What you feel in a dream, and the feeling tone of particular items or the environment in a dream are extremely important.
(1) Feelings in dreams are not symbolic: they represent nothing but themselves. They are feelings you really do have, even if you have shut them out of your consciousness.
(2) Feelings and moods in dreams are more often negative than positive: grey rather than sunny, violent rather than peaceful. This is because dreams express feelings you have repressed out of fear. Dreams have a therapeutic purpose, and that is why they bring to your attention those parts of you that are painful.
(3) Occasionally, however, a dream may express a beautiful positive feeling: glorious erotic fulfilment; blissful oneness with life; love, even for people who have hurt you. Such a dream may usually be understood as indicating the direction in which you should be moving.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Buddhism, far more than Christianity or Islam, has a very strong pacifist element. The orientation toward non-violence has played a significant role in the political history of Buddhist countries. In dreams, the Buddha characterizes the highest spiritual attainment; enlightenment and the true wisdom that accompanies it. The Dalai Lama is head of the dominant Dge-lugs-pa order of Tibetan Buddhists and, until 1959, both spiritual and temporal ruler of Tibet. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in recognition of his non-violent campaign to end Chinese domination of Tibet. In dreams, a meeting with the Dalai Lama suggests a message of justice, peace and inner strength.
In dreams, Jesus Christ symbolizes love, a high spiritual messenger or someone who sacrifices everything for a goal, whilst Mother Teresa is the archetypal mother figure who characterizes selfless love, compassion and giving aid. Once Mother Teresa was asked how she could continue visiting the terminally ill, day after day after day, feeding them, wiping their brows, giving them comfort as they lay dying. She said, ‘It’s not hard, because in each one I see the face of Christ in one of His more distressing disguises.’ Abraham Lincoln paved the way to freeing the slaves from oppression, and so in dreams he represents integrity and things of which you should be proud.
Martin Luther King was an American clergyman, Nobel Prize winner, a prominent advocate of non-violent protest and one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights movement. His ‘I have a dream’ speech is known the world over and in dreamland the appearance of King himself may be urging you to commit yourself to a cause and strive to achieve your dreams. A similar figure is Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian nationalist leader who established his country’s independence from Britain through a non-violent revolution.
If Gandhi appears in dreams, he characterizes living spirituality or fighting for spiritual principles.... The Element Encyclopedia
Now and again your dreaming mind may conjure up powerful images of notoriously evil people to warn you against the destructive effects of negative forces in yourself, or in some aspect of your waking life. These people embody the classic shadow or villain archetype. Similarly, your dreaming mind may come up with images of people celebrated for their incredible compassion and goodness; your unconscious may have chosen such people to inspire and encourage you to find healing within, or to reach out to others with compassion. Such images are typically archetypal symbols of the teacher and healer.
The following list is merely a starting point, being far from comprehensive, but if any of these well-known figures appear in your dreams, try to find out why. They are such vivid and colorful examples of the potential power of good or evil in waking life that their appearance in dreamland should be taken extremely seriously as a powerful message from your unconscious.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of good bye signify completion, leaving, fulfillment, nostalgia; dealing with issues of attachment. You’ve come to the end of an interaction. Perhaps you are in a transition between one chapter of your life and another, and you dealing with issues of completion and closure. Take heart in knowing that the end is always the beginning of something new.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Doing a good deed in a dream means repentance, reestablishing the connection with one’s blood relations, uniting one’s family with love or being charitable in helping a poor person.
If one sees himself calling people to God Almighty in a dream, it means that he will be saved from hell-fire. Doing good deeds in a dream such as charity, prayers, invoking God’s blessings, helping others, protecting the rights of others, commanding what is lawful and shunning what is forbidden incurs the divine pleasure and bounty, and brings profits to one’s business, pays his debts, dispels his fears and leads him to receive a leading position in his community. Thanking God Almighty for His favors in a dream means receiving an inheritance. Doing a good deed in a dream also signifies receiving encouragement or having encouraging ambitions.
To spend money on God’s path in a dream means receiving money in wakefulness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Positive experiences are usually less common in dreams than negative experiences; but when they do appear, their purpose is to compensate, inspire, encourage and motivate.
According to Jung, dreams are a compensation for what is going on in daily life. They can serve as a positive or negative compensation. In this way they attempt to balance the psyche. For example, if you experience unhappiness in daily life, you may have a positive, uplifting dream of happiness and contentment. There may also be an element of wish-fulfillment. For example, if you are in financial trouble in your waking life, you may have an exciting dream about winning the lottery.
As well as serving a compensatory or wish-fulfillment function, your dreaming mind may conjure up images of courage, bravery or tenderness in dreams to highlight the need for you to be equally courageous, brave or tender in your waking life. Dreams that feature kindness, love, goodness and purity also highlight qualities that you might want to consider nurturing within yourself.
And if you see yourself acting like a saint or a hero in your dreams, the message may be that if you follow the example set in your dream you may find a way to overcome obstacles that are holding you back so you can move forward in certain areas of your life. See alsoBAD DEEDS; FAMILY; RELATIONSHIPS; SEX.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of being lucky, you will be lucky in real life. BUT - this dream also contains a warning that if you let the luck go to your head, you are likely to reverse it.... My Dream Interpretation
Good luck superstitions have been around for centuries and vary from culture to culture. Here are some of the most common and their appearance in your dream can, depending on the context and mood of the dream, be a positive sign: Fingers Crossed. Knock on wood. Sneezing three times before breakfast.
Meeting three sheep. Looking at the new moon over your right shoulder. A four-leaved clover. Spilling wine while proposing a toast. Putting a dress on inside out. Nine peas in a peapod. Hearing crickets singing. Picking up a pin. Dropping a glove. A horseshoe. Peacock feathers. Cutting your hair during a storm. Sleeping facing south. White heather. Picking up a pencil in the street. Breaking clear and uncolored glass. Walking in the rain. Sleeping on un-ironed sheets. Avoiding cracks in the sidewalk. An itch on the top of your head. Scissors hanging on a hook. A ladybird on you. Carrying an acorn on your person will ensure good luck and longevity! Picking up a piece of coal that has fallen in your path. Black cat. To have one’s garments caught up by a bush or briar when out walking promises monetary gain.
New enterprises will be fortunate if begun at the time of the new Moon. You meet the same person twice when out on business. Dolphins swimming near a ship. A naked woman on board a boat is said to calm the seas. Setting out to play golf on a rainy day. Rabbit’s foot. See a penny, pick it up.... The Element Encyclopedia
If they are without any defect, giving off a good odour, it means he will discharge Zakaah and his wealth will remain protected against all calamities. Also his wealth will be purified and his own condition will improved.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Glenda, the good witch in the Wizard of Oz, waves her magic wand to remind the dreamer that the power to get home is within. She may come to represent a spiritual guide who protects the heroine on the Yellow Brick Road to enlightenment. She may point to a friend who is compassionate and wise and who can give you some sound advice.
The good witch may also represent the higher self.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If someone says goodbye to you it is a sign that you have quite a negative attitude or habit in your life. This dream indicates that you have released something that hindered your progress.
If the sensation associated with this goodbye is unpleasant, it may indicate you are too relaxed in your habits. If, however, you are saying goodbye to another, it is likely that soon you will meet this individual again. The farewell can also be a sign of peace, when you say goodbye to annoying aspects of your life; and a sign of great relief when obstacles that kept you back fall behind you.
According to most traditions, to say goodbye is a sad omen of marital separation and death of a loved one.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams that contain images of death, or of saying goodbye or farewell to family and friends, also suggest times of change. Such dreams do not mean that someone is going to die or that certain people are going to leave you, rather that a particular phase in life is coming to an end. The dream should contain clues regarding which phase in life is being referred to.
If you are the dead person or the dead person is unknown to you, then some aspect of your personality or some issue in your daily life needs to be left behind.
If a friend dies in your dream, perhaps that friendship has run its course, or perhaps your friend is about to get married and the nature of your friendship will change.... The Element Encyclopedia
Changes in the way you live and questions about your responsibilities. Separating from something important—a person, behavior, emotions—is imminent, has taken place, or is necessary. Compare this to Corpse, Death, Abortion, Sword, Divorce, or Funeral.
Folklore: A good sign, because you are letting go of something.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Saving goodbye to others in a dream: take a step back for a while and examine your relationship with them. At the same time, this dream may also be a sign that you will always find new friends. Saying goodbye to your parents: they might be worried or ill. Saying goodbye to a stranger: your problems will soon be over.
Depth Psychology: A goodbye is always a sign of a new beginning. Was it a sad farewell or one that brought relief? From what or from whom would you like to separate at this time?... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Resurrection signals your desire for something more lofty—more spiritual. In most cases, you have successfully completed an important step in your development and undergone inner renewal. This is a wonderful dream symbol!... Dreamers Dictionary