Dream 1: "I dreamed I had a genie and I wished for everything. My wishes were granted."
Perhaps you feel that your needs are not being satisfied in your waking life. Your "wishes" represent the necessities and wants that you possess every day. Does the genie remind you of anyone you know? Your mother or father may be represented here. They may have gone on vacation and left you alone for the first time. Do you feel unprepared for life? Assess these situations and see if you fit into this mold.
Dream 2: "I dreamed that a classmate (whom I barely knew at the time) was hitting on me."
Do you have feelings for this person? Even minor feelings may represent your wish for this dream to be real. If not, the person in the dream may represent someone else. Do you like another boy or girl romantically? Maybe you simply want some attention from the opposite sex. What were your reactions to his or her passes in the dream? If you were flirting back, you probably want attention in your waking life. If you ignored the person or told him or her off, it may be a sign that you need your space.
Dream 3: "When I was little, I dreamed a turtle tried to eat me, but when I screamed my dad couldn't hear me for a long time. When he finally came, he decapitated the turtle with a sword."
Fear of death is common in dreams, and means that you fear change in your waking life. The fact that it was your dad that you called for says something. Are you very attached to your parents? If so, maybe the change has to do with you wanting to distance yourself from them. Since you had the dream when you were little, it could also represent your fear of abandonment. Swords are old-fashioned weapons. The fact that your dad used a sword to kill the dreaded turtle when he finally came to the rescue may tell you that you cannot come to terms with the reality of the waking-life change (swords are associated with knights and dragons, fantasies that many children think about).
Dream 4: "I see and hear fuzziness (like snow on T.V.) and then an airplane landing. I also vaguely remember something being far away and walking around a corner."
Do you travel much? It sounds like you do. The message of this dream is conveyed solely in how you felt while you were traveling. Were you excited and happy, or were you upset and tired? If you were happy, you probably enjoy your travels, but if you were upset, you need a place to settle down. A place to call home may be represented here. The fuzziness probably tells you that this was a distant memory: planes, boats- not normal means of travel. Another explanation for the fuzziness may simply be because that type of sound is common at airports.
Dream 5: "I had a dream that a friend (one of the opposite sex) was being wed to another man. I was late to the wedding, and when I arrive everyone turns around and sees me. My friend opens her arms to hug me, but as we embrace she dies in my arms."
Do you have feelings for your friend? Perhaps you would rather see him or her die than commit to someone else. The embrace that you two share suggests that, no matter what, you will love your friend, whether that love be romantic or platonic. This dream may also represent your own fear of commitment, and your friend may simply represent a change in your waking life. Weddings usually represent heavy commitment, so seeing one in a dream- and especially being late to it -may tell you that something is changing in your life (the death of your friend) and you are upset because it requires commitment from you. Perhaps you have a boyfriend or a girlfriend and things are moving too fast. Whatever the change, try to slow it down in your waking life so the adjustment will be easier to swallow and the fight to prevent it will be a bit less "bloody."
Dream 6: "I dreamed I lost my necessary invitation to a really big party, and I couldn't go, so my friend went and I felt left out."
Did you have a fight with some friends recently? It seems like you're feeling a need to fit in. I noticed that the theme of the party was not expressed to you, just the fact that it was a party and your friends would be there drew you to it. Your quest for popularity and acceptance among friends is taking its toll. Learn to be yourself and the friends will follow. You don't need to have an "invitation" to enjoy life.
Dream 7: "I was a serial killer, killing my teachers that I've had my entire school career. Then I went to a mental hospital in a parallel world and people were trying to make me come to terms with the fact that I was killing people. I was crazy and I didn't understand."
This is a complicated dream. Death, as I've said before, in any dream shows change in your waking life. Did you recently get a bad grade on a paper? Your anger at one teacher may be the hostility reflected on all of them in your dream. Since I am assuming you have never really been in a mental hospital, maybe the parallel universe shows your uninformed dread of it. We do not know what another dimension looks like, and you do not know what a mental hospital is like, so the other universe it probably just your curiosity and fear of the unknown "insane asylum." Going back to the bad grade or problem at school in your waking life, maybe this dream was to help you understand what went wrong. The fact that people could not convince you of something bad that you did may be representative of you denying what happened in real life. Accept your mistakes and learn from them- don't run.
Dream 8: "I dreamed that my friend (who lives next door) came over to spend the night and my parents weren't home. She forgot something at her house, so we started out the door of my house but found thousands of snakes covering the ground. We tried to run to her house but she slammed the door in my face. I escaped to a nearby truck and waited there until the snakes disappeared the next morning."
It sounds like you are having trouble with your friend. Is she betraying you in some way? You obviously care about her (you were willing to go back to her house with her when she forgot something), but your trust is fading because of her fair-weathered ways. Confront her about the problem.
Dream 9: "I dreamed that my parents and I were going somewhere in the small town where I live. There were a lot of wires and telephone lines that a man fashioned to be pleasing to the eye. The dream switched and we boarded a ship and we kept seeing people I know, like friends of ours, family, and my older brother."
You don't feel very close to your brother, do you? Have things changed in your relationship with him? The fact that your "family" in the beginning of the dream only included you and your parents says that you feel like more of an only child than a little sibling. Here is the part that is really "out there" and will take a while to digest. The wires in the dream may represent parts of your life. They were wound together tightly (stressors in your life), but the man (probably you) fashioned them to look pretty, no matter how ugly they are. Are you feeling stressed and putting on a "happy face" for everyone else? The ship in the dream usually represents a voyage (think of pirates). The voyage probably represents your life and the people on the ship are the people you know in life. Referring back to the stressors (wires) in your life, the people you see in the dream could be the people you feel you can be yourself around. Whatever people were not portrayed in the dream are the people around which you put on your "I'm okay" mask.
Dream 10: "I dreamed that I was walking with my two best friends on a sidewalk. All of a sudden, I lag behind a bit and I am trapped behind an invisible wall. My friends keep calling for me to come, but I try to tell them I cannot. After a while, everyone I have known in my life has congregated outside the wall and is calling to me as well. When they all give up and leave, a singer (whom I have loved obsessively for quite a while) reaches out to me and is able to pull me through the wall. We go to heaven and we meet God, but then the singer tells me it's time to go and I wake up."
Woah! This dream may scare anyone. Could it have been a near death experience? It really depends on your spiritual view; you have to decide what you believe the "dream" to be. If it was a N.D.E., chances are that the singer did not actually dream-travel to see you. Perhaps you put the singer on such a pedestal that you worship him or her, and he or she represents God (or whatever you may believe a higher being to be) or an angel to you. My guess on this dream was that it was probably not a near death experience, but rather a dream telling you to calm down and let this singer go. Get in touch with your real life and don't expect the singer to always be there for you. You need to realize that you do not know this person, and that they do not know you.
Dream 11: "I had an extremely vivid dream that I am in a huge castle. Dracula is after me, and I have a gun with lead bullets, ready to shoot his head off. Prior to this section of the dream, I was feeding pigs near my large house. I seem to remember being in the study of my mansion at some point in the dream."
The fact that you told this dream backwards may have some significance. You probably remember the Dracula scene most vividly, hence the reason you told it first. Nightmares tend to stay in our memory longer and much more vividly that normal dreams, because they have evoked the extreme emotion of fear. Were you mad at Dracula, or afraid of him? If you were angry and wanted to seek revenge, you probably want to feel like a hero in your waking life. Perhaps you are not getting the recognition you feel you deserve. Killing such a renowned monster as Dracula symbolizes that you take great pride in your achievements and wish that others would feel the same about you. If you were afraid of the vampire and running away from him, you are running away from a problem in your own life. The good thing in this is that you knew specifically what the vampire looked like and who he was, symbolizing your deep knowledge of the root of your problem (a faceless vampire would have represented confusion and anxiety). You are probably going about solving your problem the wrong way (who kills vampires with guns?), and you know it. If the reason you did not have a stake to kill the vampire was because you could not find a stake, you probably do not know where to begin looking for a solution to your problem. Swallow your pride and ask other people for help. When you band together, a simple "vampire" of a problem won't seem nearly as big.
As for the pigs in the dream, they represent a part of yourself. Do you feel sloppy and unattractive, or are you hedonistic and "piggish"? Perhaps they relate to the problem mentioned later in the dream. Since the pigs were seen before the problem, they may represent the problem's cause- you. Are you so wrapped up in yourself that you overlooked someone else? Pigs tend not to care about their fellow pig, and in human terms, that can cause many unpleasant situations.
The mansion says that you feel good about yourself and happy with your life overall. Though you may have problems (as shown later in the dream), your life as a whole feels complete and tranquil. The study simply shows that you love to learn and like education.
Dream 12: "I dreamed that some guys came to my house (I am a girl). My grandmother lived across the street from me, in a bad neighborhood. The guys raped my whole family and burned down the house. Afterward we went to church and nobody gave the raping another thought."
Are you a religious person? It seems you feel like church and God (or whatever you believe a higher being to be) will solve everything, unconditionally. The bad neighborhood is not surprising, because it is likely that those boys were known as "punks from the streets," etc. Maybe the neighborhood represents your life and environment. You may feel bad about where you are- location-wise or in life. Older people represent wisdom and knowledge (represented by your grandmother), so maybe you can go to your grandmother for advice in your waking life about situations or problems in life when church does not help. The boys raping your family suggests that your life is out of control. It is one thing to feel like you are at a bad place in life, but when something happens and you cannot control it, it is time to ask for help. Maybe a depressing situation has just occurred- a fight with a friend or a breakup with your boyfriend. Ask someone you love and trust (what about Grandma?) for help with your situation- or for help with your life itself.
Dream 13: " I dreamed that I was with my boyfriend and we were walking along the sidewalk. Soon, one of his ex-girlfriends came up and began to walk beside me. I got her to go away, but she came back, and again I made her leave. This repeated many times, until finally she did not come back."
This dream is pretty simple. The fact that it was one of his ex's shows that you are scared to lose him to another girl. You think that he may pick someone else over you. It seems that his love is a competition, and that you may soon lose. Is there something that has happened to cause you to feel this way? You may be struggling to get him through a different problem. Also, the fact that she went away tells you that, eventually, this problem, too, will soon cease. Give it time and he will show you that his intentions are not to hurt you. It may be a struggle, but in the end, it will turn out okay.
Dream 14: "I dreamed that I was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I was swinging on the chandelier in a big mansion, killing dozens of vampires."
This is an interesting dream. Do you feel like you always have to be the hero/heroine in situations in your waking life? Perhaps you always feel like you have to be the leader, and it is finally taking its toll on you. You need to calm down and realize that others can handle their own problems- the road to self-discovery begins with you. ...On the other hand, maybe you've just been watching too much television.
Dream 15: "I have a repeating dream in which I am in the backyard coming back from riding a four-wheeler. I put it up and begin to walk to the house. I blink and I am back in the woods and walking toward the house, but as I keep walking, the house seems to get farther and farther away. I feel like there is something behind me, and I turn around and nothing is there. I keep walking, but never get closer to the house. I either trip or keep walking, but I never reach the house."
This dream is incredibly symbolic. You are very lucky to have this dream, in a way- it shows that it is apparent that your subconscious is very in tune to what you feel. Repeating dreams express repeating problems, and until the problem is solved and your mind is settled, the dreams will continue to recur. Now for the interpretation. Were you riding or driving the four-wheeler in your dream? I am guessing you were driving it, because this shows power and leadership, as opposed to "taking the backseat" to someone else. This dream is telling you that you feel powerless in the fight against growing up. You are constantly being pushed away from your home, family, and parents in your waking life- whether it is simply "start thinking about college" or "get ready to move out." This frightens you. In the dream, you are terrified that something is following you. This is your future. Right now, you are living in the past, and you are constantly groping for something from the past to cling to, but you know that your future will eventually consume you. You think this means that you will be trapped in the woods forever, but in truth, it does not. Growing up should be something to look forward to, not to fear! Understanding your problem and discussing your future will your parents may ease the pain of leaving home. It is time to start thinking about your future, but you shouldn't have to throw up every time the thought enters your mind.
Dream 16: " I am a teacher, and I dreamed that one of my students lived in Manhattan and lived in a very swanky apartment."
Hmmm. Do you worry about this student? When a child implants themselves in the mind of their teacher, chances are that something worries the teacher regarding the child. Perhaps you feel that he or she is shallow and money-driven, and does not give enough thought to what may really happen in the future (for instance, that he/she could only find a job at McDonald's instead of being the rich and famous entrepreneur that he/she is certain they will be). Maybe you worry that the child is too obsessed with city life and the shallowness of wealth. Stop worrying. Your student will blaze and steer his or her own path in life, the child does not need you to watch over them like a parent. We all must make mistakes in life, so that we may understand and learn from them. If everyone had a teacher staring over their shoulder, we would never learn by experience!
Dream 17: "I had a dream with two scenes. In the first, my boyfriend was sitting with his ex and she was crying. In the second, He was leaning over me telling me he loved me. These two scenes interchanged until I woke up. Everything was dark in this dream. I couldn't see faces, but I knew who they were."
You are paranoid about your boyfriend leaving you, aren't you? It seems like you know that he loves you, but you are too worried about losing him to admit it. He was comforting his ex. Were they kissing or embracing in some way that normal friends do not? My guess is no. Try not to be jealous of him. He seems like a compassionate, caring person (he was comforting her)- one that would not cheat -so give him his space and your trust. As for the scene with the two of you, your heart is telling you that you two truly do love each other. Just because he was consoling another girl doesn't mean that you are not his one and only. Notice how you two were in a "compromising position" and when he was with her, they were just sitting next to each other. The dream scene in which he was leaning over you could also mean that you are not ready for sex, because he has to convince you with the "I love you" line, but in context with the other scene, this wouldn't really make sense.
Dream 18: " I dreamed that I was going to my prom with my boyfriend. Before we got there, we stopped for something to eat at a local restaurant. When we were eating, he confessed his feelings for me. After we ate and were on our way, we were in a car accident. As we waited for help to arrive, He saw his ex who had died. He said " You came back, you came back, I'm not going to let you go again, I want you to stay forever!" She told him that she wasn't here to stay, that she was here to take him home, and they disappeared. I started crying and then a car came down the road, and I tried to stop it but it kept going by. I walked back to the restaurant and nobody could see me. I came across a little man in a corner that could see me. He told me that I had a deed to be done before I could go to my final resting place. I had to find my true love before I could go. I asked if no one could see me how I could find him. He said to trust my heart. I came out of the restaurant and a car stopped and asked if I needed a ride. We started going, and the car disappeared."
Something makes me doubt the validity of this "near-death-experience: your boyfriend's ex. My feeling from this dream is that your boyfriend still thinks about her a lot in your waking life (and rightfully so), and this makes you worried that his feelings for her outweigh his feelings for you. Everyone goes through a period of mourning, and you need to let him have his. He loves you (he took you to his prom, didn't he?!), so allow him to grieve in his own way, in his own time. If you don't, you will only be causing more problems for yourself and pushing the her wedge farther between you two. He'll always carry that pain of her loss, but give him some time to let her go a little. Him going up to heaven with her and leaving you behind simply means that you fear his feelings for her taking over his for you, resulting in your losing him. You feel alone. Try not to feel so abandoned when he talks about her. He misses her, and that's perfectly all right- it doesn't mean that he doesn't care about you. Your "unfinished business" in the dream is your feeling of loss, hurt, and betrayal. Just give your boyfriend time to come to terms with the fact that his ex is not coming back, and love him as best you can for the time being.
Dream 19: "I dreamed that a bunch of my friends from school and I were running in a race. I was wearing Doc Martens, which was strange, because those aren't running shoes. I started late because I was helping someone who lost something and I was helping them to find it. Somehow, I came in second in the race, and I crossed the finish line (which is between two cliffs) and we turned around and ran back to the start line."
Feeling a little out-of-place in school? It seems like you are. Not only is the finish line between two cliffs (pretty strange), you are wearing Doc Martens and no one else is. The two cliffs represent barriers in your life. What are they? Only you would know. My guess is that they have something to do with school, since your school friends are there. You think that you do not fit in with your friends (the Doc Martens and the fact that you were the only person helping the kid who lost something). If you feel that you can't satisfy everyone like you would like to, it's time to accept yourself for who you are. What your friends think of you shouldn't matter- it's what you think of you that counts. Don't worry about it so much. It doesn't seem like they are worried.
Dream 20: "I dreamed that I was riding in the car with my mother, father, and brother (my sister and other brother weren't there). I was making cookie dough. When we got home (which was ironically at the first house I lived in where I had memories), I set the dough on the table and my brother added cottage cheese to it. I yelled at him for messing up the dough and he said he thought it was something my father had been making. I left the house and threw the ruined dough in the yard."
I'm noticing a big cookie dough theme. You have to dig a little for the meaning of this, but cookie dough represents emotional trouble. Have you ever noticed how, in movies, when a boy and a girl break up, the girl always pigs out on cookie dough and watches soap operas? This is how you feel. You are returning to your childhood, a carefree stage because you wish that you still were a child. Maybe you've just been dumped, or maybe the person you like doesn't like you back. In any case, you are probably having some sort of trouble with the opposite sex. Your brother meddling with your cookie dough suggests that your family is getting too involved in your personal life, and you may even think that they are ruining it (whether it is intentional or not). Your old house says that you miss where you used to live and that you would like to cling to your fond childhood memories for as long as possible (even though you are growing up and would like to grow away from your family- shown when you left the house to dump the "cookie dough"). Don't let your family get more involved in your life than they need to, but when it comes to the big issues, let them in.
Dream 21: "I dreamed that my best friend from first grade (whom I have since lost touch with due to the fact that I moved overseas) came to visit me in my current life unexpectedly. She was heavy and unattractive (a sharp contrast to the adorable little girl she once was), and her personality radiated shallowness and indifference for others. She didn't apologize for not calling before she came, and the only thing I really remember is that she was a jerk and she had a malicious grin on her face when she was standing outside the door to my house."
Perhaps, since you have not seen your friend in such a long time, she represents someone else. Is someone trying to take advantage of you? By showing up without calling and then expecting hospitality, maybe the person she represented in your waking life is attempting to walk all over you and does not expect you to revolt or even dispute it. You shouldn't let your friend (or anyone else) do this to you. Anyone that thinks they can use you was never your friend to begin with.
(On a side note, maybe you should get in touch with your friend- you never know, the dream may have been saying that if you don't contact her soon, bad things will start to happen!)
Dream 22: "I dreamed that I was at my house and was asleep. Although I was asleep, I could see everything that was happening around me. I could see my cat and another cat that I apparently owned sitting on the floor of my room. Someone had left the door to the house open and at some point during the night, a big black cat got in. This cat got into my room and attacked my cat (the one that I already own). The other cat that was there then attacked and killed the black cat, but not before it had seriously injured my cat. The next morning I woke up and saw my cat lying there and took her to the vet, but he was unable to save her. -I then woke up, but went back to sleep and continued the dream and in the end my cat actually survived."
First, lets talk about what the three cats symbolize. Your cat would most likely symbolize a relationship that you have with a person. The black cat would symbolize a consequence problem that you have with it. The second cat that you did not know would most likely be the solution to the problem. The open door in the dream would represent the problem itself. With all these symbols together the dream most likely is telling you that you are having a rocky time in the relationship and at first you thought that this would end it (the death of the cat in the first part). After realizing the problem in you waking life, and working it out to your best ability, you had the rest of the dream, which symbolizes that the rough time is over and the relationship can again prevail.
Dream 23: "I have a repetitive dream that I am in my bed and I woke up in the middle of the night. When I got out of the bed, I started flying. I fly though the house into the living room, fly around the room then I go to the back door, open in and fly out into the yard. I go down the steps, but I am still flying, and follow a path of stepping stones to my pool (and we do not have steeping stones in my yard). I go to the pool and then have alternate endings. In one ending I jump into the pool and fly around underwater and it is bigger than normal. Then in the other ending I turn around and fly over the house then wake up. The whole time I am fully clothed in my school clothes, even when in bed and in the pool."
Flying in dreams symbolizes your need to be free from something. Since this is located mostly in and around your house, chances are that you feel tied to something at home and wished to be freed from it. The school clothes probably mean that there is either another problem at school where you feel trapped or that you feel released by school. That is really up to you to distinguish which it is. The water, if it is murky, represents unclear feelings about yourself, and conversely, if the water is clear, it represents a knowledge and acceptance of yourself. Since pools tend to be clear, my guess is that this dream- at least the one that ends with the pool - shows that you know yourself and are even able to "swim in the sea of your soul-" but the restraints of your house make you wish that you could "fly away" and show your parents you are capable. In the dream that you go back into your house, you are being pulled back by something. Pay attention to see what that is. Talk to your parents about your feelings of needing freedom. This is a normal teenage attitude. Your recurring dream will only stop once you have solved your problem. Wait until graduation, or speak now.
Dream 24: "I am in the mountains staying in a cabin by myself and I decide to go walking. I am walking up a path to a mountain and I walk to a cliff. On the other side there is another cliff with a ridge and a waterfall. I look down and see something in the water and something pushes me. I start to fall and I wake up three times before I actually wake into reality."
Waterfalls represent romance. Somebody is not ready to take the plunge into a relationship! Your repeated waking up shows your nervousness about falling in love (represented by being pushed off the mountain). It seems like everyone is telling you to start dating or doing romantic things you are not ready to do- pushing you. The fact that you are by yourself and at peace- represented by the walk -shows that you, in honesty, are happy being alone and do not need someone else to make you content. The cliff, obviously, represents the problem. You probably looked down fearfully. You are afraid to go further than you feel comfortable going romantically. This is perfectly fine. The night you have a dream where you perhaps jump off of the cliff or fly to the bottom of the falls, you will know you are ready to begin a relationship. Until then, do not be persuaded by peer pressure. You will be grateful later in life.
Dream 25: "I dreamed I was the only girl in a big ring and all the males from my past relationships came and I felt overcrowded by them. Following my feeling, the room began spinning. One of the guys started singing a sappy song and I suddenly woke up."
Believe it or not, it probably holds little meaning who was singing the sappy song. Chances are, he is not the man you will marry or anything of the sort- he was just representing the overall feeling in the room: romance. The overcrowded feeling is only natural. Who wouldn't be uncomfortable if all their exes were in the same room? The ring is your heart, and the room is your head. There are too many men in your heart, even now, and this is making you confused. Since there are too many people in the ring, it's time to let them go. You need to be the soul proprietor of your heart; don't let these guys push you around. Once you release the memories of them and the sadness, you will be ready to begin a new relationship- your heart will have enough room. By dreaming this, you are on your road to romantic recovery.
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