Do you think that there's a meaning behind a dream?

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  1. Goody5 profile image64
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    Do you think that there's a meaning behind a dream?

    I vividly dreamed that I sold and gave away everything that I owned. Bought an old RV, and moved far away. What does this mean?

  2. Oscortega profile image68
    Oscortegaposted 5 years ago

    I truly believe all dreams have some meaning to them.  Sometimes it's just very difficult to decipher them.  Although it's very interesting to me when discovering the many different interpretations of my dreams. 

    Your dream sounds to me like maybe you've been entertaining the thought of moving away maybe starting over.  Or maybe you've simply got the subject of a recent movie in the back of your mind.  I know this happens to me from time to time.

    Roll with it, have fun deciphering the dream.

  3. unvrso profile image91
    unvrsoposted 5 years ago

    I think that the only meaning you can find in your dreams is the one you want to give to them or that one you´ve been suggested.

    I used to have dreams about ghosts once and they only stopped till the moment I began to realize that they were stemming from internal fears and tiredness.

  4. Jlbowden profile image89
    Jlbowdenposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I certainly believe that dreams do have some special meaning to the individual that has them.  I personally cannot remember my dreams, but realize that during The REM phase sleep the majority of us have one or more dreams per night.  Some are good and again there are those that you may want to forget.  There is one hubber colleague of our here on hubpages who writes mainly about dreams and their individual meanings.  Her name is Sueb and Sue was also a member of our hubpages meetup group here on Long Island over the past year and a half. If you are interested in dreams, then she has the content to satisfy your curiosity.

  5. BongSantos profile image60
    BongSantosposted 5 years ago

    Many of my dreams were so absurd I find it hard to believe them. Yet, I had dreams that sort of answered my questions. My feeling is ambivalent. I won't pretend I have the right answers, though I wish I have. That will make life less difficult I would assume.

  6. worldseeker profile image75
    worldseekerposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely, dreams always have a meaning behind them.

    This dream may mean you are having trouble letting go of something or moving on with a certain aspect of your life, but at the same time, you want to have a sense of independence and freedom back in your life. Sounds like once you let go of whatever is holding you back, you will be able to move forward and have the peace of mind that you are looking for.

  7. RichieMogwai profile image80
    RichieMogwaiposted 5 years ago

    Yeah, there's a meaning behind a dream. Stephenie Meyer had a dream about a human girl and a vampire,  and she went on to write novels that became super hits. Only you can unlock the meaning of your dreams. The images in your dreams are symbols. Find out what those symbols mean to you personally and you will be able to decode your dream. For example, what does an RV mean to you?  What does it stand for? Only you can unlock the hidden meaning of that dream. It's the mind's creative way of encrypting the dream so no one can decrypt it but you.

  8. Michele Travis profile image67
    Michele Travisposted 5 years ago

    Well it could mean that something happened in that past.  Maybe something that happened a long time ago that bothered you a lot.  I could have been in your childhood, maybe something you forgot.  But, you are ready to let it go and move away from it and go on forward.  Move forward toward happiness, even if it is an old RV.

  9. flashmakeit profile image65
    flashmakeitposted 5 years ago

    I think it means that you want to be morally respected and you may want to get involved in some activities that help other people because you feel as if the material things you have are not fulfilling enough.

    1. flashmakeit profile image65
      flashmakeitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Much love and thank you.

  10. drmiddlebrook profile image94
    drmiddlebrookposted 5 years ago

    Sure, I believe dreams have meaning--for the dreamer. Many times, our dreams are related to what we're going through in life. If you're trying to figure something out, deciding what to do about a problem, stressed out over a job or about not being able to find a job, any of these things (and many other things) can serve as "grist" for the dreams mill. Dreams that are NOT "lucid" (lucid refers to those you have where you know you're dreaming) can be the most revealing, I think. It's your subconscious mind taking over, trying to help you find an answer or a solution to something you're struggling with. Many times in my life when, consciously, I wanted to pursue a new path such as going back to school for another degree, in my dreams I'd find myself in one of my elementary school classrooms, or buying books in a weird-looking bookstore. Connection to your life is not always that clear in dreams. Dreaming of moving away can have many different meanings, and only you--the dreamer, can figure out what is going on in your life or in your mind that it might be related to.  Moving could represent the need for a change in some aspect of your life, or it could represent nothing more than a dream. Sometimes, when my dreams are significant in trying to help me to make up my mind, I will dream the same or a similar dream, over and over. That's when I pay attention.

  11. F-Menchise profile image40
    F-Menchiseposted 5 years ago

    This is my own personal way of understanding dreams. Because dreams mean different things to different people, sometimes the meaning of your dreams is more to do with how you felt during your dream. But in your dream there is something that you wish to move forward to a better place I believe. Try to understand your own dream, because you know how you feel about yourself.

  12. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I think figuring out where it came from would require your first asking yourself whether you felt good about what you did in the dream, or whether you felt horrible about it. 

    I only know about my own dreams (and I'm not trying to turn this into "about me"; it's just that it's what I'm using as a frame of reference).  My own dreams aren't even difficult to figure out.  There was one set of dreams that followed my losing my mother that took months for me to figure out, because they were all different but there was a pattern.  What I figured out was that with that situation (losing my mother), I had so many "issues" to deal with, my dreams essentially dealt with each one, layer by layer; with the least "buried" of issues being "addressed" in dreams first, and as each was dealt with the next-layer-down was addressed.

    Under normal circumstances, my dreams are a matter of some (sometimes insignificant) thing I've encountered, though about, etc. in recent days but that made me think just a little about it.  For example, if I had the dream you described it might come from something like my seeing someone on TV who did those things and my thinking, "OMG, I'd hate moving away from my family."  Maybe the TV people didn't have the RV but just moved.  I may have run into an old RV some other way., and my dream would put the two things together.

    Sometimes my dreams are simple and without any obvious "issues" behind the images that come from what I've been exposed to.  Sometimes, though, I can tell that the dreams are a matter of my brain attaching recent images that have had impact on me in real life to feelings I have.  For example, if I'd spent years feeling as if I had grown distant from my family; that, and seeing something on TV or anywhere else that made me think (even for a second), "Oh, I'd hate that," could be enough to make a dream for me.

    Anyway, I think you may want to try asking how what went on in the dream made you feel.  Then ask if you feel that way about something (or things) in your real life.  That might lead you to ask more questions of yourself and to understanding where the dream came from.  Also, worries (both "back-of-the-mind" and "front-of-the-mind" worries) can be at the root of dreams.  If you've thought about something like how awful it would be for you to leave your family/home, being aware of that could trigger a "dream issue".

  13. catgypsy profile image74
    catgypsyposted 5 years ago

    I would take a wild guess and say that you crave simplicity in your life or would like to be free of some of your responsibilities. I think if we ponder long enough we can usually figure out what our dreams mean. They are usually feelings coming out that we may try to keep hidden...even to ourselves.

  14. teaches12345 profile image94
    teaches12345posted 5 years ago

    Perhaps you are trying to simplify an area of your life and attempting to move forward.  Vehicles sometimes mean power or strength in a dream.  The fact that it is old, may mean using traditional methods to remove yourself from a situation.  Just thinking through this with you. You will have to decide what it means and whether it represents good to you or not so good.  Sounds very positive to me in that you sold and gave away, ridding yourself of things that perhaps had you captive or that may not hold value to you any longer.

 
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