Dream interpretation is neither a modern trend nor a passing fad. It is has been with us for countless generations, and it will stay with us till the end of times. Why is that? Because dreams have the power to evoke our deepest emotions, to denude our most secret desires and fears, and all the while they enchant us, frighten us, but, most often, bemuse us. Simply put, dreams enrich our lives.
Some of the most common dreams that people ask the meaning of is listed below:
A Dream Of Being Kidnapped
- To be kidnapped in a dream reflects feelings that someone in waking life is forcing you to do something against your will.
- If a friend is kidnapped, it reflects feelings that he or she has been taken away from you.
- Are you kidnapping someone? You would like to control this person and make them obey your wishes.
Dreams About Babies
- To dream of crying babies, is indicative of ill health and disappointments.
- A bright, clean baby, denotes love requited, and many warm friends.
- Walking alone, it is a sure sign of independence and a total ignoring of smaller spirits.
- If a woman dream she is nursing a baby, she will be deceived by the one she trusts most.
- It is a bad sign to dream that you take your baby if sick with fever. You will have many sorrows of mind.
Dreams About Snakes
- A snake in a dream often represents someone in waking life who is capable of attacking without warning (snake in the grass).
- Owing to Biblical teachings, snakes also can represent deception, betrayal, and temptation-and people who speak with “a forked tongue.”
- Snakes are also an archetypal symbol of the life force, strongly associated with psychological growth and healing.
- Because snakes shed their skin, ancients believed they never died, and held the key to eternal life. In yogic practices the serpent energy lays coiled at the base of the spine, rising through the chakras , with growth and spiritual development.
- Caring for a snake in a dream indicates a positive relationship with creative energy. Snakes may function as phallic symbols due to their shape.
Dreams About Teeth
- Teeth falling out dreams or losing one’s teeth in a dream reflects concerns about one’s physical and social appearances, and effectiveness in a competitive environment.
- If you think about it, your pearly whites are a big part of your smile, and your smile is a big part of your attractiveness and appearance.
- A smile can be an indication to a potential mate to continue his or her seduction. A smile lets other people know whether you’re happy or sad. Is it any surprise then that dreams about losing, crooked or unsightly teeth, braces – losing your smile – usually come when you’re not feeling attractive or desirable? Maybe your lover just broke up with you. Or maybe you’re concerned about those extra pounds you’ve been gaining recently. Did you say something stupid yesterday in the business meeting? All these events can wipe the smile off your face in a dream, usually accompanied by several missing teeth. To start wearing your smile again, think about steps you can take to make you feel good about yourself. Once you solve this riddle, you’ll be smiling again in no time.
- Occasionally, teeth falling out can reflect literal concerns about dental conditions or procedures.
Dreams When You Scream Without Any Sound
So, what does it mean when you’re in a dream and you’re screaming & struggling but can’t get any sound out?
- Well first, it means you’re close to waking up. Our bodies produce a chemical while we sleep that keeps us paralyzed so we don’t act out every dream we have at night. Our dreams occur in the same parts of the brain as they would if the actions we are doing were real so without that helpful little brain chemical we would all be bumping into our walls at night while we acted out our dreams!
- When you’re close to consciousness, but also still sleeping, your dreams can have that ‘frozen’ effect because part of your mind realizes you physically can’t move.
- So, when you find yourself screaming with no sound and then suddenly awake, it means that your consciousness was ‘coming to’ as your dream was coming to an end and the two mental states overlapped, leading to you being frustrated and frozen in your dream.
- Symbolically, it might suggest that in life, you’re holding back some true feelings or expression because you don’t want to be heard. It might be that you don’t want to need help and so even though you’re screaming on the inside for someone to save you, you’re acting in waking life as if everything is fine.
- Examine your life and see if that rings true for some area, situation or relationship.
A few side notes to remember about dreams in general.
- A dream can warn us of potential danger.
- Things that trouble us often materialize in a dream.
- Everyone who sleeps, dreams, including animals.
- Many dreams bring messages, some part of your soul’s evolution. The dream state is often a place of transformation for the soul where it awakens afterward enlightened about the next step on its journey into awareness. This is a time where the soul and mind process the path of the quester who returns in higher frequency of thought and personal mission.
- If you can perceive of your dreams as projected illusions in which you are experiencing and learning, then so too shall you look upon your experiences in the physical, and unlock the mysteries of humanity and your purpose for being here. From the point of view of dream time and other realms of conscious awareness, our reality is but a projected illusion in linear time.