If water overwhelms you, you are likely to feel overwhelmed by emotions.
If this is the case, you need to assess how best to manage your feelings and put them into context.
If you are trying to save other people in a shipwreck, you need to think about what these people represent to you. For instance, if you are trying to save a baby, perhaps that represents an element in your waking life, such as unconditional love, or wonder and excitement, that you need to develop in your waking life to help you cope with your emotional response.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you need to assert your independence from your mother, therefore, the dream may mean that rescue is at hand - rescue from the possessive psychological grip of your mother. See also Mother.
(2) The sea may represent the feminine in genera]. In this case your dream may be drawing your attention to (the need for) some remedy for an imbalance in your psyche caused, for example, by insufficient assertiveness. See also Woman; and see pages 46-49 on anima / animus.
(3) The sea may be a symbol of the unconscious. In this case, the aircraft in the dream may symbolize reason rescuing you from a hitherto uncontrolled sea of emotions - uncontrolled because unrecognized and repressed.
NB To be ‘rescued from the unconscious’ means only to put an end to a situation in which vour life is being determined and shaped by forces outside vour control (a situation symbolized bv drowning). It does not mean that the unconscious is itself a negative, harmful thing. On the contrary, it is vour unconscious that is telling vou - in the dream - that something has gone wrong in your life and what you must do to put vour house in order.
(4) For Jung the first stage of the individuation process is the establishing of the person’s individual ego-identity, and this involves a struggle of consciousness to lift itself out of the all-encompassing darkness of unconscious existence. See also Drowning.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
To dream of a boiling ocean symbolizes that you are being overwhelmed with turbulent emotions such as anger, rage and frustration.
If you dream of being in the boiling sea (either swimming or in a boat), this suggest that you are being swept up in your troubled or confused emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
If we maintain some awareness in these deeps of the mind, it is somewhat like snorkelling in deep sea; we realise what immense and unbelievable depths lie beneath us. Dreams often portray this as depth—a hole, deep water, a chasm; space; our non-verbal life in the womb, or early childhood, which is remembered as patterns of feeling reaction rather than verbal utterance. In the depths we may find gems, skeletons, archaeological objects, and these relate to the memory of our evolutionary past, family influences we carry within us unknown. Deep cuts: suggests a hurt which penetrates us; or emotions which affect us powerfully. Idioms: in deep water, in the deep end; deeply troubled; deeply hurt. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- When we dream of the deep we are usually considering past family influences of which we mav not be consciously mindful.
2- We may be trying to understand archetypal patterns which have not been recognisable in the past.
There may be information available to us which we can only understand through being able to appreciate our own emotions.
3- The Unknown, and therefore the unfathomable, is often symbolised by depth in some way - deep water, deep underground etc.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
This can be accompanied by feelings of discovery or dread. “Deep” is also found in a number of interesting idioms, such as at the “deep end” or in “deep water.” One can be deeply hurt or deeply troubled.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
For a young woman to dream that she is incurably diseased, denotes that she will be likely to lead a life of single blessedness. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you are dealing with an actual disease, this dream could be helping you to heal or gain an insight into its remedy. See Disease, Sick and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the dream involved the illness of someone known to you, it predicts good luck for that person. However, if your dream concerned a sexually transmitted disease (such as HIV or AIDS, genital warts, etc) then it is a strong warning that someone is trying to ruin your reputation. Beware of confiding in people you are not 100 percent sure you can trust.... My Dream Interpretation
• Speaking of sin and the flesh: • Leviticus 13:46 All the days in which the plague [will be] in him he will be defiled; he [is] unclean: he will dwell alone; without the camp [will] his habitation [be].... The Way of Dreams and Visions
(2) If the diseased person in the dream is you, the dream may be referring to an actual physical illness, or to some psychological disease or inner conflict.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you have this kind of dream, the African belief recommends you visit the healer. In general, superstitious people consider the meaning of this dream opposite. Therefore, it portends a long period of good health.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you have leprosy in a dream, do you feel like a social outcast? If another person is unwell in your dream and you recognize them, you may either harbor negative feelings towards that particular person or fear for their emotional health. Memories of childhood illnesses, such as chicken pox or measles, may express a simple longing for the unconditional love of a parent. For Jungians, dreams of fainting may be prompted by a sudden insight into the essential nature of a personal ambition, whilst for Freud these are wish-fulfillment dreams relating to orgasm.
According to ancient predictive dreamlore, your interpretation of dreams concerning your health should reverse the state of health pictured in the dream. Dreams of poor health, therefore, predict a period of good health, whilst dreams of disease suggest a period of good health.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the top half of your body is missing, this indicates lack of reasoning and emotional intelligence.
If the bottom half is missing, this relates to loss, or denial of instincts and sexuality.
If the body is injured or you see injuries, this suggests emotional scars or hurts, or repressed anger.
If the body is cut open, this indicates a vital change within yourself or the release of emotional tension.
In times past, such dreams were interpreted as the release of ‘evil spirits’, hence the association of a sometimes painful release of tension.
Loss of limbs in a body usually indicates a sense of inadequacy, sometimes connected with the limb that is lost. For example, loss of legs could suggest an inability to stand up for yourself or someone dependent on you. Loss of an arm could indicate an inability to influence other people, or to give and receive.
If your body is burnt in the dream, this suggests an emotional scar, and if the burn is painful, this suggests that you are relating to this hurt in an unhelpful, self-destructive way. If, however, the burning isn’t painful, it has a more positive interpretation: feelings of potential and new beginnings.
Marks on the body in a dream suggest things you carry with you in life, or experiences that have marked you.
If your body is crawling with maggots, this indicates the need to cleanse your body of toxins, infection or resentment. A murdered body in a dream represents aspects of your life that you find hard to deal with, such as anger towards a family member. Sometimes such anger may be a way of avoiding the real issues involved and, if this is the case, the dream murder may show how you feel about being ‘murdered’ by lack of love or trust.
If you are pulling things out of your body in your dream, this suggests growing self-knowledge; you are becoming aware of thoughts and emotions of which you were previously unaware. See also SICKNESS AND HEALTH.... The Element Encyclopedia
The dream could refer to physical or emotional health. See also: Illness ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Falling and jumping in an attempt to escape from hostile pursuers in a dream is a desperate escape mechanism and suggests that you might have more success if you turn at the last minute to face your enemies, having found the strength to confront them. Dreams in which you are trying to run from something or someone but find you cannot—perhaps because your feet are weighed down or stuck in the mud—can be interpreted in much the same way.
Crawling through a narrow space, tunnel or small enclosure, or trying to squeeze through a tiny corridor or hall points to your creative energies struggling to find expression; these are, however, also common-place dreams expressing anxiety about a challenging and imminent event such as a review at work, an examination or even the birth of a new baby. Being chased, not knowing who or what is out there in the darkness, or vainly trying to push through the crowds in a busy bar, street or department store also suggest that certain repressed aspects of your personality, or unexamined aspects of the self, demand to be dealt with. To be trapped in a dream signifies that you feel you are trapped by outside circumstances. To be aware of trapping something or someone is to try to hold onto them, and if you trap a butterfly or animal, you are trying to capture your inner self. Feeling trapped in dreams also suggests an inability to break free from old patterns of thought and behavior without outside help. See also NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of falling shows a lack of confidence in our own ability. We may feel threatened by a lack of security, whether real or imagined. We fear being dropped by friends or colleagues.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream you are falling but you are not frightened or harmed, it shows that you will meet with adversity but overcome it with ease.
If the fall greatly frightens you then will you under go a major struggle in life.
If you are injured in the fall you will lose many friends. As a side note, it is also said that waking with a feeling of falling means that you’ve been astral travelling, and the falling feeling is your spirit returning to the body.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The words find, finds, finding, found occur 297 times. And the words connected with looking and seeing occur 1,077 times.
During our development or growth we ‘fall’ from our mother’s womb when ripe; being dropped by a parent must be our earliest sense of insecurity; we fall many times as we learn to stand and walk; as we explore our boundaries in running, climbing, jumping and riding, falling is a big danger, at times it could mean death. Out of this we create the ways falling is used in dreams.
Example: ‘I am sitting in a high window box facing outwards, with my son and a friend of his on my left. I feel very scared of falling and ask my son and his friend to climb back into the building. I feel too scared to move until they shift’ (Trevor N). At the time of the dream Trevor was working, for the first time in his life, as a full-time freelance journalist. His wife was out of work and his frequency of sales low enough to cause them to be running out of money.
The building behind him in the dream felt like a place he had worked nine to five —security. Falling was failure, getting in debt, dropping into the feelings of self doubt and being incapable.
In general, then, falling represents loss of confidence; threat to usual sources of security such as relationship, source of money, social image, beliefs; tension. Sometimes it is loss of social grace; losing face, moral failure—falling into temptation; coming down to earth from a too lofty attitude, sexual surrender.
Example: ‘I was on a road which led up to the hospital I was put in at three. I felt a sense of an awful past as I looked at the road. Then I was standing on the edge of a precipice or cliff. My wife was about four yards away near the road. I stepped in an area of soft earth. It gave beneath my weight and I sank up to my waist. I realised the cliff edge was unstable and the whole area would fall. I was sinking and shouting to my wife to help me. She was gaily walking about and made light of my call for help. I cried out again. Still she ignored me. I shouted again for her help. She took no notice and I sank deeper, the ground gave way and I fell to my death’ (Barry 1). Through being put in a hospital at three without his mother, Barry had a deep seated fear that any woman he loved could desen him. His fall is the loss of any sense of bonding between him and his wife out of this fear. His death is the dying of his feeling of love and relationship, and the pain it causes. Understanding these fears, Barry was able to leave them behind in later dreams and in life.
By learning to meet our insecurities (perhaps by using the last question in dream processing) we can dare more in life. This is in essence the same as meeting the fear of falling off our bike as we learn to ride.
If we never master the fear we cannot ride. Therefore some dreams take falling into realms beyond fear.
The following examples illustrate this.
Example: ‘Near where I stood in the school gymnasium was a diving board, about 20 ft off the ground. Girls were learning to dive off the board and land flat on their back on the floor.
If they landed flat they didn’t hurt themselves—like falling backwards standing up’ (Barry I).
The school is where we learn. Once we learn to fall ‘flat on our back’, i.e. fail, without being devastated or ‘hurt’ by it, we can be more creative. Going fast to an edge and falling: could mean overwork and danger of breakdown of health.
Example: ‘As I prayed I realised I could fly. I lifted off the ground about 3 feet and found I could completely relax while going higher or falling back down. So it was like free fall. I went into a wonderful surrendered relaxation. My whole body sagging, floating in space. It was a very deep meditative experience (Sarah D). Sarah has found an attitude which enables her to soar/dare or fall/fail without being so afraid of being hurt or dying emotionally. This gives a form of freedom many people never experience. This does not arise from denying or suppressing fears.
Seeing things fall: sense of danger or change in regard to what is represented. Person falling: wish to be rid of them, or anxiety in regard to what they represent; end of a relationship. Child, son falling: see baby; son and daughter under family. House falling down, personal stress; illness; personal change and growth due to letting old habits and attitudes crumble. Example: ‘I was standing outside my mother’s house to the right.
The ground in front had fallen away.
The house was about to cave in. I felt no fear or horror. Instead I was thinking about new beginnings and the possibility of a new house’ (Helen B). Helen is here becoming more independent and leaving behind attitudes and dependency. See house; abyss; chasm. See also flying. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Doubt and insecurity. You need to let go, as in Brook, Leaf, and Parachute. Dreams of falling often appear if you are in the process of transition to a new stage in life. Particularly when you are trying out something new, you will first, just as in the dream, fall flat on your face.
A falling dream happens again and again if you are fighting against your own limitations.
It is very helpful to change falling dreams into flying dreams.
According to Freud, falling dreams are always sexual. In the case of women, the question revolves around giving in to erotic desires (fallen women). Freud has dealt with the symbol of falling extensively in his Interpretation of Dreams.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Falling has come to be interpreted as surrender (particularly sexual) and with moral failure, of not being as one should.
3- We may feci we are slipping away from a situation, essentially we are losing our place. This can be because of others’ negative influence.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The need for improved balance and control; feeling helpless.
Going beyond safe boundaries and losing yourself; overextension.
A phobia: The fear of falling (or fear of heights) may manifest in a dream to help you overcome the anxiety.
Letting go of something you perceived as an important foothold can cause falling dreams, like the first time a young person moves into her / his own apartment.
Lost status or the proverbial “fall from grace.”... The Language of Dreams
Vision: For a woman, dreaming about falling is a metaphor for letting herself go. Falling means that you’re stumbling into an unpleasant situation. Feeling the act of falling, physically, is not a cause for alarm.
It is simply a case of “getting back into your body”—waking up too quickly It might also be a sign of low blood pressure. Falling into a ditch: your reputation will suffer. Falling over something: a certain matter is made clear to you. Stumbling without falling: things could have been a lot worse. Watching others falling: you’re going to unmask your enemies just in time. See Abyss, Fall.
Depth Psychology: Dreams about falling are a sign of the fear you have of people taking the “reins out of your hand,” of losing control. Have you lost faith in yourself, lost your sense of self-worth? .Are you afraid that others—for whatever reason—are going to “drop” you? Are you losing your good reputation? Or: have you “dropped” an old belief or opinion?... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreaming of falling often implies the fear of losing control and resulting disaster.
If the dreamer falls a great distance, then he should start finding solutions right away, for there is danger of severe complications.
If the dreamer falls a short distance and is unhurt, the damage will be minimal and can easily be set right.
A pun: Something important will happen, or difficulties will be resolved, by the “fall” (autumn). Astrological parallel: Scorpio Tarot parallel: The Tower... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
It is a symbol of fear. It may be a violation of the moral code, which, to women, is disastrous. Falling may also mean failure in your work or in the management of your home.
It is not an encouraging dream.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
• They occur when we feel the ground beneath us has given way, or when we’re feeling particularly vulnerable or insecure as happens when we fall in love or fall out with someone.
• When this dream occurs reflect on what you feel has “fallen apart” in your life or where you feel unsupported or lacking in confidence.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
It is not necessarily a case of conscious self-aggrandizement; indeed, usually one is not conscious of it at all. Hence the need for the dream! Self-inflation may be of two kinds: where the ego is ‘possessed’ by some unconscious factor; or where the ego will not deign to pay attention to the unconscious; or both.
If you are prone to accidents, these may be symptomatic of an ego that is too much under the control of (unintegrated) unconscious forces.
(2) The fear of falling felt in a dream may be symbolic of your real-life fear of letting go. Perhaps the dream is urging you to stop resisting an impulse from the unconscious.
The anxiety expressing itself in a dream of falling may best be dealt with by letting yourself go with the fall, with a view to both finding out what it is that you are frightened of and finding a way of transforming the anxiety-response into a more positive and creative response. Strephon Kaplan-Williams recommends that you stay with the falling in the dream itself (having prepared yourself to do so beforehand), not wake up before the end of the dream. As a way of preparing yourself to do that, you might try writing out the dream again - or re-living it in imagination - only this time letting the fall complete itself. You may learn a lot from this. See also Flying, section (4) and Introduction, pages 14—15 and 38-39.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
According to oneiric sources consulted, dreaming that you fall into mud means that someone has lied about you. Other dreams of this type predict economic losses.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A fall is one of the most frequently occurring dream images, and all human beings have experienced this at one time or another.
A fall can be very frightening; however, the real danger is not the fall itself, but the sudden stop that is likely to follow. Therefore, the real source of the fear associated with this symbol is what may occur, and the anxiety about not being able to directly impact the outcome of a situation.
The deeper meaning of falling dreams is that the highest road to take in any difficult situation is to surrender yourself to the lack of control you are experiencing. In any situation where there is no control to be had, letting go is the only powerful choice to make. Most dreams of falling do not end in landing, further cementing the symbolic connection of this image with surrender. Where and how you land will be directly tied to the quality of your descent.
The more graceful the fall, the more likely you will benefit from where you wind up.
The context will offer you subtleties of meaning by examining the way you are falling in your dream. Falling backward indicates not being able to see the direction you are taking. Facing forward might enable you to see what you are facing, but your fall still indicates lack of control. Spiral twisting is an even stronger loss, as in spiraling out of control.
The amount of fear felt in the dream is the barometer of how much unconscious fear is being suppressed.
A fall that is easy and flows with a sense of surrender might be telling you that you are ready to let go of control in some situation. Falling in a dream could be compensating for some area in your life where you are reaching higher than is appropriate to your current circumstances or level of development.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of falling also occur when one feels completely overwhelmed or out of control, such as during a divorce or the loss of a job.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Typically, the act of falling in dreams suggests loss of control and anxiety in the sleeper’s waking life. The anxiety could be related to work, or it could be related to sexual inhibition or low self-esteem. Such may be the fear of the fall that you could awake with a jolt.
If this occurs, it is important to remember the circumstances of the fall in your dream, as this will help you understand its hidden message. According to Freudian theory, dreams of falling indicate that you are contemplating giving into a sexual urge or impulse. You may be lacking indiscretion. According to biblical interpretations, dreams about falling have a negative overtone and suggest that man is acting and walking according to his own way of thinking, and not that of the Lord.... The Element Encyclopedia
If this isn’t the case, falling dreams may be your dreaming mind’s way of drawing your attention to feelings of frustration and loss of control. In which area of your life do you feel you are ‘falling down’, slipping or losing your place? Are you anxious about schoolwork, your love life, your career or your domestic life? Dreams of falling can be associated with feelings of loss of control or letting yourself down; sometimes the sensation is so terrifying that your conscious mind jerks you awake mid-flight. If, in your dream, you fall and were unharmed, this is a clear sign that your current situation is less uncertain than you think. Whatever the scenario in your dream, if falling is a part of it, your unconscious is urging you to identify the source of your feelings of uncertainty and try to find a solution even if that means accepting something less than you hoped for, or accepting your limitations. See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS.... The Element Encyclopedia
The fish may be the wisdom we have not yet brought to consciousness, regarding our personal journey in time and eternity. Fishing: creating a receptive state of consciousness which allows the deep insights or processes to become known; trying to find spintual nourishment. Eating fish: integrating our inner realisations; partaking of Christ. Eaten by fish: feeling threatened by the unconscious; threat of losing conscious or rational direction of life. Dead fish: non-expression of basic urges. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Alternatively, could your stomach have been protesting in your dream because it is literally crying out for nourishment, either literally or because you are feeling starved of love?
If your intestines were the source of discomfort in your dream, could your unconscious have been focusing your attention on them to ask if you have the guts to do something that you have been dreading? If you felt nauseous or sick in your dream, your dreaming mind might have been trying to pinpoint a bad or negative feeling in waking life with which you need to deal; if you were physically sick in your dream, this suggests you were getting rid of it. Perhaps you are sick of a job, a relationship or a situation in waking life. A dream of a stomach ache may refer to your having to stomach someone or something, and feeling unable to do so. Try to discover who or what is upsetting you.... The Element Encyclopedia
In the earliest religions, nature was thought to be alive with a multitude of spirits. The nature spirits were worshipped in order to maintain a harmony with them. Civilization and the advance of technology have inhibited our contact with those elemental energies and spirits. Your dreaming mind may, however, take you on a journey to the realm of nature spirits where you can explore or confront various elements of your unconscious. To go into nature in your dreams is therefore to go into the wilderness of your unconscious where you will encounter primordial instincts. For Freudians, these basic instincts would be sexual, whilst Jung would see natural settings as symbolic of the nurturing but sometimes harsh mother archetype.
Dreams of nature may also reflect your sense of being grounded or connected to Mother Earth. The dream environment may represent your core essence, unaffected by personality traits, your bare nature or something that comes naturally to you and is second nature. Finally, the great outdoors is usually seen as a surrounding that is supposed to bring relaxation and have a calming, nurturing effect on people; your dream may therefore be prompting you to take some time out from your busy routine. See also ELEMENTS; FLOWERS; PLACES; TREES; WEATHER.
Natural Features... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Inability to accept or intense fear of a situation.
3. A need or desire to “purge” a usually emotional, sometimes behavioral, set of traits or reactions.
4. Possible illness or pregnancy. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- The body often has its own way of alerting us to difficulties, and it may be that nausea in a dream indicates a problem before it manifests in the physical.
3- Nausea can also suggest an awareness of something spiritually rotten or putrid.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The ocean and the sea are also a symbol of the feminine principle, so a dream of being overwhelmed by a wave may suggest that you are being smothered or dominated by a woman in your life, whilst calmly floating in the sea or surfing the waves suggests a good relationship with yourself, and perhaps with a woman.
If you are struggling against the tide, this is a sign that you are not making the progress you had anticipated, but that you are nonetheless gaining strength and wisdom from the struggle.
If a sea monster emerges from the depths, could this symbolize unconscious fear or even an aspect of yourself that is being repressed in waking life?... The Element Encyclopedia
If the water is quiet and peaceful, it is a good sign, whether it is the Sea, or a lake or a river. But if it is stormy or rough, then beware, for you have a difficult time before you, and will need all your courage.... Mystic Dream Book
If this is not feasible, it means that he may face adversities, though become known for his good nature and deeds.
If a learned person sees himself delivering a sermon at Mina, and if the people listen to him attentively in the dream, it means that he will rise in station and lead his people, or he could be appointed as a project manager or become an administrator.
If one does not complete his sermon or prayers in the dream, it means that he will attain such a position, though he will be quickly removed from it.
(Also see Pilgrimage)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to dream that she glides swiftly over the sea with her lover, there will come to her sweet fruition of maidenly hopes, and joy will stand guard at the door of the consummation of changeless vows. See Ocean. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If drowning in sea, being overwhelmed.
3. Emotionally insecure, particularly with one’s mother.
4. If calmly swimming, riding or paddling along, good relationship with mother or maternal ﬁgure.
5. If ﬁghting successfully against the tide, making progress in difﬁcult relationship.
6. Unconscious mind.
7. Play on words which indicates one should “see” something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The sea, with its surface and hidden depths, lends itself to depicting this human experience of known and unknown regarding self.
The enormity of the sea is also a visible image of the enormity of our own inner world, most of it unknown, and also the relationship we have with the universe, which we exist in yet know so little about.
The sea holds vast treasures, curiosities, and our history—not simply because life emerged from the sea. or our blood is as salt as the ancient sea, but because so many ships and shorelines are now beneath the waves. Sometimes these can be recovered, and this depicts our remembering or making conscious.
Example: ‘My husband and I were standing looking at the sea’s surface. It was just falling night. I saw a mass of dark shapes, thought it would be a school of fish. Then we were looking at water birds, maybe ducks, again dark shapes as the light had almost gone. Then there was a hole in the sea, like a belly button, I was wondering what it was, how was it being made, was there something under the water? Something very big was coming up to the surface very close to me. It shot me to wake (Ginny Q). Ginny and her husband had been exploring the content of their dreams.
The image of the sea shows Ginny sensing there are enormous depths to her own being, and something big—a previously unconscious complex of insights and feelings—is becoming conscious.
So, generally the sea represents the boundary between unconscious and conscious; our processes of life and the ongins of our life; the wisdom, still unverbalised because locked in process rather than insight, of our existence; source of the huge life drives, such as that which urges us towards independence, mating and parenthood, a symbol of infinite energy or consciousness, in which human existence is only a tiny pan. Example: A small speed boat was at sea. But the sea dissolved anybody who fell in. One man fell in but held himself together as a blob of water and jumped back to the speedboat. I remember the words “The sea is a great solvent” (Tim P). Tim is aware of his unconscious sense of being a pan of the huge sea of life or energy. In it one might lose one’s sense of identity. In the end, identity is ‘held together’ by one’s own belief in oneself.
Going under the sea: bringing internal contents to consciousness; remembering the womb expenence; letting our ego surrender a little, looking at death.
If there is a sense of hugeness, depth: going beyond the boundaries of experience usually set up by our conscious self or ego. Waves: impulses, feelings and emotions, such as sexuality, anxiety, anger. Tide: rising and falling of feelings such as love, pleasure or sexuality; may refer to aging when going out; tide in our affairs. Example: *l am either standing at the edge of the sea or near, when suddenly enormous tidal waves appear in the distance and are coming closer. I know they will engulf me, I turn and run away. Sometimes they do overtake me, other times I wake up’ (Mrs AV). We can run from pleasure and wider insight, just as much as from pain or fear. Idioms: all at sea, plenty more fish in the sea, lost at sea. See beach; fish, sea creatures. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If the seas are stormy and the waves high: you feel threatened and are afraid of “stormy” times. You are swim- ming: friendly, if invisible, energies are carrying you right now. Falling into the water: a tragic event. Drowning: a harmful situation has been avoided, because you are discovering the substance of your being. Emerging from the sea: a new beginning, one that is in harmony with your very essence.
A man dreaming of standing on a beach means he wants to be free and independent.
Depth Psychology: The sea is a symbol of the collective unconscious; you can trust it to carry you. It may also be a symbol of your feminine, motherly side—all life originated in the sea. Unconscious thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and hopes are at home here and are now beginning to surface and become conscious. This is the sea on which the boat of your life is sailing. See Archetypes, River, Ship, Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of being lost at sea, you are unsure about your feelings for a certain person.
A stormy sea or one with sea monsters suggests confusion and anxiety in the dreamer. On the other hand, a peaceful sea suggets the dreamer is comfortable with herself and her sexuality.
If you dream of catching a big fish from the sea, a wonderful opportunity will come to you. Also see “Currents.”... My Dream Interpretation
The state of the sea you dream of is significant.
A stormy sea can suggest passionate, fiery emotions that threaten to take control.
The threat of being swept out to sea suggests fear of emotional overwhelm.
• Looming danger is represented by huge waves, rough seas and the incoming tide. What’s approaching in your life that threatens to engulf you? • Sometimes dreams of this nature occur when you’re worried about finances and feel like you’re drowning in unpaid bills.
• Or this dream can signify fear itself - all those worries and anxieties that occur during the daily ebb and flow of life.
The sea also relates to our origins, it is a source of creativity, of fertility and birth.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
(2) The sea may be a mother symbol.
If so, it may represent either your own mother or Mother Nature. Drowning or fear of drowning would then symbolize (a fear of) being suffocated by a dominating mother or mother-attachment; or an unconscious death-wish. See also Dead / Death, section (4).
(3) Sea may symbolize the feminine, or any aspect of it (e.g. intuition, receptiveness). For a male dreamer, therefore, going to sea may symbolize getting acquainted with the feminine in himself - the anima (See Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6))
(4) Sea may symbolize creative potential. In mythology, water existed prior to creation, and the creator-god wresded with the sea-goddess and either made the world from her dismembered body or else impregnated her so that she gave birth to the world. Psychologically, therefore, the sea may symbolize the existence, within your psyche, of potential - the latent raw materials - for the creation of your true and total self.
(5) In mystic-meditative traditions there is the belief that the multiplicity of natural phenomena are merely different forms of one ultimately real thing (God, Brahman, Ultimate Reality, the One); and the One is commonly symbolized by the ocean, and the individual person or thing by a drop of water which eventually rejoins the sea from which it originally came. Freudians, like Moussaieff Masson, in his book. The Oceanic Feeling, may say that, if this piece of imagery appears in your dream, it signifies a death-wish, as in (2) above. Jungians would say it is a message from your unconscious concerning the disillusionment that awaits you if you continue to build your life round the ego, instead of acknowledging the One (life-force, God, or whatever you care to call it). Whether the Freudian or the Jungian interpretation fits you better should be easy to decide. See also Introduction, pages 8-10.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It is the boundless freedom and yet comforting sweetness of the mother’s womb. (See WATER, DROWNING, BLUE, BOAT, LAKE, MOTHER, and MOON)
In primitive myths, the sea existed before the world. It was uterus of other living beings. The sea is a symbol of raw materials and is associated with the creative potential of our being. From a spiritual perspective, it can represent the whole. We are each the drops that form part of it. According to some superstitions, falling into the sea ensures good health; and dive into it and emerge just before waking ensures that current difficulties will be overcome.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If she wears a bridal veil of sea foam, she will engulf herself in material pleasure to the exclusion of true refinement and innate modesty. She will be likely to cause sorrow to some of those dear to her, through their inability to gratify her ambition. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the sea horse is invisible, then it indicates that you need to face your personal concerns rather than trying to evade them. Perhaps you need to adopt a fresh approach to a situation.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you killed the monster in your dream, you will successfully deal with your personal issues and rise above them.... My Dream Interpretation
A sea shell also signifies your ego defensiveness to protect your vulnerability.
The shell is also a sign that you are evoking Aphrodite, goddess of love, passion and sensuality. See Goddess Aphrodite.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you do dream of traveling in a boat, pay close attention to the conditions of travel as they will reveal much about your waking situation. Are the waters calm or is a storm building?
If the boat is drifting aimlessly on the water, you may feel that you are lacking direction, whilst if the boat capsizes, this suggests imminent danger or obstacles ahead.
If you are enjoying a tranquil boat ride that is slowly but surely heading in the right direction, this could imply a sense of anticipated success with a particular project in real life. A ferry is an archetypal vessel associated with transition from one stage of consciousness to another, and the ferryman is the archetypal wise old man.
If you dream of docks, this is a symbol of the safe ground you leave behind as you begin your voyage of discovery.... The Element Encyclopedia
The dream may also be a pun on “seeing food” and thus you may want to look up “Food” for further meaning.... My Dream Interpretation
To see someone branding and sealing people’s hearing, sights, mou th or hearts in a dream means that God Almighty abhors their actions and qualities.
If a qualified person sees himself stamping cases of merchandise, or sealing coffers with his ring in a dream, it means that he may receive such a position or become a controller.
If he is poor, it also means that his needs will be promptly satisfied.
(Also see Cauterize)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Historically, a wax seal confirmed authority and power. It was also a symbol of identity.
Nowadays in dreams, it is much more likely to signify legality or correct moral action. In dreams, the possession of a seal gives us the authority to take responsibility for our own actions.
2- When we dream of legal documents, to become aware of the seal can indicate that a conclusion has been reached which is both binding and secret.
To be breaking a seal indicates that we arc possibly breaking a confidence or someone’s trust in us. It has also been suggested that a man breaking a seal in a woman’s dream suggests that she will lose her virginity or purity at some level.
3- Spiritually a seal suggests hidden knowledge. Not all esoteric and occult information is available to everyone. Such information is only entrusted to someone who has the courage to break the seal.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The dream may also represent the necessity to resolve a pending issue.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To be breaking a seal indicates that we are possibly breaking a confidence or someone’s trust in us. In dreams, the possession of a seal gives us the authority to take responsibility for our own actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the seal was the monogram or crest variety, as in a ring or fob, it signifies passing legal worries. A wax seal forecasts early success.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Depth Psychology: Seeing something already sealed means that you need to accept a decision—resisting it would be futile. Have you sealed something or received something from someone else that was sealed?... Dreamers Dictionary
Searching What you seek in the dream can be physical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual. Perhaps, it is about a new solution to a problem.
If you dream of looking for someone you know, it indicates feelings of anxiety about the relationship you have with that person in real life. You might want to end an emotional separation.
It is important to ask whether what you have been looking for is really worth it.
If the answer is negative, the dream reflects your loss of illusion and hope.
This is usually a spiritual dream. Myths such as the one King Arthur is in search of the Holy Grail describe the process of inner transformation of the self.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you see other people conducting a séance during a dream it symbolizes people with ties to the Occult attempting to influence your life ... Christian Dream Symbols
2- A seance is better known nowadays as a sitting. In dreams it may register that the best way we can contact our own spiritual self is by sitting still.
3- Spiritually, one needs the qualities of patience and determination symbolised by sitting in order to progress.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Missing someone who has passed over, and wishing that person was nearby to provide advice or companionship.
Getting in touch with vour own feelings regarding death and the afterlife.
Potential missives from beyond.
The subconscious may choose this type of dream to convey ghostly messages because it is a familiar, less frightening apparition.
Matters of communication between yourself and the realms of spirit, including the Divine. How well does the seance progress? Does there seem to be an obstacle to effective mediumship? If so, consider what that obstacle is within your own life that likewise hinders vour ability- to accept or commune with the sacred.... The Language of Dreams
It is necessary for you to observe the world rather than focusing on minute details. You may yearn to discover spiritual awareness.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are young, it is more likely to be material success and prosperity than the meaning of life; the reverse may apply if you are over thirty-five. What all age-groups are likely to be in quest of is love; but the kind of love may differ: for some it will be casual sexual encounters; for others, romantic ‘true love’; for others, mystical union with all things.
(2) Does the dream indicate whether your search is good? Perhaps it is telling you that you are chasing a will-o’-the-wisp; that you are not putting first things first; or that it is time for you to transfer your energies to some other pursuit. Ultimately, those spiritual teachers may be right who say we already possess all that is worth having, and only need to realize that we possess it; and that even the love we all want (as distinct from what we think we want) is a capacity for loving that occupies the centre of every being. However, in each individual life everything has its own season.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If we arc searching for someone we may be conscious of our loneliness.
If we arc searching for something we may be aware of an unfulfilled need.
Searching in a dream for something we have lost can suggest either that we need information from the past, or that we feel we have lost our identity. Searching also suggests more of a commitment to actually finding than just simply looking.
The movement towards spirituality often begins from a feeling of searching for something.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For example, seeking a missing coin might represent a longing to recapture financial security after a loss, and looking for a person can represent the desire for a mate.
How does the search feel? Is it futile or hopeful? If the former, perhaps your present focus is in the wrong place. What we think we need and what’s hest for us are not always in sync.... The Language of Dreams
If we are searching for someone we may be conscious of our loneliness.
If we are searching for something we may be aware of an unfulfilled need.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- A searchlight in a dream denotes focused attention and concentration.
If the searchlight is trained on us, we need to consider our actions and behaviour.
2- A searchlight can suggest insight into matters which concern us. We have turned the searchlight on them in order to ascertain the real truth.
A searchlight is used to light the way ahead.
3- A searchlight will allow us to comprehend spiritual matters so that we can reject the unnecessary.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An alternative symbol for, and more ancient type of, a cup.
The voice of the water, the emotional, intuitive nature, reaching out to us from the swell of busy thoughts.
For some sea creatures, a type of annor that also becomes a home when necessary. Are you becoming too reclusive, or too picky about your personal space?... The Language of Dreams
Its link to Aphrodite—goddess of love that emerges from the sea on a giant seashell—makes it forecast marriage and travel by sea. A full shell promises success and happiness; empty, however, indicates loss of time and money.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you find yourself scanning the horizon looking for a boat, you may be worried about not reaching some aspiration or desire. To be on the shore looking for shells or other objects hidden in the sand could reflect your desire to increase your inner resources. (See WATER and SEA)
An empty beach symbolizes an opportunity. A beach with a lot of people predicts that you will feel protected and safe.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Spring - is the beginning of the growing season; we receive practical lessons in our relationships with self and others;
Summer - is a continued time of high energy and rapid learning;
Fall - brings a slowing of the energy and we harvest the insight from our lessons;
Winter - is a period of spiritual introspection, sorting, and preparation for the next spring of growth.... The Dream Books Symbols
2- The need for us to be able to divide time into periods or phases arises initially from the necessity to co-operate with the seasons from a survival point of view. Given deadlines and limitations, the human being is able to survive through striving.
3- The division of the year into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter gives occasion for celebrations and festivals.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Autumn: The realization of maturity, and harvest from hard labors. Potentially also the need to conserve despite bounty; putting things in order before inclement “weather” (literally or figuratively) puts everything on hold.
Winter: A time of rest, or a cooling-off period when things can be reevaluated (see Ice, Snow).
Spring: A new beginning, refreshed hope, and the first signs of progress or growth with regard to a specific circumstance. Also, fertility (see Rain).
Summer: Warm feelings, potentially becoming “hot” (like a tiff turning to an all-out argument, or simple flirtation becoming passion). Alternatively, profuseness of energy and increased social activity (see Fire).... The Language of Dreams
If you dream that the seasons occur in order it indicates that you need to live one thing at a time. Otherwise, you would have to analyze their meaning separately. Seasons can represent the state of your mind and the psychological and material conditions that prevail in it. This symbol reminds us that everything is variable and renewable. (See WINTER, FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER)
Since ancient times, the sun, solstices, and seasons have been linked to the human life’s stages. In addition, seasons are also associated with the four elements: earth is bare winter; spring is rain; heat and fire are the summer; and air, the fall winds.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A chair in a dream also represents a contractual agreement, making an oath, peace, tranquility and comfort, or it could mean establishing a business partnership.
(Also see Chair; Saddle)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are having trouble putting on or taking off your seat belt, indicates that you are worried about what is ahead in your future.... My Dream Interpretation
A firm stand will pay off. Other dreams about seaweed are suggestions that you need to rely on your intuition and trust your own instincts.... My Dream Interpretation
If a lagoon appears mysteriously, reminding you that still waters run deep, this could be referring to your own hidden strengths or weaknesses. Some dream researchers believe that lagoons in dreams are symbols of the womb, so perhaps when they appear in a dream, you are longing to retreat to a safe haven.
If you are a woman, they may refer to a desire for children and if you are a man, a longing for intimacy. Dream ponds can also reflect your unconscious personality, facets of which will be represented by the creatures who live in it.
If your dream pond is lifeless and stagnant, is your emotional life currently unfulfilling? If you watched a fish swim to the surface, could it have represented the emergence of your intuition? If the pool suddenly transforms into a whirlpool or maelstrom, this suggests emotional turbulence or confusion in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
If individuals cannot nurture themselves, attract loving connections, and protect themselves from danger, the basic constructs of a secure life are not likely to be available to them. Without these three important parts of life, fear will prevail. Therefore, when this dream image appears, issues of personal security are at the forefront of your unconscious expression. There are various levels of intensity associated with this symbol. It can fluctuate from a slightly loose tooth to having all your teeth crumble out of your mouth in a bloody mess.
The scale of intensity of the dream will indicate the amount of fear being expressed. Whether it is a general fear of being out of control, looking bad, aging, or some other issue of unmet needs, the appearance of this dream indicates underlying insecurity in some area of your waking life.
The teeth are used for chewing, and this association can indicate a need to “chew on something for a while,” as in mulling over a choice or course of action. “Sinking your teeth into something” refers to taking on life wholeheartedly. Losing your teeth in a dream could indicate an inability or unwillingness to do so. Losing our teeth as children is such a powerful rite of passage. On some level, losing your teeth in a dream will connect to the process of growing up, even in adulthood.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Losing teeth is a common symbol in a dream, indicating a change in the way the dreamer assimilates what is learned.... The Element Encyclopedia
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