by Desiree Cole
Have you ever woken up from a vivid dream wondering, “What in the world did that mean?” You’re not alone! So what exactly could God be telling you in your dreams today? Here are some spiritual interpretations of common symbols.
Dreams about your childhood home could have something to do with your past (i.e. an old memory or issue that needs to be addressed). If your dream takes place in your current home, it may be related to present-day life or even your church. Be sure to pay attention to which room you’re in. For example, a kitchen might represent the heart of a problem or a place of spiritual preparation. Meanwhile, if you’re in the garage, it could mean you’re entering a season of waiting that will require you to be patient with God.
Some people dream of idyllic, sandy beaches that almost seem too good to be true. There’s a reason for that. According to Rev. Frank and Rev. Lynmarie Burg, founders of “The Dreamer’s Institute,” beaches can represent a place between heaven and earth, “where man meets God” or where “eternity meets time.” So if you dream about a beach, it could mean you’re having a “supernatural experience or visitation” with God.
Many people have dreams about taking a test at school. According to The Top 20 Dreams by John Paul Jackson, tests may signal “the dreamer is being tested for the purpose of promotion.” However, if the test is taking place at a school you attended, “it could be that the dreamer is being taught something again.” Make sure to pay attention to what grade you’re in, as it may represent your maturity regarding the matter at hand. If you dream of graduating, God might be showing you that you’re about to move to a higher level of understanding or grow in your training.
If you dream of a car, take note of whether you’re in the driver or passenger seat. These dreams might symbolize the role God has assigned you with a particular task. For example, if you’re the driver of the car, you might be in charge of leading whatever God has entrusted you with. If you’re the passenger, it could mean you will work alongside a group or community on this task.
Depending on the context, dreams about people you know might have nothing to do with them and everything to do with their name. In Dream Language by James W. Goll, he suggests looking up the meaning of the person’s name to gain further insight into their presence in your dream. On the other hand, if you dream of people you don’t recognize, they could be angels!
You might blush at the thought of dreaming about a bathroom, but in God’s language, it’s a very good thing! According to what Jackson reveals in his Top 20 Dreams book, bathrooms could mean you’re about to undergo a “spiritual cleansing.” In other words, there are some things – whether you’re aware of them or not – that need to be “flushed out of your life” before you can grow spiritually.
Different weather patterns can mean different things. Rain might signify you’re about to receive an outpouring from heaven. And, in general, bright white clouds, light, clear water and the feeling of calm in the midst of a storm could all be signs of God’s presence in your life.
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