A sense of how others, particularly our parents, felt about us while we were a child. This feeling of not being wanted may have become habitual. It may not be true that we are not wanted, but our feelings are saying it is. Example: ‘My mother asked me to go and buy some butter for her.
A chain on my left leg prevented me from going very far. I look down the road and see my mum, dad and my four brothers in the back of a car. I wave and call and they drive right past me, going over the chain I am wearing on my leg’ (Lorraine). Lorraine’s dream illustrates not only her feelings of being left out of family life, but also the chain on her leg shows her not fully independent. We often feel abandoned’ while we are trying to become more independent. Being abandoned in the sense of allowing sexual and emotional liberty: finding a new freedom, dropping usual social codes and unashamedly expressing ourselves. Also: it can be an example of one of the functions of dreams, which is to release held back sexuality and emotion. See alone; functions of dreaming; hero. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Similar to the sense of being rejected, this represents a sense of how we experienced not being wanted when we were young. This may not actually be how it was but our feelings give us that perception.
For instance, a child having had to go into hospital may- have recurring dreams in adulthood of being abandoned, and may have problems in forming plans for future success.
2- To be abandoned, i.e. without restraint, within a dream may mean that we are looking for freedom. This could be emotional freedom, or the freedom to be ourselves.
3- This links with the Dionvsian concept of abandoning the serious for fun.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of abandonment sometimes represent real life (you recently broke up with someone or fought with a friend), or you fear these things. On the positive side, it can also mean you’re dropping old patterns and attitudes.
To see an abandoned building in your dream suggests that your approach toward a situation or relationship is all wrong. You need to change. Your own self-image may have suffered and taken some blow.... My Dream Interpretation
Often appears in a dream when you are suffering from lack of self-worth. Also addressed here is the dreamer’s “responsibility to govern,” which means facing the problems and developing the capabilities to manage his own issues. In that sense, it addresses self-determination. Such concerns are surely influenced by the dreamer’s attitude toward power and acceptance. Freud is said to have dreamed as a young man that he was a public servant, which might help explain his ambitions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
This dream really means what it says. It is a fortunate omen to dream of advancement whether it involves you or someone else; it signifies satisfaction and success in any important undertaking, and a quick settlement if you have legal matters pending. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream of advancing symbolizes a desire to move forward in your life, and make strides in your career and/or relationship.
If you dream of receiving a financial advance on a project, this represents support, belief in your talents, and that you are taking your dreams and visions seriously. See Raise and Promotion.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This is a most favourable sign, and indicates success in some important undertaking. You may be your own master, yet if you dream that you are in some employment and are Advanced, your success is certain. This dream often occurs in connection with legal matters. But if you dream of the lawsuit itself, you will lose.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream that you have the advantage, then you are feeling confident, successful, and in control of your destiny. However, if you dream that someone else has the upper hand, then you are dealing with issues of inferiority and inadequacy.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Vision: Having to deal with one or several bureaucrats means worrisome times and problems are ahead. Giving money to a bureaucrat means financial or material losses. Fighting with a bureaucrat: a warning—conflicts or legal troubles are unavoidable.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Annihilation; Disappearing; Non-existence) To vanish or be nonexistent in a dream means depression, nullifying all banknotes during a war, cancelling all interests and credits, a bad harvest, a plague, or it could mean a disaster.
To be non-existent for the people of the path in a dream signifies an everlasting existence. (Also see Disappearing)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see an evangelist in your dream represents a harsh personal lesson that you need to learn. You may be harboring feelings of guilt and self-punishment. You need to quit being so hard on yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
In his book Landscapes of the Night, Dr Evans puts forward a new theory of dreaming. He states that our brain has programs’ for dealing with survival. We have basic behaviour programs for walking and talking, rather like a computer might have. We also have programs for social interaction and skills. In the different roles such as lover, parent, breadwinner, employer, we need different skills. But also, to deal with our own process of change, our internal urges, anger, drive to succeed, we need skill to handle them well.
A person who doesn’t handle anxiety or stress can easily fail in work or in relationships. Many people do not enter a relationship because of the problems it poses. Dr Evans suggests that dreams are the means by which we both practise and update our programs of survival. Our experience of the day may question or enhance our behaviour stratagems for success at work or in relationships. Without the reprogramming occurring in dreams we would be stuck at one level of behavioural maturity. ‘As we gain in experience, as our input gets richer and more diverse, we modify our programs rather than replace them with a completely fresh set/ ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A lorry or van in a dream will have the same significance as a car, except that the drives and ambitions will be connected more with our work and how we relate on a business basis to the world in general. Being towed by a lorry or vehicle more efficient than our own suggests we need some kind of assistance with our motivation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A minivan parked outside your home may announce a new little arnval who may make it necessary to get a new vehicle with more room. It represents family values and your concerns about meeting the needs of your family. It may refer to the frustrations in having to taxi family members around.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreaming of this exalted state of consciousness is a prophetic dream symbolizing your connection to your higher self and your ability to access your highest and greatest wisdom. This dream is showing you how to co-create heaven on earth. See Prophetic Dreams and Wish Fulfillment Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Associated with the wild game of Africa, a savanna is a wilderness with intngue at every turn and interesting wildlife to explore. It suggests the multitude or varying experiences of life in one place. It teaches you to cherish and appreciate the variety in your environment and your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
(Angels; Vinegar) If one sees servants carrying platters offood, sweets and fruits to serve in one’s house in a dream means that someone in that house who had a long illness hasjust recovered from it, or that he may die as a martyr. Servants in a dream also represent glad tidings.
If a king, a merchant, or a man of knowledge see himself eating from the hand of a servant or a nurse in dream, it represents his authority, knowledge, wisdom, falling sick, or it could mean business expansion. (Also see Slave)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Driving a van may represent moving forward with concerns about family. Because a van can carry many passengers, when it arnves at your front door in a dream it may indicate the arrival of a whole community of new friends.
A commercial van may arrive with an important delivery that is necessary’ for a business enterprise, such as rhe tools or the help needed to solve a problem.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of a van signify that you are moving through life carrying a lot of cargo. You are capable of carrying people along with you, and you have a lot of resources and power. Consider the contents of the van. See Car and Truck.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Vandalism suggests a degree of mindless damage and a vandal is the perpetrator of such mindlessness. From an emotional perspective such a dream may manifest when there has not been a natural respect for our feelings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When in waking life there are so many examples of wanton destruction, it is not surprising that such images become part of our dream content. When perhaps our professional integrity is called into question we may translate that as vandalism. That part of our being that has no respect for the norms and customs of society may be pictured in dreams as a vandal. You might like to consult the entries for damage and violence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of you as a vandal shows an anger or rage that is loaded with resentment and needs to be explored. This may be due to a childhood issue.
To witness vandalism taking place is a reminder that there is always an option to resolve issues even when they feel unresolvable. Taking the first step is often the most challenging.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of vanilla signify that you are coming into a very sweet time in your life, or depending upon your association, this dream might also signify that you are playing it safe and taking a ‘middle of the road’ approach to life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Thoughts and feelings constantly appear and then disappear, sometimes never to be seen or captured again. This is the magical world of mind and emotion, where things emerge out of the vast world of the unconscious, and vanish again. Therefore suggests one is losing awareness of something. Person, animal who vanishes: love for someone which has gone; something we realised or learnt which we have lost sight of; an autonomous pan of self which we cannot yet direct. See autonomous complex. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
One of the most annoying things about dreams is that images will vanish unexpectedly.
The mind has a great capacity for ‘magic’; to dream of things vanishing, and then possibly reappearing, means that we have to work a little harder from a spiritual perspective to understand.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Just as a child believes in the world of magic, so the dream state is one that at the time is totally believable. When images vanish in a dream, they will very often become more tangible in the waking state and available for interpretation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: There is also the tendency for us to forget various parts of the dream on waking.
The reason is that the subject of the dream has not yet fully fixed itself in consciousness. Working with dreams on first waking can help to ‘fix’ the information our subconscious is attempting to give us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A vanity with beauty tools and makeup may bring the message that you are too vain. It may also point to a desire to look pretty or to get some aid in developing your own beauty.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of vanity or being offended by another person’s vanity implies that you are about to become aware of your own mortality. This may be in the form of a close call or a simple realization and acceptance of the aging process.
To dream of your own vanity implies that you may need to spend some time releasing your self-judgment so as to enjoy the details of your life more.... Dream Symbols and Analysis