YEAR 2009 - THE YEAR OF SYMBOLS, SIGNS, NUMBERS AND DREAMS.
Dreaming About The Dead or Death News:
Text: Mathew 2:19-20 - "But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life."
When we dream about the Dead: Dead People, Dead Father, Dead Mother, Dead Relative or friends
To dream of the dead, is usually a dream of warning or instruction. If you see and talk with your father or someone of fatherly authority in your life like your Pastor or Bishop, some transaction that instead of bringing you a blessing is about to trigger a curse is about to be made by you. Be careful how you enter into contracts, enemies are around you. Men and women are warned to look to their reputations after this type of dream.
To see your mother, warns you to control your inclination to cultivate fear of any sort that leads to morbidness or death and also when you harbor ill-will towards any one or people around you. But you dream of a dead brother, or other relatives or friends, it denotes that you may be called on for help or charity or aid within a short time, if they have not been calling you and you have been ignoring their calls.
To dream of seeing the dead, living and happy, signifies you are letting wrong influences into your life, which will bring material loss if not corrected by the assumption of your own will force.
To dream that you are conversing with a dead relative, and that relative endeavors to extract a promise from you, warns you of coming distress, unless you follow the advice given you. Disastrous consequences could often be averted if minds could grasp the inner workings and sight of the higher or spiritual self. The voice of relatives is only that higher self taking form to approach more distinctly the mind that lives near the material plane. There is so little congeniality between common or material natures that persons should depend upon their own subjectivity for true contentment and pleasure.
It may happen that sometimes an Angel or some Spiritual Persons we know or have heard about who have died perhaps fifty years or more ago may appear to us in a dream, and if it speaks to us we should pay special attention to what it says, for such a vision is not an illusion or delusion like in the case of Joseph in our text above, and it is possible that a man is as much able to use his reason during the sleep of his body as when the latter is awake; and if in such a case such a soul appears to him and he asks questions, he will then hear that which is true like in the case of Joseph again as concerning the death of King Herod. Through these solicitous (Angelic or Spiritual) beings we may obtain a great deal of knowledge to good or to evil things if we ask them to reveal them to us or if they just went ahead and instructs us. Many persons have had such prayers granted to them. Some people that were sick have been informed during their sleep what remedies they should use, and after using the remedies, they became cured, and such things have happened not only to Christians, but also to Jews, Persians, and heathens, to good and to bad persons.''
A Corpse or the Presence of a Coffin or Burial: This is the end of something - a relationship, an affair or business or whatever. If burial is involved, it means something is being hidden for good or being put away out of sight.
It usually symbolizes anger and confusion that comes about in times of change. If nothing is changing in your life, it may be a clue that a change is needed or that you want to change internally. Fighting with strangers usually represents an internal struggle. Fighting with familiar people may be an extension of daily life and a reflection on your relationship with them. Fighting with animals or beasts usually represents an external struggle with forces outside of you that are resisting the change or changes you are about to make and would want to destroy you if they could. But if the animals or beasts are fighting among themselves it represent those forces outside of you coming together to create confusion around you in times of change. If you don't persevere they would muster enough confusion around you to impede this change or stop you on your track.
Dream Symbols and Their Meaning - A Christian Approach to Dreams from Real Life based on Biblical Patterns:
abandoned - you abandon something that you are detaching your emotions from. You are abandoned, being left out feeling rejected.
abducted - You are being controlled by circumstances or an other's will.
airplane - flying: sense of being on route to your desires, need for a vacation or getting away, Landing: coming back to reality from that desired, grounding your self, the changing situation regarding an ideal or desire. Time to put ideas into action.
alcohol - others drinking, they are out of control, it is an excuse for their behavior, they are not in condition to help you by their own fault, You: possibly drinking too much, its your excuse for you to do something out of the ordinary, or for not performing,
alien - person or situation that is completely foreign to you, you are at a complete loss at how to handle or control a person, circumstances or situation.
alley - a restricted or confining situation that you have to traverse on your journey. Limited options.
alligator - Threatening you: fear of an unpleasant reaction to something you said or did. Not threatening: realization that there are consequences to your actions. Also, that you are prepared to fend off any threats against you. Attacking you: You have suffered repercussions from previous deeds, or are stressed out about it happening soon.
ancient - grounding in the past, things continue to go on in spite of one's fears of the present. A sense of having foundation.
angel & fairy - Spirituality, a messenger of words or showing the way or giving an example. Encouragement that you are not alone. Can be your Higher Self preparing you for a future event.
ant - Little things or events that annoy and irritate you. Lots of diverse activity requiring energy and attention. Little distractions.
anxiety - Your impatience is showing with a desired or feared coming situation, or event that has a measure of suspense.
argument - others: you recognize a conflict between events or people. Unsettled issues. You: Trying to rectify conflict or make up for things left unsaid.
army - An over powering force. No match for anyone. You against all the others.
athlete - Others: represents agility and ability that you recognize. You: You are engaged in doing what you felt you couldn't do. You feel your own ability and agility over circumstances or a situation.
attack - You are attacked: you haven't addressed a conflicting situation. You are attacking: You are fighting back from an injury or offense committed against you.
attic - Secret or hidden thoughts or memories. Discovery of same. Knowledge that is special is being unveiled, Your connection to the Higher Self.
audience - The world around you. Fear of your private feelings or thoughts being discovered. Being under observation or watched.
aura - Around a person or angelic being: Gives divine meaning to what they represent. Special symbol to get your attention.
avalanche - Unable to flee: Stress in life situation is controlling your life. Fleeing and watching: Living under stress while performing your duties and functions.
baby - A new event , happening, beginning for the subject of the dream. Can mean a baby if the dream is about a pregnant person or someone wanting to have one. Wish fulfillment. Fills one's sense of lacking or incompleteness.
basement - Your perceived faults, shortcomings, fear of those with power over you.
bat - Pestering and annoying people and events associated with them. Erratic, and sporadic events.
bathroom - A need to remove certain emotions and beliefs. Remaking oneself into something new.
beach - A place of transition between spiritual and material: emotions and mental tranquility.
bear - Friendly: Support and consoling. Unfriendly: Threatening situation or circumstances from powerful sources, groups or institutions.
bedroom - Sexual meaning, partnership, intimacy, relationship. Has subconscious implications regarding the activities here.
betrayal - Actual betrayals may recur. Suspicions often played out with this theme. May be precognitive in both respects. Represents both love mates, friends and business.
birth - Can be about a real birth. Coming event or new beginning. Rebirth from what was thought to be completed or ended.
bite - Being bitten brings to a close emotions and fears about vulnerability from something threatening or unresolved. The trigger event is signified by what is doing the biting.
blood - A sign of life. Killing scene with blood: Enforces the notion that something is ended or finished.
boat - Spiritual journey. Calm and peaceful: An encouraging report on one's progress. Stormy: Conflicting issues not resolved yet. Can also be signal that emotions are not balanced.
bomb - Unexploded: A fear of a negative future event. Exploded: Recognition that things or a situation has fallen apart.
book - Knowledge to be revealed.
boy - May be relating to one's youth. male). A woman's protective association with her mate. A woman's projection into her future .
bridge - A transition or transformation. Crossing a boundary, or getting from one situation to another. A place where change takes place.
brown - Earthy, common, crude, basic, material, foundation.
burglar - An intruder, unwelcome person or event, loss of something. Being forcibly deprived by someones actions.
burn - The disintegration of something, loss, ending, beyond control. Emotion or anger dissipating,
bus - Going along with everyone else, part of the group, not going it alone.
cage - Restricted, encumbered, restrained, held away from the thing desired.
cars - Cruising along, going somewhere, a journey. Out of control: Not in control of circumstances or of one self
castle - The desires for the self, the person's future, dreams and plans.
cats - A feminine power symbol. Attributes are by image portrayed.
chaos - Observing others: Detachment from their concerns. In the midst of: Dealing with inadequacy to handle one's own situation.
chase - Unresolved circumstances, situation, emotions plaguing you. Can be real fear of being pursued by someone or something.
cheating - Common dream of those who have suspicions real or imaginary about their mates. Some times can be a hint from the subconscious to investigate.
cliff - A place that represents a threat and feeling vulnerable. Falling from: Losing control of oneself or situation.
climb - A struggle to attain a goal or purpose.
closet - Confined in: Feeling limitation regarding one's psyche. Hiding in one: Trying to avoid facing up to one's inadequacies regarding the self.
coffin - A focus upon death and the realm beyond. Removal or detachment from an emotional connection with the person within.
corpse - The end of something. Desire to keep something hidden.
crash - Bringing to an end an emotion or fear that was causing stress in the person. Warning about driving habits.
cry - Release of emotion not related to the action in the dream that caused the crying. Regaining emotional balance.
dance - Brings a sense of bonding with partners.
dark - Attempt to accomplish something with inadequate or insufficient means. Need to be balanced in undertaking.
death - Does not signify death. Means to remove or be removed from a situation, emotions or circumstances. May or may not involve the dead person.
deceased - The deceased often come to comfort those they left behind. :They bring messages and convey the notion that everything is OK.
descend - Getting out of a threatening situation. Migrating to a lower status.
devil - A symbol for fear and evil for those who use this symbol.
direction - Having to choose: The need to make a decision in life. Fork in the road: A choice to be made. Going in: The recognition that one is on a journey of sorts.
doctor - Talking or treating you: Check your self, it may be health related. Someone else: May indicate medical need or focus.
door - Choices to be made. Entry into the unknown. Entering something new. Making a commitment.
driving - You are on a a life or purpose journey and making progress getting there.
drowning - Losing ones emotional control. Situation is out of control. Inability to handle a circumstance or social situation.
earthquakes & volcanoes - Dealing with things out of your control. Unexpected problems or circumstances. May be stress related.
elephant - As a gift: Sense of abundance or prosperity coming. Baby: Good luck or fortune.
elevator - The status and location of your mental and spiritual awareness related to the mind. Slow elevator: impatience to get there. Wrong floor: you haven't found what you are seeking.
eating food - This may be an indicator that the dreamer is concerned about a weight problem or eating disorder. It may be a health warning to draw attention to one's eating habits or weight problem.
enemy - Can be conflicts with one or more subjects. Can be one's own shadow self that you haven't dealt with.
empty - What you expected doesn't exist.
engagement - A future desire. In anticipation of a known coming event. Can be a prophetic message about the future.
escape - Desire to find a way out of a situation or circumstances. A signal that one can escape the thing feared. Confidence that one can overcome problems and enemies.
exam - Being put on the spot to prove oneself in ability, fidelity, loyalty, truthfulness.
extraterrestrial - A sense of being beyond the possibility of understanding. Can be a threat or a sustaining feeling.
face - A person's face may not be that person, but the feelings and emotions associated with it. Can indicate that person or that type of person. With out a face: Pay attention to the dream action and content rather than the person.
falling - Falling or rapidly descending: Fear of a loss of control or of something material.
famous people - Adds the quality with which that person has. Uplifting or negative qualities apply.
farm - Applies to remoteness, security, peace & calm, work.
father - Masculine, authority, strength, A strengthening symbol, or the reverse depending upon view held.
fear - Represents the thing you have to face up to in waking life.
fence - A partition of two symbols or meanings to focus upon. An obstacle. A choice.
finding - Discovery of desires, that which was unknown or lost. A signal to search for an answer to something.
fire - With fear: The disintegration of something, loss, unwanted change. Danger lurks somewhere. With curiosity: Re-think what your options are. A new perspective is needed.
fish - Many little fish: concerns, problems, difficulties that need to be thought about. Swimming with a dolphin: Spiritual meanings, sense of well being, emotions under control. Uplifting.
flying - By yourself: Signal to think positive, all things are possible.
forest - Confused or lost: Difficulty in finding a solution or thinking out a situation. Peaceful: Removal from problems, instills sense of security needed.
fork in the road - Time to make a decision about life direction or other choice.
fox - A situation or personality that requires caution because of possible trickery, deceit.
frog - Mysterious, or magical feeling intended. If it is staring at you: a spiritual significance of being watched. If the dream focus is not on the frog, but something else: it represents another person in your life. It also signifies something is known about you by others, but not known by you.
funeral - The end of something rather than death of a person. An issue or emotion finally being put to rest. May be a replay of a past real event.
gate - Closed: An opportunity for you to decide upon. Open: The beginning of an opportunity to leave your current situation.
gift - To make you feel better about what the gift relates to. Something is coming to you, high expectations.
Giraffe - Something beyond your grasp or understanding. Running away: Loss or defeat because of inability to cope or manage. Coming at you benignly: you recognize a challenge that can overwhelm you. Charging at you: you are beginning to panic because of unprepared mess. If focus is upon its throat: possible health related to throat problem.
God - Pay attention to details and meanings about yourself and your spiritual progress in life. If God is there but not the focus: the dream content has an important message for you. If God is the focus: try to remember your feelings during that part of the dream for clues to the meaning.
graduation - Completion and accomplishment recognized. Ready to go on to the next stage or level of life.
grandparents - Encouragement and sustenance instilled. Their house: Need to regain peace and tranquility in life.
grave - Reminder of things past and completed. Draw opinions conclusions from other symbols.
groom or bride - Desire to marry. Face of fiance': Reassuring. Face of a non- candidate friend: Patience required. Faceless: no prospective partner there yet.
gun - Self with gun: Ready to assert one's will over the subject. Gun threatening you: Others wishing to assert their will over you. You are encouraged to take action about something and not remain complacent.
hair - Own hair falling out: Sense of having no control over a situation. Other's hair, seeing them as losing stature or importance in one's view. Real hair problem: Continuation of same.
health - Here are some points to consider being a possible signal that there is a health situation to be dealt with: Any focus upon a body part. Exaggerated size or color; Extreme feelings. Swallowing or choking, vomiting. When there is a demonstration of these on another faceless person that you are observing. It's best to be safe and investigate.
heaven - A spiritual meaning. A message from God or the Higher Self. Progress, status and direction in life can be made evident here.
hide - Trying not to face situations, desire to protect one self and avoid consequences. Continues suspenseful situation in life.
hill - Below it: More energy needed in a situation to get a resolution. On top of it: Achieved objective; feeling satisfied. Time to make new plans.
house - You, your psyche, intellect, mind, spirituality. How you perceive yourself in light of the things that go on here.
illness - Being unable to perform the action desired. An excuse to not do something. May be a sign of a real illness and should be investigated.
injury - You are injured: You may have been offended or emotionally hurt. You inflict injury: Signal that you are doing same to another person.
intruder - Someone or something has interfered with your peace of mind by forcing a situation upon you.
invisible person - Person: Can be presence of one's Higher Self lending strength and comfort. Power: Something in your life that you haven't been able to rationalize.
island - Seeking a refuge away from life situation. Feeling displaced and isolated from everything.
journey - The journey through one's life in a spiritual sense. The sense of making progress in spiritual things. From one part of a dream to another: Change of one dream purpose to another focus.
kidnapped - Forced to be involved in things not of one's choosing that are forced upon the person by outside circumstances.
kill & murder - You kill: You are fighting back against your fear or desire to eliminate something from your life. You are killed: You are removed from your emotions and feelings caused by the situation you are in.
kissing - Someone you like and want: wish fulfillment. A faceless person: your basic desire being met. Someone you know casually and not romantically: recognition of harmonious vibrations. A celebrity: trying to boost your self worth. Adulterous passionate overtones: If you already have a mate, it may be time to spice up the romance. If you don't, its wish fulfillment.
knock - Loud knock on a door: You are becoming aware of spiritual truths and are reaching a new level of understanding. You are aware of certain spiritual powers that you have.
lake - Observing peacefully: Your emotions are under control and you know it. Drowning in it: You have lost control of your emotions. Wading of swimming: A sense of spiritual peace surrounds you.
lightening & thunder - Afraid: Fear of a power beyond your control. Enjoying: Control of life's situation and recognition of a greater power that helps you.
love - Loving one's mate: Solely for your pleasure. Loving your ex mate you still want: Helping you to feel better. Loving your ex mate you don't want: Time to over come your negative emotions against them. Loving a friend or stranger when you are happily married: Your romance is getting too routine, time to spice it up a bit.
marathon - An ongoing situation or circumstance that a person is undergoing. A sign that the person can persist to get a result.
marriage - No fiancé: Its your desire. With a fiancé: you are anticipating the event. To a non-candidate: Meeting of the minds to work together.
money - Winning or finding: Makes your financial situation easier to deal with. May be a precognitive signal. Raise your expectation, something is in the air.
monkey - One who is not under your control. Qualities of a monkey applied to a person as an excuse for their behavior.
monster - Different forms of monsters for diverse fears. To force you to face your fears.
mountain - On top: Sense of having arrived or having accomplished something. Below: Prepare for a challenging effort needed to over come a problem or situation.
mud - A situation that has no clear solutions or understanding at the moment.
mummy - A person you know: Helps you accept their passing. One that walks and talks: Death is not the end. Nor is the end of something, the end of it either.
naked - Northerners: The covers probably came off during the night. Other things: You are not prepared for something. You are in the public's eye often.
name - Hearing your name: Your Higher Self or one from the spiritual world touching in with you. Draws attention to others in your life beyond the physical world. Makes you aware of your uniqueness.
ocean - Deepest foundation in a spiritual sense. The source and depth of spiritual feeling.
pain - Transfers emotional pain to the physical. Regarding body parts, a possible health related situation that should be investigated.
paradise - Refreshes the soul spirit. A vacation from the physical and material world. A reminder of better things.
paralysis - Often felt during lucid dreaming and when someone wants to move physically in a dream. Can also represent one's inability to function in a given situation.
police - Authority figures add sense of protection or rescue. Can also provide sense of impending punishment.
pregnancy - Desire a baby: You may be pregnant or its giving you what you want so you don't feel wanting. Don't want a baby just yet or you are a virgin: The dream is satisfying your instinct to have one. Someone else may be pregnant.
quicksand - A trap from which one may not easily escape. A sense that you are losing and can't overcome your problem.
rain - You are trying to overcome an emotional issue with someone or something.
rape - You feel used or your integrity violated by someone or circumstances that was forced upon you.
Rat - Non - threatening: Indicates that something doesn't make sense, is deceptive, is wrong or amiss, isn't fair. Threatening or attacking you: you are in the midst of a situation that involves the previously mentioned meanings. May represent disease if the dream is one about health or well being.
ring - Symbol of commitment when involved with a candidate for marriage. Can also be any other type of commitment. A sense of completeness.
river - Creates a focus on the feelings and emotional content of the dream.
school - A place where one works out situations with a feeling of being on familiar ground, a controllable situation. Can resolve issues never done in school or use those old solutions to apply to current situation. For teens it’s the backdrop for many social issues.
scream - A response provoked by many dreams to get someone to externalize with held emotions.
search - Search and not find: Instills the need to find something that is lacking within. Can be spiritual or need for self-examination. Search and find: Signal of accomplishment and self-capability.
sex - The most powerful instinct in the human psyche. Satisfy a natural desire when sex is absent in waking life. With someone you like platonically: Affirming a close relationship. With someone you do not like: Time to moderate those negative feelings about them. With the same sex: Can be yourself dealing with your male/ female counterpart. The part of you that you don't like.
shadow - Your own shadow: Your higher Self participates with you. Your counterpart (shadow) personality that you are trying to integrate with.
shark - Emotional threat to self or other person.
shower - Cleansing one self from things that affect the emotions. Relief from stressed emotions.
sign - Things that appear to you as a "sign" require paying attention to. There may be a message there for you.
sinking - Sense of losing the battle to provoke one to fight on.
size - Exaggerated sizes of things are to get your attention. Examine them in detail.
sliding - Instills a sense of instability and tenuousness related to the subject involved.
snake - An recurring issue that has not been resolved yet. Can involve treachery or sense of betrayal.
spaceship - Fearful: Overpowering and puzzling situation or circumstances that makes no sense to you. Happy: Feeling that you have help that is out of this world, there is more than the material powers in the current civilization.
spider - Little annoying or irritating things that are left undone. Can be a fear of gossipy things said about you - or the consequences of gossip you engaged in regarding someone else.
spirits or ghosts - Connections with another world. Fear: You need to address your fears about death or of the unknown. Vivid images of family members contain messages for you. Spirit images of loved ones try to console those they left behind. Negative spirits challenge you to address your fear, chase them away and you won.
stairs - Take you to another level of understanding or progress in your spiritual, emotional or material life.
stalker - The thing left undone or being avoided wants to be addressed.
steal - You steal: A bit of dishonesty comes to your attention. Someone steals from you: Dealing with your own loss of material or emotional belongings.
swim - At peace and comfortable with one's emotions. Things are under control.
teeth - Falling out: Loss of control over certain aspects of one's life. Powerlessness, unable to influence things or the outcome of things important. Loss of self-esteem in a situation or a chronic problem.
telephone - Can't hear the voice: You are out of touch with the subject. You can't speak: You may have nothing to say or lack the skill to say something. The notion of a telepathic message or spiritual communication.
tidal wave - Overcoming you: Your emotions about to become out of control regarding circumstances in life. Dodging it: You are maintain emotional control while facing your stressful situation.
toilet - Sitting on one: Trying to remove memory or stress from embarrassing situation.
tornado - Being overwhelmed by work or circumstances. You are stressed out. If you are overtaken: Things are out of control in your life. If you escape from or avoid it: You are stressed but can handle the situation.
train - A journey in life with someone else in control of the itinerary.
train - Don't work. Loss of control. Applying them: bringing something under control.
unfaithful - Your mate: Suspicion deserved or un-deserved of the mate. Your self: Possibly a desire you have. Happy with the relationship: A signal to reaffirm the commitment.
voice - May be a message for you. The Higher Self is getting your attention.
wedding - A desire fulfilled if there is no ready mate. Preparing your mind set for the future. Prior to actual wedding: To be expected.
window - A point to focus upon a particular subject.
wolf - Peaceful: Coexistence with a threatening situation. On the prowl: Warning to be alert for treachery or loss.
Please send all your comments, corrections or observations to me - Prof. M. Joe Omeokwe - Senior Pastor - Vineyard Int'l Church, Bronx, NY.