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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.

PLANTS : Plants are associated with growth be it good or bad. In a positive sense we encourage people to adopt new ideas and ways of behaving. But in a negative sense we often pick up bad new habits. The growth of such new ways of behaving is linked to plants. In another sense plants can symbolise illness which is growing within us.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Are you trying to teach or encourage certain ways of behaving in others?
- Is there an illness growing within you ?

KEY WORDS : Self improvement, personal growth, teach, encourage

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "teaching"
- "encourage"
- "personal growth"
- "bad new habit"
- "illness growing within you"


SEE ALSO : Deserts : Trees : Gardens : Farms
DREAM STUDIES : Farms,deserts,gardens and plants : Trees
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.
DREAM ANALYSIS : What is the symbolic meaning of plants in dreams?

You are thinking if something should be encouraged or discouraged. It is obviously growing in some way. E.g.

"She keeps asking me questions and probing me for the truth. But its really non of her business. If I just ignore it she may go away"[Dream symbol - plants will die if not fed]

Plants are often assciated with teaching. E.g.

"I wish to put my ideas across to the group and I just do not think they are picking these up very well"[Dream Dictionary - what plants to use on farm]

"I am not sure I am happy being a teacher anymore. I have real doubts now."[Dream Dictionary - planting seeds]

Plants can often be associated with new and bad growth and our attempts to keep it under control. E.g.

"I told him specifically about what to do yet he just did not listen. Now its going to lead to some bad feeling towards him. I just will not be able to help myself"[Dream Dictionary - thorny plants]

"I am fearful that my sons are getting in with the wrong crowd"[Dream symbol - some kind of alien plant]

Plants can symbolise illnesses which are growing in our bodies. E.g.

"I had this dream as I was falling sick with the flu"[Dream dictionary - huge plants entangle me]

"I have been suffering headaches. I thought I was begining to control this but now I think there maybe something seriously wrong with me"[Dream symbol - seeds and plants growing]

Pot plants and houseplants can be linked to new attitudes that we are trying to encourage within ourselves and positive new philosophies we are trying to incorporate into our personalities. E.g.

"I realise I have to grow as a person and stop boasting and magnifying my abilities to attract women"[Dream Dictionary - pot plant]

"I am trying to develope a more progressive attitude to my own sexuality. I need to be more mature"[Dream Dictionary - glass room with plants] [the dream which this quote is based upon is featured in full at the end of this article]

THE DREAM My dream starts out with a girl who seems to be my friend in this dream. She was a beautiful, blonde, perfect body. She convinced me to come with her to the playboy mansion. I definitely wanted to go but I was a little nervous. She introduced me to Hugh Hefner and I wasn't interested in him at all. We walked into a large room that looked like a court yard with a fountain and a bar. I spoke with a body guard and he made me feel a little uneasy. Next thing I know I'm taking a yoga class or something with all these other playboy models. I stood up from whatever I was doing and knocked over something. Next thing I know everyone was staring at me. There was this elegant woman in her 50's (I'm 25) and she took me over to the side and said that I was special and wanted to talk to me in privet. Everyone watched us walk into this glass room with plants and a marble bench. I could see them doing there exercises with Hugh. I could see them but they couldn't see me. This woman was opening up to me and telling me her feelings about the place and her life. Then she told me she was attracted to me. I knew the discussion was over but I was intrigued by this woman. I wanted to know more about her. I wanted to get to know her. All of a sudden she grabs me and starts making out with me. I felt passionate content. Then I realized what I was doing and so did she and we stopped mutually. I was fine about what happened. We walked out of the glass house and I went back to the class.

THE REALITY The dreamer is trying to move forward after being raped. She finds it difficult to enjoy the company of men in the way she would like to. She has been seeing a therapist to help her. She is an attractive woman and gets lots of numbers and whistles whilst on the bus to work.

DREAM ANALYSIS Well the Playboy Mansion has got to be some kind of sexual symbol. In this case the dreamer has been raped and is undergoing therapy to help her understand herself a little more. So its likely that this is the background knowledge around which the dream rests.

Houses in dreams tend to link to our own personalities. They symbolise issues which involve us looking at our own behavior and monitoring our own actions. Mansions and other large houses tend to involve the effects of the outside world on our own personalities. They symbolise major events and situations which are shaping our thinking. In this case the mansion probably represents the dreamers own therapist. The therapist is helping her understand herself and her actions. So the dream probably represents her own attempts at self knowledge and improvement.

The Yoga class is probably a specific symbol for the therapist. The yoga class symbolises attempts to calm herself down and become more peaceful within her own mind.

The woman in the dream is a playboy model and also a lot older. Perhaps the age represents her need to grow up and become more responsible and thoughtful for her own life. The dreamer is not unattractive in real life so the playboy model represents how she is attempting through therapy to become more at ease with her sexuality.

In the end though she pulls back from the kiss. The woman in the dream represents an ideal which has been built up within her mind. She has been pointed in a direction by her therapist but although she wants to pursue this ideal and maybe agrees with it as a goal she somehow is failing to achieve this in reality. That she is not quite ready to be totally at ease with her own sexuality.

Symbolic Meanings
PLAYBOY MANSION : "attempts by the dreamers therapist to help the dreamer come to terms with sexual issues"
YOGA CLASSES : "specific help to the dreamer - lessons in becoming more relaxed with her sexuality"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I was raped and I am trying to come to terms with this. I am trying to have a more mature attitude towards sex. My therapist has been helping me to grow as a person."

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


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