Dream Symbols That Represent Stress

Has the stress in your waking life overflowed into your dreams? A little bit of stress in our everyday lives is normal. But sometimes it becomes such a regular occurrence in our lives that it influences our dreams and causes us to lose valuable sleep. Understanding our dreams is the key to identifying and ending stress in our waking hours and restoring peace and restfulness to our nighttime hours. These types of dreams usually keep reoccurring until the situation in our waking hours has been addressed.


The following dream symbols are indicators that you may have some form of stressful situation in your waking hours that you need to address.

Dreaming that you’re nude in public foretells scandal and unwise engagements.

Dreaming about being naked shows you’re feeling vulnerable or shameful. You could be feeling inferior at work, or feel unguarded or exposed in a situation.

Dreaming of a storm symbolizes an internal storm in your life.

Storms signify “overwhelming struggle, shock, devastating loss, and catastrophe in your personal affairs.”

Storms in dreams mean continued sickness, unfavorable business, and separation from friends—all things that will cause great distress. The good news is if the storm passes before you wake up, the stress won’t be as bad.

Dreams of crashes—airplane, car, train, or otherwise—represent deep anxieties and fears. Many people fear these dreams are premonitions, but most likely they aren’t. Crashes can represent a feeling that your life is headed for disaster. Are you pushing yourself too hard? Are you feeling out of control? That out of control feeling may manifest itself in your dreams.

If you dream of an airplane crash, you may have set high and unrealistic goals for yourself. Car crashes represent a shocking situation or a painful experience.

Dreaming of hell shows that you’re suffering from an inescapable situation. You may have many inner fears and repressed guilty feelings. On the other hand, if you dream of fire, but not necessarily in hell, it symbolizes destruction, passion, desire, illumination, transformation, enlightenment, or anger.

Dream experts say dreaming of death is merely symbolic and there’s no need to be afraid it’s a sign of things to come.

Death dreams often mean the beginning of suspense or trials in your life.

They can also show forthcoming finalities, like the end of a marriage or a career.

Bugs in our dreams—ants, spiders, moths, gnats, flies—could mean a number of things.

Bugs are an indication that a “disgustingly revolting complication” will arise in your daily life.

To dream of bugs suggests you are worried about something and are filled with anxieties and fears. Alternatively the bugs may represent your sexual thoughts.

Dreaming of a cat foretells misfortune and bad luck. Alternatively if  you’re a devout cat lover, and then it represents creativity, independence, and power.
Killing the cat or drive it from your sight in your dream, your luck will turn around; you’ll overcome great obstacles and your fortunes will rise. But if you dream of a cat or a snake being friendly, watch out—an angry struggle is around the corner.

Losing Teeth:
Losing teeth signifies burdens that crush your pride. If your teeth are knocked out, you’ll have sudden misfortune. Decayed or snagged teeth mean business or health struggles. Alternatively dreams about lost teeth are that the dreamer is feeling powerless in life and may be in a transitional period from one phase of life to another.

Some experts say losing our teeth in a dream parallels the time in our lives when we lost our milk teeth and childhood innocence; these experts believe that dreams of losing teeth today show we’re just as insecure and uncertain as we were in infanthood.

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    • Ormramphai says:

      Tonight was an aiamzng experience of seeing my influence – the beauty of causing “the happening” and creating.  The history:  for National Dream Hotline all the college students and grads randomly chose regions of the U.S. to work with media coverage.  I received the northwest region, which included Oregon.  A very close friend of mine (who actually was the person who introduced me to the SOM) lives in Portland.  So, I sent her a message, asking if she knew of anyone regarding media that could cover us.  She gave me a lead, which I sent an e-mail to, called House of Sound.  This lead- landed.What transpired was a radio interview with Dr. Barbara Condron that happened just a few hours ago!  I sat on the floor in the office listening to the interview through headphones, curled up between Laurie and Heather.  I was in complete appreciation of Dr. Barbara’s brilliant understanding of mind, and my opportunity as a college student to be exposed to her teachings and to creating with her on a consistent basis.  It got better as the DJ played a track from 3 of our CD’s.  She played from the HOPE album, which immediately caused me to tear up.  Then she played from the LOVE IS BLISS album, and my appreciation and emotion amplified, considering the effort I put forth with creating the album cover, and the learning I had with that.  Many things came together all at once.   In my Transference of Energy report (part of the “curriculum” of a college student) it talked about me having difficulty moving with the flow of how thoughts manifest.  So many times I have experienced having high ideals and not being able to manifest them.  However, I saw them manifest tonight, and it was a joy to share it with others.  After the interview I told Dr. Barbara that I received a glimpse of how she and others who’ve been in the SOM for many years have probably experienced regularly:  seeing how thoughts manifest, the influence they have on a large amount of people, and many creations uniting out of time and space into one experience.  It was awesome!I have so much enthusiasm and spirit regarding creation and I am so thrilled to be able to apply this in a school center soon!  Emily Ashley  []

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