1Dream Categories

Daydreams

Daydreaming is classified as a level of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness.

Studies show that we all have the tendency to daydream an average of 70-120 minutes a day.

It occurs during our waking hours when we let our imagination carry us away.

As our minds begin to wander and our level of awareness decreases, we lose ourselves in our imagined scenario and fantasy.

Daydreaming is often disregarded and a neglected aspect of dream study.

Not a lot of emphasis seem to be placed on our daydreams.

They are often overlooked as fleeting and wandering thoughts.

However, the meanings to your nightly dream symbols are also applicable to your daydreams.  The content in our daydreams are helpful in the understanding of your true feelings and help in fulfilling your goals.

Daydreaming occurs when you are semi-awake and it is the spontaneous imagining or recalling of various images or experiences in the past or future.

You more or less, let your imagination run away from you.

When you daydream, your are accessing your r2ight brain. The right brain is the creative and feminine side of your personality.

Daydreams are often viewed as light-hearted in nature and are no more than silly fantasies or wishful thinking. Actually, the worrying of things can be classified as a form of daydreaming.

When you worry, you are visualizing an unwanted or negative outcome to a situation.

By repeating these negative images in your mind, you are more likely to make them happen.

Next time you start worrying, try to think of a positive outcome.

Just as your worrisome daydreams can unwittingly come true via repetition in your mind, you can use it as a tool to your advantage and make positive events happen.

You can utilize daydreams as a technique to visualize what you want and hope to happen.

It is said that many athletes. musicians and business leaders utilize daydreams to envision success.

They anticipate or imagine landing the perfect jump, closing a deal, or making that hit single. Tiger Woods, for one, has said to use daydreams to improve his golf game. You too can utilize daydreams for something as simple as studying for and acing the next test or for landing that job.

Positive daydreaming is healthy. It serves as a temporary escape from the demands of reality.

It is also a good way to release pent up frustrations without physically acting them out.  All to often you worry about your job, your family, finances, a relationship, etc. It is a way to leave the world behind and ponder about what could’ve been or should’ve been.Image result for history of dreams

It relieves stress, improves attitude, fosters creativity and refresh the mind, body, and spirit.

Daydream Themes

What you daydream about is indicative of what you may be really feeling and reveal your unconscious thinking. Below are some common themes:

Disaster:  When you envision the worst-case scenario about a situation, you are experiencing a disaster daydream.

Such daydreams reflect your worries and fears.

Next time you start daydreaming about something terrible happening, imagine something positive instead. Eventually you will train yourself not to worry so much about whatever fears you keep imagining.

False Awakening Dreams

Ever thought you were awake and going about your morning routine of getting up, brushing your teeth, eating breakfast and going to work only to wake up “again” and realize that was just a dream. That sensation is referred to as a false awakening.

Projections4

Dreams are projections, just as we are projected thought experiencing in physical reality. Dreams can be comprised of still images where you may see a face and telepathically receive information from that person or they can be animations wherein you view animated scenes.
Escape:  Daydreaming about exotic getaways/adventures or faraway lands, suggests that you may be feeling stuck in a rut and feel the need to try something different or uncharacteristic of yourself. You may also be feeling overwhelmed and stressed out and looking for some sort of escape or some relaxation.

Glory:  Daydreams about heroic acts indicates that you are looking for attention and/or respect. Perhaps, you are feeling ignored or powerless in your real life. This daydream may serve to motivate you.

Love:  Thoughts of falling in love or being in love is a common daydream subject. It suggests that finding love is one of your immediate goals. Consider your actions in your daydream when you find love. If you are seeking love to

make others jealous, then it suggests that you are also looking for a status symbol. You maybe craving attention.

Revenge:  Daydreams of this nature may serve as a safe outlet for you to relieve your anger toward someone. Having these daydreams on a regular basis may be a strong indication that you will act on your thoughts.

Anxiety Dreams, Nightmares8
These dreams often are fear-based and result in waking up with sweats and heart palpitations. There is generally a situation going on in the person’s physical life that results in such dreams. Heed their warning and create change. A nightmare is a disturbing dream that causes the dreamer to wake up feeling anxious and frightened. Nightmares may be a response to real life trauma and situations.

These type of nightmares fall under a special category called Post-traumatic Stress Nightmare (PSN).

Nightmares may also occur because we have ignored or refused to accept a particular life situation.

Research shows that most people who have regular nightmares have had a family history of psychiatric problems, bad drug experiences, people who have contemplated suicide, and/or rocky relationships.

Nightmares are an indication of a fear that needs to be acknowledged and confronted.

It is a way for our subconscious to make up take notice.

“Pay attention!” Nightmares are a subcategory of dreams. The distinction of a nightmare is its frightening and/or emotional content.

5You tend to wake up in fear in the midst of a nightmare. Because of its frightening nature, you tend to remember your nightmares and the vivid details.

They have a bigger impact upon your waking mind and its images stay with you throughout the day.

One reason for nightmares may be a way of our unconscious to get our attention about a situation or problem that you have been avoiding.

It is time to take notice and confront a problem or situation.

Nightmares serve an important purpose in showing you what is troubling you from within you deeper levels.

Discussing, analyzing, and understanding your nightmares can lead to a solution for some problem, internal conflict or personal difficulty.

3Recurring Dreams

Signal Dreams 

Signal dreams help you how to solve problems or make decisions in your waking life.

Epic Dreams

Epic dreams (also known as Great Dreams or Cosmic Dreams) are so huge, so compelling, and so vivid that you cannot ignore them.

The details of such dreams remain with you for years, as if your dream it last night.

These dreams possess much beauty and contain many archetypal symbology.

When you wake up from such a dream, you feel that you have discovered something profound or amazing about yourself or about the world.

It feels like a life-changing experience

Chased Dreams –  “I’m Being Chased”

 

6Chase dreams often stem from feelings of anxiety in your walking life.

The way we respond to anxiety and pressure in real life is typically manifested as a chase dream.

Running is an instinctive response to physical threats in our environment.

Often in these dream scenarios, you are being pursued by some attacker, who wants to hurt or possibly kill you.

You are running away, hiding, or trying to outwit your pursuer.

Chase dreams may represent your way of coping with fears, stress or various situations in your waking life. Instead of confronting the situation, you are running away and avoiding it.?

Ask yourself who is the one chasing you and you may gain some understanding and insight on the source of your fears and pressure.

The pursuer or attacker who is chasing you in your dream may also represent a part of yourself.

Your own feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, and possibly love, can assume the appearance of threatening figure.

You may be projecting these feelings onto the unknown chaser.7

Next time you have a chase dream, turn around and confront your pursuer.

Ask them why they are chasing you.?

One may be consumed by their own anger, jealousy, love, or self-destructive behavior.

For example, you may be drinking too much or exhibiting open hostility toward others around you.

You may subconsciously be threatened by these actions which have been jeopardizing your relationships and/or career.

Your dreams are a way of calling attention to these self-destructive actions.

A more direct analysis of chase dreams is the fear of being attacked.

Such dreams are more common among women than men, who may feel physically vulnerable in the urban environment.

These dreams are inspired by fears of violence and sexual assault in which we are so over-exposed from the media. The violence that the media portrays magnifies our fears and how at risk we all are.? A dream scenario that people often experience is that of being chased by predators, ranging from people, animals and even monsters that want to harm or kill you. These figures typically represent the people who you are currently interacting with in your waking life. You either try to outwit your pursuer or run away. Your reaction reflects how you might handle a threatening situation in real life.

Chase dreams often result from feelings of general anxiety, even paranoia, experienced in the waking hours. Also, feeling overstretched at work or pressures in a relationship can trigger this type of dream. It can even represent that you are having trouble dealing with reality or being in denial about something. Feeling threatened or unsafe in your waking life can bring on dreams of being chased by snakes. The snake symbolizes either an embarrassing or uncomfortable situation, or something you may find difficult to face.25

Psychological problems and inhibitions are triggered when you try to avoid situations in life. In some cases, the pursuer in your dream can represent characteristics of your own emotions. It is natural to occasionally have feelings of anger, resentment and fear in your waking life. These emotions can manifest themselves in your dreams as an unrecognizable figure or individual who is trying to track you down. Basically, it is a part of yourself that you wish to reject.

However, if in the dream you are chasing someone, this could mean that you have aggression toward an individual. The dream allows you to act out the rage you are feeling and harboring. If you dream that you are hunting another person, it might mean that you are seeking something that is work, relationship or self-esteem related. This could be your attempt to feel more powerful in the situations you are dealing with while awake.

We are all born with the natural response of fight or flight, which began in man in prehistoric times as they faced many survival challenges. Today, we still face challenges, although different, and this fight or flight mechanism could be the reason that we dream about being chased.

Teeth Dreams –  “My Teeth Are Falling”17

Dreams that your teeth are falling out are the most common dreams we here at Dream Moods receive. Common dream scenarios include having your teeth crumbling in your hands or your teeth falling out one by one with just a light tap.?

Such dreams are not only horrifying and shocking, but often leaves the dreamer with a lasting image of the dream.

One theory is that dreams about your teeth reflect your anxiety about your appearance and how others perceive you.

There has been an interpretation that teeth dreams indicate the person is losing their faith in God.

In Jungian analytical psychology, this type of dream is seen as a sign of renewal and rebirth. Women who are experiencing menopause frequently have them. Listed below are some additional interpretations and meanings that teeth dreams may represent.

Dreams that your teeth are falling out are the most common dreams we here at Dream Moods receive. Common dream scenarios include having your teeth crumbling in your hands or your teeth falling out one by one with just a light tap.?

Such dreams are not only horrifying and shocking, but often leaves the dreamer with a lasting image of the dream.

One theory is that dreams about your teeth reflect your anxiety about your appearance and how others perceive you.

Dreams of teeth falling out, rotting, or crumbling are some of the most common dreams. In Greek culture, teeth dreams indicate that someone in your family or someone close to you will get sick or die. In Chinese culture, these dreams indicate that you are lying or being deceitful. Even in scriptu

  1. Fear of getting older
  2. Deterioration of looks
  3. Lack of self-confidence
  4. Lack of control in your relationships
  5. Fear of job loss
  6. Worries and anxieties in waking life
  7. Pulled into something you do not want or wish to do
  8. Fear of embarrassment or making a fool of yourself
  9. Fear of how people perceive you
  10. Giving in to an unfair deal
  11. Sexual dysfunction
  12. Fear of abandonment or a break up in a relationship

These dreams may be an indicator of situations going on in our lives that we are powerless over. However, we can take positive steps to make the appropriate adjustments and changes to our current circumstances. Don’t fret too much over teeth dreams, they might just be triggered by a simple toothache!

Sadly, we live in a world where good looks are valued highly and your teeth play an important role in conveying that image.

Teeth are used in the game of flirtations, whether it be a dazzling and gleaming smile or affectionate necking.

These dreams may stem from a fear of your sexual impotence or the consequences of getting old.

Teeth are an important feature of our attractiveness and presentation to others.

Everybody worries about how they appear to others. Caring about our appearance is natural and healthy.?
Another rationalization for these falling teeth dream may be rooted in your fear of being embarrassed or making a fool of yourself in some specific situation.

These dreams are an over-exaggeration of your worries and anxiety.?10

Teeth are used to bite, tear, chew and gnaw.

In this regard, teeth represent power.

And the loss of teeth in your dream may be from a sense of powerlessness.

Are you lacking power in some current situation?

Perhaps you are having difficulties expressing yourself or getting your point across.

You feel frustrated when your voice is not being heard. You may be experiencing feelings of inferiority and a lack of self-confidence in some situation or relationship in your life.

This dream is an indication that you need to be more assertive and believe in the value of your own opinion.
In the latest research, it has been shown that women in menopause have frequent dreams about teeth.

This may be related to getting older and/or feeling unattractive and less feminine.
Traditionally, it was thought that dreaming that you did not have teeth, represent malnutrition which may be applicable to some dreamers.

12Other Perspectives
A scriptural interpretation for bad or falling teeth indicate that you are putting your faith, trust, and beliefs in what man thinks rather than in the word of God. The bible says that God speaks once, yea twice in a dream or a vision in order to hide pride from us, to keep us back from the pit, to open our ears (spiritually) and to instruct and correct us.
In the Greek culture, when you dream about loose, rotten, or missing teeth, it indicates that a family member or close friend is very sick or even near death.
According to the Chinese, there is a saying that your teeth will fall out if your are telling lies.?
It has also been said that if you dream of your teeth falling out, then it symbolizes money. This is based on the old tooth fairy story. If you lose a tooth and leave it under the pillow, a tooth fairy would bring you money.?

Creative Dreams
Within your dream you are shown something you are to create, perhaps something affecting the destiny of humanity. Famous inventors, writers, artists, and musicians were inspired by their dreams.

Color vs. Black and White Dreams
Some people feel that as a dream manifests into third dimension it moves from black and white to color definition. 19Other believe that black and white dreams are dream time but dreams in color are parallel experiences. Further, dreams in black and white indicate an event in the far future, then same scene later manifesting as a dream in color meaning it is getting closer to physical reality. Most people who remember their dreams upon waking are focused on what took place in the dream and the emotions they experienced during it. They do not necessarily pay attention to whether the dream was in color or black and white. It is hard to believe that in this day and age, with the assault of technological advancements in high-definition color televisions, computers and films that are offered in 3-D with intense colorization, that anyone can dream in black and white.

It has been difficult for dream researchers to understand how dreams work and whether or not people dream in color. Psychic Library conducted its own survey about dreaming in color and polled its library cardholders, Facebook friends and posted it in the Conference room.

Three response choices were given: I dream in color; I dream in black in white; and I do not remember if I dream in color. Of those people surveyed, 78.85% responded that they dream in color; 5.77% responded that they dream in black and white; and 15.38% responded that they did not remember if they dream in color or black and white.20

In a study published in 2008, it was found that people over the age of 55, who had limited exposure to color televisions during their early childhood years, tended to state that they dreamed in black and white about one-fourth of the time. On the other hand, study participants who were under the age of 25, who have been inundated with color televisions, movies, video games and computers, reported that they almost never had a dream in black and white.

During the 1940s, several studies showed that study participants reported dreaming in color either not at all or hardly ever. So you can see that the times have definitely changed with respect to dreaming in color. In conclusion, it has also been found that individuals who do remember specific colors from their dreams are usually very conscious of color in their waking lives, perhaps due to their occupations or hobbies.

Episodic or Sequence Dreams 
Your dream is like a movie, involving a story that goes on and on in sequential order.

Teaching Dreams

Dreams can have layers that unfold over many days. In that time, Spirit can teach you through symbols of light or other means that raise your level of awareness. Shamanic dreams often teach lessons.

Flying Dreams 

These dreams are common. You fly free, escapism, ascension to source, time travel or move through grid realities

 “I’m Flying”

The couple made of clouds are flying in the sky

Flying dreams fall under a category of dreams where you become aware that you are dreaming, known as lucid dreaming.

Many dreamers have described the ability to fly in their dreams as an exhilarating, joyful, and liberating experience.?

If you are flying with ease and enjoying the scene and landscape below, then it suggests that you are on top of a situation. You have risen above something.

It may also mean that you have gained a different perspective on things.

Flying dreams and the ability to control your flight is representative of your own personal sense of power.?

Having difficulties staying in flight indicates a lack of power in controlling your own circumstances.

You may be struggling to stay aloft and stay on course. Things like power lines, trees, or mountains may further obstruct your flight.

These barriers represent a particular obstacle or person who is standing in your way in your waking life.?

You need to identify who or what is hindering you from moving forward.

If you are feeling fear when you are flying or that you feel that you are flying too high, then it suggests that you are afraid of challenges and of success.flying4

In reality, we do not have the ability to fly.

Thus such dreams may represent that which is beyond our physical limitations.

In your mind, you can be anybody and do anything.

Another way of interpreting flying dreams is that these dreams symbolize your strong mind and will.

You feel undefeatable and nobody can tell you what you cannot do and accomplish.

Undoubtedly these dreams leave you a great sense of freedom. Flying dreams can be exhilarating and empowering or fearful and frightening, depending on what is taking place in your waking life. When the sensation of flying in your dream is a positive and enjoyable experience, this may indicate that you finally feel in control over something that you had been worrying about in your waking life.  You may also be feeling “on top of the world,” in control of things and have an overall peacefulness about your relationships and career.

Dreams that conjure up a fear of flying or that you are flying too high might reveal that you are afraid to change something about yourself, afraid to take a new direction in setting goals or you are feeling stuck and do not know which way to turn. Could it also be that you might be afraid of achieving success in your life? 24If you dream that you are crashing into something during your dream, this might suggest that you have obstacles in your way either in the form of someone or something. Take some time to discover who or what might be getting in your way. If you have problems staying on course as you are flying or even just taking off from the ground, this may indicate that you are out of control and spiraling in your waking life, or that you have a lack of self-confidence concerning certain endeavors or projects. You must try to focus on believing in yourself and letting go of your fears — real or imagined ones.

Flying dreams may also give you a vast sense of freedom from the encumbrances of daily life. This feeling can help rejuvenate your outlook during your waking life and allow you to push through any struggles, obstacles or problems you may be encountering there.

For dreamers who are able to put themselves in a lucid dreaming state, flying dreams are often experienced. These individuals are aware that they are dreaming while they are asleep.

Falling Dreams

Repetitive”I’m Falling”

Falling dreams are another theme that is quite common in the world of dreams.

Contrary to a popular myth, you will not actually die if you do not wake up before your hit the ground during a fall.
As with most common dream themes, falling is an indication of insecurities, instabilities, and anxieties.

You are feeling overwhelmed and out of control in some situation in your waking life.

This may reflect the way you feel in your relationship or in your work environment.

You have lost your foothold and can not hang on or keep up with the hustle and bustle of daily life.?

When you fall, there is nothing that you can hold on to. You more or less are forced toward this downward motion without any control.

This lost of control may parallel a waking situation in your life.11
Falling dreams also often reflect a sense of failure or inferiority in some circumstance or situation.

It may be the fear of failing in your job/school, loss of status, or failure in love.?

You feel shameful and lack a sense of pride.

You are unable to keep up with the status quo or that you don’t measure up.
According to Freudian theory, dreams of falling indicate that you are contemplating giving into a sexual urge or impulse.

You maybe lacking indiscretion.
Falling dreams typically occur during the first stage of sleep.

Dreams in this stage are often accompanied by muscle spasms of the arms, legs, and the whole body.

These sudden contractions, also known as myclonic jerks. Sometimes when we have these falling dreams, we feel our whole body jerk or twitch and we awaken from this jerk.

It is thought that this jerking action is part of an arousal mechanism that allows the sleeper to awaken and become quickly alert and responsive to possible threats in the environment.
According to biblical interpretations, dreams about falling have a negative overtone and suggest that man is acting and walking according to his own way of thinking and not those of the Lord. The sensation of falling while in a dream state can be attributed to a normal physiological occurrence. Often, falling is experienced at a time when you are beginning to fall into a deeper sleep, which can cause a sudden awakening accompanied by a quick jerking motion. At this time, your blood pressure and heart rate begin to drop. 21The central nervous system is also calming down. It is thought that the sudden awakening is an arousal mechanism for awakening quickly or be on alert to possible danger.

Psychologically, however, dreams of falling can indicate several things. It is only a myth that if you hit the ground in your dream, you will die in your sleep. When you are falling you are out of control, with nothing to grab on to. This symbolic loss of control in your dream can relate to a relationship, job, or any inadequacies you may be feeling in your waking life. Usually, after these situations in your life are rectified, the dreams of falling discontinue.

This type of dream can indicate a sense of failure at something or a feeling of inferiority. It can also mean that you are experiencing difficulty in transitioning from one phase of your life to another. Another meaning could be that you are indulging in some type of self-destructive behavior.

A falling dream can also be taken as a warning — perhaps that something is unsafe around you or that there is real physical danger to come. Investigate before you dismiss it.

If these dreams are recurring, take the time ask yourself what is going on in your life that you might need to address, or if any of the issues associated with a falling dream apply to you. Upon introspection, you just might uncover the hidden answers your dreams are telling you.

Dreams that you have the same dream over and over as if a message is being sent from the other side, which you have to understand. Very often it is you sending yourself a message, often a warning.

Precognitive or Prophetic Dreams26

Prophetic dreams, also referred to as precognitive or psychic dreams, are dreams that seemingly foretell the future.

One rational theory to explain this phenomenon is that our dreaming mind is able to piece together bits of information and observation that we normally overlook or that we do not seriously consider.

In other words, our unconscious mind knows what is coming before we consciously piece together the same information.

You dream about events that manifest in the future usually within 3 weeks if not immediately.

These can be personal or universal messages.

You may also see your future partner, your children, a place you will live, or future events for the planet.

Universal Dreams

13These dreams are related to information you receive from the collective unconscious, the grids of our experience, akashic records, hall of records, that which creates the reality in which we live.

Whenever a dream presents symbols of a cosmic nature, in all probability it is a representation of a Universal dream. Such dreams are reflective of religious experiences, and denote changes that are to occur at some future time.

Shared Dreams
You remember the events in your dream, that involve another person. At the same time, another person in your dream remembers the same events

Spirit Dreams

Messages are given by those who have crossed over or a religious icon. These are often the soul of someone you knew, guiding your journey or telling you that they are okay on the other side.

Sexual Dreams32

Sex plays a major part in our dream world for many of us. This depends of its importance in our everyday lives.

It’s a powerful driving force, like hunger and ambition.

While we’re awake, sex is ruled by social restrictions and conventions, but in our dreams, even the most timid of us can have explicit and excitingly sexy dreams once our repressed selves are asleep.

Sexual dreams are very coming during puberty.

Naked Dreams

“I’m Naked!”

So you are going about your normal routine – going to work, waiting for the bus, or just walking down the street when you suddenly realize that you are stark naked. Dreaming that you are completely or partially naked is very common.

Nudity symbolizes a variety of things depending on your real life situation.
Becoming mortified at the realization that you are walking around naked in public, is often a reflection of your vulnerability or shamefulness.33

You may be hiding something and are afraid that others can nevertheless see right through you.

Metaphorically clothes are a means of concealment.

With clothes, you can hide your identity or be someone else. But without them, everything is hanging out for all to see. You are left without any defenses.

The dream may telling you that you are trying to be something that you really are not.

Or that you are fearful of being ridiculed and disgraced.

If you are in a new relationship, you may have some fears or apprehension in revealing your true feelings.

Nudity also symbolizes being caught off guard.

Finding yourself naked at work or in a classroom, suggests that you are unprepared for a project at work or school.
You may be uninformed in making a well-formed decision. With all eyes on you, you have this fear of having some deed brought to public attention.

You fear that people will see through your true self and you will be exposed as a fraud or a phony.34

Many times, when you realize that you are naked in your dream, no one else seems to notice.

Everyone else in the dream is going about their business without giving a second look at your nakedness.

This implies that your fears are unfounded; no one will notice except you.

You may be magnifying the situation and making an issue of nothing.

On the other hand, such dreams may mean your desire (or failure) to get noticed.
For a small percentage of you, dreaming that you are proud of your nakedness and show no embarrassment or shame, then it symbolizes your unrestricted freedom.

You have nothing to hide and are proud of who you are.

The dream is about a new sense of honesty, openness, and a carefree nature. Naked dreams appear to have several common threads, depending on what is taking place in your waking life. In your waking life, you wear clothes to conceal your physical body. And, depending on the clothes you choose to wear, you make a statement about yourself and how you might want to be perceived by others. Clothing is a necessity in the majority of cultures but in a dream, a lack of clothing can represent several different things.

If you find yourself naked in public in a dream, you may have a fear that people will see you as your true self. Without clothes, you cannot cover anything up — you are exposed and vulnerable, which can bring on fears of rejection and disapproval. For example, if you are someone who dresses flamboyantly or in clothes outside of your monetary budget in your waking life, your naked dream might symbolize your fear that people will find out you have overextended yourself financially or that you deeply feel you do not fit in with the group of people you are trying to impress.35

Another reason for this dream might be that you are fearful of your self-image or have a fear of being laughed at and mocked. Also, these fears might be heightened if you have just taken on a new job or a new relationship. You might be afraid that other people will discover your own apprehensions.

Another reason for this dream may be that you feel you are not getting enough attention in your waking life and being naked is your subconscious way of trying to get noticed.

These dreams can also happen due to your fear of your socially unacceptable activities being found out, repercussions from overindulgence or unfaithfulness in a relationship.

A dream about being naked while giving a presentation at work or in a classroom can reveal that you believe you are not fully prepared. Thus, this dream may be an indication that you have a fear that people will see you as a fraud or a sham, even though you are not.  You might either be too self-judgmental or have feelings or fears of ridicule and failure. Other times, you might be naked in your dream but no one else notices. Perhaps this represents that you have an overly inflated image of yourself in your waking life.

Finally, if you have been through a personal ordeal in which you have been wrongly accused and the outcome has exonerated you, a dream of being naked can symbolize your elation and freedom — nothing is left to restrict you or stand in your way. Also, if you are dreaming that you are naked and have no fear or self-consciousness about it, this can mean that you have nothing to hide. You are feeling very self-confident and totally liberated from any societal or self-imposed constraints. Due to your self-acceptance, you know you can achieve limitless possibilities. 

Tunnel Dreams36

These can be personal or universal messages.
You experience yourself moving through a tunnel into a white light or returning from the light.

This may be accompanied by the sound of whooshing water.

You may meet someone, or meet yourself, at the end of the tunnel, much like a Near Death Experience.

While moving through the tunnel, you may move alone or see others.

You can fly quickly or slowly.

You can experience emotions with this dream journey, which often brings transformational messages.

Lucid Dreams
Lucid dreams occurs when you realize you are dreaming. “Wait asecond. This is only a dream!” Most dreamers wake themselves up once they realize that they are only dreaming. Other dreamers have cultivated the skill to remain in the lucid state of dreaming. They become an active participant in their own dreams, making decisions in their dreams and influencing the dream’s outcome without awakening.37 Lucid dreams give us the ability to control our own dreams and steer them toward the direction we want.  In the lucid state, we are more willing to confront threats and as a result, become more self confident. When we achieve lucidity, we can use it as a tool to improve our sports game, to rehearse a speech, to fulfill our fantasies, or to solve a problem in our waking life. In fact, some athletes utilize their lucid dreams to practice their tennis serve, golf stroke or bat swing. Even in our day to day life, we can use lucid dreams to ask  the boss for a raise, prepare for a first date, overcome  phobias,  get over writer’s block, etc. The application of lucid dreams is limited only to your imagination.  Lucid dreams can help us visualize and rehearse the event in our minds before it actually occurs.
As consciousness is evolving to higher frequency of light and sound, so too are our dreams. With this comes the lucid dream in which you can control and alter the events in your dream time by realizing that you are dreaming.

Because brain activity during the dream state is the same as during a real life event, what you “learn” or “practice” in your lucid dream state can be seen as training and preparation for the real thing in the waking world.  Our neuronal patterns are already being conditioned.

At least half of all adults have had at least one lucid dream in their lifetime. Many have reported having lucid dreams without even trying. Often flying is associated with lucid dreams.  However with practice, lucid dreaming can be learned and can be achieved at  your will

If you become a lucid dreamer, this does not mean that all of your dreams are of this type. Dreams vary as with all things your consciousness experiences.10

There are many methods to use to create lucid dreaming. Here are just a few.

Before going to sleep, tell yourself think, I am going to have a lucid dream. This phrase will remain in your mind. When you dream, it will activate and you will know you are dreaming.

Next you must find a symbol that when seen in dream time allows you to recognize that you are dreaming.

Let’s say your symbol is the ‘sun’. Whenever you see that symbol in a dream, your mind will realize that you are dreaming and begin to interact freely.

For example . . . you are dreaming that you are walking on the beach on a nice sunny day. You look up and see the sun! Your mind relays the message to you, this is all a dream. You now can stop alter the events of this scene, projection, or move to another. The important things is expanding your conscious awareness to the point that you perceive the dream as a dream time experience.

This takes practice, but can be done. It will help you realize what is occurring on the other side when you sleep and the nature of dreams as projected illusion.

Steps to Improving Lucid Dreamin38

  1. Throughout the day, while you are awake, ask yourself, “Is this a dream?” anytime something odd happens or even when nothing out of the ordinary happens.

The trick is not to answer the question with an immediate “Of course I am not dreaming!”.

Come up with a consistent way to check if you are            awake or asleep.

For example, checking the time on a clock and then quickly check it again.

If you are dreaming, the time will always dramatically change at the second glance.

Or if you are reading something, look away and then  read it again.

Again if you dreaming, when you look at it the second time, whatever you are reading will be completely different.

As you keep asking yourself this question during the day, the question will become second nature.

You will ask the question during your dreams.

And when you do your check to see if you are awake or asleep, you are well on your way to lucidity.

  1. Identify your dream signals. These are objects, images or actions in your dream that serve as cues or markers to let you know that you are dreaming.

Anything can be a dream signal and is unique to each individual dreamer.

It may help to read through your dream journal and select an image that seem to constantly appears in your dreams.

By selecting a recurring image, then it has a better chance of appearing in your future dreams.

When you are ready for bed, tell yourself that “when I see an apple, then I know I am dreaming.” or whatever dream signal you have chosen.

  1. Use your dream signs to let you know that you are dreaming.

When an anomaly or something impossible occurs in your dream, instead of ignoring it or trying to rationalize it, let it be an indicator that you are dreaming.

Some common dream signs include flying, walking through walls or the appearance of someone who is dead in real life.

  1. Finally encourage your lucid dreams, but do not force them, as your efforts may have an opposite effect.

It is important to relax and be patient.

As you improve your lucid dreaming, you can even learn to “write” your own dream scripts.

Your sense of smell and touch will become heightened.

Before going to bed, tell yourself what you want to dream and what area you want to explore.23

Lucid (clear) dreaming is the awareness that you are in a dream state while you are asleep. It is believed that there are some lucid dreams that you can control and some that you cannot. For example, you can influence the dream setting or the people and events appearing in it. Lucid dreams can heighten your ability to influence the twists and turns that are occurring in your dream.

Research shows that people have at least one lucid dream during their lifetime. These types of dreams are a natural occurrence. You can set the stage for your lucid dream, thus producing many potential benefits to your waking life. You can overcome fears, stop nightmares, heal your mind, body and spirit, solve problems, relieve stress and enhance your spirituality.

Lucid dreaming can be learned by practicing techniques of dream recall and performing mental exercises. There are even electronic lucid dream induction devices available to help in the process. These devices send light cues to the sleeper and detect rapid eye movement (REM), the deepest part of sleep. When adjusted properly, these devices can assist in speeding up the process of learning to dream lucidly.

It is not a recent discovery — it dates back to ancient times. St. Augustine of Hippo, in 415 AD made reference to the phenomena and the Tibetan monks practiced Dream Yoga, where experiencing lucidity in dreams helped them to achieve enlightenment, or a higher consciousness. The term lucid dreaming was coined by the Dutch psychologist Frederick van Eeden. In the 1960s, Celia Green explained the potential for self-awareness in dreams. The British parapsychologist Keith Hearne produced the first evidence of lucid dreaming in the 1970s. At Stanford University, Dr. Stephen LaBerge began experimenting with and researching lucid dreaming and published his findings. He founded the Lucidity Institute in 1987 to further explore the subject. 

WATER

The symbolism of water dreams can include life, death, change, rebirth and renewal, to name a few. When analyzing dreams about water, take into account the type of water formation you are surrounded by (i.e., river, ocean, swimming pool, puddle, etc.), as each form signifies significantly different meanings. Notice the way the water made you feel in the dream, as your reactions may be slightly or greatly different than another individual’s. Also important is your location with respect to the water. How much water is there, does it flow smoothly or is the flow obstructed? Are you outside in the rain or inside taking a shower? In general, dreams about water are symbolic of your emotions in your waking life, the deepest recesses of your subconscious mind and your intuition.

SPECIFIC TYPES OF WATER DREAMS

9Bath and Shower — This may indicate a need to take care of you and rid yourself of undo stress and leftover
emotional conflicts. Subconsciously, it is a sign of self-renewal.

Boiling water — You have reached a breaking point in your waking life over certain situations. Emotional chaos and turbulence are starting to come to the surface.

Flood — You may be harboring feelings of being emotionally overwhelmed. It can also represent a crisis state that you need to address in your waking life.

Holy water — Somewhere in your waking life you may be looking for some type of spiritual help or guidance. Or it may represent that your mind, body and spirit is at peace.

Hurricane, Tsunami, Tornado, Tidal Wave  — There is a negative force surrounding you that is beyond your control. You might also be dealing with unresolved feelings of stress and unhappiness in your waking life.

Muddy, dirty and stagnant water — You might be uncertain and confused about a situation and do not know how to take appropriate action. This can also indicate you are drowning in negative thoughts and emotions. You are not thinking or seeing clearly enough to find the proper solution to the problems in your life. It may also be an omen signaling some difficult times ahead.  If the water is also stagnant, this symbolizes disappointment.

Ocean and Sea — It can represent emotions or mood, positive or negative, depending upon whether a calm or rough sea appears in the 39dream. It may also indicate your openness to unknown challenges or ideas. Further, it can signify that your outlook on life is positive and that your ability to achieve your goals is limitless.

Ponds and Lakes — These represents the current emotional state in your waking life. When the water is unsettled, this may indicate that you are not able to express your emotions freely or that you are being held back by something or someone. If the water is calm and still, it reflects your feelings of inner peace.

Rain — When rain falls on you, this can symbolize great sadness or that you are crying about something in your waking life. It can also represent emotional cleansing and the healing of unresolved past emotional sorrows or wounds.

Rivers and Streams — If the river or stream is tranquil and serene, this is an indication that you are at peace with changes that may be occurring in your waking life. If the river is tumultuous and fast flowing, this may be a sign that things are moving too quickly in your life and there is a need to slow down so that you can gain control.  If you find yourself going with the flow of the river, chances are your life is taking you in a positive direction. If you are having trouble getting across the river, this can indicate that there are obstructions or blockages in your life keeping you from attaining your goals.

Splashed water — This is your wake-up call. It is time to stop holding yourself back or living in denial. Not heeding the message will result in stagnation and lack of accomplishment.

Swimming Pool — A swimming pool can represent the need or the want for relaxation. It can also mean that you have a need to finally deal with old emotional pains and cleanse yourself. It might be time to finally dive in and take some action.

Under water — You are beginning to explore a wealth of untapped gifts that have not yet surfaced from your subconscious mind. It can also reflect that you are trying to escape from overwhelming situations in your waking life. It also might be symbolic of returning to the womb — a time in which you had no responsibilities and were sheltered and protected.

Walking on water — You are in control of your emotions and have confidence and faith in yourself in your waking life.

Waterfall — This is an indication of emotional cleansing, revitalization and finding inner peace within your mind, body and spirit.

Waves — There are positive and negative aspects when dreaming of waves. If you find yourself successfully riding the waves, it is an indication of your ability to handle anything that gets in your way and to consistently go beyond the status quo.  Depending on the force of the wave, it can either be an indication that you are moving toward your goals or you are being carried away from them.

All in all, dreams about water have a strong relationship to the emotions you are experiencing in your life. It is very important to understand what is truly going on in your waking life in order to be able to interpret the water symbolism in your dreams. You will learn much about your emotional needs, conflicts, unresolved feelings and disappointments. In so doing, you will experience rebirth and renewal, healing and cleansing achieve your goals, avert obstacles and learn how to keep your emotions under control for a healthy mind, body and spirit.