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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.

PAIN : Pain can often link to real pain. It may show that you are suffering from some illness or felt particularly tired. It maybe also shows that youn simply slept in an uncomfortable position. But we also feel pain in an emotional sense and so try to spot a feeling of humiliation or a real sense of loss. If you have just ended a relationship then it maybe easily related to that.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Did you wake up in pain - maybe having slept in an uncomfortable position?
- What difficult emotions have you been struggling with recently?
- What painful thoughts and situations did you encounter on the day before the dream?
- Have you gained an insight into someone's real emotional pain?

KEY WORDS :Difficult, sacrifice, loss, understanding, unwell, uncomfortable sleep(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 realise that I will have to make a lot of sacrifices if it is to succeed"
- "I realise how much I missed out on"
- "Yesterday was quite difficult for me emotionally"
- "I do not like to see him this way"
- "I understand the pain he felt"
- "There is such a lack of real meaning to my life"
- "I have put so much effort into it that I do not want to give up now"
- "Its really difficult to accept"
- "Its something that really hurts and offends me deep down. Its a mistake"
- "Its a significant moment and I felt a real sense of loss"
- "I know that I should not push the situation as it could cause me trouble"
- "There is someone close to me whose health I have been worried about "
- "I had a hard day yesterday"
- "I have been feeling pain and its starting to worry me. I wonder if it is anything serious"
- "I was sleeping in a very uncomfortable and awkward position"
- "I woke up with feeling pain in exactly the same place as in my dream"

DREAM WORK : Now write down some quotes that sum up your thoughts and feelings right now. Concentrate on incidents the day before, paranoia#146;s and fantasies, health issues, challenges of the day ahead. Then try to see where the words and phrases above appear in your quotes.


SEE ALSO : Ateempt : Chase : Chased : Distress : Empty : Excite : Fight
: Grab : Halt : Hiding : Impatient : Jump : Nasty : Nervous : Nightmare : Pain : Panic : Paralyse : Pressure : Protect : Pull : Push : Rescue : Safe : Search : Shout : Silent : Slowmotion : Sudden : Surround : Swim : Torture : Pain
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 pain in dreams?

Pain is often symbolic of real pain within the dreamer. It may link to an uncomfortable position in which you are sleeping. E.g.

"I woke up feeling unwell. I had pain in exactly the same place in my ribs as in the dream"[Dream Dictionary - pain in my ribs]

"I am pregnant. But I have been getting pain in real life and I just wonder if their are going to be problems and I shall lose the baby" [Dream dictionary - I was in pain]

"I woke up feeling unwell. I have just started my period "[Dream Dictionary - I was having a baby]

"The previous day I had been riding bike for a long time all the way to the next city and back I also spent time at the beach walking and swimming. It is very possible that my legs felt tired from all the walking and biking and when I finally crashed they were exhausted and in pain."[Dream Dictionary - chisel is causing pain]

"I recently cracked my ribs and it makes sleep uncomfortable"[Dream dictionary - pain in the ribs]

"When I woke up after the dream I was sweating and hurting all over."[Dream symbol - I really felt the pain]

"The dream featured pain in exactly the same area of my body in which I later developed cancer"[Dream Dictionary - i felt the pain ]

Pain can link to some emotional hurt within the dreamer. E.g.

"I have been having problems with my marriage for years. Yesterday he asked me out on a date. It seems like a new start and he said that he loved me. But I am not sure if this is healthy. The marriage is so troubled is it worth trying to save it"[Dream Dictionary - She winced like she was in pain and I started yelling at him to stop it]

"I have been arguing continually with my boyfriend. I realise what I need to do - break up with him. But I find it difficult to break up relationships. I know I am going to probably continue to be unhappy" [Dream Dictionary - teacher is telling her a long story about the pain she too went through]

"I feel that my days are getting boring and repetitive. "[Dream Dictionary - I recognized the pain ]

"I have been trying to get pregnant for years. I just wonder if I will ever have a child"[Dream Dictionary - I go into labour, but really, I feel its me putting the pains on]

"I woke up feeling quite miserable and sexually frustrated. "[Dream dictionary - a drug to stop the pain ]

"I just feel like I am about to give up with something I am trying to achieve"[Dream symbol - I'm embracing pain and death ]

"They are tearing the woods down to build more damn houses. I HATE developers and out of state people who buy up the land at high costs"[Dream Dictionary - Native American screams in pain]

"In the last 3 months I have felt emotionally indifferent towards most things. I have just broken up with my girlfriend because we no longer felt the same for each other and right now my family is going through a financial crisis. There is simply a lack of belief in my life right now"[Dream Dictionary - The priest was pained ]

"My ex girlfriend has been spreading rumours about me. She has ruined my new relationship "[Dream Dictionary - pain in my wrist]

"I have got so much disruption at home right now due to my sister who has run away from home. I have been trying to get some support from a friend but she just smiled and looked embarrassed when I told her. It was a bit pointless talking to her."[Dream Dictionary - just cutting him not deep enough to kill but to cause pain]

"I realise how much I gave up now. I loved my career before I had children. Now its impossible to get things started again"[Dream Dictionary - i couldn't understand my pain ]

"I broke up with a boyfriend whose had serious addiction problems and was also abusive. But I did love him and do miss him."[Dream Dictionary - very painful ]

"I am struggling with my feelings as I have just broken up with my girlfriend. Yesterday was not easy as it was St Valentines day."[Dream Dictionary - painful bite]

Pain may link to your thoughts about someone close to you and your recognition of their own pain and suffering(either emotional or physical). E.g.

"my brother has cancer (or had cancer) and just got an operation on his leg"[Dream Dictionary - my brother was in pain ]

"My grandfather is alive but very sick does this mean he may pass away soon. "[Dream Dictionary - I said that it would be to painful to watch him die]

"my friend died last months from cancer and since then its like i can feel the pain she went through in my dreams and i even feel what she felt on her last day of living"[Dream Dictionary - I can feel the pain she went through ]

Pain can be a warning not to get involved in any dangerous confrontations where there maybe unpleasant consequences. E.g.

"My neighbours are very disrespectful. They play loud music and constantly disrupt me. I would like to say something but they are intimidating"[Dream symbol - the huge lions jaw seized my head a slow painful horrible death ]

Pain may link to your recognition of future struggles and hard times ahead. E.g.

"I am having to make a decision about starting my own business. I will have to give up my job in order to get the business started. I know its going to be an uphill struggle"[Dream Dictionary - I was crying because I knew this would be painful ]

Pain can suggest that you need to change and alter your behaviour in ways that you may find uncomfortable. E.g.

"I really cannot understand this woman's dreams. I just sit there and they make no sense whatsoever. I have been thinking about this and perhaps I have got to stop looking down on her and have to respect her more as a person" [Dream Dictionary - I felt the pain in my neck as I was looking up so high]

Pain in dreams may link to some recent feeling of humiliation. E.g.

"I am living with my husband in France. I do not speak the language and find it difficult to get a job. I had to do an interview over the phone last night(though it never happened in the end). I was worried about it and felt really quite stressed out by all the invasive questions I was expecting"[Dream Dictionary - painful tube being inserted into my shoulder]

Pain can link to how you feel about pain in general and the difficulties of others. E.g.

"I was told how a guy in our store had been a victim of hurricane Katrina. I somehow cannot sympathize with him and feel his pain."[Dream Dictionary - sentenced him to some painful death i could feel all his emotions]
THE DREAM I was lying there, in bed and all of a sudden these people appeared above me with a long tube thing, they looked like doctors but I'm not sure, anyway I knew this tube was going to be pushed into me, so they did, and it was painful, right into my shoulder, then I felt my chest start to fill up, felt like blood, during this whole dream I knew I wasn't awake but let it happen anyway as I felt like I needed this tube thing, it was the first time I've felt pain in a dream, it really hurt, I was lying there after the dream ended waiting for them to take it out but I couldn't be bothered and went back to sleep????? When I woke up I was quit stressful that it hadn't been taken out,

THE REALITY The dreamers husband and his parents had been trying to put pressure on her to find work. This was difficult for her because she did not know the language(French). Two days before the dream she got a phone call about a job. She was to receive a second phone call the night before the dream. In this she was being pressured to speak French. The phone call never came but she had been quite stressed about this.

DREAM ANALYSIS Dreams are very much linked to reality. Often a dream will link to the emotions that are freshest in our minds. If something was happening the day before then you are very likely to dream about this.

The dream featured an invasive medical procedure. In many cases we go to the doctor and face all sorts of invasive questioning and examinations. Such examinations are humiliating and stressful yet we feel we have to undergo these. In this case the dream is using the invasive medical examination and treatment as a symbol for an intense and personal examination that we face in a job interview.

In the dream the tubes had not been taken out. That possibly also links to reality. It symbolises the fact that the invasive examination is not over. The phone call may come at another time. She may also still feel the personal pressure to get a job from her husband and in laws. So its not over yet!

Symbolic Meanings
BED : "something that affects the dreamer very personally - in this case very personal and invasive questions "
DOCTOR : "having to answer openly and honestly even though this is humiliating"
PAIN : "The dreamers own deep embarrassment and stress associated with this job interview"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I am living with my husband in France. I do not speak the language and find it difficult to get a job. I had to do an interview over the phone last night(though it never happened in the end). I was worried about it and felt really quite stressed out by all the invasive questions I was expecting"

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


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