Dreams are something we all have, during our consciousness and during our sleep. Martin Luther King had a dream, a most inspirational one. But what of the dreams we have during sleep. We sleep because our body needs to rest, turn off, but our minds remain a constant.
“What are you doing for others?”
Reoccurring dreams are a known phenomena, they can be powerful and revealing. Dreams can help us understand our deepest thoughts and also confuse us. So what's in a dream? Are they always deep and meaningful or just random thoughts? Many books have been written determining common dreams and their meanings. However some dreams are so bizarre and subjective, maybe its best they are just forgotten about, after all life is such a gift, it’s not worth analysing everything is it?
I have listed a few of the most common dreams experienced,
just a snapshot really as I find the subject fascinating.
To see a baby in your dream represents new beginnings, new ways of thinking, new ideas, or new life developments. A baby may also symbolize a new project or potential. Negatively, a baby in a dream may reflect new responsibilities or new problems that require constant care.
To dream of the beach represents a time in your life when you are confronting negativity, or facing uncertainty. It may also represent a transition from a familiar setting to an unfamiliar one.
Cars in dreams represent your ability to make decisions in a given situation or the extent to which you feel in control of the direction your life is taking. Operating a car reflects how influential you or some aspect of your personality is as you progress through a situation. Who or what is control of decision or the way your life is going.
To dream of a cave represents mental or emotional retreat, sanctuary, or a psychological safe haven. Caves symbolize the manner in which you think to escape problems, or prevent yourself from feeling pain, or harm to the ego. Often a symbol that appears during an transition or upsetting situation.
To dream that you are being chased represents issues or situations that you are avoiding facing, or confronting. Something you may feel is impossible to overcome or defeat. It may also reflect something you don't want to acknowledge. You may have anxiety, strong fears, insecurities, or guilt.
To dream about death represents change. Your personality or life situation is transforming for better or worse. An area of your life has come to an end, an era has come to a close, or roles are shifting.
To dream of a dog represents emotional protection.
The type, size, and color of the dog all reflect how you choose to protect yourself from difficult emotions or confront problems.
To dream that you are falling represents feelings of losing control. You may feel insecure or unable to "get a grip" on an issue. An area of your life may be getting out of hand. Difficulty letting go of power, control, or status. You may feel insecure or a lack support in your waking life. You may be experiencing a major struggle or overwhelming problem.
To dream of flying represents a recent positive experience.
Something that made you feel wonderful, capable, and free. Often a reflection creative free expression in waking life. Flying dreams may also occur after a sexual encounter.
To dream of a ghost represents issues from your past that are unresolved and still effect you. Painful memories, guilt, unfulfilled romance, people you can't forgive, hate, anger, or embarrassment. A problem that still "haunts" you.
To dream of a hospital represents a state of mind that is serious about fixing problems. It reflects attempts to do all you can to confront a problem, or a situation that forces needed change.
To dream of being naked represents feelings of being vulnerable or exposed. An aspect your life is totally out in the open or susceptible to influence. A change may be making you feel like you are suddenly on display to others. Feeling put on the spot in a way you aren't used to.
To see a reptile or lizard in your dream symbolizes fear. Either a fear you have or a fear you are projecting to someone else.
To dream of teeth represents your vitality and self-
I have taken the scripting from a website called the dream bible, which I found to be particularly useful.