To see yourself acrobating, you will have a sensation to answer for, and your existence will be made almost unendurable by the guying of your enemies.
To see women acrobating, denotes that your name will be maliciously and slanderously handled. Also your business interests will be hindered.
For a young woman to dream that she sees acrobats in tights, signifies that she will court favor of men. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If one gets the feeling of always being an acrobat, then one is feeling that his/her life is an act.
3.It is alright to take a risk on a project.
4. One must bring balance into one’s life or risk falling.
5. One is insecure about taking a certain step. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you watched an acrobatic performance, it would be wise to postpone any long-distance travel for at least a week.
If you performed the gymnastics yourself, you will overcome your present difficulties sooner than you expect.
If you dreamed of a friend or relation doing the acrobatics, it is a warning to look out for deception by the person involved.
To observe an acrobatic accident or failure is a dream of contrary; you will have a lucky escape from danger.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
It is the image of modern man’s fight for survival.
The dreamer is looking for validation, Applause.
According to Freud, this dream image appears to those who, as children, have witnessed sexual inter- course among adults. Even if it does not necessarily always address a question of sexuality, it clearly refers to the body and physicality. How are you treating your own body.7 How agile do you feel. This image can appear when you are not physically active enough.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of being an acrobat is a presage of success in an important undertaking.... The Complete Dream Book
If the Acrobat in your dream has an accident, or is unable to perform the attempted feat, then you will escape the full results of the peril that is hanging over you. ... Mystic Dream Book
To dream that you are a performing acrobat suggests that the scheming of your rivals is becoming unbearable to you.... My Dream Interpretation
If the acrobat falls, the scheme should not be undertaken.
If you are the acrobat, there is need for personal appreciation, such as a few encouraging words for a work well-done.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you watched an acrobatic performance, it would be wise to postpone any long-distance travel for at least a week.
If you performed the gymnastics yourself, you will overcome your present difficulties sooner than you expect If you dreamed of a friend or relation doing the acrobatics, it is a warning to look out for deception by the person involved.
To observe an acrobatio accident or failure is a dream of contrary; you will have a lucky escape from danger.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If it is an uncomfortable feeling, it might mean the instability happening in real life could end negatively (for example, economic losses). In these cases, the resolution of the dream will match future events. On the contrary, if these stunts are pleasant from an aesthetic point of view, the conflict you are worried about will probably make you stronger. And the most important is that you will clearly discover your true direction in life.
Popular tradition attributes the acrobat to inversion, the turning of a situation: adversity turned into joy, and vice versa, happiness turned into obstacles.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Feeling as if you’re jumping through proverbial hoops to please others or meet their expectations.
Walking a tightrope: A delicate situation with some implied danger, depending on your level of skill.
Contortionists: Having the truth or your sense of reality somehow twisted.
Tumbling: Being able to “roll with the punches” and still land on your feet. Alternatively, if being performed with another person, this may be a type of sexual dream (e.g., “taking a tumble”). Also, the ancient Minoans used tumbling as a type of fertility rite.... The Language of Dreams
If you witness a bank robbery in your dream, it is a warning that you should not gossip or tell your secrets to strangers, or the consequences will be unhappy.... My Dream Interpretation
2. A need or desire for time off, time away from routines in the outside world, usually for healing. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The few exceptions are usually very clear. Example: ‘My mother-in-law died of cancer. I had watched the whole progression of her illness, and was very upset by her death. Shortly after she died the relatives gathered and began to sort through her belongings to share them out. That was the climax of my upset and distress, and I didn’t want any part of this sorting and taking her things. That night I dreamt I was in a room with all the relatives. They were sorting her things, and I felt my waking distress. Then my mother-in-law came into the room. She was very real and seemed happy. She said for me not to be upset as she didn’t at all mind her relatives taking her things. When I woke from the dream all the anxiety and upset had disappeared. It never returned (told to author dunng a talk given to the Housewives Register in Ilfracombe).
Although in any collection of dreams such clearcut problem solving is fairly rare, nevertheless the basic function in dreams appears to be problem solving.
The proof of this lies in research done in dream withdrawal. As explained in the entry science, sleep and dreams, subjects are woken up as they begin to dream, therefore denying them dreams. This quickly leads to disorientation and breakdown of normal functioning, showing that a lot of problem solving occurs in dreams, even though it may not be as obvious as in the example. This feature of dreaming can be enhanced to a marked degree by processing dreams and arriving at insights into the information they contain. This enables old problems to be cleared up and new information and attitudes to be brought into use more quickly. Through such active work one becomes aware of the self, which Carl Jung describes as a centre, but which we might think of as a synthesis of all our experience and being. Gaining insight and allowing the self entrance into our waking affairs, as M L. Von Franz says in Man and His Symbols, gradually produces a wider and more mature personality’ which emerges, and by degrees becomes effective and even visible to others’.
The function of dreams may well be described as an effort on the part of our life process to support, augment and help mature waking consciousness.
A study of dreams suggests that the creative forces which are behind the growth of our body are also inextricably connected with psychological development. In fact, when the process of physical growth stops, the psychological growth continues.
If this is thwarted in any way, it leads to frustration, physical tension and psychosomatic and eventually physical illness.
The integration of experience.
which dreams are always attempting, if successful cannot help but lead to personal growth. But it is often frozen by the individual avoiding the growing pains’, or the discomfon of breaking through old concepts and beliefs.
Where there is any attempt on the pan of our conscious personality to co-operate with this, the creative aspect of dreaming emerges. In fact anything we are deeply involved in, challenged by or attempting, we will dream about in a creative way. Not only have communities like the American Indians used dreams in this manner—to find better hunting, solve community problems, find a sense of personal life direction— but scientists, writers, designers and thousands of lay people have found very real information in dreams After all, through dreams we have personal use of the greatest computer ever produced in the history of the world—the human brain.
1- In Genesis 41, the story of Pharaoh’s dream is told—the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows. This dream was creative in that, with Joseph’s interpretation, it resolved a national problem where famine followed years of plenty. It may very well be an example of gathered information on the history of Egypt being in the mind of Pharaoh, and the dream putting it together in a problem solving way. See dream process as computer.
2- William Blake dreamt his dead brother showed him a new way of engraving copper. Blake used the method successfully.
3- Otto Leowi dreamt of how to prove that nervous impulses were chemical rather than electncal. This led to his Nobel prize.
4- Friedrich Kekule tned for years to define the structure of benzene. He dreamt of a snake with its tail in its mouth, and woke to realise this explained the molecular formation of the benzene ring. He was so impressed he urged colleagues, ‘Gentlemen, leam to dream.’
5- Hilprecht had an amazing dream of the connection between two pieces of agate which enabled him to translate an ancient Babylonian inscription.
6- Elias Howe faced the problem of how to produce an effective sewing machine.
The major difficulty was the needle. He dreamt of natives shaking spears with holes in their points. This led to the invention of the Singer sewing machine.
7- Robert Louis Stevenson claims to have dreamt the plot of many of his stories.
8- Albert Einstein said that during adolescence he dreamt he was riding a sledge. It went faster and faster until it reached the speed of light.
The stars began to change into amazing patterns and colours, dazzling and beautiful. His meditation on that dream throughout the years led to the theory of relativity.
To approach our dreams in order to discover their creativity, first decide what problematic or creative aspect of your life needs ‘dream power’. Define what you have already leamt or know about the problem. Write it down, and from this clarify what it is you want more insight into.
If this breaks down into several issues, choose one at a time. Think about the issue and pursue it as much as you can while awake. Read about it, ask people’s opinions, gather information. This is all data for the dream process.
If the question still needs further insight, before going to sleep imagine you are putting the question to your internal store of wisdom, computer, power centre, or whatever image feels right.
For some people an old being who is neither exclusively man nor woman is a working image.
In the morning note down whatever dream you remember. It does not matter if the dream does not appear to deal with the question; Elias Howe’s native spears were an outlandish image, but nevertheless contained the information he needed. Investigate the dream using the techniques given in the entry dream processing. Some problems take time to define, so use the process until there is a resolution.
If it is a major problem, it may take a year or so; after all, some resolutions need restructuring of the personality, because the problem cannot disappear while we still have the same attitudes and fears. See secret of the universe dreams; dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If the cupboard is open, closed or you are trapped in it, this indicates how open or closed you are to other people and the possibility of change. To see a closet in your dream symbolizes something in your life that you have kept hidden. It may also signify an unveiling of previously hidden aspects of yourself as in ‘coming out of the closet’. Storing clothes in the wardrobe or dressing room may express the image you want to present to the outside world—or in Jungian terminology, the persona. A locked wardrobe indicates a desire for privacy, whereas a wardrobe overflowing with clothes suggests extravagance.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are prone to such dreams, you might want to try asking your dreaming mind to show you a way off the mountain or out of the jungle, forest or bog just before you go to sleep. Your dream may respond by offering you another dream scenario that may contain symbolic clues to help you solve your waking problem.
Any problem, obstacle or irritation you face in dreamland, such as being unable to find a pen when you need one, light bulbs suddenly going out, being unable to pick something up, trying and failing to start a car or put up a deckchair or assemble a pushchair can suggest a problem in waking life that you are finding difficult to resolve. Your dreaming mind has thousands upon thousands of symbolic disguises to draw upon, so whenever things don’t go smoothly in dreamland, the chances are this indicates situations in waking life that you are struggling to resolve.... The Element Encyclopedia
If he takes off his garment in public and does not feel ashamed of his nakedness in a dream, it means that he will be credited for his honesty.
If the person is sick in real life, it means that he will recover. Ifhe is indebted, it means that he will repay his debts. Ifhe is seized with fear, it means that he will regain his peace. Nakedness in a dream also means injustice. Stripping a dead person of his shroud means divorce, loss in business, repentance from sins, or it could mean guidance.
(Also see Undress)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
• Your sense of responsibility is overwhelmed and you feel you’re in danger of forgetting something important in your waking life. You may feel you’re not up to the job you’ve been given to do.
• It can also symbolise an unconscious desire to leave something behind e.g. you forget where you live because you don’t want to go home.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: You have maneuvered yourself into a difficult situation because you are on the wrong track or were led astray. Find a solution—quickly!... Dreamers Dictionary
• Sometimes dreams of being lost can relate to changes in your life that you’ve not yet adjusted to or acknowledged to yourself e.g. an unwanted divorce.
• Have you lost your way? Are you lacking in purpose and direction? Facing the confusion and getting help to clarify your options should get you back on track.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
The dream may also mean getting out of an unpleasant situation in good shape, but don’t “run over” other people and expect that they will accept your plan or idea. Running over somebody with your car: your carelessness will cost you money.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being run over by a train, ear, or machine: you have maneuvered yourself into a situation that vou can’t handle.... Dreamers Dictionary
It reveals your desire to get moving after a state of rest. The intention of activity, the start of projects with renewed vigor. To get up after a fall signifies the strength to want to move forward despite difficulties.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your dreams often feature themes of illness or loss of strength and you are concerned by these, see your doctor by all means; the chances are, however, that you feel unable to meet some internal or external commands in waking life. In your dreams, your unmet goals and high standards are making you ill. But dreams in which you have boundless energy and physical power seem to be telling you that you are capable of far more than you realize. In some cases, as with people who are seriously ill or disabled, dreams of extraordinary energy and good health are compensatory or wish- fulfillment dreams.
If, in your dream, you are weak because you have lost weight, this can suggest concern about body image but it can also indicate possessive, demanding behavior from the people in your life. Conversely, gaining weight and strength may show an excessive need for their approval and a childish need for instant gratification. Finally, if other people are watching either your feats of strength or growing weakness in your dream, this suggests that you are preoccupied with themes of competition. Who or what are you trying to compete with, surpass or vanquish?... The Element Encyclopedia
For a woman, she may arrive to teach you that having a satisfying relationship means being a man’s best fnend first.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To lose one, your actions will be condemned by enemies to injure your affairs. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The Ouroboros marries itself, impregnates itself with its phallic tail, and then kills itself, only to raise itself again.
The tail eater is also a dragon, and a sexual symbol. Of interest, too, might be the famous dream of the chemist A. Kekule von Strodonitz (1829-1896) about the Ouroboros. He came up with the key to understanding the benzol chain and said it was the dream of the Ouroboros that gave it to him.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A probationary period has a limit.
If you do not change, you will pay karmic consequences; for as you sow, you reap. Examine what it is that you have been putting off, changing or dealing with, and get it handled.... The Dream Books Symbols
To cut someone else’s hair is a warning of hidden jealousy around you.
A dream of braiding your hair predicts the forging of a new link of friendship, but to braid someone else’s hair portends an unhappy argument Curling or setting your hair pertains to em- tional affairs and promises either an improvement in your marital relations or a new romance.
Bleaching your hair suggests you would be wise to be somewhat less flirtatious, and dyeing it suggests that you are allowing vanity to overcome your common sense.
Having your hair pulled indicates untrustworthy friends or colleagues, and gray or white hair predicts sad (but not grievous) news.
To put brilliantine (or similar treatment) on your hair to slick it down smoothly is a forerunner of brightening prospects and/or advancement in status; to have your hair done by a hairdresser is a warning against repeating gossip.
Eating or chewing hair signifies that you would be well advised to give more attention to your own affairs and less to the affairs of others.
To find hair on some unusual part of your body promises a steady increase in material wealth.
See also Beard and Wig(s).... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Clothing that is too tight, too small or dating back to childhood suggests that something about your current attitude or approach is holding you back. It may also suggest that you are aiming for more than you can achieve in the present circumstances. For Freudians, tight clothing may indicate a preoccupation with the breasts and buttocks whose shape they reveal. The dreamer wearing loose clothing may be attempting to conceal their true self, but it may also represent a yearning to be free of inhibitions.
If you are wearing formal clothes when everyone else is dressed casually, perhaps you have ideas above your station; alternatively, the dream may be a warning against snobbery. On the other hand, being sloppily dressed in a formal setting may be suggesting that your behavior is damaging your prospects. It is also common to dream about being unable to find a suitable outfit or searching frantically for appropriate clothes; such dreams reflect anxiety about being adequately prepared to meet the obligations and demands placed upon you.
Dreamers dressed in shabby clothes, rags or clothes that have rips and tears may be projecting an image of inferiority or low self- esteem, and the dream may be a warning to build their confidence. A dream of a jumper, cardigan or other woolen garment unraveling may indicate a growing sense of disillusionment with some aspect of your waking life. The unraveling may be a sign that it is time to look to a new direction for inspiration.
If you are aware in your dream of a problem with your clothing, this is a positive sign as it suggests that you are already aware of tensions that are affecting you in waking life.
If you are unaware that you are dressed inappropriately and only notice this on waking, your unconscious is pointing to the source of feelings you have not yet understood. Finally, if you dream that you are wearing clothes remarkably different from your normal wardrobe, the implication is that you are ill at ease with your self-image. The color, style and texture of your clothes may be able to tell you which area of your life needs to be remolded.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Crocodile; Robbery; Thief)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See also Robbery.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) In a woman’s dream it is possible that the robber may be her father or her mother, in which case what she has been robbed of may be her penis! According to Freud, a female infant, seeing boys’ genitals, feels she has been castrated to prevent the fruition of her love for her mother.
Similarly, men may dream of their father as a robber. A male infant, said Freud, desires his mother and fears that his father may castrate him out of jealousy.
The occurrence of such dreams might suggest that the Oedipus complex has not been resolved in the dreamer. (For Oedipus complex).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the dreamer is concerned about safety, security, and financial affairs, this dream could reflect those fears. Whether the fear - that someone in some way is going to rip you off - is real or not depends on the circumstances and other symbols in the dream.
If the dreamer is looking for love, this could represent a warning: The dreamer could meet and fall for someone fascinating, but who has an agenda of his or her own and could end up breaking the dreamer’s heart.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
2. A sense of emotional loss in the ofﬁng.
3. Feelings of a loss of self, being drained, possibly of identity. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the thief is unknown in the dream, then he represents the Angel of Death.
If the thief is known to the owner of the house, it means that he will benefit from his knowledge, his trade, a good word of wisdom, or from someone’s advice. Ifan unknown thief enters one’s house and steals his washing basin, or his blanket, or a feminine item, or a similar house item in a dream, it may mean the death of one’s wife, or of a woman in his immediate family.
If a known thief robs someone of his money in a dream, it means that he slanders him.
If it is an unknown old man in the dream, it means that a close friend will backbite him.
A robbery in a dream also has positive connotations, except for a swaggerer who lives on betraying others.
If one sees himself sneaking up to steal something in a dream, it means that thieves will burglarize his house or business. Ifone sees himself stealing something in a dream, it means that he will commit adultery or lie.
(Also see Thief)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are the robber: you are about to get involved in a dangerous situation. Catching a robber in the act: be prepared to deal with a loss. Watching a robbery or being involved in one: hidden aggression; you are after something that is not yours. See Burglary, Thief.
Depth Psychology: The robber is part of your character, symbolizing primitive and dangerous impulses to which you should pay attention.
The dream is also a warning about losses to come— be very careful for the next couple of weeks. Sometimes the dream also warns you about a friend you trusted and who disappointed you.... Dreamers Dictionary
The dream will indicate the correct significance. I’o be dressing someone else in a robe is to protect them.
2- A robe can suggest our attitude to sex and relationships.
If it is clean we have a good self-image if dirty, the opposite.
A dirty robe could also suggest depression.
3- In spiritual terms the white robe is innocence and the seamless robe represents holiness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of a robe that is a costume or a ceremonial this represents that garment it is meant to evoke a sense of superiority, secrecy, power and status.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If it is clean we have a good self-image, if dirty, the opposite.
A dirty robe could also suggest depression.
A new robe might signify a new approach to the way we present ourselves, whereas an old one might suggest the comfort of a previous way of working.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The dream will indicate the correct significance.
To be dressing someone else in a robe is to protect them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the robe is spotted it means sin is in your life, Zech. 3:1-4... Christian Dream Symbols
2. Great fortune.
3. Domestic bliss (a nest of robins). ... New American Dream Dictionary
As a harbinger of spring, the robin nearly universally represents renewed hope, fresh beginnings, reversals in negative attitudes, and a dawning light being shed on difficult situations.
In England, an emblem of fertility, especially if one comes pecking at a window.... The Language of Dreams
2. Without a “soul,” going through the motions. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A repressive atmosphere has taken over. On the other hand, a robot is also doing work for us.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If this is the case, you’re your dream is giving you the message to de-program yourself of conventional paradigms and reconnect with your emotions and the feelings of your soul.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Robots do not appear in ancient books about dreams, but they have been converted into modern archetypes. In this technological age, these machines symbolize the fear of dehumanizing yourself. Further, they could reference the fact that death is inevitable.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The appearance of a robot in your dreams may point to someone who is cold and without feelings. It may mention that your behavior in a situation has become mindless and robotic. You may have lost your inspiration and freedom.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A robot is a nonhuman entity that is designed to replicate some level of human functioning.
Dreaming of one may reveal your own personal relationship to emotional responses with regard to accomplishment.
It is important to also ask yourself if there are areas in your life where you might be operating in such an automatic fashion that it might be draining you of vibrancy and joy.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you imagine you have a scant wardrobe, you will seek association with strangers. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Longing for new wardrobe. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Dressing room)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- A wardrobe, often because it is large, can have the same significance as a passage, and therefore suggests a period of transition. Because it houses our clothes, it also suggests how we deal with our self-image.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that you have a small wardrobe (not many clothes) means that you want to meet new friends.
To dream of opening a wardrobe (clothes cabinet) suggests that you are revealing some hidden truth or secret.... My Dream Interpretation