Personal audit, according to situation; research whatever was examined and by whom
An obstacle dream.
If you find that the Examination is too difficult, then expect business worries. If, however, you can answer most of the questions, and dream that you are doing well, then some unexpected good fortune awaits you.
The power of drives such as the urge to parenthood via sex might be shown as a horse which we are trying to control. More than anything else, though, our dream animal represents our powerful reactions to situations, reactions developed through centuries of human experience in frequently terrible situations. This aspect of ourself is rooted in the older portions of the brain.
The animal in our dreams has commonly been seen only as the sex drive.
A careful examination of animal dreams, though, shows this to be untrue.
The animal represents all our biological needs and responses, which include survival and hunger, reproduction; parental urges; need for exercise and rest; social drives, fear reactions, anger, urge to provide (for young and mate); home/nest building; territory protection, social hierarchy, etc.
If these aspects in an individual are damaged or traumatised, we see parents who have lost their natural bonding and caring for their child; individuals who have no sense of social status or responsibility, enabling them to be criminally violent; disturbed and misplaced sexuality. Dominating or attempting to kill out the animal in us can cause tension, depression and illness.
The common escape into dry intellectualism is a cause of internal conflict. Complete permissiveness is no answer either, our higher brain functions need expression too. So one of the challenges of maturing is how to meet and relate to our ‘animals’, and perhaps bring them into expression in a satisfying way. Such drives are fundamentally a push towards life.
It must be remembered that where sex or sexuality is mentioned, I am not simply referring to the sex act. I mean sexuality in its overall aspect, which includes the urge towards parenthood, and the love and caring connected with it. (Brain damage or certain drugs or chemicals can diminish the ‘human’ levels of function and only the animal and lizard levels are expressed.) Below are listed some common ways animals are used in our dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Vision: Dreaming about ants: a hint to be more industrious. Seeing ants on your body: expect good luck and success. Being bitten by an ant: take advantage of an opportunity in your professional life. Stepping on an anthill: your clumsy behavior is provoking a lot of frustration.
Depth Psychology: Seeing many ants is often a sign of a problem in your nervous system.
The suggestion is to take a break and pay attention to health issues.
If you dream about ants frequently, make an appointment for a physical examination.... Dreamers Dictionary
Compartmentalization. Each door here represents a different aspect of self and your experiences.
Alternatives. Every door is another option waiting for examination.
Being lost in an apartment complex symbolizes having too many options from which to choose, and finding yourself overwhelmed by those options. Narrow down the field a little, then reapproach this situation.... The Language of Dreams
Another dream that comes to pregnant women due to the somewhat antiquated phrase “bun in the oven.” Needs no further examination in this situation.
Simmering pots: Ideas that are “slow cooking” to perfection. Watch closely, however, so that your conceptual dish does not burn or boil over from lack of attention.
If something comes out of the oven undercooked, contemplate current plans or ideas to see if they’re well thought out. Otherwise you may find the whole thing is “half baked.”... The Language of Dreams
If you’ve been dieting lately, this is likely a circumstantial dream that requires no further examination.
Tilings in life perceived as sweet to obtain, even though not necessarily good for you.
For example, success can be quite sweet, but at what cost?
Because candy is strongly connected with dental work, this may be an indicator that your words are either too sugary, or not amiable enough, depending on what’s happening to the candy in the dream (see Teeth).
A happy portent of social pleasures on the horizon.... The Language of Dreams
An invitation to explore aspects of the self from the past, present, or those reaching to the future.
Revolving doors: Going in circles and getting nowhere. Being stuck in a pattern or cycle and not knowing how to break it.
Glowing doors: Spiritual opportunities.
Back door: hidden things, sneaky motivations.
New phases or openings.
If the door remains firmly locked, you might not be ready to take this step.
An entryway into the subconscious. Hospitality offered or given.
Standing in front of, but not entering: A reluctance to actively pursue present options.
A missing door reveals tremendous openness on your part, or that of another person or situation.
Stone doors often stand in front of important revelations or bits of knowledge, like those that were frequently used in tombs (note the story of Christ’s resurrection).
Doorbells: A sign of forthcoming unexpected news, guests, or messages.... The Language of Dreams
The best “specialist” to do this is you.
An expert dream analyst or a psychotherapist would at best be a “midwife” or guide, and then only if your dream presented clear indications that there was emotional illness and that psychological support was important.
A dream symbol often points to several possibilities.
For instance, the question of whether you are the victim or the perpetrator plays a major role that only honest self-examination can answer. Dream interpretation is not a game, some thing you do every now and then. It only makes sense if it becomes—like daily hygiene—a consistent part of your daily routine—a form of “emotional hygiene.” The rewards are well worth the effort. Nothing can replace self-analysis followed by self-awareness. Only in this way can you lead a happy and productive life and be at peace with yourself.
Your unconscious is often the best friend you can have, because it provides advice and suggestions about how to deal with the problems that arise.
The wisdom of your unconscious can even open a window into the future—allowing you to face the unknown with confidence.
The increase in the number of people who suffer from emotional problems can be laid at the door of today’s culture, with its emphasis on acquiring money, property, and success. But those who are in touch with their unconscious and its messages won’t easily violate the natural needs of their soul.
The best protection we have against depression, anxieties, and coundess other emotional problems is effective dream interpretation.... Dreamers Dictionary
To be late for an examination or to be unable to take it suggests fears and doubts about our own competence. There are many instances recorded of people having been abducted by ‘aliens,’ of having been examined, and then returned to earth. Opinions vary as to whether these were dreams or not.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- Dreaming of examinations (particularly educational ones) is usually connected with selfcriticism and the need for high achievement. We may be allowing others to set our standards of morality and success for us. Being examined by a doctor indicates concerns over our own health.
2- We may be in the habit of setting ourselves tests of self-value, or habitually be concerned with our accomplishments. There are many instances recorded of people having been abducted by ‘aliens,’ of having been examined, and then returned to earth. Opinions van,- as to whether these were dreams or not.
3- There is a recognition of the need for Spiritual examination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you injure your eyes, worry about them, or damage them in one way or the other, this shows that some one is trying to get the best of you in a business deal.
The same holds true when dreaming you’re wearing a hood over your eyes.
If you are wearing a blindfold that you put on yourself, then this shows that you are the one closing your eyes to the truth of your waking situation. Exceptionally large eyes denote a lucky inheritance of money, while dark eyes bring you romance.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: This dream suggests more self-examination and self- knowledge. It would be a good idea to get more information about a certain matter or person. See Speaking.... Dreamers Dictionary
The rest of the dream symbols are very important. See Shrinking. Luggage
Vision: Carrying heavy luggage is a sign that you cany a lot of emotional baggage and unnecessary- problems, problems of your own making. What is it that you are lugging around?
Vision: Dreaming about having strong, healthy lungs means a strenuous task is ahead.
If your lungs are weak: you are unable to deal with a task assigned to you.
Depth Psychology: The dream may be suggesting either a physical examination (particularly of the bronchial tubes and lungs), or that a difficult job lies ahead. Take a deep breath—its the only way to succeed m whatever vou have been asked to do.... Dreamers Dictionary
Example: ‘Getting ready for a wedding in an upstairs room, feeling a bit unsure of what to wear. I look in a mirror and see I have on stockings and suspender belt with a very shon frilly petticoat. It looks very sexy. I am aware that the door is open and have an urge to close it, but then feel OK about looking sexy and people seeing me’ (Nora). Nora is looking at how she may appear to others if she allows her natural feelings to show.
Also self awareness in the sense of insight into behaviour or character traits; the mirror is similar to water and can depict looking into the unconscious to see who one is. Change face in mirror, multiple selves: becoming aware of aspects of one’s character which are usually unknown or not accepted. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Dreaming of a mirror suggests concern over one’s self-image. We are worried as to what others think of us, and need self-examination in order to function correctly.
There may be some anxiety over ageing or health.
2- To be looking in a mirror can signify trying to look behind us without letting others know what we are doing. We may have a concern over past behaviour. We mav also need to ‘reflect’ on something we have done or said. When the image in the mirror is distorted we are having a problem in understanding ourselves. When the mirror image speaks to us we should be listening more closely to our inner selves.
3- The mirror suggests self- realisation which reflects wisdom. As a means of understanding oneself on a deeper level, we can set up a dialogue in real life between one’s mirror image and oneself. Many of the insights gained can be quite startling.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For adoptees, likely a memory surfacing that may or may not need further examination.
If you have unresolved issues pertaining to your adoption, look at this dream more closely.
A type of desertion dream.
Estrangement or separation from familv or a close circle of friends that you did not choose.
A portion of yourself that you’ve left behind, especially the trusting inner child.
Awkwardness in your present situation (e.g., feeling out of place like a stranger in totally unfamiliar surroundings).... The Language of Dreams
To lose a bus or travel pass signifies that we have not planned our next moves carefully.
To pass an examination or interview means that we have worked hard and well enough to have gained approval.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream that you are a youngster at school, it is a wish to avoid present duties.
To revisit your childhood school indicates frustration.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A revealing dream that may indicate unhealthy relationships, like the siren who lures the sailor to doom and destruction.
Sensing that you’ve succumbed to a faulty bill of goods, sold by sweet words and pretty pictures that won’t hold up under close examination.... The Language of Dreams
2. Possible health issue (to have medical tests).
3. Extreme difﬁculties, obstacles (an achievement test).
4. Testing limitations and boundaries.
5. Anxiety regarding tests and examinations. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- In the sense that tweezers are tools, such a dream might suggest that we need to develop the correct tools for the job.
To be using other implements as tweezers and vice versa would suggest confusion as to what our purpose is.
3- Tweezers signify attention to detailed examination of a spiritual concept.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An unexplored, unrecognized, or unexpected aspect of yourself, brought out by a specific situation or relationship.
Possibly an alternative flying dream, especially if the ground is seen from the 11 ()’s perspective, or if you are inside the UFO.
A potential abduction memory. Many people claim to have been taken aboard UFOs for examination and experimentation, and often remember these experiences through dreams. Tremendous caution is issued here—the amount of public attention given to this topic can create false impressions that leak into the conscious mind during sleep.
A message from the Universal Mind, often pertaining to brotherhood and oneness among all Earths people. Look to the rest of the dream for more insight.... The Language of Dreams
What is the paper covering? This may represent portions of yourself that you have hidden, suppressed, or concealed for whatever reasons.
If the paper is being removed in your dream, then you are likewise opening up those aspects for closer examination and eventual integration.... The Language of Dreams