Maybe you’ve found yourself here in the middle of the night after a particularly memorable dream. Perhaps you’ve been plagued by the same recurring nightmare for weeks, months, or even years. Whatever is going on in your subconscious, use this Dream Dictionary as your point of reference to understand the deeper meanings of your dreams.
Dream Dictionaries like this one can unlock the psychology behind common symbols that occur in our dreams. While these definitions may not be exact interpretations of what’s going on in your unique internal life, this Dream Dictionary will activate your intuition so you can access what is hidden in your subconscious more easily. Using the messages in your dreams sent to you by your subconscious can lead to greater levels of happiness, deeper relationships, and a better understanding of yourself.
Look up objects, weather, themes, actions or feelings with our helpful dream dictionary. Don’t let yourself get paranoid that it means something bad is coming. The future is not written in stone. You’re co-creating your future with the help of this dream dictionary.
If you think you don’t dream, think again. Most people forget over 90% of their dreams upon waking. To increase your dream recall, start to keep a dream journal. In a journal or in your phone’s notes app, simply writing down what you remember about your dreams as soon as you wake will help you start remembering more dreams more clearly. It’s best to write down your dreams immediately when you wake up before doing anything else, and it’s always worth your time to jot down a few notes when you wake up in the middle of the night.
Once you’ve written down some dreams, look up the meaning of the things that stood out and write down your best interpretation, or a few possible interpretations. Then, Before you go to sleep, read your dream journal from the nights previous. This will help you develop the habit of remembering your dreams, and will refresh your memory to help you notice recurring symbols. Think of dream recall as a muscle in your brain that gets stronger the more you exercise it.
Keeping knowledge of some of the more common dream symbols in your back pocket can help you wade through the seemingly confusing scenarios you may encounter in your dream life.
Sometimes there’s a lot going on in your dreams! It could take all day to look up everything possible symbol and every possible interpretation for it. Use your intuition to focus on the things that stand out the most or cause you the biggest emotional reaction – those are the things you should spend time analyzing.
Unless it’s a recurring dream, all dreams are different. Modern dream researchers have isolated the types of dreams that people experience most often. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and often times, one dream can fall into more than one type.
If you feel anxious, as if you’re waiting for something bad to happen, you might be having an anticipation dream. These dreams teach us that you should focus on positive desired outcomes instead of what could go wrong.
Does your dream, or something in it, feel exaggerated or larger than life? Notice what stands out as outrageous and see how it can reveal your spiritual path. Are you neglecting your own strength and letting others make your decisions?
If you find yourself transported back into your childhood in your dreams, an experience you had in the past is likely affecting your current life.
If you “wake up” in a dream, or feel that you are no longer asleep, you’re experiencing a false awakening dream.
Lucid dreams occur when you’re aware you are dreaming. When you know you’re dreaming, with practice and time, you can often direct the outcome or story in the dream. This is a level of awareness that can only be reached as intuition opens and strengthens.
We believe there are no bad dreams, because the more intense they are, the more important the lesson. Training your mind with affirmations and meditation can help reduce nightmares, but facing your fears so you can move forward will resolve these bad dreams best.
It’s common to watch yourself in your dreams, as if you are watching yourself in a movie. It’s also possible to inhabit a body that isn’t yours and watch “yourself” as a new person. When sleeping, your point of view isn’t limited to what you can see through your own eyes as it is in your waking life. If you have out-of-body dreams that bother you, practice intentionally looking at yourself in a mirror before you fall asleep
In these dreams, you recognize yourself from a past life. If you do feel you’ve visited a past life in a dream, consider how that life may be affecting your current life.
In physiological dreams, you have sensory experiences wherein you “feel” physical sensations like pain, smells, textures, tastes, or temperatures in your dreams.
A precognition refers to a dream that reveals information about an event in the future. That said, a very small percentage of dreams are actual predictions of the future. Remember that the future is not written in stone.
If you have had the same dream more than once, you’ve had a recurring dream. Recurring dreams typically carry very important messages and lessons that, until heard or learned, will continue to recur.
Dreams that contain sexual themes can be confusing and stressful upon waking, but they often reveal that we are either suppressing our desires in general or that we are in the midst of manifesting something. Sex dreams are not usually meant to be taken literally, so don’t get stuck on them.
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