Popular Themes

What are the most popular themes in dreams, and what do they mean?

I dreamed I was stabbed several times…

I dreamed I was stabbed

Dream: I dreamed I was stabbed several times. What does that mean for me?

DreamsMaster: To fully understand the meaning of a dream, more details are required. For example, did you know the person or people who stabbed you? Where were you when the stabbing took place? What part of your body did they stab?

If you knew the person who stabbed you, then the dream could be warning you that this person is not to be trusted – especially if you were stabbed in the back, reenacting the metaphor about betrayal.

If you did not know the person, then the person could symbolize a part of yourself sabotaging you. Perhaps you have a ruthless inner critic and you tend to beat yourself up or “cut” yourself when you think you’ve said or done something “stupid” or wrong.

Most of our dreams relate to something on our mind when we went to bed. Consider this as you think about the interpretation ideas I’ve suggested, and see if more ideas come to you. You might also want to look at the Dreams.com Dreams Library for additional interpretations related to being attacked or killed.



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Scary dream about my brother…

Scary dream about my brotherDream: I had this really scary dream about my brother and now I’m really worried that something evil is after us. We were getting ready to leave my house when I noticed lights flickering wherever I went in the house. I said “the power of Christ compels you” and they stopped but then quickly started flickering faster then they stopped. The lights in the hallway went on, and then started flickering leading down to the laundry room (where my brother was). I quickly ran to the laundry room and hugged my brother, made a cross with my fingers, and repeatedly screamed “the power of Christ compels you” waiting for it to come in through the doorway. After what felt like 5 minutes a very tall figure walked around the corner in a black hooded cape. He had a long nose and pale, old wrinkly skin. He kept his fix on my brother the entire time and stepped closer. I tried to keep screaming it but I was losing my voice. He was shrieking and breaking my fingers without touching me. I screamed again and he looked at me with pure anger before I woke up.

DreamsMaster: Yes, this is a scary dream, but you have nothing to fear from the dream itself. The dream likely represents your own personal struggles between good and evil, which might have to do with your own sense of guilt over something that’s happened in your waking world, or it could be about trying to rescue your brother from something you perceive as evil but feeling powerless to do so. As an example, another dreamer shared a similar dream in which she was trying to rescue a friend from an evil force, and it turned out the “evil force” in his life was drugs. Is there some kind of “evil force” in your life or in your brother’s life that you feel compelled to try to rescue him from?

In the dream you’re losing your voice as you desperately try to protect your brother, which could be symbolic of your sense of powerlessness at not feeling heard or listened to. Rescuers often become victims. The dream could be a warning that if you continue to try to rescue him, you could end up being a victim yourself if he turns his anger on you and cuts you out of his life completely.

The dreamer is the only one who can interpret their own dream, but hopefully my input has put you a little at ease as you explore what the dream is trying to tell you.



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Dreamed about feeling my baby…

Dreamed about feeling a babyDream: I am 14 weeks pregnant, in the early morning today I dreamed about feeling my baby in my tummy (like moving baby inside) and when happily I am showing to my mom, sister, suddenly my sister felt afraid n went away all of a sudden my tummy got big as a 9 month pregnant lady n immediately in that moment I delivered a frog with a tiny baby … I woke up suddenly and the time was 6. I am so afraid because everyone says when you get a dream in the morning it would become true. Does this mean anything ??? Many questions in my mind…

DreamsMaster: No, just because you have a dream in the morning does not mean the dream will come true or should be taken literally. In fact, in a normal night’s sleep, we generally have a dream cycle approximately every 90 minutes, with the longest dream period occurring in the morning just before we wake up. This is why we tend to remember our morning dreams more than the ones that occur in the middle of the night.

So, instead of fearing the dream, take a look at what the dream could mean for you symbolically.

Here are a couple of questions to consider that might help you understand this dream…

– In the dream, your sister is afraid. In your waking world, does your sister tend to be overly anxious and fearing the worst in things? It’s possible she appears in your dream to represent this part of you that has underlying concerns about motherhood and the health of your child. It’s very natural to have anxiety mixed in with the joy of pregnancy, but sometimes we try to suppress uncomfortable emotions.

– In the dream, you delivered a frog with a tiny baby. The next question to ponder is, what does a frog represent to you personally? In the Indian culture, a frog often symbolizes reincarnation. In this context, the dream could represent an inner sense that your unborn child is being watched over by the spirit of a loved one. In Native American culture, a frog might represent fertility and prosperity. In this context, the dream could again be a positive symbol of a healthy pregnancy. What might a frog mean to you culturally or personally?

In summary, there is nothing to fear about this dream. In fact, it’s likely just the opposite. From my perspective, the dream appears to be your innermost self trying to ease your mind with reassurances that the life growing inside of you is safe and well protected.



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Everything I want in a man…

everything I want in a manDream: I dream about a man who is everything I want in a man, very loving, caring, sweet. He has dark hair, beautiful blue eyes, tall. I feel so happy when I am with him in this dream. I’m with a man I’m not happy with in real life. Is this dream telling me to move on and maybe someone like this will enter my life?

DreamsMaster: Our dreams are gifts from our innermost selves. When we’re unhappy in our waking world, our dreams often provide balance by providing us with an experience of bliss.

Is the dream telling you to move on? Will someone like this enter your waking life? My guess is that these are questions you’ve been pondering quite a bit these days, and the dream is shining a light on your heart’s desire. It’s also quite possible the dream is your intuition telling you that indeed, this man is out there for you. On the other hand, the dream could be more symbolic than literal, in that the man could represent an aspect of yourself that you need to become more intimate with in order to find a deeper sense of happiness in your life. Which of these possible interpretations do you feel fits best for you?

If your gut is telling you this dream is your intuition, the next step is up to you. It takes a lot of courage to trade the known for the unknown, and you’re the only one that can determine the right course of action for you. Your dreams are key to knowing whether or not you’re on that right course, even if life delivers some growthful challenges along the way.

If you’d like more focused guidance from your dreams, try this method called “dream incubation” – a technique I detail here: http://dreams.com/dreams-and-problem-solving

Trust your dreams – your Self – to point the way.



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Stressful dreams about work…

Stressful dreams about workDream: I’ve been having these stressful dreams about work. At my work, there are lights connected to electronic eyes that only turn on when there’s movement. In these dreams, for some reason the electronic eyes aren’t working and I can’t get the lights to come on. I’m stressed that the lights won’t come on, but I can’t stop to try to figure it out, because I have to handle customers, who are trying to shop (and steal) in the dark. I keep thinking that of course they’re going to steal if it’s dark and no one can see them. That’s where the dream always ends.

DreamsMaster: Dreams that throw obstacles in our way (such as lights that won’t turn on) often represent our ambivalence about achieving certain goals or continuing along a certain path in life. Since this recurring dream takes place at work, this is likely the area of your life where you may be experiencing mixed feelings.

The general theme of the recurring dream has to do with responsibility and ethics. You’re responsible for the darkness both literally and metaphorically – “of course they’re going to steal if it’s dark and no one can see them.” Symbolically, the external darkness in the dream could be an extension of some perceived internal darkness you see (or try not to see) in yourself.

Have you been feeling a sense of resentment at work, perhaps due to too much responsibility with too little reward? There’s a saying, sometimes we steal from others when we feel ripped off ourselves. Consider that maybe you need to “get the lights to come on” or gain clarity in your own life in order to feel a greater sense of control and satisfaction.



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