Dreams can be entertaining, disturbing, or downright bizarre. We all dream – even if we don’t remember it the next day. But why do we dream? And what do dreams mean, anyway?
What Are Dreams?
Dreams are basically stories and images our mind creates while we sleep. Dreams can be vivid. They can make you feel happy, sad, or scared. And they may seem confusing or perfectly rational.
Dreams can occur anytime during sleep. But most vivid dreams occur during deep, REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, when the brain is most active. Some experts say we dream at least four to six times per night.
Why Do We Dream?
There are many theories about why we dream, but no one knows for sure. Some researchers say dreams have no purpose or meaning and are nonsensical activities of the sleeping brain. Others say dreams are necessary for mental, emotional, and physical health.
Sigmund Freud believed dreams are a window into our subconscious. He believed they reveal a person’s:
- Unconscious desires
Freud thought dreams were a way for people to satisfy urges and desires that were unacceptable to society.
However, there are some things/symbols people often dream of .Here are ten of them and their usual interpretation:
Dreaming of flying is as indication of a need to reach ambition. These dreams leave us recharged when we wake up, and there’s a feeling of freedom and being able to achieve anything.
Dreaming of teeth being pulled out means that something will come out, while rotten teeth indicate the holding of fear and anxiety. Falling teeth are the most widespread teeth dreams and are usually associated with stressful things like a new job, fear of loss, lack of power in a relationship or hidden lies. If you see teeth in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: How do you feel about your teeth? How are you nourishing your life?
Dreaming of being pregnant indicates a major growth or development which is linked to your desires and future projects. If you are pregnant in your dreams, ask yourself, what are you trying to create? What transformation are you currently undergoing?
Dreaming of death is more common than people think, and these dreams symbolize the end of something. Death is the termination of ego parts – anxiety and anger can die for example, and a situation can die as well. There’s the death of an idea or the birth of another. Dreaming of death is a psychological aspect of some great emotional change. If you dream of death often, try to remember if it was you who died or a loved one. Dreaming of death can symbolize guidance from a loved one to give comfort.
Dreaming of money is often associated with luck and gives us gratitude. Dreaming of winning the lottery indicates a change in your lifestyle, while dreaming of giving money symbolizes the fear of loss. Money dreams are usually connected to financial instability, which causes a lot of stress in our lives. You can dream of money if you have recently lost your job or have a debt that concerns you.
Dreaming of water is usually associated with your emotional state of mind. Water symbolizes cleansing and purity, and dreaming of waterfalls is a symbol of new beginnings. Try to remember if you dreamt of a small or big waterfall, or was the waterfall in a jungle or on a beach.
House dreams symbolize the self as well as the different personality aspects. Depending on the type of house and the number of rooms you dream about, the interpretation can vary, although all house dreams are about security and comfort. Dreaming of an attic can symbolize hidden memories, while dreaming of a basement can symbolize your intuition and unconscious mind. If you dream of houses, ask yourself, do you take care of your body? How do you see yourself in the world?
Dreaming of adultery symbolizes your sexual desires and urges which are suppressed or need to be expressed. These type of dreams also symbolize abandonment and fears, self-worth issues and unconscious acceptance of a problematic relationship. If you dream of adultery often, ask yourself if you’re afraid of losing the loved one? Are you unhappy in your relationship? How do you feel about your figure and your sexual desires?
Fire dreams have different meaning – if you dream of fire in the distance it symbolizes desire and transformation, while playing with fire indicates risky activities. If you’re starting a fire in your dream, it symbolizes repressed anger. If you see fire in your dreams, ask yourself if you spend your day putting out fires. Do you avoid risky situations?
Being naked in your dreams is associated with the fear of being exposed. If you dream of someone else being naked, it symbolizes “the naked truth” of some situation or predicts a future affair. Nakedness in dreams symbolizes the acceptance of flaws and imperfections. If you’re naked in your dreams, ask yourself ask yourself if you’re afraid of being seen for who you really are, or if you’re overexposing yourself.
Some episodes of our lives are represented by our dreams, and can be analyzed in millions of ways. The dreamer is the only one who can figure out the true emotional state of the dream.
“Dreams… are invariably seeking to express something that the ego does not know and does not understand.” – Carl Jung
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