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7 Common Dreams and What They Mean

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7 Common Dreams and What They Mean

By Molly Mann, DivineCaroline

Dreams come to us in our most private moments: wrapped up in sheets, our public faces stored away for the night. The visions we see in sleep are supposed to be expressions of our individual psyches and imaginations, but most people’s dreams are based on themes that are very common. I thought my recurring dream of losing my teeth was scary and freakish until I went online to find thousands of others having the same dream, all trying to find out what the heck it could mean. Just because our dreams are shared, though, doesn’t mean they aren’t unique; the way we experience these common elements in dreaming life is what’s significant.

1. Finding yourself at work or school naked
Not surprisingly, Freud interpreted dreams about being naked as repressed sexual wishes. But the most important part of this dream is the feelings that are involved. You suddenly find yourself exposed, vulnerable, and awkward. What area of your life corresponds to that feeling? Figure this out by noting where you are, who notices you, what part of you is exposed, how people react to you, and how you yourself react to the situation.

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6:20AM PST on Jan 1, 2014

thanks....I think.....

11:14PM PST on Dec 18, 2013

interesting. thanks for sharing.

1:49PM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

Thanks for sharing

2:31PM PDT on Sep 28, 2013

Thanks for sharing. I have only dreamed of being chased.

4:23AM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Mandy, I think you've been watching Superman movies! ;-) Seriously, I would love flying dreams like that!

Leila, I think you are right and no-one can tell you exactly what moswt of your dreams mean, because they don't know exactly what the dream figures mean to you.

I would love to discover the meaning of a beautiful recurring dream I used to have. I called it the 'trees in the sky' dream.

4:13AM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Thank You!
Plan to check and maybe make use of "Dreammoods, an online encyclopedia of dream meanings"

3:20PM PDT on Sep 16, 2013

I'm 41 and I'm always having the no teeth dream. yikes!

5:31AM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

A door to understand more about ourselves

12:59AM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing. :)

12:44AM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

thanks

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