DREAM DICTIONARY - Insects :Insects maybe a symbol of life's irritations. If someone was annoying the day before then that could have caused the dream. If you seem very depressed and irritable then that could have triggered the dream. Insects could also be a symbol for something dirty - maybe you saw someone's living conditions which disgusted you.
KEY WORDS : Skin rash, infection, irritating habits, irritations, inconsiderate, problems, depression, bad memories, creepy crawlies, petty problems, (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 hate the thought of little insects"
- "I have got a skin rash"
- "I have got an infection"
- "I have a lot of bad memories of that"
- "she has many irritating personal qualities"
- "My life is full of problems"
- "There are deeper reasons why I am acting like that"
QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Have you been ill or have you been irritated by some skin rash or infection?
- Have you been thinking about your own psychological problems?
- Have you got lots of personal problems and irritations right now?
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : Cockroaches and insects in a dream were symbols of how much the dreamer disliked a mans irritating personality. The dream linked to this "dislike" in the following context "When I met him I really liked him and was attracted to him. But yesterday I talked to him properly and he was quite irritating."
Example dream : Insects in a dream symbolised poor housing. She hated the irritating loud music and noise. So the "insects" translate symbolically in to the word "irritating" and this features in the wider dream meaning in this context "Iam constantly irritated by noisy and annoying neighbours. It is very irritating."
Example dream : A dream about vomiting bugs may have linked to the dreamers worries about her weight. Vomiting is associated with bulimia and so the dreamer was maybe worried about becoming too weight conscious. The insects were maybe symbols of her petty worries and obsessions (things that bugged her).
Example dream : A rotting body infested with insects was symbolic of the dreamers severe alcohol problem. The previous day he had been thinking how he was not looking well and the drink was starting to get to him. His body was infested with alcoholic poisons.
Example dream : An insects dream linked to the dreamer thinking about getting a pet dog but worrying it might get fleas.
Example dream : An insects dream linked to the dreamer going camping but thinking about all the dirt and creepy crawlies.
Example dream : A flies dream linked to the dreamer thinking about his girlfriends return from holiday but suffering from strep throat. The insects represented this bacterial infection.
Example dream : A dream about being covered in insects was linked to the dreamer having a skin rash.
Example dream : A bugs dream linked to the dreamer hating her neighbour who was loud and inconsiderate. The bugs symbolised this feeling of irritation.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer wants help with bugs but his father did not know what to do linked to his parents getting a divorce. He had his own problems but could not rely on his parents who were distracted by their own divorce.
Example dream : An infestation of insects linked to the dreamer not wanting to start a relationship with a girl because he was depressed and had lots of problems. This would not be fair to her.
Example dream : Bugs in a dream linked to the dreamers thoughts about her boss. she had bought a present for her supervisor and was wanting to be nice to another supervisor but she was really difficult to talk to. In fact she was a bit of a psycho. The bugs symbolised the petty problems and irritations in their relationship.
Example dream : Bugs flying around linked to the dreamers thoughts about his ex girlfriend. He wanted to get back together with her but knew she was trying to overcome some personal problems with alcohol.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer throws up bugs linked to her worries that she had bulimia The bugs represented her deeper problems such as depression and problems.
Example dream : A dream about using insecticide on cockroaches linked to the dreamer thinking about an old friend. He was realising how he had let a lot of bad memories and misunderstandings get in the way of their relationship.
Example dream : An insect getting devoured by a grasshopper linked to the dreamer thinking about his band playing the day before. He knew that that were terrible - everyone was polite but they hated them. The insect symbolised his feeling of powerlessness - insects are small and eaten up.
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