What Does Purging Mean In Dream | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Purging


(see Herbs)

If you’ve dreamt of ginger recently, you may discover that your zest for life and passionate interests are increasing.

Faithfulness: In the Koran, only the steadfast believers enjoy ginger-flavored beverages in paradise.

Honoring the gods. In China ginger was used as part of offerings, and in the Middle East it was favored for communing with the Divine.

Affection. When consumed, ginger generates a warm, cozy feeling within.

Assimilating new ideas or becoming more comfortable with a situation. Medicinally, ginger is an excellent aid to digestion.

If the ginger is consumed in the dream, this may represent purging figurative poisons from your system. Pythagoras recommended ginger for similar medicinal uses long ago.... The Language of Dreams


The Language of Dreams


(see Ait, Ink, Writing)

Boundaries you may have marked, or that other people created, delineating personal space and ground rules.

Figuratively, drawing the line on a situation that has gotten out of hand in your opinion, or holding the line with regard to a belief or ideal that you cherish.

Crossing a line: Going beyond a specific stricture, or breaking a taboo.

Consequences of actions or inactions, specifically those reaching into the future (e.g., something happening “down the line”).

Erasing a line reflects a purging of boundaries or limitations that were once important.... The Language of Dreams


The Language of Dreams


(see Animals, Fables)

Traditionally an emblem of purity. In fairy tales, the unicorn becomes a mount to only chaste maidens, and befriends only those who are pure in spirit.

The horn of this creature is an alternative phallic emblem.

It is also considered the most potently magical part of the animal—the “magic” in this sense being the seed of life (sperm).

If the horn of the creature is dipped into water, this represents the purging of some type of poison, be it emotional, physical, or spiritual.

In Greece, an alternative emblem for the moon goddess, and as such reflects a predominance of the intuitive nature in your decisions and interactions.

In China, this is a most beneficent dream. Here, the unicorn symbolizes the perfect balance between Yin and Yang, and all five elements in harmony (earth-air-firewater- ether / void). Seeing one indicates goodwill and kindness toward you from others, as well as the presence of gentle, wise companions.... The Language of Dreams


The Language of Dreams


To dream of a delta indicates a small hurdle to overcome before releasing the pent-up energy of a past investment.

To dream that you are standing in water in the vicinity of a delta may indicate the need for a physical purging. Alternatively, you may need an emotional purging such as a session with a good counselor.

The message from the unconscious is that once this release has taken place, the movement forward will be smooth and easy and an ocean of new life will open up before you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis


Dream Symbols and Analysis


To dream that you see fish in clear water streams indicates that you will find approval from the wealthy and the distinguished.

For young women to dream of fish suggests that she will find a charming, good-looking mate.

If the fish is swimming, then this could indicate conception. Some women will dream of fish swimming when they become pregnant.

The fish is also an old symbol of Christianity.

To dream about eating fish represents your faith, fortune, spirituality, stamina, kindness, and lasting relationships.

To dream about wading into water to catch fish suggests that you will find fortune through your talents and efforts.

To dream about dead fish represents that you may lose money or influence through a difficult circumstance.

To dream about cooking fish suggests that you are combining new beliefs with your faith and wisdom.

If you are cleaning fish then you are changing your outward expressions so they will be more satisfying to others. You are purging ill intent and being cautious of how you present your feelings.... Dream Symbols and Analysis


Dream Symbols and Analysis


If you dream of vomiting then you are purging negativity, guilt, shame and undesirable energy or programming. You are also releasing resistance to creativity, love and abundance that you desire. This dream could be a message to you find a healthy way to express and communicate your true feelings. See Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations


Strangest Dream Explanations


Purging irritations.... Expansions Dream Dictionary


Expansions Dream Dictionary


General Meaning: It can be a cause for concern if you dream that you are making love to someone that is not your spouse. You need to discern the spirit of the dream to determine if it is positive or negative.

• It is common to dream of embracing an unfamiliar man or woman. This could represent a leaning towards a prophetic or teaching ministry.

(Look up the symbol for ‘Man’ and ‘Woman” to get a full understanding on this) • The sexual act is a very intimate one. In fact in the Word when a couple made love, they were considered married. It meant that they were one. When you dream of having adultery, you need to ask yourself, “What am I becoming one with right now?” • Do you know the person you are committing adultery with in your dream? If so, determine what they could represent in your dream.

• Dreams • Positive: If you dream that you are embracing an unfamiliar man or woman, but it feels ‘right’ in the dream, then it could mean that the Lord is leading you to embrace something new in your life.

Negative: When you wake up feeling unclean and negative from your dream, then it is likely negative.

If you continue having this kind of dream, then the Lord is trying to tell you that you are marrying yourself to something that is not of Him.

• Consider this passage: • Proverbs 7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield; with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

• 22 He goes after her immediately as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks • This scripture is a perfect picture of the world.

The New Testament tells us that friendship with the world is enmity with God.

If you keep having this sort of dream, then it means that you are allowing yourself to partake of the world and things that are not of God.

• If you dream that your spouse is having an affair, you need to determine what your spouse represents to you.

If they represent the Lord in your dreams, it could mean that there is a contamination in your walk with the Lord.

• If you have a fear that your spouse is having an affair in real life and then you dream it, then your dream is clearly a purging dream. It means that you are simply living out in your dreams, the inner fears you have in reality.

• DO NOT: Accuse your spouse of an affair because you had a dream. You will only increase any fears and conflicts you have in your marriage.

• Visions • God is not in the business of revealing someone else’s sins.

A person’s sin is between them and the Lord. However it can happen as in the case of David where Nathan exposed his affair with Bathsheba for the sake of the people.

• If God reveals anything like this to you, it is for you to pray so that this can be exposed God’s way.

• If engaged in personal ministry, the Lord shows you the person in an adulterous affair of the past, it is for the purpose of healing and forgiveness. I recommend the use of tact in such a situation, followed up with prayer and counsel.

Negative: As in with dreams, if the vision you see is symbolic, then it means that the person in question is joining themselves to something that is not of the Lord. Either they are walking in the flesh or they are embracing the things of the world.

See also: Bed, Bedroom • ... The Way of Dreams and Visions


The Way of Dreams and Visions


General Meaning: The meaning for dreaming of a school, college and University is twofold: • 1. A picture of gaining knowledge and qualifying in a particular realm of your life.

• 2. A picture of the education system in the world.

Dreams Positive:

Depending on your personal view of school, you will have a different interpretation.

The most universal of course is a place of learning, and it speaks of the knowledge you have attained over the years.

• If you dream that you pass a test or go up a grade in school, it means that you have passed a spiritual test and that you are ready to move forward.

• It is an indication that you qualified in the task that the Lord gave you to do and now you are ready to be promoted to a new level.

• Of course with that new level will come more testing and learning.

• Matthew 25:21 His lord said to him, Well done, [you] good • and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will • make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.

• This may speak of spiritual maturity or of a ministry office.

• If you dream of going to a school or University, it means that there is some knowledge that you lack and the Lord wants you to receive it.

• If you dream of a school you attended in the past and your emotions are intense, then what you are looking at is a good example of a healing or a purging dream relates to that era in your life.

Negative: If you dream that you have to write the same test repeatedly or repeat a grade, it means that you have not learned the lesson that you needed to learn in life.

• If you keep dreaming of a school you attended in the past, it could mean that there are still hurts from this area that are troubling you.

See also: Buildings.... The Way of Dreams and Visions


The Way of Dreams and Visions



My most popular requests for dream interpretation are by far, dreams about teeth falling out. Apparently this is quite disturbing to people who have this dream...they simply MUST know what it means! In my experience, a dream about one’s teeth falling out usually symbolizes that the dreamer is having a challenge getting their voice heard, or feelings acknowledged. This may be referring to their conversations with a particular person such as their significant other, boss or friend; or can be generalized for people who are shy; to include almost everyone they come in contact with. The dreamer needs to brush up on conversational skills, believe in the value of their own opinion, learn how to be less intimidated by aggressive people, and become more assertive in making their voice heard. Once they do that, this dream (which is a common recurring dream) should evolve, show improvement or disappear altogether.


Every person that appears in a dream is supposed to represent an aspect of One’s Self, and not actually be about that other person at all. Rather, it is a quality or characteristic about that person that your dream is focusing on, and how it applies to YOU.

Try to think about what aspect(s) this could be. It can be something you admire and wish to follow or incorporate into your own personality. It could be a more negative characteristic that you may dislike intensely in your waking life, but which is telling you something about yourself and your beliefs, judgments or attitude. It could be a call to alter your thinking in some manner, in order to be more open-minded and accepting of this aspect in others and your own personality, because it is hampering your spiritual growth & making life harder for yourself. The other person in your dream is always mirroring something back to you about YOURSELF.

Try to discover what that something is, and go from there. Once you get it through your head that the other person’s appearance in your dream is NOT about them, but really about YOU, then you will be much more successful interpreting your own dreams. This takes constant reinforcing - I still find myself wanting to think it’s about that other person instead of me.


usually represents freedom from the physical body, as we experience in sleep & while dreaming where we don’t use our physical bodies but instead use our mental & spiritual bodies to experience our dreams. Everybody seems to have a natural inclination to want to fly, unless that is changed by a fear of flying due to a frightening incident in his or her waking lives. Flying = freedom. This could mean a desire for freedom, an “escape” from restraints in your physical life (like a mini-vacation for the mind) or any number of possibilities. Tie it in with the context of your dream...what were you doing in your dream besides flying? How did it make you feel? Also, the type of flying I’m referring to here is the person flying on their own without an airplane or any aircraft at all. Airplanes & other aircraft are different symbols dealing with spiritual awareness, among other things.


This type of dream relates to your current “lesson in life,” and if you learn how to interpret it, you’ll find out how you are progressing...yes, folks, you’re still taking tests and getting graded! Our “true selves” are our souls, and not our physical bodies. You are a spirit / soul having a physical dream, not the other way around. Ever feel like your life is like a play, and you are acting out some role that you don’t even understand, even surprising yourself with your actions sometimes? Bingo! When we sleep, that proverbial “Veil of Forgetfulness” that prevents us from “cheating on the test” is lifted, and we are shown what type of progress we are making (or, GULP, not making) and given guidance on what to do next. We always have free will in our waking physical lives, though.

If we stubbornly refuse to finish our tests, then we have that right - but we are doomed to repeat it until we pass it. And each time we turn away from the test, the next time it will be more unpleasant until finally we are forced to acknowledge it’s importance for our growth. The things we consider vitally important in our waking physical lives are not nearly as important as the TRUE reason we are here, which is to overcome our shortcomings so that we may get closer to our Source / God / Higher Power. To avoid learning the lesson is like forcing your soul to a fate similar to the mythical Greek god named Sisyphus who was doomed to keep rolling a boulder uphill for eternity, only to watch it roll back down & have to repeat the same tedious hard chore again & again. That sounds like school to me! So pay attention to the messages in dreams about schools, and you may advance faster. Do you really want to repeat kindergarten again?


This is supposed to symbolize you in your waking life, in your physical body. Your physical body is used by the soul pretty much like we use a car...it’s driven for awhile and we give it gas / nourishment & repairs as needed until it stops running, and then we go back home. Pay attention to your car, which symbolizes your physical body. Are you behind the wheel, or is someone else in control? You want to be in charge of your life, naturally. What is the color & condition of this vehicle? Do you seem to be driving it the right way, on a safe road in good condition, or is the road rocky, winding, or suddenly ends at a cliff? That would signal that you need redirection. The bigger the vehicle, the more energy you may be successfully using for your daily lessons, depending on the context of your dream. Note all clues as to how you are faring, and make adjustments accordingly.


You drive a car, but typically you LIVE in a house/apartment. Dreams about a house symbolize a larger aspect of your Self, and the aspects of self, which make us whole. Each room is said to symbolize a different aspect of your Self, for example:

An Attic symbolizes your Higher Self, and your spiritual development & progress. Look at other symbols in the attic of your dream, and try to evaluate what they mean. Also pay attention to the feeling(s) you experience in your dream...is it serious, enlightening or what, exactly? All these things are clues for you.

A Bathroom would symbolize the need for cleansing / purging / elimination of something in your life that isn’t quite working, or that has served it’s purpose and now it’s time to move on.

A Kitchen would symbolize the need or act of supplying nourishment or food for the body / mind / soul...whatever is currently “cooking” or developing in your life.

If the food is plentiful, you have what you need.

If the cupboard is bare, time to go shopping for new nourishment, and you need to figure out what is needed for that “shopping list.”

A Dining Room is similar to the kitchen, but has more to do with immediate needs for supplying & utilizing nourishment, and less with the preparation or taking stock of those needs.

The Main Room or Living Room symbolizes your daily interactions with others, and often you will have other people appearing in your dreams in this room. Remember, they represent aspects of YOUR Self, and not themselves.

(See PEOPLE, above)

Bedrooms symbolize the unconscious mind aspect of your self, rest, dreams, sometimes and sexuality issues in your life.

The Upstairs symbolizes your spiritual awareness aspect of self, or the Higher Self that holds all the keys or knowledge to this life’s role you are acting out, and always has your higher good looked after, no matter how it might seem otherwise.

The Downstairs / Basement symbolizes your subconscious mind / aspect of self, which deals with habits, old coping skills, self-regulation, ego.

That’s usually the part of our Selves that makes us feel “torn” between knowing we should do one thing, and inexplicably ending up doing the opposite.

(Don’t you HATE that?)

Old belief patterns & fears have to be corrected, if that is the case. Tackle & overcome it, and you will feel much more peaceful about your life.

The Ground Floor of a house represents your daily agenda; what’s currently going on in your life.

Revisiting Old Houses from Childhood or Earlier Times: this points to issues that probably are resurfacing in your current life, and need to be looked at, analyzed, and healed so you can move forward and not backward.

If you find yourself repeating the same old tired mistakes, or dealing with the same old tired fears, chances are you will have this dream.

A Hallway symbolizes that you have reached an area that is necessary to journey through in order to get to the other side, and it may be a narrow path that has to be traversed with care and awareness.

If you have that “closed in, claustrophobic feeling” then you need to expand your awareness/open your mind to more possibilities for completing this phase of your journey.


This symbol points to emotional turmoil, as in a “whirlwind of emotions”; and / or rapid or sudden changes in your life.

It is a sign to “get a grip” on what is possibly spinning out of control & deal more effectively with your emotions. Meditation and finding some private “thinking time” for yourself might be a good idea.


Pink: the color of love in all its forms. Often used to show healing through love.

Red: passion or anger.

Black: the unconscious mind; void; death of the old.

Grey: fear or confusion. White: truth, “coming clean,” purity; can also be symbolic of death & new beginnings.

Green: healing, growth, newness.

Blue: spirituality; could be a metaphor for “being blue” (look at context of dream).

Yellow: peacefulness, hope (as in “sunny disposition”); could be a cowardice metaphor.


I am not a numerologist, but I will put a few basic numbers here

One: unity, completeness.

Two: balance of yin-yang principles, or male / female energies-either it’s needed or it’s achieved.

Three: (common dream symbol) the trinity of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit, and the 3 principles uniting in harmony, as in body-mind-spirit harmony. This dream has an important spiritual message for you - pay attention!

Five: changes!


Newness or creation in your life, a new aspect of self is being formed and coming into being!... Common Dreams


Common Dreams


(1) Fire may symbolize libido, passion. Poking a fire may therefore mean arousing passion, and may be a symbol of the sexual act.

(2) It may symbolize a fever, and the dream may actually have been caused by a feverish bodily condition.

(3) If the fire is destroying or threatening to destroy a house, the house will almost certainly represent yourself (or, in the case of (2) above, your body). The dream will usually mean there is some (repressed) emotion that is liable to burst out destructively if it is not given your conscious attention. The same would apply if the fire was a conflagration - for example, a forest fire - threatening you.

(4) Fire - which can change liquids and even some minerals into air - may symbolize purification and transformation. (The Hindu custom of burning the dead is a symbolic purging.) If, therefore, what is being burned in the dream can be seen as a symbol of yourself, the message will be about getting rid of whatever has been blocking the way to a fiiller realization of your true self.

What we think we are is usually all those habitual responses that have been conditioned by past events and experiences. What we really are is eternal - that is, not conditioned by the past. So, to find our true self we have to ‘bum5 the past. Fire, like floods, is a fertilizer, making new things possible by destroying the old.

(5) In some contexts fire may be equivalent to light and may symbolize spirituality, truth, (self-)knowledge. (This is the opposite of hell-fire, which has been described as burning without giving any light. For the fires of purgatory see (4) above.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


(1) Water may symbolize the unconscious, and being swept away by a flood may mean your conscious ego feels threatened by something in your unconscious. Identify the source of the threat and make some sort of pact with it whereby its demands for expression can be met in a way that will increase the well-being of the total psyche.

(2) Water may be a feminine symbol, and the threatening flood may be your mother or your attachment to mother, who / which may be hampering your individual development. See also Mother.

(3) Flood-water is destructive but also fertilizes and makes new growth possible. (Myths of a flood are universal; and they always represent a purging that prepares the way for something better.) The flood in your dream, therefore, may signify both a need for personal reconstruction and that the only way your new and true self can come into existence is through the ‘death’ of the old self - or, rather, of those things (negative attitudes, lopsidedness or whatever) that have been hindering the unfolding of your true self. Flood-water may be compared with the waters of baptism. See also Baptism, and Introduction, page 44.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


Initiation rites help a person to make the transition from one stage / status to a higher, more advanced one - for example, from childhood to adulthood, or from a Svorldly5 work-and-family orientated existence to an ‘otherworldly5 God-centred life. Their symbolism is always that of death and resurrection (or rebirth), represented by such features as the following:


a dagger pointing at your heart, or being used to kill you;


being laid on an altar for sacrifice;


sweating profusely in a heated hut or tent - for purging body and psyche of accumulated impurities and for generating spiritual ‘heat5 or energy;


circumcision - to turn you into an adult, or to put you among God’s chosen ones;


being given a new name — to mark your new status, to show you are no longer the person you were. What docs the new name mean or suggest to you?


being tattooed - for the same purpose as (5) above. Does the tattoo suggest anything to you?


going into a state of ecstasy - signifying a new level of consciousness;


some esoteric teaching given you by a priest or holy person - new directions for your life. NB This feature, on its own, might count as a pseudo-initiation: substitution of ideas for actual experience.

If any of these items occur in a dream, it may be that you are being called upon to leave your present stage of life / stage of personal development / set of attitudes, beliefs, values and goals for a new one. Who or what is doing the calling? God? Your unconscious? The name is less important than the fact.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


Salt may symbolize something that will give zest to your life. But it may mean whatever you personally associate with it (e.g. ‘rubbing salt into a wound’, ‘salt of the earth’, purging, cleansing).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


Lightning can symbolize sudden awareness (“like a bolt of lightning”) as well as purification and purging through the flash of light.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia


Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia


Purging and getting rid of a sickening situation or condition in the dreamer’s life can be indicated by this dream symbol.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia


Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia


Dreams in which you throw away garbage may be connected to a desire to rid yourself of emotional and physical waste. Try to work out what the dream is referring to and dispose of it. If, however, the dream garbage was being thrown out by friends or loved ones, then perhaps other people are doing your dirty work for you. There may also be a suggestion that you need help ridding yourself of something damaging.

If you throw something precious out in your dream, you are not appreciating someone close to you or are taking them for granted.

If you are covered in garbage, you may be afraid of some form of humiliation or feel emotionally burdened in waking life.

The presence of dirt in your dream will also refer to something distasteful in your waking life. Bear in mind, though, that such a dream may not be completely negative, as we use manure or fertilizer to encourage growth. The allusion may therefore be to some action that is disagreeable but will yield results. Excrement or feces in dreams has a different meaning, indicating that you are purging yourself of something or someone in waking life that is poisonous to you. A dream of pollution also refers to something that is damaging to you—emotionally and physically—if you do not avoid or dispose of it. Dreams of splashing through a puddle or being covered with soot may refer to mild irritations in waking life. A drain disposes of excess water and if it appears in your dream, it may suggest that you are feeling drained emotionally.... The Element Encyclopedia


The Element Encyclopedia

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