Many people reported having dreams about hospitals and surgery. This appears to be a relatively common dream setting. Most of us are in some need of healing.
The healing may be physical, psychological, emotional or spiritual. By paying attention to this dream you may be able to identify the source of your pain, and where and how the healing needs to take place. Think about why you or someone else was in the hospital in the dream. You may ask yourself, “What is going on in the dream? What is the prognosis, and what is the cure?” Answering these questions in light of a situation or issue from your daily life could be very helpful and, at times, enlightening. Therefore, try not to get upset by your dream, but rather pay attention to its message. Superstition based dream interpretations suggest that if you are visiting a patient you will be receiving surprising news (good or bad), but if you are the patient, you may be currently overwhelmed by life and should ask others for help. See also: Pain... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Example: ‘I was a prisoner in a hospital, although there were no locked doors or bars. It was a psychiatric hospital, but we were allowed to believe we had a physical illness. I had been very ill, but was trying to escape* (Joan P). At the time of her dream Joan was feeling trapped in depression and also attending a therapy group. Hospital represents needing or being involved in a healing process of body or mind; worries about one’s health. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Depending on our attitude to hospitals, when one appears in a dream it can cither represent a place of safety, or a place where ones very being is threatened and we become vulnerable. Taken as a place of healing, it represents that aspect within ourselves that knows when respite is necessary from cares and troubles when we can allow ourselves to be cared for and nurtured and put back into one piece.
If we find hospitals threatening, it may be that we are conscious of the fact that we have to ‘let go’, to put ourselves at the mercy of others and allow things to happen for us, in order that a situation can be improved.
2- Dreaming of being in a hospital may be mentally creating a transition period between something that has not gone well, and an improved attitude where things can get better. ‘I’o be visiting someone in hospital indicates that we are aware that a part of ourselves is perhaps not well, is ‘dis-cased’ and needs attending to in order to give us clarity.
3- A healing environment where things can be brought into a state of balance is signified by a hospital.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Entering a hospital may represent concerns about your health and even suggest that you need to recover from a serious illness. It may bnng attention to the powers of the subconscious to heal and bnng balance back into the body. It may also signify the need to surrender to being cared for.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Seeing a hospital means good news, or visiting a sick friend. Lying in the hospital: a good friend is getting you out of a difficult situation. You are very sick: take a moment and rethink plans you made—they won’t work! Leaving a hospital: you are going to start a business; you are emotionally independent.
Depth Psychology: The Illness in a dream is a sign of your anxiety.
If you are not actually sick, the dream may refer to a conflict between your feelings, thoughts, and actions.
The hospital represents the help you receive in solving problems and overcoming obstacles. See Sanatorium.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams that take place in a hospital represent that you are healing, repairing, or nursing back to health a sick or wounded aspect of yourself; hospicing the old and midwifing the new.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A healing environment where things can be brought into a state of balance is signified by a hospital. Spiritually it symbolizes a safe environment, where the energy that we need is available to us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of being in a hospital as a patient may be mentally creating a transition period between something that has not gone well, and an improved attitude where things can get better.
To dream of visiting someone in hospital indicates that there is an imbalance or depletion in us, is ‘dis-eased’ and needs attending to in order to give us clarity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Depending on our attitude to hospitals, when one appears in a dream it can either represent a place of safety, or a place where our very being is threatened and we become vulnerable. Taken as a place of healing, it represents that aspect within ourselves that knows when respite is necessary from cares and troubles – when we can allow ourselves to be cared for and nurtured and put back into one piece.
If we find hospitals threatening, it may be that we are conscious of the fact that we have to ‘let go’, to put ourselves at the mercy of others and allow things to happen for us, in order that a situation can be improved.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of a hospital are logical to employees and the medical staff connected with this marvelous institution. They are also common to sick people, but to those who are apparently not ill, a dream of a hospital indicates a fear of confinement, perhaps death itself.
If the dreamer is in a hospital bed with the attendance of nurses, the dream is significant of a type of helplessness with a wish to have people wait upon him (or her).... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed that you were taken to a hospital or were a patient in one, the dream is telling you that you are in imminent danger of being overwhelmed by some load you are trying to carry alone; don’t be a proud fool—ask for help.
A dream of visiting a hospital or helping in one predicts surprising news.
See also Nurse.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream of a hospital can be, to a certain point, alarming, since it manifests the fear of being sick.
If in the dream you visit someone who is sick, you should take special care of your health, since your body is crying for help.
In Ancient Greece, it was believed that dreams not only diagnosed the dreamer’s state of health, but also had a curative ability. This was claimed by Hippocrates, considered the father of medicine. Tibetan medicine also takes note of patients’ dreams to discover the spiritual cause of the physical illness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
You are dreaming of the need for healing and a restoration of health, whether that health is literal or symbolic. Hospitals tend to evoke powerful reactions.
The discomfort that colors most people’s associations tends to overshadow the benevolence connected to them as places of healing.
A common reaction around hospitals is to fear them, adding a touch of irony to our relationship with the healing process. Healing is transformation, and the first step to any major change is the breakdown that precedes the breakthrough. Since the breakdown is the scary part, we avoid it, just as some people avoid hospitals in waking life.
It is easy to forget that in order for surgeons to heal a patient, they must first cut the person’s body open, creating a wound. And since not everyone who checks into a hospital is fortunate enough to check out, these places are indelibly connected to the fear of death and dying. However, remember that death is always followed by rebirth. In this way, being in or near a hospital in a dream is always going to indicate that some healing is either underway or necessary.
If you are the patient, then consider that your sense of self is undergoing a significant shift.
If you are a visitor, then the healing transformation is connected to a character aspect or particular way of being as embodied by the person you are going to see.
If you are playing the part of healer, the dream may be helping you step into that role in some area of life that is undergoing a transformation.
The fear or repulsion that is present in the dream will give you an idea of how much resistance you may be unconsciously engaged in.
If you are experiencing a health issue in life, the image of a hospital may be literal, in which case your dream relationship to the hospital will inform you of any underlying resistance to surrendering to your body and its functioning (or the lack thereof).... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
In dreams, hospitals can either mean a place of safety and healing if you have had a positive experience of hospitals, or vulnerability and disease if the experience was negative. Generally though, hospitals are symbols of healing, representing an aspect of yourself that longs to be pampered and cared for, relieved of the burdens of responsibilities in the waking world.
If you find hospitals threatening in your dream, this may suggest that you feel apprehensive about putting control of yourself out of your own hands and into those of others in your waking life.
If you are a hospital patient in your dream, this suggests a period of transition after something has not gone well, or a time of rest when you can learn from the experience and find new ways to get back on track.
If you are visiting someone in hospital, is a part of you diseased, not well or in need of special attention? Either way, if you have a dream that focuses in some way on a hospital, this suggests that you are in need of some tender loving care, both physically and emotionally. See also SICKNESS AND HEALTH.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a hospital features in your dream, your unconscious may be sending you a message about some part of your life that deserves care, attention or is even in need of healing. The elements in the hospital that support or dismiss your needs reflect things in your life that are affecting your well-being.
If the nurses, doctors and receptionists are rude and dismissive, this may represent your own refusal to acknowledge your needs. Operations and procedures that fail can suggest attempts to solve problems with quick fixes.
If you can think about what would improve your situation in your dream, this may give you some indication of a possible way forward. See also HEALTH AND SICKNESS.
A dream of lying ill in a hospital bed may simply be promoted by fear of getting ill but it could also indicate your desire to hand control of some aspect of your life to someone else. Being hospitalized in a dream may indicate that you feel under intolerable pressure in real life and need to unburden your load.
If you are lying in a ward that has endless lines of beds, perhaps you feel abandoned
In some way, / or perhaps you are at a time of turmoil such as divorce, bereavement or job loss.
If you are healthy and dream of getting better, this indicates well-being, but if you are ill and dream that you are ill, it may suggest a delay in recovery. Rather than simply expecting to get better without any effort on your part, you should pay greater attention to your mental attitude, fitness levels and diet to boost the recovery process.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Dinner; Food) In a dream, hospitality means getting together for a charitable cause or to perform good deeds. Ifone invites people for a dinner and they eat to full satisfaction in the dream, it means that he will preside over them. Preparing a guest room in one’s house in a dream means the arrival of a long awaited traveller.
(Also see Food; Guest; Invitation; Table)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Insane asylum; Hell-fire; Lunatics; Prison) In a dream, a mental hospital or an insane asylum represents a bathhouse, or a sauna which is the dwelling of evil spirits, the place of uncovering one’s private parts, or showing unpleasant conduct in public.
A mental hospital in a dream also represents a training school, caring for children’s education, teaching children to behave themselves, a place of learning, a school, a playground, a place of clamor and noise, using vile words, stealing money, or separation from one’s family and children.
If a deceased person is seen in a mental hospital in a dream, it means that he is dwelling in hell-fire, for a mental hospital sometime uses force with its patients and ties them up, or imprisons them. Ifone sees himself in a mental hospital in a dream, it means that he might go to jail for a crime he committed. Mixing with lunatics and insane people in a dream also means imprisonment and mixing with criminals, or it could mean falling sick, or dyingfrom a terminal illness.
If a poor person sees himself inside a mental hospital in a dream, it means financial success, receiving outside help, comfort and joy in his life.
(Also see Insanity)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Maybe you need to get rid of something, or think it is time to have a spiritual washing. Spitting can represent fury and contempt.
Dreaming of spitting predicts the sad ending of what seems to be good business. To look at others spitting predicts disgust and disagreements. The most superstitious people believe that after a dream that predicts bad luck, if you spit three times right after waking up the harbinger will disappear.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Saliva or spittle in a dream represents the element of one’s strength.
If in a dream one seems to have a dry mouth, it represent his inability to do what his competition can do. Spitting against a wall in a dream means spending one’s money in a good cause, or engaging in a profitable business. Spitting on the floor in a dream means purchasing land. Spitting against a tree in a dream means to recant one’s promise. Spitting at another person in a dream means despising him. Warm saliva in a dream means long life, while cold saliva represents a short life.
The color of one’s saliva in a dream shows the state of one’s spirit. Spiting blood or phlegm in a dream means speaking ill of others.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Normally in dreams spittle will represent disgust. We would, in former times, ‘spit venom’, which is a very basic image as to how a hurt or threatened animal will react.
2- More positively, spittle can indicate a sign of good faith. Some cultures still spit on their hands when completing a deal. There is a bonding through the exchange of bodily fluids.
3- Since Biblical times, spittle has been seen as a healing fluid. It was supposed to be an antidote against being cursed, particularly by the use of the Evil Eye. Spiritually it is perhaps symbolic of the flow of energy between healer and patient.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary