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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.

LOCKS : Locks are quite complex symbols and its best if you work out other symbols first. Locks may be associated with bad behavior of some kind and your attempts to lock it out. Locks may also show that you are trying to get away from some problem or bad feeling. They can also have complex meanings - they may show that you feel a some process or system is unsafe and open to tampering(if unlocked). A locksmith may be associated with trying to open someone up emotionally.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Are you trying to escape some problem or lock out some negative ways of thinking?
- Have you been thinking that something is totally unsafe or is not secure in some way?
- Have you been trying to coax or unlock some bad emotions out of someone?

KEY WORDS : Forgeting, feeling secure, escape problems, tamper proof, hidden feelings(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 want to lock out all those types of thoughts"
- "I just want to forget about it"
- "I want to escape my problems"
- "It is easy to tamper with"
- "I just want to unlock those bad emotions in her"
- "I wish she would let me into her feelings"
(Now write down some quotes that sum up your thoughts and feelings right now. Concentrate on incidents the day before, paranoias and fantasies, health issues, challenges of the day ahead. Then try to see where the words and phrases above appear in your quotes).

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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 locks in dreams?

Locks are not easy symbols as the meaning can be quite different. It depends if you are trying to get out of a locked area or trying to get into one. So its best that you read right through the various meanings to get a feel for its usage in real dreams.

A locked door may suggest that you are attempting to lock out some feelings. E.g.

"I am making a real attempt NOT TO SHOW any negative feelings. Sometimes I feel people think I am so negative"[Dream Dictionary - locked basement dream]

Locks may suggest a need to feel secure in your thoughts and feelings about the people around you. E.g.

"He was so much part of the group. Now he has left I feel so bitter. We felt so close to him now I just want to lock him out of my mind along with all the good times we had"[Dream Dictionary - change locks dream]

A locked door that you are trying to escape may suggest you are trying to get away from some problem. E.g.

"These family problems are getting me down. I cannot seem to GET AWAY from it"[Dream Dictionary - locked door dream]

A dream with a locked door may suggest that something is excluded from you. E.g.

"I got the new camera but I was so frustrated because I just COULDN'T USE IT because they did not send the memory card"[Dream Dictionary - locked door dream]

Something unlocked may suggest a system which is open to tampering and fabrication. E.g.

"But to me CV#146;s mean nothing because people just FABRICATE much of their content! What's the point with them!!"[Dream Dictionary - unlocked postal box dream]

A locksmith can suggest you are trying to get someone to open up. E.g.

"I am just trying to find the key to get her to OPEN UP a bit"[Dream symbol - locksmith dream]

THE DREAM I am near the community center and I appear to be involved in some major activity. I am walking around the vicinity of the old town. I seem to be involved in something but I also appear to have been locked out. I get the sense that I have been excluded.

THE REALITY The very day of the dream the dreamer received a new video camera through the post. However, some parts of the camera equipment were missing so she could really get started using the new equipment.

DREAM ANALYSIS It is quite possible to dream about the days events to come. In this dream there seems to two feelings - a feeling of lots of activity and one of been locked out. That perfectly matched the emotions that the dreamer felt that day. The sense of movement and involvement is represented by the community centre. That is a place which the dreamer associated with involvement and interesting activity. She regularly attended this center up until recently. The use of the video camera would represent a new project and interesting hobby.

The second feeling in the dream was that of been excluded or locked out. The video camera was able to be used but only when attached to a computer. So that excluded most practical uses of the video.

Buildings in dreams usually give clues to the types of feelings that we are having. A community or public building is a big clue. It shows that the dream is about some feeling caused by your involvement in the world. It is the world having an impact upon you as opposed to you deciding your own feelings and acting upon them. The community center certainly did pinpoint a moment when the dreamers life was shaped by the actions of others.

Symbolic Meanings
LOCKED : "locked out of something - excluded

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I think this was a premonition of the events of that day. I received my new camera but was mortified to find out that there was no film sent with it. I was unable to do anything. I had the camera but could not try it out. It was really annoying"

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


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