What does it mean to have a reoccurring dream about a city?
Is there suppose to be some sort of underlying meaning to it?
I don't know about an underlying meaning, but it could just be a part of your dreamworld in which you go to to feel comfort while dreaming. Is it a place in real life or a city you've never seen before? I have recurring places in my dreams, one is a brick town and another is a beachfront neighborhood. Think about how you feel in the city in your dreams, comfortable or frightened? Happy or curious? The key to determining the meaning to this dream might be in realizing how it makes you feel or what you learn while you're there.
I have had the same thing, years of dreaming about a city. Any new dreams that I have of this place attest to what I remember about it from other dreams. I can drive (in my dream) on the streets and now which road will take me to another part of the city, remembering where stores, buildings, parks, etc are from earlier dreams. It becomes even more surreal than dreams usually are, because of the intensity of this city.
I was reading a book called The Dreaming Universe by a physicist turned metaphysicist: Fred Alan Wolfe. In this book he discussed having the same types of dreams. Through research and talking with psychologists that work on consciousness and dreaming, he said that it 'could' be a whole 'nother life. I am not saying one of those multi-dimensional 'lives' that we are subject to in syfy movies, but an internal life. I guess, kind of like that online reality: second life, but within.
I am not sure that this would help, but if anything, you are not alone.
As far as underlying meaning, there are too many different types of dreams; the ones that are so out there that there really is no way to determine what it means, the ones where you are astro-traveling (which may actually apply here), and the ones that are, indeed, telling you something about some aspect of your waking life that you either need to take care of, be aware of, or to solve a problem in your life. Like the previous commenter said, analyze how you feel within these dreams, and that should give you a first step to understanding it. Unfortunately, you cannot go by dream books, as they only give symbolism to one particular aspect of a dream, not what all aspects of a dream mean in relation to each other.
For me, when I am driving, walking, or just living in my 'dream' city, I feel like I do on a day to day basis. Good luck!
Kitty, that makes complete sense! I have been to the city, and to be honest I don't care for it much at all! But, for instance before I woke up this morning, I was there and then woke up. I turned on the TV and that city was on the television! That's when I thought there has to be something to this!
Tshivley, this astro traveling I need to look into more. It would actually explain A LOT! Because it's not somewhere I prefer to dream about going to!! lol
If it is a city, either real or fictional, that you feel comfortable in, it might just be that you need to relax and that place in your dreams is the ideal place to do so.
If it is just "a city", or a different one each time, and you live on the countryside, it may be your subconscious telling you that want to move into the city.
Lastly, a city could symbolise many things you desire; freedom, a bigger house, a new life, your own place, a new job, etc.
Maybe you feel insignificant and its trying to tell you that you're part of something bigger.
I guess it would require more info on the dream to tell for sure...
There may be lot of possibilities of seeing a city in the dream. Seeing city in night or day, ruined or being built, known city or unknown city, city of low plateau or high plateau, cold or hot, new or old city? It is said that seeing a city in a dream is usually a good sign. Entering in the city means annihilation of one’s fear. Those who are master in interpreting the dreams prefer to see entering the city rather than leaving it. Seeing a city in a dream represents a learned person. With this interpretation you can make it out the way it appears in your dream. For instance if city is being built in your dream means people of that place will intellectually progress and the children will follow the course of their elders. I think your dream has got an underline meaning and that seems good on your part. But remember, you will develop intellectually after that dream means you should sleep less and work hard. Good dream does not mean a blank check to get it withdrawn as and when required, rather it is an indication of a bright future and an inspiration to work hard to get it realized. All the best.
If u find yourself in a corridor and are terrified of the door to the left. look at the partitioned window on ur right i left a message, "just call for help". If I'm asleep at the same time I will come. If I don't come exit fast through the window at the end of the corridor. Do NOT enter the door. Jump down from the ledge into the courtyard and go through the manhole cover. U will end up at the river side and u can relax there.
A general ANSWER, without knowing the specifics, is it is about your body as an individual. Our bodies are made up of many living organisms working together to maintain our physical manifestation is what "I would say" the city means. If the city is crumbling it means your activities are unhealthy, flourishing means it is healthy and other such activities within it has similar meanings.
I dream about cities all of the time, although usually I am trying to get around on the subway and am underground, or in the streets trying to navigate. It's usually a hyper-version of New York City, a city I lived in for four years, so I suppose it may have to do with longing to be there.
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