How to Interpret the Meaning of Your Dream

Updated on August 2, 2017
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Susana has a background in Psychology and Counseling and ran a website all about Dream Interpretation for 8 years

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.


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.


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?"


  • 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?


  • 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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      Kely 7 days ago

      I dreamed that some guy was leading me and this other boy somewhere he was wearing a long white dress like back in the old days and sandles so me and the boy followed him. He handed a weird cup looking thing to the boy and said god is here listen. So the boy went over the realy big grey wall and put the cup on his ear and on the wall i heard him whisper things to him i was beging the boy to please let me listen. When the boy finally gave me the cup i also leaned over and i heard nothing so i started begging god to please say something the guy with the sandles was asking for the cup and i kept crying and begging for him to tell me something when all of a sudden a baby car seat appeared next to me. I thought of my brother bc i havent seen him so long but when i got close to it and removed the grey blanket it was wearing pink it was a girl. Im not pregnant and im 17 without a bf what does this mean pleaseeee helpp!

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      Michael 7 days ago

      I dreamed that i withness an unknown couples burying their new born baby in an open compound. It was suppose to be like a party then suddenly, we saw them burying their baby.

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      Rachel 12 days ago

      I had a dream(nightmare) were I kept getting hurt and beat up by my brother and whenever i went to my mum and dad they Wouldn't help me or believe me and they would sometimes go "okay I'll help you/take to hospital" and then wouldn't and I'd get hurt again and it would repeat over and over I was crying the entire way through and after

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      Melanin 13 days ago

      I always dream of celebrities, They always pass a message of a breakthrough, on my life or career. A very clear message,I am concern now ,I don't think about them ,yet boom there are in my dreams ,giving me peace of mind ,and tutoring me on the next path to take.please help ,I am confuse!

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      nazy 2 weeks ago

      what does it mean if your laying your head on your crush's chest in your dream, but in real life he has rejected you??????

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      Andrew 2 weeks ago

      I have a dream of an out of body experiance of myself hanging in a tree someone grabbing my shoulders pulling me up to the sky. While thers someone else grabbing my feet. And before i wake up c my phone flashes multiple missed calls and txt msgs from my ex. Can someone please tell me what this dream means ?????

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      Karen 3 weeks ago

      I dreamed that i could hear wheels moving in my late mother's home. I was in the hallway and when i went to look what the sound was, i seen her walker wheels moving to the recliner then stop. Then i seen the outline of her body sitting down. What does this mean

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      Jax 3 weeks ago

      I had a dream we’re I could her voices in my head until I went to church

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      Vitor Evora 4 weeks ago

      I dreamed that I was driving my mum's first car on a highway.

      My brother, mum and dad were in the car as well. I was going fairly fast and because of another car that was stopped or driving much slower on a bend we crashed, but at that moment we were miles away from the car. I looked back just to see it burst into flames. And then instantly we were back by the car, it was only a pile of burnt scrap metal, i remember to see the driver (mine) burnt arm still holding the steering wheel. After this we were hanging out either at a cafe or someones house with other relatives that are not in the UK.

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      What can this mean?

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      Anon 4 weeks ago

      I just had a weird dream someone was bending my hand backwards and forcing there finger in my mouth i woke up almost hypaventalating. What doea this mean

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      Sony 5 weeks ago

      I had a dream that my 18 year old daughter was laying in bed with a man.

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      Matia 5 weeks ago

      I had a strange dream like a lab I was taken by force they put markings on my body to cut me up I was going to be fed to a shark I saw the saw they gave me something to thicken my blood and medicine so I wouldn’t feel any pain but I could still feel so I got up started walking away there was a friend there with me telling this dr that could still feel to give more Anastasia but he pretended to inject me and pushed me into the dark water I started to go fast I felt I was being pushed like something took a hold of my legs then I was scared I know I was going to die either being elated by this creature or drown as I was dragged under I must of died I woke up scared confused ...what could this mean they called me Lucy in my dream ...

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      Louise 5 weeks ago

      My 5 year old son said he doesn't want to dream anymore because he keeps dreaming about princesses and says he hates princesses

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      Anonymas 6 weeks ago

      Last night I had a dream my friend was pregnant and the person who got her pregnant was so hot.

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      Cherry Palomar 6 weeks ago

      In my elementary days i was dreaming about jesus and his deciples and my family .all my family writing something on our wood (Bed) Im the youngest .to the last one ti write but i dont have space then jesus give me the paper and orderd me to draw a church .whats does it means?pls i still cant forget it untill now im 18

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      Kaito 7 weeks ago

      I keep having a dream about sexual encounters with a girl in a white dress with downed hair...

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      Adrian 7 weeks ago

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      Lili 7 weeks ago

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      Joey Crawford 7 weeks ago

      I just had a dream where my two cousins and I were at a library. The older cousin and I left the library to go for a walk and were followed and attacked by two men. My cousin was stabbed but I fought the men off and stabbed them. Then my cousin morphed into my favorite celebrity, my best friend and back to my cousin again. We got home somehow and then called 911. The dream ended with us trying to recall everything that happened in the ambulance. My cousin was stabbed in an abandoned railway station. Do you have any idea what this could mean? I’m scared. My cousin’s going through a lot right now.

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      Itu 7 weeks ago

      I dreamed of a very friendly baboon came into my yards I spoke to it shake hands and said I hope I will see u again next time when it came back it was with lots of other baboons I was not happy because they destroying my yard I was hitting them with a very strong broomsticks

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      Wondering 7 weeks ago

      My mom seen me at the foot of her bed then when she woke up no one was around what's this mean

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      Anthony 7 weeks ago

      Please help i’ve this dream two times both a little different the first happened around 3-4 years ago i was watching a laptop when i go to click a video saved to the hardrive. Music plays and a samurai very quickly cuts me in half. I woke up in a fright and my ribs felt very wonky and i couldnt move very well the rest of the day. The next dream it was the same only this time when the music played i recognized it, i was screaming and flailing my legs as i threw the laptop away the samurai cut my left leg off and i can still feel the cut even though i’ve been awake for about an hour now

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      Iris 7 weeks ago

      The other day I had a dream of me being in the neighborhood I went to h.s in and in the dream I Am with my boyfriend, siblings, and mother in a Chinese restaurant and there’s this fortune teller (looks more like a witch) who was outside the restaurant and kept tryna convince me to let her read me my future. I go into the Chinese restaurant with my family and tell my boyfriend how this fortune teller person keeps tryna read me my future so I just finally allowed her to read my future to me when my boyfriend tells me to just do it, so in my dream I go out to the lady and she says to me “the pregnancy looks good on you” I tell her “what pregnancy? it’s no way I’m pregnant”.. she responds with “yes you are darling touch my hands and see for yourself”. I touch her hands in my dream and see my boyfriend and myself standing over a newborn baby girl. Anybody’s have any clue what does might mean?? I was currently on birth control for a year now and just got off two weeks ago. Haven’t tried to get pregnant but anything’s possible, could this be my body telling me I may be pregnant or what?

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      Nikki 7 weeks ago

      I had a dream about my cousin I haven’t seen in forever or talked to and he was rescuing me then with in that dream my boyfriend woth with me at the time and I then had my old childhood movie character there and it was at my new house that I moved into

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      Lourdes 7 weeks ago

      I had a dream that my ex was sitting Next to my sister and he was excited by something she said or did that he poured water in his private area to cool off. What does that mean?

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      Rose-Marie 2 months ago

      my reoccurring dreams involve my deceased mother of 8 years my dreams she is always in discord with me; these dreams always have my grand kids or adult son as a baby..and we are always arguing about whats best for the child...who is either a boy or my dreams...she also turns me a way and i'm left with abandonment...

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      Ashley 2 months ago

      my dream was that my mom's dad kept saying I am sorry that he didnt tell i love you and be careful for my mom

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      Sonicminecart 2 months ago

      I had a dream that my cat was about to die so i take off running until i reached a river and inflated a tubber raft then due to a wave i was separated from my cat and where i lived then i made it to a near kfc store and asked for some money to get a hold of my family they gave me a handful of quarters and when i got out a guy pushed me to the ground and tried to grab the money so in response i let out my anger and punched him until he had blood all over his face then i woke up crying.

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      Daemon 2 months ago

      I had the weirdest dream where someone had taken all of my clothes hangers and my clothes were neatly spread out over my bed, the dream then turned to seeing my girlfriend naked in a car with another girl and two guys, I understand mostly that this a dream of my own insecurities? However the bit I don't understand is seeing someone trying to cover her naked body with with fresh cut long strands of grass, and while this was happening she was laughing and giggling uncontrollably ! So if there is anyone out there who can shed some light on the relevance of the missing clothes hangers and neatly laid out clothes or the freshly cut green grass being spread out over my naked girlfriend please feel free to enlighten me ! I have been having a number of dreams lately which involve seeing myself naked in public and not really caring who can see me and was just wondering if there was a link between them that I am missing ?

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      KD 2 months ago

      I keep having the dream where I'm being pulled backwards, I try to stop but it doesn't work, then all of a sudden I find myself in a place sort of unknown to me, meaning it may be something that reminds me of a place but it's not that place. can any one assist?

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      Grace bartlett 2 months ago

      I had a dream last night that I woke up anf went through my normal morning routine, but when I went back into the bathroom there were presents in there, they all said they were from Jesus and said "I'll be there for you soon" as I was opening them woke up into another dream and was looking for the presents. I found one taped to my door and it said again from Jesus "I'll be there for you soon" the present was a door alarm...then I woke up into another dream based in the middle of what seemed like the apocalypse but with zombies...any advice?

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      Keri Lewis 2 months ago

      My mum passed away 8 months ago. I dreamt I was in a Big Mac truck huge truck. My mum was alive in the back of truck watching tv. I was in the passenger seat but couldn't see my face. I couldn't see drivers face or a driver. Could of been automatic truck. The truck crashed into the median barrier on the motorway and started to tip over edge and upside down. Then 4 men dropped from a helicopter in the sky in parachutes and rescued me. I was alive not injured and they pulled me out. I said my mum is In the back we need to get her help her. They said she passed away months ago I said no she is alive in back of the truck watching tv. What does this dream mean?

      I had a nasty car crash 7 years ago and my friend died in front of me in the car and I survived and wasn't meant to. Doctors police said I should of been killed to

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      Sharde 2 months ago

      I keep having dreams about a little girl and her grandmother

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      Ingrid Bianca Sulochana 2 months ago

      My hair is up to my waistline and I have always wanted to have very long hair and I dreamt that when I looked at the mirror my hair was so long up to my ankles.

      So what is my dream trying to tell me.

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      Jenny 2 months ago

      I had a dream that I was in a large theater and needed to go to the bathroom and my cousin went with me and she told me I was pregnant and then this little girl out of no where tells me God had given me soil from the ground and a dove from above I don’t know what it means and then everyone started moving aside claiming me to be pregnant.

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      Jimmy 2 months ago

      What does it mean when u dream about your girlfriend sister and her husband. I can't remember the dream but it wasn't sexual

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      Alex king 2 months ago

      I had a dream about seeing a black haired beautiful man in the deep forest . I went intimate the forest and saw him standing near a large tree may be he came out from behind the tree. He was looking towards me I don't remember his expression but may he was smelling. The man was beautiful but something was weird about him. I then saw that maybe I or my friend was pragent with man's child and [I think it was perhaps me]. Then man took me to a old school building and there were perhapsome some of his friend may be 4 or 5 . The building was at shore of a stream. They want to kill me and take out the child maybe . They were dragging me on the floor of the corridor. at was night time with no light with pitch darkness. I remember seeing the men wearing black overcoats. I do not remember seeing them kill me or not these are the last things I remember.

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      Tony Lee 2 months ago

      I dreamt of 1 black dog running slowly towards me and bite my 2 hands, then I shouted. I heard somebody calling my name.

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      Emily 2 months ago

      I just woke up from an intresting dream i need help interpriting it the dream i got kidnapped by a relative i know and grew up around. But the man who saved me when i ran into a sweet shop (we were dating in the dream). But i dont know him, he has beach blonde hair with blue eyes. I remember his name and looked him up. Alan man. Ive never in my life seen a picture or his name before. But he is a spitting image of my protector in my dream. I looked at the picture and i feel drawn to it. What now?

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      Cara 2 months ago

      I had a dream where I remember being scared about something with another 2 girls then came 4 men and one of them telling us that we have to go,one of them then grab us and I ended up grabbed by 2 men which i dont remember the faces.And then the 2 men telling me that we go to the prom(1 girl,2 guys?).I remembered not being scared and the even held on the public swimming pool bcs its winter(but i never had winter in my country).After inside the pool,I remember wearing sweat pant under my dress so I took it off and put my blue socks on?and my pink bracellet.Then one of the guy told me that to have fun with him(i forgot his name)and he will grab somethiing to drink.The light is dim and I remember dance with him and i dont know how it happenned,but i never met the guy who went to grab a drink again

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      Toobless2stress 2 months ago

      Ericka don't give up. I believe that it's a sign from God telling you to keep trying. One time I had a dream that I had a son in a couple years ago my cousin and his girlfriend gave birth to a little boy and I remember sayin aww i want him.and not knowing that would be the baby boy I would be raising. Now 20 years old. Never give up because you never know which way God is going to come. Good luck and I'm praying for you

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      Toobless2stress 2 months ago

      I had this dream about a lady lying on the street. she'd had given birth to a baby. The baby was already out but barely moving or breathing I ran over to her but before I could get there people had already taken her in and called the ambulance. Since I made it into the building I asked how was the lady in the baby they said the baby had passed but the ladies would be okay . There were two tall men in the store they're very friendly but kind of awkward one smiles and as I was going out the door the other one handed me a penny what does this dream mean?

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      Slerp 2 months ago

      I once had a dream, i was on top of my bed and it seemed like my room was miles long it was weird, And scary to me it caused me to wake up many times when I was young.. - slerp

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      Jane Harper 2 months ago

      I dreamt of a child's hand on my back. It was attached to my back like a part of my body. It was like right hand of a child attached to the left side of my back.what is the meaning of this dream?

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      Anthony 2 months ago

      I had a dream that a little girl told me I was going to die soon. There's more to the dream I just don't see it as relevant.

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      I have a dream question. 2 months ago

      I had a dream a little girl said I would die soon. In the dream I was the partner of some detective and I was at his house using his bath room. The bath room was right next to the front door. Suddenly his wife gets home with his daughter I here them talking but don't remember what it was about. As I get up and leave the bathroom his daughter runs out the front door with the father chasing after her. She almost gets hit by a car speeding by. The father gets mad at the driver and then scorns his daughter for not listening to his warning. As she stands next to him I kneel down and look at her and thats when she tells me that I would die soon.

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      boose 2 months ago

      i had a dream there was a substitute bus driver that ran over a small family on the road and all my friends started freaking out and we couldn't do anything because we were kids and when we got home and off the bus my sister and i ran to our home and we told our mother it was such a relistic dream it disturbed me

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      N/A 2 months ago

      Well my dream began with me packing my bags and we(my family)were rushing to get out of the house. As soon as we got in the car we drove to the airport,we got on the plane only that it wasn't just sum normal plane it was a private jet or something and it was the plane lands and we arrive in New York and there's like hell if people trying to get out of New York because of some really bad storm coming....we eventually leave new York on the same plane we can in and we arrive at this place I have never seen this place but it felt looked like Greece bu I wasn't sure because it didn't have water in the fountains the water was gone...I was confused and then I was just woken up by alarm but I found my dream queer

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      Rayna 2 months ago

      I have been having nightmares for the past, maybe seven months, and I don't know how to stop it. None of them are usually related but there's one that my mind always goes back to. When I was younger, I lived in a huge house that had this big tree. It was rather intimidating, and I was never allowed near it. I moved away in 2013, and ever since I moved away, I've been having dreams about this tree, but they're never the same. About 5 months ago, I had a dream I was back at my old house in my kitchen, where we had a window with a perfect view of the tree. I looked out the window, and there was so much fog. But I could make out a wolf, standing right beside the tree. I went outside, and the wolf wasn't there. As I began walking towards the tree, the ground got more ice like, and cold, and wet. So I didn't get to the tree. But about 3 months ago, I had the exact same dream, except this time, the wolf was calling me. Everything was the exact same, except this time, I actually made it to the tree; but I wish I didn't. The tree looked like it had arms, and before I could get away, something pulled me under. Ever since then, that tree is a part of every single dream I have. What does this mean? Please help. I'm losing sleep because of these nightmares.

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      Pixelff 3 months ago

      I had a dream where I was in Spanish class and then suddenly apparently we had to be electrocuted.

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      Rita 3 months ago

      I was trying to help someone position a bicycle in a save place, someone came who happen to be a relative, later there was a hole behind me,flies was coming out of the toilet chasing and beating me, it was so painful, i ran to the shower and wash all off they were dying and woke up

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      Blanch 3 months ago

      Sorry I had not finished my dream yet and I accidentally clicked post, but as I said the women in my closet came out and walked up to my bed then like the other two disappeared. After that the same man in the dark brown suit came to me with some sort of weapon that kinda looked like a bat but he had a white ball that looks like a golf ball I guess and this time he was saying something to me the was like “ hey kid this ain’t gonna hurt to bad ok this is what happens”and then blah blah sorry I cant remember anymore amd while he was doing this I was trying my hardest to wake up from this dream but like I said I couldn’t even move my body and my mouth was open and my jaw hurt and for a few moments I stoped and I saw the man coming nearer to my bed but then for some sort of reason I could make him move back to my closet with my eyes but it only gave about two seconds until I would have to stare at him and keep doing that as I tried moving and waking up from the dream and then I moved a little bit on the bed and I remember seeing 3 things that seemed very important to me and I don’t remember what they were but I held them in my hands and In my head I was thinking I could escape this drem by holding this things that were dear to me and I was telling myself its not my time yet and then out of nowhere I started talking saying “can I hold this things that I love before I leave” and I women that I didn’t remember being with the man and me in the room said “ yes you can hold them dear” but I only heard her voice and I didn’t actually see her, but I did what she said to me and I held those things that seemed important to me at the moment and I woke up from the dream with my head hurting so bad and I don’t even know why. But I left one thing out in this dream I seemed like I was a young boy that was twelve or older like 14/15 and I know this because when I started speaking and saying “can I hold these things that I love before I leave” it was a young boys voice but the funny thing is Im a twelve year old girl and clearly I have no clue who the people are in my dream were and I don’t even know why I was a boy in this dream and it was very terrible to have had this dream about people trying to hurt me.

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      Blanch 3 months ago

      I had a dream today and I knew I was just dreaming while I was inside the dream, then I started waking up and falling asleep again and again and everytime I woke up it would usually be my room in real life that, I still sleep in now and is where I fell asleep today, that I would wake up in and in some parts it was like I was half asleep and I could hear what was happening in the real world and then I woke up and fell asleep again and dreamt about this school with unfamiliar kids and they were older than me and they seemed like they were badly hurt and there hairs looked crazy except the 2 girls with blond hair and we were all in a classroom and I felt they’ve stayed there longer than me. Now I woke up and fell asleep again and then woke up in my current room, but now like in most of the dreams I had today I was in my room and I think I was on my computer and I was in youtube, then I click on this video that had a woman on it but I can’t remember what the video is about but when I clicked on it I watched two seconds and then it was like a transitioned to another dream but I was still in the same room and my body was positioned like someone tied up with there hands and feet spread out, but I wasn’t tied up I was just stuck there laying with my hands and feet spread out on the bed and my mout was open fors some reason and I knew I was still dreaming up to this point and I tried waking up but I couldn’t move like when I have sleep in sleep paralysis and I knew I was dreaming meaning Im lucid dreaming, but anyway while trying to wake up I stopped and gave up but I noticed that now there was a women in my opened closet and I could see her properly because of my postion which was my legs and hands spread out on the bed and my head kind of bending up at the point I could only see the ceiling above me but I could move my eyeballs and I saw her in this light brown dress and shewas thin but had short hair and her face was not clear and she was smiling and then she walked to my bed then disappeared while waving at me, then a man stared at me wearing a dark brown suit, and he was also inside my closet, he just stared at me for a minute and then walked up to my bed and also disappeared, lastly this women which looked older than the other two people I just saw, came out of my closet and the women was wearing a black shirt and skirt with some sort of flower design and she also had a brown cane

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      Dora 3 months ago

      I keep having a reoccurring dream with different setting. I dream that there are multiple versions of my husband, in the last one I had there was two version, one really dull, boring and just simply a sad person and then the second is this better version of my husband who is charasmatic, tall and confident. Really interested to understand why when I dream of my husband there's more then one version, confused?

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      Cecil Butcher 3 months ago

      I had a dream that a black haired,blue eyes, and skinny young woman came up to me and hugged me and it felt like tge tight bond that couldn’t be broken and i want to know if that was my soul mate

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      Anon 3 months ago

      I had a dream which was like this I was in school and my friends were talking about the new student and I said we shouldn’t be talking about people after that I went in the shopping center with my friend and the lights went off and than came on but there was no one only me and some little kids with black hair so I went with in their way when they turned their faces was black and they were coming in my direction so I went to a shop and I found my friend we were hiding after that the lights went off and then on and everyone was in the shopping center that’s what I remember

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      3 months ago

      I dreamt about a little boy going inside my father's room, what does that mean?

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      Bee 3 months ago

      I dreamed that i had a crush on this guy but he liked another woman so he took my number and the other woman's number so they was having fun until the next day he text me say he has to apoligize and say he want to be my husband we have fun together and we never brake up

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      Rebecca 3 months ago

      My dream - we were renewing our wedding vows , I'm my dream we were younger 1/2 our age (50's now )

      We're struggling to get things done on time but not fighting things still seem to get figured out. His sister who has passed away is there and delaying things because she's not happy with what she's wearing ( she and I had some issues) but we figure things out I tell her she's beautiful in what she's wearing. She's been dead along time.

      My life now - we've moved about 6 months ago and I feel like our relationship is struggling I've been praying on answers

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      Emily 3 months ago

      I keep having the same dream about a four person family getting in a car crash. Only the children survive, and I see it from the boys point of view. Like I'm in his mind, or something.

      It always ends with the little boy screaming, and feeling like hi world is completely gone wen the orphanage the siblings went to, forcefully took his sister, and made them go to different homes. She is a baby, I don't know how old he is. I almost never have any other dream.

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      Hannah 3 months ago

      I had a dream that the world was all apocalyptic without life (plants and animals) just humans. My family and I were living in our old RV and something made my mom made at me she wouldn't let me go to my boyfriend and be with him even though I'm an adult I tried so many times till finally I fell to my knees on the floor and bawled.

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      Sonia 3 months ago

      My son came to my house say that he and my daughter in law heard a voice a girl saying hello what dose that mean,and daughter in law is sared but she is pregnant plz help me

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      Unknown 3 months ago

      Bleeding from the side of the face and above the nose with a bruised light colored portion of the face including the nose in my dream.

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      Dejarn 3 months ago

      I had a dream 5 months ago , in the dream I met a kid.2 months after the dream I changed schools and at that school I met the kid from my dreams

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      kingsley 3 months ago

      I dream about and I sew my shoe in the dream and it wet with water

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      Ericka 3 months ago

      I had a dream that a little boy came to me and said he was my son. I told him, he couldn't be as I have been trying to get pregnant and haven't conceived. He said keep trying because I am your son. He looked at me with such love in his eyes, the dream left me pondering. My husband and I have been trying for over 3 years and we haven't been able to conceive and were talking about just giving up since we are in our 40's....and now with this dream, I don't know what to make it of it.

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      Unknown 3 months ago

      I had a dream I was taking a shower, but I was with two other girls. They cleaned me with soap instead of me doing it myself. I’m a female, but I’m not attracted to females. What does this mean?

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      Gina Berardi 3 months ago

      A need my dream interperted for me

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      Rachelle K 3 months ago

      I had a dream about my deceased husband. I don’t remember it but as I was waking up I felt him standing next to the bed and bending over and kissed me on the cheek. Omg it felt so real. I put my hand on my cheek and cried. I felt that kiss long after I was awake. This felt so real.

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      Priscilla saucedo 3 months ago

      I had a dream of my boyfriends dead brother I never met him only on a picture

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      Denise 3 months ago

      I just lost my dog 11-27-17. I saw a bright lite in the corner of room a week later. Last night i dreamt about another dog she grew up with and had a pleasant walk with her as she died two years ago. Is she taking care of her sibling and telling me?

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      Destiny 3 months ago

      I had a very vivid dream. I was walking my dog Sophie when she started running I chased after her. She ran into this log cabin and I went in after her. The room I waked in was a fireplace room. It had the fire place and the wood lining the walls. I didn’t see her in there so I walked through the door into the living room. In the living room everything was white and the couch was covered with a sheet. I looked out f the window to see if there were people and there were outside. So I whiper yelled for Sophie but she didn’t come out. When I turned around there was a woman I don’t recall ever seeing standing in front of me angry. She then grabs me by my night gown I was wearing and throws me on to the couch. As she stood over me I noticed she had black hair a pale face brown eyes she had a wife beater tank top on with jeans and a flannel tied at the waist. Her hair was also pulled back into a low pony tail. She then took out a saw. A skill saw and started cutting into my head. Then I was beside the body I was in. But it wasn’t me. This girl had black long hair and a white night gown on. I have blonde hair. Then somehow I’m across the room where I began and I’m looking at the killers back. I’m croucheddown in fear but no one seems to notice I’m there. Then a little girl. Maybe 6 or 7 comes skipping into the room. She has long blonde wavy hair and a white night gown on. She jumps onto the couch beside the dead girl being cut in half and she’s junping. She stops jumping suddenly and turns and looks straight at me. That’s when I notice she has no face. My dream ended there. I had this dream my freshman year of highschool but I still remember it like it actually happened to me and I’m a senior now. I still have yet to find out what this dream means.

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      Don't know 3 months ago

      I dream that me my sister,my nice went to beach the rain came down so we all went to a house near by we went in and sit down a rasta man lived there he was dancing then take out his private which long and black my sister takes off all her dress and give the man a back way sex then I went to bath my sister and my husband lock the door and inside and lock out my niece I was angry very

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      Shen 3 months ago

      I am dreaming once in a while but if i do, they are really happening. Like i dreamed someone will die because of money problem and my fathers die few days later. Same goes to my grandmother and her sister.. i dream how they will die!! Another one was that i saw in my dream how my husband cheated on me and when I confronted him he admit it.. oh not only one time i dreamed such thing it was multiple times already,. Few days ago i saw him in my dream chatting with someone and when i woke up, checked his phone and i found that out it’s true. I confronted him and had a big fight and thats really happened in my dreamed. It was exactly the same in real life.. dreams that came to life. Is there anyone happened the same thing?

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      jaker 3 months ago

      I saw a dream where my crush whom i love so much, but usually dont mind me sending me a text in fb that "We will meet at 1. Keep calm til then". what would it mean

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      Unknown 3 months ago

      I had a dream where my sister was singing a really creepy tune. When I went to check on her, she pops in front of me out of nowhere and says “eight more days” then I woke up. What is going to happen in eight days!?

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      Samantha 3 months ago

      I had the craziest, most vivid dream just before I woke up. It felt very long and thought out. I dreamt I was a little girl (but it wasn't me as a little girl) and I was with some mysterious man that I felt was my father figure. The man was gesturing like he was making some kind of spell. When he was finished he puts my face in a machine (kind of like the one at the optometrist office). He then proceeds to cut my face off. I take my face out of the machine and feel very little pain. He then says " There all finished!". He then puts the face back on me and says some odd (what I assume to be incantations) things and it's done. My face was taken off just to be put back on by magic. I have thus understanding that now I will look young forever and always have a child's face. The dream skips forward and now my father is dead. The ritual of keeping my face on is done by a new spirit person every day ( I have this knowledge that the face has to be like...sewed on every day so it doesn't fall off or show decay). I'm now a teacher and have to go to school and teach even with my face being different. So I make friends with students and fall in love and then one day while I'm about to put my face on, a new and scary spirit is putting it on but he doesn't see it, he bolts it on. Like he shoves bolts up through my face and bones. He then says a debt is owed. I have this urge to run, so I run to a student/friends house. The whole time my face is hurting and so is my heart and I feel like I'm fading away. This smoke comes up from a Rock's Sporting Goods (not sure why but I know it's Dicks because I go there later). And all my friends and the townspeople are choking on this smoke and starting to pass out. So, I have to save them. I go to Dicks and find the aisle that I hear this weird singing. I get to the aisle and the singing stops and this black object flies at me and it's growling. Then I scream and wake up with a dry mouth and a terrible feeling. There are a few small details that I can't quite put into words but this was so real and weird. Not sure how to interpret this at all...

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      Dread Head 3 months ago

      What does red X’s on the neck mean?

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      Lucy33 3 months ago

      I always have the same dream...there's a sunset and i'm waiting for someone i don't know by the ocean when i look up i see my dads mom (my grandma) whom I've never met and she is sitting on a big boulder and tells me to go sit next to her, at first i say no because i'm waiting for someone and she insists that i sit with her and she tells me to take my shoes and socks off and to let her braid my hair in my dream i tell her i don't like it when people touch my hair and she laughs and says just like your dad and then it get's dark all of a sudden and she huggs me and tells me that soon i am going to be able to go with her and i feel the cold water on my ankles the ocean level rises but the ocean is calm and clear blue and there is a full moon.. then i wake up the thing is i've never met her and she died 8 years ago but she never liked me she expressed her feelings towards my dad that she did not like me so i never felt anything towards her and when she died i tried to fake cry to make my dad feel better but i couldn't.

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      Yalonda 3 months ago

      I dreamt that my friend that I haven't talk to in months we were living in this house and her ex lover had been trying to kill her he finally got into the house one night tried to hurt her and I went for help and came back him and another guy shot themselves but didn't get a chance to harm her it frightened me I didn't know what to make of it because I had just broken it off with a guy that I just met but it was not serious

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      Idontknow 3 months ago

      Fell asleep as normal 9”o’clock the dream did not feel short at all i was some sort of soldier very old dress appears. Roman to me ? It was dry and hot very hot there was a market and big buildings in the back ground maybe Greece very simiar to there was horses many people underfed,we destroyed it ? And it was as if I was there watching myself ?in terror then someone in the same attire approached me as he when to speak and I woke up at 8:30 was meant to be half way to work by then this has acoocured again but with a different scene with crowded alleys full of people people cheering an offerings we was on horseback and there was military everywhere I knew this was Rome because there was a bunch of historic buildings the coliseum was in there was a huge palace and we walked through a square that was there and a market again This is as we approached the palace I’m so confused

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      UNKNOWN 3 months ago

      I had a dream of me in a hospital bed and then I got a up and started walking around the hospital and then I found a big red door at the end of the hallway and when I got closer it was blood and then I saw my friend with cables on her but I did not opened the door because I just woke up is this because I cut my self?

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      Will 3 months ago

      I had a dream about a girl that I am an acquaintance with at my church and the dream was I see her at a job I didn't like and we had to clean a café that had a pile of dirty dishes and than she walks pass me and mentions that we need to start working and so I started doing my job and she approaches me and was happy that I worked here with her and she had brown hair

      does anyone know what this means?

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      Hannah 3 months ago

      I had a dream where I was having a bath. After I finished my bath I stepped out into the other room. In that room there was a strange disfigured man with yellow bloodshot eyes. He was just sitting on the the ground. When I saw him I screamed but then quickly apologized for some odd reason. It wouldn't be something I would do in the situation. After apologizing for a minute we hugged, (also strange) and he just whispered something extremely creepy and sexual in my ear. That's when I woke up. I wouldn't have done any of the things in this dream and I haven't thought of anything related to it.

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      Bernadette Webster 3 months ago

      I dreamt my son came and was speaking to me he was standing and he fell backwards suddenly and I heard the sound of his head hitting the floor and I didnt know what to do I was just rushing all around

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      Odessa 3 months ago

      I dream that me and my two girls went to my fiance House in Atlanta what does that mean

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      Deepak 4 months ago

      i want to get to know meaning of my dream

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      Cesar 4 months ago

      I had a dream where i went to a party with a friend and hitched a ride with a couple that both liked me. When we went to the party I parted ways with my friend and checked out the place and made my way upstairs to which I saw this guy yell at the girl I came with saying that no one cared and liked her or something like that to which I grabbed her hand and I guess had a dance off with the other guy, kind of like a couple dance off. I won and the guy I that was in the relationship with the girl disappeared, I figured I made him upset and went to look for him. After a while I went outside to look for him because it was daylight and it was safe to go outside. (I forgot to mention that there were Vampires the house which I guess was a common thing not to go out at night )Then I saw the girl from earlier carrying the guy back to the house, however she kind of flipped him over the fence but brought him back to his feet to which then she got close then pushed him aside and ran inside. The guy then held his arm then neck and noticed me asking if I was ready to go, there was sonething strangly off about him, the stare he gave me made me a little uneasy. I told him I wasn't ready so he told me to grab my stuff and we can go but to be out there in two minutes. I went inside all the while he was staring at me which then I saw a quich vision of his eyes red and him growling, yeah he was a vampire alright. I then whispered to the people upstairs after making my way up there that there was a vampire outside. The girl I knew from earlier stayed quiet and kept to herself almost like she was hiding something. While the people were thinking about how to kill it they suggested some creature they had under the floors to fight it, I guess it was good at killing vampires or something. After waking the creature up that I can only describe as a man with many spikes around him, he ran outside and that's really it. I woke up and didn't understand why I dreamed about this, I want to know what this means, it was just so strange but I feel like there's meaning behind it. If anyone could help me understand this dream I would be very grateful. And of you read this far thanks for reading about my weird and strange dream.

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      Sybil 4 months ago

      Hi. I really need help.

      I had a strange dream that still bothers me till now.

      After searching for my way home and not finding a way, a man came and told me to "take the old renaissance way". Theres not any place with this name in my entire country, so I don't understand how it of all names could come in my head. And from that time I really feel it means more than I think but I can't figure out anything. HELP PLEASE! What does this mean?

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      Lee 4 months ago

      I keep having recurring dreams that are beyond vivid and lucid. The smells and sounds are all like I was there again but the most important part to me is my ex, every dream is focused on her. We separated on good terms because we moved thousands of miles apart but she recently moved back to outback hometown and I’m just a mere state away. We’re both in relationships but confessed both relationships weren’t happy and it was a safety thing. But back to the dreams, they’re about the times we were HAPPY and the only one that stands out mostly isn’t one where we had our first kiss and she went to drive away like it happened originally but she stepped out of the car and appeared in front of me and said please then the next night it continued where she hugged me and said thank you and it jumped to ANOTHER day we were together. These dreams have been to a direct T of what happened and I’m just not understanding what’s happening and the biggest kicker is before I explained the first dream to her (where we kissed and then she said please) she told me she was having the same dreams of us and that exact dream she explained to me BEFORE I even said anything to her. It’s left us flabbergasted but her dreams have subsided and mine have not.

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      My nightmare about my daughter 4 months ago

      I had a nightnare about my 2 year old daughter shes crying screaming reaching out for me but i cant reach or grab her to help her and im scared.because i dont know what it means and i need to know what it means

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      Anonymous 4 months ago

      My husband had a dream that he became mentally handicapped and because of that I left him. This dream for some reason really really bothered him. I know I would never leave him if that were to happen. What do you think it means???

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      Danniel 4 months ago

      I had a nightmare about me being alone with my two dogs during the apocalypse,halfway through though my dog and my puppy were viciously murdered.When I began thinkinh about it as I was awake all i could do was laugh yet on the inside I fealt extremely constrained and I simply wanted to cry and hold my puppy and my dog close to me,and all I could think about was what if it actually happened?How would I have reacted?Can someone please interperet this for me??

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      Helen Graham 4 months ago

      My husband passed away 26november 16 last night I had a dream I came home after being out and he was on couch I went over he was trying to open his eyes I said can you hear me he said yes and then I told him that he was dead and said he had a good send of he got up walk into room I asked him for a kiss and cuddle he said he couldn't and he had to go he shouldn't be her he stood at bottom of bed he wasn't a white man he was a coloured man

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      kim 4 months ago

      Hi my husband saw that he fell in love with a ghost and the ghost also fell in love with him. they sang romantic songs and in the end the ghost bite my husbands neck to drink blood. Please advice what does it means?

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      Not telling. 4 months ago

      I had a dream that a black girl with a bright pink backpack was running away, and I found her and kept her by my side so she would be safe. We were downtown and there was a water park or something temporarily going on, so I bought her a swimsuit with some money a cashier at Walmart gave me. The girl was running away from her mama,I think.My family might have fostered her-I don't know. What does this mean?

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      Glenda 4 months ago

      My brother was calling for me in my dream and he was curing

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      My man is Hailey Pinter 4 months ago

      I do find this a little helpful but It did not help dream was that a vampire was on my was nice though.I said hello.I screamed and Dr back.he him for for as nonono.don't be scared please.i wont hit you I promis.he helped me up.and that I all i remember.what dose it mean?

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      Karen 4 months ago

      I had a dream of my boyfriend decease mother and she set down on the foot of my bed. And patted me twice on my back . I would love to know the meaning of meeting someone I never seen before.

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      Shevon 4 months ago

      I dreamt I was laying next to my boyfriend and immediately he grew into a huge force over my body and he started to push me towards the couch in an attempt to push me under it. The force was so strong, I couldn't resist it or move. The only thing I could do is pray. Then I woke up.