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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.

TIDAL WAVES : A tidal wave is a very strong symbol and can simply indicate that there is something stronger and more powerful that will just sweep us away without warning. It may symbolise our wish to protect some vulnerable family member. It may link to some larger force such as need to follow the true path of religion.

But tidal waves are also symbolic of our feelings. They may show that we are overcome with strong feelings on an issue. The sea in dreams symbolises the feelings we have and the land the facts about some issue. For the sea to sweep over the land shows that we are making very emotional decisions, possibly based on insufficient evidence.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Have you been totally unable to cope with some major pressures?
- Are there major changes that are taking place in your life right now?
- Have you been jumping to conclusions and basing your decisions on insufficient information?
- Have you been overcome with feelings in any way?

KEY WORDS : Overcome, feelings, huge forces of change, insufficient information, jumping to conclusions

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "totally unable to cope"
- "I am simply unable to resist such a strong force"
- "they will be swept away"
- "Its a force which is stronger than me"
- "My health is spiralling out of control"
- "jumping to conclusions"
- "overcome with feelings"


SEE ALSO : Storms : Boats : Beaches
DREAM STUDIES : Tidal Waves: Tornadoes
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 tidal waves in dreams?

The land in dreams symbolises the facts and reality of our lives. The Water symbolises the feelings as our emotions constantly move and flow. So tidal waves will often signify moments when we are very emotional and that we are starting to see emotions as facts. They are often very temporary as we often brought back to earth soon after.

Tidal waves can link to health problems which seem to be spiralling out of control. E.g.

"I have been unwell for some time. I feel that I have got to sort out my illness before things get out of control."[Dream Dictionary - tidal wave dream]

"I have had arthritis for some time now. I feel like its spiralling out of control and there is nothing that I can do to combat it"[Dream dictionary - tidal wave dream]

Tidal waves can also suggest that we are not prepared and unable to cope with something and that we maybe swept away by something bigger than us. E.g.

"I am scared for my family. Many of them seem to be involved in drinking and drugs and crime. If they do not take the need for salvation seriously then they will be SWEPT AWAY by their own evil ways"[Dream Dictionary - tidal wave dream]

"I felt so scared about my grandmother yet in reality she coped with the storm without any problems. I was scared that she would be UNABLE TO COPE"[Dream symbol - tsunami dream]

Tidal waves then can often link to moments when we are basing our thoughts on few facts. We have insufficient information to make a judgment. E.g.

"I had built up this picture in my mind that he was cool. But I based that on absolutely NO FACTS. He is probably a total geek. "[Dream dictionary - Tidal wave dream][the dream on which this quote is based upon is featured in full at the end of this article]

"I just built up this picture in my mind that she was really sensitive about it. So I didn't like to mention it at all. Yet there was absolutely no good reason IN FACT to suggest that she would be offended if I raised the issue"[Dream Dictionary - tidal wave dream]

Often tidal waves link to highly emotional moments. E.g.

"I feel really ELATED to be pregnant. But it will be really hard work and I am not certain I have any of the skills required to be a good mum. They say it comes naturally but I am not so sure"[Dream Dictionary - waves crash into skyscraper dream]

"I know its the right thing to do. The relationship was just causing us both so much heartache. We had to end it"[Dream Dictionary - waves crash into pier dream]

"I was woken up by my baby who was crying and desperately in need of attention"[Dream Dictionary - huge waves in sea]

"I have undergone a deep spiritual renewal. The feelings of elation have stayed with me for a few days after the dream" [Dream Dictionary - dramatic waves dream]

"I used to really enjoy work but right now it seems to be such a grind. I guess my FEELINGS ARE CHANGING"[Dream Dictionary - waves dream]

DREAM TIP : Try to think of dream symbols as words. Think of tidal waves in dreams as representing the phrase "overcome with feelings". Now write down some phrases which capture your current feelings. E.g.

"I am upset with my sister after she messed up my computer"

"I am absolutely elated because I have just found out I am pregnant"

"I have injured my shoulder and need to let it rest"

Now work through those quotes and see where the word "overcome with feelings" seems at all relevant. If there is a strong connection then the dream may link to that very issue. Next try the same process with other other phrases linked to tidal waves(see the KEYWORDS section at the top of the page).
THE DREAM - I am at a beach. I am studying things. I am watching the breakers. There is a surfer with me. I mention the van that is moving spectacularly in the water. There are some spectacular waves. Then the surfer runs off, he is scared by this massive wave thats coming our way. It looks more like a tidal wave. The tsunami hits the beach. Then it hits - the beach by the way was not the beach it was near a indoor swimming pool.

THE REALITY The previous day the dreamer had been posting on the Internet and was in conversation with this male. The dreamer had originally imagined this person to be extremely cool. But then decided that this was an absolute exaggeration unsupported by the facts. The entire basis for this person being cool was that he had a very cool name on the Internet. The dreamer thought about this for a short time and realised that this was maybe a common mistake. That you think of someone on the Internet being cool when actually they were probably a computer nerd.

DREAM ANALYSIS Water often symbolises energy and flows of belief. In this case it symbolised the conception that the dreamer made with this other person. But after a bit of quiet reflection the dreamer recognised that this was probably a false perception. The tidal wave can therefor be seen a some thoughts or feelings getting out of hand. They are not supported by the facts of the situation and therefor prone to major changes. They are thoughts that like the waves are changeable and fluid.

Cleopatra Computer dictionary - relevant references
BEACH : " a difference between your feelings and the reality - the dreamer realises he has made an unrealistic assessment of this person on the Internet"
TIDAL WAVE : "an assessment based on feelings - likely to be swept away"

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