Do dreams reveal your true feelings? I’d say dreams are the subconscious interpretation of recent events and are causing your brain to trigger an emotional response, it can be good or bad depending on the feeling of the dream, were you feeling stressed and anxious? or were you feeling happy and satisfied?
It has happened to all of us, being the center of an embarrassing situation where all the people you know are present, judging you and making you feel like a failure and insecure about yourself.
But then you open your eyes and realize it was just a dream.
Dreams are an expression of how your brain perceives the events that took place in recent days, mainly the last 2 days.
It might seem like there’s no meaning behind it, but dreams can be hiding meaning that if we know how to interpret, could be beneficial to you.
For us to better utilize dreams to help us in our daily lives, we have to let go of our preconceived ideas of what we think these dreams might be telling us.
Especially when the same dream keeps repeating itself, there’s always something happening in our lives that leave us feeling like we have no way out, or cause a sense of clash and disagreement.
Are You a Believer, or Do you Think it’s All a Bunch of Nonsense?
Whether you are a firm believer that dreams actually have meaning, or you think they are just random, it’s always a good idea to give them the benefit of the doubt and try to understand them.
But know that, there are no absolutes when it comes to dreaming, every dream is personal and the way we deal with feelings and emotions varies from person to person.
This leaves great room for interpretation, sometimes you might nail it, and other times it makes no sense.
To get a better idea let’s dissect the possible meaning behind some of the most popular types of dreams people are likely to experience.
Dreams Where You Can’t Run Fast Enough
If you’re experiencing feelings of dread and fear, your body will respond in the appropriate manner by releasing the necessary chemicals for you to better deal with the situation even if it’s not real, such as adrenaline.
Normally what happens when you go through extreme fear is similar to a paralyzing effect rendering you immobile without being able to move.
If you dream about something like this then, it’s quite possible your feeling stuck in a situation you can’t see a way out, might be a dead-end job, a relationship you don’t want to pursue anymore, or an underlying health condition.
The better course of action is almost always to face the problem head-on as soon as possible, because the longer it keeps going the stronger that fear will become.
Every situation is different and dreams are very personal and exclusive to each individual, but the general feeling at a subconscious level is the same.
There are times you may dream about something you want and you move very slowly towards it.
Other times it’s the opposite and you move away very slowly from something you fear, in both situations the general feeling would be the same. which could mirror feelings of doubting yourself, being hesitant, and being scared of success.
What Does it Mean When You Dream About Yourself Dying?
It’s scary to think about dying and people will assume that these types of dreams are self-explanatory, but they can have many meanings depending on whatever else was happening in the dream.
It’s important to question yourself about what’s been happening in your life in recent days, are you having car problems is your TV showing signs of breaking?
Most likely it doesn’t mean you’re dying or someone else is dying, a more abstract approach might be necessary.
like the dying of a friendship because someone is moving away or changing jobs, someone you don’t see for a long time and you started thinking about recently.
It actually can be a good thing, let’s say you’re trying to quit smoking, that can represent itself in your dreams through death or something coming to an end.
You can also take it as a warning sign, maybe you’re fearful you haven’t been putting enough effort into a hobby or relationship, or a personal project and you’re starting to feel guilty about it.
Change is always a scary time because it means that something old has to give way to something new, this too can trigger this type of dream.
Don’t take specific events too literally, dreams are there to help you process situations and come to terms with what is happening in your life, it’s wise to use dreams to question recent events.
What does it mean when you dream about missing your bus?
Do you have the feeling something is missing in your life, are there any opportunities you are aware of, but you’re not taking action on them?
After asking that question there are two possible answers, or you are satisfied with the way your life is going or you are not and feel like your missing out.
Most people will identify with the latter, no one feels like they’re living the best life they could, there’s always something else you could do, especially if you consider the many aspects of life, career, relationship, parenthood, personal projects…
The problem starts when you focus too much on it, and end up with an overwhelming feeling that you’re missing out.
These dreams might play an important role in helping you identify, why you feel like your missing out on opportunities such as, no time to chase after a project you’d like to accomplish due to parenthood, family life, or a time-consuming job…
Dreams manifest themselves in terms of emotions rather than concrete and clear answers, so everything is open to interpretation, sometimes you guess it right, other times you’re not even close.
What’s the Meaning of Losing Your Teeth in a Dream?
This type of dream is very popular, but that doesn’t mean that it has a specific dedicated meaning in fact it could have various explanations.
It all comes down to whatever else is going on inside your head when you’re having the dream, consider your feelings, and emotions during the dream.
A common belief is that you’re experiencing a phase where you think your image is lacking and you’re not confident about your image and insecure about how other people see you.
It might happen that when you’re speaking, you are spitting out teeth, which means the more you talk the more you lose credibility, it’s really a matter of self-esteem and being doubtful of your abilities, it doesn’t imply tooth decay or any teeth problems.
What Does it Mean To Be Naked in a Dream?
Assess your feelings during your dream, this can go both ways depending on how you feel about your nakedness, In the case you’re feeling great about yourself and the feeling of nakedness doesn’t bother you at all.
Then we can assume that subconsciously your feeling satisfied with the way things are going in your life lately, maybe you’ve accomplished something you were chasing after, maybe you paid off your mortgage, which gives you a feeling of freedom.
On the other hand, if you’re not having a pleasant experience with your naked body then, we can assume that maybe you’re not feeling great about the way you think other people see you.
You might’ve had an argument or said something mean, or awkward or out of character, and now it’s subconsciously bothering you. think back to a situation along those lines and you’ll most likely uncover what prompted you to have this naked dream.
What Does a Flying Dream Mean?
Once again the double meaning comes into play, negative or positive, what was the general feeling of the dream? Let’s start with the positive side.
Dreaming of flying has been attributed to discovering something new or getting a fresh perspective of a certain subject or problem and now you feel like you control it, and it no longer affects you, in other words, you feel above it.
A dream of something that is impossible for human beings has great significance, this means the achievement is of great importance, and now you’re feeling free and unencumbered in your new-found independence.
Nevertheless, there can also be a negative effect associated with it. if you feel an unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension, then this could mean that you’re feeling out of control and are desperately craving stability in your life.
Vulnerability and lacking control in your life are deep and strong feelings that if left unchecked can trigger high levels of anxiety, these dreams will help you identify what you need to do to try and take back the reigns of your life.
Even though these are common beliefs they are not absolute, it’s all open to interpretation, some people are more intuitive than others and for them it might be easier to interpret their dreams.
Just know that dreams manifest themselves in terms of emotions, and not definitive answers, they can have good or bad feelings attached to them but, they’re always trying to make sense of things or alert you to something your going through.
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