Dreaming is a common phenomena and we all dream. Researchers have found that the majority of us have dreams with similar themes. So if you’ve ever experienced things like flying, falling, showing up late for something important or being chased, you’re not alone. But what do these dreams mean? and why do you keep having them? Psychologists have revealed meanings behind the most common dreams. So, here are 8 common dreams and their meaning.
1. Being unprepared for an exam or showing up late for something important
This is a common recurring dream for people who are always up against a deadline. You might dream of not reaching the exam room on time, of missing the exam date. The meaning of this dreams is that you are feeling tested in some way in your life or you are afraid that you are going to miss out on an opportunity for something bigger. It could also mean that you feel that your life is passing you by or that you are missing out on life.
2. Dreaming about your crush
Your dreams are a reflection of your subconscious thoughts and feelings and dreaming of your crush means that you have strong feelings for them and they are on your mind. Because you’re thinking about them all day long, it makes sense you’d dream about them too.
We have all had falling dreams – it is such a common dream. Falling can mean one of two things: either you are feeling that you have no control over your life and relationships or lacking in support in your waking life. This dreams often occur when you are overwhelmed in life and feel ready to give up. If you have this dream you should evaluate your current situation and try to locate the problem that is overwhelming you.
4. Being chased
You may be surprised to know that this is the most commonly experienced nightmare theme. This could mean that you’re running away from a problem that you’ve been avoiding having to face or something is making you feel threatened. It also indicate that you are feeling anxious or stressed by your duties and responsibilities and you feel the need to run away from it all.
This dream is one of the most pleasant ones as it gives you the feeling of flying. That feeling comes when you feel like you’ve achieved something. You’ve literally lifted yourself to a higher potential or beginning to feel better. We can also get this dream when we have broken free from something that had previously been weighing heavy on us.
6. Being naked in public
As embarrassing as it may sound, this is another very common dream. It symbolizes lack of confidence or fear of being exposed. This dream shows a deep-hidden anxiety about being revealed in front of everyone.
7. Driving or riding an out-of-control vehicle
Vehicles may reflect how much control you feel you have over your life. When you lose control of your dream vehicle then you have lost control of something in your real life so ask yourself what in your life has gotten out of hand lately?
These dreams are the most disturbing of all because the grief we experience in the dream is very real. That being said, death dreams are actually about changes, endings and letting go. It could mean the end of something or the beginning of a new phase. If you dream about someone you love dying, it’s not a warning of what is to come but rather suggests that you are afraid of losing them or maybe your feelings have changed towards them.
The world of dreams is fascinating and scary as well. So the next time you dream and remember it, try to find what it is trying to tell you.