At work: concerns or issues connected with one’s work or lack of it. Working: actively trying to change a situation in one’s life—one might be working at one’s marriage or learning something, depending on dream surroundings.
Example: T am working in a hospital in outpatients. Nobody is there. My two children appear. I know I have to find them somewhere to sleep. I lay them on seats, tell the only nurse I can find that I am going to find them a bed. I know where the children’s ward is but I can’t find it. When I eventually find it all the side rooms are filled. I know I have been a long time so I stan to panic, worried my children are missing me, and worried night sister will have found them. I pass a military meeting. As I continue the men come out and I get caught in the cross fire and am shot in the leg. I am now terrified. I have to get back to the children. Night sister must have found them by now and if not what will they be doing. When I got back they are there with night sister’ (Laramie F). Laramie works as a nurse, was divorced just prior to the dream, and was obviously concerned how her work affected her children. This internal conflict (the crossfire) injures her confidence (the shot leg). Idioms: have one’s work cut out; set to work; worked up; work like a horse; work off; work out; dirty work; donkey work; spanner in the works.
clothes Working at something; attitudes concerning work.
There may be some degree of activity of the spirit ahead. We could be being moved towards new spiritual tasks.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Often what we do as a job or daily occupation bears no relation to what we consider to be our real work. Dreams can very often help us to change our situation by giving information as to our real talents and gifts. When we dream of working at something which does not have a place in our ordinary everyday lives, it may be worth exploring how we could use those skills to enhance our lives.
Material aspects: Dreaming of being at work highlights issues, concerns or difficulties we may have within the work situation. We could be actively trying to make changes in our lives and these changes, in dreams, become reflected into the work situation.
Gives gender - specific: There used to be a strong division between men’s and women’s work. In dreams if we find ourselves doing work that traditionally belonged to the opposite gender we perhaps need to develop some of the qualities of that occupation.
For instance, to dream of being an engineer might suggest we need to use precision and vision.
Vision + Depth Psychology: Dreaming about working (regardless of the kind of work) is a sign of success in life. Seeing others working for you: you are working hard and are being manipulated by others.
If you are delegating jobs to others: you can now make a profit.
Problems and burdens of the day are being carried over into sleep. Image of emotional work done in a dream.
To dream that you are hard at work, denotes that you will win well-earned success by concentrating your energy. It can also signify a creative breakthrough.
If unusual characters appear in the workplace, such as members of your family, try and bring their influence into your work life. Also see “Coworkers”, “Fired” and “Quit.”
If one is at work, some sort of stressful situation has presented itself.
Usually dreams about your work signify that your subconscious mind is attempting to give you solutions, answers, and clarity to help you work out your unfinished business from the day. See Processing Dreams.
1- Dreaming of being at work highlights issues, concerns or difficulties we may have within the work situation. VVe could be actively trying to make changes in our lives and these changes, in dreams, become reflected into the work situation.
2- Often what we do as a job bears no relation to what we consider to be our real work. Dreams can very often help us to change our situation by giving information as to our real talents and gifts. When we dream of working at something which docs not have a place in our ordinary everyday lives it may be worth exploring the potential within that line of work.
3- There may be some degree of activity of the spirit ahead.
The dreamer could be being moved towards the beginning of new spiritual work.
To dream that you are hard at work, denotes that you will win merited success by concentration of energy.
To see others at work, denotes that hopeful conditions will surround you.
To look for work, means that you will be benefited by some unaccountable occurrence.
To be tired from work, a dream of sickness; to see men at work denotes success in business; to work *with the right hand signifies good fortune, with the left embarrassment (Gypsy).
(see Jobs, Professions by type)