Hey fellow dreamers. This week we are going to talk about what part animals play in our daydreams and fantasies. Do you include animals in your dreams? Based on a forum discussion It seems that people who have long running daydreams often include the animals and pets they have in real life. But those who have episodic (thanks to mymendingwall for teaching me that word) daydreams, animals are often missing.
I think this may have to do with what your dreams focus on. I have lots of animals in my life but almost never in my daydreams. But my daydreams focus mostly on human relationships, dialog, and personal interaction. I have made an effort to include a dog, it was effective some what. The dog was included but kept disappearing, I would have to consciously think about including him to get him to reappear. Strange. But almost everything about my MD is strange.
Now horses are easy to include. But they show up as background more then as pets. At least for me. Now there have been times where scary animals have been included. For the fear factor.
Animals in night dreams can have meanings quite different from what the animal really stands for. But in daydreams they seem to be just what they are. For example in a night dream seeing a dog may represent loyalty, where as a dog in your daydream is just, your dog.
Night dream animals
To see animals in your dream represent your own physical characteristic, primitive desires, and sexual nature, depending on the qualities of the particular animal. Animals symbolize the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Thus, to dream that you are fighting with an animal signifies a hidden part of yourself that you are trying to reject and push back into your subconscious. Refer to the specific animal in your dream. To dream that animals can talk represent superior knowledge. Its message is often some form of wisdom. Alternatively, a talking animal denotes your potential to be all that you can be. To dream that you are saving the life of an animal, suggests that you are successfully acknowledging certain emotions and characteristics represented by the animal. The dream may also stem from feelings of inadequacy or being overwhelmed. If you are setting an animal free, then it indicates an expression and release of your own primal desires. To see lab animals in your dream suggest that an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to experiment with your fears, choices, and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself.