I have had three recurring dreams about breast cancer, and it is always the left breast. In the first dream, someone was trying to kill me, then at the end of the dream I expose my breast and say, “I have breast cancer.” In the second dream I was getting ready for work, trying to hide my uneven breasts because of swelling. When I got to work my boss told me I needed to go home because of my diagnosis. I answered that I wanted to work and be normal. In the third dream I was shopping with a friend. While trying on clothes my left breast was exposed. The friend asked what was wrong with my breast. I said “Nothing, it's just a pimple.” She said “D_____, you have breast cancer.”
FELT HOW: Felt it was a warning and I should go get a breast exam.
MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Cancer survivor of 7 years, financial stress. In real life I have no worries so I am shocked by these dreams, I think they are warning me to get a mammogram. I am very intuitive, my gut feelings are usually right. I can't make sense of these dreams any other way except as ESP warnings because it is the same breast and the same diagnosis each time.
STORY LINE: Someone keeps confronting something they do not want to face.
Recurring dreams: Repeated messages that signal something important that needs your attention.
Breast: The actual body part or a symbol of nurturing and love.
Cancer: An illness, something that needs urgent medical attention.
Exposing a breast: Revealing something private, normally hidden.
Told to go home: Instructions to look after oneself; a message that something personal needs attention.
Pimple: Something annoying that does not look good; in this dream, minimizing a problem as a way to run from the truth.
WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:
You are right, it sounds like an ESP warning and dreams about health tend to have direct, literal images as appear in these dreams. Getting a repeated message flags something important and when words are spoken in a dream, the message tends to be literal.
If the dream were symbolic, it would be a message about nurturing and caring more for yourself. You may be someone who gives your love, time and attention to everyone else, yet little to yourself.
BOTTOM LINE: The dream could be symbolic, but it sounds like a heads up and it would be a good idea to see a doctor. Dream warnings often arrive in time to keep the worst from happening.
A CELL PHONE DATE WITH A NEW MAN—THE DREAM:
I dreamed I was on my cell phone speaking with a gentleman as we sat across from one another at the same table. We were looking at one another, having a conversation and laughing all the while on the cell phone, facing each another at the table. Then I smiled at him and he smiled back. I put my hand on the table; he put his gently over mine and smiled with such care, kindness and compassion. We spoke the whole time on the cell phone.
FELT HOW: Happy, content.
MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Interested in this gentleman.
STORY LINE: This is a story about a happy connection between two people.
Cell Phone: Communicating one to one.
At Same Table: Accidentally at same place at same time; a chance encounter.
WHAT IT MEANS:
Whether it is this gentleman or someone new who may come along and show interest, and who has those characteristics, the dream is a heads up that there is a good relationship in your future. Go for it.
However, it may or may not be the actual man that you see in your dream. Sometimes a particular person is a metaphor, e.g. for “a man I’m interested in who works out,” but it’s not about that actual man. In fact, the dream hints of a chance encounter (e.g. at a party or a new work connection), so don’t jump to conclusions and see what happens.
BOTTOM LINE: The dream predicts a new relationship that is a happy connection.
MY HUSBAND IS SHOT—THE DREAM:
In the dream, my husband and I were getting ice cream from an ice cream truck about two blocks from our house. As we walk away a stranger in a grey hooded sweatshirt shoots my husband and another person. The ice cream truck was gone and I couldn't remember how to dial 911. I tried to run but was tied to a long, grey spiral rope that looked like a long key chain and couldn't get away. I was close enough to see the blood on my husband’s t-shirt yet the shooter never caught me.
FELT HOW: Afraid.
MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Age 48, married almost 30 years, no issues.
STORY LINE: A fun time turns into a scary incident that needs serious help.
Ice cream: Can symbolize a light, fun time; or, ice cream can relate to eating foods that put on weight and can cause health stress.
Ice cream truck: How children get a treat; playtime, a fun excursion.
Getting shot: A play on words for “taking a hit,” which may hint at a sudden health condition such as heart trouble, or a sudden change in fortune or responsibilities in career.
Dial 911: Emergency number, suggesting a sudden health condition or the need to cope with an unexpected and huge challenge.
Trying to run: Attempting to get out of harm’s way; a metaphor for seeking a solution.
WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:
Most dreams are symbolic and dreams exaggerate to make a point, so the message may not be about physical danger to your husband. However, we pre-dream everything of importance that happens to us, so a dream like this one can also be an actual warning, whether about health or other challenges.
The dream is a heads up about a sudden negative event that scares you and requires all your coping skills, strength and resources. Sometimes only time can clarify what a dream message relates to, though in this case, there is a strong possibility of a health challenge for your husband. However, it can also be a heads up about career changes, or news about a friend or other family member.
BOTTOM LINE: Pray for whatever fate may have in store; that can make a difference to alleviate or change a circumstance.
GETTING MARRIED—THE DREAM:
I dreamed that my mom was driving us home but she was not driving well, so I take the wheel and start to drive correctly. When I reach my street, two cars block the way, so I shout to one driver to move his car, and he does.
When I reach my house, my ex who is now married, is there. My family is so happy to see him but I pretend not to see him and go inside, watching him from my balcony. He looks at me, too, watching me as if he wants to say something. I am overwhelmed at seeing him because he broke up with me years ago, for someone else.
I go inside and see colorful clothes related to marriage in yellow, green, purple and pink. I ask my sister “What's that?” She teases me but doesn’t explain. I felt I was going to marry him.
FELT HOW: Relaxed seeing him after so many years and felt his love for me in his eyes, but I love my current man, too.
MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Currently I love someone else. The ex broke up with me but is still in love with me and not accepting the break up.
STORY LINE: It is a story about reconnecting with a loved one from the past, which leads to a permanent commitment.
Taking the wheel: Taking control of one’s path, direction.
Driving correctly: Handling something well. In this dream, driving properly is a metaphor of now being able to handle a relationship correctly, which was not true with the ex boyfriend.
Blocking someone's way: What was previously blocked; in this dream, a metaphor for rejection by ex boyfriend, which then blocked dreamer's hopes of getting married.
Shout to move car: Removing the obstacles and impediments in one’s way.
Ex-boyfriend coming back: Love re-enters one’s life.
Items and clothes related to marriage: A prediction of marriage.
WHAT IT MEANS:
The dream is not about your ex-boyfriend. As an ESP dream, it is a heads up that you connect with someone in a way that leads to marriage. The ex boyfriend is a symbol of someone you love and his return is a metaphor for healing the past pain of being rejected, and no longer being rejected. The dream may mirror the intentions of the current man in your life.
BOTTOM LINE: The dream depicts how you have taken control of your destiny and have removed the relationship obstacles in your life (symbol of the bad driver versus a good driver). By clearing the obstacles in your path related to love, you have created the circumstances that now lead to marriage.
The ex boyfriend in the dream is a symbol of the healing that comes by getting married, which heals the past rejection by the ex. The ex may also indicate that your current love is a karmic tie, as a metaphor of "a loved one from the past."
The dream predicts a happy marriage.
HINDU GODDESS KALI—THE DREAM:
My father died a month ago. In the dream, I found myself talking to my dead father on the phone. I was sharing details about a great new school I found run with wonderful discipline and efficiency, even though I finished school a long time ago and have no reason to look for one in my waking life. He did not talk much but asked me to go to my uncle's place and tell him about the new school. I did so.
Because I took a different route to my uncle's home from the usual one, I lost my way. I turned back twice and the second time, I was on a different, colorful path that led to a dead end. There was a room in which a fresh mud statue of the goddess Kali was being painted with vibrant colors. The statue was very beautiful with Rudra Kali in all her glory; she was completely naked and looked absolutely vibrant. I saw the smiling faces of the priests who were working on her statue. I left the room and walked out.
In another segment, I heard my uncle telling me that my mother was ill, she had swollen feet and was very weak. I went to my mother to ask what happened and how she felt. I was irritated at the thought that, first my dad fell sick, forcing me to go through a hard time, and then he died. Now my mom was going to do the same thing.
FELT HOW: Mixture of feelings, pleasant at first, worried about losing my way, happy to see Kali, irritated at mom and then worried about her.
MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Father's sudden death which required me to leave job and move to another city. Anxiety over mother's health and fear of unemployment.
STORY LINE: Someone connects to loved ones and as they do what they must, encounters both great wonder and a glimpse into difficulties.
Dead father: The real person; also, symbol for the strong and loving part of self.
A new school: The school of life; a metaphor for new opportunities and challenges coming your way.
Becoming Lost and losing your way: Unsettled, looking for one’s way in life. Mirrors how you feel as everything in your life is unsettled.
Goddess Kali: Goddess of change and transition; in this dream, a symbol of a transformed, beautiful life that lies ahead for you.
Vibrant colors: A metaphor for an exciting new life that will bring joy.
Naked yet comfortable: Metaphor for feeling truly oneself, finding oneself. If single, hints a happy marriage is part of the new future.
WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:
By listening, your father acts as a support system and also gives direction to help you find your way during this transition. It may also have been an actual visit to bless and support you; such visits by a dead love one are common when there is a bond of love. He may also be a symbol of your own strengths and the values that guide you.
A school is a symbol for the school of life. Your excitement about a new school that runs well tells you that you will soon begin a new job and new life that you will enjoy and that works well.
Losing your way with constant twists and turns mirrors the anxiety and uncertainty you currently feel. It also tells you that the answers will not come overnight; finding the new life will be a process. Yet you come upon something beautiful – the Goddess Kali – who is undergoing a vibrant change, just as you will. That is an assurance that you are on the right track. This scene also hints that keeping to your spiritual roots may be helpful.
The goddess Kali highlights the changes in your future. In the dream she is vibrant and in all her glory, as you will become. Her nakedness represents being able to be fully oneself and if you are single, suggests finding happiness in marriage. In the past, you may not have felt that you could be yourself at work or in life, you may not have felt vibrant. The changes in career and life that lie ahead will bring out those qualities.
However, the portrayal of your future contains a final truth. It tells you that your mother’s soul will choose to leave this earth and join your father, though it does not say when. It could be soon or a few years down the road, only her soul knows. This last segment in the dream invites you to care for her and when the time comes, let her go gracefully, as her choice and fate.
BOTTOM LINE: This is a Signal Dream, one of 27 types of dreams and it signals a wonderful new life. When you are anxious and seek inner guidance, clear dreams arrive to point the way.
REPEATED DREAMS ABOUT BEING PREGNANT—THE DREAM:
I have been dreaming these past two weeks, almost every day, of being pregnant. In one dream I’m at war with mythical creatures, trying to protect my unborn child. In another I am telling my family I am pregnant. In a third, I took a pregnancy test and it came out positive. In another one, people are staring at me because of the belly. In one dream, I am trying to hide my pregnancy. In all the dreams the thought "you are pregnant" is repeating in my head.
MAIN LIFE ISSUES: I have been having unprotected sex and my period is nine days late.
FELT HOW: Getting worried, happy and fearful.
STORY LINE: Someone sees themselves with a consequence they want to hide.
WHAT IT MEANS:
Dreams reflect our actions, thoughts and feelings and reveal their consequences. Plus, we pre-dream everything important that happens. In the light of what you've been doing, the dream can be a heads up that you are pregnant or will be—if you stay on your present course.
I TRY TO REVIVE MY DAD—THE DREAM:
I was told last year that my dad has untreatable cancer. I keep having a dream that I am performing CPR on him but I never see more because I wake up crying.
FELT HOW: Upset.
MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Dad told me about the cancer. Also work, home repair problems.
STORY LINE: Someone keeps trying to help another survive.
Giving CPR: Trying to restore someone’s life, helping another to breath.
Wake up crying: Strong reaction that overshadows everything, feeling bad.
WHAT IT MEANS:
The dream mirrors how you feel - you wish you could turn things around, help him become healthy again, and get him to live. Your head may know this may be impossible, but your heart and feelings keep wanting him to get better and to live, to see his live restored.
At the same time, your dad may represent your own strengths. As you give him CPR, the dream shows that you manage to keep going forward, despite a lot of challenges. It shows you keep finding strength to keep going.
BOTTOM LINE: The dream is a mirror of your feelings; accepting that you will lose a loved one is very difficult and painful. At the same time, the dream comes as an encouragement. This too shall pass.