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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM DICTIONARY : This dream dictionary makes the claim that it is better than any other. Why? It works on the assumption that if something very big and important happens the day before then you will surely dream about it. This dictionary collects together such dreams and has meticulously studied their meanings. Try to study the definitions and questions below and see how they relate to real life right now.

CAFE : Obviously a cafe or restaurant may link to a meal or situation which has recently occurred in one. But cafes tend to link to things which are feeding our minds. Therefor food can symbolise things that are proving to be a major talking point. So think over things which everyone has an opinion on.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations
- What issue was provoking lots of opinions or interest yesterday?
- Have you been thinking about some issue(food for thought)?
- What experiences or events have just taken place which you have been thinking about?
- What issues will be giving you something to talk about tomorrow?

KEY WORDS : Provoking, Thinking, interesting, talking about, what people think

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "it got me thinking"
- "it will really give me something to talk about tomorrow"
- "will I find it interesting"
- "everyone is talking about it"
- "I wonder what people will think"


SEE ALSO : Houses : Mansions : Colleges : factories : Beautiful Houses : Churches : Hotels : Schools : Shops
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 symbolic meaning of cafes in dreams?

Often restaurants may symbolise an issue over which people are talking a lot about. E.g.

"We had a new member at my club. I am a regular there and he started to criticize me for taking over. I guess he is saying things that lots of people maybe think. Maybe I should try to take charge less and stop acting like I own the place. "[Dream Dictionary - a sad cafe][the dream which this quote is based on is featured in full at the end of this article]

"I know people say that they like my music but I think they are just being polite"[Dream Dictionary - restaurant]

"As soon as I gave my own opinion on the play he and others felt it was OK to give their opinion and there was obviously a difference of opinion"[Dream symbol - restaurant car is open]

"I have just got engaged. I am happy but lots of people are saying that its probably not a good decision. We are not ready for it as we are not financially secure. But I do not care as I am happy with how things are"[Dream dictionary - cafe]

"My boss was saying that Michael Moore was on TV last night. He is big fan of him. I started to watch it but got bored and turned over to watch a Kate Moss documentary. I feel like its going to be a big talking point today and I am going to get a lot of stick for it"[Dream Dictionary - choose from two dishes in restaurant]

"When you go to clients houses is often gives you a lot to talk about. The sites we see are amazing."[Dream Dictionary - House looks like cafe]

Obviously the cafe or restaurant may symbolise itself and some thoughts about it or situation which has just occurred in it. E.g.

"I was in the cafe I normally go in yesterday but was thinking how much I enjoy their company. I think I realised yesterday how much I appreciate them"[Dream Dictionary - cafe]

"My cousins father is seriously ill and I have been thinking about the good times that they had and the days out and meals out."[Dream dictionary - Taking cousins to fast food restaurant]

Restaurants can symbolise issues that you have been thinking over a lot. E.g.

"I was propositioned by this guy. If I accept it means that my marriage is over"[Dream Dictionary - go to MacDonalds]

"I have been thinking about how much a good thing was giving up smoking"[Dream symbol - restaurant]

"I have split up with my partner. I feel quite left out and insecure. "[Dream Dictionary - Look into restaurant]

"I tried helping him but he just did not listen. Sometimes I just do not know why I bother. I do not think I will ever try to help anyone ever again." [Dream Dictionary - Sitting in restaurant]

"I have been thinking over my move to Houston. But I do not really think I have ever sat down and looked if this is a good thing"[Dream dictionary - not restaurant but doctors office]

Sometimes restaurants can symbolise your experiences and involvement's with other people and the things that have been keeping you busy. E.g.

"I have not really been dealing with all the grief I have felt since my mom died. I have been just trying to throw myself into my work"[Dream symbol - going into all pubs and restaurants]
THE DREAM - I am in some hotel or guest house. I am in the section which appears to be my flat. I am looking around and I seem to like it. There is some stairs which leads to a kitchen at the top. It has my bike in it.

The bedroom and living room are on the middle floor. Then there are some stairs which lead to the outside.

Suddenly the top door opens and two people - who appear to be afro Caribbean tourists - walk in and walk through my flat down to the outsides. I am quite shocked at this.

I investigate the downstairs and there appears to be a door which leads to the ground floor. That is the hotel section. I look at that. There is some food there. I am trying to search out for all the exits and entrances to my flat. I am disturbed that someone can walk in and through my flat.

I then go up the stairs. At one level there is a cafe. It appears to be some kind of sad cafe. There is someone who I think I know but cannot quite think who it is. His name is Patrick Ardent. He appears to be the cashier working on the till. At one stage I get stopped by the man who appears to be the owner of the hotel. He says is there anything I can do for you.

I am then on the top floor. I am coming down the stairs quite rapidly - as fast as I can. There are several people going down the stairs at the same time.

THE REALITY This dream represented the criticism of someone on the dreamer. He had been openly critical and very personal of the dreamer at a club they both visited. The person criticising him was a new member who disliked how the dreamer liked to take over.

DREAM ANALYSIS If something big happens on the day before the dream its often worth assuming that the dream is about that. You may make an inital analysis to see how the symbols fit with that topic. Here there was a subject that was likely to cause a dream. the dreamer had been personally criticised for his dominant role in the club he goes to. On further inspection the dream symbols do seem quite consistent.

The dream features some intruders. They walk straight through the dreamers appartment in a hotel. Intruders in this sense represent the way that the dreamer feels personally criticised for the way he behaves in the club. Perhaps the tourists also symbolise an element of real life. They symbolise the person criticising the dreamer. The dreamer felt that this new guy at the club was probably not likely to stick around(hence a tourist). The dreamer also seems to have an apartment in this hotel. Thats also symbolic of real life in that the dreamer is a member of this real life club but also is making this his home. He in other words feels at home he and acts like its a second home.

Food in dreams can often symbolise interest and the ability to get people interested in what you say. In this case food appears twice in this dream. Perhaps the upstairs "sad cafe" represents the dreamers reflections on his own behavior. No one is in the cafe. This shows that the dreamer is listening and reflecting on what has been said to him - that he tries to take over and that what he says is really not that interesting.

So underlying the dream is the fact that the dreamer is assessing what someone said to him and maybe altering his own behavior. He does take a dominant role in the club but should perhaps tone things down. So perhaps he should try to alter his behavior and act like he owns the place.

Symbolic Meanings
ARDENT : "a wordplay - very vociferous and determined. "
BED : "something affects you very personally"
CAFE : "trying to interest people in what you say"
INTRUDER : "the dreamer feels very personally criticised"
OWNER : "the dreamer does not own the club he is merely a guest like everyone else and should not act like he does own the club"
SHOCK : "the dreamer shocked at the personal criticism"
TOP FLOOR : "commanding and confident"
TOURIST : "the dreamer is criticised by someone who is not likely to be there for long - he is paying a temporary visit then will probably go"
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