Vulnerability, or the need for protection.
Being distant and unfeeling. Putting up barriers between yourself and the world so as not to get hurt. Please note that this can pertain to anything appearing in the dream that is armored, like a truck or tank.
In Christianity, the armor of God that provides the believer with all the tools necessary for righteous living. Similarly in Judaism, a special breastplate was worn by early high priests, symbolizing their authority and connection with the Divine.
Psychically, wearing a helmet reveals the potential need for psychic or mental protection of any nature. You may be studying too hard, or be under some kind of psychic attack.
Knight in shining armor: Being rescued, or hoping for aid in rime of need. Alternatively, the desire to venture forth on a quest for personal honor, or fight for a just cause.... The Language of Dreams
To dream about a polar bear represents a reawakening.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To run into a buffer may indicate the need for caution.
In our most vulnerable emotional states we may need some sort of buffer between us and the rest of the world, and this may be experienced in dreams as an actual physical barrier.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
1- Dreaming of a castle links us right back to the feminine principle of the enclosed and defended private space. It can represent the fantastic or perhaps difficulty in obtaining our objectives.
2- Before we can be fully open to other people, we normally have to let down our barriers, and being trapped in a castle may represent our difficulty in freeing ourselves from old attitudes. Trying to enter a castle signifies that we recognise obstacles which have to be overcome.
3- Spiritual testing; overcoming obstacles in order to gain greater understanding.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The Hindu God Ganesh, depicted as an elephant, is the deity of wealth, prosperity, and great abundance. Dreams of elephants also represent the ability to break down barriers and challenges to success, as well as the ability to truly own one’s power, strength, and greatness.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2- Aspects of ourselves which are too frightening to be allowed full expression are often perceived as enclosed spaces.
3- Spiritually, any enclosure represents the protective aspect of The Great Mother (See Introduction).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that your ex-boyfriend is offering you opinions about a current boyfriend indicates that you will be less likely to make the same mistakes you did in a previous relationship.
To dream that you are getting a massage from an ex-boyfriend indicates that you should let go of some of the barriers that you have constructed. Putting faith in others is difficult but necessary for your well-being.
To dream that your ex-boyfriend gave you a stuffed animal indicates that you are looking for comfort and attention within your current relationship. This doesn’t mean that you want your ex-boyfriend back, but this dream may indicate an aspect of the relationship you had with your ex-boyfriend that wasn’t mature or fulfilling.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To fall from a fence, signifies that you will undertake a project for which you are incapable, and you will see your efforts come to naught.
To be seated on a fence with others, and have it fall under you, denotes an accident in which some person will be badly injured.
To dream that you climb through a fence, signifies that you will use means not altogether legitimate to reach your desires.
To throw the fence down and walk into the other side, indicates that you will, by enterprise and energy, overcome the stubbornest barriers between you and success.
To see stock jumping a fence, if into your enclosure, you will receive aid from unexpected sources; if out of your lot, loss in trade and other affairs may follow.
To dream of building a fence, denotes that you are, by economy and industry, laying a foundation for future wealth.
For a young woman, this dream denotes success in love affairs; or the reverse, if she dreams of the fence falling, or that she falls from it. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The fence often depicts our sense of social barriers; need for privacy, territorial feelings, also our boundaries in relationship which might prevent us daring to express ourselves or be creative. See wall. Idioms: rush one’s fences; wrong side of the fence; sit on the fence. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- When we come up against a fence or a barrier there is extra eflbrt which is needed in order for us to overcome whatever that barrier represents.
3- A fence can represent spiritual boundaries.
The dreamer needs to look at what is restricting him in his spiritual quest.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A fence that is tom down may signify the tearing down of the boundaries or barriers in a relationship.
A wooden fence keeps others out as well as keeping you from being seen. Thus, it may be commenting that you are hiding from others A chain-link fence may point to someone who is willing to be seen but still maintains a boundary of safety.
A stone or brick wall may signify a solid, impenetrable wall between two people.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
2- To dream of breaking glass is to be breaking through those barriers (see Break). We are shattering the emotions that keep us trapped and moving into a clearer space where we do not allow barriers to build. Frosted or smoked glass can indicate a desire for privacy or our obscured view of a particular situation within our lives.
3- The barrier between life and the life hereafter.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you jump over the hurdle successfully in the dream, then it indicates that you are goal-oriented and do not let anything get in your way of your success.
If you knock over the hurdle, then it represents difficulties. You will need to work hard in achieving your goals.... My Dream Interpretation
1- The igloo is interesting as a symbol in dreams. It can equally represent a cold exterior containing a very warm interior, or the coldness of the construction itself.
It can appear as though someone is uncaring and therefore creating an unloving home environment, although in fact there is warmth within that person.
2- The igloo can often represent the feminine and the womb. Sometimes, it represents frigidity, but at other times the ability of a woman to relax and be herself once her barriers have been overcome.
3- The feminine principle, in the sense of sheltering and nurturing, is depicted in the igloo.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the dream of moving involves a lot of difficulty, or is not completed, then you must forego changes in your environment and plan on staying in the same career for a while.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If the dream of moving involves a lot of difficulty, or is not completed, then you must forego changes in your environment and plan on staying in the same career for a while.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Traffic jams (see Car): Taking a direction perceived as free from trouble, only to find the way blocked for some unknown reason. Usually this pertains to external circumstances that you cannot control, but find frustrating.
Walls or barriers: If walls can talk, what are yours telling you? Is it too soon to move forward, or is the wall a kind of test to overcome? Also note that walls can symbolize limitations that are imposed by family, friends, job, or culture.
Fence: This reveals perceived class restrictions and prohibitions. Alternatively, it you’re sitting on the fence, by all means make up your mind! Falling off a fence speaks of taking on a project that you are simply incapable of handling considering your other responsibilities right now.
To avoid being the proverbial Humptv Dumpty, carefully balance your schedule and duties before taking on anything else.
Consider who or what is causing the barrier you see in your dream. What part of your nature provides the best tool to remove that obstruction (the rational, intuitive, or emotional self)?
Is the obstacle natural or human made? Natural obstacles represent something that would happen to anyone approaching this same situation.
For example, a barrier reef standing between you and an island indicates everyday problems. Simply navigate around them so that you can rest in a safe haven. Conversely, human-made obstacles symbolize manufactured problems or delays. Such obstacles can be self-originated or caused by external forces.... The Language of Dreams
See Mud, Swamp.
Depth Psychology: Emotional barriers interfere with your independence and self-development. Take this dream very seriously and find out how you can get out of the swamp.
The source of the quagmire is often either emotional confusion or your relationship!... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Your efforts at self-realization will be restricted by external circumstances, or you will be asked to exercise more self-restraint. Sometimes (when you have taken self-discipline too far) the recruit is telling you to loosen the reins a bit. You will know which scenario most likely applies to you. See Parade, Soldier.... Dreamers Dictionary
If spirituality is taken to be an inner truth, and religion as that which links us back to source, then it must be the case that religious imagery partly assists in that function of recognition. Using images that cannot be interpreted successfully in any other way reinforces the idea of spirituality being something separate in us. Because the images are so specific they may be startling.
2- When the individual, through deliberate or spontaneous neglect, denies himself access to the store of religious imagery in waking life, dreams will often react to this lack and try to compensate by jolting the dreamer back into an awareness of his inner spirit. In today’s society it is very easy to fasten on the hypocritical aspects of religion and to acccpt that hypocrisy. It is also easy to make the assumption that the outward forms of religion often deny the existence of a true inner reality. This rejection can be valid, since it is not until the individual accepts responsibility for his own existence that true spirituality emerges.
If spirituality the inner truth that we all hold is neglected, it will not go away: it will simply reappear in its negative and terrifying form. In waking life the closest image we have to that is the Devil (see Devil), or the more vengeful Indian gods. Our own personalised demons can be more frightening than those.
3- If we are prepared to accept that each truth will have its own personal slant, and that we must get back to the basic truth, all dreams can be interpreted from a spiritual point of view. This is especially true of religious imagery. Most interpretations have had to be stated in general terms and are given here only as guidelines. When the reader can throw away the book and say that the interpretations are not valid, then he will have taken on personal responsibility.
Angel In spiritual terms the angel symbolises pure being and freedom from earthly matters.
Angels tend to be androgynous, and arc not recognised either as male or female. There is a hierarchy of angels; 1) Angels (the realm closest to the physical), 2) Cherubim and 3) Seraphim. As more people are seeking spirituality; there are those who have become more aware of the angel form, particularly in dreams. It is vital that the dreamer is able to differentiate between the personalised aspect of the Higher Self, and the angelic form, since they arc similar but different. Dark angels are reputed to be those angelic beings who have not yet totally rejected the ego or earthly passions. When this image appears in a dream, we are being alerted to a spiritual transgression, which often has already happened. Warning angels usually symbolise what should not be clone. Buddha (also see individual entry) The figure of Buddha appearing in dreams highlights the necessity to be aware of the Qualities of Being which Buddha taught. It links us to the power of renunciation and of suffering, but in the sense that experience of suffering is valid. Ceremony/Ritual (also see individual entries) Ceremony and ritual are all part of the heightening of awareness which occurs on the path to spirituality. In dream ceremony the images are even more vivid.
Christ appearing in dreams epitomises the recognition of the ability to reconcile the physical and the spiritual, God and Man. He personifies Perfect Man, a state to which we all aspire. Appearing on the cross he signifies redemption through suffering. We do not need to be crucified physically to suffer.
The ideal Christ is that part of ourselves which is prepared to take on our portion of the sufferings in the world by- working within the world.
The anarchic Christ is the part of us whose love and lust for life permit us to break through all known barriers.
The Cosmic Christ is the part that is prepared to take on Cosmic Responsibility that is, to be connected with the Universal Truth. While these aspects have been spoken of in Christian terms, obviously they- are also present in all religious figures. Church, chapel, temple (also see Church Buildings) We all are aware of our need for sanctuary from the batterings of the everyday world. Within the church we / are free to form a relationship with our own personal God. In dreams we may also have the realisation that our body is our temple. Church or Religious Music These sounds, dedicated to the perception of God that one has. are sacred sounds and are a way of expanding the spirit. Crucifixion images in a dream link with the human being’s need to sacrifice himself through passion and through pain. Devil (also see individual entry) In dreams the Devil represents temptation. This often arises from the repressed sexual drives which demand attention. It may also signify the Shadow (see Introduction). Ghosts (also see individual entry) Independent forces within, which arc separate from the individual’s will. It will depend on the dreamer’s belief as to whether lie accepts the appearance of ghosts as psychological or spiritual apparitions. Gods/Goddesses (also see individual entries) We are each given the opportunity to make real our fullest potential. In doing so, we must undertake an exploration and possibly a confrontation of our perception of gods and goddesses.
Hell is a state of being where nothing is ever as it seems and could be thought of as continually existing in a state of negative illusion. Reputedly it is a state of Spiritual Agony where one’s worst dreams are fulfilled. Heaven is a state of being where the energy is of such a high frequency that there is no suffering. In dreams it appears when the individual is transmuting his awareness into dimensions other than the physical. It is reputedly a placc where bliss exists. It is also known as Nirvana and Samadhi. Holy Communion The belief that Christ’s body was transmuted into heavenly food symbolised by the Last Supper appears in dreams as the intake of spiritual food. Holy Communion represents a sacred sharing. Icon (also see individual entry) An icon is a representation of a religious figure or concept. It can, through usage, become revered as a holy object in its own right. Incense (also see individual entry) Incense is an offering to the gods and a physical form of prayer through perfume and smoke. Initiation takes place when some barrier is transcended to enable us to have access to other ways of being.
Mary, the Mother of God/Virgin Mother flic symbolism of Mary, both as the maiden and as the mother, is a potent one. She epitomises all that is woman, and all that is holy Moses often appears in dreams as the holy figure who will lead us out of difficulty.
Old and New Testaments or all religious books A resource and a repository for knowledge is available in dream imagary this will often appear as books. Priest/Prophet A conflict between the present and the future.
A Religious Service is the act of worship which is used to bring people together. It is recognised in dreams, perhaps as an act of integration of the whole self, and as an illustration that the whole is greater than the parts. Third Eye This is the developed clairvoyant perceptiveness that comes with spiritual development. It is the Third Eye of Buddha and symbolises unity and balance. In no case does it represent a physical quality, though it is thought to link with the pineal gland.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If there is melancholy or despair, it remains fixed. Thus, dreaming of Saturn might call your attention to unpleasant aspects of life or to self-negating emotions. However, the psyche may be providing you with knowledge that can be used to motivate and transform current reality through hard work and self-discipline. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
For instance, in dreams we may experience a conflict between the need to go out into the world and the need to stay safe at home. Temptation is yielding to that which is easiest and not necessarily the best course of action.
Intellectually, when presented with options of action we may tend to go for a result which gives short-term satisfaction, rather than long-term.
The idea of giving in to temptation suggests that it is bigger or more powerful than we are. Often dreams can show us the course of action we should be taking.
3- Temptation is one of the biggest spiritual barriers we must overcome. Often it is a conflict between the Self and the Ego (See Introduction). Christ’s temptation by Satan is a good example of this.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2- Psychologically we have the ability to ‘warm up’ a situation, and to melt coldness away.
If we arc aware of coldness within ourselves, on an emotional level we need to discover what the problem is or was, and why we have reacted as we did.
3- A spiritual thaw would suggest the ability to come to terms with old barriers and to become warm and loving.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If he or she is tactile, this would indicate there is perhaps a need for humour when dealing with an opportunity.
If they are not, then any approach at intimacy should be made with humour.
2- Tickling in the psychological sense is to lx: treating something lightly. This may be either a situation or person.
For a fisherman, ‘tickling a trout’ would be to coerce it, that is, to persuade it to come towards him. This can also be one of the interpretations in dream work.
3- To be ticklcd in a dream, spiritually, means that we need to approach spirituality with humour to enable us to make the best use of it.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the traffic light is green, then it indicates that you have been given a seal of approval to follow whatever path you have chosen or whatever decision you have made.
If the traffic light is flashing all different colors, you are feeling much confusion over which direction you should proceed to achieve your interests.
If the traffic light is red, this suggests that you need to stop what you are doing and think about the situation before moving forward. You need to proceed with care and caution. Alternatively, an red traffic signal can signify barriers and difficulties on our path.
If you dream of driving through a red light, this indicates that you do not consider the consequences of your action. It may refer to your reckless habits.... My Dream Interpretation
Example: I realised T had been in Bill’s room and not respected his need for privacy, so Bill had tom down the wall as a protest and made the room, which now appeared about four times its usual size, into a public sitting room’ (Cyril A). Sometimes what the wall depicts is obvious, as in the example, where it is shown as the way Cyril maintains his separation from others and thus is a private individual.
The fall of the wall shows how exposed’ one might be.
The description of private areas of our life in a newspaper might be an example of just such a wall coming down. Idioms: drive up the wall; go to the wall; writing on the wall; back to the wall; knock one’s head against a wall. See wall, fence. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2. If one is surrounded by walls, they may represent barriers that one has erected to keep others away emotionally.
3. Breaking walls down is clearing access to oneself—or others. ... New American Dream Dictionary