Careful research into speech shows that we constantly use a miracle of mental functioning in communicating with each other. Each sentence we hear spoken undergoes enormous forms of analysis. Each word is taken and a meaning sought. This is compared with other meanings, depending on context in sentence, conversational direction, speaker and speaker’s tone. At unbelievable speed, we formulate our response, with similar search and comparisons, as well as filters controlling social situation, mood, status of person being addressed, and so on. All this takes place with almost no awareness, so we can think of it as a process of the unconscious. Factors which govern subjects spoken of and choice of words are also largely unconscious.
Any tool of communication – telephone, mobile or cellphone, email, fax machine, computer, internet, television – suggests that the veil between the spiritual and physical worlds can be penetrated. We are capable of better and wider communication than previously.
Psychological / emotional perspective: The computer can symbolize spiritual records and the past, present and future.
A database would, for instance, suggest the ordering of information. Text messaging might suggest brief but necessary information, whereas a fax, being slightly outdated, requires us to bring what we know up to date.
The telephone signifies communication with unseen people and might therefore highlight communication with the spirit world.
The television is, quite literally, a medium through which information is passed.
The internet will tend to signify wider, more global, communication and available information.
Material aspects: Communication occurs on so many levels that images of modern technology can now accurately mimic in dreams the way we communicate.
A stored document suggests that we are making a link with past memories or stored information which we may need to access in order to progress.
The computer and other high technology images are now such a part of people’s lives that it very much depends on other circumstances in the dream as to the correct interpretation of the image.
A computer crashing, for instance, suggests that there is a problem with the means of communication rather than communication itself. As modern day technology spreads, such an image may simply be a means of conveying a message from the unconscious to the conscious mind, whereas in other cases it will be a reminder of personal potential or abilities.
A keyboard, requiring a certain degree of skill, can suggest the stages of proficiency we need to acquire in order to communicate our ideas efficiently.
Dreams of communication symbolize a desire for connection, understanding, and relationship.
For many, to say, “I understand you” is synonymous with “I love you.”
Dreaming of difficulties in communicating suggests something needs to be said or you need to understand the messages you are receiving.
• It can also indicate feelings of isolation and being left out. Do you feel unable to express yourself? Are you being heard? Are you failing to get your message across? • Communication dreams are also a way for your dreaming mind to communicate a relevant message to you so pay attention to what you hear or see written down in these types of dreams.