Dream symbol Flood


natural disaster, flood, inundation, water is up to the neck, carrying away, alive

Water as an element is vital for us and on the contrary, too much of it means flooding andsomit threat to existence. This flood can wipe out any life forms if it occurs without control. To protect against such disasters, dams are built along rivers and barriers are erected to keep the flood in check in certain areas and allow it to drain away.

A life-threatening event of this kind can also appear as a dream symbol and it could be that some who have already witnessed such an experience while awake are "favored" in their sleep. For anyone else, this dream image could also involve a restless sleep.

General dream interpretation

In dream interpretation, the element of water is often associated with EMOTIONS and also with the concept of femininity. Furthermore, it symbolizes unconscious energies of the dreamer in question to bring something new into creative realization.

If water appears in the sleep of the dreamer gently flowing, one can interpret something good from it. If, however, the concentrated power of the water appears, which is aggressive and entraining, sweeping away everything that stands in the way, this indicates something threatening.

If the water level rises and floods, it has a border-crossing effect, then it triggers an oppressive situation in the dreamer. This indicates to the person that something seems to threaten him in real waking life. Boundaries are flooded and in order to be able to lull oneself into safety, not to be carried away, action must be taken. This is necessary in the waking world in order to free oneself from the respective fatal situation.

Psychological dream interpretation

The symbol "high water" in the dream represents in the psychological dream interpretation, the rising of danger bringing feelings of the dreamer. Just as the flooding high water floods the borders, feelings inside can overflow.

Flooding of water often causes damage, and at the same time these processed feelings cause conflicts. Usually these feelings of fear are suppressed, which is exactly what causes things to overflow in the first place, and this is reflected in the dream to the person affected as flooding.

In dream research, floods in particular illustrate a link between the unconscious and conscious aspects of the psyche, which have a tendency to take uncontrolled paths.

Spiritual dream interpretation

In the spiritual interpretation of this dream image, the element water stands for the power of life and liveliness. Rising water symbolizes an increase of this potential and symbolizes a spiritual rebirth.


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