The Art of Dreaming: Part Three

The Art of Dreaming: Part Three


1) Being Chased by Something Dream: This indicates that you are avoiding issues in your life instead of confronting them. It could be your subconscious mind trying to send you the message that you need to address the problem.

2) Falling Dream: These dreams signify anxiety and loss of control. The falling dream is one of the most common of all the dreams we experience throughout our life. It’s believed to be a sign that something in your life is spiraling out of control, whether that’s your job, your finances, your marriage, or your relationship.

3) Being Naked Dream: A dream of being naked (particularly before a group of peers) is a sign of insecurity, humiliation, shame, or feelings of vulnerability. Some psychiatrists hold the view that dreaming of ourselves nude may be a message to become liberated, get a taste of true freedom and break out of the ties that keep us chained.

4) Failing Your Exams Dream: If you are a student then obviously these dreams are a part of the exams related anxiety. But, if you graduated many years ago and are still having the dream of being back in school and worrying that you are going to fail this particular exam, then these types of dreams are often related to your job.

5) Snake Dream: To see a snake or be bitten by one in your dream signifies hidden fears and worries that are threatening you. Your dream may be alerting you to something in your waking life that you are not aware of or that has not yet surfaced. Alternatively, the snake may be seen as phallic and thus symbolize temptation or dangerous and forbidden sexuality. To make the matter a bit more confusing, some communities take the snake as a positive symbol, representing healing, knowledge, and wisdom. Take your pick! Note: Any animal dream can represent your instinctual urges, and if you are actively seeking contact with your Spirit Animal, then any animal that shows up could be your Spirit Animal.

6) Flying Dream: Most flying dreams are pleasant, happy, and exciting. These are usually ‘lucid dreams,’ which means that you’re aware of the fact that you’re dreaming. You probably don’t have to look into this one too much. Just take hold of the plot and enjoy the exhilaration of living in a story written and directed by you!

7) You Can’t Run Dream: No matter how hard you try, you can’t run! Your life depends on running but somehow you are either running in slow motion, or it feels like you’re trying to run through an invisible barrier and failing miserably. This dream is said to occur when you’re suffering from low self-esteem or a lack of self-confidence, or when you’re going through a situation in which you feel powerless.

8) Dream of Dying: This reveals the wish to end something in your life: a job, career path, relationship, or something from your past. It’s time to start something new.

9) Dream of Being Late: This is usually a sign of being overwhelmed and doing too much.

10) Dream of Losing Your Teeth: It might mean that you are worried about your attractiveness or appearance. It might also indicate that you are concerned about your ability to communicate and that you might have said something embarrassing. Teeth can bite through, cut, tear, and grind, so if your teeth fall out, you lose personal power and your ability to be assertive, decisive, and self-protective.



Your home and the different buildings that show up as symbols in your dream represent the different elements of your life. These structures personify your internal architecture. A room can be a particular aspect of yourself, your life, or your relationships as well as your health. The condition of buildings can also determine the state of your relationships and health. Dreams about various rooms often relate to different facets of your personality. Your home can also reflect how your mind is compartmentalized. Social engagement and work are often related to buildings and public places since it is where we are most active in social interactions and where we seek recognition.

The following is a list of specific rooms, structures, or areas, along with their corresponding meaning:

  • A basement represents the foundation of your life and what you repress or keep hidden since this area of the house represents your subconscious as well as your past.
  • New rooms or construction are aspects of yourself that you are currently exploring.
  • A living room is the main arena (activity) of your life and a place of social interactions.
  • Bathrooms typify that an area in your life needs cleansing. It also symbolizes holding on or letting go (toilets).
  • Bedrooms symbolize the unconscious and also sexuality.
  • An attic is the higher mind and anything related to spiritual thought.
  • Kitchens represent preparations or making plans, as well as transformation, especially with the stove.
  • Dining rooms epitomize formality, social obligations, and doing what you ought to be doing.
  • Family rooms are connected to social situations, family, and relationships in general.
  • Fireplaces are symbols for transformation (fire), as well as your heritage.
  • Hallways are places of transition.
  • The front yard is considered your public life, and the backyard is your private life.
  • Windows are openings to your soul and can be seen as taking a broader view of life.
  • A roof can reveal your limitations, but it is also a symbol of protection.
  • Stairs going up embody your aspirations, but stairs going down can suggest retracing your steps.
  • Doors can represent new phases, openings, or opportunities, as well as options to explore.
  • Elevators can reveal your ambitions that are moving upward or downward or can be the future (upward) or past (downward). It can feel like you don’t have control.
  • Apartments and hotels represent transitory experiences or changes in perspective.


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Also known as the Artistic Mystic, Shelley is a published author, an award-winning artist, and an intuitive. She has written and illustrated children’s books, adult non-fiction books, and journals. She has a B.A. in Illustration and there is always a painting in progress on her easel; her favorite subject matter is animals, nature, or some kind of fantasy. Shelley is also a spiritual advisor, a Reiki master, and a dream expert. She teaches workshops on Spirit Animals, Dreams, and Art.

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