has anyone ever looked up the meaning of their dream?

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    pinkyleeposted 13 years ago

    i dead asleep and was awakened by a dream so real i could actually feel the pain. am i crazy or is there somewhere i can look this up?

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i have dreams like that all the time.  in fact, the only dreams that aren't like that are the ones I don't remember.  however, all the ones that i do, are the ones that i could literally feel the pain and pleasures of the dream as if it were real.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Most of my dreams I'm able to interpret myself.
      It's usually simple if ya think about what's going on in your life, or what's been perhaps going on for a long time.

  2. Red_Dragon profile image59
    Red_Dragonposted 13 years ago

    Yeah, this happens to me all the time.

    I had a dream my Grandfather died and he died the next day......some crazy stuff out there.

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 13 years ago

    I have many books on the meaning of dreams...just let me know and this is something I can help you with.

    1. tobey100 profile image59
      tobey100posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry BCB.  I really don't want to know the meaning of two lizards drinking hot chocolate and going through my wallet.  The dreams bad enough!

  4. earnestshub profile image84
    earnestshubposted 13 years ago

    In psychology dreams are one of the high roads to consciousness.
    I believe that true dream interpretation requires a post Jungian psychologist with a mass of experience, and interpretation of an individual's dreams require a full knowledge of the persons archetypes, symbols and personality type ..... and that takes months to learn even if the person is open and honest with the whole process. A good psychologist will spot any dishonesty in the history provided and correct it.
    I did dream therapy for 3 years.

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    pinkyleeposted 13 years ago

    i rarely have dreams this real and the ones i have had usually meant something later on down the road and sometimes i just dream something that comes true a few weeks later but this one was not a bad one yet woke up crying cuz its something i want so bad and have had a hard time getting so i was just wondering if there was anyway to find out what this meant without having to spill the details of the dream to everyone here. you guys are great but its just to personal of a thing for me lol

    b.c i may take you up on that offer though cuz this is buggin me bad

    1. Faybe Bay profile image64
      Faybe Bayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Details are not necessary, I will give you elements, then you can choose any you like further info on. I have know books.
      older person=wisdom
      Fixing something that keeps breaking = hands off, let someone else help
      storm or disaster=chaos in your life
      Wind carrying away prized possessions=get priorities straight

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        pinkyleeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        thanks ... house is the only one that sticks out of those elements... i will research it

        1. Faybe Bay profile image64
          Faybe Bayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          okay, if it is something you want so bad but have trouble getting, your subconcious mind is working while you are sleeping to try to set up a plan for you to get what you want.

          It is like brainstorming, you sit down and think think think, like winnie the pooh, then you give up and a couple of days later what you were trying to find/put together falls into place easily.

          House is you, your growth is in your reach, and so is your goal.
          You were cold with disappointment, which makes the reaching of the goal sweeter.

  6. marcel285 profile image65
    marcel285posted 13 years ago

    B.C Boutique- When i have nightmares, they generally have a common theme, i'm constantly running and hiding because there is someone trying to kill me. I hear in my head, (in my dream), the words 'you can run but you can't hide', again and again. Hence the constant running and hiding, it feels like forever. The person trying to kill me is always a stranger, and always different, and i never really know why they are trying to kill me, but i know that i am in serious trouble. Any chance you could analyze this one for me?

    These nightmares are quite horrific..The time i had the nightmare, when the killer was closest to getting me, he was standing in front of me with a knife, and screaming at me to take my clothes off. He was going to rape me before he killed me, and he had no pants on. Somehow, i managed to get the knife off him, and i cut his dick off. We were in a 2 story building, with a wide open window..I then pushed him out the window, watched him fall, and heard all his bones break when he landed on the concrete. Then i woke up, confused. It is amazing how the subconscious knows no bounds.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image64
      Faybe Bayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      sorry I though was BC post
      The person chasing you is you, that is why you can run but not hide.

      You cannot die in your dreams so do not be afraid.

      You feel trapped, it gives me anxiety just writing about it as I have this dream many times.

      you must find time to meditate on all that is good in you, you do not need or deserve this dream. Find out why you feel trapped and make an expressioon of freedom.

      1. Susana S profile image94
        Susana Sposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Faybe Bay - you have a good understanding of dreams!

        Pinky Lee - Being chased dreams are nearly always some aspect of yourself wanting to catch up with you (and usually to tell you something really important).

        One way of getting in touch with a "being chased" dream is to find a bit of quiet time and ask yourself, "If this person had something to tell me what would it be?"

        My belief and experience is that nightmares can bring the most wonderful healing opportunities if we are willing to listen and learn smile

  7. CrystalStarWoman profile image61
    CrystalStarWomanposted 13 years ago

    I have had some amazing dreams - very vivid and 'real' (I have written a few hubs about some of them).

    There are loads of dream dictionaries available, some seem better than others.

    Usually the best person to interpret a dream, is the dreamer themselves. The symbols in your dreams will have a different meaning for you than for another person. However, hearing different interpretations can give you another perspective...

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    pinkyleeposted 13 years ago

    thank you all for your replies ... i dont feel so insane now ... now to just figure out what it means and i will be set

    1. Faybe Bay profile image64
      Faybe Bayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      sorry, up the page. I posted.

  9. marcel285 profile image65
    marcel285posted 13 years ago

    Faybe bay- Yes i have looked up meanings for this dream, but there are so many different ones, it is hard to know what is reliable information and what isn't. The theory you mentioned is one that i have considered.. Although, i meditate daily, and i'm not sure what it is i am running from. Is there any signs i could look for in my dreams, corresponding with this, that might give me a clue?

    1. Faybe Bay profile image64
      Faybe Bayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Dreams have many meanings. I read that a man did an experiment where he made up a fake dream, then went to thrity interpreters and got thirty different answers.

      He was sure it was all charlatans out for a buck, until one by one each interpretation came true. He had made up the dream, so his conclusion was that all dreams could have many meanings.

      1. marcel285 profile image65
        marcel285posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the feedback.

  10. skyfire profile image80
    skyfireposted 13 years ago

    Deborah can help you interpret dreams.

    1. marcel285 profile image65
      marcel285posted 13 years agoin reply to this


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        skyfireposted 13 years agoin reply to this


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      Deborah Sextonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes..I studied Carl Jung's Archetypal dream meanings for several years.
      Earnest is very correct in his statement here. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/36128#post812593

      Who needs help?

      1. emievil profile image66
        emievilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I think I do. Most of my dreams are blurry but every time I have dreams that I can remember, something seems to happen that I can tie up with them. IDK, the last one may have some significance on me

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    StormRyderposted 13 years ago

    I had a recurring dream of a river and waterfall where I sat naked on lush green grass...I looked it up in a book...It said I had to pee! tongue

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      pinkyleeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lol thats funny ... i had a similar one like that

  12. earnestshub profile image84
    earnestshubposted 13 years ago

    Dreams where you are chased you are being pursued by aspects of self, not other entities chasing you. Get a good Jungian dream therapist on the job. "Pop" dream interpretation is nonsense. things are knowable from the sub-conscious, but without understanding your points of reference interpretation is useless.

    1. skyfire profile image80
      skyfireposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile Why always end the game ? Can't we play along sometimes ?

    2. TheGlassSpider profile image66
      TheGlassSpiderposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Earnest is correct; although dreams can have some universal symbolism, usually the symbology/archetypes of the dreamer are most important.

      Ask yourself one question: What would it mean if the important parts of the dream were all a part of yourself?

      Try writing the dream out from different perspectives (i.e., the murderer, the water, the snake, etc.) as though it is happening right now in the present. For example, "I am the water in this dream; I am flowing unobstructed and a woman comes to stand underneath me..."

      Sometimes talking/writing this out to yourself will make you see/hear things about the dream that you didn't before.

      Some free association with the elements of the dream symbols might be helpful as well. In other words, take the symbols in the dream (water, snake, murderer, penis, etc) and write every other word or thought that comes to mind about it without censoring yourself. These things might help you understand more about the aspects of the dreams.

      Just last week I finished five days of running group therapy in which we performed intense dream analysis (which I've worked with for years besides). If you'd like any help from an up-and-coming professional in training, feel free to write an email.

  13. emievil profile image66
    emievilposted 13 years ago

    I would love to know the meaning of my dreams. I remember only a few of them but those that I do, I can usually connect them to something that happens afterwards.

    One time, I dreamed that I went to a funeral of a friend's son (I know who he is). It was really vivid. The next day I found out that my employee's father died at about the same time I had the dream.

    Another one was when I dreamed that one of my employees asked me to replenish our petty cash fund. When I woke up, she was actually going to ask for a salary advance!

    The latest vivid dream is me applying in a certain local bank. I even saw my former officemates in that dream! This one, I'll really be interested in knowing what it means. Can anybody help?

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      Deborah Sextonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Since all the dreams above the last were predictive dreams maybe this one is a predictive dream also about coming into some money. But since you dreamt it as applying for a loan it may go quickly.(finance rate/charges??)

      If it is a psychological dream. The bank is you. But it's not a home but is a business..which tells me that your relationship with yourself may be a bit detached or aloof. But something from the past (former officemates as you put it) may cause you to look for the value (applying for a loan) of yourself, the treasures within.

      It's actually a little too short to see much meaning. Some dreams are just dreams.

  14. Sunshiney31 profile image69
    Sunshiney31posted 13 years ago

    I have recurring dreams of floods and large masses of water coming at me from all sides.I'm always trying to find higher ground and preparing in case of shortages of food and so forth.Because of these dreams the ocean seems scarey to me.I used to love the ocean,but now it kind of freaks me out.Anyone have thoughts on this?

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      Deborah Sextonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Floods and water represent the Archetypal symbol of the collective unconscious.
      Your mind is telling you that you feel different from other people. You are not always accepted by them. This might have caused you to feel left out occasionally.
      It is true; you are different. But not only are you a part of the collective unconscious, you are in the very center of it. You are afraid of losing your identity because you like being unique. You are more connected to everything that ever was, is or will be than you realize. The struggle to rise to a higher ground is you trying to be higher, better, and more unique.

      1. Faybe Bay profile image64
        Faybe Bayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, I had a tidal wave dream years ago, and did not know what it meant, I was terrified by it. Later I learned the meaning of other dreams around the same time, but never asked about the tidal wave one, thinking water means cleansing, change, and the others meant some direction I was stalled in growth.
        I am in awe of the fear of losing myself thing, because that is exactly where I was at the time, I was losing myself.

        Thank you, both for sharing here.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 13 years ago

    Dream meanings online and in books aren't really correct. There are certain dreams that are archetypal dreams. The collective consciousness meanings. There are certain dreams that everyone has once in a while.

    When I tell you to think of an elephant your mind sees the elephant in a picture not the words. When we sleep our mind tries to tell us things in pictures about ourselves.

    I posted some archetypal meaning in another thread which you can read here
    and here.


    If anyone would like me to help you explore your dreams let me know.

    I recently discovered the dreams about losing teeth are about renewal and rebirth. Which can also tell us about transformation and even death.

  16. Sunshiney31 profile image69
    Sunshiney31posted 13 years ago

    Yes Deborah I would love if you could look into the dream I posted above your last entry.

  17. jonathanacosta17 profile image61
    jonathanacosta17posted 13 years ago

    how about snakes? being chased by a snake or bitten by one?

    i had the impression that it means betrayal. but that might be a cultural thing. can somebody tell me a different interpretation?

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      Deborah Sextonposted 13 years agoin reply to this
      1. jonathanacosta17 profile image61
        jonathanacosta17posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        i read a book about shadow selves somewhere. the author's name was also deborah but i forgot the last name. was that you?
        anyway, thanks. now i have to go study my darkside...

  18. TheGlassSpider profile image66
    TheGlassSpiderposted 13 years ago

    BTW...I typically don't do dream analysis in public forums like this to protect people's privacy--sometimes (often, really) intense dreams have to do with deep, private things. This is usually considered a form of therapy, and anyone seeking help in this direction has the right to confidentiality.

    This is not to say that I recommend stopping or anything, or that you guys shouldn't be doing it here...I only want to point out that anyone looking for this kind of help seriously has the right to certain things if they want to claim them--especially if they're particularly disturbed by the dreams or if they're having an impact on your life.

    I hope that makes sense. I do realize that for a lot of people this is just fun stuff...I merely want everyone to know that sometimes, it does get serious. Be safe with your mental health, guys.

  19. TINA V profile image68
    TINA Vposted 13 years ago

    I posted a hub about this. . . "Dream: What does it Possibly Denotes"  Just check it out.

  20. Beelzedad profile image58
    Beelzedadposted 13 years ago

    Dreams are just neurons firing while you sleep. We can associate whatever meaning we want to them, but they are nothing more than random events.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Right that's why some dreams are shared by everyone..sure

      1. Beelzedad profile image58
        Beelzedadposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        How are they shared?


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