03 Oct What do your dreams mean?
Short answer is that no one really knows, especially the author of what you are about to read.
Over the years many “experts” have claimed to have known what dreams mean. Some say dreams are sent from a divine power, which is a common theme in many cultures. As such those with the “power” to interpret dreams have been held in high regard, almost having a direct connection to the message of the divine force worshipped in their culture.
IFL Science recently talked to a psychologist who believes he can interpret dreams. Ian Wallace has interpreted over 150000 dreams over 30 years. The author of this webstory you are reading has no experience interpreting dreams. Here are 9 common dreams as interpreted by Ian Wallace, a self-proclaimed dream interpreter and Phil Teuwen, the author of this story who has no experience interpreting dreams.
- Finding an unused room
What it means, Psychologist: The rooms in a house represent different aspects of your character. So finding an unused room suggests that you’re discovering a talent that you weren’t aware of before.
What it means, Amateur: A trip to Ikea has been on the cards for a while, now you feel it is time to make that trip.
- Out-of-control vehicle
What it means: The car represents your ability to make consistent progress toward a specific objective. In waking life, you may feel that you don’t have enough control over your road to success.
What it means, Amateur: You didn’t take that defensive driving course and you should have, or you need to take another one.
What it means: Feeling yourself falling in a dream indicates that you are hanging on too tightly to a particular situation in waking life. You need to relax and let go of it.
What it means, Amateur: You need wings, a jet pack or an iron man suit. All things you can’t buy on that trip to Ikea.
What it means: Being able to fly suggests that you have released yourself from circumstances that have been weighing you down in waking life.
What it means, Amateur: Flying is awesome, count yourself lucky you managed to find wings, a jet pack or an iron man suit, presumably not found at Ikea.
- Unprepared for an exam
What it means: Exams are how we judge our ability to perform, so this indicates that you are critically examining your own performance in waking life.
What it means, Amateur: I have to agree with the dream whisperer here; you may need to study more, or work harder.
- Naked in public
What it means: We choose our clothes to present a particular image to the people around us. Being naked in public suggests that there is a situation in waking life that is making you feel vulnerable and exposed.
What it means, Amateur: Frankly there seems to be A LOT of people who take and send nudes nowadays. It’s almost to the point where someone being naked in public is pretty much halfway to being the norm. I tend to agree with Ian, the dream whisperer on this one, being vulnerable and exposed seems logical. Or it’s just the latest fashion based on the emperor’s new clothes.
- Unable to find a toilet
What it means: Toilets are what we use to cleanly respond to some of our most fundamental needs, so there is an issue in waking life where you are finding it a challenge to clearly express your own needs.
What it means, Amateur: You physically need to go to the toilet, you are asleep so don’t… it won’t end well, and you will probably just end up being early to work with your clean sheets drying on the clothes line at home.
- Teeth falling out
What it means: Your teeth symbolize how confident and powerful you feel, so some situation is causing your confidence to crumble in waking life.
What it means, Amateur: Yikes, this one sounds horrible… Dental hygiene is important, perhaps you don’t floss as much as you should.
- Being chased
What it means: There is an issue in your waking life that you want to confront, but you don’t know how to.
What it means, Amateur: If you could fly this wouldn’t be a problem, perhaps you are disappointed with Ikea’s lack of wings, jet packs and iron man suits.