Dream interpretation - photography,artwork and paintings as dream symbols

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?

KEY WORDS(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I am imagining the worst"
- "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 SYMBOL STUDIES : Real dreams with pictures and photos in them
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 INTERPRETATION 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.

Dream Symbols
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"

THE DREAM I am in what appears to be my doctors old surgery. I am in a new job. I appear to be a doctor. I go into the front room. I start talking to some other doctors. I ask them a question "I know that the one thing I am not allowed to bring is this?" and I hold up a picture of a sinking ship.

THE REALITY The dreamer had realised his health was not very good. He was due to have an appointment to see the doctor the next day. He knew that he had to feel more positive about things and start taking control of his life more.

DREAM INTERPRETATION The dream features a doctors surgery and the dreamer had a doctors appointment the next day. So this dream is likely to be about that appointment and the dreamers feelings about this.

The dreamer is a doctor. That has a clear symbolic meaning. People have to attend to most of their own health needs and so in effect they have to take action to prevent bad health. So being a doctor suggests that he knows the importance of his own actions. That any illnesses he has need to be cured by himself and not by a doctor.

The picture is a clear symbol. Its a sinking ship. The dreamer felt that this meant that he tended to have that "sinking feeling" and that he imagined that any efforts that he had would end up in failure.

Dream Symbols
DOCTOR : "the dreamer is a doctor because he is starting to take control of his own health situation"
PICTURING : "picturing something in your mind - in this case the deamer knew he tended to expect failure"
SAILING SHIP : "the dreamer tends to allow himself to be blown off course - he is vulnerable to poor conditions"
SINKING SHIP: "picturing something in your mind - in this case the dreamer knew he tended to expect failure - he has that sinking feeling"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I know that I am going to have to start looking after my health much more. I let myself get depressed and I need to stop imagining the worst."