Vision: Carrying a backpack means that problems will weigh heavily upon you and interfere with your everyday activities. See Luggage.
Depth Psychology: How much responsibility did you take on? What experiences from the past are you still carrying around? Have they becomc a crushing burden? A dream about a backpack is very important and—together with the rest of the images—ought to be explored in depth.... Dreamers Dictionary
The backpack has several possible interpretations. On the one hand, it is a symbol of travel that reflects a provisional situation. You probably feel overwhelmed and exhausted by routine and want a change in your life. On the other, it also represents the burdens you carry day to day. The condition of the backpack and how heavy or light it is will be key to the correct interpretation of the dream.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Anything that allows you to pack certain items for transport is symbolic of having access to various tools for living.
A backpack puts such helpful items easily at your disposal, with the implication of a journey on foot. Such a journey is symbolic of a trek into deeper places of your consciousness, and therefore the backpack is symbolic of the assistance you may need along the way.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: If you are crossing a raging river in a small boat: you are facing great difficulties right now, but things will get sorted out.
Depth Psychology: A small boat makes it possible for you to reach “the other side”—even if you have to depend on something or someone. Have you made reaching your goal more complicated than it has to be? Are you acting too slowly? See Boat, Ship, Yacht.... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: A small bowl is a symbol of abundance. It holds the essence of eternity.
Vision: Holding a bowl in your hands: someone will make an offer soon. Receiving a bowl as a gift: a happy family life. Seeing a full bowl: expect either an invitation or the visit of a friend. See .Armor, Container.
Depth Psychology: An empty bowl: step back and think—is it time to replenish your depleted inner resources?... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Looking at a box: you are wasting too much rime grieving for the loss of your youth, and by doing that you are missing the advantages that are part of getting older. Holding a box in your hand: stop for a minute and think about whether—in the future—it will be worth sacrificing yourself for your relatives and friends. Seeing an open box: be careful, someone wants to steal from you. Somebody giving you a box: expect a pleasant surprise in the near future. See Box, Crate (Large), Package.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Seeing yourself as small is a sign of your inferiority feelings.
If other things or people appear small: you did not make a great impression on them. See Tall, Big. Are you making yourself smaller than you really are? And if so, why? Are you trying to make problems smaller than they are in reality? See Midget, Shrinking.... Dreamers Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Childhood is a time when smell is very significant. Many smells that are associated with that time, e.G. Baking bread, burning oil, flowers, school dinners, can still be very evocative for us as adults.
A pleasant smell could represent happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell can hold memories of particularly traumatic times.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To be conscious of a smell in a dream usually means that we are trying to identify an object or its source. Most other senses are sharpened in dreams, but the sense of smell is made available only if a specific interpretation is needed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Freud points out that what is distant in time may be represented in a dream by something that is spatially distant. Thus, something that looks small may stand for something in your remote past.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols