Help – Dream Interpretation

Jason W (@jwallace83) 8 years, 9 months ago

I know what the majority of things in my dream represent but I can’t figure out what the Water means in this particular dream. I’ve been searching for an answer for the past hour but no-go. I know water represent emotions but in my dream I had water covering everything. The water had a feeling of being put there by a heavy mist or just after a flood but nothing was damaged in the dreams, everyone and everything was fine its just that it was all covered in a moist water. The people were not covered in this water but just my surrounding like a morning dew.

I use to record my dreams every time I had one for over 6 months and I was getting really good at knowing what their meanings were but I stopped about 7 months ago and now I’m recording again. Recording Dreams helped me so much in my waking life to recognize, interpret, understand, and take action on the “issues” of my life.
My current emotional state is great Appreciation, Love, and happiness regardless of my actual life circumstances (jobless, broke, and living at home with mom which sucks) I’ve been this happy now for well over 2 months now.

Thank You for taking the time to read and respond =)

December 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm
thepatient (1) (@thepatient) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I hear that dream interpretation depends mostly on context regarding current life situations. Water is often thought of as a symbol for cleansing or healing(so I heard). Who knows. The best person to understand your dreams are you, but it helps to get an opinion from someone close. My mom is very helpful with understanding my dreams.

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Frosty (45) (@iflipvans) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@jwallace83 What things mean to someone can have a completely different meaning to someone else. Water to me represents the flow of nature and a cure-all. If I had your dream I would think that my life is being mended in some way… Can you explain it a bit more, like where were you in the dream and if there were others too

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SpiritofSix (10) (@SpiritofSix) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Dream interpretation is very relative to the one interpreting the dream.

If we are to follow “common” ideas that are associated with water we will never find an accurate answer for you. These symbolic type of interpretations are usually worthless because all dreams have some grounding in reality. If I dream of treading water, and the water is deep and impenetrable by sight, it could mean a multitude of different things for different people.

The key always lies with the dreamer: which is you. Take time to consider the feelings and emotions associated with what you experienced in your dream; think about what you feel now when you try to re-experience your dream.

You already have the answer, your brain just lacks the correct configuration of the separate pieces to actually put it all together. My roommate tells me about his dreams sometimes and its usually when he dreams about being killed, or dying. Anyone can over-analyze something so simple, but in the Freudian-sense of dream interpretation it is merely a manifestation of his own fear of death (or even the want of death; death-drive).

A person that claims to be happy and living a good life but asks about why they have nightmares, is merely in denial of their own repressed, negative emotions. You don’t have nightmares if you don’t have negativity (haven’t had a nightmare for nearly a decade) somewhere in the back of your mind. If you didn’t feel any sense of dread or terror in your dream it is probably a manifestation of other feelings; there is no symbolism without man’s creation of said symbols (thus making it almost entirely pointless to interpret your dreams symbolically, as if some sort of god is trying to tell you something indirectly). Your brain speaks to you through emotions: what you felt during your dream is what you feel during the days of your life. Interpret the emotions.

Just my thoughts.

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Lisa (4) (@sfarsai) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I concur with SpiritofSix, but just to throw it out there if it helps, in classical Freudian analysis, water has to do with sex drive, the larger the body of water/turbulence etc, the bigger sex drive, ask yourself how was the water moving, what was the source/size? This is just one possible piece to help you as the dreamer place the meaning associated with what occurred in your life when you had the dream.

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Andrés Del Busto (4) (@JimmyJamesnixon) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Dreams are the metaphorical representation of the feelings (and/or thoughts) you repress on a conscious daily basis.

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Andrés Del Busto (4) (@JimmyJamesnixon) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

If you do not understand your own psyche, it will be almost impossible to comprehend the meaning of your dream.
I will give a simple example of what I mean: I have problems with my mother, we are always fighting, but I really love her. Next, I recognize that if I don´t do something fast I will regret losing her, forever. That last thought becomes obsessive (that’s when it enters your subconscious -where dreams come from). Then after, I dream about a car crash where she dies. And that’s my own mind reminding me in the most experimental way that I will suffer if I don’t do something. So dreams are a tool for own comprehension. Learn how to understand and link the situations you’re exposed to in your life. Bye.

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Andrés Del Busto (4) (@JimmyJamesnixon) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

My english sucks, i’m sorry :/

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i4c1m2b (70) (@i4CiM2B) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

As others have said the symbolic meaning of things in your dreams is for you to interpret. You apparently have chosen to use water to symbolize some aspect of emotion. In previous dreams that had water did you relate it to emotion. If so then go with it. Most likely you have alrewdy created your own personal dream dictionary in your unconscious mind and you canconsciously edit it however you like and expect that your “dream weaver” will adhere to your chosen symbols. So the water was leftover from a flood, have you recently experienced a flood of emotions that you’ve managed to tone down to one particular emotion to cover everything you were feeling (the chaos of so many emotions at once can be overwhelming an may not serve you as well as one all encompassing an focused emotion can. Thats one possibility. Can you think of some others.? Keep exploring!

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Jason W (7) (@jwallace83) 8 years, 8 months ago ago

Thank You all for your thoughts and insights to my question. I will definitely consider what you have all said and put into action what I have learned.

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