In a dream, emptiness represents the dwellings of a foreigner. It may also represent breach of contract, betrayal, death of a sick person, rest after exhaustion or peace after bewilderment. (Also see Deserted)
To dream you are pouring from an Empty jar signifies unexpected gains, but an Empty barrel means poverty.
Betrayal by someone who loves you, like that suffered by the children in the story of Hansel and Gretel.
The need for self-sufficiency. Astrological/Tarot parallel: The Moon... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the basket is filled, then whatever the basket is filled with represents the type of abundance you are experiencing in your life. Also, if you dream of weaving a basket, then this symbolizes your ability to weave together seeming random and misplaced aspects of yourself together into a unified, wholesome container. Consider the feeling tone. See Goddess Athena, Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Recent emotional traumas like divorce or the death of a loved one. In this case, the dream expresses repressed sadness and fear.
Childhood fears. Latchkey children who came home to an empty house, for example, sometimes have residual apprehension about finding themselves alone.
A sense of loneliness or emptiness. Feeling lost in a sea of humanity, or neglecting to care for yourself properly due to poor self-images.
A portion of self that you’ve outcast or rejected for boon or bane.
For example, it’s not healthy to push your emotions aside regularly, whereas rejecting prejudicial outlooks is a positive thing.... The Language of Dreams
2- We may need space to be ourselves in order to come to terms with what is occurring in our lives. ‘I’o be in an empty house or building denotes the fact that we have left behind old attitudes and habits.
3- Spiritually, any sort of experience which brings about an emptiness signifies the Void.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The Fool is considered a symbol of carnal sin—a sex-crazed, lecherous person—with such characteristics as a weak will and an obsession with sexual drives.
The Fool in early times was thought of as the counterpart and complement to the king. In the Tarot, the number of the card is the “0,” implying emptiness and at the same time completion.
The wisdom of the Fool is the wisdom of the hour “0,” of spiritual virgin land. It is the sense in nonsense. During a dream the Fool often expresses a very strong loyalty to himself. So the message might be that you want to be able to laugh more—about yourself and others. See Carnival.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of eating hash browns represents a need for comfort. There may be an emptiness in your life which you wish to fill. Eating too many hash browns in a dream indicates a fear of lack of control over oneself, or an inability to protect oneself from self harm.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of falling into a hole indicates that we are perhaps getting in touch with our unconscious feelings, urges and fears.
To walk round a hole suggests we may need to get round a tricky situation. We may also need to become aware of the other parts of ourselves that are buried beneath our surface awareness.
2- A hole can very often represent the feminine and the emptiness one feels as one moves towards an understanding of the Self.
A hole in the roof of any sacred building, or any hole which allows steam or smoke to escape, is the opening upwards to the celestial world and is the door or gateway to other dimensions. It is interesting that, as central heating and living in Hats becomes more commonplace, we feel more and more enclosed without aspect to that spiritual awareness.
3- A round hole represents the Heavens, a square hole represents the Earth.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of being in a hollow would indicate that we need some kind of protection from what is going on around us in our ordinary everyday life.
Hollowness can come across in a dream in several ways. We can be conscious of our being hollow inside for instance, ‘it felt as though I had hollow legs’, or that we are in a hollow state - a state similar to the void (see Abyss). We are in a position where nothing is happening, where we do not feel in control and need to take control of the space we have been given.
3- Hollowness can indicate a lack of motivation, particularly on our spiritual journey.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of being in a hollow in a field would indicate that we need some kind of protection from what is going on around us in our ordinary everyday life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
• The Lord spoke many promises of giving honey. It was considered a food of luxury and wealth.
If you were wealthy in those days, you ate honey! It was a delicacy and something to be sought after.
• Positive: I have often seen honey in the spirit. I remember one time the Lord saying to me, “Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.” • Then as I did it, I saw Him fill it with this rich, thick honey that poured into my throat.
• As I drank it in, He told me that I was to consume His word this way; that He was going to fill me with his anointing and with his goodness.
• The Lord’s nature and presence is often likened to honey. It is a picture of His sweetness and beauty. Honey has some wonderful meanings if you take a look in the Word.
• Honey is also a picture of knowledge and wisdom (Prov 24:14) • Speaking of Blessing and Prosperity • Numbers 13:27 And they told him, and said, We came to the land where you sent us, and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this [is] the fruit of it.
• Speaking of the Lord’s Nature • Song of Solomon 4:11 Your lips, O [my] bride, drop [as] the honeycomb: honey and milk [are] under your tongue; and the fragrance of your garments [is] like the smell of Lebanon.
In the book of revelation a prophet was made to eat a scroll that tasted of honey but was bitter in the stomach. (Rev 10:10) • The Lord told me once that this represented the world; that those who sought after the world and did not know Him chased after everything they thought was fun and exciting.
• They sought things that tasted sweet in the mouth (satisfied the flesh). While they were tasting of the world and going to all the clubs, bars and places of sin, they tasted honey in their mouths.
• Every time they sinned, it tasted good to them for that moment. But when they went home, then that same honey was bitter in their hearts.
• The sin and the offer of the world tasted like honey for but a moment, but left behind a bitterness, emptiness and void deep within.
• This is why they kept looking for that taste of honey. They tasted the false, but we have the real honey to give them that never runs dry or makes you bitter. It is Jesus Christ, whose touch is rich and sweet!
Milk.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
An hourglass can also symbolize a situation that has turned upside down, the reversal of time and a return to your beginning, from fullness to emptiness and back again. Also, the hourglass figure is a shape that many women aspire toward and men desire.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream that inflation is imminent: your life is in crisis; your value system needs a radical overhaul.
Depth Psychology: Inflation dreams are an indication that what has been important to you is losing its value. You face a profound crisis and feelings of emptiness, which are keeping you from making the necessary radical changes in your life. Make sure you get through this rime of deep change without suffering permanent emotional harm. Other dream images are important here because they will point to the kinds of changes you need to make.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are buying or shopping for lingerie, indicates that you are compensating for your inner feelings of emptiness. You may be trying to fulfill some emotional need. Alternatively, you may be seeking to change your image and attitude. You may feel one way on the inside but behave another way on the outside. Also see “Underwear.”... My Dream Interpretation
A low tide experience can actually be joyous if it is embraced in its proper context.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A clean, white sheet of paper also symbolizes innocence as well as “empty consciousness.” In a positive sense this could mean a creative emptiness. In a negative sense it indicates a lack of awareness. It is also a symbol of the spirit. Paper with writing on it is the same as a book, meaning you need to pay attention to the text.
According to Freud, paper is a symbol of femininity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
An empty pot reflects receptivity, or, alternatively, it could be a symbol of neediness and emptiness.
If this dream is about marijuana, then it is revealing that you have distracting tendencies that are a smokescreen to your effectiveness and lucidity. See Cook/Cooking, Drugs or Marijuana.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you are attending a raffle at your church you will soon suffer some disappointment.
For a woman this is a dream of lack and emptiness.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
At its most fundamental, the human religious sense emerges out of several factors. One is the awareness of existing amidst external and internal forces of nature which cause us to feel vulnerable and perhaps powerless. Such natural processes as illness, death, growth and decay, earthquakes, the seasons, confront us with things which are often beyond our ability to control. Considenng the information and resources of the times, one of religion’s main functions in the past was the attempted control of the ‘uncertain’ factors in human life, and help towards psychological adjustment to valine rability. Religions were the first social programmes aiding the human need for help and support towards emotional, mental, physical and social health and maturity. Even if primitive, such programmes helped groups of people to gain a common identity and live in reasonable harmony together. Like a computer program which is specific to a particular business, such programmes were specific to a particular group, and so are outdated in today’s need for greater integration with other races. Religions also offered some sort of concept of and connection with the roots of being.
Example: ‘For two nights running I have dreamt the same nightmare. I am in a chapel walking down the first flight of several flights of steps when I hear loud noises behind me. I am told to run, being warned of the soldiers who ride the cavalry horses nght down the steps, and who run you over if you are in their way.
The horses are fierce and they absolutely race down the steps at the same time every day, and you literally have to lock yourself away in a nearby room which is a long way down the chapel. I ran into the room hearing the pounding of the horses’ hooves. It was a terrible pandemonium in that chapel. In the room were school children the same age as me and some perhaps younger’ (Maria H). Maria, who is 16, in describing her dream says she had recently been confronted with whether to have a sexual relationship with her boyfriend. Religion, represented by the chapel, is Maria’s way of locking out her powerful sexual urges. Many dreams show that religion, as a set of beliefs, is used as a way of avoiding anxiety in the face of life’s uncertainties.
For many people, the rigid belief system helps them to avoid uncertainty in making decisions.
Dreams also portray and define the aspect of human experience in which we sense a kinship with all life forms. This is the side of spiritual expenence through which we find a connection with the roots of our being. While awake we might see the birth of a colt and feel the wonder of emergence and newness; the struggle to stand up and survive, the miracle of physical and sexual power which can be accepted or feared. In looking in the faces of fellow men and women we see something of what they have done in this strange and painful wonder we call life. We see whether they have been crushed by the forces confronting them; whether they have become ngid; or whether, through some common miracle, they have been able to carry into their mature years the laughter, the crying, the joy, the ability to feel pain, that are the very signs of life within the human soul. These things are sensed by us all, but seldom organised into a comprehensive view of life, and an extraction of meaning. Often it is only in our dreams, through the ability the unconscious has to draw out the significance of such widely divergent expenences, that we glimpse the unity behind phenomena which is an essential of spiritual life, i.e. we all have a life, we breathe, we have come from a mother, so share a universal experience.
Example: To quote J.B. Priestley from his book Rain Upon Godshill: ‘Just before I went to Amenca, dunng the exhausting weeks when I was busy with my Time Plays, I had such a dream, and I think it left a greater impression on my mind than any experience I had ever known before, awake or in dreams, and said more to me about this life than any book I have ever read.
The setting of the dream was quite simple, and owed something to the fact that not long before my wife had visiied the lighthouse here at St Catherine’s to do some bird ringing. I dreamt I was standing at the top of a very high tower, alone, looking down upon myriads of birds all flying in one direction; every kind of bird was there, all the birds in the world. It was a noble sight, this vast aerial river of birds. But now in some mysterious fashion the gear was changed, and time speeded up, so that I saw generations of birds, watched them break their shells, flutter into life, mate, weaken, falter and die. Wings grew only to crumble; bodies were sleek, and then, in a flash bled and shrivelled; and death struck everywhere at every second. What was the use of all this blind struggle towards life, this eager trying of wings, this hurried mating, this flight and surge, all this gigantic meaningless effort? As I stared down, seeming to see every creature’s ignoble little history almost at a glance, I felt sick at heart. It would be better if not one of them, if not one of us, had been bom, if the struggle ceased for ever. I stood on my tower, still alone, desperately unhappy. But now the gear was changed again, and the time went faster still, and it was rushing by at such a rate, that the birds could not show any movement, but were like an enormous plain sown with feathers. But along this plain, flickering through the bodies themselves, there now passed a sort of white flame, trembling, dancing, then hurrying on; and as soon as I saw it I knew that this white flame was life itself, the very quintessence of being; and then it came to me, in a rocket burst of ecstasy, that nothing mattered, nothing could ever matter, because nothing else was real but this quivering and hurrying lambency of being. Birds, men and creatures not yet shaped and coloured, all were of no account except so far as this flame of life travelled through them. It left nothing to mourn over behind it, what I had thought was tragedy was mere emptiness or a shadow show; for now all real feeling was caught and purified and danced on ecstatically with the white flame of life. I had never before felt such deep happiness as I knew at the end of my dream of the tower and the birds.’
Some Nonh American Indians developed the totem out of similar processes. In one generation a person might learn to plant a seed and eat the results. Later someone might see that through fertilisation more food was produced. Still later someone found that by irrigating, still more improvement was made. No one individual was responsible for such vital cultural information, and the collective information is bigger than any one person, yet individuals can partake of it and add to it.
The totem represented such subtle realities, as it might in a modem dream; as Christ might in today’s unconscious. That older cultures venerated their collective information, and that modem humans seem largely apathetic to it, shows how our ‘religion’ has degenerated. Yet utilising the power of the unconscious to portray the subtle influences which impinge upon us, and building the information gained into our response to life, is deeply important.
With the growth of authoritarian structures in western religion, and the dominance of the rational mind over feeling values, dreams have been pushed into the background. With this change has developed the sense that visionary dreams were something which ‘superstitious* cultural groups had in the past. Yet thoroughly modem men and women still meet Christ powerfully in dreams and visions. Christ still appears to them as a living being.
The transcendental, the collective or universal enters their life just as frequently as ever before. Sometimes it enters with insistence and power, because a too rational mind has led to an unbalance in the psyche—a balance in which the waking and rational individuality is one pole, and the feeling, connective awareness of the unconscious is the other.
Although it is tempting to think of the transcendent as ethereal or unreal, the religious in dreams is nearly always a symbol for the major processes of maturing in human life. We are the hero/ine who meets the dangers of life outside the womb, who faces growth, ageing and death.
The awe and deep emotions we unconsciously feel about such heroic deeds are depicted by religious emotion.
See angel; Christ, rebirth and Devil under archetypes; church; evil; fish, sea creatures; example in whale under fish, sea creatures; heaven, hell; sweets under food; dream as spiritual guide. See also hero/ine; mass; masturbation; old; paralysis; colours; sheep under animals. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To see straw piles burning, is a signal of prosperous times.
To feed straw to stock, foretells that you will make poor provisions for those depending upon you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A straw house being a temporary structure would suggest a state of impermanence is present in our lives.
2- When we say something is built on straw, we are aware that it does not have a proper foundation. We need to look at what we feel is impermanent in our lives and build on it.
3- Straw appearing in a dream can often reveal that we feel there is a lack of support or that the support we do have seems to be rather dry and brittle when undertaking our Spiritual journey.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A new, higher phase of development in life is beginning that is born of the emptiness of the zero (0). You are starting something new, but need to build on the experiences of the past.
The Ten is the symbol for rebirth and perhaps of a new career.
Ten—people: see One.... Dreamers Dictionary
A vacant premises or car park can be a suggestion of things to come, although the emptiness may feel desolate whilst you are waiting.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you use a vacuum in your dream, you are feeling a loss of control. You may need to clean up your act and your attitude.... My Dream Interpretation
If there are a lot of zeros, then this forecasts wealth, abundance and success. Zero also represents the full circle of life, the feminine symbol of space, the womb, secrets, mystery, hidden knowledge, a void, receptivity, wisdom, and the value of your intangible, intuition, feelings and mystery. Consider the feeing tone of this dream to discern its message for you.... Strangest Dream Explanations