Dreams reflect things which a person might not know about themselves. “I think dreams mirror all those things which are in the hidden part of life. They also do represent the mental state and certainly, in the areas of stress. Dreams take a snapshot of where a person is at any given time reflecting joy and ascension like dreams of flying or a deeper, darker, stressful thing in the form of a nightmare,” says Dr. Lennox.
Directed by: The mind
In our dreams, we usually meet people who we had never met before or see places which we had never been to. Dr. Lennox, adds, “I think the unconscious is an enormous place. So, the random people who we meet in our dreams are images that inhabit our enormous unconscious realm. The fact that it happens is an indication and proves that greater part of life is in the invisible or the unconscious mind. The mind is an extraordinary place and the most extraordinary places are in the imagination. It’s a place where we bring ideas from seemingly nowhere into a conscious awareness. That place is so vast that infinity exists in there. Certainly, I who have heard thousands of dreams, appreciate that somehow, when the body is asleep and the mind is doing its thing, there is a window which opens up between the tiny little part of our subconscious mind and an enormous world of the unconscious. There is an endless supply of alien places. I love that the mind is capable of conjuring these things up.”
Top 10 dreams and what they mean
Ascension, things going well.
Flying is so pleasurable; it is the top dream image that people mention to me. This doesn’t’ mean it’s the most occurring dream, but the most talked about, I imagine because of how fun it is. A flyer in a dream may be celebrating their good fortune, but it could just as easily indicate that something is not being attended to on the ground and the flight is an escape.
General Meaning: New thing brewing (idea, project, cycle in life)
Women and men alike have pregnancy dreams. A baby, conception or pregnancy usually indicates that the dreamer is in or planning a new factor in their life (project, job, baby, idea, relationship, etc.) Women can have this as a wish fulfillment dream as well.
General Meaning: Inner resources joining together
Not always about the act, sex in a dream is usually about two energies getting together. For instance, if you dream about having sex with your boss, you may be dreaming more about integrating your own inner authority.
Sex with someone who you would never consider in real life
General Meaning: Inner resource is different than first identified
You’re doing it and you look down (or up) and suddenly you’re having sex with one of your parents or your sixth grade teacher who looked like a Bulldog. This is like joining with an inner resource that is a) unknown to you or b) unthinkable.
General Meaning: Feeling out of control with life path
This dream happens in all cultures. What a falling dream about is usually connected to not knowing where you’re going to land. (My father used to say, “It’s not the fall that kills you… It’s the sudden stop.”)
Teeth Falling Out
General Meaning: Insecurity
Teeth do three important things for us socially. They express joy (revealing them in a smile) the indicate aggression (bearing them is a primitive method of intimidation and claim of power) and they prepare us for sustenance (chewing, grinding our food). Lose them and you’d be pretty insecure about your place in the world.
Naked in Public
General Meaning: Vulnerability
Especially in our culture nakedness is akin to vulnerable exposure. We don’t like to be naked in public, generally speaking).
Back at School
General Meaning: Lack of preparedness
Since school was the first place we are faced with responsibilities, it is often where we return to in our dreams when processing fears associated with our readiness to take something on.
General Meaning: Troubles that never go away
People rarely see their assailant in such dreams, as they are the unknown, free-floating anxieties that follow us wherever we go. They can also represent the issue that someone never resolves, such as money troubles or relational problems.
General Meaning: Inability to get to desired goals
Feeling stuck in a situation in life can lead to dreams of trying to get out of a setting but unable to move, or barely so. Like a chase dream, these can be associated with a sense of danger as well.