mistletoe. The ancient Celts envisioned the cosmos in the form of a great tree, whose roots were deep in the earth and whose branches stretched to the heavens.

The Celtic Tree of Life is therefore a symbol of balance between these worlds; the unification of above and below; a symbol of balance and harmony. Its branches and roots form a map of the cosmos wherein all things are interwoven and connected; it dwells in three worlds—a link between heaven, earth and the underworld. In dreams the appearance of the Tree of Life or any kind of tree can therefore be a powerful symbol of harmony, success, integration and fulfillment.

These can be achieved in waking life when there is a union between the material and the spiritual, and the feminine and masculine aspects of your personality.... The Element Encyclopedia

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TREE OF LIFE

Symbolic of wisdom, Prov. 3:18... Christian Dream Symbols

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TREE-OF-LIFE

See Tree. Growth. Connection between heaven and earth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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TYPICAL DREAMS OF LATER LIFE

Dreams in later life can be extremely tense and memorable; two of the most common are dreams of losing your purse or wallet and dreams of getting lost. The former dream reflects frustration and anxiety, and the experience of change as loss and threat. The latter is about trying to find your way through a situation that seems unfamiliar. In this second dream you typically find yourself in a strange neighborhood and, if you do stop to ask for directions, people give you the wrong ones. This dream represents a situation that is unfamiliar; the advice of others is not only unhelpful, it can actually make matters more confusing. The dream is reminding you that the more closely you follow your instincts or intuition, the easier it will be to find your way home or have self-knowledge.

The Final Stage... The Element Encyclopedia

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VENEREAL DISEASE

Degradation which comes from the degeneracy of spiritual neglect... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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VENEREAL DISEASE

(Piper)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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VENEREAL DISEASE

Dreams of a venereal disease signify sexual guilt, blame, shame, and that you are out of touch with your innocence and sexual beauty.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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VENEREAL DISEASE

In a dream this can suggest awareness of some kind of contamination. This need not necessarily be of a sexual nature, but could also be emotional.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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VENEREAL DISEASE

See under Sexual Organs.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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VENEREAL DISEASE

Disharmony and misunderstanding of sexual energy. Fear of sexuality. Misuse of sexual energy; imbalance.... The Dream Books Symbols

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VENEREAL DISEASE

Shame toward sexuality and negative consequences due to poor choices are at the center of this symbol. Take a look at the darker side of your feelings about sex if venereal disease is a part of your dream.

The person who has symptoms in the dream should feature prominently in your interpretation.

If it is you, then a general sense of sexual shame is being explored.

If the person in your dream is someone other than you, use the character-aspect concept to associate what part of your own personality or decision-making process is emanating out of a shameful place.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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VENEREAL DISEASE

To dream of catching venereal disease—or any other form of sexually transmitted disease (STD)—suggests feelings of some kind of contamination; these may not necessarily be sexual but could also be emotional.... The Element Encyclopedia

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WASHING THE DEAD

(Undertaker) If one sees a deceased person washing himself before burial in a dream, it means relief for one’s dependents and increase of their wealth after him. Washing a deceased person in a dream means that someone will repent at the hand of the undertaker.

If a deceased person asks someone to wash his clothing in a dream, it means that he needs someone to pray for him, or to intercede on his behalf before his Lord, or pay charity for the benefit of his soul, or to satisfy his debts, or to fulfill his will, or to seek justice for his death. Ifone does wash the garment ofthe deceased person in the dream, it means the redemption of that person. Washing a deceased person with boiling water in a dream means that the latter is suffering in hell-fire.

(Also see Grave digger; Hot water; Ritual bath; Undertaker)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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WITHERED OR DEAD FLOWERS

To see withered or dead flowers in your dream denotes disappointments and gloomy situations. You may not be utilizing your full potential and talents.

If you receive wilted blooms in dreamland as a gift from someone you know, think about the nature of your relationship with that person; your unconscious might have detected that the relationship is weakening. Similarly, if you are pricked by a hidden thorn in a bunch of roses given by colleague who was congratulating you in a dream scenario, is it possible that they are concealing real feelings of resentment towards you in waking life? If you gave a bunch of dead flowers to a difficult or strict former schoolteacher, could this highlight your extreme dislike of that person? To see flowers blooming in barren soil, however, signifies that your energy and cheerful nature will enable you to overcome your grievances.... The Element Encyclopedia

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WOMAN, OLDER, DEAD

End of egotistical thinking.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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WOUNDED OR DEAD BIRD

If dead birds appear in your dreams, they might represent a threat to your freedom, depression or the loss of purpose and meaning. In your waking life, an ideal or hope may have died, or your creativity has been stifled. Wounded, molting or songless birds can also represent problems that are constantly on your mind.... The Element Encyclopedia

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WRETCHED LIFE

(See Perspiration; Poverty)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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YGGDR ASIL (THE WORLD TREE, ORTREE OFLIFE)

(see Trees)

Creation and subsequent nourishment or support of what was created. In many myths, including Mayan, Norse, Indian, and Saxon, a special tree was part of humankind’s origins and the world’s beginning, its roots reaching out and feeding the earth.

The ability to communicate effectively. This is especially true if the tree’s leaves are rustling. In India specifically, the gift of language was provided to humankind through the World Tree’s leaves, each of which had a mantra written upon it.

Renewed life, health, wisdom, and knowledge. In Eden, the central tree bore the fruit of knowledge. In Celtic tradition, the Goddess’s trees in Avalon bore apples that granted longevity’. Finally, in Asia, the Tree of Life has mantras that must be gathered by the souls of the dead to assure their reincarnation.... The Language of Dreams

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