Every night while we sleep, our mind has a dream or series of dreams.
What do different dreams mean?
Dreams are images and images, thoughts, noises and voices as well as subjective sensations that we experience in sleep. These can be people you know, people you’ve never met, places you’ve been, and places you’ve never heard of.
There is no limit to what the mind can experience during a dream and really no rhyme or reason for what you end up dreaming about. Stresses in waking life can manifest themselves clearly in dreams or be cleverly disguised with images.
Dreams can happen at any time during sleep. But you have your most vivid dreams during a period called Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, when your brain is most active. Some experts say we dream at least four to six times a night
What do different dreams mean?
Just as there are different opinions about why we dream, so there are different opinions about what dreams mean. Some experts say dreams have no connection with our real emotions or thoughts. It’s just strange stories that have nothing to do with normal life.
Others say our dreams may reflect our own thoughts and feelings – our deepest desires, fears, and worries, especially dreams that keep happening. By interpreting our dreams we can gain insight into our lives and ourselves. Many people say that while dreaming, they got their best ideas.
Dreams help us to regulate, analyze, explain and remember the most recent events in our life in a kind of “mental housekeeping” process. Most dreams are based in large part on everyday experiences over the past few days, which suggests that at least part of their function is to help the brain sort and understand recent real life experiences.
Dreams help us resolve some of our emotional problems and inconsistencies that arise from our daily activities and aid in mood regulation. Interestingly, some recent research based on dream reports has found that sleepers tend to report more negative emotions when waking up during REM sleep than during non-REM sleep, suggesting that REM sleep produces more negative dreams can.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common dreams and what some of the most popular dream interpretation books have to say about them.
1.) Dream about falling
Dreams about falling from a great height are very common. While there is a popular myth that if you land on the floor in your dream you will die in real life, it just isn’t true. What Exactly Could Dreams About Falling Really Mean?
According to many popular dream interpretations and at least one study, falling dreams are a sign that something is not going well in your life.2 This could indicate that you need to rethink a decision or consider a new direction in an area of your life.
“The dream of falling is widespread. It’s a symbol of fear in real life – maybe failure at work or in love life, ”says Russell Grant, author of the Illustrated Dream Dictionary. “The case often expresses the need to let go more and enjoy life more.”
2.) Dream about your partner cheating
Dreaming that your spouse or romantic partner is cheating on you with someone else can be incredibly stressful. In some cases, people even wonder if the dream could really be true. Does the dream that your partner is unfaithful mean that this could happen? Or that it is already happening?
Eve Adamson and Gayle Williamson, authors of The Complete Idiot’s Guide Dream Dictionary, posit that such dreams about infidelity indicate problems with trust, loyalty, and communication in a relationship. “If you or your partner is cheating in your dream, one of you is just not getting what you need from this relationship,” they write
3.) Dream about flying
Dreams of flying are experienced by many. 4They can be exciting and even liberating, but at times they can also be quite scary (especially for people who are afraid of heights). According to Tony Crisp, author of the Dream Dictionary, dreams about flying often represent two very different sides. On the one hand, such dreams can represent feelings of freedom and independence. On the other hand, they can also indicate the desire to escape or escape from the realities of life.
“Flying alone is the most common,” he writes, “and shows the independent aspect of flying. But because it is often associated with positive feelings of joy, flying can represent our sexuality … especially aspects of it that express freedom from social norms and restrictions. “
4.) Dream of an accident
A car accident dream can represent the fact that you are driving too hard yourself. If someone is injured in an accident, it can show that you are not responsible for their actions in real life
If a family member or someone you care about emotionally is injured in an accident, it may be part of your own emotional state that feels hurt. It can also represent your own feelings towards that person.
To dream of a train wreck indicates that your plans went wrong. You are emotionally “off track”.
A shipwreck or an accident at sea also symbolizes that plans are going wrong, but the water element in the dream may indicate that they are emotional plans such as a relationship problem. To be overwhelmed by water is to be overwhelmed by emotions.
Dreams of accidents at home can show that tension is building in your personal life.
Accidents like breaking things can point a new direction – a break with the past. It can also show your disappointment in something in your life that has been destroyed.
Slip can be a dream pun that shows that you made a mistake in real life – a “slip”.
5.) Dreaming of teeth falling out
The dream of falling teeth can mean uncertainty. These dreams often occur during the transition between one phase of life and another. As we lost our milk teeth, we gradually lost our childish innocence as well. The loss of teeth therefore shows that you have a similar feeling of insecurity and self-consciousness today as you did in childhood. The dream could also highlight your worries about getting older or your sexual attractiveness. Think about the problems and problems you are currently facing. Your dream may highlight your fears, but it may also contain hidden solutions to your worries.
Dreams of losing teeth could also symbolize the problems associated with compromising. Perhaps you feel like you are not getting a good deal and something could happen in your life that creates a sense of disharmony? This is a common dream that often occurs when we are faced with difficult decisions but have limited options and choices. The metaphorical language and imagery of this dream indicate your inner fears about making changes in your life.
6. Dream of death
Dead animal dreams represent instinctive aspects of yourself that find no expression. The type of animal can represent different aspects of you. For example, a dead dog can represent the death of loyalty, a dead bird the death of your sense of freedom, a dead horse the death of your health and strength, a dead cow the death of your maternal feelings and the need to care for. In either case, the symbol can represent something that has a specific meaning for you personally.
Dreams about a dead family member can show aspects of your emotions that have “died”. A dead mother can show that your own maternal feelings are being repressed (like the cow symbol above), a dead father can show your loss of authority. Remember to look for symbolic meanings before worrying that all of these types of dreams are premonitions.
The death of a loved one can show that you lack their qualities. Seeing someone die in your dream can sometimes reveal feelings of resentment towards that person. To dream that you are dying or dying shows internal changes, transformation in you. In real life, you may have concerns about embarking on a new path of self-discovery and positive development.
Sometimes dreams about death can symbolize the fact that you have very painful and troubling relationships and can represent your feelings of despair and depression.
7.) Dream about being persecuted
This is one of the most commonly reported dreams. Mainly because the fear we feel in dreams is so vivid that it is easier for us to remember it. The reason for these dreams is often not the fear of actually being persecuted, but rather our flight. Chase dreams help us understand that in our waking life we may not be addressing something that requires our attention.
8th,) Dreams of sex
Sex in dreams can simply be an outlet for sexual expression. Sex dreams can also symbolize intimate connections to oneself and others and symbolize the visual integration of new information.
Despite the commonality of many dream symbols, it is important to point out that only the dreamer can really interpret the meaning of his dream and how these symbols and their meanings relate to the specific events in his waking life.
What other dreams have you had lately?
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