Dream: What Does it Possibly Denotes?
People dream everyday in different levels at different moments. We have all experienced dreaming at one point in our life. There are times that dreams can be clearly remembered but most often it is forgotten. It has been stored in our unconsciousness level that its contents has not yet reached our consciousness. There were different theories written about dreams - - - theories about the psychic activity of the waking state, the paranoia and amentia of dream, the partial wakefulness, the prevailing dream, and the phantasy (fantasy) dream. There were also a lot of contradictions and disagreements about these principles. However, we shall focus more on the possible meaning of our dreams rather than dwelling much on these theories.
What does dream means? I assume that we are familiar with the Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, Ph.D. He defines dream as a simple fulfillment of a wish. “He believes that dreams begin in a form that is as rational as waking thoughts, but that they are disguised because the conscious cannot accept them. The original dream is called the latent dream, and the disguised dream – the one you remember when you wake up – is called the manifest dream.”1 So what does our dream possibly denotes? It is basically a sound expression of the unconsciousness. The dreamer seems to be brought to another world. Our dreams are usually derived from our experiences, fears, anxieties, or wants in life. It can sometimes be found in the events of our childhood. We usually dream of what we see, what we have said or done, what we have undergone, and what we are yearning to achieve or our aspiration.
I have experienced having my own dreams. I dreamt of starting to have white hairs at an early age. It was only after I have studied about the interpretation of dreams that I understood it. It was all because of my fear of growing old that I always wanted to look good. I have also tutored a 2nd grade student who always dreamed of being in a dark place. He was afraid to be left alone. His parents later found out that his nanny locked him in his closet when she gets mad when nobody was around. Dreams can be a reflection of our uncertainties in life. There are a lot of books for your reference that may interpret your dreams. I have listed below some words and its possible significant meaning.
ABDOMEN - if a person dreams of an abdominal pain, it may foretell of good health that means you have a strong lungs and limbs.
ACCIDENT - if you dream that you had an accident, it may predict that you are about to undergo an extreme trial in your life.
BANQUETS - if you dream that you have a festive gathering or dinner with your family or friends may mean richness, success and promotion
BURGLARS - if you dream that you encounter thief or intruders in your house is a sign that one or any members of your household are untruthful or deceitful
CEMETERY - if you dream that you are in a graveyard means that you will overcome your problems
COFFEE - if you dream that you see, drink or roast coffee denotes unhappiness and persecution
DESERT - if you dream that you are travelling in a desert or wilderness implies that you may encounter some difficulties and at greater risk of troubles
DIVORCE - if you dream that you will have a divorce with your partner indicates fidelity and love in your relationship
EMPLOYMENT - if you dream that you looking for a job but you cannot get hired may mean that you will not have any changes in your position. However, if you dream that you were hired in a prestigious work is a bad sign for you might possibly need to look for another employment.
FAILURE - if you dream that you failed in anything that you do may signify success because of your own effort and hardwork
FUN - if you dream that you are having a good time may be a sign of future problems such as sickness or financial difficulties
GRASS - if you dream of seeing or standing in a grass may signify that you should be on guard of any deceit or dishonesty
GREY HAIRS - if you dream that you are starting to have grey or white hairs at an early age may convey that you will handle aging well and that you will look younger than your real age
HAT - if you dream that you are wearing your favorite hat may predict happiness, success or profit in your business. However, if you dream that your hat is torn or dirty may possibly bring shame or humiliation.
ISLAND - if you dream that you are in an island may mean that you will lose the friendship of somebody close to you
JAM - if you dream that you are eating jam signify temporary sickness. However, if you dream that you are making a jam indicates prosperity.
KITCHEN - if you dream that a kitchen is on fire denotes possible death to whoever does the cooking. However, if you see a kitchen in your dream may mean that you will receive an unexpected visit from a family or relatives.
LARD - if you dream of seeing or using lard (fat or oil) indicates that you will win over your enemies
LOTTERY - if you dream of joining or winning a lottery may be a sign of losing something significant
MASK - if you dream of a person wearing a mask may signify that a friend whom you have entrusted much confidence cannot be relied on
NOISES - if you dream that you hear strange noises implies that your position or beliefs may be influenced by somebody who is almost dying
ORANGE - if you dream that you see or eat sweet oranges denotes grief and anxiety such as loss of goods, wounds or unfaithful partner. However, if you dream of eating sour orange suggests enjoyment and pleasure in your life.
PORK - if you dream of seeing or eating pork implies quick sales and profit for those engaged in a business
PREGNANCY - if you dream that you are pregnant may signify possible sadness or mourning
QUARREL - if you dream of seeing a fight or quarreling may mean unexpected news. However, if you dream that you are involved in a fight indicates that you will have enough friends with you and that you will live peacefully.
RUB - if you dream that you are rubbing something may be a sign of a happy marriage or a successful career
SEAT - if you dream that you have fallen off your seat may be a sign that you will possibly lose your job
SHIRT - if you dream that you were putting on your shirt indicates that you will take an overseas trip
TEARS - if you dream of seeing someone cry or you see a teardrop may mean that you will experience pleasure and happiness following the day of your dream
TEAPOT - if you dream of having or receiving a tea pot may signify that you will soon develop a new friendship
UGLY - if you dream that you received a proposal to marry an ugly person denotes that you will end up marrying somebody who is good looking
VISITOR - if you dream that an unexpected visitor came to your house denotes that there will be an additional member in your family or somebody will soon have a baby
WEDDING RING - if you dream that you lost your wedding ring may mean that you don’t have much love to your partner. However, if you dream that you found it again may foretell that your love is not completely lost.
YAWN - if you dream that you are yawning denotes that you are growing tired of your present work and wants to seek better opportunities. However, yawning to a married woman may predict sickness in the family.
ZEBRA - if you dream of a zebra may be a sign that you will have disagreements with your family or friends
1. Vedfelt, O (1999), The Dimensions of Dream: the nature, function, and interpretation of dreams, Fromm International Publishing Corporation, New York
2. Foulsham (1991), The Classic 1000 Dreams, W. Foulsham and Co. Ltd., Berkshire
3. Waring, P. (1993), Omens from Your Dreams An A – Z to the Mysteries of Sleep, Chartwell Books, Inc, New Jersey
4. Crisp, T. (2002), Dream Dictionary – An A to Z Guide to Understanding Your Unconscious Mind, Gramercy Books, New York
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