All my life I have had strange dreams, some premonitions. Latley I have been dreaming about tornados.. almost everynight. I look outside and see tornados everywhere. Last night I had a dream that I came upon a huge tornado and it had a giant face.. I guess it represents something and someone. I had my young child with me and we ran inside to safety. We almost blew away but were able to hold on to a rail. Afterwards, we started to run home and unbeknowst to me.. there was another tornado waiting by the door. This time, we were swept up in it. I awoke in a panic. Anyone have any ideas?
Sounds that way to me also Paradi.
but it may be more a representation of chaos and stress in your life currently or to come. I would hate to jump right to physical danger when it could be a sign of coming emotional chaos or unsettled emotional chaos and not some physical threat.
Tornadoes often represent a powerful move or force (makes sense, right?). Dark tornadoes can often represent moves of a negative force and light or bright tornadoes moves of a positive force. Doesn't the world kind of feel like a tornado right now in many ways? Winds that come from tornadoes can uproot things--destroy--remove otherwise strong, and rooted "secure" objects. You ran home--to a place you thought was "safe" but the tornado was waiting for you there, too. It could suggest that even the things we think are safe or the things/people we put our hopes in, are not as secure as we would like. There are stronger forces out there--and they are personal forces (thus, the face in the tornado that you saw). Perhaps the epic battle between good and evil symbolized by the tornadoes. That's more of a "big picture" interpretation. Dreams can also be more about our own, personal life/circumstances as well, and even both. But this seems more like a "bigger than yourself" kind of dream. Hope this helps!
Thank you Seek N Find. That actually makes a lot of sense. What you say about "Uprooting" makes so much sense. I have currently rented my home of 15 years to strangers due to financial issues and I am very homesick. You are very good at this!
You are welcome! I actually took some trainings on dream interpretation and I am an avid dreamer. My friends call me often to ask me to help them. In fact, you've inspired me to write a short Hub that is kind of a "Cheat Sheet" that can be used to help people interpret. I'll let you know when I post it. The topic is so big that its hard to make just one, little Hub. I always want to be comprehensive--but I think you may enjoy using this tool so I'm trying to finish it quickly. I hope it will help!
OK--did a short Hub on it--you can find it on my page "A Tool for Dream Interpretation"...let me know if you find it useful or not. :-)
Sounds like an anxiety dream. I've been having dreams every night for years. Are you anxious about something in your life at the moment?
It almost has the feeling that you are running from something...this tornado may represent something threatening to you which you are attempting to escape...and once you think you've found your escape, you are yet again faced with this threat....as represented by your running to safety and yet meeting another tornado again...
Many interpretations are possible
Thanks for sharing a dream!
I agree with a few that it is an emotional stress & anxiety dream.
The details that you share could help you identify where this is coming from. Since the tornado has a face- I would say this is associated with a person for you. I think it is important to reflect on yourself first before identifying someone in your life. It is clear you feel this chaotic situation and influence is threatening you, your child, your ability to be a mother, etc.
Since you run and find that you are unable to truly escape since it is in your home, it sounds like it could be one of the following:
1. This chaos is within you and needs to be confronted. It is often what we avoid most that may turn into a monstrous identity in our dreams. Once confronted, the symbol often strinks back to a more realistic and tackle-able (if that's a word) size.
2. The tornado could also be someone in your family or someone you live with. If this is the case, it sounds like this person's chaotic nature is threatening you, your home, and your child. Perhaps you feel you are unable to successfully shield your child from an unhealthy family member or an unhealthy family situation?
This dream could certainly mean a lot and only you, as the dreamer and therefore expert of the dream, know what the true meaning of the dream is.
I wish you luck and thank you for the opportunity to attempt to tease out the meaning with you.
All the Words revealed in all the scripturs of truthful religions mention of earthquakes, famines, tornadoes, diseases at the End days; being a sign of reformer of End Times.
With the advent of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad this sign has been fulfilled. I think your dreams should be interpreted in the same line .
One should be a pious man like Joseph, the Prophet, to interpret the dreams correctly.
Your subconscious has perceived some sort of impending threat to you?
I believe dreams are just about useless and not at all paranormal - they are the thoughts your brain has when you are not conscious and so able to control it's thinking . . . dreams are random, undirected thinking. Not sometimes, but nearly all the time, a cigar is just a cigar.
I dont believe they are paranormal but if you go to sleep in a certain state of mind, your dreams often reflect that.
They are simply a window into your subconcious. Things that are important to you are reflected in your dreams.
Quite often dreams can highlight a problem that you might have been subconsciously ignoring in your day to day life.
Yeah, I totally agree with that. I do think they can sometimes be random, but I have found they reflect my mood, worries, unresolved issues, etc... I had a falling out with a friend, so I don't think it's random I dream about her a lot... us making up, etc...
I don't think anyone else can interpret your dreams as well as the dreamer can, though. I think they might be able to ask the right questions to get you there, but in the end only you can decipher the symbolism.
Because they are random, undirected thinking, I think they may on occasion reflect something useful in understanding 'self' - but not so much and so readily and properly interpreted that much attention should be given them . . . but that's just me and I don't know what I'm talking about - in fact, just the other night I was dreaming that I . . .
I agree that the detail is not necessarily significant.
In my experience it is only the overall type of dream that bears any relevance, Ie dreams of peril are anxiety dreams, dreams of happiness are happiness dreams but the little details within the dreams could just be something that you thought was interesting or funny a few weeks ago, totaly insignificant.
For example, I have had dreams where I could breath underwater, and they seem to represent times in my life where I am very confident and doing well, the water part is just because I like being underwater but the accomplishment of breathing underwater is reflecting the whole confidence and ability part.
Dream interpretation is for the individual to figure out. Any outside interpretation only skews the understanding. Thus, you have to figure it out for yourself.
I am sure you would. Nothing new on the Paradigmsearch I guess.
Dreams are a funny thing. Very rarely do I find anything valuable out of them. But on occasion odd things have happened. I once had a conversation with my brother in a dream when I was a child. I was living in Colorado at the time and he was in Ohio. In my dream I was aware that I was sleeping and flew across a starry field, I saw him standing in line at a store in what I recognized as his dream and told him what I was going thru at the time. When I woke up I had the oddest feeling that it was real. Later that day I got a phone call from him telling me about an odd dream he had with me in it.
Did we both have the same dream? I don't know. Neither one of our stories completely match up but the message is the same in both. I have been told I did something called Astral projection, I don't know.
There was another time I had reoccurring dreams of someone I knew that needed help. For two months I had the same dream, I found him told him what I was dreaming and it turns out my dreams about his life were almost right on the money.
What are dreams? Mostly just ideas and memories firing in our mind uncontrollably when we sleep. I have also read where some evolutionist believe that the next step for man is psychic abilities so could it be that? I don't know, I don't believe so. The bible talks about people having dreams with meaning from the beginning to the end, all I know is that if you believe you have a tornado or a group of them coming at you, get a storm cellar!
The Bible does indicate that God communicates regularly through dreams. Although our dreams in the night can be difficult to understand, there are basic steps, principles and skills that can serve as a guide to assist us. We can come to understand more and more clearly what our dreams mean and if/what God is seeking to communicate or reveal. “For God does speak--now one way, now another - though man may not perceive it. Indeed God speaks once, or twice, yet no one notices it. In a dream, a vision of the night, when sound sleep falls on men, while they slumber in their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction.” (Job 33:14-16 NASB)
Seek n Find,
I wish we would get clearer messages if this is the case!
This is a great thought also. I have had about four "catastrophic" dreams in the last month. I dreamed that the moon started whirling in circles in the sky, and then exploded. The planet suddenly became flooded with water. I climbed to the top of a very high tree and woke up before I drowned.
What seek n find is telling you is the tool you will have to pick up in order to interpret your dreams.
Many can help you, but only you have the answer.
I noticed both descriptions of your dreams involve wind.
This could very easily be that you feel time is going by quickly. If this is the case, slow down a little. Enjoy the people that are near and dear to you.
Wow.. what an excellent suggestion. I didn't think of comparing the two. The trees were distinct in both dreams as well.
Hi Tammy, I have been studying Christian Dream Interpretation for about ten years and there is still so much to learn. I can give you some insight from a Christian perspective and I hope it helps. God is pretty clever to give us a dream life. It is a way for him to communicate with us when otherwise we may be oblivious, due to so many daily distractions. He creates a "dream code", if you will, to learn as we go along. The symbols of daily life mean different things to different people and cultures. There are symbols that can be interpreted as obvious due to biblical definition but for the most part your symbols will be just that "YOUR" symbols. For instance, regarding the tornado I would ask you, "What does a tornado represent to you?" I would ask you to not associate it to the emotions in the dream for these can be misleading. They are important all the same but not necessarily contributing to the meaning of the symbol itself. Also, I have found from my research for every symbol there is a positive and a negative. For example, let us say if it were a black tornado, the tornado meant great trouble and if it were white it would mean it is a series of new events that will totally rearrange your life for the better. See how it works? For some a cat in a dream could mean something precious but for others who have had negative experiences with cats would think of them as sneaky and not safe to trust. This all comes into play when interpreting dreams. Dreams in Christianity are like a calling card left on the night stand by Almighty God to invite you to come and consult with Him regarding the mystery; prayer becomes a big part of the interpretation process. There are those who operate in the gift of Prophecy that can shed light on the interpretation of a dream but for the most part it is a secret code developed between God and the dreamer. I can tell you what I think the dream may mean but you are the final authority to whether it bares witness with you. I do not necessarily agree this is a bad dream. I believe the emotions are related to the "YOU" looking in on yourself and who likes to be out of control? I believe it is a response to that. The face could represent someone else or the circumstance calling the shots and how you feel about it. I think you were on to something when you brought up renting the house out. Let me present this, there may be more than one situation in your life that you feel are out of your control. The face on the tornado represents the situation dictating to you how things are going to be. The child you are with could be symbolic to the child in you that is afraid of the unknown. At first you try to run from it but it catches up with you and then you try to control where it takes you by hanging on to the rail but it takes you up despite your efforts. You wake in a panic because there may be something in your childhood that this dream has triggered. A part of you does not like having to trust situations that are beyond your scope of known outcome. Now why would God reveal all this in a dream? So you could pray for healing in that particular area and receive peace. The situation is no longer powering over you as the tornado with a face if you give up to the Lord and trust. I hope this helps, just thought I would add some understanding to the Christian Dream Interpretation side of things.
That is incredible Stark. I did not realize there was such a thing as Christian dream intrepretation. This is new to me but very comforting. I think you may have helped me solve the issue. I mentioned that I was very uncomfortable renting my home out to strangers and being "uprooted." You mentioned:
"A part of you does not like having to trust situations that are beyond your scope of known outcome? " It could be the current state of "powerless" I am an as well as renting out my home. I have had to cohabitate under another person's roof and I feel like I have lost my independance which I have had for seven years since being divorced. I do not know what will come next and that bothers me a great deal. I have not been unemployed since I was 15 and it is just more than a blow to the ego.. Perhaps all these things are wrapped up into one "big storm" that I try to avoid (by writing on hubpages..). I try very hard to be in charge of my own destiny and for the last few months I feel like I should just surrender to this fate as it may be part of a bigger plan..
You have been extraordinarily helpful. I appreciate everyone's input on this. It has helped tremendously!
In the dreams of the starving who pray for a morsel of food, what does God communicate to them?
What does the symbol of food mean to the starving?
Is the symbol of food positive or negative? How does that work?
Many who are starving probably don't have a night stand, either. What mystery do the starving unravel with their consultations with God?
A secret code? LOL!
The starving pray for food and receive nothing. Perhaps, they don't get any food because they have yet to figure out the secret code?
Yes, that does help, we should try to decipher God's secret code for the starving and thus end hunger around the world.
I hubbed on the A-Z of dream meanings ages ago based on a fabulous (and amazingly accurate) book I always have in our home. I just looked up Tornado, and it referred me to 'Cyclone'. It said " A dream of a cyclone is a warning to avoid taking any risks whatsoever for at least 6 months. Lie doggo on as many pending issues as possible during that period"
With regards to 'Wind' the relevant part of the meaning said: A stormy gale forecasts hard work ahead; and to dream of being buffeted by a strong wind indicates that you will have to fight some tough and probably tricky competition to get what you want.
Jesus answered, "It is written: "Man does not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."
It stands to reason that a starving person getting a dream about food would be a dream of hope. It is a basic necessity in this case. Food would be considered substance to live, so in the immediate, how would it be negative to the one starving? With that said, dreaming of food to the physically starving would be a dream of hope and encouragement. In the Christian faith, the dream would lead the malnourished one to pray so they may be led where to go and what to do. Like everything, once told in the midnight hour, the download of information, it is what you do with the information that counts. Throwing a dream away and disregarding it is the same as throwing a away a map that can lead you home when on a misguided trip. It is factual that a map is a great tool of finding home but if one gets frustrated because they don't understand how to read maps and throws it away, it does them no good. Let's take the example further. Let's say there is a bulimic and she was bound to binging for ten years but she overcame it with counseling and prayer. Now, let's say she has a dream that giant meatballs are chasing her and are going to get her. She wakes up in a panic. To most others, they would laugh at such a dream but to the dreamer it is no laughing matter. The Christian interpretation to that could mean that the woman would soon be going through situations of great stress that the old temptation would arise to binge. Why would God give such a dream? To call her to prayer so she may be spiritually strengthened and given instruction on what to do. Why would God use giant meatballs? Because it was the last thing she purged before she got the help needed and there would be an evident connection. In the positive, food in a dream can also mean spiritual food such as stated in the scripture above. Troubled, if you don't think that dreams are instructions from God then simply throw the map away you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Thanks for the great discussion
Simply because their dreams of hope (food) go unfulfilled, just like their stomachs and then they die. Is that negative enough for you?
And, all the while the starving dream of a morsel of food while God communicates a resounding "No food for you" but instead busily provides meatballs to swirl round the heads of Christians. Such a loving God.
@ Troubled Man...It sounds like you are angry with God for the woes of the world. Angry at him for those who are starving. I share in your concern for those who go through tragedy and despair but I do not blame God for those who are suffering. Out of respect to Tammy and her subject I think it would be best to stick to the topic of dream interpretation and what her dream means. But I would encourage you to search out Hubs that may answer the questions you struggle with such as "Why a loving God would let such devastation happen?" In the Christian faith Jesus is the remedy for every negative situation that comes along. He is the answer for those that are suffering He isn't the cause of it.
I have searched online everywhere and can't find any other reference to my dream last night. I dreamed that I hear noise outside my window, looked out and saw my neighbors standing in awe, looking at a tornado it was one of those long, tall skinny ones. I ran outside, and my daughter followed. It then went past the back of our home, and I ran around and saw it kind of scrubbing our roof on top. It was then that it was almost as if it saw me, and started coming right for me. Only my first instinct was to run towards it and I put my arms around it (could feel the turbulence, but it didn't hurt) and then I squeezed it until it dissipated. The dream was then over. Not sure what to make of that one.
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