Annoyance, Dream Interpretation

Revealed in order to lessen or avert

(See Asthma)

Annoyance | Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Annoyance

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Insects are another common dream theme. Generally, they appear in your dreams much as they show up in life; as sources of minor irritations or annoyances with people or situations.

• 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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Anger in a dream can often represent other passionate emotions. Aggression (an unprovoked attack) can be perceived as an extreme form of anger. We are struggling with the right to express that which is distressing us. We probably are unable to express emotion appropriately in waking life, but can do so in dreams. Annoyance is a mild form of anger which is a reaction to a perceived threat. It reflects our feeling that we are being denied what is ours by necessity or by right. Consult the entry for argue / arguments.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

This dream denotes that you have enemies who are at work against you. Annoyances experienced in dreams are apt to find speedy fulfilment in the trifling incidents of the following day. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Feelings of annoyance in a dream mean that enemies are plotting harm.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The dreamer of ants should expect many petty annoyances during the day; chasing little worries, and finding general dissatisfaction in all things. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Petty annoyances and greed. Hard work ahead in repatterning. Activity, productivity, health. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

If you dream of ants on your clothing, or coming into your home, you will have petty annoyances.

To watch ants is to indulge in activity; usually a lot of small jobs.

An anthill is a sign of avoidance of work.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Encyclopedia of Dreams

Because of the nature of ants and the widespread occurrence of fire ants, it is only natural that this little creature find its way into our subconscious as the symbol of pettiness and annoyance. But on a positive note, they can symbolize diligence foresight and teamwork.

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of ants symbolize that you’ve been taking the little things in life for granted, sweating the small stuff, and being easily bugged by life’s minor annoyances. Dreams of ants can be a message to respect the details in life, because it is the little things that make a difference. Also, this dream is telling you that your patience will pay off in time, and that when you engage in teamwork, you will move mountains.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Ants denote petty annoyances to the dreamer. See Insects.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see an ass in a dream, you will meet many annoyances, and delays will accrue in receiving news or goods.

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

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Experiencing breathing difficulties in a dream means boredom, annoyance, weariness or disgust.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see bats in your dream, symbolizes uncleanness and annoyances.

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

My Dream Interpretation

To see bats in your dream, symbolizes annoyances in your real life.

To see a vampire bat in your dream means that a person in your life is draining your self-confidence or your energy.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. An annoyance; a pest or domineering individual.

2. May denote feelings of intrusion (as in to “stick your beak in”). ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Difficulty resting, unease.

2. Period of extreme irritation, annoyance, often due to a relationship.

3. A feeling of violation, invasion, possibly from bad news. ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you enjoyed playing a board game in your dream, you have pleasant times ahead. But if you were bored or annoyed by it, you can expect a period of minor difficulties and annoyances. This dream might also be suggesting that you are “bored” with the way things are now.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Repressed anger.

2. Extreme annoyance, possibly heated quarrels.

3. A need to release negative or “toxic” feelings. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Asthma) Experiencing breathing difficulties in a dream means boredom, annoyance, weariness or disgust.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A situation is more difficult than originally thought (to be stuck or caught in briars).

2. Someone may have barely hidden hostility toward the dreamer.

3. A period of difficulties, annoyances. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Problems, worries.

2. Inconveniences, annoyances.

3. Con­suming interest in a person or activity (as in “bitten by the bug”).

4. Wealth beyond expectations (infestations). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of making candy, denotes profit accruing from industry.

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

The Complete Dream Book

(See also Motor Cars), Street cars, either seen or ridden on, are an omen of petty annoyances that will come largely from your own fault.

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

Mystic Dream Book

Annoyance and deception from those around you.

To eat Cheese shows worry through your own hasty action.... Mystic Dream Book

My Dream Interpretation

If you had chicken pox in yoru dream, this indicates repressed anger and annoyance. You may be holding in your frustrations and not revealing your negative feelings to others.

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

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream about crayfish, you have minor annoyances up the road.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have a cyst suggests that some minor annoyance is draining your time and energy. Consider how you may have gotten the cyst.

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

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Feelings of being trapped, often self-imposed.

2. Feel­ings of persecution.

3. Extreme annoyance or irritation. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreams which include excretory functions usually represent cleansing and emotional release. Look at all of the details of the dream in order to obtain meaning. Ask yourself which emotions you may be releasing: anxiety, anger, mockery, annoyance, etc. Some very old folklore interpretations suggest that dreaming of feces is a good omen which suggests a financial gain. See also: Feces ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To think you are having trouble in dressing, while dreaming, means some evil persons will worry and detain you from places of amusement.

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

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing a cloud of dust gathering or rolling indicates a new problem on your horizon which will only be overcome with a lot of effort. Other dreams about dust predict an upcoming period of annoyances, petty quarrels and minor embarrassments. However, if you manage to clean up the dust in your dream, things will get better for you quickly in real life. Also see “Dusting,” below.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are being envied by others, represents your annoyance with friends who are overanxious to please you.

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

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing feathers falling around you, denotes that your burdens in life will be light and easily borne.

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

The Fabric of Dream

A dream of annoyance and discomfort (Gypsy). Probably the result of physical stimuli.... The Fabric of Dream

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

These insects are annoying and they take away from the enjoyment of any moment or situation. Consider the details of your dream and try to figure out if these flies represent anything in your daily life. They could symbolize people and things that get in your way or they could mean that you are currently experiencing annoyance and frustration. Consider whether you are successfully getting rid of the flies in your dream or if they are overwhelming. This may give you a clue as to how well you are coping with distraction and frustration.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

Annoyance from small insects, such as BEES, FLIES, GNATS, and so on, is a sign of worry and trouble caused by friends and acquaintances.... Mystic Dream Book

The Fabric of Dream

To dream that you have white hair denotes high honor; black and short, misfortune; disheveled hair, annoyances, sorrows, etc.; falling out, loss of friends; hair in a tangle, lawsuits; long hair like a woman, effeminancy, weakness ; longer and blacker than usual, increase of riches; thinner than usual, affliction, poverty; seeing it grow white, loss of fortune; a bald-headed woman, famine; a bald-headed man, abundance, riches, health (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To dream of short hair means unhappiness. Long hair is a sign of good fortune.

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

New American Dream Dictionary

1. The animal or “beastly” side of self.

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

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A need or desire to improve, nourish, liberate the intel­lect.

2. Small annoyances have gotten out of hand.

3. Possible ill­ness.

4. Difficulties of identity, ability to accept self. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Profit; considerable gain.

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

The Language of Dreams

Being in a bumpy situation, or a circumstance that gets disrupted with petty annoyances.

Minor technical troubles that seem to keep popping up. Interrupted communications that will eventually abate.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have hiccups (or that someone else does) symbolizes minor interruptions and annoyances. You need to pace yourself and take your time in moving forward toward your goals.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have an infection represents minor problems and annoyances.... My Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see by specific Insect, Wings)

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

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: In a prophetic dream or a vision where the connotation is negative, various insects can speak of: • • Destruction, an attack from the enemy.

• • 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.

Dreams Positive:

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?

Visions Positive:

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.

• Bees.

• 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.

• Cockroaches.

• 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.

See also:

Ant, Beelzebub, Bees, Caterpillar, Fleas, Flies, Locusts.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

The Complete Dream Book

The chances are that you will be harassed by many petty annoyances if you dream of itching.... The Complete Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a janitor, denotes bad management and disobedient children. Unworthy servants will annoy you.

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

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a lance, denotes formidable enemies and injurious experiments.

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

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Abundance and good fortune.

2. A lot of small annoyances become a large problem.

3. Possible cleanliness or hygiene is­sues.

4. Unhappiness or displeasure, especially in relationships. ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

A dream involving lice symbolizes annoyances and frustrations caused by the stupidity or stubbornness of others.

The exception is if you killed or got rid of the lice in your dream - that means you will have a period of good luck.... My Dream Interpretation

Mystic Dream Book

To a servant this indicates success.

To a master or mistress it foretells annoyance.... Mystic Dream Book

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Transcendence cleans environment of annoyances (bugs), magical native. Lock-Security, inhibitor to enter. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream about live lobsters, you have minor annoyances up the road. But dreams about eating or cooking a lobster are very positive omens, signifying repayment of a forgotten loan or finding something you thought was lost.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A strong sense that a message is being missed or ignored (loud noises or knocking).

2. Inability to focus, concentrate.

3. A measure of annoyance or distraction, often in a relationship. ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream about drinking milk, true love is coming into your life. It may also imply your need to strengthen your ties and relationships with others.

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

New American Dream Dictionary

1. An annoyance.

2. Indication that one needs to take precautions. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of your mother-in-law, denotes there will be pleasant reconciliations for you after some serious disagreement.

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

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a mouse indicates panic, low self-esteem, and passivity. You may be experiencing feelings of inadequacy and inferiority for not being able to measure up to standards. This dream is telling you that it is time to let your voice be heard and your presence acknowledged, instead of hiding in the sidelines. Alternatively, it is also symbolic of small distractions and annoyances you are experiencing.

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

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Dreaming of mice generally means you will experience small, petty annoyances.

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

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To be wearing an especially fine necklace means that you will be taking part in an important social event.

A small, insignificant necklace can mean jealousy and petty annoyances.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Something needs to be mended or repaired.

2. Need to penetrate a difficulty.

3. Annoyance from a relationship (“needling”). ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Happiness and prosperity (to be stung by nettles).

2. A sit­uation or relationship of extreme annoyance and irritation. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Playing host to small annoyances.

2. Incubating small prob­lems, feeling overwhelmed by useless details.

3. A need or desire to focus on the grand scheme of things (as in “nitpicking”). ... New American Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘At about two or three in the morning my wife Brenda and I were suddenly awoken from sleep by a noise. As we lifted our heads to listen we identified it as the handle on our children’s bedroom door being turned.

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

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Unease and discomfort, as if things are falling apart.

2. Annoyances get to be a little too much.

3. Reverse: success and joy (to part with a spouse). ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Many little annoyances begin to pile up.

2. Capabilities, competency.

3. A good omen for business matters. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Meticulous and thorough work or projects.

2. A time for speculative or risky enterprises.

3. Little annoyances, usually caused by individuals, are accumulating. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Avoidable little annoyances seem to go on forever; use cau­tion against undermining one’s own activities.

2. Health, espe­cially against communicable diseases. ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

Pebbles in your dreams represent minor difficulties and annoyances in your life.... My Dream Interpretation

Mystic Dream Book

Not a good flower to dream about; it denotes anxiety and annoyance.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of pepper suggests you need to ‘spice up’ your life and introduce variety. Alternatively, the dream signals that something is bothering or irritating you.

The context of your dream may be pointing out the source of your annoyance.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of your flesh being full of pimples, denotes worry over trifles.

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

Mystic Dream Book

Slander and annoyance.... Mystic Dream Book

New American Dream Dictionary

1. An irritation or annoyance, frequently associated with in­fantile behavior.

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

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have a rash indicates repressed anger and annoyance. You may be holding in your frustrations and not revealing your negative feelings to others.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Little annoyances mount up and cause general anger.

2. A need or desire for a spiritual journey or “pilgrim­age.” 3. Goals are achieved, dreams realized. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Possible health or hygiene issues.

2. An annoyance has turned into a profound irritation or “gotten under the skin,” possibly from a friend with hostility. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

An obstruction; an annoyance. Note how you get around or over the rock in your dream.

A falling rock indicates an unexpected change of fortune.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of wearing comfortable sandals predicts a new romance. But if the sandals hurt your feet or were featured on someone else, they foretells small annoyances, possibly related to money. Also see “Flip-flops.”... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A minor annoyance or irritation.

2. A need to start a project, goal or relationship over again, i.E., “From scratch.” ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a kind of shovel called spade, denotes that you will have work to complete, which will give you much annoyance in superintending.

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

Mystic Dream Book

Annoyance and anxiety; new acquaintances may prove untrustworthy.... Mystic Dream Book

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a splinter signify emotional injury that you have been carrying around unaware. You are dealing with a minor annoyance that causes you to be defensive and reactive. See Thorn.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a step-sister, denotes you will have unavoidable care and annoyance upon you.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see stones in your dreams, foretells many annoyances. Dreaming about small stones or pebbles suggests that little worries and vexations will irritate you.

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

My Dream Interpretation

To see tacks in your dream symbolizes annoyances in your life that are causing you to be confrontational and quarrelsome.... My Dream Interpretation

Psycho Dream Interpretation

A dream about tacks forebodes many small annoyances.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing only the tail of a beast, unusual annoyance is indicated where pleasures seemed assured.

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

My Dream Interpretation

To see only the tail of an animal in your dream signifies annoyances and complications in situations you expected to be pleasurable.

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

To have a thorn in your side or anywhere in your body is an annoyance, unhealed emotional wound, place of extreme pain and sensitivity. Thorns protect the beauty and fragility of the rose; your thorns are your rough ego edges that protect your vulnerability and truest self. See Splinter.... Strangest Dream Explanations

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A negative omen; use caution to avoid careless ac­tions.

2. A need or desire to look at the larger picture.

3. Small anxieties and annoyances are mounting up. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of trading, denotes fair success in your enterprise.

If you fail, trouble and annoyances will overtake you.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Repressed emotions emerging.

2. Once small annoyances are becoming an issue.

3. Possible illness.

4. Forgotten event or wound needs to be addressed. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Prosperity and good fortune are in the offing, especially in financial matters.

2. Little annoyances mount up and cause anger.

3. Possible health issues. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of carrying an umbrella, denotes that trouble and annoyances will beset you.

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

The Language of Dreams

Safety and protection from one’s emotional nature represented by rain.

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

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A large number of small annoyances that need to be addressed—usually anxieties, often over money, sometimes domestic affairs.

2. Little quarrels will not soon be settled. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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