DREAM DICTIONARY - Sad :Feeling sadness in a dream is usually easy to understand. Quite often the dreamer simply felt sad the day before - in a way which seems totally unrelated. It may only have been a short moment of regret that has triggered the dream. You may have been reminded of a friendship now gone. You probably accept that things will never go back to what they were but you still have a little moment of sadness.
KEY WORDS : Miss, loss, relationship break up, unfulfilled, apathetic, depressed, lack of interest, failure
KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I really miss being there"
- "It is something that was deeply important to me. I wish I could have achieved it"
- "I need to do this - I will feel totally unfulfilled otherwise"
- "Its such a good relationship - it would be a desperate shame to lose it"
- "They just are not interested - they did not listen to him - no one cares"
- "I find it difficult to understand their sadness"
- "I think I sense some sadness in him"
QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Do you feel unfulfilled?
- Is there something that you badly miss?
- Did someone show a total lack of interest yesterday? They just did not care?
- Did you try to understand someone's sadness and unhappiness yesterday?
- Have you failed to achieve something that was deeply important to you?
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : Feeling sad for a girl raped linked to the dreamers obvious feeling of being maltreated by her sister in law who had tried to humiliate her. The symbolism was simple - she had a reason to be sad because of the way that she was treated the day before
Example dream : Feeling sad in a dream because a dog died symbolised the dreamers email from her ex. He had been going through hard times and she wanted to help him. Sadness was a symbol of her real life feelings of sadness about someone who she had been very close to.
Example dream : In one dream the dreamer is sad and upset when a guy she fancies in real life suddenly appears with a new girlfriend. In real life they were not going out but they were spending a lot of time with each other. Feeling sad when he gets a new girlfriend tapped into feelings like "I would be very upset if he suddenly started going out with someone else" and "I realise that I am developing strong feelings for him."
Example dream : A profound sense of sadness symbolised the dreamers feelings towards his brother who was in the final stages of cancer. The exact same emotion had been felt in real life but in a different setting.
Example dream : Sadness in a dream symbolised a feeling of sadness the day before when the dreamer thought back to how passionate a friend used to be. Recently he seemed to have lost all his spirit.
Example dream : A sad little boy dream took place as the dreamer was homeless and penniless. The sadness of the little boy was symbolic the unhappiness the dreamer felt whilst homeless.
Example dream : A dream about living in a sad looking bedsit took place at a time when the dreamer was feeling like his life was in tatters. He was poor, unhappy and lived in a depressing way.
Example dream : In one dream the dreamer feels bitterness and then sadness towards his ex boss. This simply mrrored real life as the dreamer had been feeling very bitter towards his ex boss. Just recently he had noticed that his ex bosses car was not stood outside his workplace and so he was feeling guilt for wishing the worst upon him. Feeling sad was a symbol of this type of feeling "I was wishing him the worst. But now it might have happened and I feel like putting my feelings of bitterness aside as we have both lost out."
Example dream : Sadness in a dream symbolised the dreamers inability to get over her marriage breakup.
Example dream : A dream which ended with the dreamer feeling very sad for his friend was linked to that same friend receiving cancer treatment on the next day for the first time. His friend had warned him of the terrible side effects of the chemotherapy. The dream seems to capture this thought "My friend will be in a terrible state tomorrow. Some people would rather die than undergo chemotherapy because its that bad. I feel really sad because he will be in a really bad way."
Example dream : A recurring dream about being back at work just captured the dreamers depressed mood about having lost their job.
Example dream : An extremely sad dream seems to have been a premonition of the dreamers friend who shortly after was struck by an illness which would kill him.
Example dream : A dream about a woman being sad and then happy seemed to be a premonition of this exact woman being released from jail.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer wqas stood around with her family with great sadness seems to have been a premonition of her nephews death a couple of weeks later. His body was pulled out of a car crash in a way which mirrors the real life situation, with everyone stood around.
Example dream : Feeling sadness in a dream symbolised a real moment of sadness the day before when the dreamer realised how much he missed his previous job.
Example dream : A dream about feeling unhappy in space linked to the dreamer realising how sad and lonely he felt. He knew he had to do something about it.
Example dream : A sad dream linked to the dreamer feeling drained by her husband and wanting to get back with her ex. She was deeply unhappy and had started to realise it.
Example dream : A dream which was sad linked to the dreamer having just received some flowers from a friend who had helped her through some difficult relationship problems.
Example dream : A sad dream where the dreamer is saying goodbye was thought to be a premonition of the good news the next day. The dreamer found out she was pregnant and this news helped her get over the sadness of her previous miscarriage.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer woke up feeling sad linked to the dreamer missing his old friends from his old job. The dream recognised that things had been better in the past.
Example dream : A dream with people looking sad linked to the dreamer having to move to a new state. This was a sad change because she would have to give up her relationship with her boyfriend.
Example dream : A dream with sadness and rage linked to the dreamer trying to complete a project with his brother. This was being held back by his brothers reluctance to work hard. The dreamer was saddened by his lack of interest.
Example dream : A sad dream linked to the dreamer wanting a child whilst her husband was in Iraq. She was saddened by everyone around her having children when she could not.
Example dream : A feeling of sadness in dream linked to the dreamer feeling emotionally drained whilst trying for a baby but not succeeding.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers mother was sad linked to the dreamer splitting up with her boyfriend a few months previously. They carried on having sex occasionally but it was not really a relationship any more. The mother was sad because this relationship was not fulfilling any more and it was stopping the dreamer from moving on.
Example dream : A dream feeling sad that a cat has caught a bird linked to the dreamers ex girlfriend coming back from the military. Feeling sad symbolised his feelings of disappointment that they did not get back together immediately.
Example dream : A dream about her cousin looking sad was thought to be a telepathic dream as her cousin was indeed sad due to her fathers death.
Example dream : A dream feeling pain and sadness linked to the dreamer having a lousy Christmas.
Example dream : A dream with a sad cafe linked to the dreamer being criticised by someone but thankfully no one listened to his criticism. The sad cafe symbolised the apathetic response to this criticism (thankfully no one listened).
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