The Person in the Dream May Represent What That Person Means to You
For example, you may have a dream about a colleague who has the name of "MARY" and it seems the dream is so odd and unusual, as you have never been close to this person. The dream, more than likely, is not about your colleague Mary at all but someone or something the person MARY represents.
The symbols used in dreams need to have meaning to the person who is having the dream. So when you are reviewing and analyzing your dream, ask yourself what does this dream symbol mean to you?
Flying in a Dream
When you dream of flying, it usually is associated with astral travel. Flying is a universal image used in dreams to depict astral travel/astral projections.
Water in a Dream
Water represents the force of change. In a dream, water is often a message about spirituality or messages related to the spirit or emotions. Water is often symbolic of the life force energy. Clean water is usually something positive about spirituality or positive feelings and emotions. It is about being nourished. Dirty water may be a message about something that needs to be cleansed or a message about something that is not pure.
Fire represents freedom & responsibility, or a spiritual force. At times it may represent the energy of a Goddess.
Earth represents life or the giving of life.
Being Naked in a Dream
Being naked in a dream is symbol about being exposed. It doesn't necessarily mean being physically exposed. It can be related to exposing your emotions, or feelings, or aspects of your life that are usually not shared.
Sex in a Dream
Sex in a dream is usually related to creating or transforming spiritual energy or creating something new. When sex in a dream is positive, it is giving you a positive message. When sex in a dream is uncomfortable or negative, the message is similar to a warning message. When sex in a dream is associated with a friend, colleague, co-worker, or associate, this may indicate a spiritual connection. Sometimes it may be related to a connection beyond friendship. Sometimes it may be related to a desire for a sexual connection and union.
Dream of Family Members, Friends
Often dreams that include family members may be a metaphor about the family role. For example, a dream about your sister may be something about someone who seems like a sister to you rather than a personal relative. Look at the whole context of the dream to see if the dream is related to that person or if is the ROLE of that person. Sometimes you have dreams about people and recall a persons name in the dream. Sometimes this recall process is the way the mind recalls a name you picked up on an astral travel.
Sometimes a dream of a baby can mean that a new idea, or a new project, or a new concept has been given birth. If you know the baby in the dream, it may be letting you know the soul age of this individual.
Food in a Dream
Sometimes food in a dream is about nourishment or the type of energy provided by this food. Sometimes the food shape of the fruit may be a representation, such as a dream with a yellow banana may be a way to communicate sexual energy (due to its penile shape).
Colors in a Dream
The colors in a dream are representation of what the color signify and means to YOU. If you have no concept of the meaning of a color, most likely it is connected to the colors of the spirit, or spiritual body.
- Red = 1st chakra energy; earthy, primary, grounding
- Orange = 2nd chakra; creativity, sexuality
- Yellow = 3rd chakra; emotions, feelings
- Green = 4th chakra; love, balance, life, wellness
- Blue = 5th chakra; communication
- Violent = 6th chakra; knowledge
- White = 7th chakra; Tao, All, Everything
- Red, Pink, or Orange= Fire, heart, mind, laughter
- Black or Blue = Water, kidneys, bladder, bones, fear
- Yellow or Brown= Earth, spleen, worry
- Green = Wood, liver, gallbladder, anger
- White or Gray= Air, lungs, large intestine, skin, sadness, grief
Sometimes the location in a dream is a metaphor and doesn't mean the city or location of the dream but the representation of what that city means. For example, a dream about the city of Philadelphia may be a representation about the "birthplace of USA freedom" rather than the actual city and location of Philadelphia. You can ask yourself, "what does this location represent to me?"
Houses in a Dream
Houses are often about roots, talents, or a foundation. A house is often a representation of your foundation or "home".
Death in a Dream
Often when you dream of death it is a representation of something ending rather than death itself. It is usually a metaphor about change.
Coins in a dream usually is a metaphor about something of value and something that is treasured.
Snakes are a symbol that often represents male fertility in rituals and dreams. Sometimes the snake represents the penis, and as such can represent tit as a tool in spiritual development. If the snake is with a woman, this is often a representation of the Goddess. Usually she is represented as being dominant over the snake, representing the female being the dominant gender in regards to spirituality over the male. Sometimes a snake represents the coiling and releasing of energy similar to a kundalini experience.
Dinosaurs in a Dream
Often dinosaurs can be the metaphor to represent something that is very archaic or very old and obsolete.
Being Harmed in a Dream
A dream about being harmed may be a warning dream. For example, a significant of someone stabbing you in the back may be a warning that someone desires to do you harm in some way. It may be emotional harm or harm to your character. It does not necessarily mean physical harm.
Being Lost in a Dream
Being lost in a dream can be a message that the path you are currently on is not getting you to where you need to be. It is a call to try a new path and make go in a new direction.
Symbols in a dream are a way to use an image to communicate a message in a dream. Many dream symbols are universal, but mostly it is about what the symbol means to YOU.