Have you ever had a dream that made you think about it for at least a day, if not weeks? We all dream, right? Most of the times, we forget what we dreamt even moments after waking up. However, there are dreams that we do remember and they make us wonder do they actually have a deeper meaning or not.
Majority of modern day psychologists and scientists accept dreams as “unsolved mysteries”. It is because there isn’t a single straightforward method to interpret a dream. Regardless of the fact that many psychologists disagree with the current interpretations of dreams, there are many people who firmly believe that dreams have hidden meanings.
So, let’s have a closer look at some of the most common dreams people have and their interpretations by popular books and dream experts/analysts.
Dreams about Falling
It is quite common to have a dream in which you are falling. There is a popular myth about this dream that you will die in real life if you hit the ground in your dream. However, this myth is not true at all.
Some of the most popular dream interpretations of falling dreams are that it is a “red flag” about something not going well in your life. This dream is quite common among people with financial issues, work problems, relationship complications etc. According to the author of The Illustrated Dream Dictionary, Russell Grant, dreams of falling means that you are failing at something that can be your love life, work or others.
Dreams about Dying
It is probably one of the most common dreams that almost everyone has at least once in their lifetime. There is no denying that this is one of the most upsetting dreams because you see the death of someone very close to you or even yourself. A popular interpretation of this dream is that you fear about change or something that is unknown to you.
Another popular meaning of this dream is that there is going to be a beginning of a new chapter in your life. It is also believed that people dream of dying when they feel stuck in their lives.
Dreams about Being Chased
One of the most popular interpretations of this dream is that you are running away from something and not confronting it. Some people believe that this dream is telling you to face your demons instead of running away from them.
Another interpretation is that you have a fear that something or someone will get you and that’s why you are running away to avoid the threat.
Dreams about Being Nude in Public
It won’t be a surprise to know if you had this dream at some point in your life. The most popular interpretation of this dream is that you’re feeling exposed and vulnerable. The dream of being nude in public indicates embarrassment about something that you don’t want others to know, something that you want to remain hidden.
It is important to comprehend that this dream is not about body image; instead, it is your insecurity regarding how the world observes you. All in all, it is about your fear of revealing your weaknesses or imperfections.
Dreams about Taking a Test
According to the author of The Hidden Meaning of Dreams, Craig Hamilton-Parker, this dream symbolizes your hidden fear of failure. It means that you think you are not ready to take on challenges in your life and that’s why you feel unprepared. It also means work stress and a warning that you need to be prepared to take on challenges in your life.