Meanings for Common Dreams
Common Dream Interpretations
By Phylameana lila Desy
The meaning of flying dreams has been the topic of much speculation and makes for interesting water cooler conversations. Flying dreams actually often have to do with career aspirations. Flying can symbolize ambition and attaining higher status.
Types of Flying Dreams and What They Could Mean
- Soaring High: Flying upwards indicates success or achievement. Look below you to see what is underneath you to discover what area of your life is going well. Are you flying over your home (family happiness) or over the building where you work (business successes).
- Flying in/on a Vehicle: Were you floating away in a hot air balloon, grabbing onto a kite string, sitting inside an airplane, or being carried in the arms of Superman? Any of these flying dreams indicate that your efforts are being supported by someone else. You are not alone in your endeavors.
- Losing Altitude: A need for re-evaluation of your goals. Ask yourself if you are headed in the right direction.
- Failure to get Lift-Off: A strong gravity pull could be signifying a need for grounding.
Falling dreams are often manifestations of our fears and anxieties.
Types of Falling Dreams and What They Could Mean
- Falling from the Skies:: Flying downwards from the heavens may symbolize a “fall from grace.” Has an authority figure expressed disappointment in you? Have you embarrassed yourself by recent behaviors?
- Being Pushed: Loss of empowerment. Getting fired or looked over in a promotion you were hoping for. Or, being bullied or forced into an uncomfortable situation.
- Stumbling as you Walk: Feeling as if you have lost your way in your life path. Overly anxious about finding your life purpose.
- Jumping without a Parachute: Being or feeling unsupported by others.
- Being Jerked Awake: Have you ever been awoken from a falling dream? Or felt a jerking sensation in your body that jolts you awake? One theory for this happening is that your spiritual body has returned from its astral flight and that “jolt” is the dreamer experiencing re-entry into the physical realm.
Nakedness in Dreams
Being naked in a dream could indicate feelings of emotional vulnerability or fears of exposure. A clue to the meaning of nudity in your dream is any emotion attached to it. Did you feel excited, embarrassed, surprised, carefree, or some other emotion?
Types of Nudity Dreams and What They Could Mean
- Nudity in a Public Place: Feelings of embarrassment or guilt.
- Naked in the Classroom: Feeling vulnerable among your peers.
- Being Naked Among Friends or Family: Desire to be seen or accepted as your authentic self.
- Loss or Disappearance of Clothing: Hidden truths or secrets revealed.
- Carefree Nudity in a Lucid Dream: Expression of freedom, open-mindedness, or unrestrained self-acceptance.
Dreaming of being pregnant could be prophetic, but these types of dreams typically mean you are growing spiritually, OR something creative is incubating within your being. Having a baby in your dream can represent rebirth or something new is entering your life. Because you are the one pregnant in the dream or the person birthing the new life, you will be the creator or the originator of a new idea.
Types of Pregnancy Dreams and What They Could Mean
- Conceiving a Child: Seeding a new idea, being open to start afresh, or setting new goals.
- Being Pregnant: Growing or incubating a new idea, anticipation of a change, or laying the groundwork for a new project.
- Giving Birth: Birthing a new idea, undertaking a new direction, or entering a new life stage
- Experiencing Labor Pains: Growing pains or painful life lessons.
- Experiencing False Labor: Misunderstandings or wrong timing.
- Having a Miscarriage: Unfulfilled hopes or wishes or missed opportunities.
- Aborting a Pregnancy: Squelching an idea or giving up on your dreams.
The Laboratory of Life
by Madisyn Taylor
In order to make our dreams come true, we must take action rather than simply wishing for what we want.
There is a popular misconception that we might be able to just wish our dreams into being. Maybe on some other level of consciousness this is the case, but here on earth what we need to do is take action in our lives. Vision is an important companion to our efforts, but it can’t accomplish anything all by itself. When we focus on what we want and ask for what we want, we are initiating a conversation with the universe. Our desires, passionately defined and expressed, bring about valuable and relevant opportunities, which we then respond to by either taking or leaving them.
Many of us are afraid to step out into the world and make things happen, and so we hang back, dreaming and waiting and watching. There are times in life when this is the right thing to do, but this phase of inaction must eventually give way to its opposite if we are to build our dreams into a reality. This can be really scary, and we may fail and struggle, but that’s okay because that’s what we’re supposed to do. Waiting for everything to be perfect before we act, or waiting for what we want to be handed to us, leaves us waiting forever. No one expects us to be perfect, so the best thing we can do for ourselves is to get out there and take action on our dreams.
One of the hardest parts about having a vision is that when we test it in the laboratory of life, it often comes out looking completely different than what we had in mind or, worse, it doesn’t come out at all. If you read the life stories of people who have brought their dreams into reality, you will hear many stories about this experience. But you will also hear about hard work, taking action, perseverance, and, finally, the successful birthing of a dream.
Act on your dreams
Your most treasured dreams are far too valuable to be hidden away. Instead, put them into action so that they become real and vibrant contributions to your world.
Every moment will be filled with some activity or another. So fill as many of those moments as you can today with positive action.
You’re always moving in some direction or another. So move steadily in the direction of those things you value and treasure most.
It can be all too easy to get caught up in the empty distractions that continually come your way. But do you really want to waste your time and energy on them when there is so much more you can be doing?
Pick the most positive, valuable, magnificent thing you can imagine and put it into action. Let it fill your thoughts and fill your moments.
When each action, no matter what it may be, is taken as a step toward what you treasure most, the power of joy and purpose will fill your efforts. Put your dreams into action, and put your own special value into life.
— Ralph Marston
DREAMING IN THE GARDEN
Dreams can be merely entertaining or intense and prophetic.
Many natural aids to dreaming can be found in the garden.
If you want peaceful dreams that are relaxing, place a vase of jasmine by your bed.
If you are having nightmares and wish them stopped, place morning glories in the vase instead.
If you need to learn something in a dream, place a bay leaf under your pillow and ask for the knowledge.
If you just want nice dreams, use a sachet of lavender.
If you want to send a psychic dream to a loved one, blow the seeds off the top of a dandelion in his or her
direction and project your wish, then go right to sleep.
If you want your dreams to come true, you can do one of two spells.
At midnight on a Friday, in silence, gather nine small non spiny holly leaves and wrap them in a cloth.
Place them under your pillow, make your wish, and go to sleep. Your dreams will come true.
Another ancient spell is to scatter marigold flowers under your bed, make your wish, and then say:
Wish I want and wish I may
Come to me through dream so fair
Come by night and come by day
Come, thou wish, and ride thee here
Perspective of abundance
Consider the overwhelming abundance to which you are already connected. When you fully value and appreciate what you do have, there is no need to obsess and distress over what you don’t have.
By all means dream, and work to make those dreams real. Yet do it from an empowered perspective of abundance, not from a weak position of need.
Seek not to take from life, for in truth you already and always have more than enough. Choose instead to see yourself continually giving to life, and thereby fulfilling the most beautiful possibilities that live within you.
It is by sincerely giving of yourself that you strengthen your connection with life’s abundance. The more often you act to make a difference, the more resources you’ll have for doing so.
See each day, each task, each action from a perspective of abundance. Transform that abundance into value and fulfillment, and raise your world higher and higher.
Feel your purpose, feel your dreams, and then act upon them with confidence. As you make meaningful use of it, life’s abundance keeps on coming your way.
— Ralph Marston
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