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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM DICTIONARY : This dream dictionary is based upon hundreds of real dreams and has been meticulously researched. However, the only person who can truly identify the cause of a dream is the dreamer. Use the questions and quotes on this page to help you find out what has triggered your dream.

ICE CREAM, CHOCOLATES and CAKES : chocolates and cakes are often symbols of our attitude to something : Holidays that make us feel good, people that make us feel welcome, and things that make us feel good yet do make our lives better(a need for consolation). They maybe represent moments when we tried to cheer others up. But in other cases they merely show us seeking pleasure. They are quite tricky in that they are not easy to trace in dreams. But they do represent moments of indulgence, pleasure, feeling good or a need to be cheered up. Look for issues from the day which can link with such a theme.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Have you been making a special effort to be nice?
- Did you feel especially welcome yesterday?
- Have you been trying to make yourself feel better about something?
- Did you particularly enjoy yourself yesterday?

KEY WORDS : Welcoming, cheery, compliment, enjoying

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "helped cheer me up"
- "complimenting me"
- "made me feel good"
- "enjoying myself"
- "saying nice things"
- "made me feel welcome"

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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.
ESSAY : What is the symbolic meaning of ice cream , strawberry , cakes and chocolate in dreams?

Chocolates are occasional symbols in dreams. But its often difficult to work out what they mean. This study show real instances and so is quite helpful in showing the types of things in practice ice cream and sweets link to.

Often ice cream can simply symbolise attempts to have a good time, holidays and pleasure in general. E.g.

"Holidays are a time for enjoyment. But what I find enjoyable and what my friends mum finds enjoyable are two different things" [Dream dictionary - washing ice cream dream][the dream on which this quote is based is featured in full at the end of this article]

Often chocolates symbolise your need to cheer yourself up(comfort food) and the wish to escape some difficulty in your life. Its only temporary though. E.g.

"I was so upset over the break up. But I met some friends and they helped CHEER ME UP"[Dream Dictionary - chocolate dream]

Chocolates often link to moments when people have made you feel welcome and are being friendly to you. E.g.

"On that first day my college really tried to put me at my ease. They made me FEEL GOOD." [Dream Dictionary - Chocolate cake dream]

The dream could similarly be linked by your attempts to cheer others up. E.g.

"I know one or two of my work colleagues could really use a friend so I have been trying to be a little more pleasant at work and spread a bit of youthful enthusiasm" [Dream Dictionary - Lollipops dream]

Often cake dreams maybe linked to compliments or encouragement which you have been thinking about in great detail. Possibly you think its just on the surface. E.g.

"My boss keeps paying me little compliments to encourage me but I would much rather have a pay rise" [Dream Dictionary - Chocolate bar dream]

"They said so many nice things about my new business but when I started up they did not support it"[Dream Dictionary - cakes dream]

Cakes can often symbolise indulgences and seeking immediate pleasure. E.g.

"I know I have got to think about the future. Normally simple indulgences cheer me up but I know I have got to knuckle down and think of the future." [Dream Dictionary - Refusal of cakes and strawberry tarts dream]
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 dreaming about my refrigerator. It was making ice-cream. And it was a chocolate ice-cream like we buy in the shops. I was supposed to collect them and to put them in the fridge so they can stay cold. And a few of them fall to the ground and the ants start grouping around it. So I washed few ice creams to get ants off them.

THE REALITY The dreamer was on holiday at the time and she was looking for enjoyment and light hearted relaxing activities. The dreamer was carefully trying to plan out her holiday experience.

DREAM ANALYSIS Chocolate and ice cream are symbols of pleasure. They relate to things which make us feel good but do not necessarily improve and enrich us as people. In this dream they refer to the holiday type activities such a sunbathing and relaxing.

Ants in dreams can be symbols of conformity. On holiday we try to fit in with the holiday type culture. We often do things that we do not do in general. Perhaps the ants symbolize the need to resist the pressures to behave in certain stereotyped ways. This was something that the dream indeed stated. She was no "trying to fit in with the holiday atmosphere ".

The dreamer is very active in making the ice cream. That shows that she is actively planning out and participating in the holiday experience. She wishes to keep her experience fresh and cool(in the fridge). She is making her holiday the type of experience that she wants.

In her holiday she was trying to balance being the need to enjoy and mix in with other people and at the same time be respectful of her friends mother. So the dream was very much about balancing needs.

Symbolic Meanings
ANTS : "conformity - having to do what her friends mom wants to do"
CHOCOLATE : "enjoyment - enjoying her holiday"
SHOP : "the choices available to you at present - the dream is about what the dreamer wants from her holiday and restrictions on how she is able to act "

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I am on holiday with my friend and her mom. I am having to do things which fit in with my friends mom. But there is plenty of time to do what I want to do as well"

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


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