I dreamed I was punched in the ribs and that it took my breath away. A few days later in reality I was having trouble getting a deep breath and went to the Doctor. He did X-rays on my rib and asked me who I was in a fight with, he said I had a fractured rib. I thought I had pleurisy when I had trouble breathing taking a deep breath. But I actually had a fractured rib. What and how could this happen.
That’s a really good dream. It’s not often you see symbolism behaving so obvious like this. I think the dream was just a warning dream or ”heads up” dream about your broken rib. Dreams that predict the future happen more than you think. For example, before the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York a lot of people dreamed about planes flying into the WTO buildings.
“Hello, I was just wondering if your website is for Christians or non-Christians? As I understand that the interpretation of dreams is totally different for Christians and non-Christians. Is this website based on the Holy Bible? Thank you.”
Dream Bible is for everyone, including Christians. In my experience Christians dream exactly the same as everyone else. To believe otherwise is arrogance and believing that Christians are better than other people. No where in any of the major religious texts is there a dream dictionary. Anyone that tells you otherwise is obsessed with their religion or trying to control you with your good nature. If surveys were performed on Christians to correlate the symbols appearing in their dreams with their life waking life experiences you would find they tend to match the general population. They may have more symbols that reflect a religious or conservative mindset, but the results of the survey system we use at Dream Bible would be much the same.
Not only are Christian people just like everybody else, but in our research studies we’ve found that Christians dreams tend to have a lot of symbolism that points to anxiety with their religions such as sheep (issues with conformity or not conforming enough) or zombies (issues with automatic compliance to dogma or peer pressure based on religious assumptions). So the only real difference between a Christian dreamer and everyone other person is the high level of faith a Christian has influencing the symbolism of their dreams due to many of their daily decisions being faith oriented.
At Dream Bible we uses surveys to correlate waking life experiences with the dream symbols in people’s dreams. If 100 other people dream of a symbol, such as an alligator, then we try to find the common emotions or life situations all of those people were having when they had the alligator dream. You would be surprised how similar people’s life stories are when they dream of similar symbols. If you’d like to know more about our work then google “Gillian Holloway Ph.D” and check out the book “The Complete Dream Book.”
The dreamer is in relationships with two different men whom she loves a lot. She finds it too difficult to choose which man to have a relationship with and continues to see both men.
“I always find myself around the sea or sometimes standing in the sea watching the water. Sometimes the dreams are about me being in the sea with water all around me. The waters are always calm.”
Oceans in dreams usually reflect an enormous degree of uncertainty or emotional conflict. Issues in life that you may feel are too big to overcome in the short term or possibly never.
If you keep looking at a calm ocean or standing near a calm ocean it probably reflects your awareness of the conflicting emotions you feel about being in relationships with two men that may end up causing a lot of anger or trouble if they ever find out. The calmness of the oceans reflects emotional stability. This means that although you may feel guilty as well as pressure to make a choice about which man you will keep a relationship with, you feel that nothing is dangerous enough to push you to do it. The calm oceans are a metaphor for your relationship life being calm with nothing “rocking the boat” as it were.
The dreams are probably a sign that you are too comfortable dragging your feet on making a decision.
The dreamer is African and feels that his church has become selfish and materialistic. His local church he claims has become too preoccupied with prayers for miracles and getting things from God. He feels pressure to speak out about this, but little has changed.
I dreamed of a pastor with the birthmark of the African continent on his back. In the dream a voice said the person was born with it and no one knows about it, not even himself.
The dream most likely reflects your feelings about the pastor not respecting his life role as a religious leader. The birthmark on the back represents your belief that this pastor was born to carry the burden of a responsible leader. The voice that says that nobody can see the birthmark, not even the pastor, is probably a reflection of your inner voice as you sit in church and believe that this pastor is not respecting his life role as he pursues more materialistic agendas to keep the churchgoers happy.
The dream is probably a sign that you are putting too much pressure on yourself to change the selfish behaviors you see in others. You may be frustrating yourself thinking about the issue too much. Greed and arrogance are the most difficult traits to overcome and you may be benefit most from simply being as faithful as you can, speaking out about your honest feelings as much as you can, and sleep well knowing that God knows you are trying your best.
I’ve heard its unusual to dream in color…….all my dreams are in real color and never in black and white…..is this unusual?
Dreaming in color is completely normal and quite common. It’s actually much more unusual to dream in black and white. If your impression of colors in dreams being rare comes from family or friends it may be cause they simply don’t remember their dreams very clearly or have very blurry dreams.
What does it mean when you don’t remember your nightmare, but you know it was really really bad and you were crying?
Having a really bad nightmare that you can’t remember probably means you have some fear you need to stand up to or a scary problem that you need to seek help from friends or family with. You might also mean you have some issues with a loss of some kind. Discussing your problems with other people might a big help.
If remembering your dreams is something you’d like to improve on so that you can face your nightmares head on I suggest you go to the local vitamin store and get one of the following to experiment with. Vitamin B6 (100-300mgs), Pantothenic Acid / B5 (250mg to 750mg), or something called Citicoline by AOR (1 or 2 264mg capsules). All of these supplements will help to increase the chances of remembering dreams or becoming lucid.
Is it bad luck if I tell someone about yours dream?
Absolutely not. Talking about your dreams does not invoke any evil curses. Although, I might avoid telling your sex or kissing dreams to the person you had them about just to avoid any potentially embarrassing or uncomfortable moments. Dreams are most often signals about our problems or warnings about potential danger up ahead (even if they are good dreams). The more you talk about dreams out in the open the more likely you are to get someone else to share their insights with you.
If you are having bad dreams then talking about them is always a good idea. You might have fear or anxiety that needs to be addressed. In that case not getting the chance to talk about your dreams may be worst bad luck you could ask for.
“I keep dreaming about having sex and not having an orgasm and trying loads of positions and not feeling anything. Then the other person gives up and leaves without having an orgasm either.”
Sex in dreams usually reflects a pleasurable experience you are having in waking life. If you are having sex and can never enjoy yourself this points to feelings that something is missing or not satisfactory with the enjoyable experience. The fact that you try all kinds of positions in the dream shows that in waking life you are trying all kinds of different approaches or ideas to enjoy yourself.
The dreams may be a sign that what you really want may not be possible and you are exhausting yourself thinking it ever will.
I had a dream about being possessed by a demon and I couldn’t stop myself. Am I evil? What does this mean?
You are most certainly not evil. More likely you simply couldn’t control yourself for a short period. Dreams of being possessed by demons usually point to life situations where you were unable to control your jealousy, anger, or need for revenge. A bad streak in you went uncaged. Some primal instinct in you that is not normal temporarily went way overboard or tried to hurt someone on purpose. You may have been consumed by your need to get back at someone that you don’t like or that got on your nerves. This kind of dream may also reflect a short burst of intense negative intentions or arrogance directed towards someone you wanted to see embarrassed, upset, or failing hard.
Alternatively, being possessed by a demon may reflect bad habits or addictions that you allowed yourself to succumb to.
A dream like this may be a sign that you need to try harder to practice patience with people, resist bad habits, or try harder to stay away from bad influences.
“I keep having dreams about people committing suicide? Children or people I know always killing themselves. What are these dreams trying to tell me?”
Dreams about suicide are usually pointing to feelings about self-imposed failure or quitting. Your feelings about yourself or someone else that is giving up on something. It may also be a sign that you are aware of yourself losing and choosing to do nothing about it. For example a student may dream of suicide if they are failing in school while not taking any steps to get parents or tutors involved. People also dream of suicide when they meet old friends that they think made the wrong choices in life.
If someone is very depressed and considering suicide then suicide imagery may start to appear in their dreams as well. Although, in those cases I would expect the suicide symbolism to accompany other negative symbolism like being in hell, hopelessness, being in a desert, or seeing people wearing Goth clothing. They may also see a lot of demonic beings, homeless people, or rape in their dreams.