Dreams and their meanings

I dreamed a dream in time gone by…


That a pack of wolves ate me first, because physically I am absolutely the weakest link.

If you’ve gotten to know me for a while, you’ll already know that I take all kinds of dreams V E R Y seriously. I’m passionate about dreams. Night dreams, daydreams, dream goals, realistic or metaphorical. They reveal something to you, or about you, that was possibly overlooked in real life. Like when I have dreams about me working on whatever project I’m currently on, it might be time to take a little break from that.

Some dreams however aren’t as explicit as we want them to be. Like what does my brother being eaten by an alligator have to do with anything? Well we won’t look further into that, but I’m going to paint you a picture of some common dreams, and then dig deep into what they could mean to you.

(These are all theories. If you aren’t currently experiencing any of these real life situations, or if something doesn't match up, don't dwell on it. No need to worry)


Flying

You’ve been having a pretty good dream so far. Everything has been sweet and it’s like the best day you could have ever had. Then you realize, you can fly! You raise up and soar through the sky. When you just read that last sentence, how did you feel?

Flying dreams fall under the category, lucid dreams. Lucid dreams occur when you realize that you are dreaming and then take control of the dream.

These are personally one the most fun dreams I can have. Whenever I have them, it feels like all the weight that I carry in real life has lifted off of me and I can carry on in the dream world freely. Some of you can relate to this feeling. Others can't wrap their head around what can be so exhilarating about it.

Flying can represent lots of things, and can mean different things to different people. Some may view them as very encouraging, and some may view them as very frightening.

  • Flying can represent escape from the stresses and of your everyday life. Instead of confronting your daily problems, you take flight and try to get away from it all.

  • Flying can represent a new perspective. your flying dream may be telling you to look at the broader picture. And with you up in Birdseye point of view, you can gain a new and different perspective on things.

  • Flying can represent control. Maybe you have risen above something. Flying dreams and the ability to control your flight/dream is representative of your own personal sense of power.

  • Flying can represent freedom. The ability to fly can signify hope, possibilities, reality and freedom of expression. It can also be set as good motivation and a reminder that you can be anybody and do anything.

Try paying attention to height, speed, and direction when you're dreaming of flying. It could tell a lot about yourself. Like how flying high and/or fast could indicate the level of your confidence, flying low could mean that you are content with the pace of your current life, flying backwards can imply that you may be dwelling on something in your past, flying while feeling fearful might mean you are afraid of a new challenge happening in your life, and much more.


The next time you have a flying dream, think about the scenario and all the little details circling around it. You may learn something new about yourself. I also encourage you to enjoy the feeling of flying in a dream because c'mon you're flying!


Teeth

You’re having a regular, ordinary day. You woke up, ate some breakfast, did whatever was on your To Do List, and then all of a sudden your mouth starts to feel a little funny. All your teeth have fallen out...

Whenever I get this dream, I always feel really weird afterwards. What would teeth falling out have to do with anything? Why would you be dreaming about that, at any age?


Falling teeth can mean a few things.

  • It can represent communication, not speaking up about something or you feel prevented from doing so. Perhaps having difficulties expressing yourself or getting your point across.

  • It can represent feeling powerless, or not in control. If you feel you are lacking power in some current situation, or feel frustrated when your voice is not being heard.

For feeling powerless, one thing I like to have is my bullet journal. It has my calendars, To Do lists, plans, my mental notes, basically everything I like to have keeping me up to date with everything. Makes me feel I have control with all that's going in my life written down in my little book.

As for communication and difficulty in expressing yourself/getting your point across, try engaging more into conversations. Speak up, speak your mind. I covered this last year of finding your voice and owning it, and I get that it's a thing that takes a while to work on (believe me, I'm still working on it), but truly know your voice and opinion matters. So share it.


Some other fun facts:

There is a theory that a dream about your teeth falling out means that there’s money heading your way. Because if you lose a tooth, the tooth fairy pays you a visit. Another theory is a Chinese saying that if your teeth fall out, it means you’re telling lies.


Falling

You don’t know how this happened, what caused it, but for some reason you’re falling off of something.

I'm not a fan of this one. The stomach feeling of falling down and then waking up in shock, wondering what the heck happened

There are many reasons and theories as to why we sometimes dream about falling.

  • Some say that falling in a dream is you actually “falling asleep” and entering into the dream world.

  • Falling can represent you feeling you’re losing control of something.

  • Falling can represent an insecurity of yours that might be on your mind.

  • Falling can represent reckless behavior. Maybe a wake-up call of your reckless behavior or poor decision making.

From what I take on this, this is a dream telling you that you possibly need some change in your life. Whether physically or mentally, there might be something that's a bit off in your life right now that could be tipping the scale to keep you balanced. Now I wouldn’t go and drastically change something in your life because of a possible meaning of a dream, but just being open minded about possible situations in your life you may want to reconsider, to have a more positive environment for yourself.


Preparation

You have been preparing for this particular day for a while. It could be an upcoming deadline, test, presentation, a Les Mis or Cinderella audition ;), a performance, something you’ve been preparing for and have been very anxious about. The day comes, you get ready, get dressed, get to your destination, and... you forget everything. Your mind has gone blank. Ok, now what? Panic?!

I’ve had this sort of dream many many times with different settings around it. Whenever I’m working on a project, getting ready for a show, etc. it is all I can think of. And while it is good to be very focused on something, it can really drain your energy.


This dream can show that you are probably feeling unprepared about a certain event happening in your life, and you’re anxious about the outcome of it. Your mind is playing tricks on you by showing you possibly the worst case scenario of what might happen.

If this is the case for you, here’s some advice I'd like to share:

  1. Have a realistic goal for yourself. Sure it’s nice to think above and beyond and reach for the stars, but if you set up your goals too high, you have more of a chance of crashing and burning. Have a good realistic plan, and work with it.

  2. Know that you aren’t going to please everyone. After an audition, interview or whatever, I ask “How did it go?” “Could it have gone better?” and most importantly, “How do I think it went?”. I mainly focus on asking myself, and others, that last question. If you think it went well, that’s all that matters. Leave there pleased and happy with yourself.

  3. Take a step back, breathe, do something else for a bit, and come back to it. It’ll still be there when you get back (except if you actually really do need to prepare. In which case, do that).



So, do you relate to some or any of these reasonings behind the dream? Have you heard of another meaning to what another dream might mean? What do you mostly dream about?

I mostly have dreams about my goals in life, and a current prayer on my mind. Dreams for me can be very helpful for seeing same situations in a different, dreamy way. They help clear my mind, and are a reminder to me about the bigger picture of why I'm doing everything I do. In a way, they also help me be more in tune with God by getting more of an understanding of his goals and plans for me.


Sure, dreams can be weird as can be some ti- most times. But whether it's about a life goal of yours you hope to succeed in, a prayer or something on your mind you hope to have clearance on. I hope whatever kinds of dreams you have bring you peace, self-assertion, and excitement to continue on through your day. as a wise, wonderful, dear friend of mine says, "No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”


“Why do you accuse God of never answering our complaints? Although God speaks again and again, no one pays attention to what he says. At night when people are asleep, God speaks in dreams and visions." - Job‬ ‭33:13-15

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