(See Carpet; Mat)
If they play a tragedy, evil will be disseminated through your happiness.
If there is an indistinctness or distorted images in the dream, you are likely to meet with quick and decided defeat in some enterprise apart from your regular business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For some people the bed is a place of sanctuary and rest, where they can be totally alone. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The contact is pleasant and undemanding, but I feel more and more ill at ease. I feel Jane is not having any respect for my relationship with my wife and stan to tell her so’ (Mr BS). In the example the bed is the environment in which the action takes place.
The bed is an opportunity to explore the dreamer’s decisions about sex.
Bed is one of the commonest symbols in dreams. It represents, depending on the dream context, marriage; sex, rest, giving up and taking to one’s bed, passivity; sensual rather than sexual contact; sickness, intimacy, privacy. Sometimes it represents sleep and meeting or unconscious—or torture, because in bed we may be tortured by insomnia, worries, physical pain. Also our lives—you’ve made your bed, now lie on it. Bed is an important symbol to understand. It so often shows exactly what we are doing in our subtle areas of relationship. In the example, the man is wrestling with his desire for pleasure and his sense of commitment; but also, whether he will keep his pleasure for himself, or share it with his wife. See example in contraceptive. Idioms: bed of nails; bed of roses; go to bed with; make one’s bed and lie on it. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you dream of former classmates (from years gone by), this suggests that you need to draw on your old associations with your former classmates to gain insight in some current relationship. You learned a lesson from your relationships with the person or people you were dreaming about, and that lesson can help you in some aspect of your life now. So look to the people you dreamed of, and the experiences you had with them, for clues to how to act in a current situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
To think you are being cremated, portends distinct failure in enterprises, if you mind any but your own judgment in conducting them. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A welcome mat signifies that you are receptive to the blessings of this universe, to new opportunities, and that you have an open door policy to life. Consider the feeling tone. See Rug.... Strangest Dream Explanations
An idea of ‘reality’ in the sense of what is probable, and what would be dangerously out of norm, has been formed. We gather information in ways little recognised. How our parents relate to their environment and to other people is all recorded and leamt from, bringing about enormous ‘programming’ affecting how we act in similar circumstances.
As explained in the entry on the dream as spiritual guide, we have great ability in ‘reading’ symbols, ritual, an, music, body language, architecture, drama, and extracting ‘meaning’ from them. So we have immense stores of information from these sources. Work done with people exploring their dreams over a long period suggests that some of these information resources are never focused on enough to make conscious what we have actually learnt. Sometimes it is enough simply to ask oneself a question to begin to focus some of these resources. Such questions as what social attitude and response to authority did I learn at school? What feeling reaction do I get when I am in the presence of someone I know well? These may help to bring to awareness aspects of information gathered but remaining unconscious. These unfocused, or unconscious, areas of information can explain why we have apparently irrational feeling responses to some people or situations.
the body A lot of what we call the unconscious are basic physiological and psychological functions.
For instance in a modern house, when we flush the toilet, we do not have to bring a bucket of water and fill the cistern again.
A self regulating mechanism allows water to flow in and switches it off when full. This is a clever built-in function that had to be done manually at one time. Nowadays we have built into some dwellings fire sprinklers or burglar alarms. Through repeated actions over thousands or millions of years, many basic functions, or functions only switched on in emergencies, have been built into our being. We do not need to think about them, just as we do not have to give awareness to the fire sprinkling system or toilet each time we walk through a room or flush the toilet. They are therefore unconscious.
Research with animals in connection with rewards and conditioned reflexes has shown that by gradually leading an animal towards a certain performance by rewarding it each time it gets nearer to the goal, it can do the most amazing things. It can increase the circulation of blood to its ear, slow its heart, and in fact influence body functions which were thought to be completely involuntary. Where human beings have learnt to use some of these techniques—such as raising the temperature of an arm at will, or helping to increase the efficiency of the immune system—the actual processes still remain unconscious. In general, however, the body’s functions are thought to be outside our awareness, and so are one of the areas of the unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To strike a match presages the start of a new and exciting friendship.
To blow out a match is the end of a long-standing friendship.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To become aware of a matrix represents objectivity and the ability to disidentify with your circumstances is to be lucid; in this world but not of it.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To sleep on a new mattress, signifies contentment with present surroundings.
To dream of a mattress factory, denotes that you will be connected in business with thrifty partners and will soon amass wealth. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If one’s wife is sick, then selling one’s mattress means that she may die from her illness. Ifone sees a dog or a pig sleeping on his mattress in a dream, it means that an insolent person is having a secret affair with one’s wife. Ifthe mattress is stuffed with wool, cotton, or down in the dream, it represents a wealthy woman.
If the mattress is made of brocade or silk in the dream, it represents a Hindu woman.
If the color of the mattress is white in the dream, it represents a religious and a pious wife.
A green mattress in a dream represents a pious and a religious wife.
A black mattress in the dream represents a woman who is engaged in doing something for other than God’s pleasure. Buying a new and a beautifullooking mattress in a dream means marriage to a chaste and a beautiful woman.
If the new mattress is torn or damaged in the dream, it means living with an impious woman. Changing the place of one’s bed in a dream means divorce.
If one finds himselfunable to sleep on his bed in a dream, it means that he cannot have marital relationship with his wife, or perhaps he could be suffering from impotence.
If one tears his mattress in pieces in a dream, it means that he will commit adultery.
If he sees his mattress placed in front of the city hall in a dream, it means that he may assume an important political appointment.
An unknown mattress in an unknown place in a dream means buying, receiving, or inheriting a farmland.
A mattress in a dream also means bearing a son. Changing one’s mattress in a dream means leaving one’s wife for the sake of another woman.
If one does not like to sleep on his mattress in a dream and prefers to find another place to rest, it means that he will renounce his conjugal life. Folding one’s mattress and placing it aside in a dream means leaving one’s home for a long journey, divorcing one’s wife, or avoiding to sleep with her for one reason or another, or it could mean the death of either the husband or the wife. Sitting over one’s bed in a dream means gaining authority, or managing someone’s business. Sleeping in a dream means heedlessness, or it could mean peace and tranquility. (Also see Bed)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Similar to a bed. to dream of a mattress indicates the feeling we have about a situation we have created in our lives, whether it is comfortable for us or not. We are aware of our own basic needs and arc able to create relaxed feelings that allow us to express ourselves fully.
2- Sexual comfort is important to most people. ‘Ib dream of a mattress can very often indicate the way we handle our own sexu- ality whether we are comfortable with it, or whether we find it an uncomfortable thing to deal with.
3- As sexual comfort is important, so is spiritual.
The dreamer should not neglect this important aspect of learning.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream about an old roommate, you are reflecting on your past. Perhaps you need to learn a lesson from a past experience. It’s also possible that you are simply missing the person you dreamed about.
If you dream about fighting with your roommate, you may run into unpleasant encounters with social rivals.
If you dream that your roommate moved out without telling you, may suggest your fear of change or being abandoned by people.... My Dream Interpretation
The need to develop a solid outline for your life, including obtainable goals, so that growth can begin or continue.... The Language of Dreams
If one sees himself shedding his skin or skinning himself in a dream, it means money he will part with, and ifhe is sick, it means his death. (Also see Dry skin; Skin)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
If you dream of drawing straws, then you are grappling with the fear of coming up short, or fearing that if you win, then someone else will come up short. Dreams of a house made of straw means you have flimsy structures of support in your life that could be huffed and puffed and blown over. In general, straw signifies warmth and wealth that has not yet manifested.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Depth Psychology: The dream warns about taking material risks or indicates an impending crisis. See Hay.... Dreamers Dictionary
If strawberries are offered to you in your dreams, they may represent an invitation to be passionate with a romantic partner.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the strawberries appear to be unripe or sour, it is a prediction of quarrels that may be pleasantly adjusted.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Enjoying a bowl of strawberries means luck in your love life. See Apple, Berries, Pear. Looking at strawberries: the affection you have for another person is growing. Collecting wild strawberries: you would like to have a love affair. Spilling strawberries: disappointment in matters of love. See Berries, Fruit.
Depth Psychology: Strawberries symbolize your need for friendship as well as an intimate relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are buying drinking straws indicates that you are trying to buy your way into a situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
Vision: Looking at a tomato: your love for someone is growing stronger, and your chances are improving! Eating tomatoes: you are about to have an affair, but you are taking a risk—it could have disastrous consequences. See Vegetables, and the chapter “Colors in Dreams/1
Depth Psychology: The tomato is a symbol of mature love or passion.
If you are ashamed of something, do you turn red like a tomato?... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of a green or an unripe tomato, then this signifies that your passion and romantic feelings are budding or just beginning to unfold and they require patience, and tender loving care.
If you dream of a tomato being thrown at you, then you are venting your fears of being publicly humiliated or embarrassed. See Vegetable and Red.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If a withered tree is transformed into a blossoming one in a dream, it means political changes, changes in worldly conditions, or reversal of conditions from good to bad, or from bad to good. This element includes the transformation of inner substances or physical ones.
For example, if sees himself as an old person in a dream, when in real life he is young, it means progress in his spiritual life and gaining honor.lfhe is an old person and sees himself as a young boy in a dream, it means indulging in wrongdoing.
If one sees a known old person regaining his youth, it means that the material conditions of the person seeing the dream will turn around to one’s advantage or otherwise. i.e., richness into poverty and vice-versa, or ifhe is sick, he will recover from his illness.
If one is transformed into a beautiful shoot of green or a blossoming branch of a tree in a dream, it means that he may die within a short time. Becoming taller in a dream means longevity, prosperity, or begetting a son. Ifone finds himselfmissing partial mental keenness or physical abilities or a limb in a dream, it means that he may suffer losses relating to his worldly interests.
If a man sees himself transformed into a woman, and wears her apparels, ornaments and make-up in a dream, it means that he may suffer humiliation, adversities and abuse.
If a woman sees herself transformed into a man, or if she grows a beard in a dream, it means that she will reestablish her connection with a missing child. As a man in the dream, and if she is pregnant, it means that she will beget a son who may die in his early youth, but if she is not pregnant, it means that she is no longer fertile. Ifone sees himselfflying with wings in a dream, it means travels.
If one sees himself transformed into a wooden staff in a dream, it represents his insolence.
If one sees himself transformed into an iron rod in a dream, it means longevity. Ifone sees himself transformed into a bridge in a dream, it means that he may become a ruler, a wise man, or a man of knowledge whom people will seek to benefit from his wisdom.
If a person sees his sick child turn into a bird in a dream, it means the death of the child.
If one sees himself turned into a beast in a dream, it means that he will be segregated from the believers to live alone because of his evil qualities.
If one sees himself turned into a deer, a gazelle or an antelope in a dream, it means that he will become obsessed with his sexual life, or that he will become mentally deranged to the degree of indulging in bisexual practices. Ifhe turns into a pig in a dream, it means prosperity surrounded with absence of human dignity.
If one sees a steer transformed into a wolf in a dream, it represents a government employee who will turn unjust. However, according to Islamic interpretations of the human transformation into a lower category of creatures phenomena, if such transformation takes place in real life, it connotes a curse and a punishment, and it does not last for more than three days, and it will culminate in death. (Also see Changing form)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Example: ‘On a hot summer day I was walking with a beautiful black woman through countryside. She stopped and told me she had a problem.
To show me she pulled down the strap of her dress. On her shoulder the black skin was peeling to reveal golden white skin underneath. She said that if she kept seeing me she would become completely white. She was going to ask advice from her mother about what to do. As we walked on two black men fought with me. They wanted to take her back to the village. I woke feeling I was winning’ (paraphrased from The Way of The Dream, Fraser Boa). Here the dreamer is relating well to his own feelings of sexuality and sensuality. However, he is beginning to see a female partner as a real person, not just as his sexuality paints her. Also, the reference to seeking advice from the mother suggests his ability to love is still not freed from emotional and erotic connections with his mother, and needs transforming. One often hears people, even in their 40s, saying It is difficult (developing a relationship) with that person because my mother doesn’t like them.’ The dreamer ‘fights’ the opposing drives, which want to take the man’s love back to the village, his childhood level of love—thus he moves towards becoming independent in love and life.
The transformation is towards mature love and relatedness.
For a further description of the major areas and themes of transformation, see individuation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A landscape may change from dark to light (negativity to positivity), a person may change from masculine to feminine or one image may change into another. Once the dreamer understands the change is for the better, he is able to accomplish changes in his own life.
As the growth to maturity takes place, there are many transformations which occur. These arc often depicted in dreams as immediate changes, like a speeded-up camera filming an opening flower.
Transformation takes place in spiritual terms when freedom of thought or action is indicated, or when higher impulses are substituted for lower reactions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The winner’s stand in a dream is always better than that of the loser.
If the match is between two men, then the one who challenges in the dream will be the loser in wakefulness. (Also see Wrestling)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: You are looking for a confrontation with another person. Winning the match: you are going to prevail in an argument, but the result will be a separation. Losing the match: you will find a compromise and remain friends. Pay attention to the rest of the dream images. See Fight.... Dreamers Dictionary