When Dreams Seem to Come True

"Each Time I Dream About Someone, I See Them Soon Thereafter..."

Can Dreams Come True?Recently a Dreamer Wrote:

I’m a rational adult and I know – without a shadow of doubt – that dreams don’t tell the future. I’ve read on this website about how that some people are more intuitive than others and how this makes them have dreams that often seem to tell the future. It makes complete sense to me and I totally agree with it. I just wanted to run something by you because it is so uncanny. Each time I dream about someone, I see them soon thereafter. I’ve noticed it for about 3 years now. When I dream about a person or several people, I always end up seeing them either the next day or one of the following 3 days. Always! I was just wondering what your thoughts were about this. Thanks a lot! – CB

CB, Ironically my oldest daughter and I have noticed something kind of similar. It seems that whenever we think about someone we hadn’t seen (or even thought of in a while), we end up seeing them – either that day or the next.  In a lot of ways, dreams are our subconscious mind’s thoughts, so I think the situations kind of go hand in hand.

Personally I think a lot of it has to do with a good old fashioned “sense of timing” that we’re all born with.

For example, have you often felt like “it’s time for a storm” – even without seeing the weather?  Or maybe you’ve kind of gotten a sense that “it’s time for something bad to happen.”  Life is a series of cycles, strewn together and sometimes I believe we simply “sense” when it’s time for something – yes, even time that a certain familiar face show up!

Our subconscious mind is aware of A LOT more than we ever give it credit for. Fact is, if we could somehow sit down and have a conversation with our subconscious mind, we’d be blown away by its insights. We’d also come away with a lot of answers and solutions to problems that have been hounding us.

Which is the main reason behind delving into dreams for dream analyses and interpretations!

Sometimes our subconscious mind simply knows when it’s “about time” to see someone. In turn, it’ll present the person in a dream or thought during the day.

Other times? Chalk it up to good old coincidence!

What Do Collision Dreams Mean?

Plus: Why Recurring Dreams Deserve Extra Attention

Collision DreamsWhat does it mean to dream about colliding with people or things? I had my first dream like this about 3 weeks ago. I was driving a car on a street and suddenly a train (on the road for some reason) came right at me. I woke up right before it hit me.  The next collision dream was about being in a grocery store when a store worker collided her huge cart with my grocery cart. The most recent one got my attention the most though. I was walking in a field when I suddenly realized that I was walking on an old railroad track. Just as my mind registered what it was, I heard a loud train whistle and looked up to see one coming right at me. My feet couldn’t run sideways – they had to stay on the old train track. I couldn’t even turn around to go the other direction. I had to run backwards trying to get away from this big train that was speeding at me. I woke up and sat straight up, breathing deep like I’d been running. It has left me shaken for days.

First of all, let’s look at what collision dreams mean. Ancient dream guides say that dreams like the ones named here are omens to slow down.  The thought is that if your mind is “set” to this type of panic mode, it’s because it is over-stimulated and in need of a rest.

Generally speaking, I read old dream guides with a measure of skepticism – after all, most of them talk about “foretelling” and “omens,” as though dreams are psychic and we don’t have a lot of say in the matter.  I’m certainly not on board with that line of thinking, so I never put FULL trust in ancient dream guides. However, when it comes to dreams such as this – I think they’re right on the money.

A stressed brain will “conjure” up far more stressful dreams than a well-rested, peaceful brain. The same can be said for a dreamer’s brain when the dreamer is sick, injured, or under any sort of grief or prolonged sadness.

Dreams of colliding with other people or objects generally mean the dreamer is “on guard” about something in his/her life.  There is something in  particular that they’re “watching out for.”

I’ve heard of people who have been very unlucky in love having these types of dreams when starting a new relationship.  Bad things have happened in the past and, in an effort to protect themselves, they now “watch” for warning signs.

It doesn’t just have to romantic relationships, of course – it can be jobs, friendships,  finances, health, etc.

Only the dreamer can say for certain, but more times than not, a collision dream indicates that the dreamer is anticipating something coming at them that they want to “brace” against.

The fact that this is a recurring dream, in my opinion, makes it even more important.  When a dream’s “prophecy” is something the dreamer’s brain deems extremely important, it will put the message in reruns in an effort to get its point across. Very often, simply consciously confronting the dream’s meaning will be all it takes to end the recurring dreams.

It’s as though the brain realizes that it got its message across, so it relaxes. I certainly hope that’s the case because a relaxed brain’s dreams are FAR less disturbing!

What Does it Mean When you Dream About Losing Your Glasses (Or Contacts)?

This Dream Interpretation Differs from Most "Lost Dreams"

What does it mean to dream about losing your glasses?We’ve looked at “Lost Dreams” before on Dream Prophesy (Lost Key dreams, for example).  People frequently dream about being lost or about having lost an object or objects. Generally, when the object is something like a book, keys, or other “impersonal inanimate object,” the dream interpretation (analysis, meaning…) is pretty basic. More times than not, the dreamer is afraid of losing something in their “real world” and a scenario of losing is thereby played out in their “dream world.”

Naturally the thing they’re afraid of losing isn’t actually the book, keys, or object that’s lost in the dream.  The same object (or person) COULD show up in the role, but it’s very rare.

However, when it comes to dreaming about losing your glasses (or contact lenses), the dream interpretation goes deeper.   Of course, we’re talking about vision-correcting glasses, not sunglasses, drinking glasses, or other types of glasses.  All of these would fall under the previous category of impersonal inanimate objects.

Eyeglasses (also: contact lenses) are one of the most personal possessions an individual can have.  For those who wear vision correcting lenses, they’re the difference between sitting in a room with no windows to the outside world and sitting in a room filled with windows.

In many ways, our eyeglasses are our windows to the world and we rely and depend upon them more than anyone could imagine.

When you consider their importance and think about their vital role in the wearer’s quality of life, you can better understand WHY dreaming about losing your glasses is an intensely deep dream.

Basically, if you dream that your glasses (or, again, contact lenses) are lost or missing, it means that you are experiencing great amounts of either helplessness or self doubt in your real life – maybe even more than you realize.

Here are a few examples:

  1. “James” begins a new job as principal at a local middle school. Though he has the required schooling for the job, deep down he has a couple of doubts. He fears that, maybe, he isn’t experienced enough for the job.  The self doubt leads to a dream where he has lost his glasses and can’t find them. He looks all around his house as well as the school. In the dream, teachers (and even a few students) tell him that he should keep up with his glasses. One student even asks, “What were you thinking?!” He awakens nearly in a panic because the dream seems so real.  The rebuttal from the teachers and students is the self-rebuttal that he, himself, feels…. even down to the, “What were you thinking,” something he has probably asked himself.
  2. “Dottie” has been married for 45 years to “Thomas.” Sadly, Thomas has been diagnosed with diabetes and the doctors are having a horrible time regulating his sugar levels. She’s devoting most of her days trying to help her husband eat right, stay on top of his medications, and exercise – all while trying to “ride out” his unpredictable moods. Because she is so busy thinking about her husband, she doesn’t fully realize just how helpless and overwhelmed she actually feels. One night, however, she has a dream that her glasses have disappeared and everything around her is nothing more than a blur. She can’t make out her husband or children’s faces, can’t see the flowers in her flower garden, and can’t see to cook. She frantically searches for her glasses but they’re nowhere in her home. As soon as she wakes up, she reaches over to the table beside her bed to make sure her glasses are there. The dream leaves her shaken – even more shaken than she believes a dream could have the power to do.

In both instances, the dreams, themselves, aren’t what left the dreamers so shaken or panicked – it was the emotions revealed through the dream.  The dreams simply pulled back a veil that let each dreamer see how fragile and raw their emotions were at this time.

I always point out that dreams (or, more to the point, their meanings and interpretations) can be VERY helpful to us.  These cases are perfect examples because each individual – after their dream interpretations – realized they needed to make a few changes. “James” began telling himself that he was getting the best kind of “experience” available.. on the job experience. He also began to focus on the fact that he was hired over every other applicant – and if they put that kind of trust in him, he should put it in himself.

“Dottie” began taking more time to unwind. She found solace in reading novels in her backyard – surrounded by her 3 beautiful Dalmatians.

These are classic examples of ways our dreams can lead to better self understanding and, oftentimes, even a better life.

“My Ex is Dreaming About Me: What Do His Dreams Mean?!”

The Dream Prophecy for Ex Dreams Usually Isn't What You Think...

What do dreams about exes mean?Someone recently left a comment on Dream Prophesy about dreams their ex was having.  Apparently, even though the ex now as a family of their own, they still often have dreams about this person.

First of all, everyone involved in the scenario can relax – because, ironically, dreams bout exes isn’t always as much about the EX as it is the PAST.  Sure, there are instances when the dream COULD be about the person – but when that’s the case, the dreamer pretty much knows this right off the bat.  The dreams will make them genuinely miss the person and long for what they had.

More times than not, however, the WHO in the dream isn’t even the most important part of the dream.  Most of the time, the most significant part of the dream is the WHERE and WHEN – the fact that the individual is present in the dream is simple – they were there in the dreamer’s REAL LIFE timeline.

Here’s an example. A man was married for 7 years to a woman. Most of his 20′s were spent with this individual.  After they’ve divorced (and even after he has happily moved on) she may show up in his dreams. It doesn’t mean he still has feelings for her and it certainly doesn’t mean he misses her.

He’s simply dreaming about a period of his life where she happened to be present.

Our dreams are like little movies that play out in our minds while we’re sleeping.  Our memories build the build of the content in our dreams.  If – while awake – we could actually SEE our dreams play out, we’d realize that there are TONS of people in our dreams from our past – teachers, cashiers, acquaintances… even old friends.  In an unconscious state, we don’t often “register” these faces. However, we do recall the more familiar ones, such as loved ones, family members, close friends, and… yes… exes.

Back to the man in our example –   His dreams of the past could have to do with several different things:

  • He may miss something about the past – maybe  in the past he had more money, better health, a job he liked better,  maybe family members who have died were alive THEN, etc.  The ex could simply represent a period of time.
  • He may have regrets or guilt about something he did during this period of time. Maybe even something he did to the ex that he carries guilt from
  • He could also carry “scars” from the relationship, along with a deep-seeded fear that what happened THEN could happen again one day.
  • Finally, it could simply be a case of the sleeping mind “casting” a movie – using the only “cast” that’s available to it: people from the dreamer’s life, past and present.

I hear so often from people who either have had dreams about exes or who currently love someone who’s dreaming about their ex. Sometimes I even hear from the ex who is showing up in someone else’s dream. The top 3 things I always stress to them are:

  1. The dreamer (9 times out of 10) is simply dreaming about a period of time that the ex happens to have been present.
  2. Every individual in our dreams is someone we have seen or met in our lives. The brain is incapable of “dreaming up” (pun unintended!) someone. The people the unconscious mind  casts in its movies have to come from the dreamer’s past.
  3. If someone shows up in someone else’s dream in in NO WAY means they  had been thinking about them. Think about your own dreams, how many times does someone randomly show up and – upon wakening – you’re like, “Why in the world would I dream of her/him?!?!
  4. If the dreamer (or the ex or the individual currently “with” the dreamer) puts too much importance or emphasis on the dream, only bad things will happen.  Absolutely no good comes from focusing undue attention or attaching uncalled for emotions around something like a dream. In fact, the more attention given to this kind of dream the worse it’ll be for everyone involved. Write it off as irrelevant and it’ll be just that.
  5. Finally, remember these words: THE PAST.  The ex is symbolic of one thing – THE PAST.

Generally speaking, that’s exactly where the past should be left.

 

 

 

The People in Our Dreams

Why Does Our Mind Choose the People it Chooses?!

A question I’m asked a lot has to do with the people who show up in our dreams. Questions like Why Do We Sometimes Dream About People We Haven’t Thought of In Years? and Why did (a particular actor/actress) appear in my dream are a couple of examples.  Coffee

While there are instances where the individual or individuals are a part of the dream interpretation or meaning, itself, most of the time, the individual is used simply because there was a role to be filled in the brain’s “movie” and it’s a one organ casting department.  More times than not, the brain will “cast” someone who’s name it heard or who’s face it saw during the pat 48 hours.

A perfect example actually happened to me a few nights ago.  While my husband and I were watching a great college basketball game on television, the announcers brought up a recent Luke Bryan concert. One announcer said that his favorite Country artist was Toby Keith.  In a dream, that night, none other than Toby Keith was the barista in a coffee shop my husband and I went to.  In all honesty, I’m not that familiar with Luke Bryan and I’m only about 45 % sure I could pick him out in a lineup.

On the other hand, Toby Keith is one of my favorite artists ever – Country or otherwise.

The funny thing is, I had not thought of Toby Keith for weeks when the announcer brought up his name.  What’s more, I was so invested in the ballgame, I only barely “registered” what he’d said.  In fact, I didn’t think about it the rest of the night.  However, my brain had taken note of the name and had it on “standby” when it came time to cast the barista!

Because I had not given this particular singer any thought in weeks and because the mention of his name barely even registered on my radar, I know that he had nothing to do with the interpretation of the dream.  He was simply a “handy” name (with a face my brain would recognize) when a barista was needed.

Sometimes your brain will “pull” someone from the “casting pool” that you saw (and possibly barely recognized) on a magazine cover, in a commercial, online, or in a movie. Other times, like Toby, it’ll simply be the mention of a name that’ll earn them a spot in your dream.  Zero meaning, zero significance.

It may seem strange for someone who studies dreams to admit this, but sometimes even our dreams hold no real meaning.  I refer to these as “throwaway” dreams.  They’re the type of dreams that simply don’t hold any significant meaning, premonition, reflection, or depth whatsoever.  Ironically, the dream I mentioned earlier was, itself, a “throwaway” dream.  Coffee is a HUGE part of life in our household. We are serious, serious coffee drinkers. We talk about coffee, we brew coffee, we go out for coffee, we drink coffee, we think about coffee… and so on.

So the fact that we were in a coffeehouse in a dream is absolutely no surprise. The fact that the barista was someone who’s name I’d heard a few hours before – also no big surprise.

A throwaway dream… although it did make me wake up at 3:00 am craving coffee in the worst way!

Confusing Emotions in Dreams

Sometimes, Nothing is As it Seems

 

Confusing Dream Emotions

Dreams don’t always make sense, do they? Sometimes you’ll dream of hurting someone you love or you’ll dream of loving someone you’d kind of like to punch.

If you’ve ever had these disturbing dreams, maybe it’ll help you to know that you’re not alone. I hear from a lot of dreamers throughout the week and many are troubled by just these types of conflicting dreams.

I always feel bad for anyone who has been kind of turned inside out by a dream because, really, there isn’t a lot you can do about it. It simply takes the mind a little time to recover from especially unsettling dreams. I’ve heard instances of people taking months to get some dreams out of their systems, but the norm is closer to about a week.

One of the most disturbing types of dreams I hear about are those that involve the dreamer harming someone they love. Someone who.. in REAL life… they wouldn’t hurt for anything.  The most unsettling dreams I ever heard was from a mother who dreamed of hurting her little boy. Her agony came through in her e-mail and I spent over an hour replying because I wanted so desperately to help ease her mind.

In dreams of this nature, the dream interpretation is almost always the same: If a dreamer dreams of hurting someone they love, they feel (in their subconscious) that something they are doing – or not doing – could actually bring harm to this person.  I’ve had instances with dreamers where this particular “thing” was smoking (harming them with secondhand smoke), not enforcing seat belt usage, etc.  Some parents even experience dreams like this when they take their children to school for the first time!

Many times dreamers will dream of harming someone they love because they have a secret they fear will be exposed.

Finally, we sometimes take on the “guilt” of hurting them when we don’t deserve any whatsoever.  A dreamer may dream that they harm someone they love simply because they question whether or not they’re doing all they can to protect their loved one from harm.  This was the case with a father who dreamed of hitting his son relentless in his dream. It turned out that the son had just gotten his driver’s license and the father wasn’t convinced he’d prepared him ENOUGH to drive safely.  Through reasoning that could only come from a parent, he was prepared to take on the guilt if anything ever DID happen to his son.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read words such as, “I was so angry in my dream! Why was I so angry?!”  The anger simply represents intense emotion – sometimes even intense love.  When we love someone, the thought of them being hurt causes us intense emotions, so the fact that they’re represented in dreams by one of the most intense emotions we possess (anger) isn’t really surprising.

The flip side of this dream is nearly as disturbing to dreamers: When they dream of being in love with and/or affectionate with someone they “hate.”   I’ve gotten a lot of dream interpretation requests and questions along the lines of, “Why did I dream that I was kissing my ex-boyfriend?!  I HATE him so much!”

Some will go so far as to say, “Please tell me I don’t still have feelings for the creep!”

Again, these intense emotions and actions in dreams simply stand for intense feelings in real life.  I honestly have no idea why the sleeping mind won’t allow someone to simply give their ex-boyfriend a slap in the face in the dream (it’d be infinitely more satisfying, right?). Somehow, our sleeping mind simply sees the need to symbolize “intense emotion” and pulls one from its file.

It isn’t always accurate, that’s for sure.

When you have emotionally conflicting dreams like these, remind yourself that, as far as the sleeping mind is concerned, emotions are emotions. In these instances, think of your “dream brain” as a librarian trying to pull a book off the shelf in the dark. She knows she’s in the “Fiction” section but doesn’t know if she’s pulling an old Agatha Christie mystery or a Stephen King novel  off the shelf .

Just as there’s a world of difference between these two authors, sometimes there’s a world of difference between your dream emotions and your real emotions. Needless to say, the latter are the only ones you really need to worry about.

 

 

How New Year’s Resolutions Can Affect Your Dreams

How You Can Use These Dreams to Keep Your Resolutions!

New Year's DreamsIf you’re anything like me, you’re “all about” New Year’s Resolutions. I love them to distraction and I always have.  Making a fresh new set of resolutions is such a traditional process for me that I’d never dream of breaking my streak.

I think it’s safe to say that most people either make New Year’s Resolutions or at least THINK about them in one way or another each January. I’ve noticed a trend with dreams around this time of year.  Resolutions actually play out in dreams in several different ways.  Best of all, realizing why and how they’re affecting your dreams can actually help you keep your resolutions.

Below are the main ways resolutions show up in our dreams (with examples!):

  • Annie had a “frustrating” dream that stayed with her for days. Although she was actually bank teller, in her dream – she worked in a library. She said that as soon as she put a book on the correct shelf, it’d turn up somewhere else. She’d take the time to put all of the books exactly where they were “supposed” to go, but someone would always be unable to find the book they were looking for and when she went back to the shelf to get the book for them, it would be gone. She said the dream left her feeling “frustrated and helpless” and feeling like she was “letting everyone down.”  Because the dream was around the first of February, I saw a correlation between potential resolutions and wayward books.  I told her that the books represented at least one resolution that she’d probably made.  The fact that she felt frustrated and helpless in the dream indicated that she lacked confidence in being able to keep at least one of her resolutions.  Also, the fact that she felt that she was letting people down in her dream suggested that she was afraid of letting people down if she were unable to keep her resolution.  She replied that she’d made a resolution to lose weight but that it had been the same resolution she’d made for at least 6 years in a row and had not been able to keep it yet.
  • Jack began having a series of dreams in January that had similar themes. Although the situations in each dream were different, the gist of each dream was indecisiveness. Irregardless of what was going on in his dream, his dream self couldn’t make a single decision.  In one dream, he couldn’t decide which top to wear to work and ended up being an hour late. In another, he was in a restaurant and couldn’t decide what to order and the server got angry.  The third dream involved indecision in choosing a cell phone – and leaving the store without one because he couldn’t decide.  Because each dream had its own consequence, they stemmed from the fact that he wasn’t fully committed to one of his resolutions.  It turns out that, sure enough, he wasn’t 100 percent behind his resolution to give up eating meat.  His indecisiveness was manifesting itself in his dreams. When he realized that he wasn’t really feeling this particular resolution, he changed it to simply cutting back on red meat and the frustrating dreams went away.
  • Not all resolutions dreams are negative. In fact, many people are so inspired by their own resolutions (or, more to the point, by the promises they bring) that they dream about positive results that the resolutions will bring about.  Someone who resolves to lose weight may dream of fitting into a smaller size. Someone who vows to control their anger may dream of being level-headed and calm (even in a trying situation).  By providing a “taste of things to come,” dreams of this nature inspire the dreamer to stay on track!

Whether your dreams follow under one of the three categories above or branch off into their own category, spend a little time with the dream and try to discover what it’s trying to tell you. Is your subconscious mind inspiring you to stay on track because the goal is worth the struggle? Is your subconscious telling you that you need to find ways to build confidence if you’re going to be successful? Or, maybe, your dream is suggesting that your heart really isn’t even in it and that one of your resolutions should be scratched out altogether???

Only you can say for certain, but make no mistake about it – your dreams are trying to tell you something!

Why is it So Hard to Remember Our Dreams?

It's Easy to Understand When You Look at the Numbers

Quote About Dreams

First the “Dream” numbers:

  • The average person has between 1,460 and 2,190 dreams each year.
  • We often have as many as four different dreams a night. We dream during REM  (rapid eye movement) sleep, which experts tell us happens multiple times while we sleep. REM sleep lasts about 5 minutes, so multiple times is a pretty safe bet.
  • We don’t even remember 95% of the dreams we have!

We’re actually lucky if we clearly remember 3 dreams each week.

Several factors influence whether we remember a dream or not and even how vividly we remember the dream.    One of these factors is WHEN we awake from the dream. If we briefly wake up during the night, just long enough to roll over and go back to sleep, we probably aren’t going to recall the dream we just had.  We’re much more likely to remember the last dream we had during the night.  This is why the dream we’re having right before the alarm goes off is the one we remember.

Another factor that influences our ability to remember a dream is HOW we wake up.  If we’re able to lie still and sort of “glide” into a conscious state, we may “hold on” to the dream – especially if we get into the habit of concentrating on what we “just experienced” or what we just “went through.”

However, if we’re jarred awake by an alarm clock, a sudden noise, or even another person, our attention will immediately focus on them instead of what we were just “experiencing”. Then our woozy mind will immediately segue into thoughts of coffee, breakfast, the warmth and comfort of the bed (and how much we want to stay put!), things they have to do that day, etc.

It won’t take long for the dream to get lost in the shuffle.

When you think about all of the contributing factors, it’s a wonder we actually remember as many of our dreams as we do.

Tips for Remembering Your Dreams

  • Get into the habit of focusing immediately on your dreams when you wake up. When you learn to automatically tie together “waking up” and “recalling what you just experienced,” you’ll slowly become an expert at dream recall.
  • Some people are able to get in touch with their dreams by asking themselves, as soon as they wake up, “How do I feel right now?”  They claim that the answer causes them to refocus on the dream. For example, if they answer, “Frustrated,” their mind will automatically go to why they are frustrated.
  • Many people are helped by keeping a notebook and pen by their bed. Over time, waking up and writing down their dream becomes such a habit that the mind begins to remember even more details – they say they are always amazed by how much the brain actually recalls when it realizes that it’ll be “tested” on the details!
  • The number one tip, however, for remembering your dream is this: Try to quiet your mind as much as possible in the morning. This may mean setting your alarm clock 10-15 minutes earlier to give yourself more time in the morning.

Whatever approach you take to improve your dream recall, I’m sure your effort will be more than worth the trouble!

Dreams About Loosing Teeth: What Do These Unsettling Dreams Mean?

It Usually Has to do with Loss - Either Real or Perceived

Okay, so I know this dream is a real freaky one but I had a dream about 6 nights ago that all of my teeth fell out of my head. No pain, no warning, they simply fell out. It’s nearly a week later and I am still really freaked out about this dream. What does this dream mean and should I be worried about an accident or illness? I can’t tell you how this dream is haunting me. The dream is freaking me the heck out and I don’t have any peace of mind at all. Please tell me what this dream means. Thank you.

It might surprise you, but dreams about loosing teeth are pretty common. I hear from a lot of people who have had a dream where they lose one, two, or even all of their teeth. I think one of the reasons people reach out to a dreamologist about this type of dream is because it’s such an unsettling dream.

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Even though we rarely – if ever – think about our teeth on an average day, they are infinitely important to us. Vital, even. We are fully aware of the fact that our teeth are all ours and they’re unlike anyone else’s.  Our teeth are a lot like our thumbprints – they provide a great deal of our individuality.  You could say they separate us from everyone else.

When you stop long enough to think about just how important our teeth are, it makes you realize just how weighty a dream about losing our teeth is. However, don’t start freaking out again, this doesn’t mean that this is a prophetic dream that signals danger or illness ahead.  Below are some interesting things to realize about this type of dream.  At the end I’ll give you your own personal interpretation.

  1. Sometimes, in our sleep, we’ll experience discomfort in our jaw, mouth, or teeth. This pain or discomfort will sometimes work its way into our dream. If you dream about a tooth or teeth falling out and it’s accompanied by pain that “seems real,” more likely than not, you experienced some sort of pain in or around your teeth during the night.
  2. If you dream of losing your teeth and experience a mild amount of pain, bleeding, or discomfort, the dream eludes to physical or emotional pain you have recently experienced or physical or emotional pain that you FEAR experiencing.
  3. If your teeth fall out and you experience great embarrassment in your dream, the interpretation is that you’re anxious about something and fear that you’ll “make a fool” out of yourself or that others will laugh at you. Quite possibly, there is even one thing in particular that you’re self conscious about.

The thing that stands out to me the most about your dream is that it caught you off guard.  The fact that you mentioned, “no foreshadow…. no heads up… no warning” leads me to believe that THIS is actually the most vital part of the dream interpretation.  Usually, dreams about losing teeth have to do with loss – and this loss is usually a loss that has recently taken place in the dreamer’s life.

However, because of the “out of the blue” nature of your dream, I believe that the “loss” referred to in your dream has to do with a loss you FEAR or more to the point something you FEAR losing.  It’s probably not even a loss you’ve experienced or are likely even TO experience. Often we have dreams of this nature after hearing of another person’s personal loss. We tend to think, “Wow. What if that happened to me?!”  Other times, we cling to our possessions in the fear that they may somehow be taken from us.

I believe the loss symbolized in your dream is simply a loss that you fear may come unexpectedly or “out of the blue.”  As in a sudden loss with “no foreshadow…. no heads up… no warning.

As with all troubling dreams, the best way to get them out of your system is to get them out of your reach. Try not to thing too much about the dream and concentrate, instead, on happily positive and positively happy thoughts!

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Lucid Dreams in 30 Days: A Step By Step Guide

How You Can Have these Fascinating Dreams

Great Book About Lucid Dreams: Lucid Dreams in 30 Days

All dreams (prophetic dreams, recurring dreams, dreams about snakes, dreams about exes, etc..) are fascinating.  Even nightmares are fascinating, in their own way.  Yet the type of dreams that seem to fascinate and mystify people the most are Lucid Dreams.  While we could use thousands and thousands of words to explain Lucid dreams and lucid dreaming, I think it’s usually best to keep things as simple as possible – so, I like to define Lucid Dreams like this:  This type of dream is one that seems and feels so REAL, the dreamer is convinced it HAS TO BE REAL.  The colors in lucid dreams are more vivid, the sounds clearer, and the emotions deeper.

Is it any wonder everyone wants to experience lucid dreams?!

Books have been written detailing how you can experience these dreams for yourself – or, more to the point – they tell you all the steps you need to take to put yourself in the perfect position (frame of mind) to experience lucid dreaming.

One of the clearest, easiest, and most effective programs is defined in glorious detail in the book Lucid Dreams in 30 Days, Second Edition: The Creative Sleep Program by Keith Harary, PH.D and Pamela Weintraub.

For individuals who want to experience lucid dreaming for themselves (and do so on a regular basis, even), this should be the first (and probably last) book they buy.  The information is based on years of research from, literally, around the world and includes breakthrough techniques developed by world renown psychologists and dream researchers.

Book Description:

With this volume you will learn to explore the mysteries of your sleeping self. Beginning with simple steps such as keeping a dream journal to record your dreams, Keith Harary, Ph.D., and Pamela Weintraub take you step-by-step, day-by-day through the lucid dreaming process. You advance to realizing when you are in a dream state, waking up “in” your dreams, and eventually, actually controlling the content of your dreams.

About the Authors:

  • Keith Harary is a research director of the Institute for Advanced Psychology in Tiburon, California.
  • Pamela Weintraub is an author and journalist who specializes in health, biomedicine, and psychology. She is currently a consulting editor at Psychology Today and executive editor at MAMM magazine, and has served as editor in chief of OMNI and staff writer at Discover, Weintraub has written hundreds of articles for many national publications, including Redbook, Ms., McCall’s, Audubon, and Health, to name just a few. She lives in Connecticut.

See Lucid Dreams in 30 Days, Second Edition: The Creative Sleep Program for a look inside this fascinating book.