More Times Than Not it’s All About HOPE
Prayer dreams can have several meanings. Very often, the dreamer will dream about prayer or about praying simply as a result of having prayed right before falling asleep. The beautiful process finds its way into the dream simply because it was the last thing the dreamer thought about or did.
However dreaming about prayer can also have another interpretation. Prayer dreams can indicate that the dreamer is currently “at the end of his or her rope” about a particular matter. Something in their life simply seems too large for them to handle.
Most people, when they’ve reached what appears to be the end of their rope look UP to Heaven… more specifically UP to God. Prayer dreams are the subconscious mind’s way of seeking the solution to a puzzle they can’t solve.
When this is the case, and the dreamer’s prayer indicates that – deep inside – they are hopeful of a positive solution to their problem.
If, in your dream you experience an answer to prayer – either one you prayed within the dream, or a prayer you’ve prayed while awake, it is a symbolism of hope.
By contrast, if you dream of NOT getting an answer to prayer, your hope is currently feeling a little shaky!
Another dream interpretation for prayer dreams has to do with the dreamer’s conscience. Some people will dream about prayer or praying when they feel guilty about something in particular. It’s as though they’re looking for forgiveness from God, other people, and (perhaps most importantly), themselves.
Only the dreamer will be able to tell which of these dream interpretations fits their situation.
Toy Dreams and Stuffed Animal Dreams Are Always Fun….. and Interesting!
What does it mean to dream about a stuffed dog? I don’t remember much about my dream except for the fact that I was happy and excited and I bought a stuffed dog at a store (a store I’ve never seen by the way). Mind you, I’m too old to play with toys or stuffed animals any more (I’m in my 40’s after all!) but I was SO excited about buying this stuffed animal in my dream. I was wondering what the dream meaning was for this. Thank you. – Signed, Feeling like a little girl at least in my dream!
What a fun dream! I, personally, dreamed about bats last night, so I’m a little jealous. I would have MUCH rather had a dream about a cute stuffed dog!
I think it’d be interesting to look at a few dream interpretations, along with the symbolism of toys, stuffed animals, and even dogs first of all. Then I’ll tell you why you should be as excited about your dream as you were excited about the stuffed dog in your dream!
Toy dreams generally represent childhood or, at the very least, a childlike state of mind. Our childhood generally represents to us a time of carefree fun and wild abandonment. No stresses, worries, responsibilities, or “to do lists.” When we were children, we simply enjoyed each day as it came – another opportunity to play, explore, and simply enjoy life.
Is it any wonder we often return to childlike symbols in our dreams?!
When we dream about toys (dolls, stuffed animals, toy cars, games, bicycles…) we are dreaming about enjoyment and having fun with life. Some people think of toy dreams as your mind’s way of getting the adult dreamer back in contact with someone they haven’t thought about in a while…. their younger self.
Anything can trigger these dreams – from being around or seeing children to seeing old pictures of yourself. Toys can trigger these dreams as well since they often take us back to our childhood.
Dogs, in dreams, usually symbolize comfort and happiness. The only time they do not is when (in the dream) they are angry or aggressive. A dog’s dream interpretation has a great deal to do with how the dreamer FELT during the dream. If the dreamer felt afraid or anxious – this symbolizes fear they have in their daily life.
If the dog caused the dreamer to feel safe, then the dream analysis is that the dreamer is looking for a safety net in real life.
Here’s the fascinating thing: A dog in a dream may or may not appear as a REAL dog. He or she may be in a picture, in a painting, on a magazine, or (in your case) may even appear as a stuffed animal. The mind will work the dog into the dream where it’s convenient for it to do so.
Dream Analysis for This Dream
The fact that you found a stuffed dog in what you referred to as a store you’ve never seen – and were SO excited about it – indicates that you have an abundance of excitement about something in your daily life. I believe the fact that the dog is represented by a stuffed animal indicates that, deep inside, you’re feeling a childlike joy and experiencing childlike excitement.
That’s the best kind!
One of the things that fascinates me the most about dreams is this: Our subconscious mind is SO MUCH MORE IN-TUNE with our life and what’s going on around us than our conscious mind. Our conscious mind has far too much going on to recognize every minute detail. We have to do lists, bills, relationships, health, world events, etc – all competing for our attention.
Because of this, we may miss key details or clues about upcoming events. Here’s a cool example: I once heard of a woman who kept dreaming of a wedding. She wasn’t involved with anyone at the time (although she was “seriously” attracted to someone in her neighborhood). She wondered why she was dreaming about weddings when she didn’t even have a boyfriend. As it turned out, her subconscious mind realized that the man she was attracted to was also attracted to her. Her conscious mind “missed” the signs. She was always too busy going to and from work, worrying about her aging parents, paying rent, and trying to make ends meet to notice the obvious.
He was always smiling at her the same way she smiled at him.
Her subconscious mind picked up on the clues and pretty much dwelt on them while she was asleep!
Within a year, they were married.
I believe the stuffed dog dreamer‘s subconscious mind is picking up on clues and overlooked signs – things the dreamer’s conscious (or waking) mind is too busy to fully realize. The fact that the dreamer experienced such excitement in the dream leads me to believe they’re in for a very pleasant surprise in life. Their subconscious mind is sort of putting them on notice…. “Look out! Something wonderful’s about to happen!”
My Cousin Was Kidnapped and Was Missing for Three Days…
I recently heard from a dreamer who’d had an unsettling dream. In his dream, his cousin was kidnapped and was missing for three days!
Generally speaking, a dream about kidnapping means that the dreamer is afraid of losing something. This “something” could be anything from hair to a relationship – and a billion things in between. The kidnapping usually symbolizes the dreamer’s anxiety about what he or she is afraid of losing.
However, I feel that in this particular dream, there may be more to it. While this dreamer may, indeed, be afraid of losing something, I believe that he currently feels that something is “missing” in his life. The fact that the word “missing” appears in his brief description of the dream tells me that this is a vital part of the dream’s analysis and interpretation. I actually think the “missing” part of the dream holds the strongest symbolism.
In fact, the part about the cousin “missing for three days” was the final thing the dreamer said. When conveying a dream, very often the dreamer (without even realizing it) “ends” on what matters most. They end on the thing they subconsciously know is the most important.
The good news for this dreamer is the fact that, in the dream, the cousin was recovered. Not only is this a happier ending for the dream (and cousin!), it’s also symbolic of something very important – the dreamer is optimistic about “finding” what’s “missing” in his life. If he weren’t, I don’t believe the cousin would have been returned in the dream.
What could be “missing” in a dreamer’s life if they have a dream such as this? Just about anything really…
- A romantic relationship
- A job they’re excited about
- More money
- Time spent with family
- Time spent with friends
The dreamer could even feel like they missed an opportunity.
At least this particular dreamer is optimistic about finding what they’re missing. My money’s on him!
What Does it Mean to Dream About Pigs?!
Like a lot of dream interpretations and dream symbols, pig dreams can go one of several ways. The first one I’ll give is the most common analysis – but don’t be surprised if your dream’s meaning is more in line with the second one.
Pigs May Symbolize Someone Less Than Desirable
Although a lot of people (me, included!) find pigs to be too cute for words, the word “pig” is often associated with someone who lacks moral decency. “He’s such a pig!” is a common phrase for someone you either don’t want to know – or wish you didn’t!
If you dream of pigs, it could be symbolic of your feelings toward someone. You may or may not even realize you harbor these feelings.
Sometimes, the pig in the dream symbolizes the dreamer, him/her self. Guilt or remorse can make a person “act out” regret in their dreams.
Pigs May Symbolize a Feeling of Gluttony
Some people dream about pigs following something that makes them feel like a glutton. They probably even said something along the lines of, “I pigged out” or “I was such a pig!” the previous day.
Pig dreams are yet another example of how fascinating and fun our dreams are. The symbolisms we use never cease to amaze… or amuse… me.
This Dream’s Interpretation has to Do With an Exciting New Chapter in the Dreamer’s Life
A recently submitted dream for interpretation and analysis:
I recently had a really busy dream. I was going so many places and doing so many different things. You always say to remember the dream symbols in a dream and the emotions in the dream, so when I woke up I wrote down the things I remembered. I saw about 9 or 10 ENTRANCE signs in the dream which was weird. There was a sign like that over every store or restaurant or car shop I went into. As for my emotions in the dream, I was excited about each place I went to. When there I was happy and content. I was real busy, but I was real happy. Happy and excited are the main emotions I remember. I even felt like that when I woke up. I was smiling all morning and couldn’t even tell anyone why I was so happy. I wish I had more dreams like this one! – Kelly G.
Kelly, I’m with you – we could all use more dreams like this one. As I’ve said before, when I’m reading a dream, one of the first “clues” I look for is how the dream makes ME feel – the emotions I pick up on. While reading through the description of this particular dream, the main thing that stood out was the excitement and anticipation the dreamer has with each progression.
“Busy” dreams usually symbolize one of two things:
- A feeling of being overwhelmed in the dreamer’s daily life.
- A large, looming task that needs to be accomplished.
- A new chapter in the dreamer’s life.
Given the emotions involved, I’d say this dream definitely fits the latter. Kelly’s dream indicates that the dreamer is currently going through a large change in their life (or will go through such a change soon). This sort of change could be an exciting new job, going to a new school, moving, buying a new home, or starting a new relationship.
The eagerness to approach each new entrance sign indicates that she’s more than a little excited about the new opportunities headed her way.