Revealed in order to lessen or avert
• However, insects left unchecked can grow quickly, in vast numbers and be harbingers of disease. Infestations in your dream indicate a course of action that is long overdue! • Ants indicate a need to work together as a team, bees are about being busy but also appreciating the sweetness of your life.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
The little ant is also indicative of organization, and business discipline. In dreams where the ant is related to work issues the ant symbolizes the work ethic or lack of.
To be bitten by an ant in a dream can indicate a small annoyance in your life, or if bitten by many, lots of small annoyances in life.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To see donkeys carrying burdens, denotes that, after patience and toil, you will succeed in your undertakings, whether of travel or love.
If an ass pursues you, and you are afraid of it, you will be the victim of scandal or other displeasing reports.
If you unwillingly ride on one, or, as jockey, unnecessary quarrels may follow. See Donkey.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A dream of being chased by bats symbolizes that you need to let go of old habits, because your current way of life no longer suits your new growth and outlook. Dreaming of a vampire bat means that a person in your life may be draining your of self-confidence and/or your resources. Also see “Baseball Bat”.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of eating crisp, new candy, implies social pleasures and much love-making among the young and old. Sour candy is a sign of illness or that disgusting annoyances will grow out of confidences too long kept.
To receive a box of bonbons, signifies to a young person that he or she will be the recipient of much adulation. It generally means prosperity.
If you send a box you will make a proposition, but will meet with disappointment. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of going to bed in a sleeping-car is an augury of achievement after much difficulty.
Freight cars denote an increase in your possessions without any satisfaction therefrom.
Riding in an ordinary car on a railroad train presages a trip that wiU fail to bring you pleasure.... The Complete Dream Book
If you dreamed that someone you know had chicken pox, it is a dream of opposites, that actually predicts good luck for that person.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of getting a cyst from hard work or labour, you need to put in more effort to overcome your minor problems.
To dream that you got the cyst from a burn or other injury, suggests an emotional or relationship problem.
The location of the cyst also has meaning.
If the cyst is on you hand, you may be having power struggles, or issues of self-doubt.
If the cyst is on your face, the problem relates to your confidence and self-image.
If it’s on your arm or leg, you are feeling under-confident about your ability to achieve your goals. Don’t try to struggle through alone - ask for help!... My Dream Interpretation
If you can’t get dressed in time for a train, you will have many annoyances through the carelessness of others. You should depend on your own efforts as far as possible, after these dreams, if you would secure contentment and full success. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are envious of others, signifies that you will make warm friends by your unselfish devotion to the wishes of others.... My Dream Interpretation
To see eagle feathers, denotes that your aspirations will be realized.
To see chicken feathers, denotes small annoyances.
To dream of buying or selling geese or duck feathers, denotes thrift and fortune.
To dream of black feathers, denotes disappointments and unhappy amours.
For a woman to dream of seeing ostrich and other ornamental feathers, denotes that she will advance in society, but her ways of gaining favor will not bear imitating. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If your hair is disheveled and unkempt, there are annoyances and arguments coming, while well groomed hair shows abundance.
To cut your hair, or see someone have theirs cut, means you are working against yourself; hurting yourself by your actions. See also Curls.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
2. Annoyances or difﬁculties that just do not seem to go away.
3. A particularly frightening event or situation (as in a “hairy situation” or a “close shave”).
4. Intrigue and manipulation. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A hen with chicks means you will be granted a favor you have been seeking.
A hen laying an egg is good fortune.
To hear a clucking hen means consolation for some hurt.
To feed chickens means you will suffer some minor annoyances.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If a single creature, this may be a communication from your inner self. Bees were considered divine messengers by several ancient civilizations.
Revulsion: Sickness, decay, corruption, or filth. What the insects are flying around should provide more insight as to the source of these feelings.
If you are an insect with wings, possibly a type of flying dream.
Feeling as small and insignificant as an insect.
Petty annoyances. Usually manifested in the dream as buzzing or flying insects from which you cannot rid yourself.
(see Clothes, Fabric)
Working out a difficult situation by diligently applying a little pressure.
If the iron appears at a dry cleaners, this indicates that you’re hoping for someone else to straighten things out.
The advice here is not to pass the buck on a problem that is best handled yourself.
An unattended iron symbolizes a potential hazard resulting from misapplied energy, often of an emotionally heated nature. Take care right now that you’re paying attention to those who care about you, and their feelings.
If something’s amiss, iron it out!... The Language of Dreams
• • Negative words spoken against you.
• • Things that are an annoyance.
• • Things that bring fear.
• • A spirit of destruction (as in the ointment that was spoiled).
• • The presence of Satan himself, displayed as the Lord of the Flies.
It is important to remember that insects can mean different things to different people. Apply the principles in the Way of Dreams and Visions book for all internal dreams, and ask yourself this question: • What does this insect mean to ME (or to the person who had the dream)? • It is very seldom that insects would be positive. However you might dream that you are crushing insects. Or perhaps you are overcoming them in a dream, where you are the main character.
• This would be positive! It would mean that you are overcoming something negative in your life.
• A lady bug is an insect that pollinates fruit and is a good picture of something that is being used of God to assist you in bringing fruitfulness in your life.
• I shared an illustration in the Dreams and Visions book of a lady who had a fear of spiders. She had a dream where she was crushing them. Spiders represented fear in her dreams. By dreaming that she was crushing them, it spoke of how she was overcoming fear in her life! • So ask yourself, “How do I feel about this insect in real life? Does it bring fear? It is just an annoyance? It is a pet? Does it provide a benefit? (like a bee that provides honey).” • You decide and apply it then to your internal dream. Negative: Once again, what does the insect mean to you? If you dream of having insects swarming you, this is not likely a good dream! • It could speak of things annoying you that are overpowering you in real life. It might speak of fears that are assailing you, or problems that are getting too much.
• I grew up having some horrible experiences with cockroaches.
To this day they give me the creeps even more than spiders! Although they clearly speak of the work of the enemy in visions, in my case dreaming of a cockroach would likely speak of my inner fears or things that I would rather avoid.
• Do you see how important it is to identify the symbols in an internal dream?
There are some positive references to insects in Scripture.
For example locusts were something that the Israelites were allowed to eat. (Leviticus 11:22) • There is another passage that speaks of how Samson was given honey from some bees that had made their home in the carcass of a lion. (Judges 14:8) • Then again let us not forget the plague: • Exodus 10:14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous [were they]; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
• So my conclusion is this: If your vision or prophetic dream has a positive connotation, then the insects would speak of something that provides sustenance.
• It speaks of spiritual food, or the Lord providing for your basic needs.
• However, the Lord also sent a plague of insects on Egypt to deliver His people. So in this case, seeing a plague of insects in a positive light could speak of the Lord sending judgment on the system of the world to bring blessing to His people.
In general insects are unclean in scripture and speak of the work of the enemy I often see insects in the spirit when praying for healing. When I see them I know that I am dealing with a spirit of infirmity.
• David spoke about a swarm of bees that stung like thorns.
• Then the enemy of the Israelites was referred to as a swarm of bees. (Deut 1:44) • Flies • Flies specifically always have a negative connotation. They are often tied in with Satan himself, being known as the Beelzebub, Lord of the flies.
• On a personal note, in the spirit when I have seen Beelzebub, the Lord of the Flies, the vision has often represented things that relate to the New Age cult.
• When I have given personal ministry and seen this demon, after questioning the person it turns out they had some New Age involvement.
• I do not encourage you to get ‘hung up’ on demons, but if you do come across this in personal ministry, you know what it is and how to deal with it.
• Remember, the enemy CANNOT attack you, unless he has been given license through sin.
The book the Way of Blessing is a powerful resource to understanding this better.
• Leviticus 11:43 You will not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps, neither will you make yourselves unclean with them, that you should be defiled by it.
• These are loathsome creatures that scurry in the dark and feed in dirt.
If you • see cockroaches in the spirit then you know that the enemy has gained license to your life. Because of their nature they are a good representation of small sins that have crept into your life.
• The good news is, that just as they are easy to squash in the natural, so can you easily take authority over any work of the enemy in the spirit.
Ant, Beelzebub, Bees, Caterpillar, Fleas, Flies, Locusts.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
To look for a janitor and fail to find him, petty annoyances will disturb your otherwise placid existence.
If you find him, you will have pleasant associations with strangers, and your affairs will have no hindrances. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To be wounded by a lance, error of judgment will cause you annoyance.
To break a lance, denotes seeming impossibilities will be overcome and your desires will be fulfilled.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are choking on milk, indicates that you are being overprotected.
If you dreamed of sour milk, you will be tormented by small problems and annoyances.
To dream of warm or hot milk means you will have to struggle for quite a while before accomplishing your rise to fame and/or fortune.
To dream that you are bathing in milk is a positive omen, symbolizing a stable circle of loyal and caring friends.... My Dream Interpretation
For a woman to dispute with her mother-in-law, she will find that quarrelsome and unfeeling people will give her annoyance. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The dream may likewise indicate a computer mouse which links you and the rest of the world.
To dream that you have killed or trapped a mouse suggests that there are persons in your waking life that are literally putting you down, To dream that someone is eating a mouse means that there is something that you need to get off your chest, which may be guilt or a truth that has to be told.
To dream that a mouse is being chased indicates that you are afraid to make a stand. You are allowing other people to boss you around.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are frightened by a mouse, then you will be very embarrassed over some incident.
To see a mouse being chased is a sure sign that you do not stand up for yourself; you let other people push you around.
To catch a mouse means you will receive an unpleasant letter.
A mouse already caught in a trap is recognition that you have been made to do something you didn’t want to do.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The house only had two bedrooms, and the children’s room was directly opposite ours. Both of us had had the same thought—”Oh no, it’s the children again.” Much to our annoyance they had been waking in the middle of the night claiming it was morning and time to play. We had tried to suppress it, but here it was again.
As these thoughts went through our minds we heard the sound of feet clomping down the stairs. This was strange as the children usually stayed in their room. Brenda got up, determined to get whoever it was back into bed. I heard her switch the light on, go down the stairs, switch the sitting room light on, and I followed her via the sounds of her movement as she looked in the kitchen and even toilet—we didn’t have a bathroom. Then up she came again and opened the children’s door—strange because we had assumed it had been opened. When she came back into our room she looked puzzled and a little scared. “They’re all asleep and in bed ‘ she said. ‘We talked over the mystery for some time, trying to understand just how we had heard the door handle rattle then footsteps going down the stairs, yet the door wasn’t open. Also, the door handles on our doors were too high for the children to reach without standing on a chair. There was a stool in the children’s bedroom they used for that, yet it wasn’t even near the door when Brenda opened it.
Having no answer to the puzzle we stopped talking and settled to wait for sleep again. Suddenly a noise came from the children’s bedroom. It sounded like the stool being dragged and then the door handle turning again but the door not opening. “You go this time” Brenda said, obviously disturbed.
‘I opened our door quickly just in time to see the opposite door handle turn again. Still the door didn’t open. I reached across, turned the handle and slowly opened the door. It stopped as something was blocking it. Just then my daughter Helen’s small face peered around the door—high because she was standing on the stool. Puzzled by what had happened, I was careful what I said to her. “What do you want love?” I asked.
‘Unperturbed she replied, “I want to go to the toilet.” The toilet was downstairs, through the sitting room, and through the kitchen.
‘Now I had a clue so asked, “Did you go downstairs before?”
“Yes,” she said, “but Mummy sent me back to bed.” * (Tony C).
This is an unusual example of an out of body experience (OBE). Mostly they are described from the point of view of the person projecting, and are therefore difficult to corroborate. Here, three people experience the OBE in their own way. From Tony and Brenda’s point of view what happened caused sensory stimuli, but only auditory. Helen’s statement says that she was sure she had physically walked down the stairs and been sent back to bed by her mother. Tony and Brenda felt there was a direct connection between what they were thinking and feeling—get the children back to bed—and what Helen experienced as an objective reality.
OBEs have been reported in thousands in every culture and in every period of history.
A more general experience of OBE than the above might include a feeling of rushing along a tunnel or release from a tight place prior to the awareness of independence from the body. In this first stage some people experience a sense of physical paralysis which may be frightening (see paralysis). Their awareness then seems to become an observing point outside the body, as well as the sense of paralysis. Then there is usually an intense awareness of oneself and surroundings, unlike dreaming or even lucidity. Some projectors feel they are even more vitally aware and rational than during the waking state. Looking back on one’s body may occur here. Once the awareness is independent of the body, the boundaries of time and space as they are known in the body do not exist. One can easily pass through walls, fly, travel to or immediately be in a far distant place, witnessing what may be, or appears to be, physically real there.
Sir Auckland Geddes, an eminent British anatomist, describes his own OBE, which contains many of these features. Example: Becoming suddenly and violently ill with gastroenteritis he quickly became unable to move or phone for help. As this was occurring he noticed he had an A and a B consciousness.
The A was his normal awareness, and the B was external to his body, watching. From the B self he could see not only his body, but also the house, garden and surrounds. He need only think of a friend or place and immediately he was there and was later able to find confirmation for his observations. In looking at his body, he noticed that the brain was only an end organ, like a condensing plate, upon which memory and awareness played.
The mind, he said, was not in the brain, the brain was in the mind, like a radio in the play of signals. He then observed his daughter come in and discover his condition, saw her telephone a doctor friend, and saw him also at the same time.
Many cases of OBE occur near death, where a person has died* of a hean attack for instance, and is later revived. Because of this there are attempts to consider the possibility of survival of death through study of these cases. In fact many people experiencing an OBE have a very different view of death than prior to their experience.
Early attempts to explain OBEs suggested a subtle or astral body, which is a double of our physical and mental self, but able to pass through walls. It was said to be connected to the physical body during an OBE by a silver cord—a son of lifeline which kept the physical body alive. This is like the concept that the people we dream about are not creations of our own psyche, but real in their own right. Whatever one may believe an OBE to be, it can be observed that many people in this condition have no silver cord, and have no body at all, but are simply a bodiless observer, or are an animal, a geometric shape, a colour or sound (see identity and dreams).
The person’s own unconscious concepts of self seem to be the factor which shapes the form of the OBE. If, therefore, one feels sure one must travel to a distant point, then in the OBE one travels.
If one believes one is immediately there by the power of thought, one is there.
If one cannot conceive of existing without a body, then one has a body, and so on.
This approach explains many aspects of the OBE, but there is still not a clear concept of what the relationship with the physical world is.
The many cases of OBE which occur during a near-death experience also suggest it may be connected with a survival response to death; not necessarily as a way of trying to transcend death, but perhaps as a primeval form of warning relatives of death.
If there is survival of death, then the OBE may be an anticipatory form, or a preparatory condition leading to the new form. See hallucinations, hallucinogens. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The context of your dream may be pointing out the source of your annoyance.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see others with pimples on them, signifies that you will be troubled with illness and complaints from others.
For a woman to dream that her beauty is marred by pimples, her conduct in home or social circles will be criticised by friends and acquaintances. You may have small annoyances to follow this dream.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Emotional difﬁculties—usually associated with repression, often caused by unexpressed anger.
3. Use caution regarding hasty decisions (as in “to act rashly”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of cards named spades, you will be enticed into follies which will bring you grief and misfortune.
For a gambler to dream that spades are trumps, means that unfortunate deals will deplete his winnings.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To walk among rocks, or stones are omens that an uneven and rough pathway will be yours for at least a while.
If you throw a stone in your dream, you will have reason to scold someone in real life.
If you dream of throwing a stone at some evil or obnoxious person, it is a good sign that some evil feared by you will pass because of your untiring attention to good moral principles.... My Dream Interpretation
To cut off the tail of an animal, denotes that you will suffer misfortune by your own carelessness.
To dream that you have the tail of a beast grown on you, denotes that your evil ways will cause you untold distress, and strange events will cause you perplexity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dream that you have grown the tail of an animal, your manipulative ways will catch up with you, giving you much distress.... My Dream Interpretation
To see others carrying them, foretells that you will be appealed to for aid by charity.
To borrow one, you will have a misunderstanding, perhaps, with a warm friend.
To lend one, portends injury from false friends.
To lose one, denotes trouble with some one who holds your confidence.
To see one torn to pieces, or broken, foretells that you will be misrepresented and maligned.
To carry a leaky one, denotes that pain and displeasure will be felt by you towards your sweetheart or companions.
To carry a new umbrella over you in a clear shower, or sunshine, omens exquisite pleasure and prosperity.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
An alternative type of minor that shields the bearer from elements of a situation to which she or he prefers not to be exposed.
If the umbrella won’t open, or collapses in the wind, this represents being beset by annoyances and little troubles that increase stress levels.
A leaky umbrella symbolizes having attention distracted from little but important details that can make the difference between success and failure.
Because of its shape, this can be another type of circle or wheel dream. See if any patterns appear on the umbrella, for more interpretive value.... The Language of Dreams