At first glance, dreams might be just fictional scenarios our minds make up when we’re sleeping.
But, what if there’s more to them than just stories we tell others, or write about after?
Although there’s no scientific evidence to prove that dreams hold special meaning, for many years they have been studied to promote better self-awareness, and to help us understand what’s bothering us in our everyday lives.
According to Suzanne Bergman, a social worker and dream specialist, “Dreams are a universal language, creating often elaborate images out of emotional concepts.“
Have you been recognizing certain themes you frequently dream about?
Here are 7 common dream meanings.
7. Being lost or trapped
Usually means you’re unsure about what step to take next from a particular circumstance in real life. People who dream about getting lost in the woods, a large building, or any maze-like structure in general often feel overwhelmed and can’t seem to find a way out.
This reflects the mental, physical, financial, or emotional burdens they’re experiencing in real life.