What your dreams say about you


The concept of dreams is pretty crazy, right? We lay down, close our eyes, and are transported into another world for several hours, while our body repairs from the day’s adventures. Most of the time, our dreams can seem completely random, but many people believe that you can interpret your dreams and find meaning in them. Here are some common dreams and what they mean.

Being chased

This is one of the most terrifying dreams to have, when you feel as though something or someone is right behind you and you are desperate to escape. Being chased is said to mean that you are avoiding some issues or problems in your life and that perhaps these are going to catch up with you soon. Feeling as though you can’t run in a dream? This usually means that you feel powerless in your waking life. It might also mean you’re suffering from low self-esteem or self-confidence.

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Being naked

A really common dream is the one in which you’re in public and look down to see that you are totally nude! There are a few thoughts on this: some say that it means you’re feeling insecure, shamed, or vulnerable. Others believe that it’s a sign that you should be more liberated and free.

Falling

Another terrifying, yet common dream, a dream in which you’re falling suggests that you feel out of control and anxious about some aspect of your life. This could be anything from a relationship to finances. Try to figure out what it is that feels out of control and work to regain control.

Your teeth falling out

This is a surprisingly common dream, which means that you are feeling anxious or worried about changes going on in your life. Some people also believe that you are scared of growing up, or growing old, if you have a dream like this.

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Pregnancy

Dreaming of being pregnant isn’t necessarily a sign that you are with child, or even that you want to be. Instead, it’s usually representative of ‘birthing’ something new in your life, such as a project or job. It can also mean that you are taking on new challenges or responsibilities in your waking life. The way you react in the dream will show whether you are scared of these or not.

Murder

Perhaps you are just watching too many Netflix documentaries before bed, or maybe your brain really is trying to tell you something! If you are the one being murdered, this suggests that a relationship has been broken and you are trying to disconnect from your feelings. However, if you are the one doing the killing, it may not come as a surprise that this is a sign of repressed anger or aggression. This could be directed toward another person or even yourself.

It’s a great idea to keep a dream diary and listen to what your subconscious is trying to tell you. Dreams are rarely very literal, so this is a fantastic way to uncover your hidden feelings.