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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM DICTIONARY : Use the questions and quotes on this page to help you find out what has triggered your dream. Remember that dreams tend to symbolize new feelings forming in your mind. So think - what are your new feelings from yesterday?

BASEMENTS : Basements are where our negative feelings reside. So if your dream involves a basement try to think of negative and resentful thoughts that have particularly featured in your thoughts recently. It may suggest that you are bitter about something, that you have been bottling things up or simply sensitive about something. It may simply be that you have been accused of being negative.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Have you been bottling up feelings recently?
- What negative feelings have been on your mind recently?
- Have you been thinking over why someone dislikes you or others?
- What sensitive feelings became apparent yesterday?

KEY WORDS : Negative, offended, sensitive, objections, bottling up, nervous, dislikes]

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "bottling up feelings"
- "objections"
- "negative and resentful thoughts"
- "he is sensitive about it!"
- "Am I hiding some deeply negative feelings inside me?"
- "Do they really dislike each other?"


SEE ALSO : Stairs : Skyscrapers : Houses : Mansions : Hospitals : Churches
DREAM STUDIES : Basements : Hospitals :Houses : Large buildings : Schools and Colleges : factories : Castles : Shops : Basements
METHODS : For a full explanation of the methods used in this dream study CLICK HERE
Below you will see a series of quotes. Each quote represents the meaning of a particular dream(these are all dreams where the meaning is understood totally). For instance one dream may have meant that the dreamer was having trouble at work. In that case the quote may simply be "There is a bad atmosphere at work". Some information is included about which dream symbols were included in the dream(within the squares brackets). Often a sample dream is included which shows you how the dream interpretation was reached.
ESSAY : What is the Dream dictionary meaning of basements?

Basements are usually a reliable symbol. They link to some kind of negative feelings. So locating what the dream is about is generally not difficult at all. Since dreams are linked often to the day before then look at the issues in your mind that involve negative feelings. If one does involve bad feelings then the dream will in some way connect with that(probably).

This essay contains the types of emotions that basement dreams link to in practical dream analysis. So look through them and see the kind of words that come up("bottling up", "objected", "resentful","bad feeling" and "sensitive"). Now look for situations where you are exhibiting the very same emotions.

"I have started to reflect on what is making me feel so NEGATIVE AND RESENTFUL. Its my husband and his little ways. He says I am FRIGID but its him that makes me that way" [Dream dictionary - Doctors basement - this dream is featured in full at the end of this article]

"I am leaving home right now but do fear that I will end back there if I fail to cope with the outside world. It would all be a bit humiliating"[Dream symbol - little girl in basement]

"I am finally doing what I always wanted to do so this has helped me get rid of those old grudges and bad feelings that I was BOTTLING UP" [Dream dictionary - basement dream]

"I really OBJECTED to him propositioning me. He was taking advantage of my troubled marriage" [Dream dictionary - church basement dream]

"I have always disliked my step dad but now he has split with my mom I have really started to blame him for everything. I Have unleashed all my NEGATIVE EMOTIONS on him. Its open season on my step dad - He is getting the blame for everything" [Dream dictionary - throw step dad down basement dream]

"I saw my high school boyfriend and it brought back memories of the pain he caused my family"[Dream dictionary - basement dream]

"Things have been going well for me but it all seems so unreal and I do have NEGATIVE FEELINGS. Its just a fear of failure I guess."[Dream symbol - basement dream]

"I am trying to get rid of those BAD FEELINGS and be a little nicer to my coworkers." [Dream dictionary - locked up basement dream]

"He criticised me for not helping him but I simply told him that he needed to take things more seriously. If he became interested and involved then that would make things more appealing for me"[Dream dictionary - basement hospital room]

In some cases the basement will be about you trying to deal with someone else's resentments. Those might feature a basement which is huge. E.g.

"I try not to offend people. Its all right giving advice but if you touch on tricky issues people will RESENT you"[Dream dictionary - huge basement dream]

"I actually really believed that she was SENSITIVE about this. But of course she was OK. But I just really could not afford to offend her so I was not going to take any chances"[Dream dictionary - castle basement dream]

"It was a misunderstanding but now I have to produce a piece of artwork under time pressure with all these bad feelings in my mind"[Dream dictionary - explore basement in huge house]

"I asked my two sons about their arguments but they just laughed it off. I do not think they really hate each other that much but I do worry about them."[Dream dictionary - older son chases younger son into basement dream]
DREAM TIP : Dreams are very much symbolic of events and feelings from the here and now. That makes dream interpreting often very easy. Dream symbols should be seen as linking to issues alive in your mind. Think about events from yesterday. Think about issues concerning your health. Think about paranoias dominating your thoughts the day before that kept you awake before you fell asleep. Think about the day to come and how you are relating to that. Basements symbolise bad feelings and nervousness. So now simply ask yourself in what ways bad feelings associate with things in your mind. This dream will be paying particular attention to this issue.
SAMPLE DREAM(featuring a basement)
THE DREAM I had these metal parts. Everywhere. My head, my arms, my legs. Just metal and cogs and wires. I was in a doctor's basement office and I thought I was an experiment of his. I could remember being human. I wondered how I got to be inside this metal body. I looked down and my foot was missing. I looked over behind a desk and there it was. I said "come here" and it hopped over to me. I set my ankle down inside it and it clicked. I walked across the room. My feet were really big and heavy and I figured that was to counterbalance my heavy mechanical parts. I wanted to escape from the metal body and the doctor's basement. And suddenly I was outside in a parking lot and I was human again. But still not myself.

I had a British accent(it sounded very much like Kate Winslet. I remember wondering why I had Kate Winslet's voice. I mean she is a beautiful, talented, articulate woman but she's not me and I'm not her. Yet I had her voice.

Someone handed me a bag of clothes. I opened them up to find a very granny like nightgown and dress. I asked if these were for the Amish and whoever it was that handed them to me said that they were for me and to keep my voice down. I shoved the clothes back into the bag and said no thanks. Then I woke up.

THE REALITY The dreamer was in a troubled marriage. She had been accused of being frigid by her husband and it was maybe true as she had lost all feelings towards him. The previous week they had had a show down and she stood up to him. Things are still automatic and numb.

DREAM ANALYSIS The dreamer did feel as if things had become rather mechanical in her marriage. She felt that her marriage was stuck in a rut. The marriage just plods on - but its not really going anywhere.

The dream shows her being assertive. This mirrors real life in which she stood up to her husband. She was not willing to accept what he said about her being frigid in bed. So that's why she throws back the matronly clothes and says no thanks. She understands that on the surface that may be true but its only because of the problems with the relationship.

Doctors are often symbols of us asking ourselves intrusive and challenging questions. We give ourselves an honest and thorough examination. A doctor is thorough so these are often dreams about reflection. As we have time to think we look more objectively and honestly at our situation.

Basements too are quite predictable symbols. They link to issues over which we have bottled up our fears. They are hidden and bad feelings. They are about us understanding our own negative sides. So in this case the dreamer is exploring what negative feelings she has and trying to understand her own situation.

Symbolic Meanings
AMISH : "associates with frigidity and not enjoying sex"
BASEMENT : "strong negative feelings - repressed sexuality "
CLOTHES : "how others see us"
DOCTOR : "asking yourself some honest questions"
MECHANICAL : "just going through the motions - not really meaning it"
OFFICE : "organise your thoughts - thinking through what her husband said"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "My husband accused me of being frigid. I have been thinking about that and I know deep down that any sexual problems are caused by him. I do not know if its a healthy relationship. I do not know if its worth trying again. The marriage seems to stop and start."

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING

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