Dreams are a big part of our lives. Psychoanalysts have said that dreams are messages from our subconscious that are meant to be decoded, interpreted, and acted upon. Therefore, it is obvious that dreams are truly personal to the dreamer. You may wonder how are you to decode and understand those messages, how could you possibly know the meaning of the things you dream about. In the following paragraphs, several common dream symbols will be presented along with their interpretations. But if you’re ever in doubt as to what one of your dreams may mean, you can always ask for the help of an interpreter in order to shed light in the matter.
Dreams that involve eyes in any way are related to perception. Given that eyes are organs of vision which interpret light, when we dream of them we are, in fact, dealing with what could be called enlightenment, a greater vision that is meant to facilitate or improve our understanding of our reality. If in your dreams injured eyes are the main element, this may indicate that you aren’t seeing the facts clearly, or – simply put – that you’re unable to accept certain truths at the time. Closed eyes can be decoded on two levels: they may either represent surrender to a situation or choosing to avoid your problems instead of taking action to solve them. The presence of eye patches in your dreams suggests that your perception is impaired, because you don’t know all the facts, so it may be the right time to study all the details.
They are considered to be the macrocosm of one’s thoughts. The moisture contained in the clouds – e.g. the rain – can be interpreted as the macrocosm of feelings and emotion. Therefore, dreaming about clouds suggests that the balance between your rational, analytical mind and your creative, emotional side needs your attention. Dark clouds stand for a situation in which you may experience strong negative feelings about a certain thing, but you’re not able to express these feelings. Bright clouds represent a positive, healthy, and hopeful outlook on life.
All the things related to flowers that you can think of are present as symbols in our dreams. Things such as seasonal transition, cycles, color, and fragility are yet another level of encoding when it comes to understanding our subconscious mind. Flowers that are blossoming represent growth and development, suggesting that you are becoming increasingly aware of yourself as essential part of your environment. On the other hand, wilting or faded flowers signify the passing of a season, of a chapter of your life that is now coming to a close. Dreams that involve flowers also point to health.
Dreams about torrential storms are a powerful symbol that signals discontentment in one’s life. Generally speaking, this discontentment is due to a feeling of helplessness in a given situation. Also, storms are an accurate indicator of internal turmoil, strong emotions, and unshared thoughts. Another thing storms can indicate is that you’ve got some serious fears you’re trying to ignore in your life while being in an awaken state.
If you’ve ever dreamed about situations that involve nudity, then you may have some confidence issues. Usually, nudity – especially if it is in front of a group of people – is interpreted as a sign of insecurity, shame, humiliation, and other such feelings of vulnerability. Another interpretation is that dreaming of yourself naked is an indicator of a return to your natural, original state. Furthermore, dreaming of yourself wearing Eve’s/Adam’s suit may be an encouragement from your subconscious to liberate yourself, to experience true freedom, and to break out of conformity.
Hopefully, this short guide to dream symbols and their meaning will help you better understand yourself. By correctly interpreting your dreams, a window will be open that will allow your conscious mind to connect to your subconscious one, thus leading to a more balance existence.