A dreamer recently asked: “What does it mean to dream of all of the windows of your house being GONE. The window panes weren’t broken in my dream – they were simply missing. There were curtains hanging on the windows, blowing in the wind but no glass in the windows. It was cold outside in my dream, so I was freezing. I tried to put blankets over the windows, but they blew away. Nothing I tried worked. I woke up literally clutching my bedspread. Thanks! – Anne B.”
Cool dream, excuse the pun! The interpretation for a dream such as this one can actually go one of two ways. When it comes to analyzing someone else’s dreams, that’s often the case. Because the dream analyst didn’t experience the dream personally and they aren’t privy to a lot of personal details about the dreamer’s life, they sometimes can break it down into several possibilities – leaving the dreamer(s) to choose the one that’s most relevant.
When I read the dream, my first reaction was the word “EXPOSED.” A dream such as this would indicate that the dreamer possibly had something exposed about themselves recently – maybe something they’d done, feelings they have, something they said, etc. The windows being open PLUS the blankets not staying in place seem to back up this interpretation. Furthermore, it would indicate that perhaps the dreamer had tried to “cover something up” and it wasn’t successful.
The dream could indicate that the dreamer either has been exposed or fears being exposed.
The fact that the dreamer mentions being “cold” is very important here. It would suggest regret and feelings of guilt. These would, of course, go along with the entire concept of having something exposed.
Another possible analysis for this dream is simply frustration. Any time we are frustrated in our “real life,” the frustration almost always plays out in our dreams. We will encounter things (in our dreams) that seem to be against us and will fight against things that seem to constantly get the better of us! The cold air and blowing blankets would certainly qualify as frustrating foes in the dream above. It’s entirely possibly (very, very possible in fact) that the dreamer was cold in real life and transferred the physical feeling into her dream.
The subconscious brain could have said, “It’s cold… the windows must be open!”
Only the dreamer, herself, can know for sure which interpretation would fit her own personal situation. Given the fact that she was clutching her bedspread when she woke up leads me to believe it’s probably the second one.
Thanks for submitting your dream Anne B!
I want to thank everyone who submits their dreams for interpretation. By doing so, you allow other dreamers to gain insight into their own dreams. I hope you’ll continue to submit your dreams again and again! However, there’s been a little change in the way I’ll be analyzing dreams. Please only submit your dreams through e-mail or the contact form if they’re PRIVATE. If the dreams you want interpreted and analyzed can be shared with others (which is always fun – and a great way to learn about the meanings of dreams!), leave your dream as a comment – either on the last article on the website or on a dream interpretation that’s in the same ballpark.
Thanks! – Joi
Tree Dreams Often Symbolize Life…
I recently had a dream about trees. Trees were the main part of the dream that I can remember. They were surrounding me. The bright and beautiful colors of green are the thing I remember the most. I did see the sky and trunks of the trees, too – so browns and blue were also in my dream.
I felt so peaceful in my dream. I can’t even describe how cool this dream was. Everything was right in the world for me in my dream. It was just me and a lot of trees. I kept looking up at them and even thought how they looked like they were touching the sky. Does this seem like a strange dream to you? What does it mean? – Megan
First of all, the dream doesn’t seem at all strange to me – it seems perfectly wonderful! Trees are often symbolic of LIFE in our dreams. While there are exceptions, I believe that your dream is a classic example of this interpretation.
The fact that you “looked up” and noted that they “looked like they were touching the sky” are great news for your dream analysis. This indicates that you believe that things in your life are “looking up.” So much so that, in your heart, you believe that “the sky’s the limit!”
This is a very positive dream and you should feel 100 percent good about its meaning. This dream indicates that you are in a very good place in your life right now and feel very hopeful for the future.
Very often, green in dreams is symbolic of jealousy or envy – but, when the context is a positive one (without any hints of negativity), green symbolizes peace, contentment, and total freedom from doubt and worry.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful dream, Megan, and I hope you have many more just like it!
Suitcase dreams, or dreaming about packing, have more than one dream interpretation or meaning. Remember, when a dream symbol or dream topic has different meanings, you have to look at all of the circumstances in the dream, including your emotions during the dream and immediately after waking. Also, examine what’s going on in your real life. It’s sort of like unraveling a mystery, which is always fun!
Also remember that packing anything (trunk, suitcase, bag..) carries the same interpretations.
Possible Dream Interpretation #1
Packing a suitcase in a dream, or even just dreaming about a suitcase or carrying bag can imply an intense need to get away. There is a situation or even a person that you want to pack up your life and run away from. If this is the dream analysis for you, your emotions in the dream will probably be anxious. You may be excited and happy (at the though of escaping something undesirable).
Possible Dream Interpretation #2
You may be looking forward to (or even a little intimidated by) beginning a new chapter in your life. Many times when we are starting school, moving into a new house, or starting a new job, our emotions carry over into our dreams. Suitcase and packing dreams are common while we are going through changes in our life. The dream symbolism is that you’re moving into a new part of your life.
If, during the dream, you encounter problems (such as the suitcase won’t close, you are having to pack in a hurry, you can’t find something, etc), it’s a sign that you are apprehensive and maybe even a little insecure about these changes.
Possible Dream Interpretation #3
You may need a vacation! You have probably said, or at least thought, (in the past few weeks) that you need a vacation. Suitcase/packing dreams are your brains way of saying, “Yes, you really do!”
Only the dreamer knows for certain which dream analysis is his or hers. Remember to closely examine your emotions during the dream, when you wake up, and even now – as you remember the dream. These emotions tie into the dream analysis in a MAJOR way.
The dream interpretation (or dream analysis) for flood dreams is pretty cut and dry. The symbolism of the flood waters and the feelings the dreamer experiences during, and after, the dream represent circumstances and situations in the dreamer’s real world.
Floods, and other natural disasters (such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes) represent UNCONTROLLABLE forces that are POWERFUL, and very often leave their victims utterly helpless. It’s these feelings that the dream, itself, represents.
If you dream about a flood, more likely than not you have recently felt overwhelmed in your life by something (or someone) that seemed like an uncontrollable force – one which left you feeling somewhat helpless, at their mercy, and victimized.
Think about the word flood for a minute. We talk about floods of emotion, floods of tears, floods of rain – each time we’re referring to something that seems endless and out of control. The floods in a dream represent something in our daily life that seems out of control, relentless, and overwhelming. A flood dream is almost always symbolic of something negative in our lives that we want to address but haven’t yet found a way to do so. I say almost always because there is an exception.
More than likely, if you have a flood dream, your emotions will be anywhere from frightened to extremely anxious. However, if your emotion could be described as calm, amused, or even relieved, your dream analysis is different from the one discussed above. If you have a positive emotion during your flood dream, your dream is symbolic of relief. This could mean that something WAS overwhelming, but you found a way to handle the situation and come out on top. Your dream could be a celebration of this triumph.
If you feel relief during the dream, it could mean that you have bottled-up (or “dammed up”) emotions that you want to release. Your subconscious mind is letting you know what a relief it will be when you release these emotions and sort of let the flood gates open!
Finally, ask yourself if the dream seemed to be more about the flood, itself, or the “washing away” of homes, cars, etc. If the dream seems to be more symbolic of “washing away,” you could either be looking to make changes in your life OR you could be afraid of unwanted changes washing over your life. Again, the emotions you feel in the dream will clue you in on whether this is a positive dream or a negative dream
If your dream involved chaos and confusion, your subconscious mind is most definitely trying to tell you something! Below is a recent dream submitted to Dream Prophesy for dream interpretation. The dreamer is looking for the meaning of the dream because the frustrated feeling the dream left with her is lingering.
I hope you can help me with a recent dream I had. I woke up feeling so frustrated and confused and the feeling is still with me over 24 hours later. I have the feeling that my mind is giving me a message of some sort but I can’t figure it out. Here’s my dream. I was in a village in the middle of nowhere. The people didn’t talk at all. They didn’t even use sign language. I tried to communicate with them but they just looked at me, then looked at each other like I was crazy and they were amused by me. If they did make noise, I knew they would laugh at me.
Because no one would talk, I couldn’t figure out how to get out of the village and to the town. See, I knew that I had to leave the village and, for some reason, it was the most important thing in the world to get back to town. Whatever town it was!
Each time I tried to take off for a certain direction, I found trouble or a dead end then had to go back to the village, where everyone was looking at me like I was a crazy woman. The people were Indians – all dressed up like you’d see in a Western movie. Feathers, tomahawks, etc. They were so beautiful, but I hated them because they wouldn’t talk or help me find where I needed to go. I can’t describe how helpless and frustrated I was or how much I knew I needed to get to the town. But each way I tried lead to mountains or lakes or fire or wolves. Nowhere I went was the right way! I woke up completely frustrated and the feeling won’t go away. Please help so I can have peace of mind. Thank you. – Brenda
Brenda, fascinating dream! I can feel your frustration in your words and can practically see it in your dream symbols. The good news is that this dream’s meaning is pretty clear to me. The bad news is, you may have a little work in front of you for the peace of mind you’re looking for.
The first thing that came to my mind after reading your dream is this: Somehow you have lost your way in life and are, subconsciously, trying to find it. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve gotten WAY off track in some area. It could be as simple as slacking off with a few goals or even New Year’s Resolutions. Many people, after trying to battle some particular goal they’ve set for themselves (losing weight, saving money, controlling their temper, quitting smoking….) will fall off the wagon, so to speak. They grow frustrated and even wonder if they can meet the goal – they often wonder if they should even try.
During this time, they can sort of lose their way. Their purpose in life is clouded by the clouds of doubt and frustration. This can quickly lead to great frustration.
Another instance of losing your way is if you allow other people to make choices for you. If you keep allowing someone else to decide where you go to school, where you work, what you eat, who you spend time with, what you wear (or any combination of personal choices) – you’ll eventually feel trapped and wonder where that person ends and you begin.
If you recognize your personal situation in either of the descriptions above, I’m sure you realize how frustrated your subconscious mind is. YOU are inside trying to get out! Whether you are in your own way, circumstances are holding you back, or someone else is in your way can only be determined by you.
The bottom line is that you essentially feel that you have lost your way. You find yourself lost within a situation that your subconscious mind wants out of. The way you longed for the “town” in the dream is symbolic for what you yearn for in your real life. The best way to figure this out is to simply sit down with yourself and have a good old-fashioned self-talk! Free yourself from all distractions and really get in touch with the real you – beneath the layers of day-to-day stress, responsibilities, relationships, etc. You will undoubtedly uncover what it is you feel is holding you back. This thing (whether it’s a personal trait, situation, or individual) is symbolic of the obstacles you kept encountering. You feel that, in life, something is in your way
The villagers represent helplessness. In some area of your life you feel helpless – just as helpless as the people were when they either refused to help you or didn’t know how.
One final thought about the dream symbols. The fact that the people, themselves, weren’t aggressive and the fact that the obstacles you met were not human obstacles leads me to think that the obstacle you face in your day to day life is probably yourself and/or circumstances. I believe that if your obstacle involved another human being, you would have encountered an angry or aggressive human in your dream. By contrast, they were silent. In society, we have often referred to people as dumb who refuse to speak. I believe this is an important symbol in the dream and believe that you somehow feel “dumb” because of your situation. Of course, that’s ridiculous because we all “lose our way” from time to time.
As for the dream staying with you, when this happens we can rest assured that our subconscious mind is deeply troubled and looking for answers.
I have complete confidence that you’ll get back on the right track right away. Keeping a Dream Journal is an excellent way to keep track of your dreams. They really help you sort things out.
Best of luck and thanks for sharing your dream!