10 most common dreams and their meanings…

Ashutosh Jain
Jun 10, 2018 · 5 min read

All of us dream while sleeping. Just imagine if the dream you had last night, contained the answer that you had been looking for! What if we could actually look at our dreams as a roadmap to our anxieties, hopes and fear? If somehow we could interpret the hidden meanings of our dreams then this knowledge can be life-changing.
I believe that dreams are one of the most fascinating and mysterious parts of the human experience and interpretation of dreams can give us a good indication of what may be currently happening in our subconscious mind!

Here are 10 most common dreams and their meanings…

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The Dream Where You’re Being Chased By Someone Or Something: It indicates that you are avoiding issues in your life instead of addressing them. May be, your brain is trying to send you the message that you need to address the problem.

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The Falling Dream: These dreams signify anxiety and a loss of control in your waking life. According to Dream Dictionary, the falling dream happens the most frequently out of all the dreams we experience throughout our lifetime. 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 relationship.

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The 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 are of 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.

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The Dream about Failing Your Exams: If you are a student then obviously these dreams are a part of the exams related anxiety. But, if you have graduated many - many years ago and still having the dream/nightmare of being back in college and worrying that you are going to fail in this particular exam. Then, usually, these types of dreams relate to your job. When you were in college, school was your main occupation, so dreams about failing out of school can usually be traced back to your fear that something bad is going to happen at work.

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The Dream Where You Think You Woke Up But You Didn’t: It is one of the common dreams which often occur in the morning hours when you’re nearly awake but not quite. In this dream you think you’ve woken up and you start going about your daily routine: brushing your teeth, checking your phone, getting dressed for work, eating your breakfast, etc. These dreams usually happen when you’re extremely worried about the upcoming day and you want to be fully prepared to face the challenge.

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The 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, dangerous and forbidden sexuality. To make the matter a bit confusing, some communities take the snake as a positive symbol, representing healing, knowledge and wisdom. Take your pick!

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The Flying Dreams: 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 up a story written and directed by you!

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The Dream Where You Can’t Run: 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. 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 current situation in which you feel powerless!

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The dream of the dead: This is serious- to see or talk to the dead in your dream forewarns that you are being influenced by negative people. On the other hand it may also be a way for you to resolve your feelings with those who have passed on. If you dream of a person who has died a long time ago, then it may suggest that a current situation or relationship in your life resembles the quality of that deceased person.

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The dream of a Murder: To dream that you have committed a murder usually is a subconscious expression of some repressed aggression or rage at yourself or at someone. To dream that you witness a murder indicates deep-seated anger towards somebody. To dream that you are murdered suggests that some important and significant relationship has been severed. You are trying to disconnect yourself from your emotions.

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