Dreams give us a doorway into a strange and wonderful world. Although it appears to have many of the features of our waking world, such as people, animals, objects and places, it is nevertheless full of subtle surprises and differences.
To enter this world while asleep leaves us largely unaware of its possibilities.
To take waking awareness into our entrance, as happens when we explore a dream through dream processing, unfolds the magic impact of what we meet.
When we open the door of dreams in this way we begin a journey. It has stages, problems to surmount and things to learn, just like any journey. Many people have already travelled before us, and there are books such as Alice in Wonderland, The Odyssey, Exploring Inner Space, and Altered States oj Consciousness which describe journeys and the terrain.
Although we might meet the heights of religious experience as well as the depths of human despair on the journey, in simple terms it is primarily a journey into a confrontation with our own potential, our own fear, our own prison bars of thought and habit, our own ability to lift perception beyond what we have known before and look at the world, and our life in it, from new perspectives. It is a journey towards greater maturity in which we face the humbling vision of our own littleness, the moving encounter with the vulnerable child we once were, the cleaning out of the store cupboards of resentment, hurt and anger, the D1Y of conscious renewal of our identity, and the meeting with Love as we experience ourself as a living participator in the wonder of life. We look at birth, we meet death, we gaze into the vast depths of space out of which our being has arisen. Then we find ourselves seeing the faces of the other human beings we live with, and recognising we are all on the journey, and we only have each other. Realising we are all waves on a shoreless sea—from no port we move to no destination—we understand our self responsibility, and consider what we will to do with the momentum of our life. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreaming of being at an amusement park represents a busy and stressful daily life. You need to set some time for leisure and more enjoyment in your life. Consider how everything in the park is an expression of some aspect of yourself. This dream can also mean that you have been easily distracted lately.
To dream that the amusement park is empty or abandoned, suggests that you need to open yourself up to more fun and adventure.... My Dream Interpretation
A fire in a particular town, suburb or house which is situated on arid land, and such a fire gives off violent, blazing flames destroying anything in its path ,and it also gives off thunderous, frightening sounds, then such a dream is a bad omen that repression and oppression will become the order of the day in that place where the fire had been seen.
If the place is not arid, it means epidemic, pleurisy or smallpox will break out there or many deaths will occur.
If the fire has no sound and flames in it and it destroys some things and leaves other things unharmed, it symbolizes accidents and deaths occurring in that place.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are saving the world, signifies confidence in your abilities and belief in yourself. You do not let others question your intelligence or your abilities and generally have a good perspective on life and what your goals are. Don’t let someone or something prevent you from progressing forward.... My Dream Interpretation
Almost every culture has a concept of the underworld, a place we go to after death. Dreams of the underworld, hades or hell are thought to help us come to terms with the illusions we have developed on the physical plane of existence and to prepare us ultimately to cope with death.
The underworld or afterlife was once thought to be a place that was full of terrifying monsters and dangerous animals, which had to be traversed before one was free of karma.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Any dream of a descent into an underworld signifies a journey into the unconscious and a way of coming to terms with inappropriate emotions or actions. Possibly the best known such journey is that of persephone when she was captured by hades or pluto and thus became queen of the underworld.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: There are two meanings that might be given from a practical perspective to dreams of the underworld. One deals with the criminal underworld, an area of organized flouting of the law; the other is the more frightening transitional stage. Dreaming of the first suggests that we instinctively feel we are doing something wrong, whereas the other suggests that we are hampered by fears and doubts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Creation; Lower world; Material; Woman) In a dream, the world represents a woman, and a woman represents the world, Ifone sees himselfdeparting from this world in a dream, it means that he may divorce his wife.
If one sees the world as totally destroyed and that he is the only remaining soul in it in a dream, it means that he may lose his sight. Ifone sees as though the entire world is placed before him to take whatever he desires from it in a dream, it means that he may become poor, or that he may die shortly after that dream. Seeing the world in a dream also means distractions, jokes, deception, arrogance, negating promises, failing one’s promises, theft, cheating, trickery, sufferings, a prostitute, adversities, sickness, paying fines, mental depression, limitations, appointments, dismissals, or disappointments. It also may be interpreted as one’s wife, child, material growth, business success, good harvest, awakening, victory, love, or a beloved with two faces. Whether the world appears beautiful or ugly in one’s dream, it could mean any of the above interpretations. Seeing the world in one’s dream also could be a divine guidance, showing the person what he or she must see and understand in this world.
If one sees himself walking away from the world in the dream, it means that he may become a renunciate. Ifone embraces the world in the dream, it means that he will amply satisfy his desire for it. Ifone sees himselfrunning after it and the world running away from him in the dream, it means that the world will ultimately deceive him and lead him into temptation. In a dream, the world also represents the holy Qur’im, which is the radiant full moon of this world. (Also see Travels) ... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The sphere of one’s experience; one’s own world of awareness and activity; the way one experiences the world/ life. End of the world: end of the way you have been experiencing or relating to life; fears or feelings about death; anxieties about external events; big change in one’s personal growth. Other worlds, dimensions: new ways of experiencing oneself and life; new paradigm; breakthrough to new realisations. Idioms: a world of; on top of the world; out of this world; think the world of; best of both worlds; small world. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- The world represents the area of experience in which one lives, and our everyday activities. Often to dream of a world bevond our sphere of influence suggests the necessity to take a wider viewpoint in a situation around us.
2- To dream of other worlds and dimensions suggests different ways of experiencing our own lives. We perhaps need to be less rigid in our opinions.
3- As we progress spiritually we bccome conscious that, just as on an individual level we belong to the family, so the world belongs to the Cosmos. Being aware of the world in this sense means we must take responsibility for the way the world functions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of the world or the globe symbolize your universal awareness, feelings of unification, global concern and compassion for people outside your day-to-day life. Perhaps you are expanding the sphere of your influence, awareness, mission and/or vision. See People and Earth.... Strangest Dream Explanations
As we progress spiritually we become conscious that, just as on an individual level we belong to the family, so the world belongs to the cosmos. Being aware of the world in this sense means we must take responsibility for the way the world functions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of other worlds and dimensions suggests different ways of experiencing our own lives. We perhaps need to become less rigid in our opinions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The world represents the area of experience in which one lives, and our everyday activities. Often to dream of a world beyond our sphere of influence suggests the necessity to take a wider viewpoint in a situation around us. Consult the entry for globe for additional information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that it is the end of the world, suggests that you are under a tremendous level of stress. You may be feeling vulnerable or helpless in some situation.
To dream that you are saving the world, signifies confidence in your abilities and belief in yourself. You do not let others question your intelligence or your abilities and generally have a good perspective on life and what your goals are. Don’t let someone or something prevent you from progressing forward.
If you dream of being in outer space looking back at the world, you are creative and a loyal friend.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of the World Trade Center or of the twin towers represent your financial structures. And though they may fall, your inner wealth and well-being cannot be shaken.
The tower in the Tarot represents destruction that precedes transformation and new beginnings. Twin towers can also represent that which holds up the temple of your being, the tension of opposites, and the integration of your polarities-the dark and light, the masculine and feminine, etc. See Tower.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of the world wide web, or www. represent your connectivity to global consciousness; you are searching for a portal of inspiration, connection, insight, opportunity, awareness and expansiveness.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Vision: Dreaming about the universe: your hopes that something is going to change won’t come true. See Planets, Star.
Depth Psychology: The world represents the thoughts and ideals that guide your everyday life—your existence. What does your world look like? The rest of the images, the condition, and the color of this world or universe is important here. See Earth.... Dreamers Dictionary
Creation and subsequent nourishment or support of what was created. In many myths, including Mayan, Norse, Indian, and Saxon, a special tree was part of humankind’s origins and the world’s beginning, its roots reaching out and feeding the earth.
The ability to communicate effectively. This is especially true if the tree’s leaves are rustling. In India specifically, the gift of language was provided to humankind through the World Tree’s leaves, each of which had a mantra written upon it.
Renewed life, health, wisdom, and knowledge. In Eden, the central tree bore the fruit of knowledge. In Celtic tradition, the Goddess’s trees in Avalon bore apples that granted longevity’. Finally, in Asia, the Tree of Life has mantras that must be gathered by the souls of the dead to assure their reincarnation.... The Language of Dreams