suitcase

Suitcase, Dream Interpretation


Example: ‘In last night’s dream the baby I dream about incessantly had been locked in a suitcase but was quite unscathed when taken out, except that it was very dirty, but still not crying. I do not have any memories in connection with these babies and the only feelings I have are those of remorse that I have neglected the baby. I have had four chil­dren of my own, none of whom were ever neglected in this way’ (Mrs C). Mrs C uses the suitcase in at least two ways. One is her womb, or reproductive ability. Although she has had four children, this does not stop her unconsciously desir­ing more.

The second is what ‘luggage’—emotional feelings, urges, thoughts—she carries.

Generally, it depicts the womb, what one carries inside oneself, such as longings, attitudes, fears; how we see ourself socially—the luggage might be a sign of status, how we rate ourself; also a symbol of independence or going somewhere.

See bag.

A packed suitcase may signify that you are about to travel or may predict a future trip. As baggage, it may also illustrate the tendency to carry the legacy of patterns from your family of ongin around with you.

See baggage and luggage

Vision: Looking at a suitcase: you are going on a trip soon or you’ll get bad news. Buying a suitcase: you will uncover a secret (about yourself or someone else). Getting a suitcase as a gift: prepare for a pleasant surprise. See Luggage.

In a dream, a suitcase represents two brothers, two sons, partners, or perhaps it could mean travels. Having a suitcase, buying or receiving one as a gift in a dream means relief from difficulties.

A suitcase in a dream also could represent an ambassador. (Also see Sack)

Container, Luggage. Burden and problems that you carry around with you; but also a reservoir of abilities and talents. Very important here is the weight of the suitcase.

A heavy suitcase usually symbolizes unsolved tasks, unused talents, and similar burdens.

A light suitcase is a symbol of talents and abilities that are being used.

According to Freud, it refers to the female body, as in Oven.

A dream of a suitcase forecasts a long trip or journey.

If you lost it the suitcase in the dream, you or someone close to you may be coming into money or property.

If your suitcase becomes damaged, it is a warning against running up debts.

Dreams of a suitcase signify that you will be traveling, or that you are transitioning from one level of consciousness to another. Consider the contents of the suitcase as well as the feeling tone, and whether you are carrying your victories or your heartaches into your future. This dream might be helping you to realize that you can begin to release the emotional baggage that you have been carrying around that has been weighing you down. See Purse and Baggage.

see Baggage and Luggage



Suitcase | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Suitcase

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Sack) A travelling bag or a sack in a dream represents a coffer, a keeper of one’s secrets, or it could mean a treasure. Seeing a sack or a bag in a dream also means a trip, or a young son one takes pride to carryover his shoulders. (Also see Pouch; Sack, Suitcase; Trunk)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I am in a strange town—usually where there are shops and lots of people. I don’t know where I am or how I got there, but I suddenly realise I have lost my handbag. I know no one and do not know what to do. When I panic I wake’ (Mrs R). Sometimes it represents the vagina, female sexuality; more often, as in example, it depicts the dreamer’s identity. Our sense of identity is often dependent largely on social contacts and recognition.

The bag, with all one’s per­sonal belongings and money, represents this social ability to get places and cope. Occasionally loss of childbearing func­tion. Idioms: bag and baggage; in the bag; pack one’s bag. See examples in clothes, luggage; knapsack; suitcase. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

This symbol’s significance depends greatly on the other symbols in the dream.

If the bag is empty, it could signify financial trouble ahead, but this can be averted with a little caution.

A full or heavy bag indicates financial success, and a large full bag implies the attainment of some of your more cherished dreams.

A suitcase indicates travel ahead.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

The Language of Dreams

(see Clothes, Journey, Travel)

If the baggage is overly heavy, you may be earning too great a load physically or emotionally.

If the luggage is very old or worn, likely the burden is one from the past that you have never put down.

Review the size, shape, and color of the suitcase. These may be subtle emblems with deeper meanings.

For example, round suitcases filled to overflowing might symbolize fertility or abundance.

The desire for movement of some kind. Possibly the need for retreat and rest. Lost baggage: Releasing a hardship or responsibility.

Baggage left with you: The feeling that someone dumped her / his obligations on your doorstep.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Feelings of sorrow or of being overburdened can manifest in dreams as baggage.

The type of baggage will be important, bulky suitcases being less easily dealt with than a simple bag.

The spiritual implication is that you are perhaps holding on to inherited or learned ideas, beliefs and concepts which are for you no longer valid.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at a closed box: others are keeping secrets. Does the box have a lock and is there a key in the lock? If so: you are bent on finding out about other people’s secrets. Looking at a box: you are either getting a present or will have a pleasant experience.

An empty box is a warning: you are going to lose something or somebody is stealing from you.

Depth Psychology: A box is the hiding place for our secrets and experiences (as well as memories). Why don’t you open the box and see what you find? See Box (Small), Suitcase.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a carcass in a rotting state can evoke disgust, dislike, or grief. Either an event provoking such a response is going to happen soon, or the dream is suggesting that letting go of a situation or a person is long overdue. Dragging a dead corpse in a suitcase: you are still earning around things from the past—things that “died a long time ago,” or your conscience is bothering you. Looking at a dead body: old problems will be solved successfully.

The dream also suggests that a wedding or birth is imminent. Seeing yourself as the cadaver: a great burden has been lifted, you will live to a ripe old age. See Skeleton.

Depth Psychology: A cadaver represents past issues that need to be dealt with.

The corpse you’re rigidly holding onto may be old conventions. Have your feelings for another person turned “cold”? Are you afraid of Death? Do you wish that someone else were dead? A rotten cadaver—in the context of other images in the dream—indicates that a current situation is at a “dead end,” but that something new will come along.... Dreamers Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Chest; Coffer) In a dream, a case represents a wife, a beautiful woman, one’s house or one’s shop. In a dream, a case also represents marriage for an unwed person and prosperity for a poor person.

A suitcase in a dream means travels, or it may represent an ambassador.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: I am packing for a holiday, surrounded by a lovely selection of all sorts of clothes. I am matching outfits, shoes, scarves, handbags. It gives me great pleasure. I am wearing an old navy blue dress which is too shon for me. So shon I feel panic because there will not be enough time to change. I am now on the top deck of a bus. I have one bat­tered suitcase and am wearing the same dress, trying vainly to pull it down over my knees. Suitcase bursts open and it is full of old clothes fit for a jumble sale* (Valerie H). Clothes can mean many things, depending upon dream context. In the example the clothes are feelings of pleasure and confidence, and also discomfort and lack of confidence.

In general they indicate the stance or attitudes we use to meet other people or special situations such as work or dan­ger, protection, such as might be given by our feelings of reserve, shyness, anxiety or aggressiveness in fending off sex­ual or other advances, clothes depict self respect and how we see ourselves in society—the difference between what we want and what we feel others want of us; our clothes, espe­cially when we consider their colour, can also express our emotional condition and moods. Constance Newland gives the example of dressing in violet symbolising being inviolate sexually. Overdressed , unable to get clothes off: too cautious in relationships, difficulty in changing attitudes or self image; self protectiveness; avoiding intimacy.

Naked or see-through clothes: example: ‘I am at the doc­tor’s being examined. It is always the same. I have all my clothes off and he examines me from the roots of my hair down to my toenails. I am just at the point where I am going to ask him for his diagnosis when he fades away’ (Miss L). Desire to be attractive and noticed, as in the example, where Miss L is enjoying an acceptable form of intimacy; being open about what you really feel; fear of other people seeing what you really feel, think and desire; anxiety about not being ade­quate socially, lacking ability to conform to social norm. See nude. Ragged or inappropriate clothes: feelings of inadequacy depressed feelings; rebellion against authority or society. Ar­mour, protective clothing : defences against internal anxieties, past hurts and external intimacy. Other people’s clothes: the social attitudes and responses we have adopted from others. Children’s, teenage clothes in adult’s dream: youthful or im­mature attitudes or behaviour. Undressing: revealing one’s real character; move towards intimacy. Dirty, untidy clothes: difficult or grubby feelings; one’s inner condition, such as an untidy mind, or grubby feeling values. Worn out or old clothes: attitudes ready to be left behind; old habits no longer useful; feeling worn out, old or tired. Tight clothes: being too restricted in attitude; being tight emotionally. New clothes: change in attitudes; new feeling about self. Someone else’s clothes: could be feelings from that person; their attitudes, memories. Man in woman’s clothes: unacceptability of male role, with its connection with breadwinning, aggression, being cannon fodder in war, homosexual tendency; desire for mother. Woman in male clothes: unacceptability of female role, motherhood, housewife; lesbian tendency; desire for fa­ther figure. Clothing inappropnate to dream surroundings: at­titudes or behaviour inappropriate to one’s situation. Chang­ing clothes: altering one’s mode of behaviour, role or mood. Idioms: dress to kill; dress up. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Bag; Pouch; Sack; Suitcase; Trunk)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Below are described simple techniques which make it possible to gain information quickly from dreams. They have been put as a series of questions.

What is the background to the dream? The most imponant aspects of your everyday life may have influenced the dream or feature in it. Briefly consider any aspects of your life which connect with what appears in the dream. Example: ‘1 have a plane to catch. I get to the plane but the suitcase is never big enough for my clothing which I have left behind. I am always anxious about stuff left behind. I wake still with the feeling of anxiety’ (Jane). When asked, Jane said plane flights had been a big feature of her life. She had moved home often, travelling to different pans of the world, leaving friends and loved ones behind.

What is the main action in the dream? There is often an over­all activity such as walking, looking, worrying, building some­thing, or trying to escape. Define what it is and consider if it is expressive of something you are doing in waking life. Activi­ties such as walking or building a house need to be seen as generalisations; walking can simply represent taking a direc­tion in life. When you have defined the action, look for fur­ther information under the other headings in this book, such as swimming or sitting.

What is your role in the dream? Are you a friend, lover, sol­dier, dictator, watcher or participant in the dream? Consider this in relationship with your everyday life, especially in con­nection with how the dream presents it. Where possible, look for the entry on the role in this book. See dreamer.

Are you active or passive in the dream? By passive is meant not taking the leading role, being only an observer, being directed by other people and events, If you are passive, consider if you live in a similar attitude in your life. See active/passive.

What do you feel in the dream? Define what is felt emotionally and physically. In the physical sense are you tired, cold, re­laxed or hungry? In the emotional sense do you feel sad, angry, lost, tender or frightened anywhere in the dream? This helps clarify what feeling area the dream is dealing with. It is important also to define whether the feelings in the dream were satisfyingly expressed or whether held back.

If held back they need fuller expression. See emotions and mood.

Is there a because’ factor in the dream? In many dreams something happens, fails to happen, or appears . . . be­cause! For instance, trapped in a room you find a door to escape through. All is dark beyond and you do not go through the door ‘because’ you are frightened of the dark. In this case the ‘because’ factor is fear.

The dream also suggests you are trapped in an unsatisfying life through fear of opportunity or the unknown.

Am I meeting the things I fear in my dream? Because a dream is an entirely inward thing, we create it completely out of our own internal feelings, images, creativity, habits and insights. So even the monsters of our dream are a pan of ourself.

If we run from them it is only aspects of ourself we are avoiding. Through defining what feelings occur in the dream you may be able to clarify what it is you are avoiding. See nightmares; dream as spiritual guide.

What does the dream mean? We alone create the dream while asleep. Therefore, by looking at each symbol or aspect of the dream, we can discover from what feelings, thoughts or expe­rience, what drive or what insight we have created the drama of the dream. In a playful relaxed way, express whatever you think, feel, remember or fantasise when you hold each symbol in mind. Say or write it all, even the seemingly trivial or dan­gerous’ bits. It helps to act the pan of each thing if you can; for instance as a house you might describe yourself as ‘a bit old, but with open doors for family and friends to come in and out. I feel solid and dependable, but I sense there is something hidden in my cellar’. Such statements portray one­self graphically. Consider whatever information you gather as descriptive of your waking life. Try to summarise it, as this will aid the gaining of insight.

Try amplifying your dream You will need the help of one or two friends to use this method.

The basis is to take the role of each part of the dream, as described above. This may seem strange at first, but persist. Supposing your name is Julia and you dreamt you were carrying an umbrella, but failed to use it even though it was raining, you would talk in the first person present—I am an umbrella. Julia is carrying me but for some reason doesn’t use me.’ Having finished saying what you could about yourself, your friend(s) then ask you questions about yourself as the dream figure or object. These questions need to be simple and directly about the dream symbol. So they could ask Are you an old umbrella?’ Does Julia know she is canying you?’ ‘What is your function as an umbrella? ‘Are you big enough to shelter Julia and someone else?’ And so on.

The aim of the questions is to draw out information about the symbol being explored.

If it is a known person or object you are in the role of—your father for instance—the replies to the questions need to be answered from the point of view of what happened in the dream, rather than as in real life. Listen to what you are saying about yourself as the dream symbol, and when your questioneKs) has finished, review your statements to see if you can see how they refer to your life and yourself.

If you are asking the questions, even if you have ideas regarding the dream, do not attempt to interpret. Put your ideas into simple questions the dreamer can respond to. Maintain a sense of curiosity and attempt to understand, to make the dream plain in an everyday language sense. Lead the dreamer towards seeing what the dream means through the questions. When you have exhausted your questions ask the dreamer to summarise what they have gathered from their replies. See postures, movements and body language for an example of how to work with body movement to explore a dream meaning.

Can / alter the dream to find greater satisfaction? Imagine yourself in the dream and continue it as a fantasy or day­dream. Alter the dream in any way that satisfies. Experiment with it, play with it, until you find a fuller sense of self expres­sion. It is very imponant to note whether any anger or hostil­ity is in the dream but not fully expressed.

If so, let yourself imagine a full expression of the anger. It may be that as this is practised more anger is openly expressed in subsequent dreams. This is healthy, allowing such feelings to be vented and redirected into satisfying ways, individually and socially. In doing this do not ignore any feelings of resistance, pleasure or anxiety. Satisfaction occurs only as we leam to acknowl­edge and integrate resistances and anxieties into what we ex­press. This is a very important step. It gradually changes those of our habits which trap us in lack of satisfaction, poor cre­ativity or inability to resolve problems.

Summary To summarise effectively gather the essence of what you have said about each symbol and the dream as a whole and express it in everyday language. Imagine you are explaining to someone who knows nothing about yourself or the dream. Bnng the dream out of its symbols into everyday comments about yourself.

A man dreamt about a grey, dull office. When he looked at what he said about the office he realised he was talking about the grey, unimaginative world he grew up in after the Second World War, and how it shaped him.

Further information on using these techniques can be found in Tony Crisp s work The Instant Dream Book, published by C.W. Daniel. See amplification; plot of dream; adventure of the dream world; dreamer; postures, movement and body language; settings; symbols and dreaming; word analysis of dreams; wordplay and puns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Many experiments have been done using hypnosis in connection with dreams. In the early pan of this century Carl Schroetter hypnotised Miss E, a pharmacist, in an attempt to test Freud’s theory of symbol formation. He suggested Miss E would dream of having homosexual inter­course with a female friend, L.

The dream she subsequently reported was ‘1 sit in a small dirty cafe holding a tremendous French newspaper ...

A woman with a strong Yiddish ac­cent—L is Jewish—asks me twice, “Don’t you need any­thing?” I don’t answer . . . she comes a third time . . . I recognise her as my acquaintance. She holds a threadbare suitcase with a sticker on it that reads “For ladies only!” I leave the cafe with her . . . she hangs onto me which I find unpleasant but suffer it . . . Before her house she pulls out an enormous bunch of keys and gives one to me. “1 trust only you with it; it is the key to this case. You might like to use it. Just watch that my husband doesn’t get hold of it.” ‘ The dream contains several of the classical Freudian symbols of sex, such as the suitcase, the key and the phrase For ladies only’. Miss E had not, according to Schroetter, heard or read of Freud’s ideas.

Roffenstein, suspecting Miss E may have known something of Freudian ideas, chose ‘a 28-year-old, totally uneducated nursemaid of lower than average intelligence, who grew up and still lives in an uneducated milieu’. He suggested she dream of intercourse with her father. She reported: ‘I dreamt about my father, as if he had presented me with a great bag and with it he gave me a large key. It was a very large key. It looked like the key to a house. I had a sad feeling. I opened the bag. I snake jumped out against my mouth; I shrieked aloud.

More recent expenments are reponed by Woods and Greenhouse in New Wbrld of Dreams.

The suggestion was made to one subject that as a child she had wet the bed and her mother scolded her. That night she dreamt she fell into a pond in winter and her mother was angry.

An interesting aspect of these experiments is that another subject under hyp­nosis was told the dream and asked what it meant. Without hesitation she said. Oh, that girl must have wet the bed.’ This and other experiments suggest humans have an inherent, al­though perhaps unconscious, ability to understand the lan­guage of dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The habits or attitudes, or the emotional environ­ment we have created in our life, a baby or our feelings about being a parent. See bag; knapsack; suitcase; example in clothes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Suitcase, Pocketbook, Backpack, Package, and Box. All symbolize a burden (everybody carries his own baggage) or, less often, energy and making plans. Energy reserves. Possibly a reference is being made to dowry and inheritance, which could be a burden as well as an opportunity. What talents are at your disposal? What tasks are connected to them? According to Freud, a symbol of sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Walking around in Nashville, Tennessee, with a suitcase in hand in a dream may reflect your aspirations to hit it big in the country and western music scene. It may mention that you are experiencing another “somebody done somebody wrong song” in matters of the heart. It may bring attention to an individual who is characterized as a vagabond or a wanderer.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Wadding

1- When we dream ol” packing suitcases, as though going on a journey, we arc highlighting the need to prepare carefully for the next stage of our lives. There is a need, or want, to get away from past ideas and difficulties.

To be packing a precious object very carefully, indicates we are aware of the intrinsic value to ourselves, or others, of what is represented by that object.

2- We need to establish some kind of order in our lives.

To dream of packing suggests an internal selection process must be undertaken in order to decide what is important to us.

3- We need to make a choice about relevant spiritual information and decide what needs to be retained.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we dream of packing suitcases, as though going on a journey, we are highlighting the need to prepare carefully for the next stage of our lives. There is a need, or want, to get away from past ideas and difficulties.

To be packing a precious object very carefully indicates we are aware of the intrinsic value to ourselves, or others, of what is represented by that object.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Container, Suitcase. Indicates the ability to carry a load and, if necessary, the ability to take action. It is a symbol of that which we carry around with us (purse, attache case, etc.), that which we own. It is also a symbol of what we are made of (what is in our pockets symbolizes what is in ourselves—what moves us—because the pocket is inside our clothes).

According to Freud, female genitals.

The apron pocket, according to Jung, is the “pocket” the woman or girl carries within her body. In the case of a man or a boy, the pocket refers to the region from which sexual desires arise.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Entrusting someone with a pouch filled with money in a dream means confiding a secret to him. Ifthe pouch looks good, then one’s secret is important.

If not, then the secret is useless.

If the other person opens the pouch to see what is inside it in the dream, it means that he does not keep a secret. (Also see Purse; Sack; Suitcase; Trunk)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Bag; Pouch; Suitcase; Trunk) A sack or any packing container in a dream represents travels, or activities in general.

A sack in a dream also represents the body of a human being.

An empty sack in a dream then means death. Seeing a sack within a sack in a dream represents the knowledge one benefited from during his life in this world.

If the second sack contains money in the dream, it means that one’s knowledge is true.

If it contains change, it means that one is still studying and needs to further his knowledge.

A sack in a dream also represents one’s personal and secret life. In a dream, if one makes a cut through a sack and throws its contents asunder, it means that his private and intimate life will be exposed and becomes the subject of people’s talk. Ifone’s money falls through a hole in the bag or a purse he carries, the bag also represents his body and the money represents his soul, which is an indication of his death.

If one finds termites or moths inside his sack in a dream, it also means death. Thus, a sack in a dream denotes what a person represents, or it could mean one’s heart. (Also see Bag; Pouch; Purse,’ Suitcase; Trunk)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, a trunk represents a wife, a beautiful woman, one’s house, or one’s shop. In a dream, a trunk also represents marriage for an unwed person, prosperity for a poor person, travels, or an ambassador. (Also see Sack; Suitcase; Treasure box)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

See Suitcase.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Recent Searches