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Dream Interpretation: Water

I notice that I have a lot of dreams that involve water.

Well, guess what? According to my favorite dream interpretation author Gillian Holloway, PhD, water in dreams is probably the most common dream symbol. In her The Complete Dream Book, she says that even people who are not knowledgeable about dream interpretation notice that their dreams often include:

“… floods, lakes and tidal waves.”

Whew, I’m glad I’m not the only one.

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Dream Interpretation: Baiyou

In yesterday’s dream, I described a dream in which a house was almost surrounded by water in a bog. In that dream, the word “Baiyou” came up as a description of the swampy, lush-with-vegetation area.

“Baiyou” sounds like “Bye-you,” as in “Good-bye, you.” As it turns out, the dreamer is saying good-bye to a beloved relationship–her daughter is getting married. The person is not leaving, but the relationship between mother and daughter is changing.

As a dear old friend used to say, “Change is deadly,” and this change is definitely challenging. It feels to the mother as if she is losing her daughter.

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Dream interpretation: House surrounded by water

I looked at a few online dream interpretations for a dream in which a 2 or 3 story house is almost surrounded by shallow water. In the dream the area seemed like a bog. When the dreamer awoke she thought it could mean that she was bogged down. According to WikiHow:

If the water is stagnant, muddy, murky, or dirty, this is an indicator that you are not able to see clearly what your life’s goals are and you feel stuck, in a rut, unable to move into something that you sense you want to do but are unable to clearly pinpoint.
How to Interpret a Dream Involving Water

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Dream Interpretation: Giving Birth

I recently talked with a young woman who had dreamed of giving birth. She wondered what the dream interpretation for giving birth might be. By the way, she is not pregnant, therefore, the dream is not her psyche going through a dry run of the birth. Here is an excerpt from one interpretation I found online. Since I have had similar dreams over the years, after a day when I was excited about a new creative project, I am not surprised to see the following dream interpretation under “Birth:”

To dream of giving birth or see someone else giving birth, suggests that you are giving birth to a new idea or project. It also represents a new attitude, fresh beginnings or a major event. Alternatively, the dream may be calling attention to your inner child and the potential for you to grow. A more direct interpretation of this dream, may represent your desires/ anxieties of giving birth or the anticipation for such an event to occur.
Dream Moods

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Waking up from a dream crying

Have you ever woken up from a dream and found yourself sobbing as if your heart were breaking? I recently received an email from a person who had recently had the experience. A quick online search for “waking up crying from a dream” brought up the following information from Dream Moods:

To wake up crying, represents some suppressed hurt or previous trauma that is coming up to the surface. You can no longer suppress these emotions. They need to be dealt with head on.
Dream Moods

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Flying dreams can mean astral projection

Another one of my favorite books on dream interpretation is Dreams Your Magic Mirror: With Interpretations of Edgar Cayce by Elsie Sechrist. I love this book.

However, it can sometimes be frustrating finding the information I’m looking for since many of the dream symbols and their dream interpretations are scattered throughout the book. Fortunately, the book has a very good index.

Ms. Sechrist bases her dream interpretations on Edgar Cayce’s psychic readings. Here are the various dream interpretations for flying in a dream:

  • Wishful Thinking
  • Wanting to rise above a problem
  • astral projection
  • sex

    When I looked back on my flying dream, I realized that the day before I had had a challenging emotional encounter with a loved one. Therefore, I could see how I could have been wanting to rise above a problem.

    To purchase Dreams Your Magic Mirror by Elsie Sechrist at Amazon, click on the link which will take you to my Amazon Store. Then click on the “Dreams” link and you’ll see the thumbnail right there.

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  • Flying dreams come frequently to people in performance professions

    Although lately I have been referring to online sources for dream interpretations of flying dreams, this doesn’t mean that I don’t have treasured dream interpretation books. For example, one of my favorites is The Complete Dream Book by Gillian Holloway. As a matter of fact, I had the good fortune of interviewing Gillian during my dream teleseminar series a number of years ago. She was great.

    According to Gillian, people in performance professions have flying dreams frequently. By performance professions I would imagine she means actors, spiritual leaders, tour guides, stand-up comics, and speakers. I must say that, from my experience as a speaker, there are times when the rapport I feel with the audience feels as if I am soaring.

    To purchase The Complete Dream Book by Gillian Holloway at Amazon, click on the link which will take you to my Amazon Store. Then click on the “Dreams” link and you’ll see the thumbnail right there.

    Here’s the link if you’re in Canada, The Complete Dream Book by Gillian Holloway.

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