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 a special interest in relationship dynamics.

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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      Seriously WTF?? 

      2 weeks ago

      So, i just wike up after having a dreM. No idea what I was doing before but i heard my eldest crying so i ran upstairs leaving my friend. One of her friends was up there and he said "oh thank god" just as a door opened where somebody stood wiping something and my daughter crting in the room. Couldnt see her so said "whats going on?" And the friend said "she, they cut her arm off" and the guy stepped aside and i saw two oeople in the room with my daughter laying on the table ceying, no arm and really big silver stiches....i woke up!!

      Seriously, WTAF????

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      Michelle 

      2 weeks ago

      Okey my dream was that i was beside the sea an i saw the sea agresive an on a side i saw beautiful small fishes on a pond an then i saw my self on an hotel near the sea when i torn back an went to the beach their was nothing the water was gan it was dry i could only see the sand that was wet an big rockes i even the pond was dry their was no fish. An i also dream about tsumanis lots of flooding but befor those dream i dream of an catastrofic earthquick but till now i done know what dose my dream means i only continu seeing flood

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      Merlissa 

      3 weeks ago

      Hi i dreamt that my dad shrinked into a baby, what does tbis dream really mean

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      SHRUTI BASU 

      4 weeks ago

      my husband dreams frequently that he enters his home which he had left without putting on the lights and fans but when he enters he finds all lights and fans are on and he screams

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      melisa 

      4 weeks ago

      I just woke up from the weirdest dream of my life There were hispanic children around me Screaming and crying. Stepping in glass, but they would stop breaking it. They had a father figure with them but he was staring into space an not moving I couldn't help these children no matter how much I tried to sweep it up and pull the glass from there feet and legs.. Then my dream jumped. I was somewhere else. And I was out of it. As if i was drunk or on drugs, But I wasn't, and no one would help me. I tried to scream and beg but it wouldnt come out. I tried to wake myself up for what seemed like forever. What does this mean?

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      Susana Serer 

      4 weeks ago from UK

      I think it's telling you that you're ready to grieve now. Sometimes all we feel is shock and numbness initially and that can go on for a long while.That eventually gives way to sadness and other emotions. It sounds like that's where you are now.

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      Nikita kruger 

      4 weeks ago

      I had a dream I went away fishing with a group of people. It was me and 3 other girls and 4 guys, i dreesed nicely and the other girls has short clothing on that you could see everything, i was told by the girls i am ugly and dress like an old lady, The guy i like stod up an told the girls a woman who dreeses decently has respect for her self and her boby and no one is ugly he kissed me on my hand, sat down next to me and said i am beautifull and have the nicest blue eye. The next day we when fishing in teams of 2 my team was finshed for the day with 30 fish so i went for a walk by the camps dam. The guys that was still fishing waved and jumped off the boat to swim to swim to me leaving the other girls on the boat. When the girls got back they asked all the girls questions , have we been on a whent on a blind bate and i was the only one who said no, who had a one night staneds and i said no and who dresses slutty in sort clothing and they can see i dont so they asked me to choose of them i like the most . When i had to choose everyone sat on the stairs infront of me facing the dam each on on thire own steep , i was standing behind them at the top of the stairs. I choose the guy from the bus, i went and satdown next to him and tolk his hand. Later when everone went in we sat outside and the fish was jumping in the water and we went for a swim, when we whent in he fall i when in and helped him up and rubed his back. The next morning we waiting for the bus and the one girl said she hopes i like bubble gum & have lots with me or he will not kiss me. He told her i am a good kisser and dose not need bubble gum and she can try kissing me if she wants and we dated till i woke up.

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      Bonnie 

      4 weeks ago

      My dad died a year ago. He shot himself. I have never really come to terms with it and for the first time i had a dream of him standing behind a hearse. I walked to him and we just hugged and cried together. He then disappeared. Today i am very perturbed and tiery. What does this mean? Is it a sign that i must let go and he is okay? I don't understand

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      Cam 

      5 weeks ago

      So my grandma is havibg a recurring dream about me that i dont know how to pick apart to get to the real meaning. I have one daughter, but in yhe dream me and my daughtwr are leaving, and mawmaw is saying camille are you not gonna take this little girl to. It that moment she realizes that i have only one daughter and she says ohh nevermind not yet. And the she wakes up.

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      ARC2018 

      7 weeks ago

      I had a dream that my fiance (same sex female couple) and I were at an old house I grew up in, there was this guy that was attempting to break in the neighbors home my fiancé called her team she’s a police officer they came and they guy ran, well he managed to get in our home and she grabbed her gun belt pulled the gun on him and brought him to the ground when she went to reach for her handcuffs he managed to get up and grab her gun, he began using her a a shield for protection I kept screaming and crying to her partner to get her out of there. Her old partner whom was fired, shot at the suspect and hit and killed my fiancé instead. At that point I was hysterical and woke up

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      Nakiteo halimah 

      7 weeks ago

      I had a dream when my friend bewitched me because of loving her husband /boyfriend

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      Pranu 

      7 weeks ago

      Last week I had a dream my mom is washing my head n I was getting suffocated even she was n thn we both survived .....agn today I got a dream where my bro is saying our mom has only 2 mnths wth us... what does it mean.??

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      Prajwala 

      7 weeks ago

      Iam 22 yrs old, I had dreamt of a positive force holding me very tight and this happened at a temple,many passers passed by the same path , everyone could pass but not me, later however I put all my force and passed through that passage and later on i explained same thing to my parents and the priest there, he took us back to the same place and I could see some whitish transparent image and he said that was God! And when I woke up I could still feel that how tight it held me, can I know what exactly does it mean?

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      Favour 

      8 weeks ago

      Dreaming of wearing a recommended eye glass, when you don't wear one physically nd also wanting to buy a recommended eye glass but couldn't buy because of the price means. pls explain both.

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      Sfella 

      8 weeks ago

      I dreamt that I had fostered a baby till about age 1. I decided it was time to return the child and didn't tell the child I was returning him. I simply took him back without saying bye. Later that evening I was so upset at returning him and wanting him back with immense feelings of guilt.

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      Susana Serer 

      8 weeks ago from UK

      This is expressing your fear of your son growing up and making his own (sometimes risky) decisions. You need to let go and accept that he's an adult now.

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      Kia 

      2 months ago

      I dreamt somebody broke in and hurt my mom and I ran out the house and jumped fences... I got to this old lady house but then I saw my attacker with a white girl... They came for me and I stole a black car and drove to a motel 6 where I went.to an police officer who worked with the attacker then they took me , my best friend was there and her and her mom was a little nice... I saw a video online of my.sister escaping just.to get pulled by her hair by the attacker idk if she lived or not.... And my little sister I protected in the begging of the dream was nowhere to.be seen ...like she disappeared from the dream

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      Jeanette 

      2 months ago

      When i went to bed and fell asleep i i thought my grandson woke me up to get into bed with me

      Even felt the bed move .when i woke up he wasnt there he was still in his bed

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      Garrett 

      2 months ago

      Once i had a dream that me and my friends were near a church then they started dancing a Big grave and then a blonde haired girl started singing dont run dont run look back look back at me i left my friends and kept running and stayed running then it started raining and then u got home then i woke but ut was still about 2 in the morning so i went back to sleep then u had a dream where i was at my school and all the kids were video taping something down the hill and when i looked my heart felt empty and really cold my ehole body was cold i stood there in fear the girl was in a night gound with black hair but u could see her really pale face and then evrything i saw was just demonic faces of fore and people screamung out in agony i thought i was in hell matter of fact my brain coulda been showong mw what hell was like i woke up and yet aging waa not morning yet so against my better judgment i went back to sleep and i had one last nightmare i was in school and there was my teacher but the legs and hand were so long she was on all foues and she looked lime a spider she crawled super fast at me and i jumped outa the way i ran soo fast and got away i woke up and it was six so i went back asleep no idea why but i did and i had sorta a nightmare so i was on a rooftop well onal a skyscraper and there were about 8 zombies after me and then they grabbed foam yellow balls then i started laughfing then i saod cut!and then a greenscreen was pulled up and i realised i was in a studio for a movie then i woke upand it was 9 oclock

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      Rosa E.Braden 

      2 months ago

      Im haveing dreams that my babydad is banging at my door and it gets me up in my dream im happy to here his voice n get extremely sad what dose that mean???

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      PatriciaAnn 

      2 months ago

      I don’t have children I am 23 years old, in my dream my current boyfriend and I had a baby girl she was old enough to walk a little, I only remember the part where I was holding her and my grandmother was playing with her, my grandma is deceased and she was my bestfriend.

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      Lynn 

      2 months ago

      My friend had a dream that my man friend moved in with me what does that mean

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      Mercy 

      2 months ago

      My dream is seeing woman old muslim wear hijab ,she visit my home and together someone.

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      Charles-Dickens 

      2 months ago

      I had a dream that I was sitting on the edge of the grand canyon holding the toddler version of my youngest son. My son was also there at his current age of 20. The older version was learning over the cliff side to grab his hat and was reaching back up for help, he wanted help getting back up but I couldn't let go of the little boy version to help him back up. Can anyone help me figure this out?

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      Cely lopez 

      2 months ago

      I had a dream about my boyfriend ignoring my mother and being rude to her

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      Leticia Rodriguez 

      3 months ago

      My boyfriend had a dream that I was drawing him closer to me but suddenly there was someone or something that he couldn't see that was pulling him away from me, and suddenly I had to force myself more but then I won the battle and we lived happly after

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      Abby 

      3 months ago

      My husband had a dream i was little and laying down on his chest in the cold and his mom called the cops on him amd he took off what does this mean

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      Rebeca 

      3 months ago

      So I had a dream with my friend driving her car and a couple of times she almost crash and blame the other driver and at each driver she blamed she pull up her finger as a gun to them and finally she drives into a parking lot and a black truck is backing up and she honk and the driver backs into ur car she again uses her finger as gun and points at the driver. Suddenly he gets off and drags her out of the car and shoots her. Me in the back seat ducks down fearing for my life.... suddenly I wake up

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      Lyangmit Lepcha 

      3 months ago

      last night i saw a dream , i was chased by a crazy man, and he was literary trying to kill me , i was with my son and i thought it was better to keep him with someone i know i thought it will save him because i was being chased by a man who was trying to kill me so i cant take a risk for my son so i let him go with someone else, i found a monastery thinking i will be saved so i asked for a shelter it was quit difficult but i somehow managed, but i found out my son was not with the person i left ,he let him go on his own way to find me, he told me the last place he saw mY son, and i immediately went to that place desperately wanting to see my son, it was difficult at the first but i somehow found him, someone told me he is here since 2days and i found him lastly and i was feeling relief seeing my on and i was holding him taking way back to place i got shelter i never walked carrying my son in my real life but i was so happy and i didn't want to be apart from him so i carried him... what us the meaning of my dream? its been two times i saw i was getting apart from my son...please help me what do it means?

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      kelechi 

      3 months ago

      hello goodmorning sir/ma... please this interpretation is very important to me.....my fiance has dreamt this particular dream for the 9th time.....he dreamt of where the world is coming to and end and he was rushing to go and meet a rev father for confession but before he could get to rev father,it would be too late...the dream keep repeating....he has searched himself to know if theres something he did wrong but he said none...he was a catholic but changed to pentecostal...he was having the dream before he changed to pentecostal and yet he is still having the dream.....but now he has returned to catholic church saying the dream has to do with him going back to catholic because of the constant looking for rev father in that dream.......please help me with the real interpretation of the dream thanks

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      Easy 

      3 months ago

      I had a dream where my neighbor that we taught was the one who killed my grandma was sick and about to die and they married a woman for him and then he became well again.please what does it mean

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      Flora 

      3 months ago

      In my dream I saw a girl arguing with a guy, trying to prove him wrong. Then she laid down on the ground when she saw a car coming. She moved her hand away and her head slammed on the ground. Her head got run over.

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      EDWISH KOOS 

      3 months ago

      I dreamed of my dead boyfriend lying on the floor looking up. He was using sign language telling me to go away and I was with my colleague, he seems to be showing interest to that colleague.

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      christiane 

      3 months ago

      what does it mean to dream of a past friend whom i havent spoken to in years and she had brain surgery in the dream

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      Amberann356 

      3 months ago

      I wounder why do I always have negative vivid dreams about my friends turning against and a few weeks later one of my friends ended up against me

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      Anna 

      3 months ago

      I'm a teacher and yesterday I dreamed that when I'm teaching their is a woman behind me wearing my one of my shirts (color red)

      And she is no head what is the meaning of my dreamed?

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      Nataly 

      3 months ago

      I had a dream of me at school in a classroom that i feel like I've seen before but can't remember where i saw it.While i was in this classroom doing my work.A few chairs down a boy mouthed that he loved me but i couldn't see his face.I mouthed i loved him back.But still couldn't see his face.I then ended up getting a early dismissal and before i left i went and told him i loved him and then left.But still couldn't see his face.I then woke up and kept thinking ablut this dream and then next night the dream continued.In the dream it was me and this boy that my friends say has crush on me .I like this boy too and people refer to us as a couple but we aren't.Me and him were making out.What does this mean?

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      John asia 

      3 months ago

      I dreamt various things... I remember I was in the event discuss about credit card for women while is ongoing. They show an ad event regarding sun ho(church scam artist) and her crew team have this 7 mins show. Prices of 35 to 114 dollars. After that I dreamt of going back home. During that time, I heard many noise outside.. suddenly I "could smell" burning.. when I look at the window, I saw opposite side 6th storey is burning.. I shouted and asked to call fire squad... Then for a sudden, a loud sound coming for my side is burning. This time is 2nd floor and I "could smell* plastic from there. Then I rushed to living room to have a clear view but block by my sister. So I went back to my room and told the incident to my mom. My mom look very "not of her business" and briefly sheesh me away. Then I lay at the floor saw my drawing and told myself I not a good artist ( sound very depressed) . Then my mom walk toward to the window and I asked her why you want jump off.. she said I'm not... Then while I walk away from the window, she climbed with a naked body and jump off... I quickly rush to the window and saw her rolling and slamming the floor ( I stay 10th floor) while she at there I shouted mom jump off and my mom heavily replied I'm not. Then I woke up... Can you help me interper this dream?

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      sylvia 

      3 months ago

      I called my parents this morning and they both said that they dreamed of me physically hurting them. What does that mean?

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      Sumit Khanna 

      3 months ago

      My child saw a dream that she was being taken away by two persons a male and female. Though I came in her dream but I could not stop them from taking her away.

      Can I get the exact interpretation of the dream.

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      Shu li  

      3 months ago

      I dreamt that I was with a group of friends and had a huge crush on a guy and he was my type. So on while we we're all walking in the mall together even though they we're the people I didn't like in reality.

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      Brendan J F 

      4 months ago

      I had a dream about a mangled up robot chasing me around a building wanting to give me a "hug" but then there was another mangled up robot that wanted to kill me.

      I don't know what this means

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      Dee 

      4 months ago

      My daughter dreamed of my father. Her grandfather. She was at his wake and was holding his shirt ties. She said it was very emotional. He’s been passed away for almost 3 years now

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      Kadence Shires 

      4 months ago

      I had a dream where I was 13 in a privet school with like cauldrons and stuff like that a boy idk what his name was but I recognize him....he came and kissed me on my neck and I just stood there in shock and I woke up I don't know what this means.

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      Anne195 

      4 months ago

      I had a nightmare about a white werewolf showing on my front porch with a pack of regular brown wolves sitting behind it. When I opened the door, I tried to scream but couldn’t when it walked paste me and inside the house and attacked the my dad and the people he had over for a party.

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      Seth breakfield 

      4 months ago

      I had a dream where I found a girl I liked and she liked me but after a while or two months later she had to move to somewhere when I was sad then I woke up

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      a Person 

      4 months ago

      I had a dream about this stable and had two biggish shapes inside of it. But the next day where we were moving in I got horses, two amazing horses!

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      rokon 

      4 months ago

      i was watching tv and saw that a golden skeleton man was sitting next to me

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      Fanette 

      4 months ago

      i dream about a dog talking to me, it was a gray dog he said to me he is tired he needs to sleep so i was caressing his head while he is taking a nape.

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      Cheryl Piccolo 

      4 months ago

      I had a dream that I relived my mom's death death but she died differently in my dream than she did in real life.!!!!!! It was not a good dream. The pain of losing my mother has been hard even though she's passed almost 4 years now. But in my dream she came home to die at home and I was in my bedroom when my dad started to move her and her stuff into his room and then out of nowhere I went to my gmas house and my whole family was there and sobbing. So I asked what was going on and my dad told me she passed away 3 days ago but i was just sitting with her before I went to my gmas house and tried to explain it to him and he just kept saying no you weren't she passed away. I looked at him a screamed why couldnt you tell me. And I ignored his answer and screamed again saying I fucking hate you and my gmas tried to stop me from screaming and cussing at him but I looked at her and told her htat I fucking hate her too. And then I was running out in the yard and fell and grabbed to sticks and wrote my moms name in cursive with both stickes in each hand. Can you help me figure out what my dream meant? Please!

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      Lara 

      4 months ago

      I dreamt last night that i was talking to an old man which i Don't know and i asked him if he wants to travel , but said , no I'm 70 years old now , I'm gonna spend two years contemplating (mentioning god ), and 25 years waiting .

      Could you please explain it ?

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      Zakhia badru 

      4 months ago

      Someone dreamt my big birthday party in a big hall and I was laughing what does it mean?

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      Neaka 

      4 months ago

      My boyfriend told me he had a dream about my sister.....and in my mind ....most dreams we have comes from our minds and feelings or emotions.... What does it mean when my boyfriend had a dream about my sister

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      Karen 

      4 months ago

      I had a dream about the sky but it wasn’t a good sky it was really scary like the sky was black and red like smoke , and you could see the planets like I know it sounds cool butits really not , at least what it looked like in my dream honestly that was the worst nightmare I’ve ever had . Now it’s one of my biggest fears .

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      Maan moreno 

      4 months ago

      I am an orphan in my dream and a troop of guys follows us as we are headed home (orphanage ) so we ran but they caught us i ask for help but no one is home except for us orphans. They force us for s** and i refuse i ran towards the door but my friend opens the door and went inside he was the one led the gang in our house they tie me and tape my mouth to make it shut i have nothing to do but cry and look as my sister cries to i look into my friend begging to stop them but he ignores me. My dream was cutted in there as i woke up and see myself crying.

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      ayanda 

      4 months ago

      I had dream I was at church seated on the chair when I move on that chair I realized there was a smoke coming from the ground

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      Gary 

      4 months ago

      I had a dream last night that I had to save my girlfriend from people trying to kill her what could that mean?

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      Jackie 

      4 months ago

      I had a dream today around 2:00pm , that my mom had came over to mine and my boyfriends house and I found out they had a “moment” like an attraction moment , they did kiss . . then I packed and left . I think I did end up going back . But the feelings of betrayal and sadness and angry ness felt so surrreal that I woke up and when I woke up I was feeling sad and my chest felt heavy , like when you wanna cry but you can’t . Someone interpret this for me !!!! oh and this ISNT THE FIRST TIME I DREAM THIS !!!!and in real life they don’t really even get along and my mom is married but she has had affairs before . HELP .

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      Jiya Biswas 

      4 months ago

      Last night I saw my newly married position in my in-laws home with a great joy mood...

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      Marisa morales 

      4 months ago

      I want to know what my dream is trying to tell me

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      James 

      4 months ago

      I’ve had a dream about me kissing another lad but I’m fully straight and have no interest in boys ,what could it mean

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      katrynlouise 

      5 months ago

      Last night, I dreamt that I was one of many on a stage with a noose around my neck... an old lady was with a lever, she pulled the lever, and everyone hung, except for me.. I stepped down and said to the lady, it hasn’t worked.

      This happened again and again, on one occasion, I said, that it may not be working as I have done nothing wrong....

      Then I was at a sewing machine just showing how to sew with machine.. this lady (as mentioned above) walked past (Victorian styled in black, with a black bonnety type hat) I asked her where she was going, she said one of us has to hang, and if it’s not you then it has to be me....

      I replied to her, please dont do this come and show us how you sew...

      Next thing I here, is the sound on stage of someone who has just hung.

      Then I woke up... ??????

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      Mary 

      5 months ago

      I had a dream where my daughter (which I don’t have in real life) blamed me for her fathers death and that I killed him. I was crying and telling her I didn’t kill him. I woke up crying and I’m having trouble understanding what this means

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      Fonzo 

      5 months ago

      I had a dream that I bought a older 2 story house in a nice area but a younger white man was trying to take it away and I kicked him out and he came back with 3more guys total of 4 guys now so I let them in my house and called the realtor and ask him to talk to this man that wants my home he told him he no that he had sold the house to me and the he had an agreement with him about homeing him somewhere and paying him out and I'm really confused because I just bought a home last year in October wandering if someone could interpret

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      Ampere 

      5 months ago

      I had a dream where I use to admire a colleague of mine, I dreamt that he saw me from a distance and somebody came and told me that he was soo desperate whether to meet me or no, and was going up and down. What is the meaning of this? I wanted to know. We are not keeping in touch now.

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      Melanie 

      5 months ago

      I had a dream that I went home into this old building period and all of a sudden they woke up like after midnight and my dad was standing at the front door looking in. I went outside and he was all bruised and some cuts on him from falling, he wasn't wearing any clothes and he was just mumbling and totally disoriented and Confused. And try to get him to come inside and I don't know if he did or not but then I think I woke up.

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      TiffanyAnn1993 

      5 months ago

      My uncle is dead and i had a dream that he needed money so me and my mom got it

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      Tiffany 

      5 months ago

      My uncle died feb,25,2018.i had a dream that my uncle needed money so me and my mother came up with the money.what does this mean?

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      Anonymous 

      5 months ago

      Had a dream that me and my friend went to a place and got pregnant ? I’m just not getting it

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      Constance 

      5 months ago

      My boyfriend has a dream he said I carried him and driving him with a speed of bicycle, in fact he said I was eve more faster than car.... Please what does it mean to carried my boyfriend with a speed of bicycle

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      Shadow 

      5 months ago

      I have been having constant nightmares lately but here is the one I just woke up from- what I remember at least; I’m in this house with an older lady and her son but he seems to look like an adult me and him talk and walk around a lot leaving the grandma downstairs there is more and I think another person but I can’t remember so there are cameras watching everywhere at one point but I think the rest of my dream doesn’t have them we eventually end up In his room and he makes blankets and wants his moms approval she and him argue for a bit I think I don’t remember much here she goes back downstairs disappointed eventually there is this overwhelming feeling of dread I try to hide him and get to safety I think o tried multiple places but I had to protect his mom he was going with me but the door above the stairs opened with black fog or something seeping in we start running and it gets him I freak out but know it’s too late and I have to keep going I run to the kitchen/ office/ living room it looks like the rolm you enter going into my house so it’s hard to explain; but his grandma is there (idk my mind said type grandma?? So I guess his mom was gone?) sitting in a weird chair she has her head dangled down and eyes are black with red centers she is just like a puppet and then a voice saying ...something like you can’t escape and then i see I can’t rememwbr what the main “villain” of the dream looks like but it goes to kill me and ...I wake up with a terrible feeling something bad is going to happen.

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      China 

      5 months ago

      I had a dream where my boyfriend wanted to propose to me. I saw the ring, but he couldn't put it on my finger before I woke up.

      Please, what could it mean?

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      Dom 

      5 months ago

      First off I usually never have nightmares, I feel like I have a good life that Im really happy with but I guess I'm wrong. My experience started with me driving on a highway in the pitch black with a black dodge van following me. I made nothing of the fact it was following so close with its brights on though. I actually felt relaxed since I had a "friend" there with me to share this driving experience together. Then I came across this scene with a white bunny suit laying face down in the middle of the road all mangled and torn and it occured to me there might be a body in there. I turned my car to steer away from the suit and literally thought nothing of it. Then eventually theres more then more then more. It got to the point where every square foot had a torn and mangled white bunny suit. I remember feeling a little distressed but had no actual feeling of horror (which is extremely weird to me). Then I look in the rearview mirror and see two black bunny suits sitting in the back of my car staring at me. They definitely had people in them. I screamed over and over but it was one of those screams like a whisper since I was asleep. I tried to open the door, nothing. I tried to open my phone but there was only and image of a straggly looking Mickey mouse on my screen. So I turned around and start punching on these things over and over. Then my dream somehow transitioned to me driving in my hometown along the river front. It was still pitch black but a lot of people walking. Then a motorcyclist comes driving down extremely fast and scraped my car and sprawled on the ground. It was a woman and her family happened to be walking and saw it all, she was all alright. Then they offered to let me sleep in their house to rest off the shakiness. (Right now as I'm typing I have no idea what the hell I'm dreaming or why I am). So I walk in there house and have a huge sense of being there before. For some reason there was snow on the ground in their back yard even though it was warm outside. Then I wake up in my dream (I'm still dreaming) on my old bed in my old house which i move out about 4 years ago. I noticed it was very bright outside and I got a sense of ease after seeing that. I go to my sisters old room and scream about this terrifying dream I had and then my parents come up and start yelling at me saying I need to grow up and to stop acting like a scared little kid. Which I thought was very weird considering I have no issues with my parents at all. I actually quite enjoy being with them. So I go in my room and my friend suddenly walks in and I ask what he's doing here and he replied,"to hang out". So I wipe my tears from my eyes, which he noticed but didnt being it up, and ask if he wanted to hangout with the boys. He said yes and that's when I woke up. I have this poster in my room and when I woke up I saw a straggly looking Mickey mouse with skinny everything all hunched over and creepy but I realized that I'm not dreaming and that's not a horrifying Mickey mouse. It took me a while to recuperate and I think I still am. Right now its 1:45 am and I have the ligh te s on and can't go to sleep. I know people probably won't read this but I really need to share it right now.

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      Jeff Regan 

      5 months ago

      What does it mean when you are talking to a person who is deceased, you turn away, and then when you face them their clothes are still standing there but their bodies are invisible?

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      Pear 

      5 months ago

      My mom pass 3 years ago and I dream that I am with her in front of a house telling some lady that is where my mom lives and that is my house and I will move in with my mom when she needs my help and I can feel someone pulling on my feet and I wake up I can still feel the pain of the pulling of my feet I felt it 3 day in a row

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      Lianna 

      5 months ago

      In my dream my eldest daughter (sierra) took a mirror out in to a field, there was a creek near by and she was playing with a little girl i had a fear in me as i watched them. I had a feeling of a man, known either to me or to her was going to harm her. I watched as sierra planted the mirror that she had and stood it up in the ground, she leaned it forward as she sat on the ground and i saw her reflection clearly in the mirror her face looked as though she was feeling abit sad then suddenly her little friend cut her hand on the mirror And cried and screamed as if she was in terrible pain. Then all of a sudden it was as if i was looking at the little girl through a broken spy glass and for a second i couldnt make out the image then i moved the spy glass slowly and saw the broken image of the little girl crying and holding her bloody finger. Sierra then sat over the girl (the girl now lying down) and sierra is looking around and calling out desperately for someone to help i then see in the distance 3 children and a white car the children are peering around the side of the tree as if spying on her, my feeling is still very scared for sierras safety and these children can help her but they are hestating and then i wake up

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      queen 

      5 months ago

      i was involved with this guy within our group of friends and now that's over and we are okay we just went back as friends. Well now i've been dreaming about him quite non stop and last night i dreamt that we were at a store and he asked if i wanted to go walk around and look at stuff and i said no and he just said okay and stayed sitting down. Then i asked him if he wanted to go and he said yes and he got really happy and when we started walking around he became very fond to me like he kept hugging me and stuff like if we were together so i dont know what it means.

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      Rukia 

      6 months ago

      My mom dreamed she had two babies that was born without legs

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      Lisa 

      6 months ago

      Why in my dream is my favorite uncle asking me where my engagement ring is when I’m not engaged yet

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      6 months ago

      I dreamt I was at my cousins home except she was with her ex( he wasnt there)they had a younger daughter( he does have a daughter but its not with my cousin) and her son was there we were in the pool but it was by the ocean her son opened this vinyl wall that was above the ocean we seen a shark jump up he quickly closed it then we went into the house when her ex mother came in making the small girl a sandwich in a wrap we just spoke about how she got her kids to eat certain foods and then my cousin was talking about when she used to live in the bottom house how she would cook certain foods. Its confusing usually the dreams I remember are pretty scary bit this one wasnt terrible just a little wierd

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      Micheal hospe 

      6 months ago

      Iv had this dream frequently over the past few months, I'm in an unfamiliar place and my head is cut off but my mind fully functional as are my movements. Any ideas?

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      Susana Serer 

      6 months ago from UK

      I'm 18 last night I had a very weird dream I can't fully remember but I do know I dreamt about a boy at one point no one I know personally but in my dream he was like my lost half brother who I never saw, I felt so happy to see him in my dream it felt so real that I cried in my dream and even exchanged snapchat so we could stay in touch (though the boy was young) he was still able to talk and recognize me, he had to leave in my dream which made me sad, when I woke up I realized he wasn't real and that I became emotionally attached to my "little brother" and now miss him, I'm not quite sure what this means, is there any help/insight u can give me to help me better understand this? Thanks, Brandon

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      nuio 

      6 months ago

      I saw my husband being his upper body naked with big red marks on his back and full red face in my dream..we are going through a tough phase in the sense we have frequently fights.

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      Katie 

      6 months ago

      I my dream, there was a boy I liked in elementary school. But last night he was in it, only he looked like someone else...from a TV show...anyways, for some reason I couldn't turn this spicket off and my arm just above my rist was hurting super bad... throughout this dream though...I was trying to collect as many little golf balls as I could before Tim ran out and then for some reason there were baby chicks trying to get worms....and I had to wait a very long time for them to get a worm. Anyways back to the water. So then he comes out in dry new clothes...and he sees me, I told him the issue and he tried to fix it but he turned the water the wrong way and it sprayed all over him...he stood there in shock and I was laughing my eyes out!!!

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      Saloni 

      6 months ago

      Almost everyday I dream about this guy who was very close to me but things didn’t ended well it’s been 2 years now . I don’t particularly miss him but I guess he’s still there somewhere and I dream of him smiling and asking me to meet him but every time I try to meet him something happens and at the end I couldn’t meet him in my dreams .

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      Krystal 

      6 months ago

      My mum keeps having dreams where she is dragging herself along the ground like a army crawl. What does this mean ?

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      Charlotte McCutchen 

      6 months ago

      Dreamed a man Im attracted to looked over my head shaking his head no. At the time it felt like something was hovering over me trying to harm me. We we where we'd met. When he shook his head no I felt peace but woke up freezing.

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      Susana Serer 

      6 months ago from UK

      The dream is a reflection of what happened in real life. You wished to be close with Vicky and there was some reciprocation but the boyfriend fought for her and won.

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      Susana Serer 

      6 months ago from UK

      It sounds like an expression of guilt about your previous parenting that maybe wasn't too good when you were using?

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      Susana Serer 

      6 months ago from UK

      This sounds like a skeleton in the closet. A hidden secret you feel is very powerful and scary and could hurt you (the fear is of emotional hurt). It's related to your family. How was your childhood and your relationship with your parents?

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      Susana Serer 

      6 months ago from UK

      I can only tell you about my own experiences with sleep paralysis and maybe it will help you. I went through a period of experiencing it when I was very emotionally distressed and in deep grief over the loss of a relative. Once I started therapy and working through my feelings the sleep paralysis stopped.

      I don't know if it's the case that sleep paralysis is a reaction to trauma for most people, but it certainly was for me. Can you relate to that at all?

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      Aisha 

      6 months ago

      I had a dream I got caught at a place I shouldn't of been by an old relative whom I don't even have contact with but is very close to the family I then was trying to leave there with him and got into some trouble on the way before getting out I woke up, what does this mean

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      lori 

      6 months ago

      Had a dream I relapsed and left my child at a store and went and got high. Came back to get her and the people at the store told me she was asking to the zoo. I went running and screaming her name. I found her at the zoo sleeping.. I woke up crying hysterically and went and got her out of her bed and just held her. I have been clean for 9 years.. What does this dream mean?

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      Teresa Fahey 

      6 months ago

      I had a dream that my father came into my partner house in the middle of the night and came into our room with our dog in his hands throwing the dog at the wall then went back and fell asleep on my partner mother chair I couldn't put on the light

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      Mary 

      6 months ago

      I been having dreams about my ex boyfriend the one I cheated on my husband with whom I had never have any feelings for. Now we both are back together

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      Quinlan 

      6 months ago

      Dream I had on Wednesday, April 10th.

      There was one guy specifically who wanted to kill me literally. That was another guy who was responsible for not letting me go so that I could be killed by Guy number one they chased me and kept kept catching me I had to call and run and grab at the grass to help grip and pull myself forward lunging forward running through trees jumping over or I should say off of ledges dropping 2030 feet going through backyards. And still got caught again. And then was talking to the killer and his lackey. Finally the main killer decided not to kill me after earning has respect for standing up for myself not from running but finally stopping to fight don't know who the guys were or what was it about but they sure as hell did not like something I did to run our lease they thought I did. At one point there was three of them I definitely shoved more than one of them. And overpowered the lackey multiple times when running away so that I did not get caught by the actual killer. I only gave up every time the lack he caught me with a gun but I physically overpower him every time until eventually standing up to the main killer who's respect I earned to the point of deciding not to kill me for having the balls to face my fear.

      I did almost forget something very important! Every time I would get Farenuff away where I had a big enough lead. I kept trying to call Shane on my cell phone that I seem to have with me. Trying to tell him to come rescue me but I could never get through.

      Emotions experienced in the dream which is of critical importance!!!

      According to the what the experts say. Were as follows… At first it was intense fear like I couldn't run fast enough so I had to continuously grab the grass on the ground in front of me to pull in lunge my body forward again and again and again to get Farenuff away. To jump over cliffs. When the Lackey cut up with me I felt as though I had the power to overcome him so I did physically I feel powerful. When the real killer came I was a little less brave and became paralyzed at times. But after about The fourth or fifth time of me running away and taking the risk because I was going to die anyway. I stood up to him too and I ended up with the sense of relief.

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      amy 

      6 months ago

      had a dream of a baby that had the face of a relative and even looked old in the face but this relative had passed in 2004 also i kept pointing it out that the face was my relative what does this mean

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      Larissa Stevenson 

      6 months ago

      I keep dreaming about me, my parents and my dog arriving at a small island kind of like the one in Ireland with all of the columns, except that there where only the shapes of them and the island was flat, only about ten feet wide and the shapes are cement. We walk around for a bit, then one of the shapes comes loose, so I open it and me, my mom and dad go down a staircase. We find a large treasure chest at the bottom, but covering the gold is a pile of bones and a large rusted cutlass covered in spiderwebs, suddenly the bones come alive and a skeleton with red eyes swings the sword and cackles saying " I am going to kill you ALLLLLLL!!" We run out of the room, but the skeleton cuts through my mom and dad, I keep running even though the boat has gone and I can't leave, or swim because the water is blood and will dissolve me. My dog tries to bite though the bones of the skeleton, but he kills him and starts to dance like a madmen, swinging his sword, cackling and his eyes are now on fire. He tackles me to the floor and as he is about to drive the sword through my chest, I wake up.

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      Nicole Liverpool Crawford 

      6 months ago

      I had a dream that i was at the side of the road someone came from behind and put something inside my clothes behind my back, I

      it was cold and had tinglish feel i called out for help while I went to the ground to pulled my top garment then someone came to assist me by checking what was there on my back suddenly my dream was cut

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      Claudine Nisbet 

      6 months ago

      I had a dream about my partners son he’s only four years old I’ve been in his life for over 7mths now and we haven’t seen him or his sister since Xmas last year as their mother won’t let us see them, I grew a strong bond with him and miss him every day... why am I having this dream about trying to hug him but a force is between us

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