Mind & Spirit | 8 September 201610 Dream Scenario Definitions Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Kelly Sullivan Walden’s The Love, Sex, and Relationship Dream Dictionary: Your Guide to Interpreting 1,000 Common Dreams and Symbols about Your Romantic Life will help you decode what your subconscious is telling you about your love life. Often when we dream, our subconscious selves take actions or experience situations that we haven’t taken or experienced in real life. What do these actions and scenarios mean? Here are 10 definitions, according to Walden’s dream dictionary. 1. Abandon, Abandonment Dreams of being abandoned may help you release your abandonment issues. Your dream may be giving you the message that when you stop leaving (energetically abandoning) yourself, then your fears of others leaving you will cease. Conversely, this dream could be preparing you for the wild abandon you desire—where you are free of inhibitions, and your body, mind, and soul can find its unabashed expression. 2. Abuse Your dream may alert you that your love life is dangerously out of balance. Don’t take this dream lying down. Give yourself the care you desire and demand. If you dream of being the abuser, look into finding a healthy outlet for your rage or your need to control an uncontrollable or unacceptable aspect of your love life. 3. Affection Dreams of kisses, hugs, and compliments symbolize affinity and connection within and between you and a specific aspect of yourself. Keep in mind that the more you love and adore yourself—especially the aspects that have been difficult to love— the more you have to give when it comes to lavishing your lover. 4. Avalanche Dreams of an avalanche suggest that you’ve been holding back feelings from your lover and you are at a breaking point. It’s natural to want to express what has been suppressed. Keep in mind that an avalanche happens in response to a slight thaw, which indicates frozen emotions are beginning to melt. Your dream may be cautioning you to find a healthy way to express your feelings and avoid an unnecessary meltdown. 5. Birth Dreams of birth signify that a new love opportunity has just begun or is about to begin, or that you are feeling the labor pains of a new romance. This dream could also be about a renaissance of the relationship you’ve been in for a while. It represents renewal, transformation, a fresh start, and the manifestation of a new dimension of yourself being birthed. Keep in mind that though the process is laborious, if you stick with it, the results are worth it. Allow this dream to give you an empowering context to hold while you breathe, spread your arms (and legs), and open your heart, stretching your capacity to love and be loved beyond what you ever dreamed possible. 6. Cover If you dream of covering something or yourself, it suggests that you are hiding an aspect of yourself from your lover. Consider what you are trying to hide and why. You may find this aspect of yourself unappealing, unattractive, or likely to be rejected. Keep in mind that the partner truly meant for you will be won over by your nakedness (transparency). 7. Escape Dreams of making an escape signify that you may be feeling trapped, smothered, or in fear of being harmed. If this resonates with you, consider that it is difficult to build a loving relationship while you have one foot in and the other foot out. If you dream of your lover leaving, then you may be processing your issues of rejection and abandonment. Alternatively, this dream could be a message that you and your lover need to take a moment away from the world together. Keep in mind that what you resist persists, and you can’t hide from yourself. 8. Fall Falling can symbolize feeling out of control or over your head, perhaps due to the intensity of your connection with your loved one. This dream might indicate that you could be falling in or out of love. Alternatively, falling is believed by some indigenous tribes (e.g., the Senoi of Malaysia) to indicate that “falling spirits” are calling you to assist you in dropping futher into your depth, becoming more grounded and stabilized so you can handle more of the love you are capable of feeling. This dream might be a reminder that sometimes things need to fall apart before they can come back together in a new and more life-serving way. 9. Kill Dreams of killing someone signify a desire to get rid of an unacceptable, unpleasant, or unforgiven shadow aspect of yourself, depicted by the person being killed. Death in a dream can also be about a radical transformation—killing off a part of yourself, such as a destructive habit, in order to give birth to another aspect. 10. Naked If you dream that you are naked or naked in public, you might be feeling exposed and vulnerable, emotionally or sexually. If you’re comfortable while naked, then you’re letting your lover see the true you. If you’re embarrassed, ask yourself what you’d prefer not to see about your lover, or what you’d rather he or she not discover about you. This dream can reflect your desire for true intimacy or heart-to-heart communion with your lover. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Have you dreamed of a handsome stranger and felt the pangs of love (or lust)? Do you wake up panicked from being chased by a menacing intruder or from falling from a cliff into darkness? Do you wake up to dreams of sex with an ex, your boss, or a celebrity? Don’t be ashamed or alarmed! These dreams are normal and highly symbolic. Learn to decode dream symbols through the steamed-up lenses of our relationships, sexuality, and our human imperative to love and be loved. This guide will show you how to interpret everything and everyone in your dreams as an aspect of yourself. After all, the best relationship advice you can receive is being revealed by your own brilliant dreaming mind. To that end, this bedside companion offers: – Interpretations and definitions for more than 1,000 common symbols, themes, and images from your dreams – Tools for interpreting dream themes, patterns, and emotions – Love, sex, and relationship advice to help support you in finding and/or keeping the partner of your dreams – Definitions organized by dream theme — People and Animals, Time and Place, Physical Objects, Ideas and Whims, and Action and Scenarios Kelly Sullivan Walden is America’s premiere dream expert and a trusted advisor to leaders, executives, celebrities, and countless other individuals. She will guide you on a journey into your subconscious mind where the answers reside to the questions you seek, so you can make real, transformational changes in your waking life. Will you fall in love or love the one you’re with? Are you willing to release your blocks to love and fall in love with yourself? How do you inspire better dreams? How do you transform a nightmare into soul-healing therapy? You’ll find answers to these questions and many more in this comprehensive dream reference. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.