What do your Dreams Mean?

What do your Dreams Mean?

Amal Wadi

The unconscious mind of humans is very complex yet extremely interesting to closely examine. Our dreams are our brain’s way of communicating with us, and letting our most inner feelings rise to the surface in a subtle way. Not all dreams are meaningful, but certain symbols have special meanings and by knowing them, you can understand yourself better and possibly learn something new about yourself.

One of the three very common dream symbols is being chased, which is one of the most common dreams in all cultures. This means you are feeling threatened by something or someone, maybe take a closer look at what or who it was chasing you in the dream, that may be the answer to what or who you are threatened by.  

Another one is dreaming of falling, another very common dream that relates to anxieties about letting go, losing control, or somehow failing after succeeding. The last most common dream is dreaming of being trapped, which reflects your real life incapability to escape or make the right choice.

On the more violent side, if you dreamt of killing someone or that someone was killed, that would indicate your desire to “kill” part of your own personality. It could also symbolize hostility towards a particular person.  Dreaming of death, whether it be the death of a loved one or a friend, death represents change. It does not mean the person in your dream will die, it just means some kind of change is going to happen, possibly involving that person.

Something many of us love and can’t get enough of is money. If you dream about money that could symbolize self-worth. Dreaming of exchanging money could signify a possible change in your life.

Another thing many of us love, food, also has meaning. Dreaming of food surprisingly symbolizes knowledge; food nourishes the body just as knowledge nourishes the brain.

Relating back to school, if you dream about exams or taking some kind of test that could represent self-evaluation and having certain parts of your personality be under examination. Better pay attention to those exams and do well!

Dreams can be much more than they appear to be, we just have to look a little closer and pay attention to what our brain is throwing at us. Do not underestimate the power of the unconscious mind.