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How to Interpret the Meaning of Your Dream

Updated on August 2, 2017

You Need to Be Honest With Yourself

Dreams challenge us to be honest about who we are, what we want, what we fear, what causes us pain, our insecurities, and the things that are holding us back in life. They often provide insight into what’s going well and what’s going not-so-well. Our subconscious is like our own personal therapist, and we’d be wise to listen to her!

Getting into dream interpretation has so many benefits. It can bring liberation, self-awareness, self-knowledge, a strong connection to our inner selves, and an awareness of our emotions.

This article will explain many of the most important elements you'll need to interpret your dreams.

Step 1: Determine the Function of Your Dream

You can figure out what your dream means by identifying which of the following functions it may be able to serve.

For example, if you watched a movie about vampires and then had a dream about vampires that night, the most logical function of that dream, taken from the list below, would be "Organizing Knowledge & Experience." Your brain took in certain elements of the movie, and your dream organized those elements into your existing knowledge base.

The Main Functions of Dreams

  1. Expressing and processing emotions
  2. Maintaining or improving mental health
  3. Providing information on what we want, need, think, or feel
  4. Giving sexual release
  5. Organising knowledge and experiences — de-fragging the mind like a computer
  6. Learning (making connections)
  7. Helping with problem solving (creativity, thinking out of the box, new inventions, finding solutions)
  8. Providing wish-fulfillment (e.g. having a sexy dream about being with someone famous)
  9. Connecting to spiritual realities (rare!)

Through lucid dreaming and dream incubation, we can develop confidence in ourselves and in any area of our lives that we choose to. We can also go on some amazing adventures!

Step 2: Don't Ignore Your Emotions

The emotions we experience in our dreams are one of the most important aspects to consider. Believe it or not, our dreams are trying to be obvious! Understanding dream language can take a bit of practice, but, once you get into the right mindset, you’ll find that the majority of your dreams can be interpreted quickly and easily.

An Example of Why Emotions in Dreams Are Important

  • If you are driving a fast car in your sleep and feel exhilarated, this could mean that you're progressing at a great speed in some area of your life, and you are finding it exciting.
  • But what if you are driving a fast car and feel terrified of crashing? The meaning will be vastly different. If could mean that you are traveling too fast in an area of your life and feel out of control.
  • What if you are driving in a fast car that can only go up to 10 miles an hour, and you feel impotent and frustrated? Then you will need to look at what is holding you back in your life, whether it be an inside or outside circumstance.

Make a special note of your feelings in relation to each symbol that appears in your dream. This valuable information will help you determine what the message is.

If you dream about a house you lived in as a child, ask yourself what was happening in your life at the time you lived there.
If you dream about a house you lived in as a child, ask yourself what was happening in your life at the time you lived there.

The Relevance of Recent and Past Events in Dreams

Recent Events

These come up a lot. Sometimes it is because our minds are trying to process and organise what has recently happened. At other times, recent events are handy symbols that represent other information.

Past Events, People, and Places

We also frequently see these in our sleep. They are usually telling us that there is something from our past that needs understanding or resolving. We will normally find that the issue is also prominent in our lives right now.

Example

If you dream about a house you lived in as a child, ask yourself what was happening in your life at the time you lived there.

  • Did your parents separate?
  • Did you change schools?
  • Was it a particularly happy time?
  • Ask yourself why your mind would want you to revisit that time again.
  • Are there things or issues from that time that are still holding you back?
  • Did you make decisions based on events in the past that are no longer relevant or useful?
  • Do you need to recapture a certain quality or feeling?

Prophetic and Psychic Dreams

There’s a strong myth that all of our dreams foretell the future, and this is simply not true. That’s not to say that it doesn’t happen — I've had quite a few myself.

Dreams can occasionally give us information about future events (which is where the myth comes from). However, unless we have highly developed psychic abilities, these are usually few and far between. This begs the question, “How do we know when our dream is prophetic?” Unfortunately, the answer is we can’t know until the event we dreamt of takes place.

A lot of people have experienced dreams that involve ESP or, what we might call, psychic events. Again, these are quite rare. Most people might be lucky to have one or two of these in their lifetime. They include:

  • Dreams of a deceased relative or friend (accompanied by feelings of joy, peace, and love)
  • Seeing a deceased person we do not know
  • A dream involving extra sensory perception (ESP), such as seeing an event in our sleep that is taking place at the very moment we are sleeping
  • Seeing angels, spirit guides, or religious figures
  • Visions of past lives
  • Out-of-body experiences
  • Astral travel

Those who have had these kinds of dreams report that they are exceptionally vivid, and that the emotions are particularly intense. There is also a sense of watching the scene as an observer rather than being involved in it.

Nightmares

While distressing, nightmares can tell us a great deal about ourselves. In particular, they tell us about what we fear, what causes us the most emotional pain, and what is holding us back in life. Nightmares usually express deep feelings and thoughts that we are unconscious of. That's why they're so frightening; they bring to our attention emotions that we perceived to be threatening, devastating, and/or overwhelming at some point in our past.

The occurrence of a nightmare is a sign that we're now ready to deal with these emotions, and that we need to deal with them for the sake of our emotional, mental, or spiritual health. This statement may sound obvious, but it's surprising how many of us don't understand that our nightmare is telling us about something we are frightened of or anxious about. Take the time to discover its meaning, and you'll benefit in the long term.

Common Dreams

Below are three common dreams with examples of questions you need to ask yourself in order to accurately interpret them.

1. A Partner Being Unfaithful

Dreams of your partner cheating on you are most often an expression of your own anxiety and insecurity. Very rarely will they be your intuition alerting you about actual cheating. You should rule out all other possibilities first by asking yourself:

  • Are you scared that your partner will leave you?
  • Do you have low self-esteem and/or low confidence and wonder whether you deserve your partner?
  • Have you or your partner cheated on each other or other partners before, and you are worried this will happen again?
  • Do you have problems trusting people?
  • Do you find it difficult to trust yourself?
  • Are you attracted to someone else?

2. Being Naked

What does being naked tell you? This will depend greatly on how you feel about it in your dream. Are you embarrassed, ashamed, free, liberated, vulnerable, scared, indignant, exposed, natural, or exhilarated?

If you experienced a negative emotion in relation to your nakedness, it could mean:

  1. You are feeling very vulnerable at the moment.
  2. You are scared of being exposed in some way.
  3. You are insecure about your body.
  4. You are hiding something you need to share.

If you experienced a positive emotion in relation to your nakedness, it could mean:

  1. You feel totally free.
  2. You feel liberated from a problem, setback, or difficulty.
  3. You are at one with your physical nature.
  4. You enjoy your body.
  5. You are being completely honest about who you are, what you want, or what you need.

3. Dreams Involving Animals

When interpreting animal symbols, I often ask myself, "What special characteristics does this animal embody?"

Eagle

  • The eagle soars freely high above the earth. Therefore, the eagle has a broad perspective of what is below and will be able to "take in the whole picture." Do you already see the whole picture, or you do need to take a more objective view of something? Maybe you need to look at things from another perspective.
  • The eagle is strong and powerful. Do you feel strong and powerful or does someone in your life embody these qualities?
  • The eagle is a skillful hunter. Do you need to hunt something down or do you feel like someone is hunting you down?

Bees

  • Are you feeling stung by something that happened recently or by something someone said?
  • Bee is a homophone of "Be." Is your dream of bees telling you to just "be" yourself?
  • Think about what is special about bees. Bees are very busy, productive, and industrious creatures. They work cooperatively for their survival. They swarm together for protection and to attack. They are hive creatures: the group is more important and more powerful than the individual. They produce a nourishing food (honey). Do one of these things prick your intuition about what bees mean to you?

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      Eva mcgee 3 days ago

      I dreamed that I. Was lose I called my sister very up sit I said I am lose I was upsit my durghter had left me at my sister's i had apt, to be at my sister came and got me but I didn't remmbler her coming iseen I was in my sister's car ii looked over at her and said when did you pick me up

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      Amanda 4 days ago

      boyfriend had a dream of me screaming for him and he wasn't able to get to me because the door would not open... what does it mean?

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      Bambam 6 days ago

      I live in Las vegas and my daughter said that she had a dream that I was back at home. I do misses my children and grandchildren and I do know that they need me there and my life here is bot what thought it would be so, I'm thinking that god was speaking to her through a dream to let me my place is back home with her and my granddaughters. Please help figure this out! What shall I do follow my first mine and her dream she had of me being back home?

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      Robyn 8 days ago

      I had a dream where I was playing and a very epic soft play area when this kid next to me puked in my direction and puking is one of my biggest fears. Please help me interpret it

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      Cecelia Diana braveboy 10 days ago

      Hi I dream my sister who is leaving in Trinidad come to see me but she was sick warms was coming from her so I took her to a church for pray she felt a little better and said she was leaving

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      11 days ago

      I have a recording nightmere were i'm in the hallway of my house and im standing still then someone puts there hand on my shoulder. It just like anyone else putting a hand there nothing that's meant to be scary but it just feels fretaning for some reason and I never have enough time to see who it is.

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      Rodolfo 3 weeks ago

      I dreamedof my friend geting ran over on his face by a truck what does it mean

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      NEO 6 weeks ago

      Hi

      Dreaming of my nephew playing with a rat and you tell him to take that thing outside. he comes to you with it?

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      Claire 6 months ago

      Hi, I had a dream of my deceased husband and I was having sex with him and when I woke up I was actually moving. What does that mean? It's been 3 yrs since he died.

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      May 6 months ago

      Hi my name is may, I had this dream me & my ex boyfriend was fishing together, as we walk across the river I fall down to the deep water because the water was too strong, it strike me. He noticed I was drowning, was disappointed but he saved me anyways, after he saved me he let's me hold his hand for the rest of the walk he doesn't care if there are people. Please help me he and I had been broken up for 9months now but I can't stop seeing him in the dreams and all the dreams are different but it frustrated me when I wake up in the morning, if I know theeaning of this I will know what to do , move on if I had to because this is torturing me I can never be the same one again, I'm never happy again like I used to.

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      Diana 8 months ago

      I care of this guy a lot I love him . I had a dream I was in the hospital sick and he was standing by my side comforting me .What does that mean

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      RAINE 8 months ago

      3 Blankets was brought into my apartment. The colors were red purple and yellow.I shook the blanket and a BIG BLACK RAT JUMP OUT.I scream for the rat to get out and open the front door,. The rat ran in the hallway and disappear...........What do this mean?

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      Nikolla k 10 months ago

      i had a dreem of my dad killing my mum and i runing awey[ terifing]

      so some dreems are bad and some good but this one was terifing

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      david 10 months ago

      i had a dream last night.my wife threw a drinking glass on the floor.she picked up a big piece of glass then she screamed so loud that i almost went deaf.then she stabbed me continuosly in the chest with the broken drinking glass...will someone help me give an interpretation for my dream?

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      ferenc 10 months ago

      hi. I had a phone call 2day from my sister saying she had a dream last night about are uncle who passed away last yr. she said that he said to tell me if I don't sort myself out then I will be dead in 6 years and are dad will be coming down to get me. ive had a problem with drugs for 22 yrs. heroin and crack is the main drug that I have done and still do. I'm really scared about it all and don't kno what to do. I do want to sort myself out but don't kno where to start, 2day I wished I cld go back to the age of around 11 12 yrs old. where do I go with this message ? will it happen ?....

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      Ashley Quillen 13 months ago

      One nightbmy fiance had a dream we went somewhere on vacation and we was inside a glass building and then all the glass above underneath and around us broke an we started to run and i didnt run fast enough an i got cut very badly an put in the hospital but my parents refused to let him see me an blamed him an he was going crazy because he really wanted to see me and told them he loved me very much but then a couple nights later i had a dream that we finally bought our own house and didnt have to pay rent anymore and on the night we was supposed to move in him and my brother dropped me off somewhere so i could get stuff for our new place and when they came back to pick me up just as they went to turn so they could get me some odd reason the jeep he was driving in my dream was pulled side ways into a jersey wall an it went up in flames an i asked the paramedica if the people are ok because ita my brother and fiance they wouldn't tell me anything but then i found out my brother was alive an he was in the hospital but nobody would tell me if my fiance was alive or anything and i started freaking out and crying because i couldnt see him an didnt know how he was and what was goinf on with him. What does this mean? Ever since then our relationship has been different and in a weird way.

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      McBen 16 months ago

      please i had a dream that an old friend of mine came to me in the house to ask for my singlet(underwear) to wear and i gave it to him. that same night i dreamt that i was giving out two numbers to some of my friends to play in lottery and they won and rewarded me ransomely. i dont really understand, please help me interpret it.

      Thanks

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      Aisha ortiz 16 months ago

      I had a dream with my daughter it was really weird it was I was in a spinning room with a whole bunch of fish tank all the fish were dead and I just kept on spinning and spinning consecutively looking at this room full of dead fish has spanned for like 5 minutes all of a sudden my three-year-old daughter was sleeping right next to me she open her eyes and tells me mommy you killed all my fish and goes right back to sleep I woke up really dizzy I had to go wash my face but this is really weird and I want to know the meaning of what this might be because how can we have a mutual dream I did not think that was possible can you please enlighten me on what this might mean

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      Alexis 17 months ago

      Okay I had a dream last night I was at school but it had a science lab now . we were conducting experiments when we made a highly contagious virus that killed off half of the world . you touch the virus bacteria or goop and u will get sick only two days to live . I walked into my gym where my crush Xavier sat on the bleacher's I looked up and said well look whose still alive we laughed I made him sit next to me and I showed him my new phone he said " can I see it ?" I said yes and we touched hands . then he said I just touched you what if I had the virus or you I said back if we got the virus I would spend my last days with you . he made a smile at me we walked to the band room where there was a bed TV just like my room . I told him about my virginity for some reason and things got intense , but he never took it .we talked and hanged out looking for a cure together not successful .then I was cleaning the goop from around the school where some toched me I told him and Xavier hold me tight and said I love you , I told him my feelings and then died .

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      Tammy 17 months ago

      Hi I just dreamed that I woke up and my husband took all the portraits off the wall except for two which I couldn't tell who they were then he took me into a room where all my portraits were packed up Whats this mean it's bothering me TY

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      frances 17 months ago

      DREAM-mu husband passed away four yrs ago in my dream on a girls nite out my right eyeball gets poked out.these no mess its a clean dark cavitiy .i go home to a messy house which im more concerned about than my eye.my husband takes me to a chemist where we a placed in a long queue.hes not upset nor angry and puts a bandage on eye sock and tapes it around my head with industrial tape.we are more concerned the kids will be late for school-they are adults in real life

      any cues

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      shama 17 months ago

      i dreamed about jesus taking me up with him and then i start crying he said lets go up it's your time now

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      Lovemore Zvirikudenga Ruwende 18 months ago

      I dreamed my late mother telling me to read John 2 verses 1-11 which talks when Jesus his Mother and disciples attended the first wedding of Cana in Galilee. What does this dream mean?

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      jasmine 18 months ago

      I had a dream of rose plant front of my house with full of beautiful red roses....it looks awesome.....what does it mean

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      Mona1313 19 months ago

      I left my country 35 years ago and dreamed I was at my exhusband's house and left from there, could not find my way back and asked some strangers and they did not know, I left from there and forgot my shoes, it was cold outside and saw my grandfather who died 38 years ago, he never liked me, but in my dream he said, he was giving me a ride back to my hometown, then I woke up.

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      matthew 19 months ago

      i had a dream that my brother owned a tire shop and i went ther to get a tire i havent spoke to my brother in 7 years what does this dream mean

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      alex 19 months ago

      for my parents i broke up with my bf but last night i so on my dream that he came back to me. what's that mean

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      Gracie Hilton 20 months ago

      I had a dream about my " love crush" that's what I call him . He has a girlfriend but I still dreamt about him . My dream was " I was in History class and he came in with his parents and a boombox above his head playing a romantic song . he sat it down beside the teacher . he walked to me and grabbed my hand . He took me to the front of the class and we danced .( This part is weird ) he grabbed my butt and his parents drove me to there home with him . His house was gigantic and he took me to the back yard . he had acres of back yard land. It was beautiful .I think it was fall in my dream . he kissed me and I woke up .

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      Kyra 20 months ago

      Hi my name is Kyra and I had a dream that is really confusing to me. The people in this bream are people I actually know in real life. My guy friend- Ben his little brother- Tye their mom-Kathy my mom And me. At first it starts out as all of us except my mom were at the beach. Then we ended up at a lake house surrounded by woods. Me and Ben were dating in the dream. But bens mom didn't like me so she told Ben that she thinks that he should dump me. With all the people in the lake house and a bunch of other people(these people had no faces) showing up the only place that had no one in it was the gigantic bathroom. So i brought Ben into the bathroom to talk. Both me and Ben wanted to talk to each other alone but for different reasons. We were very comfortable with each other and I can remember the conversation we had in the dream. It was like this:

      Ben- we need to talk about something

      Me- Yeah

      Ben- my mom doesn't really like us dating or like you so she thinks we should break up. I don't want to break up but my mom has pretty good judgement so I think she might be right on this one.

      Me- I don't think she's right. Are you sure you want to do this

      Ben- I don't know. Not really. Things are going really good for us and I don't want to ruin it. I'm starting to hate my mom now.

      Me- Ok. Do you want to get back at your mom?

      Ben- kinda but I don't know how to.

      Me- Ben I've wanted to talk to you alone for the past few days and because of your family I haven't been able to get you alone.

      Ben- okay. What do you have in mind.

      Me- Ben I brought you in here to have sex with you.

      Then in the dream we had sex and his mom walked in on him giving me anal. And then the dream was over.

      I'm really confused on what this means and I really want to know. Someone please help me.

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      Dorion Monroe 20 months ago

      I had a dream that i was dating this guy and we went go to his aunts moms house with his two year old daughter. He was 18 and I was 16. For some reason I loved the fact that he had a kid and he was very mature for his age. He treated women the right way, but I have no idea what my dream even meant.

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      Kristopher Iero 20 months ago

      Hey guys this is Kristopher here

      i'm hoping some of yall would be able to interpret my dream i had not too long ago for me

      (aya is my sister)

      Okay first it started as a friend I know in real life her name's lina so she was over at mine and so were some other friends of mine whom I don't recognize so line suggested we go watch the sunset on the roof (where ayas room is) so we ascended the flights but lina never came

      Anyway I was the first to get to the sitting place but the others couldnt pass through

      I turned west to look at the sunset and it was blocked by a house then I turned east and I saw another sun identical to it in position and colors of light beams

      So after that it turned night and it was a clear sky with lots of stars and my family was suddenly there aya was sitting on a plastic white chair facing south with like an invisible tube connecting the stars to her left leg

      Okay so like in my dream I told aya that somethings gonna happen tonight n she gave me a nervous laugh saying don't scare me n I was like k watever then we went inside and like my parents were then n like at the window I could see like a white ring slowly turn gold in color then it started spinning rapidly up to down right to left then it started developing layers of gold steel then it flew away

      I looked outside and most houses had that

      So like I turned to my parents and I asked my parents if we can shoot those down n dad was like u stay here and we're gonna go then he muttered something and left with my mom

      So like for some reason we needed a place to stay n aya knew a dude and she drove us there

      So this dude was dark skinned with a roundish face a stubble and was wearing green pajamas and he smokes

      This was explained by my friend I told him about this so it turned out that my sister spoke to my friend about relatives of his studying abroad and one of her main destinations was italy so his cousin studies medicine there which is basically what she wants and he told me he does have all those qualities and wears weird pajamas so apparently I saw him in my dream even though I knew nothing about that dudes existence

      So like we went there he wanted to see my hebrew tests in which I had in my hands for some reason?? N he gave me a sympathetic smile and told me that my friend used to do those (he spoke of him as if he was dead) then we got in his car and it was daylight by then and the sun was weird it was expanding and shrinking at a frightening speed so like in the car ride apparently I wore really thick glasses with thick lenses n I knew so because my glasses slipped out of my vision n all

      So like we got to the kids store we were headed to

      Idk what happened to that dude but my sister was doing something and I was just passing time then I sae a little girl she was chubby and pale with freckles and crooked teeth with a teeth gap and she had light brown curly frizzy hair put into a braid

      She was like super poker face so like I smiled at her to cheer her up she just gave me death stares

      So like there was also this part where my vision went from normal colours to purple and green then to all shades of blue then back to normal

      Notice that my little sister and my cat weren't there

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      Walt 21 months ago

      I had a dream that I was running on a balcony or such. I turned around and saw two people behind me a man and a woman. The man pushed the fence which was likes gate. He fell to his death and the woman also. I turned to stop them but couldn't. I went for help and no one cared. Then I found myself in front of a window and a women friend who I deeply care about, was falling head first hanging out of window. She was hanging by her feet and reached up with both hands. I was frozen and could not help. She knows that I care but has been involved in a relationship with a married man. It was a very negative feeling. I woke up and felt like I should let go of my feelings. I keep hoping that our friendship would blossom and change. It was about tragedy and death.

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      lauren marie 21 months ago

      um well my dream was about me taking 2 paths like train tracks one was bad and the other good. i went down each path and i did really bad things but im 14 and i dont understand i figured my dream would be something about a change in my life or a choose i will have to make soon

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      Carol P 21 months ago

      My mother (who is 77) broke her ankle 5 months ago. After 2 surgeries to repair it, she was placed into a rehab facility until a month or so ago. She had dementia and the surgeries progressed this . She eventually died from complications that stemmed from her surgeries and my siblings and I are trying to interpret her recurring dreams in these last months of her life.

      My mother, who passed last week, would tell me of these vivid dreams that she'd been having for the past 5 months. There is a man who follows her. He never says anything to her but is always around her. Then another dream after she finally was able to come home again was that there is a man in her basement and he is going to be buying my parent's house. This seems to be the same man that she has seen in her other dreams that follows her. These dreams always seem to end in her opening some sort of door and she sees me with a long flowing white dress on and that is all she can remember. She was convinced that these dreams were real in the beginning because of how vivid they were to her.

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      Aya 22 months ago

      this is actually super accurate to my life right now D:

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      JOSE 22 months ago from Barcelona, SPAIN (Europe)

      Hello Aya

      + I like to read the dreams of other people

      IMHO Your choice will not like your father who lives in a world or life frozen and You expect a change.

      + CLUES fat lady-succes or gain , cat-animal of independent behavior, eyes-points of view, eye on hand-election, fight-lack of consensus or parental approval of pattern (Pattern Etimology: from Old French patron and directly from Medieval Latin patronus ,see patron and pater -father-).

      The ambiguity is so common in dreams !!!

      JSP

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      aya 22 months ago

      Hi, I had a dream i was with my dad in a frozen sea where there were waves but full of ice and everyone except me had ice all over their hair, lips etc. and then a fat lady swam to me and smiled and said watch your back and she swam away and then three cats were swimming and i thought one of them was dying so i picked it up to keep it warm and then it opened its eyes and on the right eye it was full of different eyeballs with different colours so i asked it jokingly to give me one and it turned away put a part of its eye in my hand and disappeared and then my dad tried to kill me and i ended up throwing a knife to his forehead... what does that mean x.x

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      Tommie 22 months ago

      I dreamed that I was the leading star in a play. On the night of the play the theater was full of people and I had a personal assistant who helped me with my dressing. I wanted to put on one suit but she picked out the suit I had worn to my first cousin’s funeral this week. While getting dressed my assistant started playing and singing and playing a gospel song. The song touched my soul and I became engulped in the spirit. While in the spirit, I forgot my opening line and I was the person who was to speak first. I was still in the spirit and but was confused as to what I had to say. People were looking for the first page of the play and no one could find it. The spirit kept me involved and I was panicking, then I woke up.

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      Ed Choice 23 months ago

      A friend who has extra set of keys to my house came and took everything out of my bedroom including the bed and pictures on walls- left it with bare white walls....what this mean?

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      Robert 23 months ago

      what does it mean when your dad falls down stairs and you cant help him but he is already gone?

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      Thaddeus 23 months ago

      My sister passed away about three months ago. I have seen her in my dreams a few times since then but the last dream was a bit too annoying.

      I saw that we were doing mountain climbing and we were on a very narrow cliff path when she lost her control and fell off the cliff and I could not catch her and save her. I woke up before she hit the ground.

      What does that mean?

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      Courtney 23 months ago

      Hi my name is courtney and I'm 11 years and go to SSMS. I had a weird dream where my crush and four other people and me where all grown up prob. around 30. Then we had our own shops. Then out of the blue we ended up in water. I don't know why or how.

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      Vaibhav 23 months ago

      I had a dream. Where I am playing with my cute daughter and my wife as I really do in real life. Hugging them, taking for a ride etc. But the difference is here in Dream I see my old girl friend at the place of my wife. Rest all the feelings, my daughter all same. What does this mean. I find another sequence where some one introducing my daughter as her (my GF's) daughter. Please explain this dream.

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      space girl 23 months ago

      i had a dream of me and my boyfriend cuddling and the lights went out and when they came back on he was gone

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      galleryofgrace 24 months ago from Virginia

      I'd really like some input on this one. It's never happened before. I have had many prophetic dreams, and found lost things etc but this is different.In the dream I am with a male relative(who is deceased) of a former husband. He is hugging me and I feel safe and happy. But someone is walking in and I become afraid of being caught. The person that comes in is the person I am standing there with. There was two of the same person. Dream ends.

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      Belle 2 years ago

      I have been dreaming about my partner being unfaithful. Recently i had a dream of him talking to unknown girls in facebook and when i saw, i got disappointed & left him.

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      Sophia 2 years ago

      A few months ago my conure coco recently ripped off the beak of my other bird Rico and we were forced to put him down.

      In my dream, Cocos lower beak was cracked and pouring blood, to make the dream 100x more horrifying, there was absolutely nothing in her cage except for 1 wooden perch. I started crying like crazy and thats when the dream ended. I must know what this means, is Coco in trouble??

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      Storm 2 years ago

      I dreamed I was heard my niece crying very lightly and I went outside to look for her and I found her and one of my nephews buried alive in sand with the sand over their entire body and face (sorta looked like when you get buried in sand at the beach but it was over their faces and they couldn't move) and I saved them by digging them out while my other nephew was less than a foot away from the trying to climb over a fence that he could never get over. what does it mean I am so confused by this dream..

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      MeganLeigh 2 years ago

      I had a dream about being trapped in a car after a crash and my best friend was outside the car trying to save me. The firefighters arrived and pulled him away from the car and then there was a terrible noise and a bright light and I woke up. What could this mean?

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      lucky 2 years ago

      I dreamed being at a place i don't know, and a dirty bed and picked lice. what is the meaning of this?

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      stephanie 2 years ago

      This is a weird one but one of which Ive had similar dreams to. My most recent relationship ended up where my boyfriend and best friend cheated on me and are now together. The dream is though that me and my kids were staying in this house with them which was big and my son whom is handicapped was in a room by himself when I got this feeling something was wrong with him. I ran into the room he was in and he was laying on the floor sweating. I picked him up and he had this weird look on his face. The room was a mess and I can tell there was a presence in the room. Not sure if it was good or bad. I told this presence to leave my child alone but my voice was very low and slow like dragging my words, What does this mean?

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      Luna 2 years ago

      My boy fiend cheated on me, yet I'm having dreams about having dates with other men? My heart is still broken, but some how the dreams, make me feel happy..does this have any meaning..?

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      Susana S 2 years ago

      Has he changed in some significant way? Does he seem to have lost part of himself? Is he depressed and has lost his spark? Has your relationship deteriorated? Has he moved away? All of these "losses", plus many others, can be represented by death in a dream.

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      nocy 2 years ago

      I dream about my brother as if he was dead & and it was really confusing , others where gossiping that he killed himself & my brother was not sure what is the cause of death...its really confusing...what does this dreams mean

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      Rhyonius 2 years ago

      Can someone explain why I keep having visions of my partner being hurt? They're very vivid in description.

      I keep seeing my my partner walking around like she had just been knocked out and there is a group of men around her. She walks in a daze crying trying to ask why are they doing this to her and she walks towards one of the men in the group. In 3 different visions he either punches her in the face or he shoots her or he stabs her in the stomach and there is nothing I can do to stop them or to help her.

      I have been having these visions for the past 2 - 3 days now and last night they were happening over and over again and I am really concerned that something bad is about to happen.

      Does anyone know what this could mean?

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      rebecca 2 years ago

      what does it mean when you dream the moon in on fire and flames are shooting from it.

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      Raymond 2 years ago

      moved in a house were a kid died and the upper part of the house and the kids wasn't allowed up the but something keep drawing them up there so some how I got knocked out and the kids was nowhere to be found I'm yelling and the was saying that they was playing in the upper part with there new friend what does this dream mean

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      my name is peter 2 years ago

      i was in a dream about to make love to a girl and i notice someone was watching us so we went home we saw a friend and he shot her and buried her right in my front what dose this means?

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      me 2 years ago

      I have had a dream of my dead grandad coming back to life and I felt I had to protect my daughter from him I awoke in a big panic what can this mean

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      Carla 2 years ago

      Hi, I've been having these same dreams for the past week, it always starts out with kids. Some dreams their mine, other dreams their someone else. But the dreams are I'm with them one minute then I lose them but by the end of each dream, I always find them in the end. I don't understand what's the meaning and when I awake up I won't go back to sleep cause the thought of losing my kids or anyone else's is scary. Now I find myself glued to my kids when we leave the house...can you please help!

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      JOSE 2 years ago from Barcelona, SPAIN (Europe)

      Susana, Luise, Is she afraid to die?

      The dead are buried underground

      and the ground starts to crack and opens up to swallow her, and she tries to flee.

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      Terri 2 years ago

      Hi I've had a dream about my child dad who known of us have seen in years. I had a dream that I gave birth and that I was in his house with his mum and older sister the baby was his but it wasn't my son I already have as both my kids was there is too I don't get why I'm dreaming about him as I know my self and my son are better off without him help!!!

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      Susana S 2 years ago

      It sounds like your world has fallen apart (the image of the earth cracking).....but you are coping (you aren't falling down the crack). Grief changes us (being in a different place) and it can be very hard to come to terms with such intense emotions. Are you allowing yourself to grieve or are you bottling up your feelings?

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      louise 2 years ago

      I have recently lost my father and my occuring dream, every night, is that wherever I walk the ground starts to crack and opens up and Im having to jump over it. When I land on the otherside I am in a totally different place and then it happens again. It wakes me up and then I cannot go back to sleep.

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      victoria 2 years ago

      ive had a very strange dream. it was that a woman was telling me to wake up and do something i got up and did it and then when back to sleep. when i woke up next it was becuase she was telling me to clean my room. i didnt do it. i woke up on my own next, there was more of a mess in my room and my stomach hurt uncondiconally. i was scared to go back to sleep. i havent ever seen the woman ever untill today when i was shopping with my husbund, he new the woman and little did i know but he was having an affair with her.

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      santana jaramillo 2 years ago

      what does it mean if I got chased by a bear'

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      Alex Bines 2 years ago

      A guy came and pushed this girl and me off a rock. He fell to. I looked at the guy who was still on the ground and he looked at me. He got a smile on his face and came running towards me. I screamed as loud as i could and tried to get up and run away but I couldn't get up fast enough. He grabbed me and kicked me in the stomach. I prepared myself for another kick. He kicked me and i pretended that i died. He came over and felt my pulse then i woke up.

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      Michael 2 years ago

      I had a dream removing a pus from knee

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      Kt 3 years ago

      Super weird, but I've had 3 consecutive dreams about my boyfriend and I getting into arguments and they always end with me physically assaulting him. I would never and have never done that in real life but I'm wondering why it's happening in my dreams?

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      teri 3 years ago

      HI i had a dream that I ran into someone that I really care about and I think that he is supposed to be in my life in some way soon. I had a dream that a group of us went to a play or film..not sure, and he was sitting there with his friends...and there was a seat there for me three seats down from him...he looked at me and was happy i was there, but then his friends asked him to get up and go get a snack...he got up and when he left his seat was taken..then his friends and him took off and sat on the top row. He then passed me and then came back only to kinda joke with me smile and put his bags on my lap...but didn't sit it all the way down ..smiled real big them continued on up with his friends...it was like he was saying that he wanted me to go up with them

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      aaron 3 years ago

      i had a dream 2 hot models came up to me and asked me why is your hair like that and i said i dont know

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      Dk 3 years ago

      I had a dream i was with two girls i know in real lifein their home which i was not familiar with....we heard a noise while walking down corridor from room around the right corner from corridor ....then to look and door opened a little as we walked away there was a spirit a young boy with a cap on i didnt reconize him at all standing behind us near bedroom door and standing at corridor.....my girlfriend with me said that was her brother that died......that he always fancied me but i never payed any notice to him .....the spirit started to come to me saying i always loved you and u never knew i excisted now i want you with me now....i felt shocked to see a spirit and very frightened to how forward and pushy he was i was walking fast to the door to kitchen and closed it fast and was locking the door as he was pushing it...

      What does this mean

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      raquelle148 3 years ago

      Great hub! Very interesting to read. You tackle the important part of dream.

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      Santosh 3 years ago

      All I remember about my dream is, that may be I was with my mother(it was a Movie Hall)and a tiger just crossed by. People were running here and there and a man with just his upper body was being carried around by some other people(he was probably eaten by the tiger). I wasn't terrified or even a little scared by the tiger, but seeing that injured man terrified me. I had this dream between 5:45 & 6:00 A.M

      It has left me very disturbed! Please help..

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      Jade 3 years ago

      I just wanted say about that the one your only suppose have 1, 2 times I have mostly ever night and I been having dreams of stuff I talk about and in dream it comes true also when I was younger I habe dreams and now they are coming back like where stop it try finish but never does and I wake up wanting to know what happen and stuff also I dream about animals but ill wake up but mostly snakes and spiders and this person I never met my life just show up but I could never understand her so what does this all mean ?

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      lidiya 3 years ago

      I had a dream about angels and demons. This dream took place in the near future, where the government gathers a group of 20 to 30 16 year old's and places them in one of two adjacent mansions. These mansions are a few hundred yards away from one another. Their task is to gather all of the 'notes' and bring them to an old abandoned two story school, where somebody takes the survivors back to their homes. These notes are small rectangular shaped pieces of paper with illegible words written on them in black ink. The school is supposed to be in viewing range of the 2 mansions. The group has to run from demons and survive, seeing as they are only allowed the clothes on their backs it's advised to run. My group woke up in the mansion. The demons spotted us and we started running picking up notes on the way. The people who falled behind were devoured by the demons. Once we got to a creek we had lost the demons and the sun was up already (it was dawn when we woke up). We took a little break and seperated, but stayed close. I didn't move from my spot since I was very paranoid for some reason, but I did get water. A few of the group members were actually my classmates. No sooner than around a few hours later there is the roar of a demon. Adrenalin kicked in and I scrambled to my feet and started sprinting once again, grabbing notes on my way. When we finally made it to the safe school there were no more than 15 of us, maybe even a little less than that. All of us had scratches, were bruised, covered in sweat, and panting. We slowly walked to the front doors of the school and they creaked open. We went into a classroom on the second floor, and closed the doors behind us. On the teachers desk was a basket saying 'notes' where we put our notes, and then spread out across the desks that were shaped in the form of a square, all facing inwards. Of course we saw a few other groups in the school also waiting, I had wanted to ask how long they had been waiting but for some reason I didn't. Once it was night out we all went to sleep one by one. When i woke up I noticed a few things, there were adults in our rooms. They all had very large white angel wings that reached the floor. All of them had wrinkles on their faces, and their bodies wrapped in a rainbow of colored cloths. There were a few of them, but they weren't the only ones with wings. Some of us (the 16 year old's) had wings (about 4 or 5 of us). They were substantially smaller though, and didn't go below their backs. The strange thing was that mine did. My wings went to about my knees. The other thing I noticed was the significantly large full moon that was literally glowing. After that I had woken up, what does this dream mean? And also this dream happened right before Easter, I don't know if it matters or not.

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      Jensicles 3 years ago

      I dreamt that my friend (who passed on) was holding my hand, and waving our clasped hands in the air so proudly.

      Can someone tell me what this means?

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      Susana S 3 years ago

      That's your Mom letting you know she's still around (as are all the people you know, dead and alive).

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      ree 3 years ago

      i dreamt i bought a new sofa for an apartment im moving into n was trying to find it from someone but in real life im moving and havent told the person o live with right now.the second part of the dream is i had a baby with my brothers xwifes son what does this mean yesterday i dreamt i had a four year old daughter and my bf was on the phone with another woman. in that dream i also seen some of thegirls i grew upwith some i was ok with some i wasnt but one of the girls i was okwith started shaking my car tell me i told her she didnt look good ina car or something would justlike to knowif they have meanings

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      theresa 3 years ago

      I had a dream about my x boyfriend's mom like she was being murdered by a guy I having met in my life screaming. Actually it. Really happen I was not there when it happen. What does that means?

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      Christy 3 years ago

      I had a dream a couple of nights ago that has been bothering me. My mother passed away in July 2013. Since then I have been under a lot of stress. (Hubby lost his job, his mom passed away, we fight all the time, we had to move in with my sister and her family, he's working for his father for free to help his father out, etc.)

      Anyway, my dream is this:

      In my dream, I am first in a cage with various people including one of my sisters. We are in some sort of building in this cage. We manage to free ourselves and walk out of the buildings huge front doors. Once outside, we see we are in an out of the way place with no roads, cars, and no other buildings. My sister and I are standing on the huge porch of the building looking out at the area and everyone we know is there, dead and alive. They are all sitting in chairs as if they are an audience. The day is bright and there are multiple trees surrounding the audience. In the audience, I see my mother. I start crying and ask my sister if she sees her. She says no. My mother stands up and walks towards me. She holds her hand out and says "Let's go". I woke up at that moment crying.

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      britz 3 years ago

      Hello. I have a dream. My boyfriend kissed me on my forehead/cheeks/chin/nose and lips. When i wake up . I thought it was for real coz i feel the kiss. Its like im awake when he's kissing me. I opened my eyes to see if theres someone on the front of me and kissing be but i see no one. Just a pillow. Then i close my eyes anddream of it again . I feel the kiss

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      jahnnavi 3 years ago

      in my dream i had seen myself scrubbing some white thing with a wet cloth. The interiors of the room were wooden then suddenly a man came in i don't know who the man was.First he mumbled something to me which i could not understand then more clearly he said 'The Lord's prayer' so i stood u and started saying the lord's prayer but his prayer was somewhat different. Then he said he would kiss me. I started removing the hair from my shoulder but he was going to kiss my cheek then he said that he would just as well kiss my neck. So he me and a sensation ran through my body. Then when he went to the door I began begging him for more he said no more that's the end. I mean it's like i knew where he would be kissing me and i never behaved in this disgusting way begging someone to kiss me and i have no boyfriend. pls help it is really disturbing me.

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      Susana S 3 years ago

      You feel empty? Something has ripped your insides out? You have no guts (courage)?

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      Susana S 3 years ago

      It means that you wish to have a baby with your boyfriend or at least create something special together.

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      justy 3 years ago

      hi I have a bout 6 mad drams a nite but when I get up I remember tow. That am drive in a car with my woman and a friend has the road closed him and some woman. he go,s to tet me past and she give,s him a look so I trun round and go the long way. drame to am on a bike doing jumps then am in fix in it then my woman was on one and coud in stop it then 2 boys take my bike am running round look in 4 them and my woman flys round in a car handbrakes it and taks of I all ways have the mad drames every nite coud you til me what they mean sory a bout the spelling not the best at it lol thanx very much

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      Ruth 3 years ago

      Please help - my 3 1/2 year old son was sound asleep and around 430am starting crying - I hugged him asking what was wrong and he said I'm left alone in the car. - I said who left you alone, he says daddy (we are married) I said daddy would never leave you alone honey - he says well I was stuck in the car and I flew out of the car and hurt my arms - I said im so sorry honey you must be having a bad dream - you're safe here with Mommy (daddy is working)....he said mommy you saved me. I said I did? He said yes I was stuck in the car and you pulled me out ....he started crying again and saying he wanted his daddy to come home now then as quickly as he said his dream to me he said I'm going back to sleep....rolled over and fell back asleep ....10 minutes later he's crying and moaning and I hug him and say it's ok - you're safe with Mommy - he says the horn is honking - I said it is? He then said ok I just want to go back to sleep - rolled over and is asleep again - PLEASE HELP!!!

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      lubna 3 years ago

      I saw I dropped my son in a well,,i am so scared,,he wakes up there I was able to see him ,,,,,,omg may Allah save my kids

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      Hunter 3 years ago

      I had a very visual and real feeling dream that i was strapped into a hospital bed with my insides gone but i was still moving around what does that mean

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      ??? 3 years ago

      I had a dream that me and my boyfriend had a baby and it was a boy and we were so happy and I was holding him when I woke up I was sad wished it we're real and I cried what does this dream mean?

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      hitesh 3 years ago

      I Dreamed lsst two night same dream. Police wants to caugh me and no one in police uniform

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      esjhay 3 years ago

      Hi. I am currently tachycardic right now as I just came rushing out from my bed.

      First thing I did was search for my housemates, share my experience and search the internet for possible person who also experienced the same thing.

      What made my dream different this time was there was a tactile stimulation.

      I was half awake, still drowsy, when I started hearing a voice saying I am difficult to wake up. I tried to ignore it convincing myself that i am just dreaming but then another guy's voice popped in and asked why am I so difficult to wake up.

      My mind is fighting off knowing that most dreams come during subconscious period of half-awake and half-asleep.

      What really made get up was when "they" started pulling and shaking my blanket! As soon as I felt the tactile effects I panicked and immediately got up!

      Auditory effects usually what make my dreams seem so real but this is my first time to experience tactile stimulation. What do you think about this?

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      sarah hawting 3 years ago

      I had a dream not long ago, the moon was very large and close to the earth and it was dying, this frightened me because in the dream I knew it meant once it did the earth would die also, so I was one day in a car with friends, the sky is red continuously even at night, as were driving along storm clouds start forming and lightening starts stricking, thousands of bolts a minute, but there was no sounds, no thunder no claps as the lightening hits, just a strange noise that come once in awhile very similar to the sounds in war of the worlds, as we are fleaing knowing its the end the moon begins to explode and thats when I woke up.

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      sarah 3 years ago

      Firstly I dont usually dream at all mabey once every couple of years, when I was 15 I dreamt about having a son and what his name was and that has come true. Anyway I have a nightmare not long ago, the moon was really big as if it had moved really close to the earth, it was dying which made me frightened because I knew that the moon dying meant our plant would end, the sky was a continuous red colour even at night, storm clouds started forming and lightening started thousands of strikes every minute but instead of thunder or loud claps as the lightening hit there was no noise except for a sound that came once in awhile, it was similar to the noises from war of the worlds, everyone was racing to escape and I woke just as the moon began to explode.

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      LifeisBeautiful 3 years ago

      This has been happening in my dreams for a lot of time. In reality I love running and in my dreams its like im trying to catch someone but cant but in real life im faster than them.

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      Kelly 3 years ago

      I had a dream a male freind took my almost 2 year old walking around the court we live in n she walked round corner n was gone n he come back n told me he's lost her. What does this dream mean please

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      nat 3 years ago

      My husbands due to do a sky dive in a month for charity...in the dream a psychic woman tells me that he has only a month to live and that his parachute wont open. Im terrified so asked her what if he doesn't do it..n she replies it will be a pound for a pound. Very disturbing dream. We recently lost a friend..this is why hes doing it.we have also had relationship difficulties latley

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      Dreamer94 3 years ago

      ok so a little bit about me.. I am 19 and recently moved in with my boyfriend. A high school friend(let's call him walter) recently passed away at his job site. He was dating my best friend and they lived together out in another state. After he passed away she came back home and was hoping she was pregnant with his child but after 5 tests said she just knows she's not.

      Now to my dream:

      A lawyer came up to me and said that they had to take blood from anyone who came in close contact with walter. So they tested me and sent it off. A couple days later walters mom(whom I've never actually met) called me and said the docters found soemthing in my blood test. Tshe told me they said I was prregnant and its a possibility it could be walters. As I tried to explain that i t wasn't possible(cuz there was no sexual contact) they didn't believe me abd threw me in the back of an ambulance.

      What could this mean? Am I dreaming through my best friends eyes(wanting to have walters baby)? Or do I maybe wish to be pregnant? Or should I tell my best friend to get a blood test done to search for something? What do you think?

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      Idoya G 3 years ago

      I have had a nightmare that has been terrifying, and I can not stop thinking about it during the day. It's so vivid and frightening! In a nut shell my husband, my 3 y.o. Daughter and my are in a house and can see through the window a massive fire coming towards us, in the attempt to run away, as the roads and all ways are collapsed by the panicked people, I can very vivid all of us dying burn alive and the first one to go is my daughter, and I can see myself telling her how much I love her as I am being burn alive...

      Can you help

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      Anonymous 3 years ago

      I've had a recurring dream for years, at least 10, and I can't quite figure it out. In my dream, the recurring theme is that our country is being attacked by an air strike. I am always outside and see it happening and am trying to get to my family. I run into obstacles the whole way such as foreign military or bombings. The differences in the dreams are that I'm always in a different area of the city, trying to get to someone different in my family like my husband, mother, child. I always feel the same way though. I feel confused, scared, sad, but determined to not give up. This last time I had the dream, while I was dreaming, I remember thinking that I always have this dream, and no matter what the obstacle, I always find a way out of it, so I just went with the flow. I always manage to find part of my family in the dream, but I never complete the dream, so I never complete the other tasks I've set for myself in the dream, whether it be finding someone or getting to a specific location.