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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.

PAINTINGS and PICTURES : Paintings are intensely vivid and imaginative items. They link to how we are imagining something. That we are seeing exactly how something can be or may become. So simply ask yourself what things you are picturing in your mind right now? Have you some major worries or have you got a vision of how things can be?

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Did you imagine the worst yesterday about something - painting a picture of how terrible things could be?
- Have you been picturing in your mind just how bad someone will react to something?
- Have you got some strong vision of exactly how you want things to be?
- Have you had to describe some story in total detail?

KEY WORDS : Imagining, picturing, positive image, negativity, describing

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I am imagining the worst"
- "I know how exactly will they react"
- "I know how I want things to turn out"
- "I have got to stop picturing the worst"
- "the way he described the story really brought the moment alive"
- "he was picturing a much more positive image of how things have been"

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.

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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.
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DREAM ANALYSIS : What is the symbolic meaning of paintings in dreams?

Paintings in dreams are very much symbols of the imagination. They symbolise how we are using our imagination to picture something in very vivid ways.

"I have been picturing in my mind how things will be. I am convinced that I will get back together with my husband. Its destined to be" [Dream symbol - painting night sky]

"I am convinced that bird flu is about to break out. I am just wondering and trying to picture what effects this will have. I tend to think that people will lock themselves behind doors and not go out unless essential."[Dream symbol - Paintings in window]

"As soon as there article was published I felt guilty. What I said was insensitive to people who fought in the war. I pictured in my mind their reaction. I felt bad about it" [Dream Dictionary - painting]

"I know I do not intend to comply with stupid new law. But I have got to stop being so paranoid about getting caught "[Dream Dictionary - picturing something][the dream on which this quote is featured in full at the end of this article]

"I am have just graduated. There is this guy I like and I am having to continue our relationship long distance. But right now I feel the relationship is alive and well. He tells me what is happening in his life and I feel like I am there with him"[Dream Dictionary - her guys friend shows her his pictures]

"My grandmother is coming to stay and I cannot help but just think how awful its going to be. She drives me nuts"[Dream Dictionary - pictograms]

"I know I have got to start looking after my health more. I know I have got to put some effort into it. I know I tend to imagine that its going to end up with failure"[Dream Dictionary - picture of sinking ship]

"I know that my friend is not yet ready for me to make up. I can imagine how she is thinking and can picture what she would say if I said how much our argument upset me. She still blames me"[Dream Dictionary - my friend shows me pictures of me as a snake]

"I said at my marriage counselling that I do not think we have been getting on recently. I think this upset my husband. I think he was sensitive about it. I think deep down he was imagining that we had been getting on a lot better"[Dream symbol - man shows me pictures of his children]
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DREAM TIP : Think of dream symbols like words. Think of pictures and paintings as the following words in the English language - "picturing","imagining" . Now write down several quotes which capture your thoughts. Think of quotes that especially capture thoughts about yesterday such as "my sister was worried about her son and was really imagining the worst" or "I was very tired at work yesterday and felt I was being picked on". Think especially of problems and dilemmas which stuck in your mind. Now read back through those quotes and see if the word imagining appears. If it does in any way at all then its possible that the dream links to that issue.
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SAMPLE DREAM
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THE DREAM I am upstairs somewhere. There is the husband of a good friend there. I seem to be quite fearful. Then I seem to be thinking to myself that "the trick is not to picture it".

THE REALITY The dreamer was breaking a law which he really despised. He fully did not intend to comply with the law. It was a petty and ridiculous law. But he was constantly worried about getting caught and took lots of precautions.

DREAM ANALYSIS Picture and painting dreams are often easy to solve. A picture in dreams relates to something that you are picturing in your mind. You are maybe painting a picture of how someone will respond if they were to find something out. So to solve the dream look for themes in your thoughts where you are picturing something.

In this case the dream did make one connection. He had been fearful of getting caught for breaking a bureaucratic law. But he was over fearful of the law and of getting caught. He was determined to carry on with this law breaking but realised that he needed to stop getting so worried and paranoid about getting caught. He would have to stop picturing the worst consequences.

Symbolic Meanings
PICTURING : "picturing something in your mind - in this case getting caught for evading a law"
UPSTAIRS : "your imagination - your fears and worries"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I really do not want to comply with this stupid law. But I could easily get caught. However, half my problem is that I worry too much about it. I keep picturing the worst"

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

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