DREAM DICTIONARY - Hide :
Hiding may also hint that you have depression. Are you hiding from the world? Are you keeping yourself to yourself?
QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Is there some problem which you cannot seem to escape right now?
- Are you failing to realise the seriousness of some situation? Are you in denial?
- Have people been trying to conceal the truth about something?
KEY WORDS : dislike, avoid, anti social, pressure, concealing, Protect, denial, truth, reminded, true potential(write down some quotes that capture your key feelings on issues that have been dominating your mind. Then see if any of these words could appear in those quotes)
KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I have just not accepted the truth - the relationship is over"
- "people say I am in denial but I am willing to fight on"
- "I think I just need to realise the seriousness of the situation"
- "I have just not accepted the truth - the relationship is over"
- "we need protecting from them"
- "I just cannot seem to escape them"
- "Its just too much for me to handle"
- "I am depressed"
- "I am constantly reminded of her"
- "I know the real truth about this"
- "I have let myself down"
- "I need to challenge myself and achieve my true potential"
- "I am in denial"
- "They are trying to conceal it but I know what they are doing"
- "They keep putting pressure on me but I cannot cope"
- "I do not feel confident or strong"
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : Hiding in a dream linked to the dreamer breaking up with her boyfriend and whilst having to do exams. Hiding has obvious relevance in this situation as the dreamer may want to "hide from her emotions" (denial) or "hide from the world". This was a long dream which seems to recreate the dreamers ongoing emotions during the previou day catching feelings like "eventually I just wanted to hide from everyone and be by myself." So this dream recorded the different ways in which she was trying to cope.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer "hides" a dead body occurred the day after the dreamer had a conversation about a break up. We have to examine some complicated emotions to see relevance. In the dream she kills a man and chops up the body hinting at bad feelings. The man murdered has got to be a symbol for her ex. Killing him hints at bitterness. Hiding the murdered body could mirror feelings like "trying to forget" and "trying to conceal bad feelings" or "ashamed at how I behaved." The dreams meaning probably links to some way in which she is re-evaluating what happened. She is looking back with fresh honesty. So the dream could link to feelings like "Thinking back I realise how bitter I was." Given time we admit things which we would never admit when we are caught up in events.
Example dream : Hiding in the dream linked to the dreamers tendency to keep himself to himself. He was very secretive and the previous day he had been in an internet chat room and felt people were prying on him and asking too many questions. So hiding could translate into the word "secretive" and this word had obvious relevance in the dreamers feelings e.g. "I was very secretive about my life whilst in that chat room. I hated people prying." So the deeper meaning of the dream was linked to the dreamers personality as he knew what he was like (very secretive - the type of person who hides away and is very defensive and evasive answering questions about himself).
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer tries to hide from her boss linked to him firing someone the day before. She had tendency to get away with as much as possible at work. When someone was fired she started to think about how she behaved and how it could have been her. She was shocked by the reality. Hiding has obvious relevance her as the dreamer was trying to "hide" her bad behaviour from her boss. She knows she has to "hide" from her boss when she does something wrong. Also she "hides" from her boss as she is scared of him. We could even translate "hiding" in this dream into the word "guilt" as the dreamer was feeling guilty at how she was behaving and knew she might get caught.
Example dream : A dream with a man called Peter Hide was a word play on the dreamers own tendency to hide away. The previous day the dreamer had been criticised by his father for making nothing of himself. But the dreamer felt he could not help this as he had bad marks on his face and body and stood out. He sometimes felt like a mutant. Hiding has obvious relevance here as the dreamer tended to "hide away", He was not very out going socially. The dream probably catches this exact feeling "I know I am not very outgoing but I have bad marks on my face and body. I feel like a mutant. My father should understand the difficulties I have had to face."
Example dream : Hiding symbolised the dreamers wish to get away from her boyfriend the day before who had been saying annoying things. The dream meaning involved this theme of "getting away from someone annoying" in the following context "I was really irritated by my boyfriend yesterday and wished I could have got away from him. I simply couldn't be doing with him at that time."
Example dream : Hiding symbolised the dreamers dislike of her boss - she was about to go back to work and had forgotten what a liar her boss could be. Obviously "hiding" had obvious relevance as you attempt to hide from people you dislike. So the dream probably catches this exact thought "I had forgotten how much I dislike my boss. I will go back to avoiding him as much as possible"
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was trying to hide from some attackers took place when the dreamer was trying to socialize a feral kitten. The dreamer seems to be seeing things through the kittens eyes, when he is under attack in the dream it represents the kitten feeling under attack when the dreamer tries to socialize it. Hiding in the dream is a symbol of the kittens wild instinct to avoid danger. The dream seems to capture this feeling "I was trying to socialize this feral kitten but it did not work."
Example dream : Hiding from a child molester symbolised the dreamers dislike of a convicted child molester she had to serve at work. She had to treat him with respect and hated being any where near him.
Example dream : Hiding in a corner in a dream linked to the dreamers dislike of her boyfriends family. She often tried to avoid any contact with them at all as they made her feel uncomfortable.
Example dream : Trying to hide from a rapist symbolised the dreamers dislike of a cowboy builder
Example dream : Hiding from gang rapists linked to the dreamers attempts to avoid the cultural pressures upon women in the society that she had just moved back to (she had been living in the west).
Example dream : Hiding linked in with the dreamers mood - he was feeling unwanted. Hiding symbolised his wish to not be around people.
Example dream : Hiding and crouching near a college symbolised the dreamers dislike of meeting new people. He was thinking of starting a college course but was painfully shy
Example dream : Hiding an interest in terrorist videos was symbolic of the dreamer feeling ashamed of his extreme tendencies and unhinged personality. In real life the dreamer knew he was becoming very inward and bitter. He knew that he was feeling very violent and psychotic and knew he was going to need to hide that.
Example dream : A dream with a dead body being hidden linked to the dreamer beaking up with a guy. However, they recently had sex. She had not really accepted the relationship was over whilst she also thought her ex was now using her for sex. Hiding a body was linked to her being in denial about the relationship being over. She was trying to conceal the truth.
Example dream : Hiding from a grim in a dream linked to the dreamer trying to keep a relationship going even though it was now long distance. Hiding symbolised the feeling that she was hiding from the truth - almost in denial. The relationship was now bound to fail if they lived so far apart.
Example dream : A dream where two children ask the dreamer to help them hide linked to the dreamer having a bad time and almost committing suicide. The hiding symbolised the dreamers feelings of vulnerability and depression - she was hiding from the world.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is helping little girls hide from a rapist linked to her hating to serve a convicted child in the restaurant in which she worked. Helping the children hide symbolised her feelings about this molester - someone who was obviously dangerous and whom you should avoid.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is hiding from frenzied murderers linked to the dreamers dislike of her boyfriends family. Hiding symbolised her dislike of his family and wish to avoid them as much as possible.
Example dream : Trying to hide in a tall building in a dream linked to the dreamers obvious dislike of some cowboy builders who were taking advantage of her.
Example dream : Trying to hide at the top of a tall building linked to the dreamer being unable to make friends and being unable to stand pressure. Hiding symbolised this lack of ability to handle pressure and him ending up being alone as a result.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers mother sends her emails saying 'I cannot hide from her' linked to the dreamer having a dominant and abusive mother. Hiding in the dream symbolised her still feeling the presence of her mother.
Example dream : Hiding in a waterfall in a dream linked to the dreamer hating his next door neighbour because he was loud and aggressive. Hiding symbolised her wish to avoid him and disliking the bad feeling tension whilst he was around.
Example dream : Using her friend to hide behind linked to the dreamer getting disillusioned with her friend. She was looking for support from her during some recent difficulties. Hiding behind her symbolised her wish for support from her friends - she wanted protecting.
Example dream : A dream with someone called Peter Hide linked to an issue the day before. The dreamer disiked his neighbours and the previous day they had been outside in their garden a lot. Hiding symbolised his wish to avoid them - he felt harassed by them.
Example dream : Trying to hide her boyfriend from her parents linked to the dreamer having a new boyfriend whom her parents disliked even though they had never met him. Hiding him symbolised her knowing that her parents had an obvious dislike for him.
Example dream : Hiding from her boss linked to the dreamer trying to test her boss out at work. The day before someone was fired so she was now realising that she had to fear her boss and show him respect or she would be fired as well.
Example dream : Hiding in a dream linked to the dreamers grandmother staying. Her grandmother was a nuisance and the dreamer was always trying to avoid her.
Example dream : A dark figure trying to hide from the dreamer linked to the dreamers ex girlfriend. She had been very devious and the dreamer suspected that she was trying to sabotage his new relationship. The hiding symbolised her trying to hide her true intentions.
Example dream : Trying to hide in a man's house linked to the dreamer being attracted to a man yet thinking that she was not good enough for him. Hiding symbolised lack of confidence with him.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is running and hiding linked to her being depressed about a guy she liked. She had to start being more honest with herself. Hiding symbolised her tendency to be depressed.
Example dream : Trying to hide from the police in a dream linked to the dreamer feeling he had let himself down. He was trying to get up earlier and keep to a routine. Hiding symbolised his feelings of guilt.
Example dream : Hiding in a dream linked to the dreamer trying to help her boyfriend quit smoking. However, now he was trying to pressure her to quite smoking herself. Hiding symbolised this pressure that she was under.
Example dream : Hiding a dead body in a dream linked to the dreamer being in denial and deceiving himself.
Example dream : Hiding from the police linked to the dreamer knowing that he tended to impose himself on other people. Hiding from the police symbolised his feelings of guilt because of this.
Example dream : Hiding from a naked girl in her ex boyfriends bedroom linked to her knowing that she had to accept that the relationship was over. She wanted to start getting on better with him so they could become friends. Hiding symbolised her need to accept that the relationship was over.
Example dream : Being unable to hide any longer linked to the dreamer realising that he needed to do something with his life. He was stuck doing courses and needed to get out of education and into the real world. Hiding symbolised his lack of confidence and need to challenge himself.
OTHER LINKS prison dreams capture dreams cope dreams conceal dreams pressure dreams confident dreams strong dreams hope dreams distort dreams strained dreams ticket dreams kept dreams hidden dreams depressed dreams found dreams saturated dreams
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