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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.

RIVERS : Rivers tend to link to the streams of energy and motivation that we devote to particular issues and relationships in our lives. They may refer to the efforts put into a project or the efforts put into our jobs. They may also symbolise our energies devoted towards a difficult or consuming relationship. So look at these issues and problems and thoughts associated with these issues.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Are you trying to create more time for something?
- Are you channelling more energies into something?
- Did you really enjoy doing somnething yesterday?
- Was there a lot of bad energy and bad feelings in conncection with something yesterday?

KEY WORDS : Energies, attention, enjoying, involved and interested

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "channeling my energies"
- "focusing my energies into"
- "turning my attention to"
- "diverting energies into..."
- "I enjoyed doing that!"
- "I really got into that yesterday"
- "this relationship is just full of bad feelings and emotions"


SEE ALSO : Crossing Rivers
DREAM STUDIES : Rivers : Rivers
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 rivers in dreams?
Often its best to start off at the beginning. A river makes its way through land to the sea. The land in dreams links to the reality of our lives and the facts about our jobs, relationships and real life circumstances. The water in rivers symbolise in some way our feelings as water symbolises emotions and the unconscious mind as it moves and flows in the same way as our changing emotions. So a river then symbolises our flows of energy and emotions in connection with real life relationships or situations in our lives.

Rivers not only relate to jobs and tasks which absorb our energies. Sometimes the river will symbolise the streams of energy we devote to some relationship. E.g.

"Its always so difficult with my father. Its just a constant STREAM OF BAD EMOTIONS"[Dream Dictionary - kayaking in rough water dream][the dream on which this quote is based is featured in full at the end of this article]

Often a dream about rivers will link to some project or to work in general. The river symbolises the streams of energy and emotions that we devote to this. E.g.

"I do not seem to get along with people at work anymore. Its all so negative."[Dream symbol - Bike along riverside dream]

"I need to try to CONCENTRATE MY ENERGIES on my school project but I just cannot do it"[Dream Dictionary - river dream]

"I am starting to visualize how we could get this PROJECT off the ground. My ENERGIES are all focused on it and how it can be achieved"[Dream dictionary - river dream]

Rivers are symbols of issues then which absorb our energies. In many ways they reflect the day to day things which keep our minds occupied. Sometimes we are unable to use up our energies due to delays or problems. We have to think of new ways to use up our energies e.g.

"All this bad weather meant I was not able to keep to my usual routine. I had to divert my ENERGIES into something new. I started to use my energies in a different way and started to explore art and painting "[Dream dictionary - diverted river dream]

Sometimes changes in the course of the river will relate to changes in the energies that we devote to some project. In the following dream the river abruptly ends which linked to the exact way in which the dreamers work session ended the day before.

"Well yesterday was quite absorbing. I was really getting into it when the session was finished when my colleague had to leave unexpectedly"[Dream symbol - stream ends and its water is carried by drains dream]
DREAM TIP : River dreams are dreams about your own energies. Dreams do link to your current life. So think about how you have been using your energies. Have you wanted to devote more time to one thing? Have you become particularly interested in something? What things should you be devoting more time too?
THE DREAM - I was in this kayak on a very rough river. I am fighting desperately to keep it afloat.

THE REALITY The dreamer was constantly troubled by arguments with her father.

DREAM ANALYSIS Rivers in dreams are flows of energy devoted to some task - they represent the journey through our daily emotions. In this case there was a constant battle with the dreamers father. The kayak represents strength and real ability. It represents fortitude and the independence that the daughter was seeking. The battle with the waves represents the tough situation she was in.

Symbolic Meanings
DESPERATE : "a desperate struggle in the dreamers own life"
FIGHT : "resisting pressure coming from the dreamers father"
KAYAK : "keeping afloat "
RIVER : "the energies that we devote to some relationship - in this case the dreamers relationship with her father"

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