TL;DR- When you close your eyes to sleep at night, sometimes you're visited by dreams. Some are dreams you don't remember, but some dreams are so vivid, when you wake up it's obvious that they have a deep meaning. Join Spiritual Blossom to find out what dreams are, why we dream, and consult our dream meaning dictionary to learn what it means when you dream about love, falling, fighting, and marriage.
Dreams dance through our sleeping mind and give us unforgettable experiences the likes of which we could never have while we are awake. Then there are some dreams that you have that are so realistic when you wake up you have to reorient yourself to the fact that it was just a dream. Some dreams are terrifying nightmares, and some dreams are very informative because they come to pass in the future. But what are dreams, why do we have them, and what do they mean? These are questions that people have asked themselves since the dawn of time. Different people have different answers to the meaning of dreams, but at Spiritual Blossom we have answers of our own.
Join Spiritual Blossom for an intimate discussion of dreams. Learn what the experts say dreams are and learn why they say we dream in the first place. Then read our guide to dream interpretations, because it might be the only dream interpretations guide that you ever need. What's better is you don't have to stop reading about our interpretations in just one article. Explore dream interpretations with us in a three-part series. You can find out the psychology of dreams as well as what certain dreams about love and relationships and falling mean in today’s first part of the series.
What Are Dreams?
Psychology Today says “Dreams are imaginary sequences- some with clear narratives and some without- they play out in people's minds as they sleep. Most dreams consist of a series of images, sensations, and emotions, and range from pleasant and exciting to boring or even terrifying.” Merriam-Webster online defines them as “ A series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep”. They can feel so real, you swear that they're actually happening, or they can be other worldly and surreal to the point that you wonder how your mind could come up with such things. Not everybody defines dreams this way though.
Some people believe that dreams are just our minds occupying themselves while we sleep, but some people see our dreams as something far more important. To some ancient peoples like the Celts, dreams provided a portal to the other world, a way to communicate with the dead, a way to receive messages from gods, goddesses, and spirits, or a way to foretell the future. In some scriptures like the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, dreams acted as visions giving people messages from the divine or from angels. Some people see dreams as visions or messages from the spirit realm, and some people believe that dreams are just another form of communication that instructs us on spiritual matters and matters of the heart. Beyond this however, sometimes our subconscious mind gives us messages about our thoughts and feelings, and brings buried emotions to the surface that we must face at one point or another. To give you an idea of what dreams can represent, read our article about dreams of spiders here: Dreams About Spiders- Meaning and Symbolism (spiritualblossom.com)
Why Do We Dream?
Different experts have proposed different explanations for why we dream. Sigmund Freud said that dreams were wish fulfillment and he also said that dreams "Serve the purpose of prolonging sleep instead of waking up. Dreams are the guardians of sleep and not its disturbers." Carl Jung said dreams are a way for us to balance things in our life that are in conflict with one another. Psychologist Calvin S. Hall believed that dreams come from ideas and our thoughts and they could help us to understand ourselves better. Ernest Hartmann believed that dreams helped us to process trauma. Plato believed that dreams are repressed desires manifesting as images in our sleep.
Not everybody thought of dreams as scientific, though. The ancient Hebrews believed that dreams were spiritually significant. Good dreams were from their god, and bad dreams were from malevolent spirits. An example of this is when the prophet Samuel would lie down to sleep next to the Ark of the Covenant at the temple because he believed he would receive the words of his god that way. The Greek god Morpheus was believed to send messages to people who slept at his temples. Deepak Chopra said that sometimes dreams stir creativity and other times they illuminate uncertainties about the future and that dreams can be unpredictable. To read about dreams of flying, see here: Soaring to new heights: Unveiling the Spiritual Significance of Flying in Dreams (spiritualblossom.com)
What is the Meaning of Dreams?
Different dreams mean different things to different people. If you're going through an especially stressful time in your life, and you're having a lot of anxiety about the future, nightmares are not unusual. They can just reflect the fact that you are in a state of mental turmoil which carries over into your sleep. If the ancient Hebrews were right, dreams are messages from the powers that be. Some people believe that dreams are prophetic and speak of what will come to pass in the future. If you don't feel that your dream was the voice of a goddess or a god, and you don't believe that it's a dream telling you what's going to come to pass, then maybe the things that are going on in your life are playing out in your sleep. To read about goddesses and gods of the ocean, see here: The Folklore, Myths, and Gods of the Sea (spiritualblossom.com)
These aren't the only possibilities for dream meanings however. That's where our dream interpretation guide comes in. Some people believe that specific dreams have specific meanings. So if your dream doesn't seem to be a message from the powers that be or a reflection of what's going on in your life, our guide to dream meetings might have the answer for you. Today we will explore dream interpretations for different dreams. Relationships are very important parts of our lives, and for some people, their relationships mean everything to them. The terror involved with falling or losing your beautiful hair are things that will be explored. Beyond being in love and establishing stronger relationships, dreams about problems in relationships or losing relationships will be explored also. Read on to find out what these dreams mean.
What Does it Mean to Dream of Love?
When you dream about love, it could mean different things. Dreams of falling in love with somebody new could portend a new love in your life. Dreams of falling in love with someone who you count as a very dear friend could be a hint that a possible romance is at hand with them. So, open your heart and your eyes and pay attention to who comes into your life and offers you their love. One sign that loves to be in love is Libra and you can read about them here: What is the Best Libra Flower? (spiritualblossom.com)
The Meaning of a Dream About Hair Falling Out
When you have a dream about your hair falling out it could be your mind subconsciously telling you that you are afraid of growing older. Things like hair loss occur naturally, but things like that scare a lot of people. A lot of people are afraid of losing their hair, of getting wrinkles, of losing their teeth, or of aging in general because they are afraid that it will make them less attractive. Once sign that will love you for life no matter what is Taurus and you can read about them here: Taurus Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility (spiritualblossom.com)
The Meaning of a Falling Dream
Dreams about falling or another kind of nightmare. Typically you have a dream that you are falling during a time when you feel like you have no control of your life. You are being forced to have faith in the universe or somebody else that you will be taking care of a particular situation and you feel very vulnerable. Dreams about falling expose that feeling of vulnerability to you. One Zodiac sign that will always catch you when you need them to is Leo and you can read about them here: Leo Traits and Love Compatibility (spiritualblossom.com)
The Meaning of a Dream About Getting Married
Dreams about getting married could be a sign that marriage is going to happen pretty soon, or that it's something that you hope for. These are signs that you are ready to settle down and commit. When you have dreams about marriage, set your sights on your long-term goals and don't settle for anything else. One sign that won’t settle for anything less than the best is Capricorn and you can read about them here: Capricorn Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility (spiritualblossom.com)
The Meaning of a Dream About Fighting
Dreams about fighting someone can be scary, but they’re not always a bad thing. If you have a dream that you're fighting with someone who has been giving you a hard time, that is a call to take up for yourself and not let anybody push you around. Dreams about fighting are common in people who have survived abusive situations and it's your mind’s way of telling you that you're still traumatized from the abuse. One sign that always fights for what they want is Scorpio and you can read about them here: Scorpio Traits and Love Compatibility (spiritualblossom.com)
The Meaning of Dreams About a Lover
When you dream about having a lover during times when you're single, it might just be a sign that you're in the mood for sex. It might also be a sign that a wonderful love relationship is about to come into your life so you should open yourself to it. Pay attention to the details in the dream because the dream may be identifying exactly who your new lover is going to be. One sign that is excited when they have new lovers is Sagittarius and you can read about them here: Sagittarius Traits and Love Compatibility (spiritualblossom.com)
Divorce Dream Meaning
Dreams about divorce represent the fact that something in your life is coming to an end. If you are in an unhappy relationship, this dream is a sign to cut things off. If you're in a dead-end job, it's time to find a new job. Whatever is going on in your life that no longer serves you has got to go, and this dream is a wakeup call for that. To read about breakups with the signs see here: Breakups with Each of the Signs (spiritualblossom.com)
The Meaning of a Dream About an Ex-Lover
When you dream about an ex-lover it is a sign that something they represented is about to come into your life again, or you might hear from them. If it was a bad relationship, your mind is telling you not to repeat the toxic cycles that you were trapped in with your ex. Sometimes the dream is warning you not to be too surprised when an ex pops up again, but sometimes the dream is telling you not to forget the good things that you learned in that relationship. To read about the spiritual meaning of love see here: What is the Spiritual Meaning of Love? (spiritualblossom.com)
Breaking Up Dream Meaning
Dreams about having a breakup can mean close to the same meaning the divorce dream has, but they can be entirely different. Divorces happen when there has been some form of commitment and breakups do not necessarily entail that level of commitment. When you dream about a breakup, you are being encouraged to think about what you are permanently attaching yourself to and who you permanently commit to. It's not too late to break things off and move forward and live your best life all on your own. To read about being your best self see here: How to Be Your Best Self (spiritualblossom.com)
The Meaning of Dreams About Dating
Dreams about dating can mean a lot of different things, but usually the dreams are encouraging you to go out and have fun. Dating can be difficult sometimes, especially if you're involved with someone who doesn't want to get serious about relationships. When you find yourself in that type of a situation, if you're looking for commitment, take a step back from the people that don't. Instead, go and spend more time with your friends and family members who are devoted to you. If you can't date someone who has a commitment to you, then “date” your own life and commit to yourself. One Zodiac sign that is serious about having fun is Aries and you can read about them here: Aries Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility (spiritualblossom.com)
Sometimes, a dream is just your mind occupying itself while you're asleep, and sometimes a dream is a sign of what's on your mind while you're awake. Dreams can reflect what's going on in our life, and they can point out things to us that aren't obvious on the surface but that our psychic awareness already knows about. Sometimes though, dreams have a deeper meaning. This is just part one of our series about the meaning of dreams. Make sure to watch for part 2 and part 3 of Your Guide to Dream Interpretations with Spiritual Blossom.
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About the Author: Lady Saoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.