The Meaning of Dreams

The meaning of dreams is as unique and individual as you are. Just like snowflakes, no two souls are alike, and no two people dream alike.

When we are asleep, our bodies rest and regenerate while our spirit travels into other dimensions of reality. Paying attention to the meaning of dreams can help us to understand ourselves better, and can help us to attune to the larger part of ourselves.

Dreams can serve many purposes. It has been said that dreams allow us to 'try on' many different probable realities, and to choose the one that is best suited for our learning. It has also been said that human beings dream together, and that we co-create physically manifest reality together.

Dreams can help us to solve problems and to bring healing to unresolved issues in our lives. We can also receive spiritual guidance, spiritual healings, and spiritual teachings through understanding the meaning of our dreams. A compelling and profound dream can even change our lives.

As an example, in my last semester of graduate school I had a dream urging me to move to western Massachusetts. At the time I was living in the Boston area and had a thriving massage therapy practice, many job contacts, and family in that area.

I had no desire to move and balked at the idea. I dismissed the dream, however the guidance stayed with me and nudged my intuition until I finally made a trip out there to investigate the area. Eventually it became clear to me that spirit was asking me to relocate.

This was to become one of the most significant choices of my life. During the many years I lived there, I met my best friend, my husband and my spiritual teacher, and I also opened my first spiritual healing practice. Tremendous growth and healing happened for me there, and it all started with a dream.

Ways to Discover the Meaning of Dreams

Have you ever had a dream that was so compelling that when you awoke, you still could feel something of the dream that carried into your waking life? Dreams that affect us deeply compel us to search for the meaning of dreams, and to understand what the dream's message is for us. Dreams are always teaching us, and the more we can listen, the more healing we can receive. Here are a few simple ways you can begin to understand the meaning of your dreams.

  • One simple way that I learned to discover the meaning of dreams is to choose a character from the dream and then "be" that character. This works best when done with a partner who can listen to you, however you can also do this by yourself by writing from the perspective of a dream character.

    For example if you dreamed about an angry, barking dog, then take a moment to become the dog. What does it see and feel? What is his or her environment like? Communicate in words, sounds or body movement, and follow this expression until you feel complete. Do this several times with the same dream image, and this will open up your understanding and experience of the meaning of dreams. I promise you this will be revealing!

  • Another method to learn the meaning of a dream is to simply ask for spiritual guidance. When you have some time to pray or meditate, ask for guidance on what message the dream has for you. The dream could hold a message for you, or may simply be a way of your body, mind and spirit releasing old energies.

    There are also many dream dictionaries and books written on the meaning of dreams that offer ideas and guidelines for discovering what message a dream has for you. It is important to understand that these are only guidelines, there is no hard and fast rule that a particular dream symbol has a particular meaning. The true meaning of a dream is something only you can know. It is important when you study any kind of dream interpretation that you always ask your intuition and inner guidance "does this resonate with me?"

  • Another way to discover the meaning of dreams is to develop a regular spiritual practice that opens your awareness more to other levels of your consciousness beyond the daily life experience. A program of daily meditation can greatly help you with this. Even ten minutes a day of meditation can dramatically affect your ability to connect with your deeper self, and to understand the meaning of your dreams.

Meaning of Dreams in the Spiritual Healing Process

As we progress on the spiritual path, our dreams can assist us in the transformational process. During the process of purification, what is unbalanced and unfinished within us comes to the surface for healing. During this time our dreams can assist us in this process, both through our greater awareness of our dreams, and also through our prayer to receive healing through understanding the meaning of our dreams.

As we become clearer and less emotionally burdened, we become more open to the planetary collective consciousness of which we are a part. The larger cosmic energies that are active in the world today may also influence our dreams.

During the spiritual healing process, we become more sensitive to the world around us, and to other dimensions of reality. There is a whole new understanding that can awaken within us of our connections with God, with the Earth, with each other, and with all of life. Our dreams grow and transform as we do, and can assist us in moving more fully into our larger spiritual identities.

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Learn the Meaning of Dreams by Sharing

One of the ways we can learn about the meaning of dreams is through sharing them with others. Though sharing and discussion, it is possible to come to a deeper understanding about ourselves and our dreams. Please feel free to share your dream experiences here, at the form below. Our visitors may have some ideas and new perspectives to help you understand your dreams. You can read the dreams our visitors have shared, over at our Dream Interpretation section.

Dreams That Others Have Shared

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Dream of Deceased Father 
My dad passed away 7 yrs ago. Last night for the first time I dreamed of him and it seemed so real. There was a glass partition between us I wasn't able …

soo here it is 
i had a dream my old crush dat i use 2 like hugged me really tightly and kissed me 2 and hez my brotherz best friend.and when he was hugging me i like …

Dreaming about an old crush 
I had a dream about an old crush I had from High School. Except my old crush has just pasted away. He was shoot and killed in a hunting accident. I …

Dead ex holding a baby? 
ive been having the same dream for a few weeks now and i has got me thinking. i walk towards a gate and i see my ex boyfriend who past away stood near …

My boyfriend dreamed bout me cheating 
My boyfriend has been having a re occuring dream. They are not usually exactly same but here is the basic story in every dream. " He always walks …

Ex Boyfriend 
I keep (almost every night) having dreams of my most recent ex. We dated for about a month (I know. Not long at all) And it started off great at first, …

Dream of giving birth to a baby boy 
I dreamt a couple nights ago that I was pregnant. I am not pregnant in real life and have never been though. I dreamt and saw the delivery, which was …

dream friends 
I frequently dream about my exboyfriend/ best friend whom I haven't seen in almost a yr. Most of the time he hugs me and holds me for a long time and I …

Attending Dads Funeral Twice 
My Dad passed 2 yrs ago & I was there for the entire thing!! I didnt miss a beat!! I had a dream like it never happened and this time I missed his funeral …

My dead boyfriend coming to me crying 
I had a dream the other night about my boyfriend that pasted away match 2010 of a drug overdose. And I keep having strange dreams about him. This time …

alone 
i dream that someone is hugging me and holding my hads so tight. but at the end of my dream, he left me and went back to the one he truly loves.

dreaming of my best guy friend 
I keep dreaming of my best guy friend over and over. I have a boyfriend but I can't stop dreaming of my guy friend. In the dreams I dream that he saves …

Ex boyfriend dreams 
Over the past few weeks I,ve been dreaming a lot about my ex boyfriend we haven't been in touch for a few months and suddenly I'm dreaming about him. First …

Dream about a super great guy freind 
I was standing in my livingingroom and he said we cant be together but can share something specail with me. He said he can add light through my eyes. …

Ocean 
I HAD A DREAM WHERE I WAS IN THE OCEAN SWIMMING although i can't swim in reality. There were other people in the water including my sister.I found myself …

classmate 
i always see my classmate infact who was one of my good friend, in my dream frequently, i am not in touch with him since i finished my schooling almost …

mother 
i dreamt that my mother got sick.

Dream of Visiting Dead Family Members 
My Dream: 'I entered an extremely large hall (like an airport hangar) with an ex-wife and my mother. As we went through the entry way I found myself on …

What's This Dream?? 
i ha a bad dream that my girl friend was cheating on me. it hurt me so badly when i woke up...i was crying. i could not get a hold of her for 3 days...still …

Upsetting Dream - Fatal accident on the road 
I had a traumatic dream early morning. As I was driving, there was traffic snarl. I was cursing slowly in the car. I saw dead dogs (remembered 2), crushed …

Dream Question - Very Scared 
I am very scared! the other night i had a dream my 3 year old daughter was murdered, can anyone tell me what my dream means?

A Crazy Dream 
I had a dream that I had bought an apartment building that was run down. I really didn't know that the building was mines until some people told me. I …

We had the Same Dream 
last night i have a dream, a dream of girl that i met here in my office. she's an agency coordinator for our workers. i was happy when i dreamed about …

Boyfriend in a car crash 
I had a dream where i was running towards a car crash scene where the car was turned upside down while i was carrying a baby. When i got there... There …

old house, ex boyfriend 
i dreamed of me living in my old house. i was in my room and i was sleeping on the floor surrounded by clutter. I wake up and see my ex boyfriend and his …

What does this mean? 
My ex and her daughter were killed in a car crash..it felt extremely real I woke up sweaty and scared.

pulled a dead women from river pool 
in the the dream i was walking with some one not sure who a male it was by the way i am malethen a dog i had in the dream kept putting its head …

pulling me around my room 
I keep having a dream that something pulling me around my room and today it choke me I bit its fingers and it let go theone time I beat it and it let go …

Wedding of a Male Friend 
I dreamed that a good friend of mine, who is male was getting to a woman that we both know. Does this mean that he and this woman will one day get married. …

preganant 
i dreamt my self pregnant,almost giving birth

boyfriend dreamt of kissing my sister 
my boyfirend had a dream that he had kissed my sister?

hugging a person unnone 
i had a dream where i wasn a room then suddenly i spotted a guy sitting dow on a chir i blanked out and then i was on top of him and hugging him as if …

Earth stopped moving 
Hello.i would like to share a dream with you that scared me. i remember looking at earth, like i was outerspace .then it just stop spinning.it was like …

boyfriend dreamt of our possible future 
my boyfriend dreamed that five years or so from now we had a kid and lived near the ocean

baby boy/old crush dream 
i had a dream that i had a baby boy and then a picture of an old crush appears in my hand and he was w/ the baby

Having a baby 
I dreamt that i was in a hospital bed but in my bedroom and I was hooked up to all the machines they have in the hospital for having a baby. And I got …

Dreaming about my boyfriend getting into a car crash  
I had a dream about my boyfriend getting into a car crash. When the police found him he`s not alive. This is the first time that I ever had this dream. …

fantastic figure 
i dreamt i was in fantastic pysical shape i was admiring myself i had worked haard exercising to achieve this i was confident and happy and had male admirers …

stranges feeling 
i got this dream where i've met this this beautiful girl well i totally fell for her and in her side is her pregnant friend. the thing is the girl in my …

Boyfrined coming to me crying 
I dreamed that my boyfriend got kicked out of his house and he came looking for me at my house crying and told me to help him look for another apartment …

Dreams of babies with nails or claws 
Really hope some1 can shed some light on these dresms!? A few months ago I dreamt that I had to look after some babies but they were more like baby moles …

Dream of Man who Died in the Woods  
I had a dream I like help interpreting? A little boy discovered a man died in the woods. He came to get a friend, but friend refused to go with him, …

Question About Disturbing Dream 
I had a dream last night which was so surreal. In reality, im having a argument with two of my close friends, whom which one isnt supposed to be angry …

Dream of Mother and Baby 
I dreamt I was in labor (I'm not pregnant) except when I got to the hospital room, it was my deceased mother holding a baby girl who looked just like my …

Dream of People Tyrinig to Hurt Me  
i let my boyfriend come to my house because my dad had gone to work he works night my dad and my boyfriend don't get along so i can only have him round …

Separated 
I am with my soon to be ex huband. He is receiving a strip dance by a particular woman in the church. My ex and the woman is very aware that I am there …

Dreams of Death? 
i dreamed of me having a serious illness, my parents told me that i would only last a month, and my girlfriend knew about it. its not a very weird dream, …

Dream About Having a Baby 
i've dreamed that i was with my parents and my husband getting back from the hospital having a new born baby boy. but they asked me how it is logic …

Being Held By Deceased Siginicant Other 
when you dream your deceased significant other holding you what does this mean

Dead co-workers father and son 
Two dead co-workers from the past, one the father and one the son. The son was driving a truck ahead there was a car behind the son and me and the father …

Nearly hit by an Orange Car 
I was running form a man driving an orange car, he tried to bounce me three times. I could not see the driver but i knew it was a man. the third time he …

giving birth for a beautiful baby girl 
what does it mean.iam 30 yrs old and still bachelor.no boyfren as of now.and i dream that i have delivery a beautiful baby girl.and the other girl also …

man in my dream 
i had dream about the man that sold us copier at work and the next day he came in by mistake, he is so handsome, what does this mean?

the world ending, well we all thought it was. 
in my dream it was night time i was home alone and for some reason i knew that it was supoused to be the end of the world. i looked out the window and …

Walking 
I keep on walking non-stop with no where to turn and no where to go just on one path continusally. Then i see something and scream but I dont know what …

What it meant? 
I saw some friends talking about my x boyfreind with another girlfriend

happy 
my mom dreamed of my ex husband, he was dressed in a black suite and hat

kiss 
I met a man who was much younger and he fell in love with me and kissed me very tenderly, then for some reason he needed to go and get my car, I sent him …

what does this mean? 
I had a dream where me and my cousin almost kissed

my dream 
i has a dream that me and my friends all got drunk and played on this huge slip and slide at night.

andrea 
a black wolf came to me, trying to tell me something- but I don't know what

Fear 
For the last six years I am running away from a giant wave.. As it hits me I wake up.. The last dream I had was so real.. In my dream I asked myself if …

What's going on? 
I was sitting at a table with a bunch of young kids that happen to be all dressed up. All the children were eating sweets we were outside at a really pretty …

walking bare feet 
i dreamt i was walking bare feet. can't remember any thing else in the dream

met a man 
i dreamed a man told me just as you are targeting me , i am targeting you. he gave me a cd and then i saw a lot of children around me and they said you …

I dreamt I brutally murdered someone, 
The people I dreamt I murdered in my dream weren't enemies or people I didn't recognize, they were people who I know and are alive and well and some I …

talking to someone in your dream 
I have had dreams of my boyfriend talking to me and I would be half asleep and half awake and I would think things to him in my sleep and he would answer …

the dark 
i kept seeing a dark figure in my dream and it kept turning with its sharp nails and it turned bright red and orange. what does this mean?

strangenesssssssss 
I had a weird dream the other night... I was at school and I saw my xboyfriend/best bud. He spotted me in a crowd and screamed out my name. I ran up to …

Do You Love Me? 
The other night before the Christmas holilday I had a dream of a man dresses in white with beautiful white hair and standing beside this man was my favorite …

cheating in a dream 
i had a dream that i did sexual things for a man who was not my husband

Lulu 
I had a dream that a man that I don't know was hitting me violently , what does this mean?

I Dreamed of Growing Teeth 
I had a dream that i was in a dentists office. I relaxed and made myself comfortable in the chair. The dentist opened my mouth and pulled out a tooth. …

Question About my Dream 
Why in my dreams my new boyfriend does NEVER have HIS truly face, i know who is it but it never looks like him?

Dream - wolf or not? 
I have dreamt of hanging along with my friends (particularly my groupmates) then suddenly our professor came and became furious. So we decided to move …

What Does My Friend's Dream Mean? 
My friend had a dream that i told her my sister died. what does that mean?

What Does This Dream Mean? Crashing Waves 
Twice in the last month I have had dreams where I am in a house on the ocean with friends and my 2 daughters and I look out the window to see a tremendous, …

Help??? What Does This Dream Mean 
I had a dream with various scenes. In each scene a baby was killed by a car. When I tried to tell people the baby was dead, no one believed me. I asked …

My Dream - What Does It Mean? 
i was in some place with this guy i never seen.and he started to hit me and my ex boyfriend comes out and he starts hugging me and stys with.what does …

Dreamed of a Bear? 
i had a dream once that i stole a car and i was rolling in the woods (i was only rolling because i don't know how to drive.) then my boyfriend started …

Dream of a Shallow Pool 
I dreamt of a lady whom i know sitting half-submerged waist-down behind a cherry or berry tree i'm not sure.Although the tree is small and round or spherical,it …

What does this Dream Mean - Ministry ? 
What does this mean? In my dream I was going to have a baby. I was saying "I can't have a baby, this isn't possible" I said it a few times. I was then …

Dreams of Numbers 
i always dreaming about numbers such as 11 etc.

Dream of eachings 
I had a dream that a man brought teachings for me. Placed then in front of me and said, "here are your teachings."

Dream of Raging Bull 
I dream of a raging bull trying to attack me or just even touch me but it has'nt been been able to in any one of my dreams even though I keep dreaming …

Dream of Coat and Dog  
about to enter property of old friend and current girlfriends dog is barking and she says my name and says he doesn't like the coat. I i nturn take the …

An Emotionally Confusing Dream 
A year ago I met someone at work. When I laid eyes on him it was like the air drained from my lungs. I always look people in the eye and I couldn't stop …

I Dreamed of a Midwife 
the midwife told me i should have been more successful in life, i was caring for a pregnant woman i called the midwife but she told me to deliver the baby …

Crying in my Dream  
my name is santo and this is my dream the other morning when i got home i went to bed and when i was sleeping i started to cry in my sleep and when i awoke …

Dreams of my Teeth 
I dreamed I had two sets of teeth growing out of my gums. Any comments please

Shared Dream 
It was at the same exact moment as in reality. I was sleeping beside Chip. I often have nightmares where I find myself struggling to wake up. This was …

Dream Sharing - Apples 
i saw my dad who's passed away bring me a bag full of apples

Dreams of Tidal Waves 
I live in the Caribbean on a tiny island. I have been having dreams about tidal waves for about 3 years now. The first dream started off as just a choppy …

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