DREAM DICTIONARY - Friend :Dreams tend to use symbols to help us make comparisons. To understand a "friend" dream think of it more in terms of situations which are "friendly" or "unfriendly." Your mind could be using a friend in a dream to express a thought such as "they were not very friendly to me." So if (for instance) you were thinking yesterday how your boss had been especially friendly towards you then the dream could capture that friendliness. Look for ways in which a dream captures key thoughts which deal with these more abstract meanings of "friend" and "friendly" such as "he is always very friendly towards people - I like that in people." In this way dreams can capture crucial thoughts. Look at the list below to help you understand the symbolic meaning of "friend."
KEY WORDS and PHRASES :
- "my ideal situation"
- "think of it from my point of view"
- "I quite enjoyed that"
- "I sense he is quite friendly"
- "he is a friend rather than enemy"
- "In was thinking about my friend yesterday"(the dream may literally about your friend)
- "I was thinking about someone who reminds me of the friend in the dream"
- "There is no reason to worry - they are not hostile"(assessing if someone is a freind or foe. Assessing if a situation is threatening or safe)
- "we are of the same mind"
- "I had plenty of allies"
- "I was looking for support and..."
- "beware - we are competitors" (realising someone is a rival not a friend)
- "it is a friendly rivalry" (good natured competition or rivalry)
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : In real life the dreamers boyfriend had just been murdered and the dreamer suspected he was killed by someone he knew and trusted. In her dream he was killed by a friend which directly deals with this theme of him been killed by someone he knew and trusted. This does not mean that this is true. It just depicts the dreamers strong suspicions.
Example dream : A friend dream followed on from a day when the dreamer had a long talk with a friend who was upset at her growing weight
Example dream : A dream about a guy friend was symbolic of her thoughts about him and the possibility that friendship could turn into a relationship
Example dream : A friend who is also guarding the prisoner was symbolic of some thoughts about work stress. He wanted to find an ideal situation but one which did not appear to openly favour him. He is the prisoner but also free. The dream wants to escape restrictions but not for this to be obvious to others.
Example dream : A dream about shopping with friends took place at a time when the dreamer was starting to realise that she was not getting asked to go shopping with her girlfriends because of her lack of money.
Example dream : A friend dream symbolised the dreamers ability to stay friends with someone after reading negative comments in their journal. Something had been said which was not the kind of thing a friend would say.
Example dream : An intense dream about an old friend took place the night after the dreamer had met a new friend. The dreamer felt that a strong sense of connection with this new friend and sensed that they would be good friends.
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