The state of existence or consciousness from which we have grown; the state or condition prior to our development of personality—this can be personal, but it also relates to all human creatures, so is historical or evolutionary. It is a condition without ego, with a sense of being life itself. Going back to the womb, to the condition of withdrawal or autism: regression to the ‘womb’ state of awareness—therefore perhaps a time of not being able to meet the stress of having a personality with self awareness, a time of gaining respite and perhaps touching one’s roots of being in order to gain new strength.
So much of our foundations of experience are connected with our experience of prenatal life and birth that we may need to touch these experiences to heal or free pans of our nature for further growth. See vagina under body; individuation; see also balloon; nest under birds; breath; catacomb; blue under colour; dark; deep; descending; hole; hollow; example in room under house, buildings; igloo; receptacle; recurring dreams; river; sack; under the sea under sea; suitcase; tank; tunnel; water.
Figurative of the creative origin which brings new beginnings; see “baby”
The womb represents a return to the beginning. We all have need of basic security and shelter, and perhaps to do away with responsibility. Dreams of the womb can signify our need to satisfy those requirements. On a slightly more esoteric level the womb represents our connection with the great mother or mother earth. Dreams of returning to the womb suggest our need to reconnect with the passive, more yielding side of our nature. We may need a period of self-healing and recuperation.
To dream about seeing or being a fetus inside the womb, symbolizes a newly developing relationship or idea in your waking life. Something creative is happening. Alternatively, you may be expressing difficulties in some situation or relationship, and your dream is a way of escaping back to a time when you had no worries or cares.
If you are pregnant when you have this dream, it is a simple reflection of your thoughts and concerns about your baby.
Dreams of a womb signify a desire for protection, nurturing, and a supportive space to grow, heal, be taken care of and give birth to a new idea, project, relationship, or aspect of yourself. You may be craving connection with your mother, child, or with the Divine feminine. See Goddess.