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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DOLPHINS : Dolphins tend to be very spiritual creatures and we associate them with beautiful harmonious feelings and great intelligence. They can link with good communication within a relationship and spiritual excitement. So look for such themes right now in your life. One child in our studies had the dolphin dream at a time when she was starting to behave better. Her mother noticed her recent lack of tantrums. So her dolphin dream represented her new much more harmonious mood. The dolphin symbolised her new found calm and contentment (qualities that we link with dolphins).

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Does the dream seem to be about one person? If so does your relationship seem a lot easier right now??
- In what ways have you been enjoying life recently?

KEY WORDS :Connecting, sensuous, getting along, fun loving(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 really just want to enjoy it"
- "getting along better"
- "a much healthier relationship"
- "being able to connect with people"
- "he can be really fun"
- "a strong sensuous connection with him"


: Lion : Whale : Shark : Spider : Gators : Puppy : Dog : Cat : Horse : Ants : Bird
DREAM STUDIES : Seas : Water: Dogs : Water : Animals
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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.
DREAM ANALYSIS : What is the symbolic meaning of dolphins in dreams?

Sometimes its best to start off with the basics. Dolphins live in the sea and that is symbolic of our feelings and emotions and also those of others. So in many ways dolphins must be linked with emotions. Dolphins are very friendly sociable creatures and have highly developed intelligence. These are all good clues to their symbolic meaning.

Dolphins can link to a strong emotional connection towards someone or wish for that. E.g.

"My mother and her boyfriend have broken off their relationship as he needed time to sort some things out. I have a really strong connection to him and we all really connected."[Dream Dictionary - Dolphin]

"I am thinking about my relationship with my boyfriend. There is no hurry. I just want to make sure that I am sure. It will make for a HEALTHIER RELATIONSHIP."[Dream symbol - Dolphin]

"I know now that if I do as my mummy says then things are better. I try not get into my tantrums and its best for me and I feel a lot happier. I think I UNDERSTAND and talk with mummy a lot more now"[Dream Dictionary - childs dream of dolphin]

"I am not feeling happy with my husband right now - its just not romantic and SPIRITUALLY exciting"[Dream Dictionary - save dolphins]

"There is a guy I like who I simply cannot make my mind up about. I do connect very well with him but sometimes he can be quite cold"[Dream symbol - bottle nose dolphin]

Dolphins can link to sensuality. E.g.

"Me and my boyfriend have been experimenting sexually. We are developing a strong sensual connection"[Dream Dictionary - dolphin]

Dolphins can link to enjoyment and the wish to be happy. E.g.

"I have just started a stressful new job. But now I am trying to concentrate on being happy within myself rather than trying to conform how everyone else behaves"[Dream Dictionary - riding a dolphin][Dream Dictionary - the full dream on which this is based is featured in full at the end of this article]

Dolphins can link to settled and happy emotions and good times. E.g.

"I have been having a good time with this guy I know. But recently we decided to come to a decision about our relationship. We decided to end it. It seems such a waste "[Dream Dictionary - Dolphins happy]

SAMPLE DREAM : Dreams generally link to some real issue of relevance to you right now. They may capture your feelings on some health issue, work problem , relationship in difficulty , your feelings about how things are generally going, your plans for the day ahead or some simple paranoia or fear. The dreams featured in this website will try to reduce the dreams meaning to a quote which captures your current feelings on some issue. When studying your own dreams try to think what quotes could capture your own feelings on pressing issues. Think especially of the day before the dream and your thoughts about the day to come.
THE DREAM I was standing by a swimming pool. Someone had bought a dolphin and I remember them saying, "we wouldn't have bought the dolphin if we knew it was going to get this big." I replied, "what did you think, it wouldn't grow bigger than it's environment?" I suddenly was in the pool and I was riding from pool end to pool end on the dolphin. The pool was strange though, it was by a road that had this really big parade happening on it. So people were watching me ride this dolphin. I was happy that the people thought I was really cool, cause I was riding this dolphin. Then suddenly, I was riding in the passenger seat where my grandpa was driving. I looked at him and thought to myself, he looks healthy, he looks like he can drive. Then I noticed that he was swerving in and out of the lanes. I looked at him and he didn't look like he should be driving. I shouted, "papaw! you're cutting off the tour buses!" we were on a 4 lane highway with a lot of tour buses. Then one cut us off.

THE REALITY The dreamer had just started a new job. It was very stressful. She then decided to concentrate on making herself happy rather than doing exactly what everyone else was doing.

THE INTERPRETATION Water dreams tend to be symbolic of our feelings. The water denotes our ever changing and moving emotions. Also this dream involves swimming which is usually quite a predictable symbol. It denotes a wish to move to some new situation emotionally. In light of that we have some good clues to look at the dream. The dreamer should look at her present mindset and see what situations fit these predictable symbols. In this case there was a situation which fitted the dream symbols. The dreamer was trying to move away from the stressful nature of her job and become much happier. So their was indeed an emotional situation which the dreamer is trying to move away from.

So now we can start to look at the other symbols and see what they mean. Dolphins are symbols of new life forming in our feelings. We can easily associate dolphins with the need to be much happier within ourselves. They are symbols of enjoyment feeling happy within ourselves.

In the dream the dreamer is in the passenger seat and maybe this denotes a wish to take things easy. Thats certainly an element of this dream in which she is hoping to escape from stress.

The dream also features a grandfather who appears to not know what he is doing. So maybe he symbolises the way in which the dreamer is happily carrying on even when she is not truly capable. So perhaps this dream is specifically related to taking a relaxed and laid back attitude towards her job and any mistakes that she makes.

Symbolic Meanings
DOLPHIN : "enjoying the situation"
GRANDFATHER : "taking your time"
PASSENGER SEAT : "the dreamer is happy to not be in total control of the situation - she does not wish to be dominant and assertive in her approach to her job"
SWIMMING : "a wish to get to some new emotional situation"
SWIMMING POOL : "Your own personal emotions and feelings"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I have just started a new job. But instead of getting so stressed out I have decided to take my time a little. I have been thinking about my own happiness."

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

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