The dream analysis for dreaming about a honeysuckle vine is actually a little more complicated than you’d think. A honeysuckle vine is one of those dream symbols that can mean a lot of different things for a lot of different people.
The following dream scenarios are just a few:
- If someone with a severe allergy to honeysuckle dreams about a honeysuckle vine, they could be dealing with fear in their day to day life. They could also be struggling with a feeling of being “left out of” something. For example, someone with an allergy to this plant may sometimes feel “cheated” or left out by having to deal with allergies. The more allergies an individual has, the more likely they are to feel this way. In this case, dreaming about something they are allergic to could indicate that they feel they’ve been wronged, overlooked, or even cheated.
- If someone is a gardener and loves to grow beautiful plants, dreaming of a honeysuckle vine could be symbolic of goals, hopes, and dream. There is, most likely, something they are dreaming about – something they want to “grow,” so to speak.
- For many people (I’d say well over half), dreaming about a honeysuckle vine is a “return to childhood” type of nostalgic dream. Most of us remember enjoying the nectar from honeysuckle vines when we were kids. In fact, the smell of a honeysuckle vine takes me right back to being a little girl in western Kentucky! Understandably, we often long for the carefree, careless, fun days of our childhood and, in our dreams, our subconscious mind often allows us to visit sweet memories of our childhood.
Another thing to consider with a dream such as this is the surroundings. Was fear involved? Did you awaken from the dream feeling stressed, anxious, or relaxed? Each of these emotional details factor into the dream interpretation and analysis.
The Dream Analysis May Not Have Anything to Do with The Holiday
Have you ever had a dream about a holiday that was many months away? You know the dream can’t really have anything to do with the holiday, itself, because you haven’t seen decorations, cards, pictures, or anything to do with this particular holiday.
In fact, you haven’t even thought about the holiday for months! So why are you dreaming about it?
The fact is, the dream interpretation (analysis) doesn’t have anything to do with the holiday – it’s more about how the holiday makes you FEEL…. the emotions you associate with the holiday.
For example, when trying to determine the analysis of a holiday dream, ask yourself the following questions:
- What are the three strongest memories you have of the holiday? Think about these memories – do they “line up” with feelings you’re currently having or could they be feelings that you’re missing in your daily life?
- Does this holiday cause an unusual amount of stress for you? For example, if a particular holiday causes stress because of family relations, money, or loneliness – these bad emotions could be something you’re dealing with in your life.
- Who do you most associate with this holiday? Whether the individuals are alive or not, the dream analysis could simply be that any one of these people (or all of them!) have been on your mind lately. Many times we associate family members we’ve lost with holidays because our most vivid memories of them involve Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc. For example, I will always associate Thanksgiving with my father because it was his favorite holiday. He counted the days to Thanksgiving like most people count the days to Christmas! If I were to dream about Thanksgiving, I could pretty much bet that my dad had been on my mind recently.
- Think about specific dream symbols that stand out in the dream. What things, objects, or even colors do you recall most vividly from your dream? If you dream of Christmas Cookies, for example, you are seeking “comfort,” after all, few things are as comforting or as enjoyable as Christmas cookies! You may also strongly associate the person who does most of the baking at Christmas with a Christmas cookie dream.
Most holiday dreams are centered around loved ones, memories, and comfort which makes them some of the best dreams you can have!
The Dream Analysis Can Help Healing Begin
If you dream of being injured, or dream that you are in some type of pain from an injury or wound, the dream analysis (interpretation) could go one of several ways. As with all dreams, the dreamer is the only one who can say for certain which dream analysis is “on the money” for them, so read through each dream interpretation below and see which one seems to apply to you, personally.
An injury dream can be a dream in which the dreamer is injured or in pain or it can be a dream in which the dreamer sees or even inflicts pain in another person. The most important thing about the dream is the fact that an injury or wound has taken place.
The first (and most frequent) analysis for an injury dream has to do with injury or pain that has been done to the dreamer. Because we think of pain in many types of context (physical, mental, emotional..), this injury, harm, or pain can be physical or emotional. The dreamer could have been physically or emotionally injured many years ago or as recent as the day of the dream. The most important symbolism is the fact that the dreamer is attempting to heal, deep inside, from this injury.
If injury dreams that fall under this interpretation continue for any period of time, it’s probably best for the dreamer to find someone to talk to about, because recurring dreams of this nature indicate that, although healing is trying to take place, it isn’t entirely doing so.
This type of injury dream is our brain’s way of trying to figure out questions such as:
- Why did that happen to me?
- Why did this person do this to me?
- How do I know this will never happen again?
Sometimes an individual who has been physically or emotionally injured simply needs a sympathetic shoulder to lean on and an understanding person to confide in.
Another analysis for injury dreams is at the other end of the spectrum. Sometimes people who have inflicted pain on others are haunted by guilt in their dreams. Now, this doesn’t ALWAYS mean they deserve the guilt. For example, if someone accidentally and unwittingly causes pain to another person (or even animal) – they may have injury dreams as a result of the guilt they feel. Sometimes they’ll be the one who is injured in the dream, which is their brain’s way of saying, “I wish it had been me instead” or “I deserve to feel this pain.”
Needless to say, the best remedy for this dream interpretation is to simply apologize from the heart. Don’t make excuses and don’t put if off another minute. Say you’re sorry and even buy something for the individual, if you can. You’ll both feel better and your dreams will be sweeter.
Your Dream’s Telling You Something Very Important
Someone recently told me they’d had a long, epic dream about an army marching through their town. Soldiers came to his door to recruit him in the fight! The dreamer said he never really saw what – or who – the army was fighting, but he picked up on their fierce determination to win anyway. Naturally, he was anxious to learn what this dream means and asked for my dream analysis.
To dream of an army, war, battlefield, or even weapons means something very important. These types of dreams indicate that you feel that you are “up against it” right now. You have apparently been fighting some type of battle in your life and this dream is your mind’s way of coming to terms with all of the drama.
I’ve heard of people who had army dreams while battling disease, relationship problems, and issues with their job. I have also heard of people who had similar dreams while battling their own personal battle with something in their life (weight problem, bad habit…).
Only the dreamer can say, for certain, what battle is symbolized in the dream.
This type of dream should be seen as a warning. You’ve probably been pushing yourself too hard (as indicated by the subconscious mind thinking of your situation in terms of a battle!). It might just be time to relax a little and take a new approach to the situation.
On rare occasions, army or battle dreams symbolize a battle you’ve recently won or lost. Again, only the dreamer knows for sure.
I got an e-mail recently from a woman who was “very, very frustrated” with a dream she had the night before. She said that she desperately wanted to remember the dream but could only remember a single fragment. Apparently she was new to the world of Dream Interpretation and Dream Analysis and had even (as I often suggest!) bought a Dream Journal!
Here’s what she had to say: I recently found your dream website and have been reading the articles. I think you’re right about dreams. We can learn alot about ourselves from what we dream. I have had 2 of my dreams analyzed by you and you were spot on each time. I bought a dream journal and started writing down my dreams. I do like you say and write them down as soon as I wake up. It’s a whole lot of fun!
However, last night I had a dream that I know was a very “busy” dream. I did a lot in it. But I can’t remember the dream. I am very, very frustrated because the dream didn’t stay with me. I’ve racked my brain trying to remember what happened but I can’t. I can only remember one thing: my family and I were in a city we once lived in in Indiana. What is someone supposed to do when their dream is lost like this? I usually remember all my dreams. Why is this one not coming to me? Thanks so much! – Carole
Below was my response: Carole, I feel your frustration! Even though I’m utterly fascinated with dreams (some might say obsessed), there are times when I can’t remember a dream either. You’re right – it’s very frustrating!
When you can’t remember a dream, below are a few tips that may help with the dream recall:
- First of all, try to determine your emotions in the dream. Were you excited, frantic, sad, frustrated, happy, or overwhelmed? Did you feel in control or out of control? Even if you can’t remember all of the details, if you can get in touch with the way the dream made you feel, you can still get a lot from the dream. This is where a Dream Journal comes in handy. If you have a string of days when you have to write down emotions like “overwhelmed” or “out of control,” you’ll get a great dream analysis from the emotions alone. Also, focusing on your emotions in the dream (and the emotions you felt when you first awoke from the dream) often helps you remember more about the dream. When you determine one of the emotions, ask yourself, “Why did I feel that way?” or “Who or what caused me to feel like this?”
- Think of colors in the dream. Not only can a dream’s colors help with the dream analysis, picturing the colors you saw in the dream can help you remember more about the dream. For example, if you were to remember the colors blue and yellow, you could then ask yourself, “Where were these colors?” You may remember that blue was on a particular house and yellow was a dress your mom wore. Usually, if you can remember where you saw the dream colors, you’ll remember more about the dream.
- Here’s a trick that helps a lot of people with their dream recall: Lie back down and assume the position! Lie comfortably in bed just as you would be while dreaming. If you normally use a fan when you sleep, turn it on. Free yourself of as many distractions as possible and simply lie there with your eyes closed, focusing on things you do remember from the dream. A word of warning, though: Don’t do this if you have cookies in the oven, someplace you have to be, or toddlers in the house. You just might drift off to sleep.
Finally, if you simply can’t remember anything else about the dream, write down what you do remember (even if it’s simply one word, like peaceful). Then move on. Tell yourself that if it were really, really important, you’d remember more of it. Just take from it what you can and move forward.
A word about this particular dream (returning to Indiana with family) – dreams in which we “go back” can have several meanings. For one, you could have been talking about old times recently – or you could have even seen a picture from this time. Many times that sets the stage for a dream to visit the past.
A second reason we dream about a past place is we miss something from the past. The same can be true about an ex, an old house, a place we once lived, etc. We may not have any love left for any of these things – but there may be one thing that we miss from that time. Perhaps an ex gave great neck rubs or we had great neighbors in a house we once lived in…. Focus on what you DO remember and think about the emotions you have surrounding this person, place or thing.
A third reason we have dreams that wander into the past is a very common one: We’re warning ourselves of past mistakes or past pains. It’s our mind’s way of saying, “Watch out!” A recent girl contacted me in the comments about dreams she was having about an ex. He had cheated on her and hurt her pretty badly. She’d seen him recently and had a couple of dreams about him. I believe her dreams about this heart-breaker were her brain’s way of saying, “Don’t you even think about going back there! This dude equals pain.”
If a dream about a place you once lived, there could have been pain or a personal mistake you made. Your dream could be trying to make peace with it once and for all.
Some would even say that the fact you can’t remember the dream indicates that you’ve done just that!
A Final Word About Dream Recall:
Remember what you can. Move on. If you keep a dream journal (which could simply mean writing them down in a notebook), write down what you do remember. If you can’t remember the dream, write down something like, “I can’t remember anything about this dream except….” If you’re frustrated, write that down. If you’re like, “Whatever, it’s not important,” write that down. When you keep a Dream Journal, you often begin to see a pattern. Perhaps on certain nights (when you’re more tired than usual), you’re less likely to remember dreams. Maybe certain medications, like allergy medicine, cause your dream recall to be foggy. This is why it’s important to really go into detail in your dream journal – writing down what medicine you took before bedtime, etc. Many people even write down what they ate!
In the end realize that sometimes our brain realizes when there isn’t anything of real value in a dream and it just lets it go.
Sometimes that’s exactly what we have to do.
Tip for Remembering Your Dreams
Keeping a dream journal actually trains your brain to remember dreams better. When you get into the practice of writing things down into your dream journal, your brain will soon realize that this is an important part of your life. It’ll become much better at remembering details that may have otherwise gotten away from you and been lost forever. Dream journals actually train your brain for better dream recall.
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.
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!
Hey! Where’d everybody go?!
What does it mean to dream of being left behind? If you dream that you have been left behind, it is symbolic of an inner feeling of inadequacy. Many people feel that this type of dream means they have been wronged in some way or that others don’t like them. In all actuality, however, dreaming of being left behind has absolutely nothing to do with anyone else. It’s all you, sport!
This is the perfect example of why I always say that dreams can be very helpful in self improvement and self growth. When we get tuned in to our dreams and dream symbols, we’ll realize just how much they tell us about ourselves. We can then, of course, take this information and use it constructively and proactively.
If you have a dream where you have been left behind, mark it down: There is something about you that you feel insecure or unsure about. It could be physical or it could not be physical! Below are just some of the areas in a person’s life that could cause them to have feelings of insecurity:
- Vehicle they drive
- House they live in
- Guilt over something they’ve done
- Job or “title”
- General appearance
The list, of course, goes on and on. The point is, the insecurity could come from just about anyplace – only the dreamer knows for sure. However, there may be clues in the dream that point to the area of insecurity. Look for the following four clues:
- In the dream, do the people who are leaving you behind have anything in common? For example, are they all rich, skinny, outgoing, etc? If they are glaring similar in some way, you may feel that you are lacking in this area.
- In the dream, is money involved in any way? If someone has left you behind while they go shopping, you may feel insecure about your financial situation.
- In the dream, has EVERYONE left you behind – that is to say EVERY single person in the dream? You probably feel lonely and isolated in your day to day life and are (whether rightly or wrongly) pointing your fingers at the area in which you feel insecure or inefficient.
- In the dream, has everyone left you behind because they’re angry at you? If this is the case, you may feel insecure about something you’ve done or something you failed to do. Feelings of guilt cause us to feel that we don’t quite measure up to others and that we’re worthy of being abandoned.
Here’s a completely different dream about being left behind: What if YOU are the one leaving someone or something behind? This type of dream has a different meaning, all together. If you dream that you have or are leaving someone, something, or someplace behind, the symbolism is that you are “leaving behind” the past. This could be a bad habit, a feeling of guilt, anger or resentment toward someone in particular, etc. It could also symbolize leaving a job, school, home, or relationship.
If you’ve had any dreams similar to these, please tell us about them in the comments!
Snake dreams continue to be the most popular type of dream here on Dream Prophesy. The reason for this is pretty clear and totally understandable, however that’s of little comfort when someone has such an unsettling dream!
The reason snake dreams are so popular and common is this: Snakes are (deservedly or not) a universal symbol of everything evil, wrong, scary, frightening, and bad.
Snakes represent, to most of us anyway, great fear and uncommon anxiety. Granted, there are those who love snakes with the same type of adoration the rest of us have for our cats, dogs, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, and so on. As a matter of fact, when a lot of people talk about their beloved pet, they’re referring to a snake. And when these snake-lovers have dreams about snakes, they usually symbolize something entirely different. When they dream about snakes, they’re no more alarmed that I would be if I dreamed about cats. As someone with four cats, this is completely common for me and I never give it a second thought.
For most of us, however, snakes do represent BAD (fear, anxiety, frustration…). Common symbol for BAD = A common dream.
Here’s something that I find to be extremely fascinating. I’ve been a dreamologist for over 10 years. That’s a lot of dreams to be analyzed and studied! I’ve noticed something over the years that fascinates me. MANY adults who work with kids, particularly teachers, frequently have a similar dream involving snakes:
They’ll confront a snake (or another representation of evil) that they’re trying valiantly to destroy. Many will even say things like, “I know it’s going to hurt a lot of people and I want to stop it…” However, they can’t get anyone to get on board with them and help out. The frustration of the dream stays with these dreamers as much as the image of the snake or snakes do. One of the reasons I believe this is so common is that teachers, undoubtedly, often feel very much “up against it.” They love kids and sincerely want to help them. They’ve dedicated their lives to them, so they obviously feel very strongly about young people. However, they can’t do everything.
They feel very overwhelmed, at times, due to a lack of parental support and/or a lack of support from the school system, principal, school board, etc. Teachers aren’t even paid as much as they deserve – no doubt the frustration sometimes gets to them. How could it not? Although most handle it admirably and you’d never really know the lack of support they sometimes encounter, their subconscious mind ALWAYS knows. the subconscious mind realizes just how much the individual sometimes feels as though he or she is fighting for a child or children without anyone backing them up.
Enter the snake.
Honestly, this is such a recurring theme for people involved in education and kids that books could be written. Needless to say, the theme is actually beautiful – the thought that people who are in charge of kids care so much about “saving” them and protecting them that it carries over to their dreams.
Snakes, for most people are dream symbols for something (anything, really) that’s evil, bad, scary, or undesired in any way. When we have things on our mind during the day that are negative, to put it simply, they show up in our dreams dressed as snakes.
Appropriate attire for evil.
Whether you work with kids or not, snakes symbolize something that you are afraid of, intimidated by, anxious about, or worried about. It may be a tiny seed of fear deep inside of you – one that you barely even know exists. The thing is, your subconscious mind knows it’s there. Dreams are its way of getting the fear out into the open, allowing you to confront it and deal with it.
If, like teachers, you find yourself trying to do something about the snake but can’t seem to find any support or help – your dream interpretation is similar to the teacher’s. You feel, in your waking life, a lack of support from the people around you. You often feel that you’re fighting a battle alone.
Snake dreams will usually subside once you realize that this fear, and possible isolation, exists. A word of caution, however: As with all unsettling dreams – try very hard not to dwell on them, especially right before going to sleep. Doing so only invites the dream to RECUR, and when it comes to snake dreams, that’s the last thing any of us want.